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.
Science and the careers that come from it have been the focus of this year’s club program.The educational programs presented each month to club members in our school clubs concentrated on a different kind of science each month such as chemistry, engineering, physics, and aerospace and then focused on different jobs and careers that stem from each of them.Club members learned about roller coaster engineering, chemical reactions in everything from baking to fuel production, and that the gummy bears they eat come from cows and pigs bones.Clover Buds are our third grade science students who receive lessons on completing a task related to their state testing.Each month every third grader is challenged to use text features to crack to code and solve each problem presented through resources in a task.With the environmental focus of these tasks we hope to be a curriculum partner that helps each student to raise test scores.
“4-H Makes the Best Better” is the motto that drives our members to accept the responsibility to make a difference in the community.Each of the 21 traditional school clubs and several project clubs, with 26 local club leaders and over 100 youth volunteers, are participating in service all over the parish.They have volunteered with the elderly, the state park, veterans, city wide clean up, cancer patients, and many needy in the parish and region.4-H Members from nearly every school held holiday food drives and collected over 2 tons of food that was donated to food banks in Mamou, Pine Prairie, Basile, and Ville Platte and directly help those in our own communities.Our many youth and adult volunteers support our 4-H program on a parish, regional, and state level in the areas of service learning, community service, and school enrichment programs.
By attending AgCenter production meetings, field days and clinics, Evangeline crop and livestock producers gain knowledge and understanding of recommended varieties, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. These producers learned the most efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly methods, materials and application procedures called Best Management Practices. By utilizing these practices, productivity and efficiency are increased and negative environmental impacts are decreased.
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LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aqua-culture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Evangeline Parish clientele. The 2017 total dollar amount from these commodities were: (Data collected from the Louisiana Ag Summary: Website - LSUAgCenter.com/agsummary
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: