Tangipahoa Parish Extension
Tangipahoa Parish, located near the center of the Florida Parishes, is a  composite of the habitats typical of the lower areas east of the Mississippi River. The name, Tangipahoa, means "ear of corn" or "those who gather corn" which referred to the subtribe of the Eclipse. These Native Americans inhabited the area when  Bienville and Iberville arrived to colonize Louisiana. Since Tangipahoa Parish's founding, the population has steadily increased.

Agriculture and Natural Resources

In Tangipahoa Parish, the Louisiana Master Gardener (LMG) works closely with the LSU AgCenter personnel. The program allows Extension to extend education to an ever-increasing consumer horticulture/gardening audience that meets the public demand for research-based information. The increased need for consumer horticulture information and improved public access to the LSU AgCenter has proven that highly trained LMG’s are recognized in their community as a primary resource for unbiased information. Tangipahoa Master Gardeners are important social capitol – a necessary and vital part of strong communities. Tangipahoa LMG provide knowledge and skills to people so they can become healthier through increased exercise from gardening and better diets from eating more fruits and vegetables they are growing. Tangipahoa LMG educates homeowners in sustainable yard care practices thus reducing yard waste in landfills.

Contact Tangipahoa Parish Extension

Contact Tangipahoa Parish Extension

Sandra Benjamin
County Agent
305 E OAK ST
PO BOX 848
AMITE, Louisiana  70422-0848
Phone: 985/748-9381
Fax: 985/748-3787


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana