(Distributed 05/20/05) With hurricane season approaching, Louisianians are becoming concerned about how to protect themselves from the strong winds that come with hurricanes and the tornados they spawn.
(Distributed 05/26/05) More educational opportunities will soon be available to people living in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region of Louisiana. College classes are expected to be offered this fall at the LSU AgCenter’s Delta Rural Development Center in Oak Grove.
(Distributed 05/26/05) This year’s lack of rainfall offers both good and bad news for rice farmers.
(Distributed 05/26/05) A group of 4-H’ers from Plaquemines Parish were able to show off their culinary skills during a recent field trip to Emeril’s Homebase, the headquarters for Emeril’s Restaurants in New Orleans.
(Distributed 05/26/05) An educational trail in the Alexander State Forest was dedicated to a former LSU AgCenter forester earlier this month – in recognition of his efforts in developing such educational endeavors.
(Distributed 05/26/05) LSU AgCenter agents are taking character education programs to youth offenders in detention centers in the state. In one example, LSU AgCenter 4-H agent Chantel Williams of Jefferson Parish recently was offering two different opportunities for character educational at the Bridge City Center for Youth near New Orleans.
(Distributed 05/26/05) Dry conditions often persist in most parts of Louisiana this time of year and into the summer, but LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske says there are actions you can take to avoid the lawn problems associated with drought.
(Distributed 05/25/05) What to do with decommissioned, preservative-treated wood has become a burning issue. Well, not burning, actually. That’s one of the methods that can’t be used any longer, according to Dr. Todd Shupe of the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 05/25/05) Nearly 100 members of the American Wood Preservers’ Association took time from their three-day convention in New Orleans recently to tour LSU AgCenter termite research sites near Port Sulphur.
(Distributed 05/25/05) The Abbeville Daylily Festival is honoring Charles Dill Sr. for his love of plants and his community. The free festival will be under the oak trees of Magdalene Square in downtown Abbeville from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. June 4.
(Distributed 05/20/05) A group made up of nearly equal numbers of younger and older residents of East Feliciana Parish recently completed the second Community Leadership and Economic Development class conducted by LSU AgCenter faculty members in that area.
(Distributed 05/20/05) Amanda Pittmon knows too well what it’s like to be in a hospital and not have a lot to smile about. But she’s using her personal experiences and what she is learning as an LSU AgCenter 4-H Club member to help others.
(Distributed 05/19/05) Prolonged rains in early spring and unusually dry conditions now across the state are causing many farmers to wonder if they will be able to plant and grow crops this year.
(Distributed 05/17/05) Even though 4-H’er Megan Cormier of Carencro now is in a hall of fame, she’s not sitting back to count her laurels.Cormier recently was inducted into the United Way of Acadiana Volunteers Hall of Fame, but she was almost immediately working on another volunteer project.
(Distributed 05/16/05) Roses provide spectacular displays in home landscapes across Louisiana this time of year, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Allen Owings, who says there’s no exception to that rule now.
(Distributed 05/16/05) Coastal issues affect everyone, not just south Louisiana. That was one of the messages received by more than 100 members of a group of LSU AgCenter volunteers during recent workshops in Cocodrie.
(Distributed 05/16/05) Cattle and forage producers learned about the latest techniques to manage their operations and remain competitive during a Beef and Forage Field Day May 5 at the LSU AgCenter’s Rosepine Research Station.
(Distributed 05/09/05) While April’s weather might have seemed near perfect for some, the cooler-than-normal weather wasn’t welcomed by everyone.The mild, dry weather was ideal for most people – but not ideal for some crops, according to the experts with the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 05/09/05) "When in doubt, throw it out." That’s the food safety advice LSU AgCenter agent Alexis Navarro stressed during a recent food safety seminar. It’s the sort of advice that’s given by LSU AgCenter experts across the state, who teach food safety to everyone from individual homemakers to commercial food handlers.
(Distributed 05/09/05) The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Sea Grant program recently completed a series of 10 training workshops across the state for shrimp producers who qualified for cash payments under the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. Now it's offering more chances to shrimp producers who may not have been able to attend one of those session.
(Distributed 05/06/05) Mother’s Day generally is considered the beginning of the swarming season for Formosan subterranean termites in New Orleans, and LSU AgCenter experts say Louisianians can expect to see the flying critters for the next couple of months.
(Distributed 05/05/05) Ag Leaders of Louisiana recently continued their tradition of making donations to support the LSU AgCenter’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program.
(Distributed 05/05/05) The LSU AgCenter’s state livestock show will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales next February based on the Ascension Parish Council’s decision to enter into a lease-purchase agreement to take over the facility, AgCenter officials said this week.
(Distributed 05/05/05) Louisiana will return to a deer tagging program not practiced since the 1960s. But the computerized, point-of-sale licensing system will be more efficient and effective than the old carbon-copy, vendor-dependent method, according to David Moreland of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
(Distributed 05/03/05) The LSU AgCenter will hold an educational session on recreational pond management from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. May 10 at sites across the state.Offered through the LSU AgCenter’s distance education network, the program will originate from Baton Rouge and will be available at facilities in Lake Charles, Calhoun, Pollock, Alexandria, Metairie, Bossier City, Rosepine, Winnsboro and Lake Providence.
(Distributed 05/03/05) Cattle producers from the area and across the state are invited to attend the LSU AgCenter’s Forage-based Bull Test Field Day May 21.
(Distributed 05/03/05) Warm, homemade biscuits and mayhaw jelly adorn many Louisiana dinner tables starting about this time of the year, and the LSU AgCenter is helping producers learn how to grow and market the fruit that makes Louisiana’s official "state jelly."
(Distributed 05/03/05) LSU AgCenter representatives met Thursday (April 28) with the state Department of Environmental Quality officials to explain how farmers are voluntarily adopting best management practices through the Master Farmer program.
(Distributed 05/03/05) An LSU AgCenter expert says unseasonably low temperatures and wet weather give this spring the right conditions for stripe rust to attack Louisiana wheat crops.
(Distributed May 2005) With credit cards so easy to obtain and use, it’s easy to fall into debt. "If you have over-extended your credit cards, you need to take control of your finances," says LSU AgCenter family economics professor Dr. Jeanette Tucker.