Monday, January 26

Ag Center & Farm Service Agency to Offer Producer Trainings on the New Farm Bill Program

Baton Rouge, LA – Southern University Ag Center employees along with the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Louisiana Farm Service Agency (FSA) will present a series of in-person training opportunities available for Louisiana’s producers through the Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program, enacted by the 2014 Farm Bill.

The presentation will also include the introduction of a web-based decision tool.

Regional meetings and dates are:

Tangipahoa Parish
January 27
1 p.m.
St. Helena Multi-Purpose Center
31676 Highway 16
Amite, LA
To register, contact Ahmad Robertson at 225.222.4136, 985.748.9381 or e-mail

Morehouse Parish
January 29
6 p.m.
LSU Agriculture Auditorium
9609 Marlatt Street,
Bastrop, LA    
To register, contact Odis Hill at 318.281.5741 or e-mail

St. Landry Parish
January 30
10 a.m.
Southern University Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives
1209 Diesi Street
Opelousas, LA
To register, contact DeLane Rose at 337.332.2181, 337.943.2410 or e-mail

Rapides Parish
February 4
9 a.m.
Extension Service Office
300 Grady Britt Drive
Alexandria, LA
To register, contact Terry Washington at 318.767.3968, 318.767.3971 or e-mail

East Baton Rouge Parish
February 4
7 p.m.
Chaneyville Community Center
13211 Jackson Road
Zachary, LA
To register, contact Terrence Marshall at 225.389.3056 or e-mail

February 6
9 a.m.
Southern University Ag Center
Ashford O. Williams Hall
Baton Rouge, LA
To register, contact Zanetta Augustine at 225.771.2242 or e-mail

"This training will establish a critical link between the 2014 Farm Bill and producers by providing a greater understanding of program options as well as use of the web-based decision tool," said Craig A. McCain, FSA State Executive Director. "This is only the beginning of the educational process. Additional local meetings will be held in the weeks to come."



LaKeeshia Giddens

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