Monday, July 23, 2012
Click here for details. Each year the summit rotates between Louisiana and Mississippi locations. Topics for this year’s summit will include the film industry, creative entrepreneurship, culinary arts, marketing and public relations strategies and utilizing media outlets. The theme of this years summit, is "I think I can, I think I can." Speakers from Louisiana and Mississippi will discuss how small towns can develop their tourism assets. To REGISTER and look at the AGENDA click here.
Posted by Dora Ann Hatch at 1:28 PM
The lastest edition of the Louisiana Agritourism Connection is now available online. Click here to read.
Posted by Dora Ann Hatch at 1:00 PM
Monday, July 9, 2012
click here. Photo by: CELIA AMPEL
Posted by Dora Ann Hatch at 9:52 AM
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The economic impact of the new prevailing wage rate increase for H-2B-temporary non-agricultural workers could put some Louisiana processors out of business, according to LSU AgCenter economist Mike Salassi. The H-2B program, which covers non-agricultural employment, is one of two programs that govern the hiring of foreign workers. The second program, H-2A covers farm workers. The program allows foreign workers into the United States when qualified United States workers are not available and when the employment of foreign workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed United States workers. Last year, Congress passed the law to increase the prevailing wage for these non-agricultural foreign workers, Salassi said. The law, which goes into effect this October, is designed to keep foreign workers from displacing American workers by taking jobs at lower wage rates. To read more of LSU AgCenter's Johnny Morgan's story, click here.
Posted by Dora Ann Hatch at 6:51 AM