In this edition: Pet Show, Talent Contest, Catch Phrase, Beef poster contest, BB Gun Contest, Fashion Camp, and Cooking Contest.
The foods we share with co-workers in the workplace are in good faith but are making us fat. Better selection of foods will mean a healthier workplace.
Mint can be used in a variety of drinks, salads, dips, and desserts. It is easy to grow, multiplies and lasts forever. It adds a refreshing taste to recipes.
Useful information to start your vegetable and flower beds for growing season is crucial. Make sure garden soil is ready to support the additions you purchase.
Congratulations to the Lincoln Parish 4-H cooking contest members on their hard work. Thanks to our sponsor, Tractor Supply, Cattlemen Assoc., and Farm Bureau.
Use what you have to make your own compost pile, such as leaves, sticks, grass clippings, fruit waste and vegetable peelings.
Learn how to properly prune your crape myrtles so they will keep a pretty shape and produce lots of blooms.
4-H members had the chance to show off their talents in the parish talent show held at the Methodist Children's Home Chapel. Those that placed in the contest will be eligible to enter the State Fair of Louisiana's "4-H Share the Fun Talent Contest" in Shreveport, Louisiana in October.
Meal time with the family can create a time for bonding and keeping in touch with what is going on with the family now that a new school year is here.
A less stressful school year can be possible with some tips for getting ready for back to school.
Volunteers are a big help teaching students at area schools with school gardens. They have given their time and it could not happen without their help.
Visitors touring farms do not know the dangers of feeding and touching the animals so safety issues must be in place to protect the owners and tourists.
Leaders in the Grambling community have begun meetings to concentrate on becoming healthier and maintaining good health.
With all the holiday meals and goodies, weight gain happens when we are consuming more than usual. There are several ways to eliminate the extra pounds that are gained that we never lose.
For a unique gift for friends and relatives, give a basket of local wines or Louisiana products. Products grown in this state make a great gift for those who are hard to buy for.
This is a good time of the year to make and sell your home grown products. Several places are available to sell your products, such as farmers' markets. Small stores sometimes are willing to allow you to sell your products in their store. Hosting a workshop to teach others how to make jellies, jams and preserves is also a good idea.
Help your children make lasting memories by getting them involved in 4-H.
Exercise is very important to a person's health. It strengthens the heart and lungs, it keeps you from getting tired, and help you sleep better. It can help control blood pressure, certain cancers, better memory and so many more benefits.
There are certain signs that you can witness in order to know if you have bed bugs or not in your houset.
With the rural areas becoming popular places to visit, opportunities are there for agritourism growth in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Office of Tourism are using the development of trails as a means of publicizing the many destinations that are available in Louisiana.
Students get the opportunity to explore the human body by participating in the Body Walk. They get to travel through the body as food travels through our bodies to see how food is digested and the importance of good nutrition and physical fitness.
With the opportunities of hunting, camping, hiking, and many others, Louisiana's outdoor recreation has increased over the past few years. With this increase, landowners can become profitable by providing campgrounds, boating and swamp tours, fishing, hiking and many others for those coming to this state.
One of Lincoln Parish 4-H Club's most successful programs is the Shooting Sports program. If any 4-H member would like to participate in Shooting Sports, the kick off meeting will be 11:30 a.m. February 22 at the Ruston Gun Club.
Pruning fruit trees in the middle of January is not a suggested practice, so I recommended my clients to wait until at least the middle of February. With the coldest part of winter behind us, the trees will soon be growing and before we know it spring will be right around the corner.
Choosing a path for those graduating from high school is an important decision. Lincoln Parish 4-H Teen Leadership Club gives 4-H'ers a chance to practice leadership and service skills. They have a chance to learn the different roles and to identify their strengths.
National 4-H Week was celebrated with a reception in the Lincoln Parish Extension Office on October 10, 2012 from 3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. for area politicians, business people and 4-H'ers and families. Pictures and information was displayed for those interested in knowing more about 4-H.
The annual pet show was enjoyed by many who attended this year at Railroad Park in Ruston, La. Louisiana Tech cheerleaders came out, as well as 70 4-H members. Pet Show categories included ugliest, cutest, best dressed, small and biggest pet.
Newsletter with news, activities and dates in October for opportunites for 4-H members to participate in.
Many businesses have found the Internet useful in reaching new markets. As all business owners know, marketing is costly. However, through the use of online strategies businesses can save money and increase their volume of marketing.
In recent years, the LSU AgCenter’s budget has been cut drastically and the forecast for the next fiscal year doesn’t look any better. State and federal legislators have to make decisions on where to make cuts. When making these decisions we want to make sure that our legislators are informed on the effect that these cuts will be making to you, the recipients of LSU AgCenter programs.
Meetings should be productive and enjoyable. Facilitating a well-run meeting takes time and commitment. Here are tips to improve your meetings.