Joanna Pesson, Ordoyne, Melissa, Wallace, Whitney | 5/27/2016 7:15:37 PM
The Family Book Bag is a project promoting better eating, more physical fitness and reading in the home to local kindergarten students in schools in northern Tangipahoa Parish. Each week, students take home a satchel of books to be read in the home. When these are returned to school, the child is rewarded with an incentive promoting physical activity. The books to be read at home encourage better eating and reading at home. This program is a project of the Tangipahoa Volunteers for Family and Community (VFCE) Busy Bee’s, an all-volunteer arm of the LSU Extension Service, and is sponsored by LSU Family & Consumer Sciences Dept. along with donations from local businesses and grants. This project reaches out to 225 students at several different elementary schools.
4-H Youth Development
As a result of establishing the "End to Bullying begins with ME" petition/campaign In Tangipahoa Parish, over 2000 youth and adults have been made aware of the negative impact bullying has on our youth. 100% of youth surveyed strongly agreed that bullying is an important issue and 100% want to strongly continue the "End to Bullying with ME" petition/campaign in Tangipahoa Parish. Education in this area is difficult and takes time. Over time our youth will continue to make a positive impact throughout the parish. 100% of the youth surveyed agreed that it is important to inform our local school board what has been done and what will continue to be done to make an impact on preventing bullying throughout Tangipahoa Parish.
Horticulture-related concerns continue to play a major role in the agriculture industry across the Parish. Numerous calls and home visits are made throughout the year concerning a wide area of horticulture-related problems. The Tangipahoa Parish LSU AgCenter has continued to offer educational seminars to the public, provide access to research-based educational material and provide access to LSU AgCenter specialists in order to address these areas of concern as well as public interest. The LSU AgCenter was also awarded two different grants this past year to help maintain existing school gardens within the Parish. The school gardens were designed by the Tangipahoa Parish LSU AgCenter to incorporate some of the school’s curriculum to the garden and allow it to serve as a teaching tool for the students.
20,014 - Youth (includes over 1100 4-H members & 35 school 4-H clubs)
54,901 - Adults (33,548 Ag & Natural Resources and 21,353 Family Consumer Sciences)
4. Strengthen families and communities.
4-H and Youth Development
Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR)
Horticulture/Lawns and Gardens
Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)
Parents Preparing for Success
Family Resource Management
FNP - Family Nutrition Program
Nutrition and Health
You are the local supporters and beneficiaries in the LSU AgCenter's Extension programs. Just 20 percent support keeps these programs in your community.
Your parish extension office offers programs in:
State General Funds: 46.7%
Local Support Funds, Grants/Contracts: 30.4%
Self -generated Funds: 5.6%
LSU AgCenter Restricted/Unrestricted Funds FY 2015
State General Direct: 72.1%
Federal Funds: 14.5%
Self-generated Funds: 7.6%
Statutory Dedicated: 5.8%