Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bethany Fisher, LSU dairy, St. Francisville photographer

Many people know that I actually hold a degree from LSU in Animal and Dairy Science with a minor in Journalism. My purpose was to be an agricultural journalist. But, life has a way of pointing us in different directions, and I wouldn't want it any other way. Bethany's photo shoot was the closest I've come to using that Ag Journalism degree in the last 5 years. She is the assistant manager at the LSU dairy and is graduating with her master's degree this July. And crazily enough, Bethany and I also both got our undergraduate degrees at Southern Arkansas University. We had met each other once or twice before she moved to Baton Rouge. She wanted a few graduation pictures that incorporated her cows and the dairy.

I loved her outfits for this! The whole shoot portrayed how I feel about the LSU dairy, and about Baton Rouge in general. The dairy is ironically near downtown Baton Rouge, very close to the LSU campus, and you can see the campus in the skyline from the pastures. You can easily be "out on the farm" in your poop-covered overalls, change clothes, and be at a ritzy restaurant within minutes. It's one of the things I loved about living in Baton Rouge when I lived in the city.

The LSU Dairy farm does tours throughout the year, and they also have a field day for schools to tour the dairy so that kids can learn where we get milk.

Congrats on your achievement, Bethany, and all your experience you got by working on the dairy.  TM

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