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The Mission of the LSU AgCenter is to Educate, Innovate and Improve the lives of Louisiana’s citizens and beyond. LSU AgCenter Extension contributes to positive change throughout the state! For over 100 years, we have worked within our communities across the state, to extend research-based information to all Louisianians. We are committed to serving the needs of all citizens, including, farmers, landowners, homeowners, gardeners, families and our most precious resource in the state, our youth, who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Learn more about Extension and our impact.
Our overarching goal is to deliver reliable, timely and applicable information that is directly aligned with stakeholder needs. Information delivery is accomplished through a variety of methods, including on-farm demonstrations, workshops, field days, school club meetings and camps. We also extending information via our website, newsletters, mass media, social media, and publications.
We have extension faculty located at 5 regional centers, 12 academics departments and in all 64 parishes of the state. Find your local extension office here.
LSU AgCenter extension programs are a conduit from the University. Extension programming is statewide and is funded by federal, state and local governments. We work very closely with our community and industry partners throughout the state, with an overall goal of bringing research-based information about agriculture, 4-H and youth development, healthy communities and natural resources and the environment to the people of Louisiana.
We also encourage you to visit our calendar of events for information on local, regional and statewide programs.
No matter your needs, extension is a good place to look for answers. Some of our more popular topics areas include, 4-H and youth development programs, horticulture (lawns, gardens, and ornamentals), crop production and pest management, information on health and wellness and building healthy communities and ensuring sustainable natural resources.