Esther C. Vanderlick | 3/28/2012 6:37:07 PM
4-H, Youth & Family Development
Citizenship/Leadership, students develop, plan, and implement service to community and schools.
Science, Engineering & Technology co-curricular emphasis in line with the schools need for enhancing test scores. Club meetings for 1200 youth provide hands-on cultivation of the scientific process. Con-secutive meetings develop mastery of content.
Healthy Living is incorporated into school climate with the Body Walk/Smart Bodies program. Empha-sis on preventing disease and obesity has been a central lesson in every site.
Family, Nutrition & Health- Southern University pro-vides an EFNEP nutrition program and a parenting agent who both work with the community on nutrition education and parenting education.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Crops-cultivar evaluations were conducted with wheat, corn, grain sorghum, and cotton in order to assess local performance. In depth, whole practice recommendations were tested with verification fields in rice and soybean production. Farmers gained knowledge of LSU AgCenter recommendations for production of cotton, rice, soybean, grain sorghum, crawfish, corn, and sugarcane grower clinics.
Master Gardener Education-42 participants engaged in classes on annuals, perennials, tree production, and shrub maintenance, turf management and vegetable gardening.
Horticulture-Clients learn about best management practices for gardens, lawns, land-scapes, and fruit/vegetable trees.
Pest Management-Growers, homeowners learn pest control strategies along with educa-tion about pesticides, the environment, and safe use.
6,500 - Youth (includes 1200 4-H members & 26 school 4-H clubs)
12,000 - Adults 3,000 Ag & Natural Resources 9,000 Family Consumer Sciences
4-H clubs, Class series, School Enrichment, Demonstrations, Field days, Workshops, Newsletters, Web sites, Publications, and Social media.
120 Volunteer— 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardeners, Family & Community
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquacul-ture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Avoyelles parish clientele. The 2010 total amount from these commodities were:
Data from the Louisiana Ag Summary Website: LSU AgCenter.com/agsummary
Land area (square miles)—832.43
Persons under 18 years old—24.4%
Persons 65 years old and over—14.4%
Median household income - $31,412
Persons below poverty-23.3%
1. Increase productivity and profitability of Lou-isiana Agriculture.
2. 4-H, Youth & Family Development Citizenship/Leadership
Science, Engineering & Technology