SU College of Agriculture set to celebrate Ag Week March 21-26

Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS) will celebrate Ag Week on the Southern University campus March 21 – 26, 2022.

 

“During our Agriculture week, our goal is to increase knowledge; on career opportunities in the agriculture, food, fiber, and renewable resource industries; how food, fiber and renewable resource products are produced; the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products,” said Dr. Renita Marshall, Vice Chancellor for Academics and Student Support and Associate Dean of the CAFCS. “Agriculture is a topic that is too important to be taught only to the small percentage of students considering careers in agriculture and pursuing vocational agricultural studies. Therefore we will celebrate the entire week and engage all students on the Southern University and Southern Lab campuses,” she added.

 

The week themed, “Growing A Climate for Tomorrow,” will consist of the following events:

 

  • March 21 - Ag Day on the Southern University campus
  • March 23 - Tastemakers Ag Entrepreneurship Panel will be held in Pinkie Thrift Hall, room 110 at 2 p.m. Representatives for the McBride Sisters Wine Collection as well as other entrepreneurs in the wine industry will speak to Southern University students about the industry. This event is only open to Southern University students.
  • March 24 – Alumni Virtual Speaker Day at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Allison Thomas with the USDA Foreign Ag Service. The meeting can be joined via Zoom with the meeting ID 958 2327 9375
  • March 26 – SU Ag Takeover during the Redz River Run at the Southern University Lab School beginning at 8 a.m.
  • April 14 - Ag Takeover Day at the Southern University Lab School (This event was originally scheduled for March 22 but was rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather.)

 

“March 22nd marks National Agriculture Day, a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture,” said Dr. Marshall. “As leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities The College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences here at Southern University are dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture's vital role in our society,” she concluded.

 

For additional information on the SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences’ Ag Week, email renita_marshall@suagcenter.com.

 

 

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