2018 Louisiana Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year 

May 18, 2018

Did you know that fewer young people are becoming teachers in Louisiana? According to the Louisiana Department of Education, the number of students finishing teacher preparation programs dropped by 18 percent since 2010. So when there is a good teacher, especially one who works agriculture into the lessons, you have to recognize them. TWILA’s Avery Davidson takes us to Lafayette Parish to meet the 2018 Louisiana Ag In The Classroom Teacher Of The Year, Paula Guidry.

Louisiana Farm Life -- Butch Oaks 

May 18, 2018

Many of Louisiana’s multi-generation farmers can trace their agricultural roots as far back as records allow. There are others who are just beginning that legacy on the farm and planting new traditions for future generations.  This week, TWILA's Karl Wiggers introduces us to a producer in Ouachita Parish who blends those two narratives in his very own, Louisiana Farm Life. 

TWILA Extra -- Butch Oaks' Hot Rods

Capitol Access      

May 18, 2018

What's the number one issue facing Louisiana Lawmakers?  The budget.  The 2018 Louisiana Legislature's Regular Session came to a close this week, but Governor John Bel Edwards has called for a special session to address budget issues.  That's why the Louisiana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee paid a visit to the state capitol to meet with their legislators.  

Blooming on the Bayou -- What's Bugging You?    

May 18, 2018

It's not even summertime yet, and it's already hot in Louisiana.  I mean, really, really, REALLY hot!!!!  All of this warm weather is boosting the blooms in your garden, but it's also boosting the bugs.  So how do you keep your garden free from bugs?  TWILA's Kristen Oaks-White shares some proactive tips and tricks to keep the critters at bay in this month's "Blooming on the Bayou."   

Buy Your Own Ladybugs

TWILA Boost -- Mother's Day Love

May 18, 2018

Last Sunday was Mother's Day, but we're still feeling the love for all our Moms out there!  This week, our TWILA intern, or "TWILA-tern" as we've coined it, Allie Doise brings us a special, mom-approved TWILA Boost from our friends at Kentucky Farm Bureau.  

Kentucky Farm Bureau Farm Mom Video