Louisiana State University AgCenter Communications
Associate Professor, 2003-2008
Assistant Professor, 1998-2003
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Media/Communications Specialist, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
Richard Newman Associates, Champaign, Illinois
Copywriter and Account Executive.
United AgriSeeds, Champaign, Illinois
Manager, Marketing Services.
Sohio Chemical Company, Lima, Ohio
A.W. Cash Valve Manufacturing Corp., Decatur, Illinois
Advertising and Sales Promotions Manager.
National Fertilizer Solutions Association, Peoria, Illinois
Manager, Special Services, and Associate Editor, Fertilizer Solutions magazine.
MBA, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1979
B.S. Communications, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1969
Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) by the International Association of Business Communicators
(01/01/21) This time of year is a great time to get outside and get things done in the garden.
(12/25/20) Crape myrtles are one of the most controversial and often-discussed ornamental plants. How did it become such a hot topic?
(12/22/20) LEESVILLE, La. — Many children look forward to the time they get time off from school for holidays.
(12/18/20) The LSU AgCenter and LDAFare developing an information program on water testing and management for specialty crop growers.
(12/18/20) An LSU AgCenter administrator has been named one of 25 fellows of the Food Systems Leadership Institute.
(12/18/20)The thought of Japanese maples brings an air of tranquility and visual thoughts of an Oriental garden.
(12/16/20) The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture announced the winners of their annual faculty and staff awards during a virtual ceremony.
(12/15/20) An LSU AgCenter project is examining benefits and challenges of growing cotton on wider rows that line up with configurations used for other crops.
(12/14/20) The Louisiana timber industry continues to deal with the effects of the 2020 tropical weather that ravaged the state’s forestry sector.
(12/11/20) The LSU AgCenter has named Matt Foster as the statewide specialist for cotton, corn and grain sorghum starting Jan. 19, 2021.
(12/11/20) Here are some pointers to keep your live holiday plants looking beautiful for the remainder of the season.
(12/09/20) The LSU AgCenter is accepting applications for a paid student research internship at an agricultural research center.
(12/09/20) The 12th annual Arbor Day at Burden in the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is scheduled for Jan. 23, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(12/04/20) Burden Museum and Gardens will celebrate the dedication and official opening of the Birding Loops at Burden on Dec. 12 at the LSU Rural Life Museum.
(12/04/20) Faculty at the LSU AgCenter are already setting their sights on the 2022 edition of the ever-popular LSU AgCenter Get It Growing calendar.
(12/04/20) Researchers in the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture conducted a study of of fashion clothing consumption during COVID-19 .
(12/04/20) As we wrap up the year, we have many things to do to prepare for winter and spring.
(12/03/20) Two LSU AgCenter rice experts gave their perspectives on the past growing season for the 2020 USA Rice Outlook Conference on Dec. 2.
(12/02/20) A researcher in the LSU AgCenter Department of Entomology has joined a scientific team investigating the role of termites in killing trees in Guam.
(12/02/20) The LSU Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters is having their annual Christmas tree sale.
(11/30/20) As fresh produce growers navigate the requirements for controlling food safety risks, the AgCenter is preparing a new set of educational programs.
(11/25/20) AgCenter personnel will be able to use city-owned facilities under a recently approved cooperative endeavor agreement with the City of Alexandria.
(11/27/20) And many types of beautiful plant materials are available to work with this time of year to spruce up and decorate your home for the season.
(11/20/20) For the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual cost survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table, “the show must go on.”
(11/20/20) Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site visitors can look forward to several new amenities, including fitness signs, a StoryWalk and garden.
(11/20/20) Mid- to late November is the best time for buying daffodil, snowdrop, tulip, narcissus, hyacinth and crocus bulbs to allow them enough chilling.
(11/19/20) A team of LSU AgCenter scientists is developing a new program for Louisiana fruit and vegetable farmers to help them reduce food safety risks.
(11/18/20) The East Carroll Parish HYPE Youth Coalition held its first meeting Oct. 30 to elect officers and learn about the civic role of the police jury.
(11/16/20) Enon Elementary joined schools, preschools and individuals across Louisiana to celebrate National Farm to School Month.
(11/13/20) LSU AgCenter entomologist Kristen Healy has become only the fourth female to ever be president of the American Mosquito Control Association.
(11/13/20) If you enjoy a tropical look to your landscape, palm trees can provide it.
(11/12/20) Winter in the South doesn’t mean staying indoors. Burden Museum & Gardens offers many activities for the holidays and beyond.
(11/12/20) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is still accepting nominations through Dec. 1 for its induction ceremony Mar. 4, 2021, in Baton Rouge.
(11/12/20) The Louisiana Rice Research Board has provided an additional $500,000 earmarked for an endowed super chair in the LSU AgCenter.
(11/06/20) Ornamental grasses are commonly used plants in many home and commercial landscapes.
(11/05/20) The recent Louisiana discovery of dying wild taro, or elephant ear, has LSU AgCenter scientists expressing concern.
(11/05/20) the LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed and Healthy Communities programs have teamed up with community partners to stencil painted play spaces across the state.
(10/28/20) In response to growing goat herds in Louisiana, the LSU AgCenter has been conducting Master Goat Producer classes across the state.
(10/30/20) Surprise! There was a hurricane, and these lilies might be telling you about the weather.
(11/02/20) In parishes across south Louisiana, fall signals the start of “grinding season.”
(11/02/20) If your home’s roofing was damaged by hurricanes, it does not have to happen again. The key is to know and specify the right types of products.
(10/28/20) Cattle owners trying to recover from two hurricanes in two months got help on Oct. 27 with donated supplies to rebuild.
(10/28/20) A year’s worth of inspiration and instruction overflow from the newest edition of the LSU AgCenter lawn and garden calendar.
(10/26/20) This is national lead poisoning prevention week.
(10/26/20) As Louisiana sweet potato farmers near the finish line in this year’s harvest, a clearer picture of damage is emerging.
(10/26/20) The Louisiana Farm to School Program has launched a survey on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting farmers who sell food products.
(10/23/20) Second to sod webworms, common lespedeza is winning the lawn headache contest right now.
Photos of 2020 4-H Hall of Fame inductees.
(10/22/20) The National 4-H Council has named Tammy Mong, of Sabine Parish, as the Southeast Volunteer of the Year and National Volunteer of the Year for 2020.
(10/22/20) The Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame inducted 12 individuals, and the National 4-H Hall of Fame inducted 16 people, including Denver Loupe, of Louisiana.
(10/21/20) The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its annual induction ceremony, which will be held March 4, 2021.
(10/21/20) Lincoln Parish residents have the opportunity to win prizes for getting active during the month of November.
(10/19/20) October is National Pedestrian Safety Month. The LSU AgCenter offers these tips for people interested in active forms of walking and biking.
(10/16/20) New fitness signs have been installed along the trail at Fifth Ward Park located between Montpelier and Amite, Louisiana.
(10/16/20) There’s a great deal of work to be done after a storm.
(10/12/20) Through the formation of the FOCUS Healthy Community Coalition, local partners have been working to address the needs identified by residents.
(10/09/20) Insects, including bees, butterflies, caterpillars and moths, are in full force this fall.
(10/06/20) Nearly 9,500 square feet of compacted sand is ready for construction to serve as the Center for Louisiana Citrus Innovation and Research at Docville.
(01/02/20) One thing you should be harvesting this time of year is your caladium bulbs for planting again next year.
(10/01/20) A. Wilbert’s Sons, LLC, will continue to sponsor undergraduate research internships for LSU students in the agriculture and natural resources.
(10/01/20) The process of rebuilding and repairing storm-damaged facilities at the LSU AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center is underway.
(10/01/20) A long-standing fall fundraising activity by the Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden is taking on a different look.
(09/29/20) Homes can and do withstand strong hurricanes if they are designed and reinforced for the wind hazard speed of the area.
(09/29/20) The LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Farm to School Program has launched Seeds to Success, a project offering free educational resources.
(09/25/20) There are so many things we can do in the garden this time of year. Fall is a great time to work in the landscape.
(09/21/20) Burden Museum & Gardens in Baton Rouge is a great place to spend some time outdoors during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
(09/21/20) Avoyelles Parish 4-H Club members and volunteers worked to help people affected by Hurricane Laura.
(09/21/20) Nick Villaume’s Boombox Popsicles and Ice Cream is now temporarily working out of the AgCenter creamery on the LSU campus.
(09/18/20) LSU AgCenter offices across the state are getting call after call as lawn after lawn is experiencing devastating loss of turfgrass.
(09/17/20) The LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station has put its 2020 field day video presentations online.
(09/16/20) The St. Helena Farmers Market has officially moved to a new location.
(09/16/20) The LSU AgCenter Northeast Region will post a virtual field day video series on Sept. 17 to provide the latest information on beef cattle and forage.
(09/15/20) Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to the Louisiana timber industry.
(09/14/20) Livestock owners affected by Hurricane Laura can request help with rebuilding by applying for assistance through the LSU AgCenter.
(09/14/20) Louisiana 4-H members and LSU AgCenter agents have been offering hope, help and supplies to communities recovering from Hurricane Laura.
(09/11/20) In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura, the cleanup is in high gear, but working smart is the name of this game.
(09/11/20) Why not honor breast cancer patients and survivors by going pink in your flower beds and getting a head start this month?
(09/09/20) The LSU AgCenter will present the Corn Maze at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden in Baton Rouge on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
(09/09/20) Hordes of mosquitoes pushed out of the marsh by Hurricane Laura continue to menace livestock.
(09/04/20) Take control of your future with these healthy home improvements to make your home an even better place to breathe, live, thrive and enjoy than ever.