Jennifer Moseley | 4/3/2018 7:54:22 PM
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 2017-2018 club year is Fitness and Health. Club members participate during club meetings in Healthy Fitness activities
The Junior Leaders club has approximately ten members. Red River was proud to take six Junior Leaders to the 2017 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 20-25 4-H youth participated in monthly educational programs offered by the Red River Parish 4-HOutdoors 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 re certified 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.
Who we reach.
168- Youth (includes 160 4-H members &
9 4-H/Community Clubs in 3
Public Schools and 1 private School)
500 Ag & Natural Resources
How we reach them:
4-H clubsSchool Enrichment
Expanding our efforts:
150 Volunteers- 4-H, Shooting Sports, Jr. Livestock Club, Master Gardeners, Family & Community
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%
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.