4-H staff work to bring new offerings to area

By Kylie Neel

The LSU Agricultural Center provides innovative research, information and education to improve people’s lives. The LSU Ag center also works in a statewide network of parish extension offices to help students, enhance agricultural skills, and develop human and community resources.

LSU Ag Center and LSU provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  The 4-H department features youth development events like volunteering, healthier parishes and communities within. 

The 4-H department has been identified by the youth as essential to their positive development. Through offering the 4-H club programming to over 17 parishe,s including Lincoln Parish, can provide a diverse membership to various races, cultural backgrounds and population demographics.

4-H agent Amanda Simmons has been working very hard at the largest youth development group. 

“The 4-H youth development group has been working hard on their 4-H babysitting workshop.” Simmons said. “We are providing an educational workshop for the youth. This is for students who want to learn how to become some great and prepared babysitters.” 

4-H alumni Nathanial Goldstein has been involved with 4-H since high school.

“The 4-H department has a number of events they put on,” Goldstein said. “Such as the one they are putting on for babysitting, they continue to put on great events.”

The 4H babysitting event will be July 21-22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The ages will be from 9 years old up to 15 years old and costs $60. For more information call the 4-H office at 318- 251-5134.

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