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Tuesday, March 8

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Optional Tour

LSU Agricultural Center

Located in Acadia Parish, LSU Agricultural Center’s Rice Research Station has been conducting research and developing new rice varieties that benefit the rice industry in Louisiana and help put rice on the table for families around the world. The station covers about 1,000 acres and includes more than 30 acres devoted to research on crawfish. Some rice varieties are developed for crawfish forage for those farmers who double-crop.

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9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

National Wheat Foundation Board of Directors Meeting


9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Optional Tour

The Port of New Orleans

Jump onboard this fascinating and private tour of the Port of New Orleans. Unavailable to the public, this specialized tour will take you behind the scenes for an inside look at one of the largest operating cargo ports in the United States. With over 6 million square feet of covered storage area and 22 million square feet of cargo handling area the Port of New Orleans stretches for miles along the shoreline of the Mississippi River.  

Note: Photo ID required for tour.

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1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Optional Tour

A Day on the Bayou

Enter the land of swamps and marshes, home to hundreds of species of unique and interesting animals while discovering the land that gave birth to Cajun culture and cuisine. Gnarled and twisted cypress stumps and branches lushly draped with Spanish moss line the banks of the waterway where you can catch a glimpse of any number of animals that inhabit the area:  bald eagles, alligators, blue herons, snappin’ turtles and water snakes – the list goes on.  You will even get a peek at an authentic Cajun “trapper’s shack” nestled in this beautiful swampland.  For a truly fun and fantastic visit outside of the city, visit Louisiana’s other wildlife!

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1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Optional Tour

The "Big Easy" City Tour

From the sultry history of the French Quarter to the majesty of St. Charles Avenue’s stately mansions, this is a thorough and fascinating introduction to the endless variety of sights found in the “Big Easy.”  Come on a fascinating roundabout of the city’s unique neighborhoods such as St. Louis Cemetery, one of the unique “Cities of the Dead.” Also visit St. Charles Avenue following the country’s oldest streetcar line, beautifully restored mansions and City Park, which is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. This outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. All of the stories and facts will leave you with a real sense of New Orleans’ true spirit, its proud history and rich culture. 

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1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

NAWG Committee Meetings