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2024 Rapides Parish Strawberry Sale
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
This blog summarizes a few events in the Central Region with respect to Master Gardeners.
2021-2022 Member & Volunteer Enrollment
RSFF mostly identifies elderberry, mulberry, and a tree fungus. There is a narrative about controlling crabgrass.
2022 Louisiana Master Goat Producer Registration Form
2022 LSU State Livestock Show Schedule
Registration form for the 2021 Master Goat Producer Class
Timely information about forestry and wildlife management for forest landowners.
One gardener has a couple of concerns regarding her blueberries; another asked for a name of a wildflower and another has questions about an Asian pest.
This week’s version of RSFF has another Master Gardener story about MGs who just barely finished the MG classes before the COVID shutdown.
A horticultural article examining blackberry leafspot, hydrangea wilt, a shrub with fall flowers, and some oak leaf galls.
This article looks at rehabilitating camellias, a blooming confederate rose, and a flowering maple has yellowing leaves.
Article has information to help homeowner recover the loss of landscape trees. Also, there is ID of a fungus, a tree, and a vine.
This article looks at helping lawns recover after storm debris is removed. The last paragraph looks at what criteria is needed to become a champion tree.
Instant Pot Mongolian Beef Recipe.
Post Roast Recipe.
This recipe features lean protein, veggies, dairy and carbohydrates to fuel your family through the busy back to schedules.
Garlic, cumin, and lemon juice give a zesty flavor to this cold, blended vegetable soup.
Are you a property owner or forest landowner that is considering planting a tree or perhaps many trees on your property?
Find the ingredients and directions on this page.
Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid.
Here’s all you need to know to bag some bread. Get moving!
Read through your list of ingredients and the instructions first.
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.
Quincy Cheek will show viewers how to make a healthier version of their recipes on KALB News Channel 5.
A list of upcoming Lunch and Learn Meetings for the Spring months in Rapides Parish.
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.
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.
Images from the 2013 Cause We Care Fair held at the Alexandria Mall in Alexandria, Louisiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New this year to the 2011 Rapides Parish Fair is the Open Swine Show. Click here for more details.
The article contains topics and dates for the upcoming Lunch 'N Learn Spring Series.
The LSU AgCenter's Rapides Parish Extension Office held a recognition ceremony and reception for the Master Nutrition Volunteer Program graduates. Click to view images.
The attached chart gives information regarding food pantry storage recommendations. Information includes: recommended storage times and handling tips for condiments, mixes, canned foods, dried foods, meat substitutes and packaged foods. For more tips on food storage, contact Quincy Cheek at 318-767-3968.
The Dean Lee Employee Health Fair and TEAM Lou benefit was held on Oct. 1, 2010.
First Baptist Church of Pineville, Louisiana donated items to State Evac Shelter next to LSU-Alexandria.
Images from the 2010 Kid Chef Summer Camp held in Pineville, Louisiana.
LSU AgCenter Central Region employees join over 4,000 participants in the inaugural Race for the Cure held in Alexandria in October 2010.
Pennington study outlining the 10 health threats that men face.
Rules, regulations and entry form for the 2011 Rapides Parish Fair Association Queen's Contest.
This article lists 10 helpful hints for cooking in a slow cooker.
The Open Beef Show will be held October 15, 2011, during the Rapides Parish Fair in Alexandria, La.
A listing of entry, release, and judging schedules for the Rapides Parish Fair.
Quincy Cheek, agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, provides helpful information about Mardi Gras safety.
This article compares the sweet potato to the yam. Is there a difference. Let's find out.
Results of the Adult Divisions of the 2011 Rapides Parish Fair can be found here.
Rules for the Open Poultry Show to be held Saturday, October 15, 2011, during the Rapides Parish Fair on the Rapides Parish Coliseum Fairgrounds.
This article describes how family mealtime promotes healthy nutrition habits for children and adults, as well as giving tips on meal preparation and a recipe for a B.L.T. in a Bowl.
Rules, regulations, entries and premiums for the Special School Division of the Rapides Parish Fair.
The 2011 Rapides Parish Fair Premium Book provides parish exhibitors in the adult, senior citizens, nursing home, handicapped persons, 4-H and pre-4-H divisions with information about entering exhibits in the fair.
Recipe featured on Jambalaya "TV" for April 2009
Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants among more than 50 fresh fruits and vegetables studied. They also are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Information on pick-your-own operations, selection, storage, preparation, freezing, canning and using Louisiana blueberries can be found in this publication. (PDF Format Only)
Kid Friendly Recipe
Recipe featured on Jambalaya for April '06
Recipe featured on December 2007 - Jambalaya program on KALB TV.
Recipe featured on December 2007 Jambalaya - KALB TV
This document contains recipes featured on Jambalaya program on News Channel 5 in Alexandria, La.