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LDAF partners with Baton Rouge TV Show for 2011 Public Education series

January 7, 2011

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is partnering with the “Around Town TV Show,” for a series of recurring TV appearances to educate residents on current LDAF goals, projects, challenges and accomplishments in Louisiana agriculture, forestry, and soil and water conservation.
Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said he will cover an array of topics throughout 2011 to explore the state’s largest industry and its impact on every resident.
Strain will appear for monthly segments on the program.
“I’m excited to tell people more about the important work of the LDAF and the central role agriculture and forestry plays in our state,” Strain said. “I look forward to work with Scott Rogers and the rest of the ‘Around Town,’ team, a television program known for its positive local and community coverage.”
The LDAF is responsible for a number of regulatory functions that protects the public and the agricultural and forestry industries of the state, Strain said.
“The LDAF monitors the accuracy of gas pumps, food scales and the supermarket scanner,” Strain said. “We are also responsible for animal health, food safety, the proper handling of pesticides and conservation of our forestry, and soil and water resources.” 
 The “Around Town TV Show,” is a one hour community program, independently produced by local 1st-Co Video Productions and airs two new shows every Saturday and Sunday across south Louisiana.
The program airs from 6-7 a.m. on WBRZ Channel 2 each Saturday and Sunday morning with repeats at 8 a.m. on WBTR Cox Channel 19 / KBTR AT&T Channel 19, and 9 a.m. as well as 11 a.m. on Cox Channel 21.