The LSU AgCenter is dedicated to providing innovative research, information and education to improve people’s lives. Working in a unique statewide network of parish extension offices, research stations and academic departments, the LSU AgCenter helps Louisiana citizens make the best use of natural resources, protect the environment, enhance agricultural enterprises and develop human and community resources.
In order to reverse the obesity epidemic, parental and community involvement is critical. Parents are important partners in promoting healthy active living in children. Research shows that children whose parents make healthy food choices and are active are more likely to eat healthy and be active too. Using a format that includes interactive activities to reinforce the educational message will serve to enhance learning and promote behavior change. Through various programming (MyPlate, Let’s Eat for the Health of It, Serving Up MyPlate) and social marketing campaigns (Healthy Meals Begin at Home, Active Life, Active Living, Breakfast: A Great Start to Your Day).
The current educational focus for Beauregard 4-H program was determined to be related to critical thinking and Life Skills. Currently the educational programs of “Life Smarts” is presented to 4-H Youth during 4-H Club educational programs. Educational topics cover, Individuality, Decision Making, Self-Esteem, Diversity, Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Work Ethic/Responsibility and Risky Behavior. These topics are a continuation of the previous Be-Safe programming from Previous year. We are also educating 3rd grade Clover Bud members in Social/Emotional Development lessons related to Celebrating Individuality, Dealing with Disappointment, Disability Awareness, Diversity Awareness, Making Decisions and Manners Matter.
Beauregard Parish was once covered with longleaf forests when settlers arrived. Longleaf pine is becoming more important in the natural landscape because state and federal agencies are enabling landowners to plant this species. One of the limiting circumstances is the lack of knowledge, skills and abilities of landowners to use prescribed fire safely and effectively. The AgCenter was a partner in a”Learn & Burn” event to increase the awareness of landowners about the importance of fire ecology in longleaf pine stands.
PO Box 609, 203 W. 3RD St.
DeRidder, LA 70634
Office Hours: 8:00a.m.:30- p.m.
Keith Hawkins, Parish Chair
Mike LaVergne, 4-H County Agent
Aneisha Andrus, Assistant Extension Agent/SNAP ED
Lisa Johnson, Administrative Coordinator
FNP -Family Nutrition Program
Nutrition and Health
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Terrebonne Parish clientele. The 2008 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
You are the local supporters and beneficiaries in the LSU AgCenter extension programs. Just 20% support keeps these programs in your community. Your parish extension office offers programs in:
LSU AgCenter State Appropriated
Funds for FY 2019-2020: