Sweet potatoes have been a part of Avoyelles Parish for generations.
Agriculture is still the heart of the Avoyelles Parish economy, and it maintained a steady beat in 2017, County Agent Justin Dufour said.
The 2018 Avoyelles Parish Livestock Show will be held Friday and Saturday (Jan. 19-20) at the Parish Livestock Barn on Fair Street in Marksville.
A delegation of 10 high school students and their supervisor came a long way to learn how Avoyelles Parish farmers have earned a reputation as some of most efficient in the nation.
It has been a rainy year so far, but all indications are there has been only minimal crop damage from the weather, Avoyelles Parish County Agent Justin Dufour said.