Join our conversation about agritourism in Louisiana. Informative information from the LSU AgCenter will be posted on the blog to assist agritourism professionals in developing or expanding their agritourism ventures.
Deborah Cross-Young, Annie's Project Lousiana State Coordinator, has announced the next round of Annie's Workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 4th and Saturday March 18th at the Jeff Davis Parish LSU AgCenter Office at 1006 South Lake Arthur Ave., Jennings, LA For more information contact Mrs. Cross-Young at 225-281-9470 or e-mail her at email@example.com
In a recent post, I shared that Amelia Kent and a group of Swedish youth were touring America. Quite by accident Keller McKowen, husband of Roberta McKowen, met them while they were at the Richland Tractor Equipment store. Keller invited them to the farm and later learned that they had been following their farm's Herding Facebook page and Louisiana Ranchers
and Growers Association's page. The McKowen farm is in lambing season so that came to see.
These young Swedish women are touring the world examining Ag practices because they will take over their family businesses one day.
Roberta showed them fiber arts, cheese making and no till agriculture .
The Swedish Youth Farm Tour made a stop at Roberta McKowen, DVM's Grass Fed Lamb and Beef Agritourism Operation. They showcased , Louisiana Ranchers
and Growers Association, farm management strategies promoting wildlife and
sustainable soil; and diversified income streams through agritourism.
Attorney Rusty Rumley with the National Agricultural Law Center will be the featured speaker at two upcoming workshops on agritourism. Call today to reserve your spot; see details below:
November 8, 2016
9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station
1373 Caffey Road, Rayne, Louisiana
November 10, 2016
9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
LSU AgCenter Red River Research Station
262 Research Station Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana
Plan to arrive about 8:45 a.m. local time. Presentations will begin at 9:15 a.m. and end by 3:00 p.m. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
Registration is required. Pre-registration ends November 3, 2016 and is needed for meal accommodations. The registration fee is $15 per person. When you register, please indicate the workshop you are interested in and make checks payable to “LSU AgCenter” with your name, address, email address, and phone number to Dr. Maria Bampasidou, LSU Campus, 234 Martin Woodin Hall, Baton Rouge, La. 70803.