Louisiana Commodities: Lunch & Learn Fall Series

Quincy L. Cheek  |  4/19/2013 8:25:32 PM

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The 2013 Lunch & Learn Fall Series will highlight Agricultural Commodities grown in Central Louisiana  and across the state. Programs will focus on the economic impact the commodities have and also the nutritional value and the role they play in healthy diets for Louisiana Citizens. All classes begin at noon at Rapides Parish Extension Office at 300 Grady Britt Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana. See list of classes below.

Rice in Louisiana - Wednesday, September 18, 2013
September is Rice Month. Dr. Steve Linscombe will discuss rice production in Louisiana and different types of rice. Different varieties of Louisiana Rice will be available for tasting.

Menu: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Squash Saute', whole wheat rolls, and lemon cake.

Soybean Production - Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Dr. Ronnie Levy will discuss soybean production, economic impact, and protein values & uses of soybeans. Tofu, edamame, and soy butter will be available for participants to sample.

Menu: Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad, Coleslaw and Chocolate Cake

Louisiana Sweet Potatoes, Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Dr. Tara Smith will focus on the production of sweet potatoes in Louisiana including their economic impact. Various types of sweet potato dishes will be available to sample.

Menu: Baked Chicken, Roasted Root Vegetables, Garden Salad, and Sweet Potato Souffle'

Louisiana Sugarcane - Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Dr. Kenneth Gravois from the Sugarcane Research Station in St Gabriel, Louisiana. There will also be some tasty confections made with Louisiana sugar for participants to sample.

Menu: Chicken, Sausage & Okra Gumbo, Rice, Sweet Potatoes, and Red Velvet Cake

Programs are free and open to the public. Cost for lunch is $8.00. For more information contact Quincy Cheek at (318) 767-3968).

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