James Villegas, an LSU AgCenter entomologist, helps farmers manage insect problems.
Becoming a horticulturist was not Kiki Fontenot’s plan when she first arrived at LSU.
Tristan Watson studies nematodes — tiny organisms that many people don’t realize even exist, but that can have major ramifications in agriculture.
In his new role, Luke Laborde is drawing on his past to help shape the future of agriculture in Louisiana.
The main focus of the rice breeding program has always remained on Louisiana rice farmers and their needs.
When Ashley Edwards joined the LSU AgCenter in December 2019 as an extension agent and coordinator of livestock programs, she was eager to hit the road.
Evelyn Watts gets to combine three of her favorite things in her job: people, seafood and traveling.
(01/29/21) At the LSU AgCenter, this time of year is livestock show season — the culmination of months of hard work for 4-H and FFA members
As a child, Nathan Lord enjoyed going outside and collecting insects. Beetles were his favorite.
LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Trey Price is arming farmers with ways to fight plant diseases.
What makes a sweet potato a sweet potato? Arthur Villordon has spent his career trying to answer this question.
Soil dwellers such as bacteria, fungi, ants, nematodes and earthworms work together to break down organic matter like crop residue and the nutrients it contains
(10/10/19) Growing up surrounded by farms Matt Foster knew from an early age that he wanted to one day be part of the agriculture industry.
Horses have always been a big part of Erin Oberhaus’ life. Raised on a farm in southeast Missouri, she grew up in a family that participated in barrel racing.
Many Louisiana gardeners and horticulture professionals know Raj Singh simply as “the plant doctor.”
Michael Polozola got an early start in horticulture. Growing up in Greenwell Springs near Baton Rouge, he participated in camellia shows.
(01/14/20) Pine trees are an important natural resource in Louisiana, fueling the state’s multibillion-dollar timber industry and providing wildlife habitat.
Don La Bonte has bred lots of sweet potato varieties in his three-decade career with the LSU AgCenter, including several big hits with the industry.
Eva Davis teaches school and community groups about healthy eating, food safety, exercise and other topics through EFNEP.