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Louisiana Agriculture Magazine Fall 2016 PDF



4hdayjpg4-H Is for Everyone

Rick Bogren
Belonging, mastery, independence and generosity are the essential elements of this youth development program.



4H perspectivejpgYouth Find Their Inner Passion Through 4-H

Mark Tassin
4-H program offers opportunities for youth to discover their inner passion through a diversity of high quality programs.


schoolconnectionjpg4-H School Connection Complements Curriculum

Bruce Schultz
Only in Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee are 4-H programs used in school systems.



marshjpgProtecting the Environment – 4-H Tackles Louisiana’s Coastal and Wetland Challenges

Randy LaBauve
The unique symbiosis of school and club has opened opportunities to teach 4-H’ers about important environmental challenges.



duckhousejpgLouisiana 4-H’ers Learn to Maneuver Marshes

Mark G. Shirley
Marsh Maneuvers is part of the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program which is funded by Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.



Fall2016p16dronejpg4-H’ers Discover Drones on National Science Day

Craig Gautreaux
For nine years during National 4-H Week, the organization has dedicated one day to a lesson emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math or STEM.



belongingjpg4-H Fosters Sense of Belonging Among Members

Melissa Cater
Experiential learning is a cornerstone of the Louisiana 4-H Youth Development program.



shootingsportsjpg4-H Shooting Sports a Perfect Fit for Louisiana

Craig Gautreaux
Nearly 6,000 youth are involved in the 4-H shooting sports program, which is one of the newer programs offered by 4-H.



Shooting Sports Has Many Competition Opportunities

Craig Gautreaux
For a young person interested in the 4-H shooting sports program, there is no shortage of opportunities.



shooting buildjpg4-H Shooting Sports Program Promotes Belonging, Builds Independence

Mark Tassin
The foundation of the 4-H youth development program is built on four essential elements: belonging, independence, mastery and generosity.



health pulsejpgHEALTHY LIVING – 4-H Fights the Obesity Epidemic in Louisiana

Bruce Schultz
The adult obesity rate in Louisiana gives the 4-H Healthy Living Program motivation and urgency.



healthy youthjpgHealthy YOUth in Shreveport

Johnny Morgan
The Healthy YOUth Healthy Communities program, which is in three Shreveport neighborhoods, is designed to help participants sustain positive changes.



leadershipjpgTeen Leaders Learn Nutrition, Leadership in Healthy Living Program

Jessica Stroope
Not only do the teens make improvements in their nutritional habits, they also grow as leaders.



campjpg4-H Camps Build Independence, Responsibility
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Olivia McClure
Many Louisiana 4-H’ers look forward to camping with their friends, both old and new, every summer.



ed buildingjpgEnvironmental Center Fosters New Opportunities

Bruce Schultz
Since the Environmental Education Center opened in 2012, youngsters attending camp have benefited from new opportunities.



servicejpg4-H’ers Pledge Their Hands to Larger Service

Janet Fox
Service projects provide youth with valuable learning opportunities.


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4-H Animal Projects Have Deep Roots

Rick Bogren
Animal projects have been a staple of 4-H for almost as long as the organization has been in existence.


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Youth Leadership Boards Give 4-H’ers a Voice

Tobie Blanchard
4-H’ers have the oppor¬tunity to shape their organization through youth leadership boards. Approximately 160 4-H’ers serve on these boards.


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4-H Program Serves as Avenue for Career Exploration

Melissa Cater
Selecting a career path is one of the most challenging decisions an adolescent makes.


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Louisiana 4-H Museum Features Organization History

Olivia McClure
The Louisiana 4-H Museum opened in 2008 to commemorate the organization’s 100-year anniversary in the state.


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Promoting Agriculture Literacy Through Awareness Field Trips

Terri Crawford, Janet Fox, Frankie Gould, Karen Martin and Renee Castro
To meet the challenges of the future, it is imperative that youth and adults are aware of the role that agriculture plays in their everyday lives.


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Safety Training for Chaperones

Veronica Del Bianco
In 2004, the Overnight Chaperone Program was developed to educate adult volunteers about how to create safe and positive environments.


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Southern University Offers Diverse Opportunities Through 4-H and Youth Development Programs

Linda Foster Benedict
Since its founding in 1880, Southern University has been deeply immersed in providing opportunities for Louisiana youth and has a long tradition with 4-H.



4-Hcloverjpg‘4-H Grows’ Campaign Promotes Youth Potential

Olivia McClure
4-H is often called one of the best-kept secrets when it comes to youth development programs.



growingthecloverjpgLouisiana 4-H Foundation: A History of Growing the Clover

Patrick Tuck
The concept of funds based on private contributions to augment support of 4-H activities in Louisiana began in 1978.


pledgejpgHoney Brake Makes Historic $1 Million Pledge to Louisiana 4-H

Olivia McClure
Honey Brake, a hunting lodge in Jonesville, Louisiana, recently pledged $1 million to Louisiana 4-H to permanently fund educational trips and camps.



AC awardsjpgAgCenter News Fall 2016

Kenyan scientists visit, Award winners announced, Healthy Communities initiative works to improve rural health



COAnewsjpgCollege of Ag News Fall 2016

Meeting brings minorities together, Ag Week spotlights ag on campus, College participates in national initiative



BampasidoujpgNew Faculty Profile: Intercontinental ‘Leap’ Brings Assistant Professor to LSU

Tobie Blanchard
Maria Bampasidou never really dreamed of living and working in the United States.

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture

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