The Southern University Cooperative Extension Program is
the outreach arm of Southern University Ag Center. The Cooperative
Extension Program has a standing reputation of "Linking Citizens of
Louisiana with Opportunities for Success," and building lasting
partnerships and programs that help solve problems of the citizens of
Louisiana who have limited social and economic resources.
Our committed field agents provide leadership and
expertise in many areas and are dedicated to the Ag Center's main objective
of improving our citizen's access to positive opportunities through
outreach education. For example, small-scale farmers and ranchers are given
the opportunity to develop and maintain viable farming operations that are
in harmony with the environment. Leaders and residents are taught capacity
building skills to enhance the growth and development of business and
industrial sectors in order to improve the quality of life of citizens
throughout the state. Additionally, families are taught financial management
skills and health and nutrition facts that allow them to make wiser,
healthier food choices. The Cooperative Extension Program accomplishes its
objectives by conducting outreach and educational programs that positively
impact their targeted clientele.
- To strengthen the productivity, profitability and
competitiveness of Louisiana's agriculture, forestry, and fisheries while
enhancing the environment and wise use of the natural resources.
- To build leaders
and good citizens through youth development.
- To implement
nutrition, health, family, and community development programs to enhance the
quality of life of Louisiana's citizens.
The theme for one of the past National Extension Association
for Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) Annual Conference was
"Discovering the Gold." As I reflect on my days as a 4-Her in East
Feliciana Parish and compare it to my current position -- Vice Chancellor for
Extension, I realize there is still gold to be discovered in the Cooperative
Extension Program and more specifically at the Southern University Agricultural
Research and Extension Center.
Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension
Center (Southern University Ag Center) adapts to a rapidly changing society and
improves lives through an educational process that uses research-based
information to reach citizens of Louisiana.
We offer educational programs and
resources on agriculture and natural resources, economic and community
development, youth development, family and human development, diet, nutrition
and health education. Southern University Ag Center reaches people through
meetings, workshops, conferences, publications, electronic communication,
distance learning and mass media.
Thousands of Louisiana citizens are reached through the combined efforts of professionals,
paraprofessional and volunteers in designated parishes throughout the state.
The foundation of the Cooperative Extension Program is community-based and
family centered and provides a network of people working together to help other
Welcome to Southern
University Ag Center and may you "Discover the Gold" as many before
you already have, and may you continue to make discoveries as Southern
University Ag Center delivers the information and education you need -- where
you live and where you work.
| ||Dr. Gina E. Eubanks|
Vice Chancellor of Extension
P. O. Box 10010
SU Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70813