LSU AgCenter 4-H Professor Says Beef Leadership Camps Best Yet

Terry L. Dumas  |  10/27/2006 11:44:04 PM

News You Can Use For November 2003

Three Regional 4-H/FFA Beef Leadership Camps successfully trained more than 300 participants in the Junior Beef projects, Character Counts and Leadership development, according to LSU AgCenter 4-H Animal Science professor Dr. Terry Dumas.

The fall sessions were held for club members, parents and project leaders in Lake Charles, West Monroe and Alexandria.

LSU AgCenter 4-H Calcasieu agent Jimmy Meaux coordinated the Southwest Beef leadership camp in Lake Charles; LSU AgCenter 4-H Ouachita agent Jason Ables coordinated the North Louisiana camp in West Monroe; and LSU AgCenter 4-H Rapides agent Rodney Johnson coordinated the Central Louisiana Beef Leadership camp in Alexandria.

"We have held statewide camps in the past, and this was our first effort to do these camps on a regional basis," Dumas said, adding, "We managed to triple the attendance and participation by club members, parents and project leaders."

Numerous agents, specialists, industry leaders and beef project volunteer leaders presented educational programs.

"This was a tremendous effort by everyone involved, and the camps were a huge success," Dumas said, noting that plans are already under way to develop and conduct regional beef leadership camps for next year.

The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service of the LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana Junior Cattleman’s Association and numerous local and regional sponsors cosponsored the training.

For additional information about 4-H activities, contact an extension agent in your parish LSU AgCenter office. Also, select the 4-H link at the LSU AgCenter Web site: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/.

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On the Internet: LSU AgCenter: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/

On the Internet: Louisiana 4-H Web site: http://www.louisiana4h.org.

Source: Terry Dumas (225) 578-2255 or tdumas@agcenter.lsu.edu

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