(09/23/20) After a temporary closure during the pandemic, the LaHouse Resource Center is now open by appointment.
What makes a sweet potato a sweet potato? Arthur Villordon has spent his career trying to answer this question.
(09/04/20) A little more than week after Hurricane Laura, large-scale assessments of timber damage are just beginning.
(09/02/20) If your home was damaged by Hurricane Laura, you’re understandably eager to restore your home and life as soon as possible.
Photos taken by LSU AgCenter Communications on Aug. 28 in southwest Louisiana.
(08/06/20) Four icons of agriculture were inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction during a ceremony Aug. 6.
Many Louisiana gardeners and horticulture professionals know Raj Singh simply as “the plant doctor.”
(05/28/20) With crawfish season winding down, an LSU AgCenter crawfish specialist has written guidelines for stocking new ponds.
Horses have always been a big part of Erin Oberhaus’ life. Raised on a farm in southeast Missouri, she grew up in a family that participated in barrel racing.
(04/08/20) Northeast Louisiana Master Gardeners had to cancel their Spring Fest 2020 garden sale due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Learn to make peanut butter protein bites with just five ingredients.
Pollinators are the critters in our environment who pollinate the vegetables, fruits, and flowers in our backyards.
The food incubator is extending those services to restaurants looking for new avenues to sell their food a as they deal with coronavirus.
Adults and children should wash their hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds
In Louisiana and around the world, many people are looking to dietary supplements as a potential way to improve health and keep coronavirus at bay.
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Crawfish producer Allen McLain’s business has dropped dramatically because of the coronavirus’ impact on the restaurant business.
(03/27/20) The LSU AgCenter-led Live Healthy Houma initiative joined forces with others for a beautification event.
Kids can perform this experiment to learn what attracts critters and how to protect themselves from bug bites.
Get outside and take a “penny walk” to see everything that is springing to life! “Penny walks” help kids explore their surroundings.
Try this easy and fun experiment to learn why it’s important to take care of your teeth.
In this exercise, youth will have the opportunity to express their gratitude to others in a thoughtful manner.
Calm jars are a tool used to lead kids through developing positive “self-talk” practices which can help boost confidence, optimism and motivation.
Learn how to make a whole gang of farm animal finger puppets
Learn eight yoga poses that you can do along with the 4-H pledge.
Try this fun challenge to teach kids the concepts of engineering. Using toothpicks and gumballs, students will build a small bridge.
Manners are a big deal. We live in a society and if we use nice manners, we will make life easier and nicer for everyone.
Kids feeling uncomfortable about a test, a performance or a tough conversation is part of life.
Teach kids how chemical reactions are impacted by a catalyst.
This activity will help young kids think about and recognize positive traits within themselves and others in a fun and creative way.
(02/21/20) Four LSU College of Agriculture students were awarded scholarships during the 2020 Louisiana Agricultural Technology and Management Conference
Michael Polozola got an early start in horticulture. Growing up in Greenwell Springs near Baton Rouge, he participated in camellia shows.
(01/28/20) LSU AgCenter experts will present the latest research updates in corn, cotton and soybean production at the annual Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum.
From diseases and insect pests to weeds and soil quality, a variety of factors can hinder agricultural productivity.
Eva Davis teaches school and community groups about healthy eating, food safety, exercise and other topics through EFNEP.
Don La Bonte has bred lots of sweet potato varieties in his three-decade career with the LSU AgCenter, including several big hits with the industry.
The LSU AgCenter food safety program is part of 2019 National Excellence in Multistate Research Award.
When temperatures dip below freezing gardeners and homeowners may need to protect their plants and their heating bill.
(10/22/19) Even tiny amounts of lead can irreversibly damage a young child’s developing brain and other vital organs.
4-H has inspired Annabella Perk to seek a career in the culinary arts.
(09/30/19) Poultry producers heard about methods of disposing of chicken carcasses during the Hill Farm Research Station poultry field day.
(09/20/19) Sixteen students from Calcasieu, Cameron and Beauregard parishes competed in the 2019 Cal-Cam Rice Growers Association Rice Cookoff.
(09/20/19) Olive trees (Olea europaea) are some of the oldest trees cultivated by humans, having been grown as early as 2500 B.C. in Crete.
(09/10/19) The LSU AgCenter will host five crawfish meetings in south Louisiana to help producers get ready for the upcoming season.
LSU AgCenter Farm to School and Louisiana MarketMaker visit Black Gold Farm to connect sweet potato growers to buyers.
LSU AgCenter scientists and agents presented research at the Sweet Potato Field Day on Aug. 22 at Black Gold Farms in Delhi.
(08/12/19) People interested in starting food businesses and joining the LSU AgCenter Food Incubator can get information at a seminar Sept. 20.
(07/26/19) Sugarcane growers heard from several experts on growing the crop during LSU AgCenter field days in St. Martinville and Jeanerette.
(07/19/19) The importance of connecting young people to agriculture was a theme at the 2019 Morehouse Farm Field Day.
LSU AgCenter scientist presented their research at the Sugar Research Station field day held July 17, 2019.
(07/18/19) CROWLEY, La. — Hurricane Barry had a minimal effect on Louisiana croplands, but its aftermath left a narrow strip of flooding rain.
(04/25/2019) Cattle producers can expect prices to remain the same or be slightly higher than last year.
The LSU AgCenter received confirmation GB Sciences Louisiana is deemed suitable for full-scale medical cannabis operations
(11/30/18) Louisiana flowers, vegetables and gardens take center stage in the LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
(04/13/18) Homeowners can discover proven ways to keep their homes cool, dry and free of destructive termites at the spring Saturday open house April 21.
(04/13/18) The 4-H Commodity Ambassador Program, held April 11 at the State Evacuation Shelter near Alexandria, drew over 75 youth.
(04/06/18) Recent stretches of dry weather have allowed Louisiana rice farmers to get in the field and plant their 2018 crop on schedule.
LSU AgCenter researchers will host a webinar on Roseau cane die-offs on Friday April 6 at 10 a.m.
(03/02/18) The director of the Louisiana Forestry Association said a new lumber mill near Urania in LaSalle Parish will require 1 million tons of timber.
(02/26/18) Female farmers, ranchers and women in all fields of the agriculture industry gathered for the Louisiana Women in Agriculture conference.
(02/20/18) Current soil health initiatives involve more intensive management and reflect environmentally suitable systems.
(01/19/18) The recent cold snap is causing strawberry growers to go into babysitting-mode, using cloth covers to save their early crop.
(01/19/18) A workshop focusing on tax rules and issues relative to forest landowners is set for Feb. 9.
(01/18/18) Wenqing Xu, LSU AgCenter food safety specialist, said following food safety practices can help to ensure you have an enjoyable carnival season.
(01/17/18) Recent unusually cold weather across Louisiana is likely to result in higher utility bills.
(01/12/18) Ten people who have completed Louisiana Master Farmer Program training were recognized Jan. 11.
Photos taken on Dec. 8 of snow near Lecompte.
(11/21/17) Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour.
(11/20/17) The cost of Thanksgiving dinner in Louisiana will stay below the national average again this year.
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