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Accelerated EMT program launched in Baton Rouge

The National EMS Academy and Acadian Ambulance Service are teaming up to train and hire people  interested in becoming an emergency medical technician in the Baton Rouge area.

Enrollees will participate in an accelerated program in order to earn their EMT certification. The seven-week course will begin Nov. 1, and classes will be in the Baton Rouge area.

Acadian will cover the fees and costs of the course and while in school, students will earn $11. They will work as Acadian EMTs after graduating and passing the EMT National Registry exam.

To learn more about the program, go to

Registration open for contractors legal seminar

Registration is open for the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute’s Business and Law Seminar.

The six-week course is a key component of Louisiana’s nationally recognized training institute for construction professionals and provides small and emerging construction businesses critical information about construction management and operating a construction related business.

The course will take place Oct. 18 through Nov. 29 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. via videoconferencing. A $200 fee covers the cost of the course and materials.

Registration will continue through Oct. 11. To register, visit and click the “Apply Now” button. For information, contact Camille Campbell at (225) 342-5534 or [email protected].

Harvey Gulf takes delivery of second tri-fueled vessel

Harvey Gulf International Marine has put into service the M/V Harvey Power, a 310 platform supply vessel.

The ship utilizing three fuel sources: liquefied natural gas, electric battery power and ultra low sulphur diesel, making it the second tri-fueled vessel in America. The Harvey Power will be primarily operated utilizing LNG and battery power. The company has three additional PSV’s being retrofitted with batteries, yielding a fleet of five tri-fueled vessels. Conversion for the final three vessels is expected to be completed by March 31.

Webinars set on legal liabilities on farms

The LSU AgCenter will offer a two-part webinar series to help farm operators identify and address legal risks.

The webinars are part of the LSU AgCenter Inspired by Annie’s project and are being organized in collaboration with the Louisiana office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The first webinar, set for Tuesday at 1 p.m., will be presented by Elizabeth Rumley, of the National Agricultural Law Center, and cover animal welfare and legal liabilities related to petting zoos and agritourism operations.

The second webinar will follow on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. Presented by Rusty Rumley, also of the National Agricultural Law Center, the event will provide information on agricultural estate planning. Topics will include estate planning tips and tools such as wills, trusts and retirement accounts.

Registration is free. Visit to sign up for the first webinar, and to register for the second.

Water Institute of the Gulf to examine Chandeleur Islands

The Water Institute of the Gulf researchers will join in a project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RESTORE Science Program to examine how to maximize benefits of restoring and managing the Chandeleur Islands in the northern Gulf of Mexico, particularly as it relates to the unique seagrass ecosystems along the islands.

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Led by Kelly Darnell, a University of Southern Mississippi assistant research professor, the project is funded by the NOAA RESTORE Science Program, with an award amount of $127,065. 

This project, which is a collaboration between natural resource managers and researchers, will develop a plan to answer questions about seagrasses and their associated communities and provide useable data used for restoration and long-term management of the islands.

Juicy Seafood open on College Drive

Juicy Seafood Baton Rouge is open at 3132 College Drive.

The restaurant sells a variety of boiled and fried seafood, from crabs and mussels to shrimp and oysters. 

Juicy Seafood is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. The website is

Software company expands services through acquisition 

Paperless Environments, a Baton Rouge-based software company providing document management and workflow automation software, has acquired California-based Greenlight Compliance Solutions.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Paperless Environments provides software solutions to the construction industry that increase efficiency and remove outdated workflows from all areas of operation. Their suite of software provides an enterprise level repository for all company documents, automates accounts payable processing, digitizes project document routing and collaboration, gathers digital forms via mobile devices from the field, and much more.

Greenlight Compliance Solutions consolidates and automates compliance tracking workflows into one, simplified system.

AgCenter researcher awarded $325,000 grant to study Cercospora leaf blight

Cercospora leaf blight has been a bane to soybean farmers in the mid-South for the better part of two decades, costing the industry more than $250 million in the past five years alone.

Thanks to a three-year, $324,988 research grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist Sara Thomas-Sharma and her team are trying to develop long-term solutions to the problem.

In her project summary for the grant, Thomas-Sharma laid out three research objectives to assist soybean producers in protecting their crops, which are valued at $41 billion annually in the United States. First, determine the importance of air-borne spores in the disease cycle and identify environmental predictors associated with disease development; second, develop tools to monitor resistance to commonly used fungicides; and third, integrate improved fungicide application timing and host resistance in Cercospora disease management.

Intralox virtual career fair rescheduled for Wednesday

Intralox will host a virtual career fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday to identify potential employees for assembly positions at its Harahan facility. The job fair was postponed due to Hurricane Ida.

Interested applicants are encouraged to register at

After registering and signing into the virtual career fair page, job seekers can explore Intralox’s virtual booths, learn about the company, and learn about the assembly role. 

At Intralox, assemblers build conveyor belt systems according to customer specifications in a fast-paced environment. Requirements for the available positions include a stable work history, good hand-eye coordination, and ability to stand for extended periods of time. A high school diploma or GED is preferred.

The company plans to fill 29 available job openings by mid-October.