LSU AgCenter Announces 10th Annual Mayhaw Conference Field Day

Lou Altazan-Brown, Pyzner, John R., Coolman, Denise

News Release Distributed 04/08/05

POLLOCK – Mayhaw growers can learn the latest research about producing their crops during the 10th Annual Mayhaw Conference and Field Day slated for April 30 at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock.

Dr. John Pyzner, an LSU AgCenter horticulturist, said events will begin with check-in/registration at 8:15 a.m. The field day is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Mayhaw Association.

"We have a very informative day planned," Pyzner said. "We will have speakers who will cover topics ranging from economics to pest control and from marketing to grant opportunities for growers."

There also will be a discussion on mayhaw variety differences in antioxidants and presentations concerning growing mayhaws in Southwest Louisiana and the Stark’s Mayhaw Festival. A mayhaw grower also will share his experiences and what he has learned by growing mayhaws.

Cost of the conference is $25 for members of the Mayhaw Association, which includes $15 for membership dues for 2005 and $10 for lunch. The cost for members’ spouses is $10. Nonmembers may attend for $15.

Advanced registration is requested by April 18. To register, go to , or send registration forms and checks to Louisiana Mayhaw Association, P. O. Box 382, Jackson, LA 70748. Call (225) 921-5775 for more information.

A mayhaw cooking contest also will be held during the conference. If interested, contact LSU AgCenter agent Lou Altazan-Brown at (318) 627-3675.


                Lou Altazan-Brown at (318) 627-3675 or
                John Pyzner at (318) 644-5865 or
                A. Denise Coolman at (318) 644-5865 or

4/22/2005 8:43:13 PM
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