Beauregard Parish is in the upland section generally known as the "Highlands". The leading agricultural commodities according to income are forestry, beef, cattle, dairying, rice, soybeans, and commercial fruit and vegetables including blueberries, garlic, satsumas, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons.
Agri-businesses that contribute to the parish are: agritourism, craft paper mill, sawmills, feed, seed and fertilizer dealers, nurseries, and tractor and implement dealers. Consulting foresters assist landowners with timber sales and other land management. An insurance company has its corporate headquarters in DeRidder and specializes in high risk enterprises such as forestry, agriculture and other businesses.
In 2019, The Master Gardener program had its ninth class with support of MGs, some of which provide instruction. MGs also provided leadership at its Spring Garden Forum attended by 62 gardeners and homeowners. MGs set up and staff an informational booth at the Parish Fair.
Landowners continue to attend workshops about the safe use of prescribed fire as a management tool. In 2019, 25 people successfully completed training to be state Certified Burn Managers.
This week's blog provides green professionals with a training opportunity to be a First Detector.
The 2020 Prescribed Burn Workshop almost did not happen due to the strange times we are in.
"Working in the Landscape" is a blog focusing on professionals in the landscape and nursery profession.
This article lists ways property owners can find beekeepers to remove bees from structures.