LSU AgCenter Will Hold 2024 Watermelon Education Meeting

(News release for January 5, 2024)

The LSU AgCenter will hold a meeting for current and prospective growers of watermelons and other produce from 6 to 8:15 PM on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at the LSU AgCenter’s Washington Parish office (1104-B Bene St., Franklinton). Dr. Pamela Hodson of the LSU AgCenter will explain what Seeds to Success (the Louisiana Farm to School program) offers to farmers. Doug McKean of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Food Distribution Division will discuss options for growers to sell fruits and vegetables to schools and food banks. Dr. Mary Helen Ferguson of the LSU AgCenter will review watermelon production and pest management recommendations.

Please RSVP to Horticulture Agent Mary Helen Ferguson if you plan to come. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, please contact her at least one week before the event. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.

watermelon slices with seeds

Photo by Keith Weller, USDA Agricultural Research Service

1/5/2024 4:18:50 PM
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