St. James Parish Extension
St. James Parish formed a part of "Comte' d'Acadie" or County of Acadia, composed of the old ecclesiastical parishes of St. James and "The Ascension", referred to as the First and Second Acadian Coasts. The land of the parish is chiefly alluvial with some wooded lowlands and coast marshes. Game and fish abound in the streams and swamplands of St. James Parish. Perique tobacco grows only in this parish, along the Mississippi River.

Agriculture & Natural Resources
Sugarcane, the most valuable row crop commodity for St. James Parish, is annually produced on over 29,000 acres in St. James. The 2010-2011 economic value of sugar-cane produced in St. James Parish to Louisiana’s economy was over $55 million, of which, $31 million was gross revenue for local producers and landlords . Education efforts are delivered through grower meetings, field days, and farm visits. Tomato production is a passion of many residents of the parish. The 2nd Annual Tomato Field Day was a huge success. Over 200 residents participated in field evaluation and taste testing of new tomato cultivars that are resistant to common diseases found in St. James Parish. 

Contact St. James Parish Extension

Kenneth Guidry
2430 Louisiana Avenue
Lutcher, Louisiana  70071
Phone: (225) 562-2320
Fax: (225) 562-2430


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Saint James Parish, Louisiana

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