Parish Ag Center and 4-H Asks For An Increase

This year the LSU Ag Center and Red River 4-H programs received $7500 from the Police Jury.  On Wednesday the Parish Agent requested a $1,000 increase for the next year.

Randy Mallette went before the Police Jury on Wednesday to request the increase.  Mallette reported, “All things considered it was a pretty good year despite virus restrictions.”  He said, “4-H enrollment is down from last year due to COVID-19 but not as much as expected.”  There are currently 147 students enrolled in 4-H programs at the schools in the parish.

Included in the accomplishments of the program were five contestants from Red River placing top five in the state at 4-H University.  In addition, one student applied to a state board and was accepted.

Several years ago the Police Jury contributed $10,000 a year to the Ag Center and 4-H program.  This is in addition to furnishing office space for the programs.  Mallette said, “We would like to work back toward $10,000.  For next year we are asking $8,500.”

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