Agriculture Awareness and AgMagic

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See, touch and experience Louisiana agriculture at the LSU AgCenter's AgMagic!

AgMagic is an interactive, visually stimulating, educational journey through Louisiana agriculture,. Explore and learn about agriculture, where food comes from, and the environment, as well as the important role that each plays in our daily lives.

The LSU AgCenter host four locations of AgMagic throughout the state during the year. Below is information about each location. As each of the events gets closer, please check back for more information on how you can sign your class up to participate, or how individuals and other groups can join in on learning more about Louisiana agriculture.

AgMagic at the State Fair

Dates: October 24-November 10, 2019

Contact: Karen Martin, Regional 4-H Coordinator

For more information or to register for this event: Event Registration

AgMagic in Alexandria

Dates: November 20-21, 2019

Contact: Esther Boe, Regional 4-H Coordinator

For more information or to register for this event: Event Registration

AgMagic In Baton Rouge

Open to the Public: April 25-26, 2020

School Group Dates: April 20-24, 2020

Contact: Dr. Janet Fox, 4-H Unit Leader

For more information or to register for this event: Event Registration Registration is Open!

AgMagic on the River

Open to the Public: May 9, 2020

School Group Dates: May 5-8, 2020

Contact: Beth Gambel, Extension Agent

Agriculture Career and Field Days

Agriculture is a leading economic driver in Louisiana, forming the backbone of the economy in many regions across the state. Total gross farm-gate value for Louisiana agriculture was estimated at just over $6.5 billion in 2015, with value-added exceeding $12 billion. The centers of agriculture are primarily located in the northeastern, southwestern and south central regions of Louisiana, whereas, the southeast region is a hub for horticulture enterprises and the northwest region is a center for forestry and related enterprises. Agricultural producers, their families and everyone affiliated with agriculture understand the hard work, dedication and struggles involved in producing the commodities that sustain each of us and the way of life we have to come to know. LSU AgCenter research and extension programs continue to contribute to the sustainability of agricultural enterprises across the state.

The LSU AgCenter Northeast and Southwest regions have been conducting agricultural awareness educational programs through youth-targeted field days and career fairs. These career experiences allow youth to gain knowledge in what it takes to produce a safe and quality food as well as being able to explore the careers associated with agriculture and natural resources.

Ag Career Day - Northeast

Date: September 26, 2018
Location: LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station, Winnsboro, LA
Contact: Ashley Powell, Regional 4-H Coordinator

Ag Career Day - Southwest

Date: November 29, 2018
Location: LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station, Crowley, LA
Contact: Lanette Hebert, Regional 4-H Coordinator

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture