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|The Rapides Parish Fair|
Farmers market fun and soup recipe.
LSU Agcenter Quincy's Recipe Corner stuffed sweet potato recipe.
Try this tasty recipe over some nutty-tasting brown rice.
Quick and Easy recipe that was prepared at the 2019 4-H KidChef Camp this summer.
Crawfish Fettuccini is a Louisiana favorite. Click here to get recipe.
According to chefs and dietitians across the country, mushrooms are an “it” food for 2019. Learn more.
An old "throwback recipe" that I have revamped since the last the last time it was done in 2008.
Fresh Gulf Shrimp is in season and better than ever in this refreshing pasta salad. Click here to get recipe.
The 2019 CENLA Forestry Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Click here for registration information and program topics.
Beef can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet. Click here to view recipe.
This dish was recently prepared at fun cooking demonstration at the Alexandria Farmer's Market in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Click here to view 2019 Lunch and Learn Spring Schedule.
The Parish and District Livestock Shows will be held in Alexandria, LA at the Dewitt Livestock Facility on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 thru February 2, 2019.
The LSU AgCenter Rapides Parish Extension Nutrition Team kicked off the 2019 Spring Lunch and Learn Series on Wednesday, January 16.
Quincy Vidrine demonstrates how to makegumbo in an electric pressure cooker.
The Clover Chronicle was renamed the "Clover Clippings". Check back each month to see the latest happenings for Rapides 4-H.
Sweet Potato and Turkey Sausage Appetizer Squares with lemon garlic mayo just in time for Thanksgiving.
Try this sweet potato recipe for your upcoming holiday meal.
It’s tailgating time! All over the south and especially here in Louisiana. Click here for this great dip recipe and tips on food safety.
Butternut squash is a winter squash that is high in vitamin A.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
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Looking for a good tomato recipe? Here is a tasty creole tomato vinaigrette with a little kick of spice...
This recipe was prepared using locally grown fresh sugar snap peas.
This Louisiana Seafood Lassagna was featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5 in March 2018.
With St. Patrick’s day and the Lenten season upon us, why not GO GREEN when it comes to gumbo? Read more.
This article contains a list of the Pesticide meetings scheduled for 2018.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5 for October 2017.
This Maple & Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with avocado oil marinade was featured on Jambalaya News Channel 5. (September 2017)
Participants learn how to use the new electric pressure cooker.
These classes will focus on the basics of using the new electric pressure cookers.
If you want to make this well-known New Orleans Jazz Festival Crawfish dish, right now is a great time to stock up on peeled tail meat.
Asparagus is plentiful right now so you will most likely find it at your local farmers market and grocers. Read more.
The article tells how to cook Louisiana Red Beans and rice safely in an electric pressure cooker.
The new year is upon us and if one of your goals for 2017 is to shed a few pounds and improve your health – rethink your breakfast. Click here to learn more.
Shrimp Stuffed Twice Baked Potatoes featured on Jambalaya, News Channel 5 for February 2015.
Recipe for Louisiana Sweet Potato & Spinach Bisque featured on Jambalaya - January 2015
Recipe for Black-Eyed Pea and Collard Green Soup featured on Jambalaya - January 2015
The Rapides Parish 4-H Food Festival will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Alexandria Mall. Click here for details.
Quincy Cheek will show viewers how to make a healthier version of their recipes on KALB News Channel 5.
Recipe featured on Jambalaya for Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs for May 2014
A list of upcoming Lunch and Learn Meetings for the Spring months in Rapides Parish.
Rapides Parish is having an Art Contest. Categories include 4-H Beef Poster, 4-H Bookmark and 4-H Photo Contests. Click here to learn more.
Quincy Cheek is featured in a cooking segment produced by Southern University AgCenter.
This posting contains images and results in the 4-H and FFA Livestock Shows.
This article tells about the thought process that goes into planting trees.
The posting contains information on premiums and categories for the Rapides Parish Fair.
The Rapides Parish Extension Office planted a pumpkin patch during the 4th of July holiday.
The fall series will highlight agricultural commodities grown in Central Louisiana and across the state.
This article provides information on the mayhaw and recipes from the 2013 Louisiana Mayhaw Association's Cookoff.
This article provides images from the 2013 Commodity Cookery Contest held at the Alexandria Mall for the Central Region.
Recipe for Beef Burgundy featured on News Channel "Jambalaya" for March 2013.
Images from the 2013 Cause We Care Fair held at the Alexandria Mall in Alexandria, Louisiana.
The 2015 Cenla Forestry Forum will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the LSU AgCenter's Evacuation Shelter. Click here for more details.
Recipe for Cabbage Soup featured on Jambalaya 2013
This article provides consumers information on the many benefits of citrus in your diet.
Links to results from the 2012 4-H Livestock Division
Results from the 2012 Rapides Parish Fair 4-H Arts and Craft Divisions. It also includes Tractor Driving and Dog Show Results.
Sweet Potato Cheesecake Recipe featured on Jambalaya "News Channel 5" for November 2012
Results of the first through third place winners in the Adult Division of the Rapides Parish Fair.
This article features Rapides Parish AgCenter "Team Lou" fundraising efforts for breast cancer awareness.
Images from the 2012 Queen's Contest held at the Sai Convention on Saturday, October 22, 2012.
The 2013 Open Poultry Show will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Click here for more details.
Quincy Cheek, FCS Agent, will conduct several Lunch & Learn meetings in the upcoming months. Click to here for more information.
Highlights from the 2012 Kid Chef Nutrition Camp held July 25-27, 2012.
Information is provided on entering the Fair Queen's Contest and entry form.
The Open Goat Show will be held at the Rapides Parish Coliseum on Saturday, October 13, 2012.
The 2013 Junior Open Beef Show will be held Oct. 12, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rapides Parish Coliseum Fairgrounds during the Rapides Parish Fair in Alexandria, La.
Rules and Regulations, Entry and Release Dates, plus more can be found here regarding the 2013 Rapides Parish Fair.
Updated premium and categories for entry into the Rapides Parish Fair.
The Kid Chef Nutrition Camp will be held July 25-27, 2012 at the Dewitt Livestock Facility in Rapides Parish. It is open to kids 9-12 years of age. The cost for the camp is $35 per child. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day. Download flyer for more details.
Cajun Seasoning Blend recipe featured on News Channel 5's "Jambalaya" program for February 2012.
Recipe for "Almost" Stuffed Cabbage featured on Jambalaya - January 2012
White Bean Chili recipe featured on "Jambalaya" for November 2011
Results from the Rapides Parish 4-H and FFA member competitions from the 2011 Rapides Parish Fair.
The article contains results fromt he 4-H Arts and Crafts Division of the Rapides Parish Fair.
Recipe for Caribbean-Style Pork featured on News Channel 5 "Jambalaya" for October 2011.
Photos of the queen and contestants of the 2011 Rapides Parish Queen Contest held in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Information about operting times, ticket prices and special promotions for the 2014 Rapides Parish Fair.
The Rapides Parish Fair is fast approaching and it’s time to prepare your entries for competition! All entries in the Exhibit Building require an entry number and an official Fair tag. Don’t wait until October to get your exhibits ready for the Fair. For complete information on entering exhibits in the Exhibit Building, click on the link.
Two young chefs from Rapides Parish recently competed in the annual Louisiana 4-H Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans.
New this year to the 2011 Rapides Parish Fair is the Open Swine Show. Click here for more details.