Livestock Producers Impacted by Hurricane Laura

Due to Hurricane Laura’s devastation across our parishes and the impact it has had on our infrastructure with pastures, fences, pens, barns, etc. there have been many people across Louisiana and numerous states that have been and are willing to send donations (hay, feed, fencing supplies, etc.). The Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association, the Louisiana Farm Bureau, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and the LSU AgCenter are working together to help organize and secure donations and to ensure that these donations are distributed in a timely, organized, and equitable manner. The needs of our cattle industry are ignificant right now and these donations will only go so far, but it is a start to help the rebuilding process.

Because of the great need, there will be an application form that must be completed and returned by each livestock producer to help assess the needs of your operation and see what supplies are needed and what can be donated. The applications will be available through the LSU AgCenter website (, through AgCenter Social Media or in hand at local feed stores that are open.

Completed application forms will need to be returned by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. At that time, a committee will review the applications and you will be contacted to arrange pickup if donations are available.

  • Jimmy Meaux
    Calcasieu Parish Extension Service
    LSU AgCenter
  • Bradley Pousson
    Cameron Parish Extension Service
    LSU AgCenter
  • Rodney Johnson
    Vernon Parish Extension Service
    LSU AgCenter
  • Michael Lavergne
    Beauregard Parish Extension Service
    LSU AgCenter

Applications should be returned by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Producers can return applications to their parish contacts listed below or by whichever method is most convenient:

  • Drop off completed applications at drop boxes in front of Calcasieu or Cameron AgCenter Offices or bring them to the Beauregard AgCenter Office (203 West Street, Derridder) or the Vernon AgCenter Office (in Vernon Parish Courthouse – 215 4th Street, Leesville)
  • Mail completed applications to Calcasieu Parish Extension Service, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles, LA 70607, to Cameron Parish Extension Service, 10098 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles 70607, to Beauregard Parish Extension Office, PO Box 609, Deridder, LA 70634, or to Vernon Parish Extension Office, PO Box 449, Leesville, LA 71496.
  • Email completed application to Jimmy Meaux (Calcasieu Agent) 337-502-2611, Bradley Pousson (Cameron) 337-370-9067, Michael Lavergne (Beauregard) 337-912-4290, or Rodney Johnson (Vernon) 318-729-3473
9/11/2020 3:19:57 PM
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