Agriculture

William Manuel (left) of Hessmer and Austin Spencer of Cottonport display their state FFA winning project on how to produce queen bees for honey production. The two-man team of LaSAS 8th graders will now compete at the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis on Oct. 24-27.

LaSAS' two-student FFA team heading to national competition

Two young agri-business students captured state honors at the FFA convention earlier this year and will be competing in Indianapolis for a national ribbon later this month.

Crates of Avoyelles yams sit waiting to be distilled into vodka at the NOLA Distilling Co. in New Orleans.

Kirk Coco, CEO of NOLA Distilling, uses only Avoyelles Parish-grown sweet potatoes from Deshotel Farms to make his line of vodka. Coco’s parents are originally from Moreauville.

N.O. distillery uses only Avoyelles yams for its vodka

Sweet potatoes have been a part of Avoyelles Parish for generations.

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