Free Yearlong Training Program Offered for Beginning Farmers in Louisiana

LSU AgCenter begins Grow Louisiana, a free yearlong training program for beginning Louisiana farmers, in January in New Orleans. Grow Louisiana provides whole-farm planning, horticulture and business training, online resources, support and mentoring. Classes are held weekly for eight weeks in the spring and eight weeks in the fall. Participation is free, and travel to the annual Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Convention is included. Applications to participate are due by December 14, 2018.