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The Ouachita 4-H Photography Club is open for all 4-H'ers in Ouachita Parish.
Promote the beef industry by drawing or creating a poster about beef & beef products. This year's theme is "Team Beef (Fitness & Nutrition Focus)."
4-H members can learn more about milk and milk products and their importance to healthy bodies by participating in the 4-H Draw-A-Dairy Billboard Contest.
The health forms for Ouachita 4-H members have been recently updated and are available on the LSU AgCenter Louisiana 4-H webpage.
Recipe for Mushroom Quiche featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, February 5, 2019.
Recipe for Cauliflower Potato Bake featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, December 18, 2018.
Recipe for Pecan Pie Bars featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, November 20, 2018.
Recipe for Fruity Romaine-Spinach Salad featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, October 16, 2018.
Horticulture Hints is a quarterly newsletter provided by the Horticulture Division of the LSU AgCenter's School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences.
Recipe for Easy Eggplant Parmesan featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, September 18, 2018.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
Recipe for Sweet Potato Cheese Ball featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, November 21, 2017.
Recipe for Stir Fry Cabbage featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, December 19, 2017.
Recipe for Strawberry Fruit Cups featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, March 20, 2018.
Recipe for Broccoli Chicken Frittata featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, February 6, 2018.
Recipe for Peach and Biscuit Bake featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, June 19, 2018.
Recipe for Watermelon Salsa featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, July 24, 2018.
Recipe for Grilled Squash featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, August 21, 2018.
Recipe for Broccoli Chicken Frittata featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, May 1, 2018.
Recipe for Pumpkin Fluff Dip featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, October 17, 2017.
The Advisory Leadership Council System is used by the LSU AgCenter as one method of responding to the needs of the people of Louisiana.
Back to school often means back to packing the lunch box for many parents. Take-along lunches can be safe, tasty, and nutritious with just a little proper planning.
Summer is right around the corner with its long, hot days. Many of us will begin to spend more time outdoors. It is important to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
It's time for our winter dance to celebrate our 4th and 5th graders! We will be "Chilling in the Past" with our fun theme!
Slow cookers can help busy people prepare meals on a budget while saving time. With a busy schedule, it can be hard to find the time to prepare a healthful, home cooked meal in the evening.
Family mealtime is much more than nourishing the body. It is also a time for families to communicate and grow closer. Family meals where everyone gathers around the dinner table at home are becoming fewer as families become busier.
Children need to stay hydrated, and if they are playing a sport, it seems to make sense to most people. Sports drinks come in a variety of brands and a wide array of flavors so kids enjoy drinking them. Sports drinks contain carbohydrates, minerals, flavoring, and electrolytes like sodium and potassium.
The most popular vegetable in the world is the potato. Even so, potatoes often get a bad rap because of their high carbohydrate content in the form of starch. However, in addition to being rich in carbohydrates, potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and B vitamins.
What happens once the holiday meals are over and you have loads of leftovers? If they are handled properly, those leftovers can be the basis of a few more meals.
Sweet potatoes are a popular Louisiana vegetable. Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any meal. Sweet potatoes can be substituted in almost any recipe that calls for apples, squash, or white potatoes.
A series of newsletters designed just for parents to help them encourage nutritious eating habits and physical activity for their families. The newsletters contain healthful recipes for your family to try.
Louisiana pecans are a tasty treat that will be literally falling from trees. Since pecans are a seasonal crop, you will want to store plenty for use year round. Pecans should be handled properly to ensure their flavor and quality last until the next season.
Okra is one of the favorite summer vegetables in the South. It grows through the hot summer months when other fresh vegetables are no longer available. Okra can be served in many ways other than traditional fried okra.
If you've been looking for an opportunity to step up and take on a greater leadership role in 4-H, this is for you!
Description of termites, the time of year they swarm and the difference between termites and ants.
Summer is in full swing, and many of us are regularly firing up the grill. Grilling provides great flavor without adding extra fat like frying. Some studies have suggested there may be a cancer risk related to eating food cooked by high heat techniques such as grilling. If you are grilling and following proper safety tips, the risk of getting cancer from grilling foods is very low.
If you know how to read the Nutrition Facts Label and are familiar with the information found there, you may find you want to use it often to ensure you’re eating a healthful diet. You can use the label as you plan meals, shop, and cook. The label makes it easier to compare one product to another for nutrient content.
Research has shown that regular consumption of fruits and vegetables lowers the risk for developing heart disease. Blueberries are a tasty way to add fruit to your diet.
Spring marks the peak of the Louisiana strawberry season when fresh berries are abundant and so sweet. Strawberries are a nutritious and delicious treat. Stock up on the fresh berries now, and store them properly to enjoy after the peak season.
Our regional climate lends itself to home gardeners having a spring and fall vegetable garden. There is a vegetable that can be planted every day of the year in Louisiana.
Homeowners often have questions on controlling sticker weed in their lawns. The best defense against weeds in a home lawn is to have a dense, healthy turf canopy. Herbicides are used as supplemental aids in controlling weeds.
Blueberries fit into any general home landscape design. Researchers have shown that a serving of blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables.
When thawing, preparing and using turkey leftovers it is important to follow safety guidelines. Follow these fact sheets provided by United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Services.
Shooting Sports is an active program available to Ouachita 4-H members. This club is for everyone: girls, boys, young, old, experienced, inexperienced, urban and rural. You don’t have to know how to shoot a firearm to join.
Meal preparation can be demanding when you have limited time and a busy schedule. Put your freezer to work by freezing foods that you can have as quick home cooked meals for busy nights.
Grocery shopping can be a stressful experience when trying to save money on food purchases. Here are tips for helping you to shop wisely.
Honey bees are being developed to take advantage of hygienic behaviors to help control varroa mites. The detecting and removing of a mite infested brood guarantees the health of the colony and helps eliminate varroa mites.
Tips on how to keep varroa mites from affecting a bee hive.
Wood boring insects have been a challenge to homeowners and gardeners all season. Long-term invasions by these borers weaken and damage wood. When sprinkles of sawdust are seen, it is a good idea to investigate.
Information about small hive beetles (SHB). The larvae tunnel through combs, killing bee brood and ruining combs. The SHB eats pollen, brood, honey, dead adult bees and combs. Maintaining strong, healthy colonies with young productive queens is one of the management techniques for resisting SHB damage.
In early March, caterpillars will begin to build tent like webs in area trees. While feeding on tree foliage the caterpillars will grow to the length of about 2 inches. The caterpillars then leave the tree and may be found anywhere in your yard looking for a place to pupate.
They are huge and they are everywhere and are often called "mosquito hawks".
There are more than 240,000 species of flowering plants which must transfer pollen from the male parts to the female parts to reproduce. This is accomplished by a fascinating array of mechanisms and manners.
Termite swarming season is here, and tiny gossamer winged insects can be seen flying in small clouds. If you are unlucky these insects will be found flying within your house, emerging from tiny holes in your wall. Are they ants or termites?
Information on properly measuring ingredients when cooking.
Tips for reading and interpreting a recipe properly including solid and liquid measurement equivalents.
Information to provide knowledge on insecticides used for termite control and prevention.
The latest information on Pest Management. Includes links to articles and publications.
A collection of recipes using fresh produce that can be found at our local farmers market.
Information for safely and properly canning, preserving and freezing vegetables, fruits and prepared foods.
Redirect to parish 4-H calendar