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Because of cuts in state funding and to make more efficient use of resources, the LSU AgCenter began closing the Calhoun Research Station as of July 1, 2011.

The AgCenter will retain an 80-acre forest stand for research, but the remainder will revert to control by the Ouachita Parish Police Jury. 

For more information, please contact Dr. John Russin, Vice Chancellor for Research, LSU AgCenter.


321 Hwy 80 East · Calhoun, LA · 71225
Phone: (318) 644-2662 · Fax: (318) 644-7244

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