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.
LaSalle Parish Extension Office
P.O. Box 101 Jena, LA 71342
Location: 1050 Courthouse Street
Room 1-LaSalle Courthouse
Phone: 318-992-2205 Fax: 318-992-7338
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Find us on Facebook at LaSalle Parish 4-H
Parish Chair, 4-H Agent
In LaSalle Parish, 4-H is a vital part of the educational process with active clubs in all parish public and private schools, reaching on average, 400 youth in third through twelfth grades. The parish is concentrating on initiatives that include Workforce Preparation, Character Education, Leadership, and Community Service-Learning.
The LaSalle Parish Junior Leadership Club is a priority for the parish. The club offers youth in Jr. and Sr. High the opportunity for greater participation in the 4-H program.
The LaSalle Parish 4-H Outdoor Skills - Shooting Sports Club is an educational program conducted by the LSU AgCenter volunteer instructors and parents of 82 youth that participate. The Shooting Sports Program's objectives are to teach youth about firearms, firearm and hunting safety, marksmanship, hunting ethics and responsibility and other outdoor related skills. LaSalle parish currently has 12 -Level 1 Instructors that foster a caring positive experience with firearms for the youth in a safe environment, which will be a continuation of a lifetime of enjoyment.
LaSalle Parish has a varied group of agriculture producers. These include those with small acreages of row crops, part-time beef producers and home gardeners. Safe and proper uses of pesticides and fertilizers as well as general horticulture (gardens, ornamentals, and turf) are of great interest to all. To help producers and public alike, the LSU AgCenter presents the latest researched-based recommendations through home visits, publication correspondence, mass media, and social media.
In 2021, The Master Gardener program had its eleventh class online with five students from four different parishes. MGs also provided leadership at its Virtual Spring Garden Forum attended by 24 gardeners and homeowners from across Louisiana.
SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) The program is designed to assist SNAP eligible recipients to make wise food choices that are healthy, safe and within a limited budget. Through SNAP-ED education, participants learn how to prepare nutritious, affordable meals the whole family can enjoy. The program also helps families select and prepare meals consistent with their cultural traditions, while improving their overall health. Participants in SNAP-Ed learn valuable information through food taste-testing, parenting/childcare education SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) As a result, many residents of LaSalle Parish have reported an improvement in their quality of life.
All SNAP-ED programs follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA MyPlate.
Includes 4-H Members in 15 school 4-H Clubs & Program Enrichment
Includes 4-H, Ag & Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences
School 4-H Clubs, Community 4-H Clubs, Project Clubs, Special Interest Clubs, School Enrichment, Field days, Workshops, Publications, Newsletters, School Enrichment, Local Newspaper, Website, and Social Media.
345 Adult and Youth Volunteers
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to LaSalle Parish clientele.
The 2019 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
Plant enterprises: $41,196,018 Animal enterprises: $1,972,908
Aquaculture and wildlife: $4,885,845
According to data collected from the 2021 US Census
LaSalle Parish has a population of 14,834
Persons under 18 years old – 22.7% Persons 65 years old and over -17.2%
Land area (square miles) – 624.68 Median household income - $51,141 Persons in poverty – 17.3%
You are the local supporters and beneficiaries of the LSU AgCenter extension programs. Your support keeps these programs in your communities.
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For the latest research-based information on just about anything, visit our website: LSUAgCenter.com