- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The first phase of training under the LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Master Farmer Program will be offered June 23 at the Rice Research Station in Crowley.

Presentations will include water quality standards, commodity-specific best management practices and conservation programs.

The session will start with registration at 8 a.m. and will run until noon.

New participants will be able to complete phase 2 training by attending a brief conservation planning session at the Rice Research Station immediately after the day’s phase 1 session and by attending the Rice Research Station field day on June 25.

The final phase of the Master Farmer Program consists of writing and implementing a resource conservation plan for a farm.

More details about the program are available by contacting program coordinator Ernest Girouard at 337-852-3986.

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