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.
This year, 208 Cameron Parish youth enrolled in 6 traditional 4-H clubs supported by 2 project clubs to build personal skills in communication, teamwork, leadership and management. Project clubs include Cal-Cam Horse Club, Junior Leaders and Shooting Sports. The Cameron Parish Youth Development program provides a diversity of opportunities for youth and adult volunteers to make a difference in their lives and that of their communities. Young people acquire knowledge and life skills through participation in local, parish, regional, state and national programs. We are flexible in offering many opportunities for youth and family participation, including 4-H afterschool workshops, variety of overnight camps, livestock shows, shooting sports trainings and competitions and service-learning projects. Over 50 youth participated in gun safety and marksmanship training with the 4-H Shooting Sports program.
Requests for information about vegetation management in fishponds as well as for marsh management is a perennial constant. Control and management of marsh and aquatic vegetation is highly dependent on timing and recommendations such as burning, drawdown, cutting, rolling, and herbicides. The Cameron Alternative Oyster Park continues to make progress. Legislation was passed in the 2022 Legislative session designating the park. Currently, 6, 2 Acre plots have been assigned to local growers. Conducted Calcasieu-Cameron Cattlemen educational meetings for 67 area cattle producers to gain knowledge in nutrition and health management areas from industry professionals. 8,000 acres of rice between 8 farmers, acres of crawfish, and 14,000 head of beef cattle.
4-H Clubs, school enrichment, demonstrations, field days, publications, newsletters, class series, website, social media and workshops.
150 volunteers from 4-H, Master Gardeners, Master Cattlemen, Sea Grant Programs.
LSU AgCenter county agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Cameron Parish residents. The total dollar amount from these commodities were:
Data from the Louisiana AgSummary website: LSUAgCenter.com/agsummary.
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