West Baton Rouge Parish

Truck hauling sugarcane.

West Baton Rouge Parish is primarily a rural parish with four small towns and a population of 26,427. The land area is 192.39 square miles.  Residents enjoy the tranquil setting of country living, yet have all the benefits of close proximity to metropolitan areas, business and industry. There has been substantial development in the petrol-chemical industry, and four major plants line the Mississippi River. There are some 157 farmers growing agronomic crops on 23,744 acres.  West Baton Rouge also has 40 cattlemen with 800 head of mature cows, along with 429 acres in crawfish.‚ÄčThe LSU AgCenter Agents provide research-based information on plant, fisheries, wildlife and animal enterprises to West Baton Rouge parish clientele.  The 2018 reports put the dollar amounts from these commodities at: $29,684,964.00 for plant enterprises, $1,497,566.00 for fisheries and wildlife enterprises and $1,285,390.00 for animal enterprises.  We reach the clientele through our expanding efforts with 4-H and Ag programming by 4-H clubs, school enrichment clubs, field days, newsletters, publications, class series, demonstrations, workshops, web sites and social media.  Our current reach is 3,886 youth in the parish through 4-H and 2,540 adults through Ag, Natural Resource, and Family, Nutrition and Health programming.

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