Baton Rouge, LA - Southern University Ag Center teaches women in agriculture farm skills with workshops and hands-on training. The Wisteria Alliance training series is being designed for women, and will be conducted primarily by women in an environment where women on the farm or those interested in gardening can sharpen their skills. The celebration kicked off today, October 22, 2013 at the SU Ag Center. Participants came from as far away as Colfax, Louisiana for the kickoff.
Kickoff activities included: a slide show of previous trainings, a taste fair of SU Ag Center products such as goat meat pie, hibiscus tea and jelly; a balloon launch; giveaways; and networking.
Participants in the training series will learn improved skills of managing livestock; growing container gardens; using power tools; landscaping; building fences and other topics by special request. The calendar of the training sessions was shared at the kickoff celebration. The series will start on Saturday, November 16, 2013 and conclude on Saturday, August 9, 2014.
The event organizers are Dawn Mellion-Patin, PhD, Extension Specialist and Zanetta Augustine, Extension Associate.
For further detail, please contact Mellion-Patin at 225-771-3532, firstname.lastname@example.org or Zanetta Augustine at 225-771-2591, Zanetta_Augustine@suagcenter.com .