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.
The FCS program of Southern University is research-based and provides programs such as Family Financial Management, Conflict Resolution, Health & Wellness, Families First Nutrition Education Wellness System (FFNEWS) and Parenting. These programs disseminate information to the citizens of Louisiana in a manner that is useful in addressing their technological, social economic and cultural needs. Parents can prepare for success when they develop knowledge and skills in family life and money management.
The East Carroll Parish Youth Development Program provides diverse opportunities for youth and adult volunteers to make a difference in their lives and that of their communities. Young people acquire valuable knowledge and life skills through participation in local, parish, state, and national programs. We offer many opportunities for youth and family participation, including 4-H workshops, overnight camps, community service and service-learning activities, project trainings, age appropriate competitions and many other fun and educational activities throughout the year.
ANR programs are designed to bring LSU research-based information to Ag producers in the areas of row crop agriculture, forestry, aquaculture, and cattle production and to homeowners in the areas of home gardening and lawn care. The most common form of education includes variety trials for all the crops grown in East Carroll Parish, verification trials and workshops addressing in-season issues. Homeowners can attend Louisiana Master Gardener classes to further their education or contact the horticulture agent with issues. Further information is delivered via newsletters, email, on-farm visits, telephone calls and newspaper articles. Worker Protection standards are provided for farm workers yearly.
6,183 youth (includes 200 4-H members and 7 school 4-H Clubs)
14,995 adults through agriculture and natural resources and family and consumer sciences
4-H Clubs, school enrichment, field days, publications, newsletters, class series, website, social media, and workshops.
27 volunteers from Master Gardeners, 214 adults and 1,330 youth from family and community, and 11,577 adults and 1,539 youth from ANR.
LSU AgCenter county agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to East Carroll Parish residents. The total dollar amount from these commodities were:
Click the link to download a printable copy: East Carroll Parish Profile 2020pdf
You are the local supporters and beneficiaries in the LSU AgCenter extension programs. Your support keeps these programs in your community. Your parish extension office offers programs in:
LSU AgCenter State Appropriated Funds for FY 2020-2021: