Participants in Louisiana Master Farmer Program may have financial assistance available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to implement conservation practices on their land.Ernest Girouard
, LSU AgCenter coordinator of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program
, said the program, which began in 2001, consists of three phases.
“First, there’s the classroom instruction phase on environmental stewardship,” Girouard said. “Then, attendance at Model Farm Field Days, which include on-farm viewing of implemented, commodity-specific conservation practices.
Finally, the producer develops and implements a farm-specific conservation plan on his or her own farm.”
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