The Louisiana Master Farmer Program was created in 2001 in response to the threat of impending environmental regulation that could have significantly impacted agricultural production in Louisiana. This was a result of numerous lawsuits from environmental advocacy groups that claimed Louisiana was not addressing water quality issues in a timely manner. Consequently, the LSU AgCenter partnered with other agricultural organizations to ultimately develop a pro-active, voluntary program that addresses water quality, sustainability, and environmental stewardship while improving productivity. Program partners meet bi-monthly to discuss important program activities and events, as well progress on producer certifications.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture