Local Support funding for 64 parish Cooperative Extension Service offices is currently at $3.5 million annually.
USDA NIFA Multi State Special Needs Grant, Award No. 2010-41210-21185, Primary Investigator, $200,000.00 grant in response to BP Horizon oil spill for Cooperative Extension Service response for Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
USDA NIFA Special Needs Grant, Award No. 2011-41210-30487, Primary Investigator, $60,000.00 grant in response to Mississippi river flooding for Cooperative Extension Service response for Louisiana.
Fletcher, B., Louisiana Agriculture. Volunteers Help us Meet Our Mission. Summer 2011. Vol. 54, No. 3. Pp. Cover.
LeBlanc, B.D., Franze, C., Sheffield, R., Moreira, V. and Fletcher, B. Louisiana Agriculture. Water Resources Extension Programs. Fall 2011. Vol. 54, No. 4. Pp. 33-34.
Richard, R, Fletcher, B., 1999, Ag Day, Journal of Extension, Vol. 37, No. 1. http://www.joe.org/joe/1999february/iw1.php
Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service Publications:
Fletcher, Jr., Bobby H. Serving People Across Louisiana (name changed Jan 2012". 2012, Publication No. AC-3
Fletcher, Jr., Bobby H., Owings, Allen D., Carney, Jr., William A., LeBlanc, Brian D., Cummins, Denyse B., Ferrin, Donald M., Gill, Daniel J., Pollet, Dale K., Reed, Donald P., Harrison, Henry, Stevens, Jr., J. Cheston, Schmit, Rene G., Strahan, Ronald E., Gauthier, Stuart, Koske, Thomas J., A Guide to Louisiana Friendly Landscaping - Louisiana Yards and Neighborhoods, 2009.
LeBlanc, B.D., Franze, C. and B. Fletcher. 2011. Possible Environmental Impacts on Lake Pontchartrain by the Opening of the Bonnie Carrie Spillway Based on Historical Data. http://www.seagrantfish.lsu.edu/pdfs/BCS_Fact_Sheet.pdfProceedings:
Dr. Fletcher currently serves as Assistant Director, LSU AgCenter August 15, 2008 to present. Dr. Bobby H. Fletcher, Jr. serves as Assistant Director of the LSU AgCenter. Dr. Fletcher coordinates over 150 cooperative endeavor agreements between the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service (LCES), parish governments, police juries, school boards and other local entities. The value of these agreements is currently over $3.5 Million annually.
Dr. Fletcher works directly with the LSU Vice President for Agriculture. In addition, Dr. Fletcher works to develop specialized urban LCES outreach in Orleans, Jefferson, and Caddo parishes. He is also working on specific national cooperative extension service initiatives and administrative coordination for disaster response.
Regional Director, Southeast Region, since July 1, 2010 to May 31, 2013. The Southeast Region consists of 16 parish Cooperative Extension Service offices as well as three Agricultural Experiment Research stations (Bob R. Jones Idlewild, Hammond and Southeast). There are currently 150 faculty and staff in the Southeast region. In addition, he maintains a twenty percent (20%) appointment as Assistant Director of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, working primarily with the"Local Support" initiative.
Interim Regional Director, Southeast Region, September 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.
Assistant Director, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, parish programming, August 15, 2008 to present. He also served as Louisiana Master Gardener program coordinator from August 15, 2008 to June 30, 2010.
Assistant to the Director for Special Programs, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, providing administrative leadership in building local financial and administrative support (through cooperative agreements) with parish government partners (police juries, parish councils and school boards) statewide, January 2007 through June 30, 2008
Area Agent (Horticulture) in Lafourche, St. Mary and Terrebonne parishes, November 1998 to August 2008
Assistant/Associate/County Agent (4-H, agriculture and horticulture) in Iberia Parish, September 1991 to November 1998
Assistant County Agent (4-H) in Terrebonne Parish, March 1989 to September 1991
B.S. in Agribusiness, 1986, Southeastern Louisiana University
M.S. in Vocational Education, 1994, Louisiana State University
Horticulture Specialty, 2001, LSU AgCenter
Ph. D. in Human Resource Education with a minor in Horticulture, 2006, Louisiana State University