Kevin Savoie | 8/28/2013 2:14:25 AM
4-H Youth Development
With the help of 65 volunteer leaders, the Cameron Parish 4-H Youth Development Program fosters life-skill development in parish youth.
This year, 302 Cameron Parish youth enrolled in 9 traditional 4-H clubs supported by 5 project clubs to build personal skills in communication, teamwork, leadership and management. Project clubs include the Cal-Cam Horse, ATV Safety, Shooting Sports, SET and Cameron Parish Jr. Leadership.
The Cameron Parish Youth Development Program provides a diversity of opportunities for youth and adult volunteers to make a difference in their lives and that of their communities. Young people acquire valuable knowledge and life skills through participation in local, parish, state and national programs.
We are flexible in offering many opportunities for youth and family participation, including 4-H afterschool workshops, variety of overnight camps, livestock shows, shooting sports trainings and competitions, and service-learning projects.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Parish county agent and Sea Grant Agent conduct programs :
Assist local commercial fishermen and seafood businesses to improve and sustain seafood production in the region worth $18,908,575.(ex-vessel value)
Since the hurricanes of 2005 and 2008, have assisted hundreds of local fishermen in receiving disaster assistance through state and federal programs.
Train local agriculture producers, homeowners and public works employees in pesticide certification.
Sponsor workshops dealing with the latest research-based information on beef cattle and forage production.
Assist parish schools in implementing turf management programs for athletic fields.
302 Youth (4-H members, 9 school 4-H clubs and 5 project clubs.)
1,180 Ag & Natural Resources
70 4-H Volunteers
4-H Clubs Class series, School enrichment Demonstrations, Field days Workshops, Newsletters Websites, Publications Social media.
70 Volunteers: 4-H, Master Gardeners, Master Cattlemen, Family & Community, Shooting Sports, SET.
LSU AgCenter county agents provide research-based information on fisheries, wildlife, renewable natural resources and animal enterprises to Cameron Parish clientele. The 2012 total dollar amounts from these commodities were:
Data from the Louisiana Ag Summary www.lsuagcenter.com/agsummary
Population – 6,839
Land area (square miles) – 1313
Persons under 18 years old – 24.2%
Persons 65 years old and over – 12.9%
Median household income – $44,235
Persons below poverty - 17.7%
1. The Cameron Parish staff moved into a new office in March 2013, seven-and-a-half years after Hurricane Rita wiped out the office in September, 2005. The new office, located in Cameron, is elevated to withstand storm surge flooding and built to sustain storm-force winds when the next hurricane strikes the area. The new building stands as a model for coastal resiliency. The Cameron Police Jury has also set up a satellite office in Grand Lake, where the majority of the parish’s population resides in order to more conveniently serve its citizens.
2. Promote the wise use of natural resources and protection of the environment.
3. Build leaders and good citizens through 4-H youth development.