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.
As we approach a new decade, the competition for success in the workforce has greatly increased.By offering our students more SET/STEM workshops and project clubs, we are by far reaching a greater audience. Sabine Parish has an active shooting sports club, sewing club, SET club, photography club, and livestock club.Students have attended Fashion Camp, LOST camp, and Shooting Sports Camp in 2019.
Sabine Parish 4-H is working with a state lesson study program to increase knowledge of where our food comes from a program Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! Students are learning about how and where our food is grown, healthy food choices, and learning more about our farming industry. Students will be shown that food does not come directly from the grocery store, but from farms where the fruits and vegetables are grown. Over 700 students are learning more about farming and our future of food. We are working to educate students and families about making healthier choices to keep childhood and adult obesity at a minimum.
Sabine Parish is one of the largest poultries and timber producing parishes in the state. Beef cattle, dairy, and honey production also contribute strongly to Sabine’s agricultural presence. Many retirees move into the Parish because of our endless recreational opportunities which focus around the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Many of these citizens take pride in their lawns and gardens. The Sabine Master Gardeners conduct several educational programs annually such as “Down and Dirty” seminar, demonstrations at the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta and the Logger’s Festival, and Ag-Magic at the Louisiana State Fair. Over 34 active Master Gardeners teach landscape design, vegetable gardening, flowering plant, and turf lessons to well over 2,500 citizens each year.
4-H Clubs, school enrichment, field days, publications, newsletters, class series, website, workshops, and festivals.
165 volunteers from 4-H, Master Gardeners, family and community, Poultry and Livestock.
LSU AgCenter county agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Sabine Parish residents. The total dollar amount from these commodities were: Animal enterprises, $173,519,743; aquaculture and wildlife, $6,399,575; plant enterprises, $60,396,028.
Land area — 865.27 square miles; Population —24,145; Population under 18 years old — 24.9%; Population 65 years old and over — 16.8%; Median household income — $40,340; Persons below poverty — 19.6%
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: