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.
Dates: October 25-November 11, 2018
Contact: Karen Martin, Regional 4-H Coordinator
For more information or to register for this event: Event Registration
Dates: November 20-21, 2019
Contact: Esther Boe, Regional 4-H Coordinator
For more information or to register for this event: Event Registration Registration is OPEN!
Open to the Public: April 25-26, 2019
School Group Dates: April 20-24, 2019
Contact: Dr. Janet Fox, 4-H Unit Leader
For more information or to register for this event: Event Registration Registration Opens December 2, 2019!
Contact: Beth Gambel, Extension Agent
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.
Date: September 26, 2018
Location: LSU AgCenter Sweet Potato Research Station, Winnsboro, LA
Contact: Ashley Powell, Regional 4-H Coordinator
Date: November 29, 2018
Location: LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station, Crowley, LA
Contact: Lanette Hebert, Regional 4-H Coordinator