(Distributed 01/27/05) This year’s Louisiana strawberry crop started coming in a little earlier than usual, and officials say the state’s farmers are hoping for a good crop.
(Distributed 01/28/05) The third annual Louisiana Food Processors Conference and exposition has been set for Feb. 16-17 at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Conference Center in Baton Rouge.
(Distributed 01/28/05) Young people from across Louisiana gathered for a fun-filled weekend to learn sewing skills, develop creative talents and practice leadership skills during fashion camp at the Grant Walker 4-H Education Center Jan. 21-23.
(Distributed 01/27/05) Greenhouse tomato growers will learn how to grow more profitable crops during the LSU AgCenter’s 9th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Seminar slated for Feb. 25.
(Distributed 01/27/05) What critter has no name, eats rice plants and has the potential to make farmers see red? The answer, according to Dr. Boris Castro, LSU AgCenter entomologist, is a tiny fly.
(Distributed 01/27/05) What critter has no name, eats rice plants and has the potential to make farmers see red?
(Distributed 01/13/05) An LSU AgCenter volunteer has received national recognition for her work in the Louisiana 4-H youth development program.
(Distributed 01/14/05) Americans are opening their hearts and wallets, generously giving millions of dollars to relief effort in the countries pummeled by the recent tsunami in southern Asia.
(Distributed 01/14/05) "I’m here to try to get an overview of what is coming in the way of markets, how the U.S. market is perceived around the world," said Tommy Ellett of Angelina Plantation in Monterey, La.
(Distributed 01/20/05) Interest is keen in new rice varieties being released for seed production this year by the LSU AgCenter’s Rice Research Station.
(Distributed 01/20/05) More than 50 graduates of the Master Cattle Producer program received diplomas at a ceremony held Saturday (Jan. 15) during the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association convention here.
(Distributed 01/20/05) The LSU AgCenter gained additional support for its Louisiana House educational project Thursday (Jan. 20) – as construction on the facility progresses and its opening to the public is anticipated later this year.
(Distributed 01/21/05) The LSU AgCenter will have a $1 million endowed position in cotton production as the result of industry donations honoring a man who was one of the driving forces in Louisiana cotton production.
(Distributed 01/25/05) Thousands of youth and adults learned about Louisiana agriculture after they traveled down the LSU AgCenter’s Ag Alley this past weekend (Jan. 21-22).
(Distributed 01/26/05) Leaders of the rice industry this week urged Louisiana producers to persevere but brace themselves for possible price support cuts.
(Distributed 01/25/05) Thousands of youngsters from across the state are working toward competing in the LSU AgCenter’s 70th annual Livestock Show Feb. 5-12.
(Distributed 01/25/05) The LSU AgCenter will host the Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium July 19-20 at the Lod Cook Conference Center and Hotel on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.
(Distributed 01/24/05) Extracting vitamin E from rice bran may become more cost effective and provide an expanded market for the rice byproduct if research in the LSU AgCenter’s Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering proves out.
(Distributed 01/21/05) The LSU AgCenter will provide the latest information for cotton producers in the state as it hosts the 2005 Louisiana Cotton Forum Feb. 3 in Monroe.
(Distributed 01/05/05) It may be only the beginning of January, but the crawfish season already is off to a good start, according to LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist Dr. Greg Lutz, who predicts an abundant crop this year.
(Distributed 01/06/05) Youth and adults will have a new path of learning to travel when they visit Ag Alley at Northeast Louisiana Ag Expo 2005 Jan. 21-22 at the Monroe Civic Center.
(Distributed 01/06/05) Canadian officials recently confirmed a case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, also known as "mad cow disease," in an Alberta dairy cow little more than a year after a cow in the state of Washington was diagnosed with the disease – the only U.S. case so far.
(Distributed 01/11/05) Rice farmers across South Louisiana recently returned to school for lessons in the latest techniques of planting, pest control, fertilizer applications and fighting diseases.
(Distributed 01/11/05) Corn, rice and soybean producers will get the latest information needed to grow productive crops at two forums hosted by the LSU AgCenter in February.
(Distributed 01/04/05) Experts will share information on Asian soybean rust with farmers and agribusiness leaders during the annual meeting of the Louisiana Soybean Association Jan. 18 at Alexandria.
Photos from "Ag Alley" in Monroe. See related story titled "Youth, Adults Learn About La. Agriculture In 'Ag Alley.'"