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LSU AgCenter Collaborates With State Fair To Enhance Junior Livestock Show
(Distributed 07/29/05) LSU AgCenter and State Fair of Louisiana officials recently entered an agreement designed to improve the State Fair’s Junior Livestock Show.

Officials ‘Break Ground’ For New Livestock Facility
Reviewing plans for Dean Lee livestock facilities

(Distributed 07/29/05) LSU AgCenter officials and other dignitaries ceremonially ‘broke ground’ for the new AgCenter’s Dean Lee Livestock Facilities and Sales Arena south of here Tuesday (July 26).

Youth Financial Summit Stimulates, Motivates Educators
(Distributed 07/28/05) John Turner came to Baton Rouge from the New Orleans area to learn how to get involved in teaching youth financial literacy. He joined about 100 Louisiana school teachers and others who work with youth Wednesday and Thursday (July 27-28) to learn more about teaching financial literacy, especially to the state’s youth.

LSU AgCenter Watershed Summit To Address Rural, Urban Water Concerns
(Distributed 07/28/05) Finding the correct balance for water use is on a lot of people’s minds these days. To help developers and urban dwellers learn about the water-related issues involved in interface between today’s rural and urban areas, the LSU AgCenter is hosting the 2005 Northwest Louisiana Watershed Summit Aug. 11.

LSU AgCenter Announces Western Gulf Silvicultural Technology Exchange
(Distributed 07/28/05) Forest landowners and professionals will get a better understanding of managing their forests to increase productivity and sustainability during the first Western Gulf Silvicultural Technology Exchange slated for Sept. 1 here.
Process Holds Promise For Recycling Pressure Treated Wood
(Distributed 07/27/25) A process for recycling treated wood products could save on disposal costs and liability concerns by keeping treated wood out of high-cost landfills, according to developers at the LSU AgCenter.
Improved Dune Plants Goal Of LSU AgCenter Research
Students dig up sea oats
(Distributed 07/27/05) Hundreds of sea oat plants bent in the breeze on a sandy beach as LSU AgCenter researchers walked among them, looking for plants with potential to help stem erosion on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast.
Researchers To Examine Forest Certification Attitudes
(Distributed 07/26/05) Researchers from the LSU AgCenter and Mississippi State University are starting a project to measure how well nonindustrial private forest landowners understand certification programs.
Producers Learn About Conservation Practices During Visit To Model Farm
Brian Howard speaks at model farm field day
(Distributed 07/25/05) Brian Howard admits he sometimes wonders why he makes the effort to grow crops using conservation tillage methods. But then he says he sees the long-term benefits and realizes "it’s all worth it." Conservation tillage was just one of several best management practices Louisiana Master Farmer candidates learned when they toured Howard’s model farm here Thursday (July 21).
LSU AgCenter Helping Residents Face Challenges Of Making Communities Better
(Distributed 07/22/05) Solutions for many of the problems in West Carroll Parish are formulated by community leaders and residents who gather around a little yellow table in the back of an old country store here and discuss local issues. Dr. James Barnes, director of the LSU AgCenter’s Rural Development Center, frequently joins in those discussions, and he says every community should have a yellow table where ideas can be hashed out.
Experts Say Forest Management Must Include Environmental Component
(Distributed 07/22/05) Forests will continue to be an integral part of the landscape of Louisiana and the entire South for years to come, according to speakers at a recent conference sponsored by the LSU AgCenter’s School of Renewable Natural Resources.
New Varieties Highlight Of Sugarcane Field Day
Luke Etheredge speaks at sugarcane field day
(Distributed 07/21/05) LSU AgCenter sugarcane researchers showcased new varieties at the sugarcane field day Wednesday (July 20). And LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station resident coordinator Dr. Kenneth Gravois said there is a tremendous amount of interest in these new varieties.
Alligator ‘Leftovers’ May Yield New Products
(Distributed 07/21/05) Louisiana produces about a million pounds of alligator waste – primarily carcasses – each year, and Texas, Georgia and Florida produce another 800,000 or so pounds a year. If LSU AgCenter researchers have their way, that waste will be turned into a usable product – collagen.
State Horse Show Winners Announced
(Distributed 07/18/05) About 600 young horse enthusiasts participated in the LSU AgCenter’s 2005 State 4-H & FFA Horse Show, held for the first time at the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center here July 11-16.