LSU AgCenter Hill Farm field day scheduled for Oct. 1

Mary Ann Van Osdell, Owens, William E.

News Release Distributed 08/18/09

HOMER, La. – The LSU AgCenter's Hill Farm Research Station will host an educational field day Oct. 1.

Tours of Hill Farm research sites and discussions of research projects will include external and internal parasites of beef cattle, clover management, advanced families of pine trees, tube versus radiant heat in poultry houses, validation of best management practices for beef and poultry and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria from agricultural sources.

Registration and exhibits will open at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, and the program will begin at 1 p.m.

Dr. Mike Strain, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, will open the event with a talk on “Agriculture Today” followed by the field tours from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Agribusiness representatives also will display products and equipment in a trade show setting.

Beef, poultry, dairy, forage and forestry producers as well as any other interested persons are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Bill Owens at 318-927-9654, ext 226.

The Hill Farm is located south of Homer at the junction of U.S. Highway 79 and Louisiana Highway 9.

Mary Ann Van Osdell

8/18/2009 9:47:17 PM
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