The LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant will hold a field day Nov. 9 at their recently opened Seafood Processing Demonstration Lab in Jeanerette.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m., with lunch provided. The facility is located at the AgCenter Iberia Research Station, 603 LSU Bridge Road.

The lab — the only one of its kind in Louisiana — opened in July with the goal of helping potential and existing seafood processors explore opportunities and new concepts in processing, packaging and value-added seafood products. It features commercial processing equipment that is used for demonstration, training and research.

The field day will give attendees a chance to see the equipment and learn about educational and outreach programs.

The agenda for the day includes the following topics:

— Overview of the facility and future training opportunities

— Refrigeration equipment and techniques

— Seafood cleaning and cutting

 — Packaging and labeling

— Freezing and storage

Specialized tools such as a flake ice machine, bandsaw, shrimp splitter, grinder, scales, vacuum packer, air freezing equipment and plate freezer will be showcased.

For more information, contact Thomas Hymel at or Evelyn Watts at