Farm Resources in Central Region

 Agritourism

   
Articles on Agritourism
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

Agritourism Organizations & Professionals
There are 66 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Agritourism Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Agritourism
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
CM Farms, LLC
- Dry Creek, LA
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Grant Christmas Tree Farm and Syrup Mill
Gray & Mollie Anderson - Grant, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
WesMar Farms
- Moreauville, LA
Conservation Districts
Allen SWCD
Ann Woodard - District Secretary - Oberlin, LA
Avoyelles SWCD
Madeline Coco - Program Assistant - Marksville, LA
Boeuf River SWCD
Melissa Harwell - District Secretary - Rayville, LA
Calcasieu SWCD
Rose Sharbeno - District Secretary - Leesville, LA
Catahoula SWCD
Barbara Wright - District Secretary - Jonesville, LA
Dugdemona SWCD
Vikkie Lafollette - District Secretary - Winnfield, LA
Grant SWCD
Virginia Foster - District Secretary - Colfax, LA
LaSalle SWCD
Cynthia Powell - District Secretary - Jena, LA
Natchitoches SWCD
Tina Poche - District Secretary/Program Assistant - Natchitoches, LA
Rapides SWCD
Irene C. Logan - District Secretary/Program Assistant - Alexandria, LA
Cooperative Extension
Allen Parish Extension
Randall Bellon - County Agent - OBERLIN, LA
Avoyelles Parish Extension
Terry Washington - County Agent - Mansura, LA
Beauregard Parish Extension
Robert Turley - Agent - Deridder, LA
Caldwell Parish Extension
Jimmy Mccann - County Agent - COLUMBIA, LA
Catahoula Parish Extension
Karen Allbritton - Administrative Coordinator - HARRISONBURG, LA
Grant Parish Extension
Robert Hutchins - Agent - Colfax, LA
Jackson Parish Extension
Wendy Pesnell - Assistant Extension Agent - JONESBORO, LA
LaSalle Parish Extension
Kimberly Evans - Extension Agent - 4-H - Jena, LA
Natchitoches Parish Extension
Stephen Roberts - Assistant Extension Agent - Natchitoches, LA
Rapides Parish Extension
Rodney Johnson - Agent - ALEXANDRIA, LA
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC)
- Baton Rouge, LA
Vernon Parish Extension
Kathryn Rector - Administrative Coordinator - Leesville, LA
Winn Parish Extension
Walter Moon Jr. - Agent - WINNFIELD, LA
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Cane River Green Market (Farmers Market)
Cassy Thompson - Natchitoches, LA
DeRidder Farmers’ Market
Ashley Rush - Deridder, LA
Farmers Market Gardening & Gift Shop-Roadside Stand
Kylie Howard - Jena, LA
Good Food Project
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana - Alexandria, LA
Marksville Farmers’ Market
Paige Rabalais - Marksville, LA
Oberlin Farmers Market
Brenda Byrd - Oberlin, LA
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana
Jayne Wright-Velez - Executive Director - Alexandria, LA
Winn Farmers’ Market
Donny Moon - Winnfield, LA
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Doug Gregory - Executive Director - Tampa, FL
Imperial Calcasieu RC&D Council
- Jennings, LA
Southwest States RC&D Councils
- Roland, AR
Trailblazer RC&D Council
Ellzey Simmons - Ruston, LA
Twin Valley RC&D Council
- Natchitoches, LA
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Abba's Hill Organics
John Harris - Many, LA
Bayou Farm
Bailly Keller LLC - Ville Platte, LA
Cane River Green Market
- Natchitoches, LA
Earth Share Gardens
- Lafayette, LA
Garden Distric Urban Farm
Marrijane Yerger - Monroe, LA
Good Food Project
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana - Alexandria, LA
Gotreaux Family Farms
- Scott, LA
GROW. Farm
Nick Usner - Bush, LA
Inglewood Farm
Natalie S. Seeling - Marketing Coordinator - Alexandria, LA
Iverstine Family Farms
- Kentwood, LA
J. Supple's Sons Planting Company
Jimmy Ewing, Jr. - Farm Manager - Bayou Goula, LA
Louisiana Grown. Real. Fresh. Logo Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hammond, LA
Mark & Mary's City Farm
- Lafayette, LA
Marksville Farmers' Market
- Marksville, LA
Nature's Bountea
Kevin Cannaday - Ruston, LA
Oberlin Farmers Market
Brenda Byrd - Market Manager - Oberlin, LA
Port Hudson Organics CSA
Will and Thais Perkins - Zachary, LA
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hamond, LA
The Garden in Folsom
John Bartlett - Folsom, LA
Tompkins Farm
Jim Tompkins - Covington, LA
WesMar Farms
- Moreauville, LA
Winn Farmers’ Market
- Winnfield, LA

 Beginning Farmer

   
Articles on Beginning Farmer
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

New Farmers Website

A new online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s www.usda.gov/newfarmers has in-depth information, including: how to increase access to land and capital; build new markets; participate in conservation opportunities; select and use the right risk management tools; and access USDA education and technical support programs.

Cooperative Extension links are included among the Research, Technical Assistance and Education resources. The website will also feature instructive case studies about beginning farmers who have successfully used USDA resources to start or expand their business operations.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
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If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

pdf The Biology of Soil Compaction
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Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
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Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
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Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Troubleshooting Your Compost Pile
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Symptoms, possible causes, and solutions to problems with your compost pile.

pdf Static Pile Backyard Composting: 12 Easy Steps
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Brochure provides detailed, simple instructions for backyard composting.

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

pdf Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana
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A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. View on lsuagcenter.c ...

pdf Backyard Composting: Waste to Resources
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This publication explains what composting is and how it works, and it describes different composting systems. Solutions to problems that may arise are provided as well as suggestions about how to use your compost.

Tips on Selling Flowers at the Farmers Market
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Selling flowers can add a new dimension to your produce display at the farmers market. People can’t resist bending over and smelling a fresh cut flower.

pdf Creating Your Own E-Business In 10 Easy Steps
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There are many advantages to opening an e-business. An e-business eliminates the need for a storefront and allows the owner to have flexible hours.

pdf Resource Guide for Agritourism Entrepreneurs Fact Sheet
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This guide contains Web addresses and reading materials helpful to agritourism entrepreneurs.

pdf Agritourism Plan of Operation
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An agritourism plan of operation is a planning document that assists agritourism professionals in complying with La R.S. 9:2795.5 to reduce agritourism liability.

pdf Highlights of Louisiana Agriculture 2012
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2012 data on forestry, crops, animals, fisheries and other enterprises based in agriculture and natural resources add up to multibillion-dollar industries for the state of Louisiana.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY AND FORAGE CROP PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2007
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This report presents estimates of projected production costs for beef cattle, dairy and forage-crop production in Louisiana for 2007.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR CRAWFISH AND CATFISH PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2006
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This report presents estimates of projected production costs for crawfish and catfish production in Louisiana for 2006.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR CRAWFISH AND CATFISH PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2007
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This report presents estimates of projected costs for crawfish and catfish production in Louisiana for 2007.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY AND FORAGE CROP PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2008
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This report presents estimates of projected 2008 production costs associated with the production of beef cattle, dairy cattle and forage crops in Louisiana.

pdf Crawfish Production in Louisiana
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This report presents estimates of projected costs of producing crawfish in Louisiana for the 2008 season.

pdf Determining Cash Rental Rates for Agricultural Land
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This publication explains three potential methods to determine cash rental rates for landowners and tenants, as well as items to be included in a land rental agreement.

pdf 2006 Projected Beef Cattle, Dairy and Forage Crop Production in Louisiana
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 This report presents estimates of projected production costs for beef cattle production, dairy production and forage crop production for the 2006 crop year.

pdf 2010 Projected Costs and Returns - Cotton, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum and Wheat, Louisiana
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 This report presents projected commodity production costs and returns for cotton, soybeans, grain sorghum and wheat produced in Louisiana for the 2010 crop year.

pdf ENTERPRISE BUDGETS FOR ORNAMENTAL CROPS IN PLANT HARDINESS ZONES 8 AND 9
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The report includes enterprise production cost budgets for the following container-grown ornamental crops in plant hardiness zones 8 and 9: indica azalea, crape myrtle, liriope, southern live oak, lantana and fig.

pdf Equipment
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Well maintained and adjusted planting and spraying equipment is crucial for obtaining good stands and weed control in conservation tillage systems.

pdf Backyard Composting - Wastes to Resources
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Which composting system is right for you? Find the answers and more in this helpful guide to composting

pdf Weed Management
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Weed management in conservation tillage systems can be vastly different than traditional conventional tillage systems. Managing weeds in conservation tillage requires a planned and systematic approach.

pdf Disease Management
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For disease to initiate and develop, several factors must be present and working together. These factors are: 1) a favorable environment for disease development, 2) a pathogen (disease-causing organism), and 3) a plant susceptible to the pathogen.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook: Final Thoughts
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This publication was designed to inspire producers considering moving to a conservation tillage system. As with conventional tillage, conservation tillage systems have hurdles that must be overcome.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook: Introduction
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Louisiana is blessed with some of the most fertile and productive soils in the world. The climate is ideal for the production of a wide variety of winter and summer agronomic crops.

pdf Winter Cover Crops
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Winter cover crops with excellent potential for use in rotations in Louisiana include vetches, winter peas and some clovers. Biomass of these crops can exceed 2 tons per acre and contain 120 pounds or more of fixed and scavenged nitrogen per acre.

pdf Variety Selection and Seedling Rates
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Conservation practices of reduced tillage and cover crops can be successfully used with any crop or crop sequences of monocropping, doublecropping, or cover/green manure cropping without major changes in varieties or seeding rates.

pdf Fertilizer and Lime
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Conversion from a conventional tillage system in which the soil is worked extensively, to a conservation tillage system in which the soil is rarely or never disturbed, causes significant changes in the soil.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook
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Handbook covers the following topics:  Crop Rotations Winter Cover Crops Variety Selection and Seeding Rates Fertilizer and Liming ...

pdf Arthropod Pest Management
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The widespread adoption of conservation tillage systems for Louisiana crops has indirectly created changes in the pest spectrum and severity of problems in Louisiana’s crops.

pdf 2007 Census of Agriculture, State Profile Summary: Louisiana
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State wide summary comparing data in 2002 and 2007, including percent change, for number of farms, amount of land (acres) in farms, average farm size (acres), market value of products sold (crops or livestock), and government payments.

pdf 2007 Census of Agriculture Louisiana State and Parish Data Volume 1 • Geographic Area Series • Part 18
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Issued February 2009 , Updated December 2009

pdf Agritourism Fact Sheet: Tips on Direct Marketing
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Growing fruits and vegetables for some farmers is easy compared to selling the produce through farmers' markets, community supported agricutlure (CSA) or road-side stands where earning customers' trust and loyalty is important.

pdf Agritourism: A New Agricultural Business Enterprise
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Agritourism is a business venture on a working farm, ranch or agricultural enterprise that offers educaitonal and fun experiences for visitors while generating supplemental income for the owner.

pdf Urban Storm Water Runoff: Roads, Highways, Bridges
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Best Management Practices (BMPS) for Coastal Louisiana Nonpoint Source Pollution.

Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals
There are 363 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Conservation Districts
Allen SWCD
Ann Woodard - District Secretary - Oberlin, LA
Avoyelles SWCD
Madeline Coco - Program Assistant - Marksville, LA
Boeuf River SWCD
Melissa Harwell - District Secretary - Rayville, LA
Calcasieu SWCD
Rose Sharbeno - District Secretary - Leesville, LA
Catahoula SWCD
Barbara Wright - District Secretary - Jonesville, LA
Dugdemona SWCD
Vikkie Lafollette - District Secretary - Winnfield, LA
Grant SWCD
Virginia Foster - District Secretary - Colfax, LA
LaSalle SWCD
Cynthia Powell - District Secretary - Jena, LA
Natchitoches SWCD
Tina Poche - District Secretary/Program Assistant - Natchitoches, LA
Rapides SWCD
Irene C. Logan - District Secretary/Program Assistant - Alexandria, LA
Conservation Groups and Associations
Agrarian Trust
Brooke Werley
AGree
Deborah Atwood - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Alliance for Community Trees
Carrie Gallagher - Executive Director - Washington, DC
America's Wetland Foundation
- New Orleans, LA
American Agri-Women
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
- Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
- Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Ron Regan - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Bat Conservation International
Andrew Walker - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Baton Rouge Audubon Society
- Baton Rouge, LA
Black Bear Conservation Coalition
- Baton Rouge, LA
Black Bear Conservation Coalition
Paul Davidson - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Gary M. Tabor - Executive Director - Bozeman, MT
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Civil War Preservation Trust
Jim Campi - Policy and Communications Director - Washington, DC
Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana
- Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Conservation Association - National
- Houston, TX
Conservation Force
John J Jackson - President - Metairie, LA
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
Frank Lowenstein, Forest Health Program - The Nature Conservancy - Sheffield, MA
Dogwood Alliance
- Asheville, NC
East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture
Catherine Rideout - Coordinator - Atlanta, GA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Deb Balliet - Chief Executive Officer - Lexington, KY
Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund
Jerry Pennick - Director of Land Assistance Fund - East Point, GA
Forest Guild
Fred Clark - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Friends of the Atchafalaya
Charles Caillouet - Baton Rouge, LA
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Gulf Restoration Network
Cyn Sarthou - Executive Director - New Orleans, LA
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Louisiana Forestry Association
Buck Vandersteen - Executive Director - Alexandria, LA
Louisiana Landowners Association
Paul Frey - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Landowners Association (LLA)
Paul D. Frey - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Purchase Cypress Legacy
Harvey Stern - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana Wildlife Federation
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Hunters 4 the Hungry Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Angeline Rodgers - Acting Coordinator - Vicksburg, MS
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
Keith McKnight - Coordinator - Vicksburg, MS
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Moore-Odom Wildlife Foundation, Inc.
Jennie Scalfano - Director/Secretary/Treasurer - Orange, TX
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Network of Forest Practitioners
Colin Donohue - Executive Director - Athens, OH
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Amy Maniatis - Chief Marketing Officer - Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
Bryan Burhans - Director of Land Management Programs - Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Operation 1-1-1
Scott Burns - Director, Walton Family Foundation Environmental Focus Area - Washington, DC
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Partnership for Conservation
Randy Bampfield - Co-Chair- Legal Committee - Washington, DC
Partnership for Gulf Coast Land Conservation
Elizabeth Barber - Biloxi, MS
Partnership for Southern Forestland Conservation
- Clemson, SC
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
- Houston, TX
Restore the Mississippi River Delta
- Baton Rouge, LA
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Athens, GA
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Jackson, MS
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Tensas Conservancy Coalition
Markham A Dickson Jr. - Shreveport, LA
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Trust for Public Land, Louisiana State Office
- New Orleans, LA
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Cooperative Extension
Allen Parish Extension
Randall Bellon - County Agent - OBERLIN, LA
Avoyelles Parish Extension
Terry Washington - County Agent - Mansura, LA
Beauregard Parish Extension
Robert Turley - Agent - Deridder, LA
Caldwell Parish Extension
Jimmy Mccann - County Agent - COLUMBIA, LA
Catahoula Parish Extension
Karen Allbritton - Administrative Coordinator - HARRISONBURG, LA
Grant Parish Extension
Robert Hutchins - Agent - Colfax, LA
Jackson Parish Extension
Wendy Pesnell - Assistant Extension Agent - JONESBORO, LA
LaSalle Parish Extension
Kimberly Evans - Extension Agent - 4-H - Jena, LA
Natchitoches Parish Extension
Stephen Roberts - Assistant Extension Agent - Natchitoches, LA
Rapides Parish Extension
Rodney Johnson - Agent - ALEXANDRIA, LA
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC)
- Baton Rouge, LA
Vernon Parish Extension
Kathryn Rector - Administrative Coordinator - Leesville, LA
Winn Parish Extension
Walter Moon Jr. - Agent - WINNFIELD, LA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Agricultural Sales Tax Exemption
LA
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Forest Protection Tax
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Dairy Producers Refundable Tax Credit Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Use Value Statue for Agricultural, Horticultural, Marsh and Timber Lands
LA
Louisiana Wildlife Management Tax Exemption
LA
Ray Kinney
Barber & Kinney, LLC - Broker/General Appraiser - Ridgeland, MS
Government Agencies
Angela Dickson
LA Office of Forestry - Natchitoches, LA
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Don Smith
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - Walker, LA
Epney Brasher
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - Amite, LA
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Doug Gregory - Executive Director - Tampa, FL
Jim Caldwell
USFS - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Office of Soil and Water Conservation
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation
A. Kell McInnis, III - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Louisiana State Office - Alexandria, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
The Office of Animal Health and Food Safety
Brent Robbins, D.V.M., M.B.A. - State Veterinarian - Baton Rouge, LA
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Wade Dubea
LA Office of Ag and Forestry - State Forester - Baton Rouge, LA
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Land Surveyors
A Hebert Land Surveying
Ryan Patrick Hebert - Kaplan, LA
Green Laws Website
Prof. Buck Abbey,ASLA, paAIA - Landscape Ordinance Research Project - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board
Donna Sentell - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
S. E. Huey Co.
- Monroe, LA
Tobias P. Ford Jr., PLS, RPLS
- St. Francisville, LA
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Doug Gregory - Executive Director - Tampa, FL
Imperial Calcasieu RC&D Council
- Jennings, LA
Southwest States RC&D Councils
- Roland, AR
Trailblazer RC&D Council
Ellzey Simmons - Ruston, LA
Twin Valley RC&D Council
- Natchitoches, LA
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Bayou Robert Cooperative
Glen Breithaupt - General Manager - Lecompte, LA
Producers Mutual Gin Company
Grady Bubenzer - President - Cheneyville, LA
Staple Cotton Cooperative Association
Meredith B. Allen - President and CEO - Greenwood, MS
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Small Farm Resources
Bayou Rapides Best Produce-Roadside Stand
Glenda Andries - Boyce, LA
Chad Wright
Southern AgCredit - Loan Officer - Ruston, LA
CM Farms-Roadside Stand
Jackie Melsheimer - Dry Creek, LA
Doherty's Tomato Patch & More!-Roadside Stand
Sara Doherty - Deridder, LA
E & B Produce & Nursery-Roadside Stand
Ellen Lytle-Bowles - Deridder, LA
F F & M Farms-Roadside Stand
David & Margaret Fowler - Winnfield, LA
Farm Credit Bank of Texas
- Austin, TX
First South Farm Credit
Roger Chappell - President & CEO - Ridgeland, MS
Harris & Harris Produce-Roadside Stand
Linda or Anthony Harris - Pineville, LA
Homegrown Produce-Roadside Stand
Nathan Reddick - Columbia, LA
Inglewood Harvest Market
Keenan McDonald - Alexandria, LA
Jones Roadside Stand-Roadside Stand
Roy Jones - Winnfield, LA
Leeper Produce-Roadside Stand
Verlie & Keith Leeper - Winnfield, LA
Louisiana Economic Development
Steven Moret - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Grown. Real. Fresh. Logo Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hammond, LA
Louisiana Land Bank
Ernest Girouard - Chairman - Monroe, LA
Louisiana Land Bank, ACA
- Monroe, LA
Merryville Fresh Produce Mkt-Roadside Stand
O. R. Fields - Merryville, LA
Ole Grey Mule-Roadside Stand
Bobby Blair - Alexandria, LA
Plantation Pecan Co.-Roadside Stand
H.C. Miller III - Waterproof, LA
Poole Produce-Roadside Stand
Robert Poole - Cheneyville, LA
Rance Robertson Produce-Roadside Stand
Rance & Patsy Robertson - Pollock, LA
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Seasonal Sensations-Roadside Stand
Donna Arrington - Forest Hill, LA
Southern AgCredit
Joe Hayman - Chief Executive Officer - Ridgeland, MS
Steven Guillory-Roadside Stand
Steven Guillory - Marksville, LA
The Garden Patch Market
Esther Coco Boe - Mansura, LA
Third Street Market
Sam Kincade - Leesville, LA
Tolbert Produce-Roadside Stand
J.C. & Patricia Tolbert - Jonesville, LA
Up to Grow Good-Roadside Stand
Paul & Nicole Lyles - Cottonport, LA
White's Farm-Roadside Stand
Huey P. White - Goldonna, LA
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Economic Development Assistance
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Prescribed Burning Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Solid Waste Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Alligator Program
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Artificial Reef Program
Mike McDonough - LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Program
Dana Naquin - Baton Rouge, LA
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Office of the Governor - Coastal Activities - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetland Re-vegetation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Commodity Promotion and Research - LDAF
Michell Estay - Director - Hammond, LA
EPA/Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Protection Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forestry Productivity Program
Pat Aronstein - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Horticulture & Quarantine Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Hunter Education-LDWF
John Sturgis - Range Safety Officer - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Economic Development
Steven Moret - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Firewise program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program
David R. Campbell - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Marine Education Resources
Dianne Lindstedt - Education Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Heritage Program
Amity Bass - Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)
Brian Wynne - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Regional Restoration Planning Program (RRP Program)
Charles Armbruster, Program Manager - LOSCO - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Statewide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Eric Baka - RCW Safe Harbor Coordinator - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Kathryn Fontenot - SARE State Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Certified Prescribed Burner Program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - LDAF - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Invasive Species Website
Richard Campanella - Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana's Nonpoint Source Pollution Unit - LDEQ
Gwendolyn Berthelot - Baton Rouge, LA
LSU AgCenter
Bill Richardson - Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture - Baton Rouge, LA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Nutria Control Program
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Coastal Management - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Keith Lovell - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide & Environmental Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division - LDAF
Bobby Simoneaux - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Private Land Management Assistance
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Randy Rentz
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry - Forestry Reforestation Branch Chief - Columbia, LA
Reforestation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Seed Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hamond, LA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Specialty Crops Program
- Hamond, LA
State Wildlife Grant Program in Louisiana
Sam Holcomb - SWG Coordinator - LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Urban Forestry Department
City of Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Louisiana State Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Willie F. Cooper - State Executive Director - Alexandria, LA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Stewardship Program - Louisiana
Timothy J. Landreneau - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
Environmental Quality Incentives Program - Louisiana
Steve Cruse - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Gulf of Mexico Initiative
Chris Hartley - Conservation Initiatives CoordinatorDC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Louisiana Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Leslie L. Michael - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
Louisiana Gulf of Mexico Initiative (GoMI)
Johanna Pate - Gulf of Mexico Initiative Coordinator - Alexandria, LA
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative
Jason Weller - USDA, NRCS, Office of the Chief - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Scott - EdwardsDC
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Louisiana State Office - Alexandria, LA
Natural Resources Conservation Service Louisiana
Sarah Haymaker - State Conservationist - Alexandria, LA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center (LAPMC)
Garret Thomassie - PMC Manager - Galliano, LA
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Cathy Accardo
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area I Director - Monroe, LA
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Charles Miniex
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area III Director - Lafayette, LA
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Reinette Foster
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area II Director - Natchitoches, LA
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana
Clarence W. Hawkins - State Director - Alexandria, LA
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Farm Best Management Practices
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

pdf Stream Crossing
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Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

pdf How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
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Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

pdf Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
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A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf Troubleshooting Your Compost Pile
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Symptoms, possible causes, and solutions to problems with your compost pile.

pdf Static Pile Backyard Composting: 12 Easy Steps
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Brochure provides detailed, simple instructions for backyard composting.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

pdf Southern Organic Resource Guide: A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

pdf Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

pdf Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

pdf Grazing Management Affects Runoff Water Quality and Forage Yield
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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses the relationship between the poultry and cattle industry in Arkansas, namely their production and use, respectively, of phosphorus-rich poultry litter.

pdf Sampling Poultry Litter for Nutrient Content
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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses benefits and sampling principles for testing poultry litter because, “Applying poultry litter without knowing its nutrient content is similar to applying commercial fertilizer without knowledge of its nutrient content (e.g ...

pdf Management of Recreational and Farm Ponds in Louisiana
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This publication reviews planning considerations and management recommendations relating to a number of uses for small ponds in Louisiana.

pdf Conservation buffers: wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

pdf Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
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Summary Findings The Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds practice (CP33) is the first Federal conservation practice to target species-specific population recovery goals of a national wildlife conservation initiative (the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative).

pdf Working Trees for Agriculture
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Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

pdf Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
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pdf Environmental Best Management Practices for Louisiana Swine Production
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The swine industry is one of the smaller animal industries in Louisiana, contributing approximately $2.58 million to the state’s economy in 2010.

pdf Agritourism Best Management Practices & Plan of Operation
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This publication contains the definition for the plan of operation for an agritourism venture in Louisiana, and suggests best management practices for agritourism professionals to follow to minimize their risks.

pdf Backyard Composting: Waste to Resources
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This publication explains what composting is and how it works, and it describes different composting systems. Solutions to problems that may arise are provided as well as suggestions about how to use your compost.

pdf Agricultural Solid Waste Best Management Practices Guidelines
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Guidelines for the best management practices for composting yard waste, race track stable bedding or other woody waste or agricultural production/processing wastes needing a permanent facility.

pdf Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi.
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ABSTRACT.—Grassland bird populations are sharply declining in North America. Changes in agricultural practices during the past 50 years have been suggested as one of the major causes of this decline.

pdf Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
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 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

pdf Vegetative Shelterbelts on Poultry Farms for Air Emission Management
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This fact sheet defines the difference between a vegetative shelterbelt and structural windbreak.  It concludes, “A well-designed and positioned vegetative shelter-belt on a poultry farm can be used as a practical air emission mitigation technology.& ...

pdf Partial Composting for Biodrying Organic Materials
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This factsheet differentiates composting from biodrying, with the former leading to good soil amendments and the latter leading to good material for bioenergy production.& ...

pdf Pond Culture of Tilapia
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Summary of the most popular method for raising tilapia in the U.S. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Composting
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This factsheet explains the compost process, what can be composted, its benefits, and the major different methods of composting.

pdf Easy Compost
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How to make and use a garbage can composter.

pdf Three-Bin Turning Compost Bins
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This fact sheet explains how to build bins from concrete blocks or wood, and how to add waste and maintain the compost.

pdf In Pond Raceways for Aquaculture
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Advantages and disadvantages of one of the four primary methods of aquaculture: ponds, raceways, recirculating systems or cages. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Small-scale On-Farm Fish Processing
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Facilities design, requirements, and regulations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Principles of Fish Nutrition
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Covers major nutrient groups, micronutrients, digestion and metabolism, feed, and feeding practices. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Rotational Grazing
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This document, from Cooperative Extension at the University of Kentucky, is a 15-pager how-to that covers both infrastructure and management requirements for this form of grazing, which helps farmers increase net profit by increasing yield of animal products per acre.

pdf Non-native Species in Aquaculture: Terminology, Potential Impacts, and the Invasion Process
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A must-read for any responsible aquaculturist contemplating non-native species production. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Preventing Hitchhiking Nonindigenous Species in Live Shipments for Aquaculture
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Gives an overview of prevention techniques for live fish, shellfish, ornamental fish and invertebrates, aquatic plants, marine shrimp and freshwater prawns.

pdf Two-Stage Poultry Mortality Composting, Daily Maintenance is Essential
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Beyond simply covering poultry mortality with litter, includes water contamination concerns.

pdf Treating Poultry Litter with Alum
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Explains the benefits of using alum for both poultry production and water quality.

pdf Watering systems for Cattle Ponds
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Discusses general considerations and various designs for such systems.

pdf Channel Catfish, Life History and Biology
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The basics on “the most important species of aquatic animal commercially cultured in the United States.”  Discusses blue, white, brown bullhead, black bullhead, yellow bullhead, and flathead catfish species.

pdf Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: An Overview of Critical Considerations
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Pros and cons and essentials for this system. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Riparian Area Assessment Guide for Streamside Landowners
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This 26-page booklet introduces the Stream-A-Syst system to help landowners assess and manage their streams.  It contains a worksheet, action plan with recommended steps and sources of information to address various issues, and a visual (photographic) assessment guide.

pdf Riparian Buffers: Functions and Value
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Defines riparian buffers and discusses various benefits, including property value, wildlife habitat, timber, and recreational/aesthetic/spiritual values.

pdf Riparian buffers: Types and establishment methods
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Discusses grass, 3-zone, 2-zone, wildlife, urban and naturalized buffers and recommendations for how to choose, establish and cost-share.

pdf Best Management Practices for Waterbirds on Agricultural Land
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Defines and discusses management of nutrients, pests, tillage, harvest, and edge/buffers to benefit waterbirds.  Also provides crop-specific BMPs for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and rice.

Worm Composting or Vermicompost

This brief article from University of Arkansas explains that “Worm composting or vermicomposting is a suitable composting option for apartment dwellers and homes with no yard space and is also a great classroom activity.

pdf BMPS for Managing a Livestock Operation to Minimize Odor
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Another University of Arkansas gem that explains integrated odor management, which can include diet manipulation, capture and treatment of gas, and BMPs for spreading manure.

pdf Liquid Manure Solids Management
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This brief factsheet from the University of Arkansas defines liquid manure, discusses storage and management options, as well as solids removal and equipment.

pdf The Use of Poultry Litter in Row Crops
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This factsheet from the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture delineates nutrient content, application procedures and guidelines for application and storage of poultry litter as a fertilizer and source of organic matter for row crops.

pdf Toxicities of Agricultural Pesticides to Selected Aquatic Organisms
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Lists toxicities of many different chemicals and how to reduce the risk of pesticide drift. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Aquaculture Environmental Best Management Practices
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Aquaculture production is one of Louisiana’s major animal industries, and its $326 million  contribution to the state’s economy makes it an important part of Louisiana’s agriculture.

pdf Sustainable Dairy Production Best Management Practices
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The dairy industry is one of the most important animal industries in Louisiana, contributing more than $199 million to the state’s economy in 2007.

Tips on Selling Flowers at the Farmers Market
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Selling flowers can add a new dimension to your produce display at the farmers market. People can’t resist bending over and smelling a fresh cut flower.

pdf Creating Your Own E-Business In 10 Easy Steps
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There are many advantages to opening an e-business. An e-business eliminates the need for a storefront and allows the owner to have flexible hours.

pdf Agritourism Fact Sheet
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Agritourism is a business venture located on a working farm, ranch, or agricultural enterprise that provides an experience for visitors while generating supplemental income for the owner.

pdf Twelve Things to Consider When Starting an Agritourism Business
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This fact sheet provides a step-by-step approach to starting your agritourism business.

pdf Highlights of Louisiana Agriculture 2012
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2012 data on forestry, crops, animals, fisheries and other enterprises based in agriculture and natural resources add up to multibillion-dollar industries for the state of Louisiana.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY AND FORAGE CROP PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2007
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This report presents estimates of projected production costs for beef cattle, dairy and forage-crop production in Louisiana for 2007.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR CRAWFISH AND CATFISH PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2006
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This report presents estimates of projected production costs for crawfish and catfish production in Louisiana for 2006.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR CRAWFISH AND CATFISH PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2007
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This report presents estimates of projected costs for crawfish and catfish production in Louisiana for 2007.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY AND FORAGE CROP PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2008
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This report presents estimates of projected 2008 production costs associated with the production of beef cattle, dairy cattle and forage crops in Louisiana.

pdf Crawfish Production in Louisiana
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This report presents estimates of projected costs of producing crawfish in Louisiana for the 2008 season.

pdf Determining Cash Rental Rates for Agricultural Land
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This publication explains three potential methods to determine cash rental rates for landowners and tenants, as well as items to be included in a land rental agreement.

pdf 2006 Projected Beef Cattle, Dairy and Forage Crop Production in Louisiana
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 This report presents estimates of projected production costs for beef cattle production, dairy production and forage crop production for the 2006 crop year.

pdf 2010 Projected Costs and Returns - Cotton, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum and Wheat, Louisiana
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 This report presents projected commodity production costs and returns for cotton, soybeans, grain sorghum and wheat produced in Louisiana for the 2010 crop year.

pdf ENTERPRISE BUDGETS FOR ORNAMENTAL CROPS IN PLANT HARDINESS ZONES 8 AND 9
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The report includes enterprise production cost budgets for the following container-grown ornamental crops in plant hardiness zones 8 and 9: indica azalea, crape myrtle, liriope, southern live oak, lantana and fig.

pdf Control of Bird Predation at Aquaculture Facilities
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Strategies and cost estimates for various forms of frightening programs and exclusion or barrier methods of control. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf Forage Fish - Introduction and Species
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A discussion of the fish stocked in recreational fishing ponds as food for species such as largemouth bass.  Includes bluegill, redear sunfish, fathead minnow, golden shiner, threadfin shad, and tilapia and other species.

pdf Fly Control for Organic Dairies
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This fact sheet provides techniques acceptable for organic and integrated pest management.  It specifically addresses house flies, horn flies, face flies, and stable flies.

pdf Equipment
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Well maintained and adjusted planting and spraying equipment is crucial for obtaining good stands and weed control in conservation tillage systems.

pdf Backyard Composting - Wastes to Resources
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Which composting system is right for you? Find the answers and more in this helpful guide to composting

pdf Composting: A Disposal Method for Fish Waste
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Composting fish waste is a relatively new, practical and an environmentally sound alternative to disposing of fish waste. It is economical, fairly odorless and a biologically beneficial practice for seafood operations.

pdf Weed Management
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Weed management in conservation tillage systems can be vastly different than traditional conventional tillage systems. Managing weeds in conservation tillage requires a planned and systematic approach.

pdf Disease Management
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For disease to initiate and develop, several factors must be present and working together. These factors are: 1) a favorable environment for disease development, 2) a pathogen (disease-causing organism), and 3) a plant susceptible to the pathogen.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook: Final Thoughts
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This publication was designed to inspire producers considering moving to a conservation tillage system. As with conventional tillage, conservation tillage systems have hurdles that must be overcome.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook: Introduction
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Louisiana is blessed with some of the most fertile and productive soils in the world. The climate is ideal for the production of a wide variety of winter and summer agronomic crops.

pdf Winter Cover Crops
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Winter cover crops with excellent potential for use in rotations in Louisiana include vetches, winter peas and some clovers. Biomass of these crops can exceed 2 tons per acre and contain 120 pounds or more of fixed and scavenged nitrogen per acre.

pdf Variety Selection and Seedling Rates
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Conservation practices of reduced tillage and cover crops can be successfully used with any crop or crop sequences of monocropping, doublecropping, or cover/green manure cropping without major changes in varieties or seeding rates.

pdf Fertilizer and Lime
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Conversion from a conventional tillage system in which the soil is worked extensively, to a conservation tillage system in which the soil is rarely or never disturbed, causes significant changes in the soil.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook
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Handbook covers the following topics:  Crop Rotations Winter Cover Crops Variety Selection and Seeding Rates Fertilizer and Liming ...

pdf Arthropod Pest Management
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The widespread adoption of conservation tillage systems for Louisiana crops has indirectly created changes in the pest spectrum and severity of problems in Louisiana’s crops.

pdf Louisiana Sugarcane Burning
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Farmers burn sugarcane to reduce the amount of leafy extraneous material, including stalk tops, delivered with the cane to the factories for processing.

pdf 2007 Census of Agriculture, State Profile Summary: Louisiana
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State wide summary comparing data in 2002 and 2007, including percent change, for number of farms, amount of land (acres) in farms, average farm size (acres), market value of products sold (crops or livestock), and government payments.

pdf 2007 Census of Agriculture Louisiana State and Parish Data Volume 1 • Geographic Area Series • Part 18
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Issued February 2009 , Updated December 2009

pdf Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

pdf Verification of Recommended Management Practices for Major Aquaculture Species
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The primary goal of this Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC) project was to start verification programs in participating states (i.e.

pdf Common Farm-raised Baitfish
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Characteristics and requirements of the three most common baitfish in the South: the golden shiner, fathead minnow or goldfish. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

pdf What is Cage Culture?
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Advantages and disadvantages of one of the four primary methods of aquaculture: ponds, raceways, recirculating systems or cages. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

pdf Aquaculture: Realities and Potentials When Getting Started
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Important personal, feasibility, and financial factors to consider. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds
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This brief document is full of photos that will help landowners to determine what form of algae they may have.  It describes the major types, their causes, effects, and what can be done to manage algal blooms.

pdf Protecting Louisiana’s Waters using Best Management Practices
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Working with representatives from the agricultural commodity groups, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation (LFBF) and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), the LSU AgCenter has taken the lead in assembling a group of Best Management Practices (BMPs) for each agricultural commodity in Louisiana.

pdf Emerging Issues Regarding Non-Native Species for Aquaculture
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Discusses pathogens and parasites, genetic alterations, and genetically modified organisms. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

pdf Louisiana Smoke Management Guidelines for Sugarcane Harvesting
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These guidelines are intended to manage smoke and ash from sugarcane prescribed burning operations to lessen their impact on the environment and public health and welfare.

pdf Resource Guide for Agritourism Entrepreneurs
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This guide contains Web addresses and reading materials helpful to agritourism entrepreneurs.

pdf Explanation of 2008 Limitation of Liability Law on Agritourism Operations in Louisiana
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This article includes both the text of, and explanation for, the Louisiana Agritourism Limited Liability Law, is intended to limit the liability of the agritourism professional for injuries that occur through no fault of the agritourism professional.

pdf Agritourism Rules
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Agritourism Rules published by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Office of the Commissioner

pdf Best Management Practices for Louisiana Swine Production
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The swine industry is one of the smaller animal industries in Louisiana, contributing approximately $2.58 million to the state’s economy in 2010.

pdf Environmental Best Management Practices for Sweet Potato Cultivation
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Sweet potatoes are an important agricultural commodity in Louisiana. The total acreage planted in 2011 was approximately 13,000 acres, and most sweet potatoes are grown in nine parishes: West Carroll, Morehouse, Franklin, Avoyelles, St.

pdf Sugarcane Environmental Best Management Practices
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Of the domestic sugar industries, Louisiana has the oldest and most historic. It has been a vital part of the Louisiana agricultural economy for more than 200 years.

pdf Sustainable Rice Best Management Practices
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Rice is one of the most important crops produced in Louisiana based both on the total acreage grown and its economic value. Production has expanded from the traditional rice-producing area of southwestern Louisiana to other areas of Louisiana, especially the northeastern portion.

pdf Poultry Environmental Best Management Practices
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Poultry production is Louisiana’s largest animal industry and its $1.5 billion contribution to the state’s economy makes it the second-largest segment of Louisiana’s agricultural industries.

pdf Crawfish Environmental Best Management Practices
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Aquaculture production is one of Louisiana’s major animal industries, and its $326 million contribution to the state’s economy makes it an important part of Louisiana’s agriculture.

pdf Sustainable Best Management Practices for Beef Production
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The cattle industry in the southeastern United States is predominately comprised of cow-calf production systems, and the vast majority of those are small- and medium-size beef cattle producers.

pdf Environmental Best Management Practices for Agronomic Crops Soybeans, Cotton, Wheat, Corn and Feed Grains
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Agronomic row crops and feed grain crops are important commodities in Louisiana. The total acreage planted for these commodities in the state for 2010 was more than 2 million acres.

pdf Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
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Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
Articles on Farm Income Opportunities
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

pdf Taking the First Step: Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
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This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

pdf The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
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The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

Community Supported Agriculture: What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

pdf Southern Organic Resource Guide: A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

pdf Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

pdf Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to new markets
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This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

pdf Selling at Farmers Markets
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Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

pdf Agritourism Best Management Practices & Plan of Operation
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This publication contains the definition for the plan of operation for an agritourism venture in Louisiana, and suggests best management practices for agritourism professionals to follow to minimize their risks.

pdf Creating Your Own E-Business In 10 Easy Steps
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There are many advantages to opening an e-business. An e-business eliminates the need for a storefront and allows the owner to have flexible hours.

pdf Resource Guide for Agritourism Entrepreneurs Fact Sheet
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This guide contains Web addresses and reading materials helpful to agritourism entrepreneurs.

pdf Agritourism Plan of Operation
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An agritourism plan of operation is a planning document that assists agritourism professionals in complying with La R.S. 9:2795.5 to reduce agritourism liability.

pdf Agritourism Fact Sheet
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Agritourism is a business venture located on a working farm, ranch, or agricultural enterprise that provides an experience for visitors while generating supplemental income for the owner.

pdf Twelve Things to Consider When Starting an Agritourism Business
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This fact sheet provides a step-by-step approach to starting your agritourism business.

pdf Agritourism Fact Sheet: Tips on Direct Marketing
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Growing fruits and vegetables for some farmers is easy compared to selling the produce through farmers' markets, community supported agricutlure (CSA) or road-side stands where earning customers' trust and loyalty is important.

pdf Agritourism: A New Agricultural Business Enterprise
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Agritourism is a business venture on a working farm, ranch or agricultural enterprise that offers educaitonal and fun experiences for visitors while generating supplemental income for the owner.

pdf Resource Guide for Agritourism Entrepreneurs
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This guide contains Web addresses and reading materials helpful to agritourism entrepreneurs.

pdf Explanation of 2008 Limitation of Liability Law on Agritourism Operations in Louisiana
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This article includes both the text of, and explanation for, the Louisiana Agritourism Limited Liability Law, is intended to limit the liability of the agritourism professional for injuries that occur through no fault of the agritourism professional.

pdf Agritourism Rules
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Agritourism Rules published by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Office of the Commissioner

Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals
There are 401 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Agritourism
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
CM Farms, LLC
- Dry Creek, LA
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Grant Christmas Tree Farm and Syrup Mill
Gray & Mollie Anderson - Grant, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
WesMar Farms
- Moreauville, LA
Conservation Credit Markets
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Mitigation Solutions USA
Terry McKenzie - President - Houston, TX
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Wetlands Mitigation Strategies, LLC
Andrew J. Harrison, Jr. - Owner - Baton Rouge, LA
Conservation Districts
Allen SWCD
Ann Woodard - District Secretary - Oberlin, LA
Avoyelles SWCD
Madeline Coco - Program Assistant - Marksville, LA
Boeuf River SWCD
Melissa Harwell - District Secretary - Rayville, LA
Calcasieu SWCD
Rose Sharbeno - District Secretary - Leesville, LA
Catahoula SWCD
Barbara Wright - District Secretary - Jonesville, LA
Dugdemona SWCD
Vikkie Lafollette - District Secretary - Winnfield, LA
Grant SWCD
Virginia Foster - District Secretary - Colfax, LA
LaSalle SWCD
Cynthia Powell - District Secretary - Jena, LA
Natchitoches SWCD
Tina Poche - District Secretary/Program Assistant - Natchitoches, LA
Rapides SWCD
Irene C. Logan - District Secretary/Program Assistant - Alexandria, LA
Cooperative Extension
Allen Parish Extension
Randall Bellon - County Agent - OBERLIN, LA
Avoyelles Parish Extension
Terry Washington - County Agent - Mansura, LA
Beauregard Parish Extension
Robert Turley - Agent - Deridder, LA
Caldwell Parish Extension
Jimmy Mccann - County Agent - COLUMBIA, LA
Catahoula Parish Extension
Karen Allbritton - Administrative Coordinator - HARRISONBURG, LA
Grant Parish Extension
Robert Hutchins - Agent - Colfax, LA
Jackson Parish Extension
Wendy Pesnell - Assistant Extension Agent - JONESBORO, LA
LaSalle Parish Extension
Kimberly Evans - Extension Agent - 4-H - Jena, LA
Natchitoches Parish Extension
Stephen Roberts - Assistant Extension Agent - Natchitoches, LA
Rapides Parish Extension
Rodney Johnson - Agent - ALEXANDRIA, LA
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC)
- Baton Rouge, LA
Vernon Parish Extension
Kathryn Rector - Administrative Coordinator - Leesville, LA
Winn Parish Extension
Walter Moon Jr. - Agent - WINNFIELD, LA
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Susan Mangin - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Southeast Region
Walter “Tripp” Boltin - Fish Biologist - Wadmalaw Island, SC
Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Greg Wathen - LCC Coordinator - Nashville, TN
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Louisiana Ecological Services
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Lafayette, LA
Louisiana Statewide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Eric Baka - RCW Safe Harbor Coordinator - Pineville, LA
Migratory Bird Program
Brad Bortner, Division Chief - Division of Migratory Bird Management - Falls Church, VA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
Deanna Spooner - PICCC Coordinator - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
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Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Louisiana
Andy Dolan - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lafayette, LA
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Rick Nelson - LCC CoordinatorND
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT)
Forests and RangelandsTX
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower
- Morgan City, LA
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Walter “Butch” Guchereau - Breaux Bridge, LA
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours
- Patterson, LA
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana National Guard - Pineville, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
AFM Land Sales, LLC
- Charlotte, NC
Andrew (Sponge) Palmer
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Angie James
Trustland Properties, LLC - Alexandria, LA
Bryan Ashley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Carlo Sciara, Jr.
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Charlie Paris
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Chris Bordelon
RecLand Realty, LLC - Forester/Agent (North/East/Central LA) - Monroe, LA
Clay Cook
Trustland Properties, LLC - Alexandria, LA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Colt James
Trustland Properties, LLC - Alexandria, LA
Coy Purkey
RecLand Realty, LLC - Forester/Agent (North/West/Central LA) - Monroe, LA
Don Coleman
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Drew Manning
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Ed Justice
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Gibson Realty & Land Company
- Mccomb, MS
Josh Price
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent/Forester - Monroe, LA
Keith Welch
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Lane LaBorde
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Larry Riley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Associate Broker - Monroe, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services/Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Pat Porter
RecLand Realty, LLC - Broker - Monroe, LA
Randy Lafleur
TrustLand Properties, LLC - Alexandria, LA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Rob Morrow
Walsh Land Brokers, LLC - Broker - Natchitoches, LA
Ronnie Garrett
RecLand Realty, LLC - Associate Broker - Monroe, LA
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
TrustLand
- Alexandria, LA
Walsh Land Brokers, LLC
Rob Morrow - Broker - Natchitoches, LA
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Cane River Green Market (Farmers Market)
Cassy Thompson - Natchitoches, LA
DeRidder Farmers’ Market
Ashley Rush - Deridder, LA
Farmers Market Gardening & Gift Shop-Roadside Stand
Kylie Howard - Jena, LA
Good Food Project
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana - Alexandria, LA
Marksville Farmers’ Market
Paige Rabalais - Marksville, LA
Oberlin Farmers Market
Brenda Byrd - Oberlin, LA
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana
Jayne Wright-Velez - Executive Director - Alexandria, LA
Winn Farmers’ Market
Donny Moon - Winnfield, LA
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Agricultural Economic Development Assistance
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Animal Protection Program
Melanie K. Anderson, Director - The Summerlee Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Cara Rose - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Western Partnership Office - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants
Bill Conkle - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
ShadeFund
Marten Jenkins - President - Shepherdstown, WV
Specialty Crops Program
- Hamond, LA
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Central Louisiana Community Foundation
Thomas E. Harmeyer - President and CEO - Alexandria, LA
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Louisiana Forestry Foundation
Janet Tompkins - Editor/Public Relations, LFA - Alexandria, LA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
Doug Gregory - Executive Director - Tampa, FL
Imperial Calcasieu RC&D Council
- Jennings, LA
Southwest States RC&D Councils
- Roland, AR
Trailblazer RC&D Council
Ellzey Simmons - Ruston, LA
Twin Valley RC&D Council
- Natchitoches, LA
Small Farm Resources
Bayou Rapides Best Produce-Roadside Stand
Glenda Andries - Boyce, LA
Chad Wright
Southern AgCredit - Loan Officer - Ruston, LA
CM Farms-Roadside Stand
Jackie Melsheimer - Dry Creek, LA
Doherty's Tomato Patch & More!-Roadside Stand
Sara Doherty - Deridder, LA
E & B Produce & Nursery-Roadside Stand
Ellen Lytle-Bowles - Deridder, LA
F F & M Farms-Roadside Stand
David & Margaret Fowler - Winnfield, LA
Farm Credit Bank of Texas
- Austin, TX
First South Farm Credit
Roger Chappell - President & CEO - Ridgeland, MS
Harris & Harris Produce-Roadside Stand
Linda or Anthony Harris - Pineville, LA
Homegrown Produce-Roadside Stand
Nathan Reddick - Columbia, LA
Inglewood Harvest Market
Keenan McDonald - Alexandria, LA
Jones Roadside Stand-Roadside Stand
Roy Jones - Winnfield, LA
Leeper Produce-Roadside Stand
Verlie & Keith Leeper - Winnfield, LA
Louisiana Economic Development
Steven Moret - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Grown. Real. Fresh. Logo Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hammond, LA
Louisiana Land Bank
Ernest Girouard - Chairman - Monroe, LA
Louisiana Land Bank, ACA
- Monroe, LA
Merryville Fresh Produce Mkt-Roadside Stand
O. R. Fields - Merryville, LA
Ole Grey Mule-Roadside Stand
Bobby Blair - Alexandria, LA
Plantation Pecan Co.-Roadside Stand
H.C. Miller III - Waterproof, LA
Poole Produce-Roadside Stand
Robert Poole - Cheneyville, LA
Rance Robertson Produce-Roadside Stand
Rance & Patsy Robertson - Pollock, LA
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Seasonal Sensations-Roadside Stand
Donna Arrington - Forest Hill, LA
Southern AgCredit
Joe Hayman - Chief Executive Officer - Ridgeland, MS
Steven Guillory-Roadside Stand
Steven Guillory - Marksville, LA
The Garden Patch Market
Esther Coco Boe - Mansura, LA
Third Street Market
Sam Kincade - Leesville, LA
Tolbert Produce-Roadside Stand
J.C. & Patricia Tolbert - Jonesville, LA
Up to Grow Good-Roadside Stand
Paul & Nicole Lyles - Cottonport, LA
White's Farm-Roadside Stand
Huey P. White - Goldonna, LA
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Economic Development Assistance
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Prescribed Burning Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Solid Waste Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Alligator Program
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Artificial Reef Program
Mike McDonough - LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Program
Dana Naquin - Baton Rouge, LA
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Office of the Governor - Coastal Activities - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetland Re-vegetation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Commodity Promotion and Research - LDAF
Michell Estay - Director - Hammond, LA
EPA/Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Protection Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forestry Productivity Program
Pat Aronstein - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Horticulture & Quarantine Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Hunter Education-LDWF
John Sturgis - Range Safety Officer - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Economic Development
Steven Moret - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Firewise program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program
David R. Campbell - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Marine Education Resources
Dianne Lindstedt - Education Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Heritage Program
Amity Bass - Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)
Brian Wynne - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Regional Restoration Planning Program (RRP Program)
Charles Armbruster, Program Manager - LOSCO - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Statewide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Eric Baka - RCW Safe Harbor Coordinator - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Kathryn Fontenot - SARE State Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Certified Prescribed Burner Program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - LDAF - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Invasive Species Website
Richard Campanella - Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana's Nonpoint Source Pollution Unit - LDEQ
Gwendolyn Berthelot - Baton Rouge, LA
LSU AgCenter
Bill Richardson - Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture - Baton Rouge, LA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Nutria Control Program
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Coastal Management - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Keith Lovell - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide & Environmental Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division - LDAF
Bobby Simoneaux - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Private Land Management Assistance
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Randy Rentz
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry - Forestry Reforestation Branch Chief - Columbia, LA
Reforestation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Seed Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hamond, LA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Specialty Crops Program
- Hamond, LA
State Wildlife Grant Program in Louisiana
Sam Holcomb - SWG Coordinator - LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Urban Forestry Department
City of Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Abba's Hill Organics
John Harris - Many, LA
Bayou Farm
Bailly Keller LLC - Ville Platte, LA
Cane River Green Market
- Natchitoches, LA
Earth Share Gardens
- Lafayette, LA
Garden Distric Urban Farm
Marrijane Yerger - Monroe, LA
Good Food Project
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana - Alexandria, LA
Gotreaux Family Farms
- Scott, LA
GROW. Farm
Nick Usner - Bush, LA
Inglewood Farm
Natalie S. Seeling - Marketing Coordinator - Alexandria, LA
Iverstine Family Farms
- Kentwood, LA
J. Supple's Sons Planting Company
Jimmy Ewing, Jr. - Farm Manager - Bayou Goula, LA
Louisiana Grown. Real. Fresh. Logo Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hammond, LA
Mark & Mary's City Farm
- Lafayette, LA
Marksville Farmers' Market
- Marksville, LA
Nature's Bountea
Kevin Cannaday - Ruston, LA
Oberlin Farmers Market
Brenda Byrd - Market Manager - Oberlin, LA
Port Hudson Organics CSA
Will and Thais Perkins - Zachary, LA
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hamond, LA
The Garden in Folsom
John Bartlett - Folsom, LA
Tompkins Farm
Jim Tompkins - Covington, LA
WesMar Farms
- Moreauville, LA
Winn Farmers’ Market
- Winnfield, LA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Louisiana State Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Willie F. Cooper - State Executive Director - Alexandria, LA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Stewardship Program - Louisiana
Timothy J. Landreneau - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
Environmental Quality Incentives Program - Louisiana
Steve Cruse - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Gulf of Mexico Initiative
Chris Hartley - Conservation Initiatives CoordinatorDC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Louisiana Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Leslie L. Michael - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
Louisiana Gulf of Mexico Initiative (GoMI)
Johanna Pate - Gulf of Mexico Initiative Coordinator - Alexandria, LA
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative
Jason Weller - USDA, NRCS, Office of the Chief - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Scott - EdwardsDC
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Louisiana State Office - Alexandria, LA
Natural Resources Conservation Service Louisiana
Sarah Haymaker - State Conservationist - Alexandria, LA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center (LAPMC)
Garret Thomassie - PMC Manager - Galliano, LA
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Cathy Accardo
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area I Director - Monroe, LA
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Charles Miniex
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area III Director - Lafayette, LA
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Reinette Foster
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area II Director - Natchitoches, LA
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana
Clarence W. Hawkins - State Director - Alexandria, LA
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development

 Farm Resources

   
Articles on Farm Resources
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

NRCS Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative and NFWF Recovered Oil Fund

In response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is fouling beaches, marshes and mudflats all along the northern Gulf coast, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has created the Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative.& ...

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Troubleshooting Your Compost Pile
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Symptoms, possible causes, and solutions to problems with your compost pile.

pdf Static Pile Backyard Composting: 12 Easy Steps
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Brochure provides detailed, simple instructions for backyard composting.

pdf Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative 2012 Annual Report
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Mission: The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative articulates a shared vision for sustainable natural and cultural resources in the face of a changing climate and other threats; fosters a cooperative capacity within the conservation community to meet the challenges of achieving that vision; and facilitates the refinement of that vision through targeted evaluation over time.

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
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Farm Bill Toolbox

On July 1, 2014, the University of Illinois as the lead university for the National Coalition for Producer Education (NCPE) entered into a cooperative agreement with the Farm Service Agency for development of web-based decision tools to help producers and farm owners with the decisions and programs in the Farm Bill.  This effort will involve the development of three different tools by the Illinois-led NCPE, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis on the tools and programs:  (1) a tool for the ARC/PLC program decision, including base acre reallocation, payment yield updating and SCO/STAX; (2) a tool for the new dairy Margin Protection Program and Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy insurance policy; and (3) a tool for the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provisions regarding buy-up coverage.

The University of Illinois-NCPE proposal envisioned using the farmdoc platform as a user-friendly, one-stop resource for all aspects of the Farm Bill program decisions.  To that end, we introduce the Farm Bill Toolbox (available here) as the dedicated site for producers, landowners and others interested in the programs.  It will house the specific web-based tools being developed, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis materials.  These materials will include webinars and answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, general conclusions gleaned from analysis of the programs within the real-world context of prices, yields and risk, coupled with what is learned from developing and running the tools.  We also envision providing some basic guidance or "rules of thumb" that producers can use as they need.  Like any good toolbox, the Farm Bill Toolbox will contain a range of items and materials - the tools - to serve the widest variety of producers and situational needs.  Not everyone will make use of the specific tools, or the articles analyzing the programs.  But the tools will be available for anyone who seeks information, and at levels intended to fit varying degrees of informational needs.

The Farm Bill Toolbox is currently under construction and will remain under construction as the web tools, analysis and other information are being developed.  It currently houses a limited amount of material taken from previous articles and work that remain relevant to this effort and the pending producer decisions.  It will be updated as the tools and materials are developed and become available for public release.  Information and links to the tools will also be available on the FSA website.

The website and the tools will be important, valuable resources for producers, but the key to the NCPE proposal are the coalition partners who will be working on tool development, training, education, outreach and analysis. 

pdf Grazing Management Affects Runoff Water Quality and Forage Yield
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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses the relationship between the poultry and cattle industry in Arkansas, namely their production and use, respectively, of phosphorus-rich poultry litter.

pdf Sampling Poultry Litter for Nutrient Content
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This University of Arkansas fact sheet discusses benefits and sampling principles for testing poultry litter because, “Applying poultry litter without knowing its nutrient content is similar to applying commercial fertilizer without knowledge of its nutrient content (e.g ...

pdf Biomass Energy Resources in Louisiana
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A description of how biomass is being used for energy in Louisiana with an emphasis on the potential for expansion in the industry. View on lsuagcenter.c ...

Forest Loss on the Rebound: Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

pdf Backyard Composting: Waste to Resources
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This publication explains what composting is and how it works, and it describes different composting systems. Solutions to problems that may arise are provided as well as suggestions about how to use your compost.

Tips on Selling Flowers at the Farmers Market
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Selling flowers can add a new dimension to your produce display at the farmers market. People can’t resist bending over and smelling a fresh cut flower.

pdf Creating Your Own E-Business In 10 Easy Steps
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There are many advantages to opening an e-business. An e-business eliminates the need for a storefront and allows the owner to have flexible hours.

pdf Resource Guide for Agritourism Entrepreneurs Fact Sheet
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This guide contains Web addresses and reading materials helpful to agritourism entrepreneurs.

pdf Agritourism Plan of Operation
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An agritourism plan of operation is a planning document that assists agritourism professionals in complying with La R.S. 9:2795.5 to reduce agritourism liability.

pdf Highlights of Louisiana Agriculture 2012
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2012 data on forestry, crops, animals, fisheries and other enterprises based in agriculture and natural resources add up to multibillion-dollar industries for the state of Louisiana.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY AND FORAGE CROP PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2007
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This report presents estimates of projected production costs for beef cattle, dairy and forage-crop production in Louisiana for 2007.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR CRAWFISH AND CATFISH PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2006
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This report presents estimates of projected production costs for crawfish and catfish production in Louisiana for 2006.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR CRAWFISH AND CATFISH PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2007
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This report presents estimates of projected costs for crawfish and catfish production in Louisiana for 2007.

pdf PROJECTED COSTS AND RETURNS FOR BEEF CATTLE, DAIRY AND FORAGE CROP PRODUCTION IN LOUISIANA, 2008
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This report presents estimates of projected 2008 production costs associated with the production of beef cattle, dairy cattle and forage crops in Louisiana.

pdf Crawfish Production in Louisiana
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This report presents estimates of projected costs of producing crawfish in Louisiana for the 2008 season.

pdf Determining Cash Rental Rates for Agricultural Land
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This publication explains three potential methods to determine cash rental rates for landowners and tenants, as well as items to be included in a land rental agreement.

pdf 2006 Projected Beef Cattle, Dairy and Forage Crop Production in Louisiana
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 This report presents estimates of projected production costs for beef cattle production, dairy production and forage crop production for the 2006 crop year.

pdf 2010 Projected Costs and Returns - Cotton, Soybeans, Grain Sorghum and Wheat, Louisiana
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 This report presents projected commodity production costs and returns for cotton, soybeans, grain sorghum and wheat produced in Louisiana for the 2010 crop year.

pdf ENTERPRISE BUDGETS FOR ORNAMENTAL CROPS IN PLANT HARDINESS ZONES 8 AND 9
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The report includes enterprise production cost budgets for the following container-grown ornamental crops in plant hardiness zones 8 and 9: indica azalea, crape myrtle, liriope, southern live oak, lantana and fig.

pdf Equipment
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Well maintained and adjusted planting and spraying equipment is crucial for obtaining good stands and weed control in conservation tillage systems.

pdf Backyard Composting - Wastes to Resources
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Which composting system is right for you? Find the answers and more in this helpful guide to composting

pdf Weed Management
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Weed management in conservation tillage systems can be vastly different than traditional conventional tillage systems. Managing weeds in conservation tillage requires a planned and systematic approach.

pdf Disease Management
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For disease to initiate and develop, several factors must be present and working together. These factors are: 1) a favorable environment for disease development, 2) a pathogen (disease-causing organism), and 3) a plant susceptible to the pathogen.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook: Final Thoughts
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This publication was designed to inspire producers considering moving to a conservation tillage system. As with conventional tillage, conservation tillage systems have hurdles that must be overcome.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook: Introduction
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Louisiana is blessed with some of the most fertile and productive soils in the world. The climate is ideal for the production of a wide variety of winter and summer agronomic crops.

pdf Winter Cover Crops
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Winter cover crops with excellent potential for use in rotations in Louisiana include vetches, winter peas and some clovers. Biomass of these crops can exceed 2 tons per acre and contain 120 pounds or more of fixed and scavenged nitrogen per acre.

pdf Variety Selection and Seedling Rates
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Conservation practices of reduced tillage and cover crops can be successfully used with any crop or crop sequences of monocropping, doublecropping, or cover/green manure cropping without major changes in varieties or seeding rates.

pdf Fertilizer and Lime
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Conversion from a conventional tillage system in which the soil is worked extensively, to a conservation tillage system in which the soil is rarely or never disturbed, causes significant changes in the soil.

pdf Louisiana Conservation Tillage Handbook
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Handbook covers the following topics:  Crop Rotations Winter Cover Crops Variety Selection and Seeding Rates Fertilizer and Liming ...

pdf Arthropod Pest Management
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The widespread adoption of conservation tillage systems for Louisiana crops has indirectly created changes in the pest spectrum and severity of problems in Louisiana’s crops.

pdf 2007 Census of Agriculture, State Profile Summary: Louisiana
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State wide summary comparing data in 2002 and 2007, including percent change, for number of farms, amount of land (acres) in farms, average farm size (acres), market value of products sold (crops or livestock), and government payments.

pdf 2007 Census of Agriculture Louisiana State and Parish Data Volume 1 • Geographic Area Series • Part 18
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Issued February 2009 , Updated December 2009

pdf Handbook for Adminitering the Louisiana Milk Producers Tax Credit
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The Louisiana Department of Revenue grants qualifed milk producers a tax refund. This guidebook will help you through the process of applying for the credit.

pdf Agritourism Fact Sheet: Tips on Direct Marketing
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Growing fruits and vegetables for some farmers is easy compared to selling the produce through farmers' markets, community supported agricutlure (CSA) or road-side stands where earning customers' trust and loyalty is important.

pdf Agritourism: A New Agricultural Business Enterprise
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Agritourism is a business venture on a working farm, ranch or agricultural enterprise that offers educaitonal and fun experiences for visitors while generating supplemental income for the owner.

pdf Urban Storm Water Runoff: Roads, Highways, Bridges
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Best Management Practices (BMPS) for Coastal Louisiana Nonpoint Source Pollution.

Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals
There are 493 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Conservation Districts
Allen SWCD
Ann Woodard - District Secretary - Oberlin, LA
Avoyelles SWCD
Madeline Coco - Program Assistant - Marksville, LA
Boeuf River SWCD
Melissa Harwell - District Secretary - Rayville, LA
Calcasieu SWCD
Rose Sharbeno - District Secretary - Leesville, LA
Catahoula SWCD
Barbara Wright - District Secretary - Jonesville, LA
Dugdemona SWCD
Vikkie Lafollette - District Secretary - Winnfield, LA
Grant SWCD
Virginia Foster - District Secretary - Colfax, LA
LaSalle SWCD
Cynthia Powell - District Secretary - Jena, LA
Natchitoches SWCD
Tina Poche - District Secretary/Program Assistant - Natchitoches, LA
Rapides SWCD
Irene C. Logan - District Secretary/Program Assistant - Alexandria, LA
Cooperative Extension
Allen Parish Extension
Randall Bellon - County Agent - OBERLIN, LA
Avoyelles Parish Extension
Terry Washington - County Agent - Mansura, LA
Beauregard Parish Extension
Robert Turley - Agent - Deridder, LA
Caldwell Parish Extension
Jimmy Mccann - County Agent - COLUMBIA, LA
Catahoula Parish Extension
Karen Allbritton - Administrative Coordinator - HARRISONBURG, LA
Grant Parish Extension
Robert Hutchins - Agent - Colfax, LA
Jackson Parish Extension
Wendy Pesnell - Assistant Extension Agent - JONESBORO, LA
LaSalle Parish Extension
Kimberly Evans - Extension Agent - 4-H - Jena, LA
Natchitoches Parish Extension
Stephen Roberts - Assistant Extension Agent - Natchitoches, LA
Rapides Parish Extension
Rodney Johnson - Agent - ALEXANDRIA, LA
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC)
- Baton Rouge, LA
Vernon Parish Extension
Kathryn Rector - Administrative Coordinator - Leesville, LA
Winn Parish Extension
Walter Moon Jr. - Agent - WINNFIELD, LA
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
Alpine Lawn & Landscape
Terry Gore - Dry Prong, LA
Ascension Equipment & Rent-All
- Gonzales, LA
Big B Sales, Inc.
- Sicily Island, LA
Chauvin Brothers Tractor, Inc.
- Belle Chasse, LA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
Crawler Supply Company
- Baton Rouge, LA
Delta Ridge Implement, Inc.
- Delhi, LA
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Gulf South Equipment Sales
- Baton Rouge, LA
Henderson Auctions
- Livingston, LA
HONIRON Corporation
- Jeanerette, LA
John Croswell Equipment Sales
- Bastrop, LA
M & L Industries
- Houma, LA
Monk's Tractor Parts
- Pineville, LA
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
PolyDrip Irrigation Supply
- Baton Rouge, LA
Ranch Outlet
- Lafayette, LA
Ranch Supply
- Burnet, TX
Robbins Association/Irrigation Mart, Inc.
- Ruston, LA
Singleton Sales and Service
Mike Singleton - Owner - Franklinton, LA
Sunshine Equipment CO Inc
- Baton Rouge, LA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
AFM Land Sales, LLC
- Charlotte, NC
Andrew (Sponge) Palmer
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Angie James
Trustland Properties, LLC - Alexandria, LA
Bryan Ashley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Carlo Sciara, Jr.
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Charlie Paris
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Chris Bordelon
RecLand Realty, LLC - Forester/Agent (North/East/Central LA) - Monroe, LA
Clay Cook
Trustland Properties, LLC - Alexandria, LA
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Colt James
Trustland Properties, LLC - Alexandria, LA
Coy Purkey
RecLand Realty, LLC - Forester/Agent (North/West/Central LA) - Monroe, LA
Don Coleman
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Drew Manning
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Ed Justice
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Gibson Realty & Land Company
- Mccomb, MS
Josh Price
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent/Forester - Monroe, LA
Keith Welch
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Lane LaBorde
RecLand Realty, LLC - Agent - Monroe, LA
Larry Riley
RecLand Realty, LLC - Associate Broker - Monroe, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services/Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Pat Porter
RecLand Realty, LLC - Broker - Monroe, LA
Randy Lafleur
TrustLand Properties, LLC - Alexandria, LA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Rob Morrow
Walsh Land Brokers, LLC - Broker - Natchitoches, LA
Ronnie Garrett
RecLand Realty, LLC - Associate Broker - Monroe, LA
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
TrustLand
- Alexandria, LA
Walsh Land Brokers, LLC
Rob Morrow - Broker - Natchitoches, LA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Agricultural Sales Tax Exemption
LA
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Forest Protection Tax
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Dairy Producers Refundable Tax Credit Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Use Value Statue for Agricultural, Horticultural, Marsh and Timber Lands
LA
Louisiana Wildlife Management Tax Exemption
LA
Ray Kinney
Barber & Kinney, LLC - Broker/General Appraiser - Ridgeland, MS
Federal Incentives
Legacy Resource Management Program
Derrick Golla - Legacy Program Support Staff - Washington, DC
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
Adam C. Werth, ASLA
Gulf Engineers and Consultants - Senior Project Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
- Center, TX
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Ben M. Roussel
Gulf Engineers and Consultants - Project Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Brook P. Bourgeois
Gulf Engineers and Consultants - Project Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Carlos J. Perez
Gulf Engineers and Consultants - Project Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
CRC, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
David R. Williamson, RPG
CRC, LLC International Archaeology & Ecology Consultants - Environmental Geologist - Chappell Hill, TX
E&F Resource Management, LLC
W. R. Edmonds III and Laine Fontenot - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consultants
Ed Champagne - Lafayette, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consulting
Jim Martin - Metairie, LA
Gulf Engineers and Consultants
Mike Hattaway - Mandeville, LA
Jason Lashbrook
TerraSource Valuation, LLC - Monroe, NC
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
John Griggs, Ph.D.
CRC, LLC - Senior Principal Investigator - Shreveport, LA
Lance Patterson, ACF
Patterson Forestry Consultants, LLC - Consulting Forester - Ruston, LA
Lewis Peters
Peters Forest Resources, Inc - Baton Rouge, LA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Teddy Reynolds, ACF
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC - President - Magnolia, AR
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Warren E. Peters, ACF
Peters Forest Resources, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Mediators
Andrew A. Lemmon
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
Anna M. Jackson, Esq.
Louisiana Agricultural Mediation Program - Southern University Law Center - Baton Rouge, LA
Barbara Young
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Mediation Coordinator - Lake Charles, LA
Bernard H. McLaughlin Jr.
McLaughlin Mediation - Lake Charles, LA
David Sherman Cook
David S. Cook, APLC - Lafayette, LA
H. Ward Fontenot
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
John W. Perry, Jr.
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
Margaret 'Peggy' Landry
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
Margaret Burleigh
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Mediation Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Michael T. Pulaski
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
Mildred 'Mimi' Methvin
Satori ADR - Lafayette, LA
Pamela N. Breedlove
Breedlove Law Firm - Attorney Mediator - Bossier City, LA
Patrick J. Briney
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Richard Hymel
Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions - Baton Rouge, LA
Terri P. Ricks, LLC
- Baton Rouge, LA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Adam Trahan
ENCOS - Baton Rouge, LA
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
- Center, TX
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Brandon Booth
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Casey Hares
Lochow Ranch - Fisheries Biologist - Bryan, TX
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Comite Resources, Inc.
Dr. John W. Day, Jr. - Zachary, LA
CRC, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
Daniel Bollich
Delta Land Services - Certified Forester - Port Allen, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
James Ballard
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commision - Sport Fish Restoration Administrative Program Coordinator - Ocean Springs, MS
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jason Theriot
The Earth Partners - Brodhead, WI
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
Rick Gates, R.F.
Diehl & Gates Forestry LLC - Partner - Bossier City, LA
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
TGE Resources, Inc.
Robin Franks, P.G., CHMM, RSO - President/Principal - Houston, TX
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Tierra Resources LLC
Dr. Sarah Mack - Founder and CEO - New Orleans, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA
Wetlands Mitigation Strategies, LLC
Andrew J. Harrison, Jr. - Owner - Baton Rouge, LA
WetlandsReport.com
Scott Nesbit - Sales - Baton Rouge, LA
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Beauregard Nursery
- DeRidder, LA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Big River Cottonwood Nursery
- Winnsboro, LA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Columbia Nursery
- Columbia, LA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
G&H Seed Co.
- Crowley, LA
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Indian Lake Nursery, Inc.
- Winnsboro, LA
International Forest Company
Vickie Abrams - Secretary - Moultrie, GA
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Louisiana Department of Argiculture & Forestry
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Forest Seed Company Inc
- Lecompte, LA
Meadowmakers
Marc Pastorek - Covington, LA
Meeks Farms & Nursery, Inc.
George & Steve Meeks - Kite, GA
Monroe Nursery
- Monroe, LA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Southern Seedlings
- Rayville, LA
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center (LAPMC)
Garret Thomassie - PMC Manager - Galliano, LA
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
The Vetiver Network International
- Bellingham, WA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Almost There Plumbing Repair
Terry Jennings - Owner - Carencro, LA
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Agricultural Economic Development Assistance
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Prescribed Burning Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Agricultural Solid Waste Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Alligator Program
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Artificial Reef Program
Mike McDonough - LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Program
Dana Naquin - Baton Rouge, LA
Center for Environmental Health
Department of Health and Hospitals - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Office of the Governor - Coastal Activities - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetland Re-vegetation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Commodity Promotion and Research - LDAF
Michell Estay - Director - Hammond, LA
EPA/Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Management Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forest Protection Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Forestry Productivity Program
Pat Aronstein - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
Barb Kirkpatrick - Executive Director - College Station, TX
Horticulture & Quarantine Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Hunter Education-LDWF
John Sturgis - Range Safety Officer - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Mike Strain, D.V.M. - Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Peggy M. Hatch - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Stephen Chustz - Secretary - Office of the Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Robert Barham - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Economic Development
Steven Moret - Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Firewise program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Forest Stewardship Program
David R. Campbell - Forestry Program Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Marine Education Resources
Dianne Lindstedt - Education Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural and Scenic Rivers System
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program
- Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Natural Heritage Program
Amity Bass - Program Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)
Brian Wynne - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Regional Restoration Planning Program (RRP Program)
Charles Armbruster, Program Manager - LOSCO - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Statewide Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Eric Baka - RCW Safe Harbor Coordinator - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Kathryn Fontenot - SARE State Coordinator - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Certified Prescribed Burner Program
Don Smith - Forest Protection Chief - LDAF - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana's Invasive Species Website
Richard Campanella - Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana's Nonpoint Source Pollution Unit - LDEQ
Gwendolyn Berthelot - Baton Rouge, LA
LSU AgCenter
Bill Richardson - Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture - Baton Rouge, LA
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Nutria Control Program
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Coastal Management - Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
Keith Lovell - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Conservation - Louisiana DNR
Richard Ieyoub - Commissioner of Conservation - Baton Rouge, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide & Environmental Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Pesticide and Environmental Programs Division - LDAF
Bobby Simoneaux - Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Private Land Management Assistance
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Baton Rouge, LA
Public Works and Water Resources Division
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development - Baton Rouge, LA
Randy Rentz
Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry - Forestry Reforestation Branch Chief - Columbia, LA
Reforestation Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Seed Programs
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Baton Rouge, LA
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry - Hamond, LA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Specialty Crops Program
- Hamond, LA
State Wildlife Grant Program in Louisiana
Sam Holcomb - SWG Coordinator - LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Urban Forestry Department
City of Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Louisiana State Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Willie F. Cooper - State Executive Director - Alexandria, LA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act
Susan Testroet- Bergeron - USGS CWPPRA Outreach Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Stewardship Program - Louisiana
Timothy J. Landreneau - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
East Texas Plant Materials Center
R. Alan Shadow - PMC Manager - Nacogdoches, TX
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
Environmental Quality Incentives Program - Louisiana
Steve Cruse - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Gulf of Mexico Initiative
Chris Hartley - Conservation Initiatives CoordinatorDC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Louisiana Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Leslie L. Michael - Assistant State Conservationist for Programs - Alexandria, LA
Louisiana Gulf of Mexico Initiative (GoMI)
Johanna Pate - Gulf of Mexico Initiative Coordinator - Alexandria, LA
Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative
Jason Weller - USDA, NRCS, Office of the Chief - Washington, DC
Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative
Scott - EdwardsDC
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Louisiana State Office - Alexandria, LA
Natural Resources Conservation Service Louisiana
Sarah Haymaker - State Conservationist - Alexandria, LA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
The Golden Meadow Plant Materials Center (LAPMC)
Garret Thomassie - PMC Manager - Galliano, LA
The Jamie L. Whitten Plant Materials Center (MSPMC)
Alayna Jacobs - PMC Manager - Coffeeville, MS
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Cathy Accardo
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area I Director - Monroe, LA
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Charles Miniex
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area III Director - Lafayette, LA
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Louisiana 4-H
Mark Tassin - 4-H Youth and Family Development Department - Department Head - Baton Rouge, LA
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Reinette Foster
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana - Area II Director - Natchitoches, LA
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Rural Development - Louisiana
Clarence W. Hawkins - State Director - Alexandria, LA
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Veterinarians - Small Animal
Amanda Evans Quebedeaux
Fitzgerald Animal Clinic - Alexandria, LA
Amanda Nicole Morse
ANM Veterinarian Service Inc. - Lecompte, LA
Angela Schoenfeld
- Leesville, LA
Anna Susan Blalock
Animal Care Clinic - Jonesboro, LA
Bari L. Haas
Haas Animal Hospital - Pineville, LA
Becky Patin Kieffer
Natchitoches Animal Hospital - Natchitoches, LA
Beth LeAnne Riley
Alexandria Zoo - Alexandria , LA
Bethany Anne Butler
Pineville Pet Hospital - Pineville, LA
Brad W. Boutte
Boutte Veterinary Clinic - Alexandria, LA
Brenda R. Woodard
Northwestern State U-Vet Tech - Natchitoches, LA
Bronk Billy McDaniel
Cross Roads Animal Emergency Clinic - Alexandria, LA
Bruce M. Guillory
Fitzgerald Animal Hospital - Alexandria, LA
Catherine P. White
Paws and Claws Animal Hospital, Inc. - DeRidder , LA
Charlie E. Jones, Jr.
Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic - Leesville , LA
Christina Elster Phillips
Kees Park Animal Clinic - Pineville, LA
Christopher Heath Thomson
Montgomery Animal Hospital - Pineville, LA
Daniel Douglas Myrick
Fitzgerald Animal Hospital - Alexandria, LA
David C. McGraw
David C. McGraw, DVM - Woodworth, LA
David M. James
James Veterinary Clinic - Natchitoches, LA
Davida McNutt
McNutt Animal Clinic - Alexandria, LA
Douglas Wade Pesnell
Wurster Veterinary Hospital - Natchitoches , LA
Duke F. Revels
Rapides Animal Medical Center, Inc. - Alexandria, LA
Frank A. Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald Animal Hospital - Alexandria, LA
George D. Brandon
Brandon Veterinary Clinic - Leesville, LA
Gerald J. Abdalla, Jr.
Beauregard Veterinary Clinic, Inc. - DeRidder, LA
Henry I. Moreau
Veterinary Clinic of Avoyelles - Simmesport, LA
Jaimie Armstrong Wise
Pet Star Animal Care - Natchitoches, LA
James D. Fletcher
Fletcher Animal Clinic, LLC - Bunkie, LA
James K. Woodard
Northwestern State U-Vet Tech - Natchitoches , LA
Jamie Sanders Ducote
Animal Medical Center - Alexandria , LA
Jessica Carey Duncan
Montgomery Animal Hospital - Pineville, LA
John A. Fletcher
Veterinary Clinic of Avoyelles, Inc. - Marksville, LA
John R. Berry
- Alexandria, LA
Joseph Brandon Bynog
PetStar Animal Care of Natchitoches - Natchitoches, LA
Joseph R. Soileau
Oakdale Animal Clinic - Oakdale, LA
Kellie Hart Cruse
Caldwell Animal Clinic - Columbia, LA
Kelly Frances Broussard
Alexandria Animal Clinic - Alexandria , LA
Kelly T. Hudspeth
Catahoula Veterinary Clinic - Jonesville, LA
Krystal P. Dupre
Veterinary Clinics of Avoyelles - Marksville, LA
Lambert B. Coco, Jr.
Westside Veterinary Clinic Inc - DeRidder, LA
Laurence W. Beall
Beall Animal Clinic - Leesville, LA
Marshall S. Mouliere
Relief Veterinarian - Sicily Island , LA
Melanie C. Toal
Pineville Pet Hospital - Pineville, LA
Michael David Ratcliff
Fort Polk Veterinary Treatment Facility - Fort Polk , LA
Monique M. Matherne
Alexandria Animal clinic - Alexandria, LA
Morgan Fruge Bryant
Montgomery Animal Hospital - Pineville, LA
Natalie A. Montgomery
Montgomery Equine Centr, LLC - Pineville, LA
Randolph Lee Hayes
Entrance Road Veterinary Clinic - Leesville, LA
Robert D. Field
LaSalle Veterinary Clinic - Trout, LA
Robert J. Craig
Craig Pineville Pet Hosptital - Pineville, LA
Roland Pilat
Vet Express/Cenla Animal Clinic - Pineville, LA
Ryan Michael Hebert
Avoyelles Animal Clinic - Mansura, LA
Sally H. Coco
Westside Veterinary Clinic Inc - DeRidder, LA
Sara L. Myers
Oakdale Animal Clinic - Oakdale, LA
Shirani Ambiavagar Hickman
Natchez Veterinary Clinic - Natchez, LA
Ted J. Hoerner, Jr.
Hoerner Veterinary Hospital - DeRidder, LA
Todd Joseph Fazio
Animal Care Clinic - Rosepine, LA
Tracey A. Benton
Kees Park Animal Clinic - Pineville, LA
Troy B. Spencer
Avoyelles Animal Clinic - Mansura, LA
Virginia Latrelle Wall
Winnfield Animal Clinic - Winnfield, LA
Warren D. Joubert
Turner Animal Clinic, Inc. - Alexandria, LA
Wayne D. Pray
Pray Veterinary Services - Dodson, LA
Water Districts and Associations
Atchafalaya Basin Levee District
Christy Jewell - Port Allen, LA
Bossier Levee District
Mary Jane Easterly - Bossier City, LA
Dugdemona Soil and Water Conservation District
Bruce Frazier, Billy Gaines, Don Price, Billy Moore and Steve Bates - Conservation Board - Winnfield, LA
Fifth Louisiana Levee District
Jason Trichell - Tallulah, LA
Grand Isle Independent Levee District
Pat Bellanger - Levee Board Secretary - Grand Isle, LA
Iberia Parish Levee District
Ronnie Gonsoulin - New Iberia, LA
Lafitte Area Independent Levee District
Nicole Cooper - Lafitte, LA
Nineteenth Louisiana Levee District
Richard Crain - Colfax, LA
Office of Soil & Water Conservation - LDAF
Bradley Spicer - Assistant Commissioner - Baton Rouge, LA
Red River, Atchafalaya, & Bayou Boeuf Levee District
Debbie Lafleur - Secretary - Alexandria, LA
South Lafourche Levee District
Mary Punch - Galliano, LA
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East
Timothy Doody - President - New Orleans, LA
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West
Susan Maclay - President - Marrero, LA
St. Mary Levee District
Hilary Thibodeaux - Executive Director - Morgan City, LA
Teche-Vermilion Fresh Water District
Donald F. Sagrera - Executive Director - Lafayette, LA
Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District
Angela Rains - Houma, LA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
10 Point Wildlife Management
AR
Aaron Dugas
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Aaron S. Bass
CH2M HILL - Baton Rouge, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
Anthony Vingiello
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Brady S. Trahan
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Christopher McCready
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
David D. Hebert
H2Oyster, LLC - Metairie, LA
Earl J. Melancon, Jr.
Environmental Consulting - Thibodaux, LA
Fredrick E. Schultz
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Greg Simons
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist - San Angelo, TX
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Coast Joint Venture
Barry Wilson, USFWS - GCJV Coordinator - Lafayette, LA
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Jason Raines
Operations Manager/Forester - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Jason Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Justin Penick
Founder, President, & CEO - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Lance Patterson, ACF
Patterson Forestry Consultants, LLC - Consulting Forester - Ruston, LA
Lannie B. Philley, AFM
Delta Land & Farm Mgmt Co, LLC - Appraiser, Manager - Mer Rouge, LA
Lytle Forestry Services
James L. Lytle - Springhill, LA
Mark H. Gagliano
Coastal Environments, Inc. - Baton Rouge, LA
Matt Stahman
Principal - Baton Rouge, LA
Matthew N. Walters
Walters Forestry Services/Mississippi Land Company - Mayhew, MS
Michael F. Rayle
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Nicholas Gaspard
Fenstermaker - Lafayette, LA
Noel V. Brodtmann, Jr.
Environmental Professionals Limited - Metairie, LA
Paul M. LeBlanc, III
SJB Group - Baton Rouge, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Premier Wildlife Consulting
Darren Boudreaux - Wildlife & Habitat Consultant - New Roads, LA
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC
Teddy Reynolds, B.S.F., R.F., S.R. - Magnolia, AR
Richard L. Waldron
Robert P. Waldron Incorporated - River Ridge, LA
RoyOMartin Forestry Services
John Dunn - Manager - Alexandria, LA
Ruben Cantu
Wildlife Consultants, Inc. - Certified Wildlife Biologist, Certified Professional Rangeland Management - San Angelo, TX
Ryan Cantrell
Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Acorn Forestry - Lufkin, TX
Sarah K. Roy
E & E Group, LLC - Biologist - Kenner, LA
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Bill Sutton, Jessica Homyack - Co-Chairs - Clemson, SC
Southern Forestry Consultants, Inc.
- Bainbridge, GA
Thomas A. Picou
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA

 Organic Certification

   
Articles on Organic Certification
pdf Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

pdf Organic Farming: Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
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In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

pdf Organic Certification Guide
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This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Guide for Organic Crop Producers
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This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf What is Organic Certification?
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Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

pdf Southern Organic Resource Guide: A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals
There are 44 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
LDAF State Organic Certification Rebate Program
Harry Schexnayder - Organic Certification Manager - Baton Rouge, LA
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Abba's Hill Organics
John Harris - Many, LA
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Cane River Green Market
- Natchitoches, LA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
Earth Share Gardens
- Lafayette, LA
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
Good Food Project
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana - Alexandria, LA
GROW. Farm
Nick Usner - Bush, LA
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Inglewood Farm
Natalie S. Seeling - Marketing Coordinator - Alexandria, LA
Marksville Farmers' Market
- Marksville, LA
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Nature's Bountea
Kevin Cannaday - Ruston, LA
Oberlin Farmers Market
Brenda Byrd - Market Manager - Oberlin, LA
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Tompkins Farm
Jim Tompkins - Covington, LA
Winn Farmers’ Market
- Winnfield, LA
 

 Google News about Farm Resources

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Agritourism News Items
Follow the Mississippi River during Drive the Great River Road Month - Voice of Muscatine (registration)
9/12/2017 5:37:24 PM
Follow the Mississippi River during Drive the Great River Road Month Voice of Muscatine (registration) During Drive the Great River Road Month, motorists are encouraged to plan their own trip along the 3,000-mile Great River Road, which follows the Mississippi River through ten states, from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana . ... As ...

Agritourism helps Louisiana farmers make ends meet - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
11/11/2016 11:30:24 AM
Agritourism helps Louisiana farmers make ends meet Greater Baton Rouge Business Report With commodity prices low, some farmers are turning to agritourism to make some extra money, according to the LSU AgCenter. “Our farmers need to make every dollar they can,” says Rene Simon, director of marketing and agricultural economic development ...

Beginning Farmer News Items
Southern States Forage Conference set March 31 in Texarkana - AgriLife Today
3/2/2017 11:35:54 PM
Southern States Forage Conference set March 31 in Texarkana AgriLife Today The event is a collaboration between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Louisiana State University Ag Center; Oklahoma State University; and the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Research and Extension. Registration is onsite ...

AgriLife Extension names Gonzales to South Plains integrated pest management post - AgriLife Today
2/6/2017 11:58:57 PM
AgriLife Today AgriLife Extension names Gonzales to South Plains integrated pest management post AgriLife Today He has also worked for AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Research and for the Louisiana State University AgCenter in Louisiana . In addition, he has spent time working in other facets of the agricultural industry. So he has a well-rounded ... and more »

USDA's Latest Survey Finds Organic Farming Growing in the US, but Not Everywhere - AlterNet
10/12/2016 6:49:19 AM
AlterNet USDA's Latest Survey Finds Organic Farming Growing in the US, but Not Everywhere AlterNet The Deep South has many fewer organic farms, with fewer than 30 each in South Carolina and Alabama, just a dozen in Mississippi, and only seven in all of Louisiana . And while Virginia has 139 organic farms (23,453 acres, $46 million), more than one ...

Organic Farming is Growing (But Not Everywhere) - The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)
9/27/2016 1:40:24 PM
The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog) Organic Farming is Growing (But Not Everywhere) The Equation: Blog of the Union of Concerned Scientists (blog) The Deep South has many fewer organic farms, with fewer than 30 each in South Carolina and Alabama, just a dozen in Mississippi, and only seven in all of Louisiana . And while Virginia has 139 organic farms (23,453 acres, $46 million), more than one ... and more »

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana - Business Facilities Magazine
9/20/2017 1:11:33 PM
Business Facilities Magazine Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana Business Facilities Magazine Earlier this year, top Louisiana governmental officials and the executives with Lotte Chemical USA announced a project that is proof the five-parish area of Southwest Louisiana not only is growing in population and economic vitality, but garnering the ...

USDA providing nutrition help to states hit by hurricane, flooding ... - Farm Forum
9/1/2017 2:06:03 PM
USDA providing nutrition help to states hit by hurricane, flooding ... Farm Forum WASHINGTON – USDA's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is actively working with officials in Texas and Louisiana to ensure that people impacted by Hurricane ... and more »

Farm Resources News Items
Moonbot Studios turns to Qube! for 'Taking Flight' - Animation World Network
11/10/2015 9:59:36 PM
Animation World Network Moonbot Studios turns to Qube! for 'Taking Flight' Animation World Network Rather than New York or Los Angeles, it was headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana ; and rather than starting small, it won an Academy Award with its first major project, a poignant 15-minute animated short that owed as much to Buster Keaton as Bugs ...

Kentucky Derby hopeful Rosie Napravnik, a New Jersey native, vies to become first female jockey to take crown - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
5/6/2011 11:45:45 PM
The Star-Ledger - NJ.com Kentucky Derby hopeful Rosie Napravnik, a New Jersey native, vies to become first female jockey to take crown The Star-Ledger - NJ.com And on this day, Napravnik will ride 3-year-old Louisiana Derby champion Pants on Fire in the 137th Kentucky Derby and attempt to become the first female jockey to win the Run for the Roses. Innate patience, strong hands and self-confidence are among ... and more »

Organic Certification News Items
Could Vietnam-style aquaculture work in coastal Louisiana? This ... - NOLA.com
6/1/2017 3:11:05 PM
NOLA.com Could Vietnam-style aquaculture work in coastal Louisiana? This ... NOLA.com Linda Bui promotes it to keep fishers working, but some in Plaquemines are skeptical. and more »

Monsanto Ground Breaking Sparks Local Backlash: 120 Jobs Not Worth 'Toxic Company in Your Backyard' - EcoWatch
2/7/2017 3:03:06 PM
EcoWatch Monsanto Ground Breaking Sparks Local Backlash: 120 Jobs Not Worth 'Toxic Company in Your Backyard' EcoWatch Monsanto has officially broken ground on a $975 million expansion to its Luling plant in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana . The facility will manufacture dicamba, a controversial herbicide used in the company's new XtendiMax weedkiller for GMO soybeans and ...

USDA's Latest Survey Finds Organic Farming Growing in the US, but Not Everywhere - AlterNet
10/12/2016 6:49:19 AM
AlterNet USDA's Latest Survey Finds Organic Farming Growing in the US, but Not Everywhere AlterNet The Deep South has many fewer organic farms, with fewer than 30 each in South Carolina and Alabama, just a dozen in Mississippi, and only seven in all of Louisiana . And while Virginia has 139 organic farms (23,453 ... She also says the state could ...