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.
180 East Main St., 1st Floor
New Roads, LA 70760
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Co-curricular with school system (Ag Education). Jr. Leadership, Livestock and Shooting Sports Programs.
The 2019-2020 school enrichment focus for grades 4th-12th is “Agriculture Awareness” Youth will gain knowledge on where our food comes from, products, ingredients, farm to table, and produce and consumer experience. Aside from school enrichment youth are given the opportunity to participate in 4-H camp, Lost Camp, 4-H Day at the Capitol, 4-H Night with the Pelicans, 4-H Scholarships, Sugar/Pecan Cookery, Junior Leader Club, shooting sports, livestock, Pet Show, project books, clover buds, club meetings, sewing workshop, speech and demo workshop, 4-H University, school gardens, Chef Club and Achievement day.
Pointe Coupee is a major agricultural parish that produces corn, cotton, soybeans, sugarcane, rice, and wheat; all being grown on 165,000 acres. Pointe Coupee farmers rely on information from the LSU AgCenter to stay efficient and productive. Therefore, the parish hosts an annual Farm Forum with presentations from specialists and researchers who provide the most current research-based information available. Due to this specialized training, farmers have been able to reduce input costs while having a smaller impact on the environment making them better stewards of the land.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health, Pointe Coupee Parish has an obesity prevalence of 33.4%. The programs offered through the LSU AgCenter focus on teaching people in the community about healthy eating, the importance of physical activity, and how to create healthy habits. Our Smart Portions Program is an eight-week lifestyle weight control program that teaches healthy eating using Choose MyPlate food groups and proper portions sizes. Dining with Diabetes is a program that helps adults at risk or with Type 2 diabetes learn how to manage their condition through meal planning, label reading and portion control. Let’s Eat for the Health of It (Youth) Program teaches children how to create a healthy plate and focuses on cutting back on fats, added sugars and salt; eating the right number of calories for you; and being physically active your way.
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:
4-H Clubs, school enrichment, field days, publications, newsletters, social media, class series, website and workshops.
213 volunteers from 4-H, Master Gardeners, nutrition, Master Horsemen, Master Cattleman, and Master Farmer.
LSU AgCenter County Agents provide research-based information on plant, aquaculture, wildlife and animal enterprises to Pointe Coupee Parish residents. The 2018 total dollar amount from these commodities were:
Land area — 557.35 square miles; Population —22,268; Population under 18 years old — 22.5%; Population 65 years old and over — 19.5%; Median household income — $44,275; Persons below poverty — 18.9%
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: