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    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012--The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released the new version of its Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), updating a useful tool for gardeners and researchers for the first time since 1990 with greater accuracy and detail. The new map—jointly developed by USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Oregon State University's (OSU) PRISM Climate Group—is available online  click here 

    ARS is the chief intramural scientific research agency of USDA.

    Plant Hardiness Zone Map

  • It's that time of year again! Christmas is around the corner, find your local Louisiana Christmas tree farm by CLICKING HERE!

  • On November 15, 2011 the LSU
    AgCenter, Louisiana State University, and
    Mississippi State University will host a
    Forest Bioenergy Workshop at the Dean
    Lee Research Station, and you are
    cordially invited to attend.
    Researchers at these universities have
    recently completed a study examining
    bioenergy and biofuel business
    opportunities for forest landowners of
    Louisiana and Mississippi.
    At this workshop, we will share results of
    this study to help landowners identify
    opportunities in emerging markets that
    convert wood to energy.
    Cost
    This workshop is free, and includes light
    refreshments, lunch, and materials.
    Registration is required. Registration
    information is provided in this pamphlet.
    Continuing Forestry Education credits will
    be assigned for this meeting.
    The LSU AgCenter provides equal
    opportunities in programs and employment.
    Program
    9:30 Registration Opens
    10:00 Biofuel Options for Forest Biomass
    Dr. Michael Blazier, LSU AgCenter, Associate
    Professor, Forestry
    11:00 Forest Landowner and Policy-maker
    Perceptions of Biofuels
    Dr. Richard Vlosky, LSU AgCenter, Professor,
    Louisiana Forest Products Development
    Center
    12:00 Lunch (provided at no cost)
    1:00 Economic Impacts of Wood-Based
    Biofuels in LA and MS
    Dr. Richard Vlosky, LSU AgCenter, Professor,
    Louisiana Forest Products Development
    Center
    1:30 Managing Forests for Biofuels
    Dr. Michael Blazier, LSU AgCenter, Associate
    Professor, Forestry
    2:00 Dismiss
    Directions
    _____________________________
    The Dean Lee Research Station is located at
    8105 Tom Bowman Drive, Alexandria, LA
    71302-9362
    For extra driving directions, please visit the
    Dean Lee Research Station website at:
    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/research_stations/Deanlee/
    Or call 318-473-6520.
  • On November 2, 2011 the LSU AgCenter,


    Louisiana State University, and Mississippi
    State University will host

     a Forest Bioenergy Workshop

    at the Hammond Research Station,

    and you are cordially invited to attend.

     


    Researchers at these universities have
    recently completed a study examining
    bioenergy and biofuel business
    opportunities for forest landowners of
    Louisiana and Mississippi.
    At this workshop, we will share results of
    this study to help landowners identify
    opportunities in emerging markets that
    convert wood to energy.
    Cost
    This workshop is free, and includes light
    refreshments, lunch, and materials.
    Registration is required. Registration
    information is provided in this pamphlet.
    Continuing Forestry Education credits will
    be assigned for this meeting.
    The LSU AgCenter provides equal
    opportunities in programs and employment.
    Program
    9:30 Registration Opens
    10:00 Biofuel Options for Forest Biomass
    Dr. Michael Blazier, LSU AgCenter, Associate
    Professor, Forestry
    11:00 Forest Landowner and Policy-maker
    Perceptions of Biofuels
    Dr. Richard Vlosky, LSU AgCenter, Professor,
    Louisiana Forest Products Development
    Center
    12:00 Lunch (provided at no cost)
    1:00 Economic Impacts of Wood-Based
    Biofuels in LA and MS
    Dr. Richard Vlosky, LSU AgCenter, Professor,
    Louisiana Forest Products Development
    Center
    1:30 Managing Forests for Biofuels
    Dr. Michael Blazier, LSU AgCenter, Associate
    Professor, Forestry
    2:00 Dismiss
    Directions
    _____________________________
    The Hammond Research Station is located at
    21549 Old Covington Highway in Hammond,
    LA 70403-0533.
    For extra driving directions, please visit the
    Hammond Research Station website at
    http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/research_stations/Hammond/
    Or call 985-543-4125.


  • The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) will be accepting applications for the 2011 Urban & Community Forestry Grant program beginning September 9, 2011. $50,000 of federal matching funds has been made available for the 2011 program year. These funds will be distributed through a competitive grants allocation process. Due to limited funding, LDAF will award five (5) grants for $10,000 each. Tree City USA recipients and first time applicant shall be awarded bonus points in the scoring process


    This cost-share program is for programs, projects, or activities not currently being funded and is not intended to substitute for existing funding levels.

    In order to meet objectives outlined in the National Urban Forestry Guidelines and the Louisiana Urban Forestry Council’s Strategic Plan for Louisiana Community Forestry, this program is geared toward establishing new, and strengthening existing community forestry programs in Louisiana. This program also strives to increase the number and diversity of individuals informed and involved in community forestry endeavors.

    National direction has become more focused during the past years. Specific community forestry capacity building activities are being promoted nation wide. These include; employment of professional urban forestry staff at the community level, development of community forestry management plans based on resource assessments/inventories, development or strengthening of community forestry ordinances and policy, and development or enhancement of local advocacy/advisory organizations. The Forest Service has also placed emphasis on the five national U&CF programs goals: Minimize the impact on land use change and urbanization on forests, Minimize the risk and impact of catastrophic events, Protect and improve air and water quality, Mitigate climate change, Energy Conservation. These national goals should be included (if applicable) in the four traditional categories. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry must report these specific activities within the state to the USDA Forest Service each year, and future funding will be based upon how many communities in our state are participating in these activities.


    You can download the application at LDAF website by clicking

    Accepting Applications: 8:00 am, September 9, 2011

    Grant Deadline: 4:30 p.m., October 19, 2011

    here. If you are unable to access the application on the website, please contact me at (225) 925-4500 or e-mail me at wwallace@ldaf.state.la.us.
  • Join Baton Rouge Green for Green Paradise 2011
    BRGreen Goes West!

     

    Country music artist Sammy Kershaw will perform at Green Paradise 2011!


    Join Baton Rouge Green as we celebrate our third annual Green Paradise fundraiser on Friday, August 19, featuring Louisiana's own country-western recording star Sammy Kershaw. The festivities will take place at Live Oak Arabians, 6300 Jefferson Highway from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Gwen and Todd Graves--as well as CANE--will emcee the event, and Of Moving Colors will present a special dance choreographed for this occasion. A superb chuck-wagon barbeque and ice cold drinks, a fun silent auction, a visit with the beautiful Arabian horses, and Cotton-Eye Joe dance lessons will round out the evening. Dress: Casual Cool (Western optional) and boots are recommended!

    A list of silent auction items will be available for you to view online by July 25.

    Tickets are now available online  Or, If you prefer, you can phone the office at 225-381-0037 to place your order.

    Green Paradise is a great way to help support Baton Rouge Green while enjoying this special event with great entertainment at one of the most beautiful places in town!
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