Sunday, March 23, 2014

Should Raw Milk Be Sold in LA?

House Bill 247 has been introduced to the current Louisiana Legislative session, if passed it  would allow raw milk to be sold in our state.  As agritourism operators some of you may be affected by this decision. 

I urge each of you to read some of the articles below and decide on your position; then contact your legislator.  Click here to locate your representative.

Below are some links to articles that will help you decide on your position

American Academy of Pediatrics

Scientific Reference List

Friday, March 21, 2014

Briarwood Nature Preserve announces Annual Picnic and Fund Raiser

Briarwood Nature Preserve
Annual Picnic and Fund Raiser

Saturday, April 5, 2014
10:00 am until mid-afternoon
Tours start at 10:30 am

Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve
The premier native plant preserve in North Louisiana
216 Caroline Dormon Road
Saline, Louisiana, 71070

Our annual fundraiser with tours, lunch, plant sale, and a community of 
people with a wide ranging interest in native plants.

Tickets are $50.00 each

Tickets available at gate
or if before the 25th of March by mail at:
Briarwood Nature Preserve
P O Box 226
Natchitoches, LA,71457

Caroline Dormon Nature Preserve is located at 216 Caroline Dormon Road, Saline, LA, 71070, and is owned and funded by a foundation whose email is, and phone number 318-576-3379.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Eckert Shares Marketing Ideas

Jane Eckert has identified some new marketing ideas based on a recent survey.  Take a few minutes and learn what you can do to improve your marketing skills. Click here to read her article.

Friday, March 7, 2014

USDA Agriculture Census Shows Trends

The 2012 Agriculture Census provides us with a snapshot of what's happening with agriculture. Delta Farm Press has an article that provides the latest news. Click here for more.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Getting from Farm to Table

Farm Management Canada archives webinars and recently I enjoyed listening to one about "Marketing Local Products." Although the statistical data shared in the presentation is for Canadians, the conclusions drawn about marketing in general provides great information. Click here to view this  presentation and others.