Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts
LACD will host the 2011 Annual Meeting at the Diamonds Jacks Casino in Bossier City! Please check the LACD Annual Meeting 2011 page for more information.
The Louisana Association of Conservation Districts Annual Meeting has been scheduled for January 13-15, 2010 at the The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.The meeting is co-hosted by the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts, Area V and the Capitol Soil & Water Conservation District.
2009 Outstanding Master Farmer Award 10/19/2009
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2009 OUTSTANDING MASTER FARMER AWARD     I am forwarding information regarding the Outstanding Master Farmer Award for 2009. For 2009 sixty six certified Master Farmers are eligible for nomination. There are three files attached. The first is a sample of the personal letter that has been sent to each eligible producer announcing the 2009 award nomination process. The second attachment is a list of the producers who are eligible for the 2009 award based on the year in which they were certified. And the third attachment is the award nomination requirements. A certified Master Farmer can nominate themselves or they can be nominated by a third party. However, they can not be provided a letter of reference by an employee of the AgCenter, NRCS or LDAF. NRCS employees can assist eligible producers with filling out their nomination paperwork and  can and should encourage the nomination, either by the producer themselves or a third party, of certified Master Farmer(s) we have worked with when it seems appropriate. Please review the attachments, discuss with local Parish AgCenter agents and pass this information on to others as you see fit. Please note that nominations must be received by November 20, 2009. If you have questions please call on me or Ernest Girouard and we will assist you.   Steve Carmichael
State Resource Conservationist
Alexandria, Louisiana
Tel:  (318) 473-7774

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