Terry L. Erwin | 12/4/2009 10:36:52 PM
A PDF of the Parish Profile can be accessed below.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Morehouse youth enjoyed learning about pumpkins grown by local farmers and donated to the schools. Morehouse agents produced and participated in the annual Morehouse Parish Crops Tour with 60 producers and agri-business men attending.
Too much rain has devastated Morehouse cotton farmer’s fields. Losses of yield, quality, and seed are widespread over the entire Morehouse cotton areas. Several crop demonstrations were harvested with the assistance of parish farmers. The results of these demonstrations are provided freely to all parish producers.
4-H Youth Development
Morehouse Parish Club Leaders attended the area leader forum in Rayville on September 23, 2009. Leaders went to four sessions to enhance their school club meetings. Leaders attending the training were Sara Sharp, from Pine Grove, and April Guest, Community Club Leader.
Over twenty Morehouse Parish 4-Hers participated in the Northeast District Horse Show on July 1 and 2nd. Youth participated in barrels, poles, stake race, tie down roping, breakaway roping, halter, and western pleasure. Most of the youth qualified to participate in the state horse show which was held July 7-11, 2009, at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe.
Five Morehouse Parish seventh and eighth graders attended the 2nd annual LOST (Louisiana Outdoor Science and Technology) camp the frist week of August. Youth chose three tracks to participate in, participating in different one every day. Choices were Energy, Outdoor Skills, Robotics, Forensics, Wetlands, Rocketry, Kitchen Chemistry, and Video Editing. These youth are now planning a SET Day for 4th - 6th graders.
Who we reach.
1375 - Youth (includes 498 4-H members & 12 school 4-H clubs)
22,150- Adults 2,650 Ag & Natural Resources
19,500 Family Consumer Sciences
How we reach them:
Expanding our efforts:
4-H, Master Gardeners, Family & Community, Master Horseman
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Morehouse Parish clientele. The 2008 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
Data from the Louisiana AgSummary
Population - 28,602
Land area (square miles) - 794.25
Persons under 18 years old - 24.4%
Persons 65 years old and over - 16.1%
Median household income - $28,847
Persons below poverty - 31%
Local Issues & Plans for this year.
1. Increase productivity and profitability of Louisiana Agriculture.
2. Promote the wise use of natural resources and protection of the environment.
3. Build leaders and good citizens through 4-H youth development.
4. Strengthen families and communities