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Exotic livestock: Slovakian students learn of gator farming

4 years 6 months 1 day ago Saturday, March 25 2017 Mar 25, 2017 March 25, 2017 12:47 PM March 25, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Students from the Slovak University of Agriculture learned a bit about alligator farming and uses for 'gator hides during an eight-day visit to Louisiana State University.

One visiting student, Lukás Sýkora, said he was surprised that an exotic predator could grow on a farm.

The LSU AgCenter's coordinator of international programs, Ivana Tregenza (tray-GEN-zuh), says alligator farming is an example of how to come up with innovative solutions in a changing industry.

A news release Friday from the AgCenter described the March 8-16 visit by eight students from the university in Nitra to LSU's College of Agriculture and the AgCenter.

The alligator session came during a visit to the Department of Textiles, Apparel Design and Merchandising.

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