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Louisiana sugarcane lesson plan available from ASCL - KATC-TV - 10/12/2015 -

The American Sugar Cane League, a trade group representing Louisiana’s sugarcane industry, has published an educational brochure called From Louisiana’s Sugar Belt to Your Table. The full color, 16-page educational brochure is designed for students of all ages.

Also available are the educational videos From the Cane Field to Your Sugar Bowl starring Farmer Joe and Marie! and Raising Cane in Louisiana.

From the Cane Field to Your Sugar Bowl starring Farmer Joe and Marie! targets elementary school students while Raising Cane in Louisiana is for a general audience. Both videos are available online or a DVD on request.

Ricky Gonsoulin, an Iberia Parish sugarcane farmer and chairman of the ASCL’s public relations committee, said more than 16,000 Louisiana residents make their living from sugarcane, the state’s number one row crop.

"The package has eight different lessons about the history, chemistry, geography, cultivation and the many ways sugar is used by consumers,” Gonsoulin said. "Louisiana’s sugarcane farmers produces enough sugar to supply more than 60 million Americans with their sugar needs.”

Gonsoulin said the brochure is available for all teachers who want to include a lesson plan about sugarcane.

The packet includes lesson entitled "One Sweet History,” "Where Does Sugar Come From,” "Captured Sunshine,” "A Closer Look at Sugar,” "From the Field to the Table,” "It’s Sweet to the Environment,” "More Than Just Sweet Taste,” and "A Sweet Part of a Healthy Diet.”

The lessons are printed on high quality paper and inserted inside a pocket folder. The entire package is also illustrated in full color with photographs.

The packet is also available at the ASCL’s website at and may be downloaded.

Teachers and other interested parties can contact the ASCL at 985-448-3707, 800-883-2875 or via email to request "From Louisiana’s Sugar Belt to Your Table” packets.

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