Farm Resources in Central Region

 Agritourism

   
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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 ...

 

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.& ...

 

Show Agritourism Organizations & Professionals (66)
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
E. Lavone Boyd - Administrative Coordinator 3 - 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
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
Blue Creek Goat Farm and Yellow Horse Ranch
Kathleen Erwin - Winnsboro, 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

   
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Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Small Farms and Woodlots
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Learn about how woodlots of today provide much more for their owners, including income from selling wood and nonwood products, forest-based income opportunities such as lease hunting and recreation, solitude and escape from emotional pressures and stress of modern living and working, and simply the pride of owning and caring for the land.

 

Getting Started in Farming
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This guide was published in NIFA's Small Farm Digest designed for people considering starting up as begining farmers and ranchers.  Provides information on the opportinities and challenges of farming, land ownership, links to programs and resources to help get you started.

 

New Farmers Website

An 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 new farmers site 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.

 

National Young Farmers' Coalition

The National Young Farmers' Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success across the country. NYFC supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent, and prosperous farmers now and in the future through supporting independent family farms, sustainable farming pracices , affordable land for farmers, fair labor practices, farmer-to-farmer training, farmers of every ender, race and sexual orientaion, and cooperation and friendship between all farmers. Click Here.

 

National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.  

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. The site works to provide unbiased, science-based marketing information for U.S. farmers and ranchers. There is information related to commodities and products, market and industry trends, business creation and operation, research results and value-added resources.

This site is an on-going project of the Iowa State University and partially funded by USDA Rural Development. Click here. 
 

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Show Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals (361)
There are 361 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
Access Fund
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
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 Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - 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
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
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund
Jerry Pennick - Director of Land Assistance Fund - East Point, GA
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
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
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
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 Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- 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 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
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Athens, GA
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
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 Garden Conservancy
- Cold Spring, NY
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
E. Lavone Boyd - Administrative Coordinator 3 - 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
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
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 NRCS State Office
Kevin Norton - State Conservationist - Alexandria, 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
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
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
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
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
Rene Simon - Director - Agricultural Economic Development - 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
- 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
- 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
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
Martin Lowenfish - Landscape Conservation Initiatives Coordinator - 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
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
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
Denis Ebodaghe - 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
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - 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
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
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

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Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.& ...

 

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.& ...

 

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 ...

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

   
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Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

Harvest To Hand

Are you looking for a local harvest festival, farmers market, pick-your-own, locally made products or family-friendly farms? Harvest to Hand is a smartphone app here to help promote a sustainable way of life for local agriculture across the United States (available for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices). Consumers have easy access to fresh farm products, events and home-spun goods right at their fingertips through our free Harvest to Hand app. Click here to explore the app online. 

 

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 »

 

 

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.

 

Creating Your Own E-Business In 10 Easy Steps
By:

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Agritourism Fact Sheet
By:

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Resource Guide for Agritourism Entrepreneurs
By:

This guide contains Web addresses and reading materials helpful to agritourism entrepreneurs.

 

Explanation of 2008 Limitation of Liability Law on Agritourism Operations in Louisiana
By:

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.

 

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

 

Show Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals (400)
There are 400 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
Advanced Ecology, LTD.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - Center, TX
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
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
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
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
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
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
E. Lavone Boyd - Administrative Coordinator 3 - 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
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, 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
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
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 - Pacific Islands Project Lead - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
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
South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Mallory Martin - SALCC Coordinator - Raleigh, NC
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander State 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 Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries - 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
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 - 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
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
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 - 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
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
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
Rene Simon - Director - Agricultural Economic Development - Baton Rouge, LA
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Kirstin Neff, Ph.D. - Manager, Southwest Rivers Program - 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 Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
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 - Eric Forward - 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
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. 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
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
Rene Simon - Director - Agricultural Economic Development - 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
- 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
- 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
Blue Creek Goat Farm and Yellow Horse Ranch
Kathleen Erwin - Winnsboro, 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
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
Martin Lowenfish - Landscape Conservation Initiatives Coordinator - 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
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
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
Denis Ebodaghe - 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
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - 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
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
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

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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Forage Information System

The Forage Information System, provided by Oregon State University is a resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching.

 

Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution vector and raster layers in the Geospatial Data Warehouse. It is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at any time, from anywhere, to anyone. It allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data, customize the format, then review and download. 

This service is made available through a close partnership between the three Service Center Agencies (SCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD).

 

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.

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

Driftwatch - a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats

Driftwatch™ is a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats in Nebraska. Managers of ecologically sensitive areas and owners of commercial fields and apiaries may register. The Driftwatch™ registry is intended for commercial sites that are at least a half-acre in Indiana Minnesota Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Montana Nebraska Colorado Missouri It is not intended for homeowners.

Driftwatch™ was designed by staff from the Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Agricultural Communications departments with input and support from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists.

The Driftwatch site is meant to help pesticide applicators, specialty crop growers, and stewards of at-risk habitats in Nebraska communicate more effectively to protect pesticide-sensitive areas. The DriftWatch map is designed to display sensitive commercial agricultural areas. Driftwatch is not intended to be a registry for homeowners or sites less than half an acre.

This site features an easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface that clearly shows applicators the locations of registered areas so they can take the appropriate precautions before they spray. It's important to remember that the lines on the maps are not property lines; they merely indicate approximate positions of sensitive lands submitted to us. Sensitive crop areas registered on this site include beehives, certified organic crops, fruits, grapes, nursery crops, pumpkins, melons, tomatoes, and vegetables.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

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

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Show Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals (496)
There are 496 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
E. Lavone Boyd - Administrative Coordinator 3 - 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
Conservis
- Minneapolis, MN
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 - 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
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
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 - 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
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
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
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
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
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.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - 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
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
John Griggs, Ph.D.
CRC, LLC - Senior Principal Investigator - Shreveport, LA
Laine Fontenot
E&F Resource Management, LLC - Kinder, 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
Ronnie Edmonds
E&F Resource Management, LLC - Baton Rouge, LA
Teddy Reynolds, ACF
Reynolds Forestry Consulting & Real Estate, PLLC - President - Magnolia, AR
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.
Keith Webb - Environmental Operations Manager - 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
Cypress Creek Environmental
Josh McDaniel - Wetland Biologist - Oak Grove, 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.
Gary Tucker - Little Rock, AR
Gabriel Johnson
MREC Environmental, LLC - Marrero, LA
Gregory Badon
ARCADIS - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf South Research Corporation
- Baton Rouge, LA
HYDRIK Wetland Consultants
- Michael Henry 604 W. - Hammond, 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
Land and Aquatic Resource Management, LLC
- Matt Williams, PWS - Benton, 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
Riparian, Inc.
- Kathy Haggar - Baton Rouge, 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
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
Don Anderson - Crowville, 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
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
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
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
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
Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Association
Cari Jane Murray - Executive Secretary - Covington, 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
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
FTN Associates, Ltd.
Gary Tucker - 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
Rene Simon - Director - Agricultural Economic Development - 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
- 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
- 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
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
Martin Lowenfish - Landscape Conservation Initiatives Coordinator - 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
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
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
Denis Ebodaghe - 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
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - 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
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
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 Hurricane, and Conservation District
Ray Fremin - 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
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
Coggin Asset Management
Daniel S. Coggin - President - Amory, MS
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 Shackelford
SWCA Environmental Consultants - Baton Rouge, LA
Jude J. LeDoux
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Lafayette, LA
Kenneth King, Jr.
T. Baker Smith, Inc. - Houma, LA
Kevin Daugherty
Forestland Associates, LLC. - Owner - Urania, 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 - 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
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
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
Timber Resource Management
Paul D. Smeltzer - Athens, LA
Tyler Ortego
ORA Estuaries - New Orleans, LA

 Organic Certification

   
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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There are 43 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
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
 

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Agritourism News Items
Read The Attorney General's Report On The Alton Sterling Incident Here - The Hayride
3/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Read The Attorney General's Report On The Alton Sterling Incident Here    The Hayride Here's the entire 34-page report by the Louisiana Department of Justice regarding the Alton Sterling incident and the decision not to prosecute the Baton Rouge ...

Baton Rouge area senior living facilities rapidly growing, changing - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
11/11/2016 3:00:00 AM
Baton Rouge area senior living facilities rapidly growing, changing    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report St. James Place, opened in 1983, was the first “continuing care retirement community” in Louisiana. As a CCRC, it offers a wide spectrum of services, from ...

Sunflower fields forever | News - Suwannee Democrat
6/15/2016 3:00:00 AM
Sunflower fields forever | News    Suwannee Democrat JASPER — Nina and Olivia Kalpakis were heading to Louisiana from Tampa when they took the wrong exit. They took one more unexpected detour after they ...

Beginning Farmer News Items
Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Briefs for Dec. 9, 2018 - The Advocate
12/9/2018 1:15:00 AM
Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Briefs for Dec. 9, 2018    The Advocate The LSU Agricultural Center will kick off a free yearlong training program for beginning Louisiana farmers in January in New Orleans. The deadline for the Grow ...

Grow Louisiana training for beginning farmers starts in January 2019 - Delta Farm Press
11/28/2018 10:47:33 AM
Grow Louisiana training for beginning farmers starts in January 2019    Delta Farm Press Beginning farmers may apply for the program, called Grow Louisiana, through Dec. 14.

Farm profitability workshop set for St. Martinville Dec. 10 - The Daily Iberian
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farm profitability workshop set for St. Martinville Dec. 10    The Daily Iberian BATON ROUGE — The LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Professional Development Program will offer a ...

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Sen. Cassidy believes farm bill will help Louisiana's agriculture succeed - www.brproud.com
12/11/2018 8:41:15 PM
Sen. Cassidy believes farm bill will help Louisiana's agriculture succeed    www.brproud.com The United States Senate officially reached an agreement on the 2018 Farm Bill Tuesday.

BREAKING: La. may have spent $85M on ineligible Medicaid recipients - Monroe News Star
11/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
BREAKING: La. may have spent $85M on ineligible Medicaid recipients    Monroe News Star Louisiana's Department of Health may have spent up to $85.5 million on Medicaid recipients who are ineligible for the program, an audit report released ...

Louisiana's Don Molino named 2018 National Farm Broadcaster of the Year - KALB News
11/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana's Don Molino named 2018 National Farm Broadcaster of the Year    KALB News KANSAS CITY, MO (Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation) - Don Molino has been speaking to Louisiana farmers and ranchers over the airwaves of Louisiana ...

He's a millennial, a Democrat, and a farmer. And he is running for Congress in one of the nation's poorest districts. - Bayou Brief
10/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
He's a millennial, a Democrat, and a farmer. And he is running for Congress in one of the nation's poorest districts.    Bayou Brief Loranger, Louisiana is an unincorporated town in Tangipahoa Parish, about fifteen minutes north of Hammond and an hour east of Baton Rouge. Its most ...

Data releases show disappointing La. story - Shreveport Times
10/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Data releases show disappointing La. story    Shreveport Times BATON ROUGE – Reading through reams of data released over the last month about Louisiana can be a dizzying and depressing exercise.

Louisiana posts 2nd highest income growth in U.S. - WWLTV.com
9/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana posts 2nd highest income growth in U.S.    WWLTV.com Some good news about Louisiana's economy - personal income growth in the state, has risen for two consecutive quarters. Louisiana posted a 5.9 percent gain ...

Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for Sept. 9, 2018 - The Advocate
9/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Baton Rouge, New Orleans area People in Business for Sept. 9, 2018    The Advocate Louisiana Public Broadcasting has named Christina Melton as deputy director. Melton has been director of special projects, been with LPB for 17 years and has ...

Louisiana rice producers join over 60 groups to support Farm Bill Cuba Provision – News15 | Lafayette, LA - FOX 15
9/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana rice producers join over 60 groups to support Farm Bill Cuba Provision – News15 | Lafayette, LA    FOX 15 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Louisiana rice producers, including the Louisiana Rice Promotion Council and Kennedy Rice, joined a bipartisan group of over 60 ...

Abraham pushes food stamp work requirements in Farm Bill - Monroe News Star
9/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Abraham pushes food stamp work requirements in Farm Bill    Monroe News Star Louisiana Congressman Ralph Abraham is pushing his colleagues on the Farm Bill Conference Committee to include work requirements for food stamp ...

Help NELA Food Bank win $25K from State Farm program - Monroe News Star
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Help NELA Food Bank win $25K from State Farm program    Monroe News Star The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana been chosen as one of the Top 200 nationwide finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program.

The food bank needs your help to win $25,000 grant - Knoe.com
8/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
The food bank needs your help to win $25,000 grant    Knoe.com The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is a finalist for a $25000 grant, but they need your votes online. The grant is part of the State Farm Neighborhood Assist ...

Farm bill: Senate takes up Agriculture and Nutrition Act after House passage - The Daily Iberian
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farm bill: Senate takes up Agriculture and Nutrition Act after House passage    The Daily Iberian There were cheers across Acadiana and the rest of Louisiana last week when the U.S. House approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as ...

Will Louisiana nursing home residents be sent to 'poor farm'? - Shreveport Times
5/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Will Louisiana nursing home residents be sent to 'poor farm'?    Shreveport Times A letter writer reacts to news that Louisiana has notified thousands of Medicaid recipients who live in nursing homes that their payments may end.

Nearly one million people could go hungry if food stamps get cut in Louisiana - Knoe.com
5/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Nearly one million people could go hungry if food stamps get cut in Louisiana    Knoe.com Federal lawmakers are proposing a bill that would make it harder for people to get food stamps. And, Louisiana's proposed budget could be cutting the program ...

Why a trade war with China could disrupt billions in commerce from Louisiana’s top export market - The Advocate
4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why a trade war with China could disrupt billions in commerce from Louisiana’s top export market    The Advocate An escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China could in a worst-case scenario disrupt up to $9 billion in commerce between Louisiana and the Asian ...

Louisiana auto insurance rates increase, second highest in the nation - WBRZ
2/11/2018 3:54:34 AM
Louisiana auto insurance rates increase, second highest in the nation    WBRZ BATON ROUGE - For a fourth straight year in a row, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says residents in Louisiana can expect increases in their auto ...

A new farm bill could have big impact on Louisiana's agriculture - Knoe.com
1/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
A new farm bill could have big impact on Louisiana's agriculture    Knoe.com Congress is trying to come up with a new farm bill before the current one expires in September and it could have a significant impact on a lot of people in the ...

Louisiana strawberry farmers hopeful cold snap won't badly affect early crop - The Advocate
1/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana strawberry farmers hopeful cold snap won't badly affect early crop    The Advocate In a race to save their crops, many of Louisiana's strawberry farmers rushed to drape cloths over their fields, hoping the fabric will work with the natural insulation ...

Louisiana Farmers Apply — Then Wait — For Recovery Grants - WWNO
11/2/2017 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana Farmers Apply — Then Wait — For Recovery Grants    WWNO Extreme flooding caused major agricultural damage throughout South Louisiana in 2016. Now, struggling farmers are hoping to get help from a $10 million.

U.S., China ink historic milled rice import agreement that could provide big opportunity for Louisiana mills, farmers - The Advocate
7/20/2017 3:00:00 AM
U.S., China ink historic milled rice import agreement that could provide big opportunity for Louisiana mills, farmers    The Advocate A historic trade agreement with China will allow exports of milled rice from the United States, providing a big opportunity for Louisiana rice mills and farmers, ...

Investors Pour Money Into Louisiana Farmland | Agweb.com - AgWeb
5/16/2016 3:00:00 AM
Investors Pour Money Into Louisiana Farmland | Agweb.com    AgWeb In the past several years, institutional investors and a handful of publicly traded real estate investment trusts have poured millions of dollars into farms in ...

Farm Resources News Items
Gazette investigation underscores need for water quality funding, accountability - The Gazette
12/9/2018 7:08:50 AM
Gazette investigation underscores need for water quality funding, accountability    The Gazette Consider the plight of Louisiana shrimp fishers. Shrimping is sometimes a family trade, passed down from parents to children, but the current generation of ...

Louisiana man wins national rice award - Beauregard Daily News
12/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana man wins national rice award    Beauregard Daily News rop consultant Earl Garber, of Basile, Louisiana, was honored with the Rice Industry Award at the USA Rice Outlook Conference Dec. 6.

Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Briefs for Dec. 9, 2018 - The Advocate
12/9/2018 1:15:00 AM
Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Briefs for Dec. 9, 2018    The Advocate The LSU Agricultural Center will kick off a free yearlong training program for beginning Louisiana farmers in January in New Orleans. The deadline for the Grow ...

Ralph Abraham To Run For Governor - kpel965.com
12/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Ralph Abraham To Run For Governor    kpel965.com U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham jumped into the Louisiana governor's race Thursday, becoming the second Republican to announce he'll challenge Democratic ...

Grow Louisiana training for beginning farmers starts in January 2019 - Delta Farm Press
11/28/2018 10:47:33 AM
Grow Louisiana training for beginning farmers starts in January 2019    Delta Farm Press Beginning farmers may apply for the program, called Grow Louisiana, through Dec. 14.

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) Announces Open Call for Applications for 2019 Farmer Training Program - PR Web
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) Announces Open Call for Applications for 2019 Farmer Training Program    PR Web Alexandria, Louisiana (PRWEB) November 21, 2018 -- The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), announces applications are now ...

ADM, Agrible and General Mills and Louisiana Cotton Farmer Jay Hardwick Take Top Honors at Field to Market's 2018 Sustainability Leadership Awards - CSRwire.com
11/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
ADM, Agrible and General Mills and Louisiana Cotton Farmer Jay Hardwick Take Top Honors at Field to Market's 2018 Sustainability Leadership Awards    CSRwire.com DENVER, Nov. 14 /CSRwire/ - Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture last night announced the 2018 recipients of its prestigious Sustainability ...

Bridge Hit by Barge-Mounted Crane, Will Be Closed for Months - U.S. News & World Report
10/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bridge Hit by Barge-Mounted Crane, Will Be Closed for Months    U.S. News & World Report DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A barge-mounted crane has slammed into a Louisiana bridge, shuttering a travel artery for what Louisiana officials say will be at ...

Bomb Squad Removes Explosive Device From Louisiana Bridge - U.S. News & World Report
10/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bomb Squad Removes Explosive Device From Louisiana Bridge    U.S. News & World Report SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Investigators continue to look into how an explosive device ended up on an interstate bridge in northwest Louisiana.

State Farm to lay off 47 workers in Baton Rouge, leave Bon Carré office space - The Advocate
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
State Farm to lay off 47 workers in Baton Rouge, leave Bon Carré office space    The Advocate State Farm Insurance, Louisiana's largest auto insurer, is laying off 47 workers at its operations center in Baton Rouge and is leaving its 30000-square-foot ...

Rainy harvest devastates Louisiana soybeans for 2nd year - The Seattle Times
10/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rainy harvest devastates Louisiana soybeans for 2nd year    The Seattle Times BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The trade disputes with China are hurting Louisiana's soybean farmers at a time when rain during harvest season has also hit them ...

In Louisiana, proposed food stamp changes might hurt some ex-convicts - The Advocate
9/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
In Louisiana, proposed food stamp changes might hurt some ex-convicts    The Advocate For Osby Bryant, $35 is a lifeline. That's how much the federal food stamp program sends every month to the Shreveport native, who spent 43 years in prison for ...

Louisiana auto rates see smaller increase so far in 2018, signaling stabilization - The Advocate
9/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana auto rates see smaller increase so far in 2018, signaling stabilization    The Advocate Louisiana's auto insurance market is on track for a smaller rise in premiums this year compared to previous years, Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim ...

Louisiana Sends Emergency Response Teams to the Carolinas - U.S. News & World Report
9/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana Sends Emergency Response Teams to the Carolinas    U.S. News & World Report BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is sending nearly 100 emergency personnel to the Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence's landfall.

Get a first look at one of Louisiana's new medical marijuana facilities - NOLA.com
8/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Get a first look at one of Louisiana's new medical marijuana facilities    NOLA.com It's been about two weeks since LSU Ag Center and GB Sciences got the final go-ahead to start planting Louisiana's first legal crop of medical marijuana in their ...

Task force to look at Louisiana's high auto insurance rates, try to find ways to lower premiums - The Advocate
8/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Task force to look at Louisiana's high auto insurance rates, try to find ways to lower premiums    The Advocate A task force has been set up by the Department of Insurance to address Louisiana's high auto insurance rates and to make recommendations to lower consumer ...

Louisiana's first legal medical marijuana crop could be planted Friday - NOLA.com
8/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana's first legal medical marijuana crop could be planted Friday    NOLA.com Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry gives LSU AgCenter conditional OK to start planting first legal crop of medical marijuana starting Friday (Aug.

Our Views: Not funding transportation has unintended consequences for Louisiana farmers - The Advocate
7/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Our Views: Not funding transportation has unintended consequences for Louisiana farmers    The Advocate On a farm tour in Louisiana, the diversity of products grown for the world is vividly demonstrated: sugar cane in the south, soybeans and corn and cotton farther ...

Plans for $4.5 billion wind farm to power Louisiana scrapped after regulator's denial - NOLA.com
7/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Plans for $4.5 billion wind farm to power Louisiana scrapped after regulator's denial    NOLA.com A utility says it is dropping plans for what would have been the largest wind farm in the United States, one that would have provided power to customers in ...

How Louisiana solar power prospects shifting to business, utility-scale projects - The Advocate
7/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
How Louisiana solar power prospects shifting to business, utility-scale projects    The Advocate As the Mall of Louisiana's thousands of customers traverse its 1.5 million square feet of retail space on any given weekend, something is quietly happening ...

Lanny Keller: Will Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards be re-elected? - The Advocate
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lanny Keller: Will Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards be re-elected?    The Advocate Sick of the Legislature and politics and the State Capitol? Don't look now, but the jockeying for 2019 is well underway, and has been for months.

Louisiana sugarcane farmers focus on trade, transportation in meeting with governor and AG commissioner - The Advocate
7/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana sugarcane farmers focus on trade, transportation in meeting with governor and AG commissioner    The Advocate PLAQUEMINE — The region's sugarcane farmers took center stage Thursday as they grilled Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Agriculture ...

Young woman from Maurepas shows off singing talent in Farm Bureau contest - The Advocate
7/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Young woman from Maurepas shows off singing talent in Farm Bureau contest    The Advocate Kylee Guitreau, of Maurepas, sang "Unchained Melody" in the Senior Talent Contest during the Louisiana Farm Bureau's 96th annual meeting in New Orleans.

How China's expected retaliation against U.S. tariffs will affect Louisiana soybean farmers - The Advocate
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
How China's expected retaliation against U.S. tariffs will affect Louisiana soybean farmers    The Advocate A Louisiana soybean farmer is bracing for a $150000 hit annually from China's expected retaliation against U.S. tariffs set to go into effect Friday on $34 billion in ...

Pride farmer honored by Farm Bureau | Mid City - The Advocate
6/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Pride farmer honored by Farm Bureau | Mid City    The Advocate Kacie Luckett, a Central and East Baton Rouge Parish native, was selected the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Woman, June 21 at the 96th Annual Louisiana ...

Caddo couple, The News-Star, Lafayette teacher rise to top of La. agriculture - Monroe News Star
6/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Caddo couple, The News-Star, Lafayette teacher rise to top of La. agriculture    Monroe News Star NEW ORLEANS — A Caddo Parish couple, a Lafayette Parish teacher, The News-Star and the Rapides Parish Farm Bureau earned Louisiana's top agriculture ...

Louisiana utility regulators approve wind farm project - The Advocate
6/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana utility regulators approve wind farm project    The Advocate State utility regulators Wednesday allowed a northwest Louisiana electric company to purchase part of the nation's largest wind-power project.

Creole tomato farmer keeps family, South Louisiana tradition alive -- for now - NOLA.com
6/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Creole tomato farmer keeps family, South Louisiana tradition alive -- for now    NOLA.com The LaGreco family has been growing Creole tomatoes on the east bank of Plaquemines Parish for three generations.

Entergy Louisiana reaches deal to buy solar power from plant proposed for Baton Rouge area - The Advocate
5/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Entergy Louisiana reaches deal to buy solar power from plant proposed for Baton Rouge area    The Advocate In an effort to further diversify its electricity portfolio, Entergy Louisiana has reached a 20-year deal to purchase solar power from a proposed 50-megawatt plant ...

Sugar producers score victory in Congress as House protects farm bill subsidies - The Advocate
5/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sugar producers score victory in Congress as House protects farm bill subsidies    The Advocate WASHINGTON — Sugar growers scored a sweet victory on Capitol Hill over big candy and soda manufacturers on Thursday as Louisiana lawmakers and other ...

Where to pick blueberries on Louisiana, Mississippi farms - NOLA.com
5/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Where to pick blueberries on Louisiana, Mississippi farms    NOLA.com Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and that means we're heading into peak blueberry picking time in south Louisiana and southwest Mississippi.

State Farm, Louisiana's largest auto insurer, giving rare rate cut after years of hikes - The Advocate
5/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
State Farm, Louisiana's largest auto insurer, giving rare rate cut after years of hikes    The Advocate State Farm, Louisiana's largest auto insurer, will cut rates for around a million customers by nearly 3 percent on average this summer, stemming a trend of ...

State Farm will cut auto insurance rates for Louisiana drivers in July - NOLA.com
5/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
State Farm will cut auto insurance rates for Louisiana drivers in July    NOLA.com See how much State Farm auto insurance is expected to decrease.

Louisiana settlement supports SWEPCO'S Wind Catcher Energy Connection - Windpower Engineering
4/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana settlement supports SWEPCO'S Wind Catcher Energy Connection    Windpower Engineering Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power, has announced a settlement agreement in the Louisiana Public *Service*.

SWEPCO announces Louisiana settlement supporting wind catcher energy connection - KTBS
4/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
SWEPCO announces Louisiana settlement supporting wind catcher energy connection    KTBS SHREVEPORT, La., April 13, 2018 – Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), today announced a settlement ...

Controversial plan to farm Russian sturgeon in Louisiana moves ahead - NOLA.com
4/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Controversial plan to farm Russian sturgeon in Louisiana moves ahead    NOLA.com State wildlife officials approved the farming of shovelnose sturgeon, a native fish in Louisiana's rivers. ( U.S. Fish & Wildlife *Service* ). Comment. By Tristan ...

Why a trade war with China could disrupt billions in commerce from Louisiana’s top export market - The Advocate
4/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why a trade war with China could disrupt billions in commerce from Louisiana’s top export market    The Advocate An escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China could in a worst-case scenario disrupt up to $9 billion in commerce between Louisiana and the Asian ...

Left to Louisiana's Tides, a Village Fights for Time - New York Times
2/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Left to Louisiana's Tides, a Village Fights for Time    New York Times For the community of Jean Lafitte, the question is less whether it will succumb to the sea than when — and how much the public should invest in artificially ...

Trade agreements crucial for rural economy - Delta Farm Press
2/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trade agreements crucial for rural economy    Delta Farm Press Trade will be the catalyst to revive or maintain rural economies across the nation, including farm communities, said Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture Mike ...

Louisiana auto insurance rates increase, second highest in the nation - WBRZ
2/11/2018 3:54:34 AM
Louisiana auto insurance rates increase, second highest in the nation    WBRZ BATON ROUGE - For a fourth straight year in a row, Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says residents in Louisiana can expect increases in their auto ...

Organic Certification News Items
Could Vietnam-style aquaculture work in coastal Louisiana? This LSU professor thinks so - NOLA.com
6/1/2017 3:00:00 AM
Could Vietnam-style aquaculture work in coastal Louisiana? This LSU professor thinks so    NOLA.com Linda Bui promotes it to keep fishers working, but some in Plaquemines are skeptical.

Blueberries are ripe, ready for picking: list of La., Miss. farms - NOLA.com
6/2/2015 3:00:00 AM
Blueberries are ripe, ready for picking: list of La., Miss. farms    NOLA.com It is a good idea to call ahead for directions and to hear about the status of the crops before visiting you-pick blueberry farms in Louisiana and Mississippi.