by Minden Press-Herald

Ruston, Louisiana, March 18, 2022 – A free workshop featuring LSU AgCenter feral hog research will be offered on April 19, 2022, at the Lincoln Parish Library in Ruston, Louisiana.  According to the LSU AgCenter, feral hogs cause $76 million in agricultural damage in Louisiana annually.  Glen T. Gentry will brief participants on the latest research being conducted at the LSU AgCenter to address the overpopulation of feral hogs.  Gentry serves as the Resident Director of LSU AgCenter’s Doyle Chambers-Central Research Station in Baton Rouge, as well as the Resident Director of the Bob R. Jones-Idlewild Research Station in Clinton.  

The Lincoln Parish Library is located at 910 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.  On April 19, 2022, on-site registration/sign-in will begin at the library at 5:15 p.m., with refreshments.  The presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m.  Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing reasonable accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact Trailblazer RC&D at (318) 255-3554 or [email protected] prior to the meeting or event.

This workshop will be conducted in accordance with Louisiana Department of Health COVID-19 guidelines.  If you are not feeling well or you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.  

This workshop is being hosted by the Lincoln Parish Library, LSU AgCenter, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Trailblazer RC&D.  This presentation is made possible by the support of Energy Transfer; Hunt Forest Products, LLC; Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters, LLC; Weyerhaeuser; Allstate Land & Timber Co., Inc.; National Wild Turkey Federation; Burnham Construction; Canfor Southern Pine; Louisiana Forestry Association; Whitetails Unlimited, Lincoln Parish Chapter; LSU AgCenter; Lincoln Parish Police Jury; Lincoln Parish Library; USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service; and Trailblazer RC&D.

Trailblazer RC&D is a nonprofit organization that provides leadership, coordination, partnership development, and technical assistance projects to encourage strong communities, sustainable agriculture, and a healthy environment.

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