Summary 2019 — Louisiana
1. Louisiana Agriculture Production Map - All new, completely updated with an on-line feature added. https://aitcla.org/commodity-map 2. Commodity Information - Commodity information pages for the website to accompany the map on the top 18 commodities grown in the state
Major Program Impacts or Outcomes
335 educators were trained at AITC workshops this year; these teachers have a direct impact on over 20,000 students 62% of teachers trained were new comers to the program; 18% were pre-service teachers 98 % of teacher attending a workshop in 2018 ranked the workshop as extremely beneficial and said they would use at least one lesson from the workshop in their classes.
Lynda Danos has been the Ag in the Classroom State Coordinator for Louisiana Farm Bureau for 21 years. Prior to joining the LFBF staff, Lynda taught high school physical science and biology. A native of Thibodaux, Louisiana, Lynda holds a B.S. in science education from Nicholls State University. She is also a graduate of the LSU AgCenter Agricultural Leadership Development Program. Lynda has been active on the National level with the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, where she has served as the Southern Region Representative and hosted the National Conference. She also serves as one of the LSU AgCenter delegates to the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching (CARET). Lynda is married to Willie Danos. They reside is Iowa, Louisiana, where they farm 2,500 acres of grain, crawfish and beef cattle.