Tuesday, April 21

SU Ag Center Participates in LSU AgMagic Event

Children interact with Christie Monroe at rabbit display booth

Visitors play nutrition game with Jasmine Gibbs, left, and Lisa Weber, right

Frankie Poland tells children about the harmful effects of tobacco use 
Baton Rouge, LA - The Southern University Ag Center is partnering with the LSU AgCenter to present AgMagic, an interactive event that teaches children about Louisiana’s agriculture through fun exhibits and activities, and its importance to their lives. The event is going on during the week of April 20-26 in the Parker Coliseum – Highland Road near the south gates of LSU- on the LSU campus, and is free and open to the public.

As part of the partnership, the SU Ag Center is providing a rabbit display, a nutrition game, and a tobacco cessation exhibit. The Center also provides SU J.A.G.I.E activity books and tote bags for the teachers’ packets. On Tuesday, April 21, the rabbit display was manned by Christie Monroe, Livestock Program Director; the nutrition game by Lisa Weber, Nutrition Education, St. James and Ascension Parishes, and Jasmine Gibbs, Nutrition Educator, Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes; and the tobacco cessation exhibit by Frankie Poland, Regional Coordinator, Communities of Color Network in East Baton Rouge.

During the event, visitors get a chance to look inside the brain, make animal tracks, watch eggs hatch and plants grow, learn where food comes from, walk through the forest, and learn about 4-H, bugs and see alligators.

The LSU AgCenter has hosted AgMagic since 2004. For additional information, visitwww.LSUAgCenter.com/AgMagic.


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