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.
There are an abundance of barriers Louisiana residents face that prevent living healthy lives, and offering resources for these challenges to West Baton Rouge residents remains our priority. To address these concerns, a comprehensive nutrition education and physical activity program is provided. The objectives of these nutrition programs are to have adults and youth increase their knowledge of budget-friendly healthful food choices, benefits of increased physical activity, and promote healthy lifestyle habits.
The Iberville Parish 4-H Youth Development Program strives to create innovative programs which play a key role in implementing positive growth and development in Iberville Parish youth. The 2023-2024 school enrichment focus for grades 4-12 is “Imagineering Your Future” through which youth will gain knowledge of money management, problem solving, career readiness, and entrepreneurship. In addition, youth will be offered opportunities such as 4-H University, 4-H summer camp, livestock shows, shooting sports, workshops, and various other activities.
Located just west of the Mississippi River and in the industrial core of the state, Iberville parish still has a very vibrant agriculture presence. The two major row crops in the parish are soybeans and sugarcane which span approximately 37,000 acres. Iberville is also known for its livestock and forage production with approximately 4,500 acres of hay production and 6,500 cattle across the parish. Producers rely on information from LSU AgCenter specialists and researchers to make informed decisions that impact their daily production practices. This information is presented to them through our Iberville Sugarcane Production Meeting and farm visits with the local County Agent.
4-H Clubs, school enrichment, field days, publications, newsletters, class series, website, social media, and workshops.
150 volunteers from 4-H, Master Gardeners, family and community and Master Horseman.
LSU AgCenter county agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife, and animal enterprises to Iberville Parish residents. The total dollar amount from these commodities in 2020 were: Animal enterprises, $5,315,689; aquaculture and wildlife, $3,860,962; plant enterprises, $66,553,910.
Land area — 618.72 square miles; Population —29,506; Population under 18 years old — 19.9%; Population 65 years old and over — 17.0%; Median household income — $52,994; Persons below poverty — 22.5%
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