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 Home>News Archive>2012>February>Headline News>
Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show, Chili Cook-off, Car Show scheduled for March 24-25
(Distributed 02/29/12) A weekend full of food, flowers and fun is scheduled for Baton Rouge on March 24-25 when the LSU AgCenter presents the 10th Annual Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show, the sixth Annual Louisiana State and Regional Chili Cook-off and the third annual Baton Rouge Spring Car Show.

La. Young Ag Producers participants selected
(Distributed 02/28/12) Thirteen youth from around the state have been selected for the LSU AgCenter’s 2012-2013 Louisiana Young Ag Producers Program.

Florida Parishes forestry forum scheduled for March 16
(Distributed 02/28/12) HAMMOND, La. – The 23rd annual Florida Parishes Forestry Forum be held Friday, March 16, at the University Center at Southeastern Louisiana University.

LSU AgCenter offers 3 guides for managing pests, diseases, weeds
(Distributed 02/24/12) The LSU AgCenter is offering three updated guides online or printed about managing pests, plant diseases and weeds. The guides – the 2012 Louisiana Insect Pest Management Guide, 2012 Louisiana Plant Disease Management Guide and 2012 Louisiana Suggested Weed Management Guide – can be purchased for $12 per printed copy or downloaded free of charge.

Agriculture industry boosts rural Louisiana economy
(Distributed 02/24/12) YOUNGSVILLE, La. – The prosperity of many small, rural communities rises and falls with agriculture, and that sector of the economy had a $7.3 billion impact in Louisiana last year, according to Mike Salassi, LSU AgCenter economist.
Hank Rabb named 2012 La. Farmer of the Year [Image: Hank Rabb accepts award]
(Distributed 02/24/12) The Louisiana delta is known for its sprawling and fertile fields, and it’s where Hank Rabb has spent a lifetime working the land watching corn, cotton and soybeans grow into a bountiful harvest. For his dedication, Rabb was chosen as the 2012 Louisiana Farmer of the Year.
30 complete LSU AgCenter leadership program
(Distributed 02/23/12) Thirty men and women from four parishes graduated from the inaugural Leadership North program in New Roads on Feb. 16.
Marketing seafood topic of March 1 workshop in Delcambre
DELCAMBRE, La. – A free workshop sponsored by the LSU AgCenter to help seafood producers get their products to market and to comply with regulations will be March 1 at the Shrimp Festival building.
13th annual Southwest Garden Festival set for March 23-24 in Lake Charles
LAKE CHARLES, La. – The 13th annual Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival will be held March 23-24 at Burton Coliseum from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Louisiana youths named champions at 77th Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show
(Distributed 02/20/12) GONZALES, La. – Hundreds of young people from across Louisiana were named state champions during the 77th Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show Feb. 11-18 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
Youths earn Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Awards [Image: Premier Exhibitor]
(Distributed 02/20/12) GONZALES, La. – Six exceptional Louisiana youths were recognized Saturday (Feb. 18) for their knowledge, skills and communication abilities as they were named winners of the Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Awards at the 77th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.
Northshore Garden Show scheduled for March 16-17
(Distributed 02/17/12) The LSU AgCenter and the St. Tammany Master Gardeners will hold their annual garden show and plant sale March 16-17 at the St. Tammany Fairgrounds in Covington.
Hammond Spring Garden Day set for March 10
Distributed 02/17/12) The Hammond Spring Garden Day is set for March 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station.
4-H/FFA livestock projects lead to awards for youngsters, volunteer
(Distributed 2/18/12) The LSU AgCenter honored several Louisiana 4-H and FFA participants Saturday (Feb. 18) for their work with youth livestock projects. The awards to one volunteer and five young people were presented during ceremonies that concluded the 77th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The event ran Feb. 11-18 and attracted approximately 2,500 young people who exhibited about 7,000 animals.