Growth -- Rain or Shine  

July 21, 2017

Are you a former 4-Her?  For some school children, 4-H is their first encounter with agriculture.   4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.  TWILA's Avery Davidso travels to Grant Walker 4-H Educational Cente in Pollock, to show us how 4-H continues to help Louisiana's young people grow. 

Camp Grant Walker
Louisiana 4-H

Teachers & Timber

July 21, 2017

Did you know that forestry is Louisiana's top agricultural commodity??? This summer, teachers from across the state are taking time to learn about Louisiana's 997 million dollar timber industry to better teach about it in their classrooms. As TWILA's Neil Melanco shows us, forestry experts created a program designed to give teachers a little bit of pampering and a fun way to educate. 

Connecting with Cuba

July 21, 2017

This week, TWILA's Neil Melancon is in Cuba with a tour sponsored by the LSU Ag Leadership Program. The group flew into Havana on Sunday to find out Cuba’s potential-- both as a trading partner and as a possible disruption to ag industries like sugarcane production.  In two weeks, Neil will show us some of the trip's highlights on the next TWILA.    

Connecting with Cuba Blog

Flood Assistance Available

July 21, 2017

Last year, two floods devastated Louisiana, causing more than $350 million in damage to agriculture alone. That’s why the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is beginning the process of distributing nearly $10 million in federal grants to farmers affected. TWILA’s Karl Wiggers shows us how you can apply for these much needed grants.

Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry

Feasting on Agriculture -- Warehouse no. 1

July 21, 2017

A chef in Paul Prudhomme’s kitchen may have created the dish by accident, but blackened redfish has since become a staple of Louisiana cuisine. In this edition of Feasting on Agriculture, TWILA’s AJ Sabine takes us to Monroe for a taste of Warehouse No. 1. 

Warehouse No. 1 Restaurant

a grape partnership

July 21, 2017

Landry Vineyard has become the state's top winery and agri-tourism hot spot.  The north Louisiana vineyard is now partnering with the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Cente to grow better grapes. TWILA’s Tammi Arende was at the Ouachita Parish winery when the ag team from Southern came for a visit.

Landry Vineyards