Ag Adventures set for Feb. 22-23 in Delhi

Mary Ann Van Osdell, Collins, R. Keith

News Release Distributed 02/03/11

Ag Adventures, an educational program about agriculture for third- through fifth-graders in northeast Louisiana, will be held Feb. 22-23 at the Northeast District Livestock Show Barn and Civic Center in Delhi.

Students spend about an hour and a half learning about local agricultural products from LSU AgCenter agents at interactive exhibits featuring sweet potatoes, soybeans, livestock and horses.

The goal of the event is to increase awareness of the nutritional and economic importance of Louisiana commodities, said Keith Collins, LSU AgCenter agent in Richland Parish.

This is the fifth time the event has been held. Nearly 800 students participated last year.

Students, teachers and parent volunteers from schools in East Carroll, Franklin, Madison, Richland, Tensas and West Carroll parishes are expected to participate.

Schools are given the opportunity to attend Ag Adventures or Ag Alley at Ag Expo in West Monroe.

For more information, call the LSU AgCenter office in Richland Parish at 318-728-3216.

Mary Ann Van Osdell

2/4/2011 1:50:34 AM
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