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Butternut squash is a winter squash that is high in vitamin A.
News you can use from the Rapides 4-H Office regarding upcoming events and educational programs.
The Field Day will be held Thursday, October 18 2018 at the the State Emergency Evacuation Shelter. Read more.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
This is a newsletter provided by the LSU AgCenter for livestock and row crop producers in Central Louisiana.
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Looking for a good tomato recipe? Here is a tasty creole tomato vinaigrette with a little kick of spice...
This recipe was prepared using locally grown fresh sugar snap peas.
This Louisiana Seafood Lassagna was featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5 in March 2018.
With St. Patrick’s day and the Lenten season upon us, why not GO GREEN when it comes to gumbo? Read more.
The Parish and District Livestock Shows will be held in Alexandria, LA at the Dewitt Livestock Facility on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 thru February 3, 2018.
This article contains a list of the Pesticide meetings scheduled for 2018.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5 for October 2017.
The annual 4-H Sweet Potato Sale is underway. Click here to learn more.
This Maple & Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with avocado oil marinade was featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5. (September 2017)
Participants learn how to use the new electric pressure cooker.
Information provided on the 2017 Open Shows for the Rapides Parish Fair.
These classes will focus on the basics of using the new electric pressure cookers.
If you want to make this well-known New Orleans Jazz Festival Crawfish dish, right now is a great time to stock up on peeled tail meat.
Asparagus is plentiful right now so you will most likely find it at your local farmers market and grocers. Read more.
The article tells how to cook Louisiana Red Beans and rice safely in an electric pressure cooker.
Form provided to input 4-H Service Hour
Information is provided on the annual Penny King and Queen Contest.
The new year is upon us and if one of your goals for 2017 is to shed a few pounds and improve your health – rethink your breakfast. Click here to learn more.
Results and images from the 4-H Fall Food Festival are posted here.
While 2016 will go down in history as a year of vast flooding, it will not go down as a year without LA Sweet Potatoes! Read more.
The 4-H Food Festival will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Alexandria Mall in Alexandria, LA. Read more.
The Rapides Parish 4-H Office will offer workshops to 4-H'ers during the holidays November 21-23, 2016. Learn more.
Little Foodie Fridays will be held at the LSU AgCenter for 3 Friday sessions. Read more.
A Sheep and Goat Clinic will be held November 23-24, 2015, at the Dewitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria, Louisiana. Click here for details.
The Rapides 4-H Youth Development Program is selling sweet potatoes. Click here for all the details.
Many 4-H youth from Rapides Parish experienced success at the 101st annual 4-H University held on the LSU-Baton Rouge campus in mid-June.
This newsletter provides information to Rapides Parish 4-H members about activities, events and deadlines for the 2015-2016 4-H school year.
The 14th Annual Dean Lee Research and Extension Center Row Crop Field Day was held on Thursday, July 9, 2015. View images from that event.
The Rapides Parish 4-H Achievement Day was held on March 28, 2015 held at the State Evacuation in Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Rapides Parish 4-H Club will offer three contests: Beef Poster Contest, Bookmark Contest and Crazy Hat Contest. Read on for more details and rules.
The 2015 Rapides Parish 4-H Achievement Day contests will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the hurricane evacuation shelter. The PDF attachment has contest rules information. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
Shrimp Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes featured on Jambalaya, News Channel 5 for February 2015.
The 2015 Central Louisiana Garden Expo will be held April 10-11, 2015 at the State Evacuation Center. Read more.
Recipe for Louisiana Sweet Potato & Spinach Bisque featured on Jambalaya - January 2015
Recipe for Black-Eyed Pea and Collard Green Soup featured on Jambalaya - January 2015
The 4-H Winter Food Festival will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Alexandria Mall. Click here for more details.
This year’s 4-H Challenge Camp is slated for March 6-8, 2015. Click here to learn more.
This article contains information, dates, times and requirements for the Parish, District and State Shows.
The Rapides Parish 4-H Food Festival will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Alexandria Mall. Click here for details.
These monthly newsletters provide information to Rapides Parish 4-H members about activities, events and deadlines for the 2014-2015 4-H school year..
Rapides Parish 4-H youth took honors this year at the 100th 4-H University held in Baton Rouge, June 17-20, 2014.
Quincy Cheek will show viewers how to make a healthier version of their recipes on KALB News Channel 5.
The 2014 Central Louisiana Garden Expo was held Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th at the Evacuation Shelter located on Hwy. 71 South in Alexandria, LA. Read more...
Recipe featured on Jambalaya for Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs for May 2014
The 4-H Central Region Commodity Cookery Contest was held March 25, 2014 in Alexandria, Louisiana. This post contains images and the 1st thru 3rd place results from each contest.
Results from the 2014 Winter Food Festival held at the Alexandria Mall on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
A list of upcoming Lunch and Learn Meetings for the Spring months in Rapides Parish.
The 2014 Central Louisiana Garden Expo will be held April 11-12, 2014 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria, Louisiana. Click here to learn more.
The 2014 Central District Livestock Show was held January 30-February 1, 2014 in Alexandria, Louisiana. View images from this event.
Rapides Parish is having an Art Contest. Categories include 4-H Beef Poster, 4-H Bookmark and 4-H Photo Contests. Click here to learn more.
Quincy Cheek is featured in a cooking segment produced by Southern University AgCenter.
This year’s 4-H Challenge Camp is slated for February 28—March 2, 2014
Information is provided to 4-H'ers regarding 4-H State Scholarships
This posting contains images and results in the 4-H and FFA Livestock Shows.
These monthly newsletters provide information to Rapides Parish 4-H members about activities, events and deadlines for the 2013-2014 4-H school year.
This report provides information on funding sources, program highlights for the area, and local issues that are being faced by the parish through the Extension Service.
4-H and FFA exhibitors from across Louisiana took part in the 7th annual 4-H Goat Educational Trip in Oklahoma, July 21-26, 2013. View images from event.
This article tells about the thought process that goes into planting trees.
The posting contains information on premiums and categories for the Rapides Parish Fair.
This clinic and Livestock Show is a activity and the LSU AgCenter. Click here for more information on this event.
The Rapides Parish Extension Office planted a pumpkin patch during the 4th of July holiday.
The fall series will highlight agricultural commodities grown in Central Louisiana and across the state.
The 2013 4-H Achievement Day was held on April 6, 2013 at the State Evac Shelter.
This article provides information on the mayhaw and recipes from the 2013 Louisiana Mayhaw Association's Cookoff.
This article provides images from the 2013 Commodity Cookery Contest held at the Alexandria Mall for the Central Region.
Recipe for Beef Burgundy featured on News Channel "Jambalaya" for March 2013.
Images from the 2013 Cause We Care Fair held at the Alexandria Mall in Alexandria, Louisiana.
The 2015 Cenla Forestry Forum will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the LSU AgCenter's Evacuation Shelter. Click here for more details.
This posting contains information from the 2013 Central District Livestock Show including champions and images from the event.
Link to information on the 2014 Parish and District Shows
Recipe for Cabbage Soup featured on Jambalaya 2013
This article provides consumers information on the many benefits of citrus in your diet.
Links to results from the 2012 4-H Livestock Division
Results from the 2012 Rapides Parish Fair 4-H Arts and Craft Divisions. It also includes Tractor Driving and Dog Show Results.
Sweet Potato Cheesecake Recipe featured on Jambalaya "News Channel 5" for November 2012
The Baa-Hop Winter Classic Rabbit and Goat Show will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Click here for more details.
Results of the first through third place winners in the Adult Division of the Rapides Parish Fair.
This article features Rapides Parish AgCenter "Team Lou" fundraising efforts for breast cancer awareness.
Images from the 2012 Queen's Contest held at the Sai Convention on Saturday, October 22, 2012.
Shooting Sports enrollment is underway. Call the Rapides Parish 4-H office for details.
It is time to think about broiler chick orders for the 2014 spring broiler show. The 2014 LSU Junior Broiler Show will be a straight run show. Exhibitors will be allowed to show one pen of pullets and/or one pen of cockerels. An entry must consist of three (3) broilers (either three pullets or three cockerels). Order forms are due at the Rapides 4-H office by November 8, 2013.
The National 4-H Council announced the launch of the fall 2013 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC).
This newsletter provides information to Rapides Parish 4-H members about activities, events and deadlines for the 2012-2013 4-H school year.
This link provides information on aids to help in harvesting cotton crops.
The 2013 Open Poultry Show will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Click here for more details.
Quincy Cheek, FCS Agent, will conduct several Lunch & Learn meetings in the upcoming months. Click to here for more information.
Highlights from the 2012 Kid Chef Nutrition Camp held July 25-27, 2012.