One of my primary responsibilities as president is to communicate with our alumni, political leaders and the broader public. I love to talk to them about Louisiana Tech and I usually begin by bragging on our outstanding student body. Not only is this the largest student body in Tech’s his tory with a fall quarter enrollment of 12,694, the overall quality of our students is at an all-time high, by any number of measures. From success in the classroom to volunteerism and leadership to school pride and post-graduation success, this is an outstanding community of students.
As summer approaches many teens begin applying for summer jobs to earn extra income. For those teens lucky enough to live on a working farm, they may not have to complete a job application. Instead, they will need to develop a business plan to present to their parents.
Helping parents with diversification on the family farm could win a summer job where you set your own hours and determine your own profits. Depending on the assets of the farm, some of the ideas listed below may be more practical than others because of the type of farm or location of the farm.
This past week I went to a coffeehouse to get a Thanksgiving blend coffee, always looking forward to nurturing my coffee addiction with the latest holiday blend offering. The Thanksgiving blend was nowhere to be found though. Three days before Thanksgiving, you would think that the shop would still be decked out in pumpkins and cornucopias, but this was not the case at all. The business already carried forth with their Christmas blend.