West Baton Rouge Parish

West Baton Rouge Parish is primarily a rural parish with four small towns and a population of 25,490. The land area is 192.39 square miles.  Residents enjoy the tranquil setting of country living, yet have all the benefits of close proximity to metropolitan areas, business and industry. There has been substantial development in the petrol-chemical industry, and four major plants line the Mississippi River. There are some 115 farmers growing agronomic crops on 41,533 acres.  West Baton Rouge also has 45 cattlemen with 900 head of mature cows, along with 850 acres in crawfish.‚ÄčThe LSU AgCenter Agents provide research-based information on plant, fisheries, wildlife and animal enterprises to West Baton Rouge parish clientele.  The 2015 reports put the dollar amounts from these commodities at: $24,480,555.00 for plant enterprises, $1,361,948.00 for fisheries and wildlife enterprises and $2,790,932.00 for animal enterprises.  We reach the clientele through our expanding efforts with 4-H and Ag programming by 4-H clubs, school enrichment clubs, field days, newsletters, publications, class series, demonstrations, workshops, web sites and social media.  Our current reach is 7,701 youth in the parish through 4-H and 2,540 adults through Ag, Natural Resource, and Family, Nutrition and Health programming.

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