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The LSU AgCenter field day

• Crowley LA
The LSU AgCenter will hold a series of field days to help rice farmers learn about the latest recommended practices to improve their crop production.
Experts will make presentations on variety development, fertility, growing soybeans and controlling problems of diseases, insects and weeds.
The fields day will be held on:
June 27, Rice Research Station. Field tours start at 7:15 a.m. and the last trailer will leave at 9 a.m., followed by a poster session and indoor presentations.
July 18, northeast Louisiana rice field day at the Colvin Farm at 632 Scales Road, Rayville, followed by indoor presentations at the Rayville Civic Center at 817 Louisa St., Rayville, 9 a.m. until noon. www.lsuagcenter.com

MarketReady producer training workshops

The LSU AgCenter will conduct eight MarketReady producer training workshops for Louisiana farmers and fishers during spring and summer 2018.
The focus of the workshops is to assist local food producers in establishing a business strategy and effectively market to local restaurants and schools as well as grocers and wholesalers.
Many farmers are hesitant or unprepared to meet the requirements that buyers from local restaurants, schools, and grocery, wholesale and retail businesses have for their suppliers, said LSU AgCenter extension associate Alessandro Holzapfel.
MarketReady trainings provide the perfect opportunity to get useful information on key business functions while networking with includes a buyers' panel and a lunch from a locally sourcing industry professionals. The training also restaurant.
"This forum is a great opportunity for new producers to make their next step into the market and onto the shelves as well as giving established producers the chance to make additional connections with other buyers," Holzapfel said. "It is structured to help producers achieve inside access to buyers and the information they share about their markets."
The one-day workshops will begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. Workshops have been scheduled for:
June 12 in Alexandria, June 13 in Lafayette, June 20 in Lake Charles, June 21 in Hammond and July 10 in New Orleans.
Admission to the MarketReady training is free, but participants are required to register via Eventbrite. More information on locations and registration is available
www.lsuagcenter.com/louisianamarketready > or by contacting Holzapfel at aholzapfel@agcenter.lsu.edu or call 225-578-2701.

Rice Field Days

Two rice field days remain. One July 16, the St. Landry Parish rice field day will be held at the Charlie Fontenot Farm near Palmetto.
The northeast Louisiana rice field day will be held at the Colvin Farm near Rayville on
July 18.
For more information contact

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