The LSU AgCenter is dedicated to providing innovative research, information and education to improve people’s lives. Working in a 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.
Individuals and families today deal with multiple issues in raising children, eating right and spending smart in order to live well. Nutrition programs taught are designed to help clientele increase their nutrition knowledge which in turn helps them live a healthier lifestyle. Youth participating in AgCenter nutrition programs learn the importance of making healthier choices and the harmful effects of eating food high in calories, fat, and sugar over an extended period of time. WIC clients learn how to stretch their food dollars by participating in food demonstrations using ingredients that can be purchased with their WIC vouchers.
Youth enrolled in 4-H, grades 4-12, meet monthly and have the opportunity to learn and practice parliamentary procedure, gain information about club contests, events and camps and learn from demonstrations presented by their peers and 4-H staff. Club meeting programs include leadership, safety, work force preparation, fitness and health, gardening, and agriculture. Junior Leader Club members learn skills by becoming more engaged in 4-H and their community through community service and service-learning experiences. Shooting Sports members engage in activities that develop self-discipline and promote the highest standards of safety, sportsmanship, and ethical behavior.
Caldwell Parish is a rural parish that has row crops and timber for the bulk of its income with many producers also raising cattle to subsidize their income. The LSU AgCenter provides producers with research-based information gathered from variety test plots planted in the parish to prepare them for the growing season. Producers learn about pasture management and pesticides which enables better care of their pastures producing higher quality hay and animals for the marketplace. Producers are growing more corn and soybeans in the parish due to the rising cost associated with growing cotton.
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, fisheries and wildlife, and animal enterprises to Caldwell Parish residents. The 2020 total dollar amount from these commodities were: Animal Enterprises $4,603,919, Fisheries and Wildlife $3,598,563, Plant Enterprises $24,377,716.
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Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation, please contact us at 318-649-2663. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.