Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Register for March Agritourism Safety Management Workshops


Workshop registration is still open.

Just one change:

The March 7th workshop will be held at the LSU AgCenter's Hill Farm Research Station 
located in Homer at 11959 Hwy. 9
For March 7th, register at this link: www.lsuagriarcadia.eventbrite.com

March 9th, in Albany, register at this link: www.lsuagrialbany.eventbrite.com
Workshop is FREE; please register by February 28, 2017
For more details click here.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Register Now for Annie's Project in Jennings



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 dcross1@outlook.com



































Thursday, January 26, 2017

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Webinar

Register today for the webinar to learn more about grant funds available.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

LA Women in Agriculture Conference, Feb. 9-10

Special Guest Speaker, Kim Bremmer from Wisconsin is a true “ag-vocate”! You can find more information about her on her website, Ag Inspirations.

Meeting Location: Holiday Inn Downtown 701 4th Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 (Special room rates available if reserved up to 30 days before event) 
Registration: Registration - $50 - www.LAWomeninAG.com
Contact: Please email info@LouisianaWomeninAG.com with any questions.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Facebook Helps Swedish Group Find McKowen Farm

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 . 

Swedish Youth Farm Tour

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.





Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Attorney will Speak at Upcoming Workshops on Liability Issues

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
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.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Dora Ann Hatch
318-927-9654 x229
dhatch@agcenter.lsu.edu
Dr. Maria Bampasidou
225-578-2367
mbampasidou@agcenter.lsu.edu
An agenda, general information on agritourism,
and associated material are available at


www.lsuagcenter.com/agritourism