Rustum Girouard

Title Coordinator, Louisiana Master Farmer Program
Department Southwest Region
E-mail EGirouard@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 1373 Caffey Rd
Rayne, LA 70578
Phone 337-788-7547
Fax 337-788-7553

1. Jeong, C., Girouard, E. Evaluation of recycled tailwater quantity and quality on soil nutrients, soil salinity, soil moisture distribution, and cotton yield in Northwest Louisiana, Cotton Incorporated, 01/01/2015 – 12/31/2016, $5,000

2. Jeong, C., Girouard E., Syam Dodla, and Blair Buckley. Evaluation of Recycled Tailwater Irrigation of Soil Nutrients, Soil Salinity Distribution and Soybean Yield in Louisiana, LA Soybean & Grain Research & Promotion Board, 04/01/2016 – 3/31/2015, $18,700

3. Jeong, C., Girouard, E., Syam, D., Adusumilli, N. Demonstration of integrated on-land and off-land best management practices to mitigate nonpoint source pollution in agricultural watersheds in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river basin, EPA Gulf of Mexico Program, $298,824. Pending.

4. Girouard E., Changyoon, J. Master Farmer Program Outreach to Commodity Groups on Waters of the U.S.; 07/01/2014 - 07/01/2015, $25,000

5. Girouard E., Changyoon, J. To evaluate how the circular irrigation practices impact on nutrient recycling in rice and soybean fields, and improve water quality through the reuse of irrigation system. EPA Gulf of Mexico Program, 07/16/2014 - 04/30/2016, $100,000

6. Lavergne, T., Holmes, J., LeBlanc, B., Branch, B., Girouard, E., Landreneau, D. On-Farm Environmental Reviews of Commercial Poultry Farms in Louisiana. On-Farm Environmental Reviews of Commercial Poultry Farms in Louisiana. 01/01/2013 – 1/01/2016, $77,997

7. Girouard, E., Morgan, D., Hendrix, D.; Hogan, A., Louisiana Master Farmer Program Support. 03/05/2016, $105,000

8. Owens, W., Girouard, E., Lavergne, T., Morgan, D., Colyer, P., Holmes, J. Innovative Demonstrations and Training to Enhance Implementation and Compliance with Best Management Practices for Poultry. NRCS CIG, 07/01/2013 – 06/30/2015, $72,614

9. Changyoon Jeong and Ernest Girouard, Red River Research Station, Louisiana State University. Evaluation of the Quality of Diverted Water from the Red Bayou for Irrigation in Northwest Louisiana. Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute. Oral Presentation 2/17/2016

10. Girouard, E. Use Circular Irrigation in controlling Nonpoint Pollution and Nutrient Management, Water Quality Sampling in Bayou Chene, 1st Stakeholder’s Meeting, 9/17/2015, LSU AgCenter. Oral Presentation

11. Girouard, E. LSU AgCenter, Use of Circular Irrigation in Controlling Non-point Pollution and Nutrient Management, Public Workshop on Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, University of Lafayette, 10/19/2015. Oral Presentation

12. Girouard, E. and C. Jeong. LSU AgCenter, Development of best management practices for the reuse of agricultural runoff as irrigation water in rice- soybean production systems. 2016 UCOER/NIWR annual Conference, Oral Presentation

13. Jeong, C. and Girouard, E. LSU AgCenter Edge of field study on phosphorus runoff losses from sugarcane fields under different management practices. 2016 UCOER/NIWR annual Conference, Oral Presentation

Education:

Ph.D., 1968; Louisiana State University; Dairy Science—Animal Nutrition

M.S., 1964; Louisiana State University; Dairy Science—Animal Nutrition

B.S., 1962; Louisiana State University; Dairy Science

Experience:

2008-Present: Coordinator – Louisiana Master Farmer Program

2006-2008: Country Agent – Louisiana Master Farmer Program

1979-2006: Rice and Crawfish Farming Operation

1967-1979: Animal Nutritionist – Allied Mills

  • 2015 - MFP Denver T. & Ferme Loupe Extension Team Award
  • 2015 – LMFP Governor’s 2015 Conservation Education Award
  • 2014 – USA Rice Federation Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award
  • 2014 – BVP Leadership Efforts – Visionary Symposium Chair
  • 2014 – LCAAA & NACAA Achievement Award
  • 2012 – USA Rice Federation Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award
  • 2007 – Guy Caire Memorial Award (Conservation)
  • 2006 – Master Farmer Certificate of Completion
  • 2004 – LSU Ag. Alumni Association - Outstanding Alumni Award
  • 2001 – LACD Area IV Outstanding Conservation District Supervisor Award
  • 2001 – LACD - Outstanding State District Supervisor Award
  • 2000 – Rice Farming Magazine - LA Rice Farmer of the Year - Rice Outlook Conference
  • 1999 – International Rice Festival - Rice Farmer of the Year
  • 1991 – Woodmen of the World - Conservation Award

Membership: Gamma Sigma Delta, Sigma XI, Alpha Zeta, SWCS

  • Louisiana and National Associations of Conservation Districts
  • Vermilion Soil and Water Conservation District
  • LCAAA & NACAA
  • National and State Soil and Water Conservation SocietyGamma Sigma Delta
  • LSU & LSU Ag Alumni
  • Farm Bureau
  • Louisiana Environmental Education Association
  • NRCS State Technical Advisory Committee
  • Louisiana Soil and Water Conservation Commission
  • Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association
  • Vermilion River Alliance
  • Advisory Council Tulane University Nitrogen Reduction Challenge
  • University Delegate of the Universities Council on Water Resources.

  • Instructor – Department of Dairy Science, Louisiana State University 2/01/1964 –8/01/1965
  • Taught Graduate Dairy Cattle Physiology 143. The endocrine system as related to reproduction, growth, and function of domestic animals and physiology of milk secretion (4 credit hours)
  • Dairy Seminar 151 & 152 – Reports and discussions of current scientific investigations (1 credit each)

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