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Field Day for LSU Ag Center

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - Another year of research means another year of information for Louisiana Farmers. The Dean Lee Research and Extension Center held their 12th annual Field Day.

The Dean Lee Research and Extension Center is like a giant 500-acre laboratory where crops and cattle are the test subjects.

"I'd probably say at least 300 of it is true research, there's some large scale research, there's some small plot research that's quite labor intensive, but the whole goal is to generate information to help the growers of Louisiana." Said Daniel Stephenson.

"We experience the same things that the growers do and that's why they can come to us for information on years kind of like this year as well as their agronomic practices because we do, we are so similar to those conditions that they're experiencing in their production system." Said Josh Lofton.

Field Days like the 12th Annual LSU Ag Center Field Day give the Ag Center scientists a platform to reveal their findings.   

"This is an opportunity for our constituency to come out and take a look at what we're doing on the research station to show them how the LSU Ag Center and specifically the Dean Lee Research and Extension center is trying to help growers throughout the central part of the state but also other parts of the state." Said Stephenson.

Giving farmers a boost in knowledge for the coming season and everyone else a better meal to put on their plates. 

"We would like to educate Louisianans about agriculture, about the impact that it has in Louisiana and also the research that's going on to help ensure the safety and the nutritiousness of their food." Said Glen Gentry.

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