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An indoor playground was created at Shady Grove Elementary School to help students have active recess play even on bad weather days.
Ouachita Parish Healthy Communities projects are aiming to help make the healthy choice the easy choice.
The LSU AgCenter's Greauxing Gardens program has helped schools establish raised bed gardens. Schools in Ouachita Parish have participated in the program.
This agricultural awareness event helps students learn about the origins of their food and how to make healthy choices.
Chipotle Chili Pepper Chicken is a fast and easy recipe that is full of flavor.
Proper food storage can help you preserve food quality, make the most of your food dollar, and help prevent foodborne illness.
Preparing meals and shopping for food can be much easier with a little planning ahead.
Understanding cooking terms will help you read recipes and follow them to create successful dishes in no time at all.
Safe food handling practices are always important. Food safety basics can help keep your food safe to eat during storage, handling, preparation, and serving.
Basic kitchen tools are essential in preparing a variety of delicious, healthful meals.
Recipes are guides for cooking. Understanding how to read a recipe and measure correctly can help you successfully prepare dishes quickly and easily.
Quick and easy recipe with little clean up.
It can be frustrating to be missing a key ingredient for a recipe. There are some basic substitutions you may be able to make from other ingredients.
4-H has numerous camping experiences available for 4-H members.
Ouachita 4-H offers educational opportunities including contests, events, and awards.
The Ouachita 4-H Photography Club is open for all 4-H'ers in Ouachita Parish.
4-H members can learn more about milk and milk products and their importance to healthy bodies by participating in the 4-H Draw-A-Dairy Billboard Contest.
The health forms for Ouachita 4-H members have been recently updated and are available on the LSU AgCenter Louisiana 4-H webpage.
Recipe for Mushroom Quiche featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, February 5, 2019.
Recipe for Cauliflower Potato Bake featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, December 18, 2018.
Recipe for Pecan Pie Bars featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, November 20, 2018.
Recipe for Fruity Romaine-Spinach Salad featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, October 16, 2018.
Recipe for Easy Eggplant Parmesan featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, September 18, 2018.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
Recipe for Sweet Potato Cheese Ball featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, November 21, 2017.
Recipe for Stir Fry Cabbage featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, December 19, 2017.
Recipe for Strawberry Fruit Cups featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, March 20, 2018.
Recipe for Broccoli Chicken Frittata featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, February 6, 2018.
Recipe for Peach and Biscuit Bake featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, June 19, 2018.
Recipe for Watermelon Salsa featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, July 24, 2018.
Recipe for Grilled Squash featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, August 21, 2018.
Recipe for Broccoli Chicken Frittata featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, May 1, 2018.
Recipe for Pumpkin Fluff Dip featured on KARD TV-14's Louisiana Living segment, Farm to Table, October 17, 2017.
The Advisory Leadership Council System is used by the LSU AgCenter as one method of responding to the needs of the people of Louisiana.
It's time for our winter dance to celebrate our 4th and 5th graders! We will be "Chilling in the Past" with our fun theme!
Children need to stay hydrated, and if they are playing a sport, it seems to make sense to most people. Sports drinks come in a variety of brands and a wide array of flavors so kids enjoy drinking them. Sports drinks contain carbohydrates, minerals, flavoring, and electrolytes like sodium and potassium.
The most popular vegetable in the world is the potato. Even so, potatoes often get a bad rap because of their high carbohydrate content in the form of starch. However, in addition to being rich in carbohydrates, potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and B vitamins.
Sweet potatoes are a popular Louisiana vegetable. Sweet potatoes are a great addition to any meal. Sweet potatoes can be substituted in almost any recipe that calls for apples, squash, or white potatoes.
If you've been looking for an opportunity to step up and take on a greater leadership role in 4-H, this is for you!
Blueberries are nutritious and delicious. Louisiana Market Maker can help you find local sources of blueberries.
Fresh Louisiana strawberries are nutritious and delicious. They can be preserved for later use.
Homeowners often have questions on controlling sticker weed in their lawns. The best defense against weeds in a home lawn is to have a dense, healthy turf canopy. Herbicides are used as supplemental aids in controlling weeds.
Blueberries fit into any general home landscape design. Researchers have shown that a serving of blueberries provides more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables.
Shooting Sports is an active program available to Ouachita 4-H members. This club is for everyone: girls, boys, young, old, experienced, inexperienced, urban and rural. You don’t have to know how to shoot a firearm to join.
Honey bees are being developed to take advantage of hygienic behaviors to help control varroa mites. The detecting and removing of a mite infested brood guarantees the health of the colony and helps eliminate varroa mites.
Tips on how to keep varroa mites from affecting a bee hive.
Information about small hive beetles (SHB). The larvae tunnel through combs, killing bee brood and ruining combs. The SHB eats pollen, brood, honey, dead adult bees and combs. Maintaining strong, healthy colonies with young productive queens is one of the management techniques for resisting SHB damage.
In early March, caterpillars will begin to build tent like webs in area trees. While feeding on tree foliage the caterpillars will grow to the length of about 2 inches. The caterpillars then leave the tree and may be found anywhere in your yard looking for a place to pupate.
There are more than 240,000 species of flowering plants which must transfer pollen from the male parts to the female parts to reproduce. This is accomplished by a fascinating array of mechanisms and manners.
The latest information on Pest Management. Includes links to articles and publications.
Information for safely and properly canning, preserving and freezing vegetables, fruits and prepared foods.