Model Farm Field Tour Held in Tensas Parish

By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter

Good stewardship of the land was the focus of a fall farm tour held at Somerset Plantation in Tensas Parish on Sept 24. The farm, which is owned and operated by Jay Hardwick and his family, is one of two model farms that are part of a $1.4 million grant to the LSU AgCenter from the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation to study ways to decrease the amount of chemicals such as fertilizer used in agriculture.