LSU AgCenter Associate Vice President for Youth Development Mark Tassin, left, and AgCenter Youth Development Department Head Janet Fox, right, presented outstanding service awards to members of the Louisiana Association of Extension 4-H Agents at the annual meeting in Vidalia. The recipients, starting second from left, are AgCenter extension agents Chris Pearce of Sabine Parish, Hannah Duvall of St. Martin Parish, Beth Putnam, of Washington Parish, Ashley Powell of Catahoula Parish and Jeannie Crnkovic of Bossier Parish.
—Submitted Photo

Ducote among 4-H agents recognized

VIDALIA — St. Mary Parish 4-H Agent Jennifer Ducote was one of the Distinguished Service Award recipients.

Louisiana native trees are resilient, and most can even withstand sporadic catastrophic flooding like these trees that stand in flood water following Hurricane Ike in 2008.
—LSU AgCenter/Bruce Schultz Photo

Native trees can withstand floods

ALEXANDRIA — Although no stranger to rain and floods, Louisiana has seen a record number of extreme weather occurrences since 2014, and no area of the state has been immune, said LSU AgCenter fore



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