Join our conversation about agritourism in Louisiana. Informative information from the LSU AgCenter will be posted on the blog to assist agritourism professionals in developing or expanding their agritourism ventures.
us for a two session Nature Photography Workshop
Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Monroe, LA
March 14, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
March 28, 2015
10 a.m. to noon
The class will be inside in the morning
teaching basic photography skills and providing tips on photographing nature
and wildlife. In the afternoon participants will take a photography field trip
and have hands-on instruction. For this session you
will need a notepad, camera (professional camera not required; point and shoot
camera is okay), a brown bag lunch, snacks and drinks.
The class will be indoors. Bring your camera
and three or more photos to be critiqued by the group.
Registration is $50. Make
checks payable to:
“Louisiana Delta Adventures.”
P.O. Box 595
Newellton, LA 71357
Include your name, address, phone number and e-mail.
If you have been in business for awhile maybe it's time to add something new.. Using the resources you have, what would that be?
Most farms have lots of open land. Why not partner with someone who needs to raise money for a cause; a church that needs a place for a fellowship event; or work with a school to offer an outing for students and family.
Events could be: a hike, a run, an Easter Egg Hunt, etc. As people participate in these events make sure they see your agritourism operation, but don't include that in the event so that they will return as a paid guest to your operation.
As a partner make sure that it's understood that you will need to receive money to cover the expenses of insurance, extra personnel, etc. This parntership could lead to future events and provide publicity.
The Commissioner of Agriculture has approved adding beekeepers to the list of approved agritourism activiites covered under the Agritourism Limited Liability Law passed in 2008. For a copy of the law, click here.
Master Gardeners in northeast Louisiana will hold their 5th annual gardening
seminar at the West Monroe Convention Center from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Jan.
The keynote speaker will be Peter J. Hatch, a professional gardener and
historian with 38 years of experience in the restoration, care and
interpretation of historic landscapes.
Other speakers include: William Welch, professor and Texas AgriLife Extension Service landscape
horticultural sciences professional, and Chris Wiesinger,
owner of The Southern Bulb Company near Tyler, Texas.
Admission for the seminar is $20.
The Convention Center is located at 501 Ridge Avenue, West Monroe.
For additional information on the seminar, contact Heafner at 318-323-2251 or
an educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern
farm enterprise in Louisiana, is planned for February 24-25,
2015 in Lafayette. The location is Hilton Garden Inn, 2350
W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70506
The workshop will address the following topics:
risk assessments, human factors in
farming, grain marketing, insurance for family and farm business, crop
insurance, farm programs, farm transition planning, financial statement, farm
tax issues and accounting, legal issues, retirement planning and business
planning. As part of the business planning session we will discuss agritourism.
The cost to attend is $75 and registration
ends on February 21, 2015. To register, contact:
Deborah Cross-Young- State Coordinator for Annie’s, at
or call (225) 281-9470; or
Angie Fogleman President Acadiana RC&D, firstname.lastname@example.org
On December 29, 2014 National Geographic featured WesMar Farms in its “Eric Greenspan Is Hungry” television series. National Geographic describes the series as following “Chef Eric Greenspan on an American road trip documenting his gastronomic quest for the quintessential meat experience.” WesMar Farms owners, Wes and Marguerite Constantine, are to be congratulated. Read more by clicking here.