The LSU AgCenter provides 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.
Flavors of Health is a community nutrition and health education program
in place to motivate and empower Louisianans to make healthy food and fitness
choices to live a healthful life. The
Flavors of Health Nutrition Agent will provide expertise on a variety of topics
that supports healthful eating patterns, including how to set realistic goals,
make small changes in daily behaviors, transform healthy behaviors into healthy
habits and select healthful foods
For the 2020-21 school year the 4th- 6th grade clubs focused on Nutrition and Health and the 7th-12th grade clubs focused on time management skills. Club meetings where in-person when allowed and conducted virtually.Youth participated in the Jr Leader and shooting sports after-school clubs.Youth participated in the NE Region Livestock show.
The Richland Parish agricultural economy in 2019 ranked twenty-first in Louisiana for gross farm value. Field corn and cotton are the major plant enterprises. Beef cattle is the major animal enterprise. Core block variety demonstrations with corn, cotton and soybean are conducted on producer’s farms to provide unbiased information on variety performance to help producers make variety selections for planting. Private pesticide applicator and Worker Protection Standard (WPS) trainings are offered to producers and agricultural workers covering how to work with pesticides safely and protect the environment. Programs are given to the Kiwanis Club and garden clubs. Through individual contact with agricultural producers and homeowners, crop, animal, and horticulture questions are answered, problems are identified, and management options are provided.
246 youth which includes 4-H members in 16 school clubs, Jr Leader and Shooting Sports after-school clubs. Numbers were down due to the COVID-19 pandemic where the 4-H agent was not able to have club meetings in all the schools. Several thousand youth were reached through social media.1,428 adults (Agriculture and Natural Resources)
4-H Clubs, school enrichment, field days, publications,
newsletters, class series, website, social media, email, workshops, on-farm
demonstrations, farm and home visits.
74 volunteers from 4-H and ANR (Advisory Leadership
Councils, 4-H school club leaders, after-school club leaders, ANR cooperators).
LSU AgCenter county agents provide research-based information on plant, animal, aquaculture, and wildlife enterprises to Richland Parish residents. The total dollar amount from these commodities were: Plant enterprises, $91,557,680; animal enterprises, $7,731,599; aquaculture and wildlife enterprises, $1,490,691.
Land area - 559.04 square miles; Population - 20,122; Population under 18 years old -23.22%; Population 65 years old and over - 18.1%; Median household income -$34,029; Persons below poverty - 25.1%
Conduct training for private pesticide applicators and agricultural workers.
You are the local supporters and beneficiaries of the LSU AgCenter extension programs. Your support keeps these programs in your communities.
Your parish extension office offers programs in:
LSU AgCenter State Appropriated Funds for FY 2021-2022: