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 Grant Parish Youth 4-H Development program is a co-curriculum program which conducst monthly 4-H educational programs in the elementary, Junior High and Senior High schools. There are over 600 youth enrolled in 8 Organizational Clubs and 2 Clover Bud Clubs. The focus this year is on Ag Awareness and Healthy Living. During the club year, strategies are utilized to build a sense of connection among club members, their peers, adult volunteers, leaders, and 4-H faculty. We offer monthly club meetings, various contests, officer training, shooting sports, award trips, 4-H camps, workshops, livestock projects, livestock club and Junior Leadership Club.
Nutrition is important to everyone. Efforts in nutrition programming continue to address the obesity problem and the other chronic diseases associated with it. Nutrition programs are conducted with young audiences beginning at age three in Head Start and across the life span including programs at the Council on Aging sites. Nutrition information is also provided at commodity distribution and Grant Health Unit sites. The overall goal is aimed at changing eating behaviors for a healthier population with lessons centered on increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, reducing fat, making half of grains consumed whole, choosing lean sources of protein and being physically active. Food safety education is also a priority in FCS programming. Healthy living is making the healthy choice, the easy choice.
513 8Th St.
Colfax, LA 71417
Phone: (318) 627-3675
Fax: (318) 627-5039
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1,000 youth (includes 4-H members and 8 school 4-H Clubs and 2 Clover Bud Clubs)
6,000 adults (2,500 agriculture and natural resources and 3,500 family consumer sciences)
4-H Clubs, school enrichment, field days, publications, newsletters, class series, websites, demonstrations, social media and workshops.
25 volunteers from 4-H, Master Gardeners, family and community, Master Cattleman and Master Goat.
LSU AgCenter county agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Grant Parish residents. The total dollar amount from these commodities were: Animal enterprises, $6,226,201; fisheries and wildlife, $3,351,717; plant enterprises, $22,056,827.
Land area — 665 square miles; Population —22482; Population under 18 years old — 21.1%; Population 65 years old and over — 15.2%; Median household income — $40,577; Persons below poverty — 21%
You are the local supporters and beneficiaries in the LSU AgCenter extension programs. Just 20% support keeps these programs in your community. Your parish extension office offers programs in:
LSU AgCenter State Appropriated Funds for FY 2019-2020: