What does it take to become a Louisiana Master Farmer?

Becoming a Louisiana Master Farmer requires commitment—and getting to know your local NRCS officials!

Louisiana’s Master Farmer Program is not just limited to row crops but also includes agriculturalists in poultry, cattle, crawfish, and other livestock operations.

In this report for RFD-TV, Lousiana State University Agricultural Center Reporter Craig Gautreaux also explains the role the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plays in the program.

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