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Master Wildlifer Programs To Be Offered Across State
(Distributed 03/10/05) The LSU AgCenter will offer a unique wildlife educational program at selected sites across the state beginning in late March. The program, "Master Wildlifer; Wildlife Conservation on Private Lands," is designed for landowners, land managers and outdoor recreation enthusiasts who are interested in including wildlife considerations in their current land management activities.

Youth Develop Relationships, Learn At 4-H Horse Camp

(Distributed 03/31/05) Forty-eight 4-H Club members and the adults who accompanied them recently spent two days learning new skills and developing a relationship with their horses during the Southwest Louisiana 4-H Horse Camp at the Burton Coliseum Outdoor Arena here.

Functional Foods Subject Of Annual Patrick Lecture Set For April 18
(Distributed 03/31/05) Functional foods and the role they play in disease risks will be the subject of a public lecture on the LSU campus April 18.

Experts Say La. Satsumas Beaten By Inferior Products
Quinn Guidry picking citrus

(Distributed 03/18/05) Citrus growers from California and Spain are beating Louisiana satsuma producers with inferior products, according to an LSU AgCenter horticulture professor.

Forest Landowners Learn About Industry During Ark-La-Tex Forum
(Distributed 03/18/05) More than 200 forest landowners and industry representatives attended the Ark-La-Tex Forestry Forum March 10 to learn techniques important in growing trees and maximizing the profit potential from their land.
NW La. Master Gardeners Announce Le Tour des Jardins 2005
Louisiana State Museum
(Distributed 03/23/05) The LSU AgCenter’s Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners have set April 9-10 for their annual tour of gardens.
Food, Fitness Integrated In Educational 4-H Camp
Teen Teacher
(Distributed 03/22/05) Nutrition and fitness were the focus of the annual 4-H Food and Fitness Camp this weekend (March 19-20) at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center.
Baton Rouge Couple Gives Sewing Machines To 4-H Program
Sewing Machines
(Distributed 03/22/05) A Baton Rouge couple recently donated more than 100 sewing machines to the LSU AgCenter for use in its 4-H program. The donation from John and Annette Douthat, owners of, was part of a national offer of machines made by the Douthats to stimulate interest in sewing by 4-Hers across the country.
LSU AgCenter Schedules Dairy Field Day For March 31
(Distributed 03/21/05) The LSU AgCenter’s Southeast Research Station in Franklinton has scheduled a March 31 field day to report on ongoing dairy research projects.
Iota Man Named 2005 La. Farmer Of Year
Gerald Frey
(Distributed 03/18/05) Gerard Frey has lost crops to drought. He has lost money because of low commodity prices. He even lost both kidneys during one tumultuous harvest. But Frey never lost his passion for farming, and his persistence was rewarded by being named the 2005 Louisiana Farmer of the Year during a banquet in Baton Rouge Friday (March 18) evening.
Crawfish Crop Abundant This Year
(Distributed 03/11/05) Louisiana crawfish farmers are producing an abundant crop this year – although an abundant supply generally means more smaller crawfish, according to Dr. Ray McClain, LSU AgCenter aquaculture professor.
Company Considering Plant That Would Use Rice Straw
(Distributed 03/10/05) A Texas company may build a $75 million plant in Louisiana to use rice straw to make building material, according to an environmental brokering and marketing firm.
Officials Share Knowledge About Asian Soybean Rust
(Distributed 03/10/05) LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Dr. David Lanclos and others shared information about the effects of Asian soybean rust on the crop in Brazil during a Farm Bureau Federation meeting held at the Rapides Parish Extension Center last week (March 4).
LSU AgCenter To Offer Master Wildlifer Programs Across State
(Distributed 03/10/05) The LSU AgCenter will offer a unique wildlife educational program at selected sites across the state beginning in late March.