Applications are available for the new Master Gardener classes, which begin in September, Tangipahoa Assistant Extension Agent Whitney Wallace said in a news release.

Applications must be received by Aug. 6 and can be picked up at the extension office, 305 E. Oak St., Amite, or by email at tangipahoa@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Classes start in early September and go to early November and will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Also available are applications for the Florida Parishes Master Cattlemen’s Program, a 10-week series of classes designed to help beef producers increase their knowledge and profitability. Topics include animal health, pasture agronomy, pasture weeds, nutrition, cattle handling, economics and marketing, reproduction, breeding and selection, end product and beef quality assurance.

The Master Cattlemen’s Program runs from Aug. 11 through Oct. 13 and will be held on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tangipahoa LSU AgCenter’s Amite office.

For more information, visit the office or email wwallace@agcenter.lsu.edu.