Beauregard Parish Extension
Beauregard Parish is located in the upland section generally known as the "Highlands". The leading agricultural commodities according to income are forestry, beef, cattle, dairying, rice, soybeans, and commercial vegetables. Agri-businesses that contribute to the parish are: paper mill, sawmills, wood preserving company, feed, seed and fertilizer dealers, nurseries, and tractor and implement dealers.

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Beauregard Parish has ranked second in forestry receipts statewide in 2009, 2010 & 2011. The 2012 SW LA Forestry Forum educated forest landowners about the state of LA forestry, mineral & pipeline leasing, ecotourism, movie site registration, selling small timber tracts, and NRCS longleaf programs. Other forestry programs included: hunting lease tax workshop, family succession workshop, and prescribed burn workshop.

Master Gardeners started its second MG classes for nine recruits, and several of the Beauregard MG’ers became Advanced MG. These MG’er have started a demonstration garden at the Fairgrounds and had tours during the Parish Fair. Extra vegetables went to the Council of Aging. Our MG’ers are assisting with the 2011 State MG Meeting in Lake Charles. One MG’ers lead a workshop about ornamental eucalyptus in Merryville. Another MG’er has instructed both children and adults about insects at several events.

The SW LA Beekeepers Association celebrated its first anniversary in FY 2012, and at least six attendees have started their first hives. This Association contin-ues to have meetings and workshops to help novice beekeepers in starting, splitting, inspecting hives. Out-side speakers have discussed hive pests and income taxes. The Board continues to make recommendations on programs to promote local beekeeping. 

Contact Beauregard Parish Extension

Robert Turley
203 West 3rd Street
PO BOX 609
Deridder, Louisiana  70634-0609
Phone: 337/463-7006
Fax: 337/463-7007


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