Holiday Harvest  

December 8, 2017

With all of this #snow and cold weather, you might think farmers are on their winter break.  However, that’s not the case.  Rain or shine, sleet or snow-- this is prime time for sugarcane harvest in Louisiana, and many farmers will be busy in the fields, grinding all the way through the holidays. As TWILA’s Neil Melancon tells us, it's something you should keep in mind whether you're enjoying a meal or, more importantly, on the road.


Sweet Education

December 8, 2017

Bobb and Melissa Morri say they will be harvesting sugarcane through the holidays and right up to the new year.  With more than 3,000 acres of #sugarcane, the Morris family says they need all the help they can find.  As TWILA’s Avery Davidso explains, that’s why they bring their two sons to work on the farm to get a sweet education.

 


Raising A New Crop 

December 8, 2017

Thanks to the Louisiana FF program, children raised both on and off of the farm have an opportunity to learn the valuable lessons agriculture has to offer.  With nearly 10,000 members in the state, FFA is raising the next generation of leaders in the growing ag industry. This week, TWILA's Karl Wigger shows us some of the beneficial skills that students gain from their experiences in FFA. 

Louisiana Agriscience Teacher Association 
Louisiana FFA


Growing Tall

December 8, 2017

This week, the TWILA team is stepping down for a minute to let members of the Louisiana FFA do some of their own reporting during one of their recent events.  FFA Area One State Vice President, Christian Cole takes us to the state forestry competition where students look to the trees for a future in agriculture.

Louisiana FFA


Tough Rice Year 

December 8, 2017

With the 2017 rice crop year in the record books, Louisiana growers now look ahead to 2018. So, how did Louisiana rice farmers fair compared to prior years? TWILA’s AJ Sabine shows us why our rice farmers are hoping the new year is better than this one.

 

 


Urban Farm Tour  

December 8, 2017

When a city is as food-obsessed as New Orleans, it's natural that urban farming would thrive in the same environment.  That's why the LSU AgCente teamed up with Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Cente to tour several urban and community gardens in the Crescent City.  TWILA's Craig Gautreaux joined the tour to give us a taste of the best urban grown greens. 


Trending on TWILA -- Social Creatures  

December 8, 2017

Snow days make great photos and videos for social media... but do you know what's even better than snow in Louisiana??? Funny animals online!!!  On this week's Trending on TWILA, we're bringing you a full serving of the internet's best videos featuring dogs, cats, goats, and raccoons, oh my!!! TWILA's Kristen Oaks-Whit & Avery Davidso share some of the week's best animal themed viral videos that you don't want to miss!