New Louisiana 4-H Program Leader Named

Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter

BATON ROUGE  The LSU AgCenter has named Toby L. Lepley as the new associate vice president and program leader for 4-H youth development. He will begin in the position on April 1. Lepley comes to the AgCenter from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, where he has served for the past 24 years, the past four as assistant state 4-H leader.


Jack Dillard: It’s Time to Get Ready for Planting Season

By Jack Dillard, The Times, Shreveport

Many acres of farmland in our Red River Valley has been prepared to catch and hold all of the moisture we are provided. It is too early to plant but not too early to “get ready” for the 2018 planting seasons. Indicators point to more soybean acres being planted at the expense of corn acres and cotton plantings should be (at least) a few more acres than were planted in 2017.


Condrey Elected American Cotton Producers Vice Chairman; Guthrie State Producer Chairman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Shawn Holladay of Lubbock, Texas, was elected as chairman of the American Cotton Producers (ACP) of the National Cotton Council (NCC) for 2018, during the NCC’s annual meeting held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 9-11. Currently a NCC director, he has chaired the ACP’s Farm Policy Task Force and served on various other ACP and NCC committees and task forces.

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