|Louisiana Young Ag Producers Program|
History of the Ag Leadership program
The LSU AgCenter’s Louisiana Young Ag Producer Program (LaYAPP) is a one-year intensive classroom/hands-on, mentor-based experience that introduces high school juniors and seniors to the options available in the areas of food and fiber production and encourages them to consider a career in agricultural production.
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Every two years, the Louisiana State University AgCenter selects 25 of the most promising young men and women from the agricultural community to participate in a two-year educational program designed to strengthen leadership and the future of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, nurseries, rural media and agribusiness in the state.
Dr. Paul Coreil, Director of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, explains the need for piloting the Louisiana Young Ag Producers Program in Louisiana and requests assistance in recruiting high school juniors and seniors for the program.
(Distributed 06/30/08) Participants in the LSU AgCenter’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program visited Washington, D.C., in mid-June as part of the two-year study program. Briefings on agricultural issues and visits with Louisiana’s legislative delegation were some of the highlights of the June 10-14 study tour to Washington, D.C., for this 11th class to participate in the program coordinated by the LSU AgCenter.
(Distributed 01/17/08) Twenty-five men and women from across Louisiana began a two-year venture in the LSU AgCenter’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program when they attended their first class last week (Jan. 8-10) in Baton Rouge.
Members of 4-H Clubs across Louisiana are learning what it means to be good citizens, and they’re showing it through a variety of community service projects.For example, Ouachita Parish 4-H’ers are collecting books to distribute to hospitals and charity organizations in their parish.
(TV News 11/29/10) About a dozen high school students are spending a year immersed in agriculture. The students are participating in the Louisiana Young Ag Producers Program. LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story. (Runtime: 1:35)
(Distributed 11/05/07) LSU AgCenter volunteer expert Dr. Janet Fox encourages family members to volunteer together in community service on Nov. 18, the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Each year, that Saturday is designated as Family Volunteer Day.