The LSU AgCenter is dedicated to providing innovative research, information and education to improve people’s lives. Working in a statewide network of parish extension offices, research stations and academic departments, the LSU AgCenter helps Louisiana citizens make the best use of natural resources, protect the environment, enhance agricultural enterprises, and develop human and community resources.
Over 850 families and school youth participate in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) which helps participants to make healthier food choices, manage food dollars and increase physical activities, which leads to decrease risk for chronic diseases and decrease level of obesity. LSU/SU Ag Center conducts nutrition education programs that provide research-based information to help adults, youth, and families live healthier lifestyles through informed food choices and physical activity.
Over 1200 youth gained knowledge & skills in SET Educational programs through six monthly 4-H club meetings. Over 5,600 middle school youth participated in “Health Rocks” school enrichment program across Calcasieu parish. Seventy-eight youth gained leadership & citizenships skills by participating in a service-learning project focused on agricultural careers and food security in our community. Over 150 youth participated in Gun Safety and marksmanship training with the 4-H shooting sports program.
Over 4,500 garden and landscape participants attended the annual Southwest Louisiana Garden Festival with 1156 attending 11 horticulture lectures during the two-day event. Seventy-five local farmers attended production and management meetings for rice and soybeans. Conducted Calcasieu-Cameron Cattlemen educational meeting for 67 area cattle producers to gain new knowledge in nutrition and health management areas from industry professionals.
4-H Clubs, school enrichment, field days, publications, newsletters, class series, demonstrations, website, social media, camps and workshops.
372 volunteers from 4-H (231), Master Gardeners & ANR (96), Family and Consumer Science (45).
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Calcasieu Parish clientele. The 2020 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
You are the local supporters and beneficiaries of the LSU AgCenter extension programs. Your support keeps these programs in your communities.
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For the latest research-based information on just about anything, visit our website: LSUAgCenter.com