Business Briefs for Jan. 19

Livingston economic council meeting set

The Livingston Economic Development Council’s annual membership meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28 at Forrest Grove Plantation at 8743 Stephenson Drive in Denham Springs.

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain is the keynote speaker.

The organization also will present its 2013 Bob Easterly Award.

Lunch is $18 per person. Reservations are due by Jan. 24 by emailing or calling (225) 686-3982.

Meeting set for wheat, feed grain farmers

The LSU AgCenter will hold a meeting on Jan. 23 for farmers growing wheat and feed grains.

The event will be at the Opelousas Civic Center at 1638 Creswell Lane. Registration is at 7 a.m. and the program starts at 7:45 a.m.

Private pesticide applicator registration renewal will be available for a $25 fee.

Topics include fuel storage tank regulations, the status of wheat and feed grain crops, disease management, soybean variety selection, soil fertility, corn hybrid selection, weed control, the economic outlook for feed grains and soybeans and controlling wild hogs.

For more information, contact Vince Deshotel, LSU AgCenter agent in St. Landry Parish, at (337) 948-0561.