J. Wayne Burgess | 4/20/2017 2:43:02 PM
Family & Consumer Sciences
The St. Bernard Parish Volunteers for Family and Community have worked in cooperation with the LSU AgCenter for the past 17 years. Members of the SBLVFC have gotten the community involved through sponsorships for their annual 4-H Scholarship Award. The SBLVFC volunteer their considerable time and effort during AgMagic on the River. They provide meals and also act as tour guides for some of the exhibits.
4-H Youth & Family Development
One of the key issues facing St. Bernard Parish is coastal restoration. Though a combined effort of parish government, school board, Chalmette High School and the LSU AgCenter, this issue is being addressed. A total of 62 teachers participated in Youth Wetlands Week to increase the awareness of wetland issues with youth. A total of 3,000 students were reached.
The Meraux Foundation has partnered with LSU AgCenter to present AgMagic on the River. This is a four-day agricultural event for third-fifth grade students in the metropolitan region. Youth learn about all facets of Louisiana agriculture through hands on educational sessions. Over 3,500 students participate in this annual event.
Agriculture & Natural Resources
The LSU AgCenter provides resources through educational workshops, lectures and publications to the residents of St. Bernard Parish. Ongoing projects include school gardens, tree plantings and home gardens. The Sea Grant Fisheries Agent provides leadership to seafood fisherman, commercial and recreational fisherman and participates in waterfront projects such as the South shore direct and safe harbor project.
St. Bernard Parish Extension Office
8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA 70043
8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sea Grant Fisheries
Nutrition Educator 1
4-H and Youth & Family Development
Responsible Pet Care
4-H LOST Camp
Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR)
Horticulture/Lawns and Gardens
Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Community Outreach
AgMagic on the River
Tour of Homes
Who we reach.
7,560 - Youth (includes 765 4-H members & 22 school 4-H clubs)
4,000 - Adults
2,200 Ag & Natural Resources
1,800 Family Consumer Sciences
How we reach them:
Expanding our efforts:
150 Volunteers - 4-H, Coastal Restoration, Family & Community
Report to Your Parish Stakeholders
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to St. Bernard Parish clientele. The 2016 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
—Plant enterprises - $2,301,931
—Aquaculture and wildlife - $23,932,397
—Animal enterprises - $844,838
Data from the Louisiana Ag Summary
Web site: LSUAgCenter.com/agsummary
Population - 44,409
Land area (square miles) - 377.52
Persons under 18 years old - 27.6%
Persons 65 years old and over - 9.3%
Median household income - $41,235
Persons below poverty - 17.7%
Local Issues & Plans for this year.
1. Increase productivity and profitability of Louisiana Agriculture.
2. Promote the wise use of natural resources and protection of the environment.
3. Build leaders and good citizens through 4-H youth development.
Strengthen families and communities