See, touch and experience Louisiana agriculture at the LSU AgCenter's AgMagic!
AgMagic is an interactive, visually stimulating, educational journey through Louisiana agriculture,. Explore and learn about agriculture, where food comes from, and the environment, as well as the important role that each plays in our daily lives.
The LSU AgCenter host four locations of AgMagic throughout the state during the year. Below is information about each location. As each of the events gets closer, please check back for more information on how you can sign your class up to participate, or how individuals and other groups can join in on learning more about Louisiana agriculture.
AgMagic at the State Fair
Dates: October 25-November 11, 2018
Contact: Karen Martin, Regional 4-H Coordinator
AgMagic in Alexandria
Dates: November 14-15, 2018
Contact: Esther Boe, Regional 4-H Coordinator
AgMagic In Baton Rouge
Dates: April 8-19, 2019
Contact: Dr. Janet Fox, 4-H Unit Leader
AgMagic on the River
Contact: Beth Gambel, Extension Agent
AGRICULTURE CAREER AND FIELD DAYS
Agriculture is a leading economic driver in Louisiana, forming the backbone of the economy in many regions across the state. Total gross farm-gate value for Louisiana agriculture was estimated at just over $6.5 billion in 2015, with value-added exceeding $12 billion. The centers of agriculture are primarily located in the northeastern, southwestern and south central regions of Louisiana, whereas, the southeast region is a hub for horticulture enterprises and the northwest region is a center for forestry and related enterprises. Agricultural producers, their families and everyone affiliated with agriculture understand the hard work, dedication and struggles involved in producing the commodities that sustain each of us and the way of life we have to come to know. LSU AgCenter research and extension programs continue to contribute to the sustainability of agricultural enterprises across the state.
The LSU AgCenter Northeast and Southwest regions have been conducting agricultural awareness educational programs through youth-targeted field days and career fairs. These career experiences allow youth to gain knowledge in what it takes to produce a safe and quality food as well as being able to explore the careers associated with agriculture and natural resources.
Ag Career Day - Northeast
Date: September 26, 2018
Location: LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station, Winnsboro, LA
Contact: Ashley Powell, Regional 4-H Coordinator
Ag Career Day - Southwest
Date: November 29, 2018
Location: LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station, Crowley, LA
Contact: Lanette Hebert, Regional 4-H Coordinator