Red River Parish Profile 2016-2017

Jennifer Moseley  |  1/18/2017 8:45:15 PM

Program Highlights

4-H Youth Development

Currently Red River Parish has 168 4-H Club Members enrolled in nine of the 4-H Clubs in the parish. The educational focus for 2016-2017 club year is Grub’N Science. Club members participate during club meetings in science experiments with a variety of groceries.

The Junior Leaders club has approximately ten members. Red River was proud to take eleven Junior Leaders to the 2016 4-H University where students participate in contest. The Junior Livestock club has approximately seven members who have participated in many Livestock shows in the state. Approximately 16-20 4-H youth participated in monthly educational programs offered by the Red River Parish 4-H Outdoors Skills program. This project is volunteer leader driven.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

In Red River Parish it is estimated that there is 442 acres of wheat, 415 acres of rice, 4,656 acres of corn, 5,996 acres of soybeans, 3,800 acres of cotton, 1,500 acres of pecans, and Hay 10,018. Homeowners, Ranchers, and Farmers were certified or recertified and trained in the proper handling, application and disposal of pesticides. Many calls from stakeholders requesting assistance with their problems, i.e. animals, crops, lawns, and home gardens were answered.

Local Issues & Plans for this year.

1. Increase productivity and profitability of Louisiana Agriculture

-Conduct beef cattle and crop workshops, along with other related topics

-Prepare news column, web page content, and seminars on agriculture practices

-Conduct home and farm/ranch educational visits

2. Build leaders and good citizens through 4-H youth development.

-Promote agriculture through a variety of hands on activities through the club meetings

and Community garden.

-Increase youth and volunteer involvement in community activities

-Junior Leaders will participate in Regional Camps, State 4-H Camp as 4-H group leaders developing their leadership skills.

-An increase in enrollment of 4-H members that Focus on participation in Junior Leaders,

4-HU, State 4-H Camp, Regional Camps is the main goal for the next year.

3. Increase Volunteer Leader involvement

-Through more leaders being trained in Shooting Sports activities and Junior Livestock Activities, 4-H University and Summer Camp.

Who we reach.

168- Youth (includes 160 4-H members &

9 4-H/Community Clubs in 3

Public Schools and 1 private School)

1,000- Adults (Approximately)

500 Ag & Natural Resources

How we reach them:

4-H clubs School Enrichment

Demonstrations Field days

Workshops Web sites
Newsletters Social media
Publications


Expanding our efforts:
150 Volunteers - 4-H, Shooting Sports, Jr. Livestock Club, Master Gardeners, Family & Community

Parish Facts

LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, fisheries, wildlife and animal enterprises to Red River Parish clientele. The 2015 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
—Plant enterprises - $20,637.370.

—Fisheries and wildlife - $557,337.

—Animal enterprises - $40,236,462.
Data from the Louisiana Ag Summary
Web site: LSUAgCenter.com/agsummary

Population - 8,593

Land area (square miles) - 389.09

Persons under 18 years old - 24.2%

Persons 65 years old and over - 16.9%

Median household income - $38,000

Persons below poverty - 25.7%

Red River Parish

Extension Office

Address: P.O Box 1364

2015 Red Oak Rd.

Coushatta, LA 71019

Phone: 318-932-4342

Fax: 318-932-4242

Email:
redriver@agcenter.lsu.edu

Web site:
LSUAgCenter.com/Redriver

Office Hours:

8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Terry L. Foster
Parish Chair
4-H Extension Agent

tfoster@agcenter.lsu.edu


Diane Uzzle

Area Nutrition Agent

318-263-7400

duzzle@agcenter.lsu.edu

Jennifer C. Moseley
Administrative Coordinator 3

jcmoseley@agcenter.lsu.edu

Programs
4-H and Youth Development

•Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR)
Fisheries/Coastal Issues

Animal Production

Beef Cattle

Environment/Watersheds

Horticulture/Lawns and
Gardens

Pest Management

Urban Forestry

Sugarcane

Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)
Parents Preparing for
Success
Family Resource
Management
FNP -Family Nutrition
Program
Nutrition and Health

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