2nd Quarter Meeting
Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.
DeSoto Parish Extension Office, 10117 Hwy 171, Grand Cane, LA 71032
RSVP by April 11, 2022 (for meal count) to Josh Salley at (318) 872-0533.
Better Boy, Big Beef, Champion, Jet Star, Pink Girl, Sun Gold, Florida 91, Bella Rosa, Carolina Gold, Celebrity, Heatwave II, Cupid, Juliet, Small Fry
Regular Gasoline (February 2022), Retail Price $3.52/gallon. 61% Crude Oil, 14% Refining, 11% Distribution & Marketing, 14% Taxes.
Diesel (February 2022), Retail Price: $4.03/gallon. Crude Oil 53%, 16% Refining, 17% Distribution & Marketing, 14% Taxes.
(Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update; see .pdf for full color graphic) See .pdf for full graphic.
Full color graphic of U.S. map showing drought impacts; see .pdf for graphic. (Source: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu)
Full color graphic showing Average Annual Extreme Minimum Temperature from 1976-2005. DeSoto Parish has both zone 8a and 8b areas. (Source: Oregon State University)
Will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the State Evacuation Shelter, 8125 Hwy 71 S, Alexandria, LA. Registration begins at 2:00 p.m.. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, April 15, 2022 (for meal count) by contacting Mrs. Gaye Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 473-6520.
Topics include: Benefits of Using Clovers in Winter Pasture Systems, Controlling Broadleef Weeds Infesting Clover, Producing & Feeding Baleage, Navigating Rising Input Costs, Improving Records & EID Demonstration, and Cattle Market Update.
Phase 1 of Master Farmer will be offered beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Phase 2 and CEC of Master Farmer is being offered for attending the Beef Cattle & Forage Field Day.
Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at LSU AgCenter - Red River Research Station, 262 Research Station Drive, Bossier City, LA. Please pre-register (for meal count) with Donna Haynes by Thursday, April 21, 2022 at email@example.com or (318) 741-7430 ext. 0.
Topics include: Cattle Market Update and Outlook, Managing Fertilizer Costs, Forage Options for the Cattle Producer, Weed Control Options and Updates, Cattle Identification Solutions and Recordkeeping, Master Farmer Program and Administrative Updates, and a Marketing Beef Directly - Producer Panel.
Event is approved for 4 Vet CEU's, Master Farmer Phase II Credit and CEC.
Sales begin March 15, 2022. Tomatoes are available for purchase on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Red River Research Station, 262 Research Station Drive, Bossier City, LA 71112. Contact Donna Haynes for information on prices and size of containers at (318) 741-7430 ext. 0.
Should you need an ADA accommodation, please contact the DeSoto Extension Office at (318) 872-0533 at least two weeks prior to the event. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.