AgMagic at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport provides 50,000 visitors each year with hands-on agriculture experiences through a variety of interactive displays tailored to meet the needs of students in grades three through six.
Third graders in central Louisiana had the chance to attend the inaugural AgMagic Cenla event at the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center in Alexandria. Participants engaged in hands-on learning experiences that focused on horticulture, forestry, livestock, 4-H and healthy living.
For three decades the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council has hosted an annual Ag Expo, a family friendly event that attracts more than 9,000 visitors from the region annually. A 4-H Kids’ Zone provides hands-on activities related to agriculture, nutrition and fitness, and Ag Alley promotes learning experiences for first and fourth graders.
At Ag Adventures in Delhi, more than 800 second and third graders were introduced to agricultural concepts that expanded their understanding of the contributions of agriculture to both their well-being and the economy of the region. The alleys featured horticulture, cotton, farm animals and kitchen food safety.
Agricultural Career Awareness events at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station in Crowley and the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel helped high school students explore diverse agricultural career opportunities, such as engineering, environmental and coastal education, extension and renewable natural resources.
Kindergarten through fourth grade students are the primary audience for agricultural awareness events held in the Southeast region and at AgMagic on the LSU campus. Lesson plans and coloring books are provided to school groups to extend the learning experience.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture