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Grant Funds Additional Educational Opportunities
(Distributed 05/26/05) More educational opportunities will soon be available to people living in the Lower Mississippi Delta Region of Louisiana. College classes are expected to be offered this fall at the LSU AgCenter’s Delta Rural Development Center in Oak Grove.

Lack Of Rain Offers Good, Bad For Soybean, Rice Farmers
(Distributed 05/26/05) This year’s lack of rainfall offers both good and bad news for rice farmers.

4-H’ers Become Chefs For A Day At Emeril’s
4-H'ers Watch Chef At Emeril's Homebase

(Distributed 05/26/05) A group of 4-H’ers from Plaquemines Parish were able to show off their culinary skills during a recent field trip to Emeril’s Homebase, the headquarters for Emeril’s Restaurants in New Orleans.

Trail Dedicated To Former LSU AgCenter Forester
Prince Family Walks Trail Dedicated To Former LSU AgCenter Forester

(Distributed 05/26/05) An educational trail in the Alexander State Forest was dedicated to a former LSU AgCenter forester earlier this month – in recognition of his efforts in developing such educational endeavors.

LSU AgCenter Agents Teaching Juvenile Detainees About Good Character
Teaching Character Education
(Distributed 05/26/05) LSU AgCenter agents are taking character education programs to youth offenders in detention centers in the state. In one example, LSU AgCenter 4-H agent Chantel Williams of Jefferson Parish recently was offering two different opportunities for character educational at the Bridge City Center for Youth near New Orleans.
Take Action To Avoid Lawn Problems Associated With Drought
(Distributed 05/26/05) Dry conditions often persist in most parts of Louisiana this time of year and into the summer, but LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dr. Tom Koske says there are actions you can take to avoid the lawn problems associated with drought.
LSU AgCenter Recycling Could Keep Treated Wood Out Of Landfills
Recycling A Utility Pole
(Distributed 05/25/05) What to do with decommissioned, preservative-treated wood has become a burning issue. Well, not burning, actually. That’s one of the methods that can’t be used any longer, according to Dr. Todd Shupe of the LSU AgCenter.
National Wood Preservers’ Group Tours LSU AgCenter’s Termite Research Site
Wood Preservers Group Tours LSU AgCenter Termite Research Site
(Distributed 05/25/05) Nearly 100 members of the American Wood Preservers’ Association took time from their three-day convention in New Orleans recently to tour LSU AgCenter termite research sites near Port Sulphur.
Daylilly Festival To Honor Charles Dill Sr.
Charles Dill Jr. Picking Camellias
(Distributed 05/25/05) The Abbeville Daylily Festival is honoring Charles Dill Sr. for his love of plants and his community. The free festival will be under the oak trees of Magdalene Square in downtown Abbeville from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. June 4.
LSU AgCenter Leadership, Economic Development Classes Show Results
CLED Class Discussion
(Distributed 05/20/05) A group made up of nearly equal numbers of younger and older residents of East Feliciana Parish recently completed the second Community Leadership and Economic Development class conducted by LSU AgCenter faculty members in that area.
Louisiana 4-H’er Recognized With National Award For Spreading ‘Sunshine’
Amanda Pittmon showing how she makes jewelry known as "Beads of Sunshine"
(Distributed 05/20/05) Amanda Pittmon knows too well what it’s like to be in a hospital and not have a lot to smile about. But she’s using her personal experiences and what she is learning as an LSU AgCenter 4-H Club member to help others.
'Safe Room' Provides Protection From Storms, High Winds
Showing construction of "safe room"
(Distributed 05/20/05) With hurricane season approaching, Louisianians are becoming concerned about how to protect themselves from the strong winds that come with hurricanes and the tornados they spawn.
Unusual Spring Rain Patterns Causing Problems for Farmers
Portable weather station photo
(Distributed 05/19/05) Prolonged rains in early spring and unusually dry conditions now across the state are causing many farmers to wonder if they will be able to plant and grow crops this year.
4-H’er Named To Acadiana Volunteers Hall Of Fame
4-H'er and Volunteer Honored By United Way Of Acadiana
(Distributed 05/17/05) Even though 4-H’er Megan Cormier of Carencro now is in a hall of fame, she’s not sitting back to count her laurels.Cormier recently was inducted into the United Way of Acadiana Volunteers Hall of Fame, but she was almost immediately working on another volunteer project.