The Red River Research Station of the LSU Ag Center in Bossier City has taken on the task of teaching you how to truly live off the land.

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On the next two consecutive Saturdays, those who might fancy themselves as modern homesteaders will certainly want to attend the free events coming up at "The Big Red Barn" at the LSU Ag Center.

From LS Ag Center Red River Research Station
From LS Ag Center Red River Research Station

The popularity of modern day homesteading is exemplified in the overall popularity of some of the television shows dedicated to the subject matter and William Rush of the Ag Center tells us that literally thousands have expressed interest in the upcoming events at the Red River Research Station.

The first of these events is dedicated to hunting here in Northwest Louisiana and the second will cover a variety of topics regarding homesteading in general.


2023 NW Louisiana Hunter's Forum

Registration for this one will begin at 8:00 am this Saturday, September 30 at the Red River Research Station just off Highway 71 at 262 Research Station Drive.

Designed to benefit private landowners, avid outdoorsmen, lease holders, wildlife enthusiasts and natural resource professions, the free forum will cover topics like:

  • Feral Hog Toxic Bait
  • NRCS Cost Sharing
  • Food Plot Management
  • White Tailed Deer and Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Hunting/Fishing Regulations Update
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

2023 Homesteader's Conference

Gates for this event at the Red River Research Station will open at 8:00 am on October 7 and attendees can expect to learn about many aspects of homesteading/food production in backyards or small acreages and about food preservation.

As with the hunting forum, this event is totally free and will cover a wide variety of homesteading topics including:

  • Poultry and Egg Production
  • Backyard Rabbits
  • Raising Meat and Milk Goats
  • Small-Scale Beef Production
  • Food Preservation
  • Meat Processing
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Fruit Trees and Small Fruits

Should you have any questions regarding these events or would like to become a vendor at either event, contact Donna Haynes at 318-408-0971 or email

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