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Besides the Christmas tree, no other plant welcomes the holiday season as well as the poinsettia.
What to do in the cool season landscape.
Take some time to properly mow and water your lawn to keep it healthy and looking good during the summer months.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
Use what you have to make your own compost pile, such as leaves, sticks, grass clippings, fruit waste and vegetable peelings.
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.
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.
With more people visiting farms and having no knowledge of the dangers, safety issues are being created.
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.
Agritourism is a good way to get the family together and provide an opportunity to explore summer jobs for the children.
Database makes business easier to connect with other farmers, ranchers, fisheries, buyers, restaurants and wineries.
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.
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.
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.
A popular and unique choice for wedding parties is the idea of having their wedding on a farm.
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.
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.
Young people can learn responsibility and good character traits by having the opportunity to raise and show livestock through 4-H.