ANR Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

Diane M. Martin  |  6/9/2012 12:39:17 AM

Jackson Parish ANR Advisory Committee
Minutes
May 31, 2012
5:30 pm

Present: Clay Osbon, Robert Moore, Bobby Greer, Lee Joe, Cathy Judd (LSU AgCenter), and Jason Holmes (LSU AgCenter)

Issues identified:

  • Building the 4-H Youth Livestock program – there is currently not an active club, nor facilities for hosting events
  • Conduct seminars and workshops involving chemicals – availability, restrictions, use, application
  • Conduct gardening workshops and seminars – education regarding ornamental and produce varieties
  • Pursue property in a central part of the parish for demonstration plots (gardening, grasses, fruit trees, etc.) that could be used for education
  • Information being collected at Hill Farm broiler demonstration houses needs to be disseminated – utilize seminars and emails to disseminate information

How can AgCenter address:

  • Electronic dissemination of information (email, Facebook, etc.)
  • Address chemical usage seminars with lunch and learn programs
  • Workshops and seminars for Jackson Parish clientele- chemical usage, livestock, horticulture topics
  • Encourage participation in Master Gardener programs
  • Other dissemination techniques – radio, newspaper, flyers in feed stores, Chamber of Commerce, emails to active groups
  • Work with neighboring parishes (either Winn or Lincoln) to provide place for youth 4-H members to show their livestock. After building club, address Police Jury about constructing pavilion near rodeo arena and reestablish parish fair
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