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The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
The contacts listed on this page are provided as an informational service.
Besides the Christmas tree, no other plant welcomes the holiday season as well as the poinsettia.
What to do in the cool season landscape.
Let's Eat for the Health of It is a curriculum for adults and is based on the latest scientific research about food and physical activity.
Mint can be used in a variety of drinks, salads, dips, and desserts. It is easy to grow, multiplies and lasts forever. It adds a refreshing taste to recipes.
Look around the area and you will find many species of woodland flowers. Take a walk in the wooded areas to see the many varieties of beautiful natural plants.
Take some time to properly mow and water your lawn to keep it healthy and looking good during the summer months.
Lincoln Parish is fortunate to have such great volunteers. This enhances our community and school clubs by having dedicated helpers. Call if interested.
Summer camp for 4, 5 & 6th graders is June 10-14, 2019; limited spots available. Come by to sign up at 4-H Office. Deadline is April 22, 2019 and cost is $225.
Lincoln Parish 4-H newsletter is a monthly newsletter with information about upcoming 4-H events, activities, competitions, and due dates for 4-H members.
For a lifetime gift, select a site and choose the right tree to give to someone who enjoys the outdoors. Now is the time to plant most trees in Louisiana.
Fall is a busy time to collect end of season seeds, add mulch to flower beds and prepare plants for the winter months ahead.
Try to make time for family dinners, as it keeps everyone bonded and connected. It also helps to keep up with everyday activities.
Use what you have to make your own compost pile, such as leaves, sticks, grass clippings, fruit waste and vegetable peelings.
With the beginning of school, things tend to get stressful and hectic in the mornings. Having a routine will help keep everyone calm and relaxed.
Providing shelter, water and food sources for wildlife in your yard is possible with creative ideas. It can be a pleasant place to watch wildlife in your yard.
Join the next Master Gardener class which will begin August 22 and run through November 7. Call the LSU AgCenter for registration/information to sign up.
Native plants provide sources of pollen and nectar for insects and help our ecosystem. Plant natives in your garden and enjoy watching the bees and butterflies.
Don't wait until you see stickers in your yard to start doing anything about it. Now is the time to treat them before they start coming up.
Decide what vegetable plants you will be planting this spring and preparing the beds. Try several different varieties of plants to ensure good production.
Herbs can be planted in your garden to be used in a variety of home remedies, as well as adding to recipes. Many have been around for a very long time.
The Master Gardener Program is an educational and volunteer service that trains volunteers on horticulture topics.
Plants that are suitable to a specific climate makes a difference. A heat zone map will ensure your plants are suitable to the area before planting.
The best time to fertilize your spring lawn is after you have mowed 3-4 times to give the grass a chance to actively grow and late winter weeds are dying off.
There are so many different ways of working exercise into your daily routine. Just 30 minutes a day could increase your quality of life.
Get your exercise by walking and enjoy the outdoors. Just a few minutes a day can make you feel better, lose weight and a healthier person all around.
Consuming just two 20-ounce sweet teas contain 360 calories a day, 2,520 calories a week or 150,040 calories a year, which is 42 extra pounds in a year.
Be sure and have your soil tested to guarantee the proper plant growth according to the recommended test results.
Do the environment and your yard a favor by starting a compose pile by using fallen leaves. This will improve your yard by adding valuable nutrients back into the soil.
Each plant pruned must be considered individually and done during dormancy. Pruning is necessary to maintain a tree's shape and stimulates new growth.
It is important that you children have healthy snacks to refuel them between meals to avoid overeating at mealtime.
Getting rid of fire ants isn't as easy as one might think, but there are some things you can do to control them.
As summertime comes to an end, leave your yard and plants a little messy to encourage wildlife to have shelter, food, and nesting places.
Eating breakfast helps children function better in school, feeding body and mind. It also helps the attention span and concentration level.
Get your garden ready to plant for spring by cleaning plant beds and transplanting bulbs. Prime your fall garden for broccoli, cabbage and carrots and others.
Growing your own herbs is better quality and convenience. You will have fresh herbs at hand when you need them for cooking and some herbs reseed each year.
A less stressful school year can be possible with some tips for getting ready for back to school.
Microwave ovens can save lots of time but can also cause injury if not used properly. Learn the features of your microwave and important tips on proper usage.
Watching bumblebees is entertaining and provides a valuable service by pollinating our plants. Planting flowers is a way to improve the bumblebee survival.
Enjoy activity of birds and butterflies in your garden by planting flowers that attract them. Several different plants will grow in the area for this purpose.
Parenting classes will be taught beginning in May at Lincoln Parish Extension office. Call 318-251-5134 to sign up.
Volunteers are a big help teaching students at area schools with school gardens. They have given their time and it could not happen without their help.
Leaders in the Grambling community have begun meetings to concentrate on becoming healthier and maintaining good health.
There are many ideas available for those gardeners on your Christmas list, from books to plant seeds.
Louisiana has lots of Christmas tree farms so you are sure to find that perfect tree for the holidays. With proper care you can extend the life of your tree.
Family members learned how to eat healthy by visiting five stations at Family Nutrition Night. The five stations showed hands-on activities for youth and parents where they investigated a component of nutrition.
Tourists to Louisiana are directed to destinations through hiking, golf, paddling, culinary and nature, which are just a very few. The tourism offices must publicize these designated trails in order to bring an interest to visit our state through these avenues.
For your favorite spring flowers, you need to think about what you will plant and begin ordering and planting them in the fall.
Make extra dollars using items out of your own garden to sell at festivals or markets in the fall.
With more people visiting farms and having no knowledge of the dangers, safety issues are being created.
The phrase "Tough as Woodpecker Lips" was coined by my father-in-law, the voice of the Many Tiger football team, to describe the team's ability to produce under pressure. This same phrase can be used to describe the summertime plants.
Did you know clutter can slow you down? Here are tips for getting your home and time organized.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps feed the body and the brain. Breakfast is important because it gives the brain the energy it needs to function at its best.
End the summer by taking the family on a visit to learn how to ride a horse, local farms, wineries, or road-side stands to make memories for the whole family.
A great tool for shedding those extra pounds is MyPlate, which gives you food choices, eating tips, and exercise activities to accomplish this goal.
Agritourism is a good way to get the family together and provide an opportunity to explore summer jobs for the children.
North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners is very active in the area and they would like anyone interested in gardening to join their group.
Not only are tomatoes really delicious to eat, but they also serve as a good source of vitamins.
Knowing how to mow your lawn and proper watering will maintain a healthier and prettier yard.
Family Nutrition Night will be held at Head Start Child Development Center to learn the importance of healthy living.
Database makes business easier to connect with other farmers, ranchers, fisheries, buyers, restaurants and wineries.
With the summer vacations coming up, it is a good idea to plan some ways to make your trip more fun and less stressful.
Members of the Advisory Council of Lincoln Parish met to discuss present and future goals of the 4-H program, get ideas on how to improve the programs, and discuss educational needs.
Because of lawsuits on private property, a new law has been passed to limit the liability of an agritourism professional for injuries that occur through no fault of the agritourism professional.
If you don't have a lot of time to prepare meals because of your schedule, this is a great way to cook without having to take a lot of time in the kitchen by using a slow cooker.
With warmer weather approaching, take this time to enjoy the small town atmosphere. Two places of interest to visit is the Jonquil Jubilee Festival in Gibsland and nature photography classes at Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe.
There are many places of interest in our state, such as traveling along the Mississippi River from Louisiana to Minnesota. Farm life is another area that is becoming popular and can provide educational experiences on how farms use their dairy to provide products to area markets.
It is a good idea to know how to check for bed bugs to avoid an infestation.
A serious problem facing many people today is the infestation of bed bugs. Be aware of ways you could bring them into your home without realizing it.
When you are away from home and traveling, you can plan a healthy way of snacking. Taking your healthy snacks on the road can help keep you alert and refreshed.
The fun of picking out that special Christmas tree is fun for the whole family. Christmas tree farms now offer more than just tree selection, such as petting zoos, duck races, and wagon rides.
Rock Ranch in Georgia began offering tours of their ranch to school and church groups to help them understand values.
Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. are practicing sustainable agriculture and are using agritourism to fulfill these accomplishments.
It is time to begin thinking about planning for your fall garden since most of the spring gardens have stopped producing quality vegetables.
A popular and unique choice for wedding parties is the idea of having their wedding on a farm.
Innovated grant in Lincoln Parish encourages youth and families to grow, harvest and prepare more vegetables. Most youth are not eating the daily required fruits and vegetables for adequate nutrition for their bodies.
Possible alternatives to the prescribed burning practice are underway with a number of research projects. A class will be held for land owners and land managers to become certified at no cost.
Soil preparation is the key to a successful garden and now is the time to begin preparing your garden plot.
Smart Portions program is a seven week program designed to teach healthy eating. The program teaches how to change eating habits and drop those unwanted extra pounds.
Reducing the spread of germs will help protect yourself from getting a cold or flu. Some ways of preventing the spread of germs is to wash your hands with soap and water anytime you cough, sneeze, use the restroom, or handle garbage.
Now is the time to begin thinking about spring gardening. Preparing your garden spot now with a soil sample can ensure you have a good crop and healthy plants.
A garden salad can be produced from the seeds of lettuce, radishes, spinach and carrots in just 45 days.
The date of the fourth Thursday in November was proclaimed many years ago. Through the years it has become a popular time for those to participate in "black Friday." with shopping starting early.
During the holiday seasons, keep your family safe from illness by using simple steps of keeping foods clean and free from bacteria.
Using the proper fertilizers on your lawn for the winter is important for a healthier lawn in the spring and summer.
The Lincoln Parish surrounding area has much to offer in the way of tourism operators. Mitcham's Peaches, Papa Simpson's Farm, Landry Vineyards, and Duck Dynasty family are some of the few who have contributed to the area's tourism.
It is important to know the safety factors when using the microwave to cook with and to heat food properly. Use proper containers in the microwave when cooking and reheating foods and liquids to avoid being hurt.
Zucchini can be prepared in a variety of ways. It needs to be picked before it grows too big to keep it tender. Proper storage is the key to quality produce.
Keeping your lawn healthy and looking good depends on the way it is mowed and the proper way of watering. There are different ways of treating each kind of grass that is planted in your yard to ensure a pretty and healthy lawn.
There are ways of enjoying meals when you live and eat alone. Preparing meals for family or friends or by starting a supper club are good ways to enjoy eating and socializing at the same time with others so you are not by yourself.
Picking berries is a good source of summer fun and can transform into a day camp. Parents look for opportunities in the summer months for their children to learn and have fun, while the landowner can profit by having the berries picked, sorted and stored.
Gardeners need to get ready for the invasion of graveyard grasshoppers to their lawns and gardens. These grasshoppers are hard to kill and can destroy plants and crops.
Young people can learn responsibility and good character traits by having the opportunity to raise and show livestock through 4-H.
You can turn your farm into a vacation retreat for families wanting to experience an education for their youth, as well as fun outdoor activities. The LSU AgCenter can assist farm owners if there is an interest in adding vacations to farms when crops are finished with planting and harvesting. This is an excellent way to use our farm for additional income.
Farmers markets are good choices for supplementing income by using resources that are already available. Since it is very competitive, one must be able to market the produce in a way that is unique and unlike everything else that is available.