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Intro to Soil Science

silver cloverThis Service-Learning course is of the Master Volunteer Program Silver Level. Topics covered include: definition of service-learning, understanding the various components of the service-learning cycle, and explaining the benefits of service-learning .

Bronze LevelThis Developmental Stages course is part of the Master Volunteer Program Bronze Level. Topics covered include: Essential Elements of Youth Development and Developmental Stages.

Bronze cloverThis Essential Elements of Youth Development course is part of the Master Volunteer Program Bronze Level.

Gold Level MVP CourseThis Leadership Basics course is part of the Master Volunteer Program Gold Level.  This training is a series of four modules. Topics covered include: defining leadership, understanding personal leadership style on teaching style, assessing characteristics of "good" leaders, and ethical decision making. 

Bronze LevelThis Fundamentals of 4-H course is an orientation and part of the Master Volunteer Program Bronze Level. Topics covered include: Brief History of 4-H, Connecting 4-H To Cooperative Extension/Land Grant University, 4-H Basics, Organizational Structure, Experiential Learning Model and Policy/Building Relationships.

This Louisiana 4-H Going Camping course provides volunteers with training in a wide range of topics that can be helpful in any camp situation.

For information contact Janet Fox, Volunteer and Leadership Specialist - LSU AgCenter, at

This course is a part of the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Achievement in Continuing Education (ACE) program designed to assist volunteers in the development of specialized skills as 4-H volunteers by participating in quality training experiences, processing learning experiences, conducting service activities/projects, and developing a Master Volunteer ACE portfolio.


Bronze LevelThis 4-H Risk Management course is part of the Master Volunteer Program Bronze Level. It is a self-directed course designed for Adult 4-H Volunteers who want to learn more about Risk Management. It is a mandatory training to become a Louisiana 4-H Overnight Chaperone.

Bronze cloverThis Volunteer Recruitment Basics course is part of the Master Volunteer Program Bronze Level. It counts as an elective. 

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify four types of volunteer recruitment methods
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages of each of the four volunteer recruitment methods
    Contact Information: Janet Fox, Ph.D.

    Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
    • Define recognition
    • Identify the components of the 4-H Youth Development Recognition Model
    • Identify the seven principles of recognition
    • Explain the difference between formal and informal recognition
      Contact Information:
      Janet Fox, Ph.D. - jfox@agcenter.lsu.edu3
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      The Louisiana 4-H Youth Energy Program is a Self-directed course for Teachers in the LA 4-H youth Energy Program who will learn Energy Concepts and Sources that can be taught to youth. Contact Todd Tarifa, Louisiana 4-H Youth Development - LSU AgCenter at
      Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
      • Identify management strategies to promote work and life balance
      • Identify psychological strategies to promote work and life balance
      • Apply the strategies to promote work and life balance
      • Evaluate the current work and life situation
      Contact Information:
      Janet Fox, Ph.D. -
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      Louisiana 4-H Camp Counselor Training is a self-directed course designed for Teen Counselors that attend overnight camps based in Louisiana. The LSU AgCenter 4-H program takes seriously its responsibility of providing a safe, positive environment for youth. Teen leaders play a critical role in supporting educational experiences that develop life skills and character traits. They serve as positive role models and provided invaluable assistance to youth and adults in planning, implementing and evaluation educational experience. This training will consist of multiple lessons that will aid counselors in creating a safe and educational environment at all of our camping opportunities. For more information contact Todd Tarifa, LSU Ag Center at

      This course is designed to teach 4-H faculty how to design and conduct an evaluation of a newly developed or modified 4-H curriculum.

      In this 3-module asynchronous training course conducted over a 6-week period, students will learn the basics of program evaluation as it relates to Extension work. Specifically, students will learn strategies and techniques for conducting both formative and summative evaluations and methods of reporting evaluation results to stakeholders. Each module will consist of educational resources for review, small group assignments, individual reflections and a quiz. The training course will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis with Pass indicating mastery and Fail indicating non-mastery. In order for this training to count as a substitute for the 2nd required extension course (HRE 7622) for the Promotion and Tenure process, a student must receive a Passing grade. 

      Course information for the NWLA Master Gardener Course.  This 10 week basic horticulture course is intended to train volunteers to participate in the LSU AgCenter Master Gardener Program.  The course will cover Botany, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Soils, Ornamentals, Vegetables, Weed Control, Lawn Maintenance and Volunteer Service.  This course page is set up to allow class members to review notes, videos of lectures and labs as available, as well as provide additional resources for further study.   

      RCR course offers the core requirements governing the responsible conduct of research including mentoring, authorship, peer review, collaborative research, conflicts of interest, data management, research misconduct, and research with human and animal subjects.

      This program is designed to educate goat producers on the principles and best management practices necessary for managing their operations in an economical and sustainable manner.

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