Reese Hall on South Campus.
Faculty, Staff and Students gather for a get acquainted supper.
Students are encouraged to create posters and enter them in poster competitions.
Conclave 2013: Men's Bow Saw, Isaac Moore.
School of Forestry Faculty and Staff.
Forestry Hosts FFA Career Development Event Every Fall.
Faculty assist students with advising.
Graduating seniors who are SAF members receive a free ring from Society of American Foresters.
Xi Sigma Pi Forestry National Honor Society Initiates.
Every year our students volunteer to collect money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Forestry (BSF)


Featured Student: Emily Hartzog

About Me:

I am Emily Hartzog, a senior majoring in Secondary Agricultural Education and minoring in Plant Science at Louisiana Tech University. My father has been an agricultural educator for 24 years, and he is my inspiration for choosing this degree. I have always enjoyed identifying and learning about plants since I was four years old, so deciding to minor in Plant Science was inevitable. I was raised by my two loving and caring parents in Angie, Louisiana, and I graduated second in my class from Franklinton High School. I was the Louisiana FFA State Association Reporter during my first year of college. I worked at Louisiana Tech University’s Greenhouses as a student worker for over two years while completing my college coursework to expand my knowledge of plants and managing a greenhouse operation. I never thought that I would adjust to being far from home, but Louisiana Tech University has become my second home. My classes were smaller, my professors were relatable, and my overall experience was incredible. After graduating in February 2017, I hope to become a high school agriculture teacher to help students develop life-long skills for career readiness.


My parents, Gilbert Hartzog Jr. and Charlyn Hartzog, my family, and my fiancé, Brad Cooper, are my support system. They display God’s love towards me constantly and motivate me to do my best. My boss from Louisiana Tech Greenhouses, Jake Reichley, provided me with opportunities and hands-on experiences at my job that I would not have received from anywhere else. Because he shared his knowledge with me and was patient with me, I can pass this knowledge on to others within my career field and run a greenhouse for my own FFA chapter. Dr. Paul Jackson and Mr. Track Kavanaugh, my professors, offered classes that truly prepared me to be a successful agricultural educator after college. My sincerest gratitude goes to everyone who has made a positive impact on my life.


“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16

“The grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s greener where you water it.” -Anonymous

*        Jackson, D.P., S.A. Enebak, J. West, and D. Hinnant. 2015. Assessing Tolerance of Longleaf Pine Understory Herbaceous Plants to Herbicide Applications in a Container Nursery. In Proceedings: Holley A. Gordon; Connor, Kristina F.; Haywood, James D., eds. 17th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference, e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203, Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 265-271.

*        Enebak, S.A., D.P. Jackson, T.E. Starkey, and M. Quicke. 2013. Evaluation of Methyl Bromide Alternatives on Loblolly Pine Production and Seedling Quality Over Three Growing Seasons at the Pine Hill Nursery in Camden, Alabama.  Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 5(3): 41-47.

*        Enebak, S.A., T.E. Starkey, M. Quicke, and D.P. Jackson. 2013. Evaluation of Plastic Tarps, Reduced Rates, and Low-Impact Application Methods of Soil Fumigants on Loblolly Pine Seedling Production. The Open Forest Science Journal 6: 7-13.

*        South, D.B., D.P. Jackson, T.E. Starkey, and S.A. Enebak. 2012. Planting Deep Increases Early Survival and Growth of Pinus echinata Seedlings. The Open Forest Science Journal 5: 33-41.

*        Jackson, D.P., S.A. Enebak, and D.B. South. 2012. Pythium Species and Cold Storage Affect the Root Growth Potential and Survival of Loblolly (Pinus taeda L.) and Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) Seedlings. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 4(7): 114-119.

*        Jackson, D.P., S.A. Enebak, and D.B. South. 2012. Effects of Pythium Species and Time in Cold Storage on the Survival of Bareroot and Container-Grown Southern Pine Seedlings. ISRN Ecology. Volume 2012, Article ID 874970: 10 p.

*        Jackson, D.P., R.K. Dumroese, and J.P. Barnett. 2012. Nursery Response of Container Pinus palustris Seedlings to Nitrogen Supply and Subsequent Effects on Outplanting Performance. Forest Ecology and Management 265: 1-12.

*        Jackson, D.P., S.A. Enebak, and D.B. South. 2012. Survival of Southern Pine Seedlings after Inoculations with Pythium and Cold Storage in the Presence of Peat Moss. Forest Pathology 42(1): 44-51.

*        South, D.B., T.E. Starkey, and D.P. Jackson. 2011. Needle-Clipping of Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) can Increase Seedling Survival while Reducing Transpiration and Root Growth Potential. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 3(5): 159-162.

*        Barnett, J.P., D.P. Jackson, and R.K. Dumroese. 2010. Longleaf Pine Bud Development: Influence of Seedling Nutrition. In: Stanturf. J.A., ed. Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-121. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 235-240.

Current Plants Available

**We stock the salesroom with plants multiple times a week; because of this this list will not always be 100% accurate.



4 O'Clock
Alyssum: Crystals White
Alyssum: Easter Bonnet Deep Pink
Alyssum: Crystals Purple
Angelonia: Blue
Angelonia: White
Balsam: Camellia
Balsam: Topknot
Basil: Fine Leaved
Basil: Italian
Basil: Red Rubin
Brussels Sprouts: Catskill
Brussels Sprouts: Diablo
Cabbage: Red Acre
Celosia: Castle
Celosia: Flamingo Feathers
Celosia: Glorious Yellow
Celosia: Kimono Mix 
Celosia: New Look
Celosia: Pampas Plume
Chenopodium: Cherry Vanilla
Chives: Common
Chives: Fine Leaf 
Chives: Garlic
Chives: Welsh Onion Red
Coleus: Black Dragon
Coleus: Fairway Rose
Cosmos: Cosmic Mix
Dahlia: Collarette Dandy
Delphinium: Qis Dark Blue
Dill: Dwarf Fern Leaf 
Dusty Miller: Candicans
Dusty Miller: Silver Dust
Geraniums: Ivy and Zonal
Lunaria: Annua Mix
Marigold: Bonanza Deep Orange
Marigold: Bonanza Mix
Marigold: Durango Outback
Marigold: Jani Mix
Marigold: Jedi Orange
Marigold: Sunburst Yellow
Mexican Heather
Monarda: Lambada
Monarda: Panorama Mix
Parsley: Evergreen
Parsley: Karusa
Pepper: Emerald Giant 606
Pepper: Big Bertha 606
Pepper: California Wonder 606
Pepper: Sweet Banana 606
Polka Dot Plant: Confetti Mix
Polka Dot Plant: Splash Select Pink
Polka Dot Plant: Splash Select White
Portulaca: Happy Hour Peppermint
Portulaca: Tropical Fruit & Tequila Mix
Salvia: Coral Nymph
Salvia: Fizz Cream
Salvia: Lady in Red
Salvia: Oxford Blue
Snapdragon: Floral Showers Coral
Snapdragon: Montego Sunset
Snapdragon: Rocket Pink
Snapdragon: Snappy Black Prince
Thyme: English
Tithonia: Torch Red
Tomato: Better Boy 
Tomato: Celebrity 
Tomato: Ice
Tomato: Old German
Tomato: Roma 
Tomato: Sweet Million 
Tomato: Tumbling Tom Red 
Tomato: Tumbling Tom Yellow 
Tomato: Big Boy
Verbena: Coral Eye
Wandering Jew 
Zinnia: Sombrero
Zinnia: Starbright Mix
Zinnia: Zahara Double Cherry
Zinnia: Zahara Mix
The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry at Louisiana Tech University features the most comprehensive agriculture program in North Louisiana, offering Bachelor of Science degree programs in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Animal Science (including Pre-Veterinary Medicine), Geographical Information Science (GIS) and Forestry.The Agricultural Business Program is designed to provide a base of knowledge and training for students interested in pursuing a wide variety of careers with organizations that are involved in agribusiness, natural resource management, and the production, processing, distribution and marketing of food and fiber products. The Business Concentration features a minor in Business Administration while the Plant Science Concentration includes a minor in Plant Science. These concentrations allow the student flexibility in pursuing specific career interests, as well as personal educational goals.
The Agricultural Education Program prepares the student for teaching vocational agriculture in secondary schools and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. The College of Education manages this program in conjunction with the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry. Courses offered by Agricultural Sciences and Forestry provide the student with background in the areas of agricultural business, animal science, forestry, and plant science.
The Animal Science Program provides instruction and practical experience in judging, breeding, feeding and managing livestock to prepare students for careers in livestock farming, management, business or veterinary medicine. Concentrations within the program are available in Equine Science, Livestock Production, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Applied instruction and practical experiences are provided through comprehensive facilities in each area of concentration.
The Forestry Program provides a strong background in understanding the complexities of forest resource management and sustainability. Emphasis is placed on the interactions of biological, economic, and social demands that affect forestry and wildlife. Students can choose between a B.S. degree in Forestry with concentrations in Forest Management or Wildlife Habitat Management.
The Geographic Information Science (GIS) Program offers students the opportunity to intersect technology and geospatial data with real-world applications. The B.S. in GIS degree program provides a learning pathway to robust hands-on education in Geographic Information Science for students who are interested in navigation, maps, and high-tech tools. Students can work with their advisors to customize their directed electives to prepare them for a wide variety of employment opportunities after graduation.
Faculty and staff in the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry are highly qualified and are committed to working closely with students in designing degree programs that meet career objectives. Students are invited to be involved in faculty research activities and are also encouraged to participate in department clubs and activities.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (318) 257-3275 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We would also be happy to schedule a visit for you to tour our facilities and meet our faculty and staff.
William H. Green, DVM                                                                                                                        
Director, School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry

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