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Program A: Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

Program Authorization: Constitution of 1974, Article 8, Section 7; R.S. 17:1421-1974; Act 313 of 1975; Act 83 of 1977; Act 52 of 1978; Act 971 of 1985; Hatch Act, as amended 1887; Smith-Lever Act 1914; McIntire-Stennis Act, as amended 1962; National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Role, Scope, and Mission Statement: The overall mission of the LSU Agricultural Center is to enhance the quality of life for people though research and educational programs that develop the best use of natural resources, conserve and protect the environment, enhance development of existing and new agricultural and related enterprises, develop human and community resources, and fulfill the acts of authorization and mandates of state and federal legislative bodies.

The goals of the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center are:

1. To strengthen the productivity, profitability and competitiveness of Louisiana’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries while enhancing the environment and wise use of natural resources.

2. To build leaders and good citizens through 4-H youth development.

3. To implement nutrition, health, family, and community development programs to enhance the quality of life of Louisiana citizens.

OBJECTIVES AND PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Unless otherwise indicated, all objectives are to be accomplished during or by the end of FY 1999-2000. Performance indicators are made up of two parts: name and value. The indicator name describes what is being measured. The indicator value is the numeric value or level achieved within a given measurement period. For budgeting purposes, performance indicator values are shown for the prior fiscal year, the current fiscal year, and alternative funding scenarios (continuation budget level and Executive Budget recommendation level) for the ensuing fiscal year (the fiscal year of the budget document).

 

 

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR THE PROGRAM

SOURCE OF FUNDING

The sources of funding for this program are the General Fund, Fees, Self-generated Revenues, Statutory Dedications, and Federal Funds. Fees and Self-generated Revenues are from: (1) sales and services of educational activities; and (2) other revenues. Statutory Dedications are from the Higher Education Initiatives Fund: Higher Education Library and Scientific Acquisitions Account, as per R.S. 17.3129.6 (FY 1997-1998 only). Federal Funds are from: various grants, including funding for (1) regional cooperative research endeavors, (2) agricultural research under the Hatch Act, (3) forestry research under the McIntyre-Stennis Act, (4) animal health and disease research, (5) recovery of staff benefits from the Federal Civil Service Retirement System, (6) pesticide applicator training from the Environmental Protection Agency, (7) renewable resources, and (8) several sections of the Smith-Lever Act for various Cooperative Extension initiatives such as nutrition, farm safety, pest management, water quality and pesticide impact assessments. [(Per R.S. 39:32B.(8), see table below for a listing of expenditures out of each Statutory Dedicated fund.)]

 

ANALYSIS OF RECOMMENDATION

GENERAL FUND

TOTAL

T.O.

DESCRIPTION

 

 

 

 

 

$60,370,063

$76,556,305

0

 

ACT 19 FISCAL YEAR 1998-1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA-7 TRANSACTIONS:

$0

$0

0

 

None

 

 

 

 

 

$60,370,063

$76,556,305

0

 

EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET – November 20, 1998

 

 

 

 

 

$276,516

$276,516

0

 

Annualization of FY 1998 -1999 Classified State Employees Merit Increase

$318,768

$318,768

0

 

Classified State Employees Merit Increases for FY 1999-2000

($338,040)

($338,040)

0

 

Risk Management Adjustment

$0

$357,841

0

 

Acquisitions and Major Repairs

$0

($357,841)

0

 

Nonrecurring Acquisitions and Major Repairs

($595,284)

($595,284)

0

Attrition Adjustment

$1,309,665

$1,309,665

0

 

Other Adjustments – Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents

 

 

 

 

 

$61,341,688

$77,527,930

0

 

TOTAL RECOMMENDED

 

 

 

 

 

$971,625

$971,625

0

 

DIFFERENCE (TOTAL RECOMMENDED AND EXISTING OPERATING BUDGET)

The total means of financing for this program is recommended at 101.3% of the existing operating budget. It represents 95.8% of the total request ($80,905,899) for this program. The major changes in the existing operating budget are due to the Enhancement Pool Distribution from the Board of Regents ($1,309,665) and the statewide adjustments cited above.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Professional Services for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

OTHER CHARGES

This program does not have a specific allocation for Other Charges for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.

ACQUISITIONS AND MAJOR REPAIRS

This program does not have a specific allocation for Acquisitions and Major Repairs for Fiscal Year 1999-2000.


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