SU College of Ag is accepting applications for its Virtual Summer BAYOU Program

Baton Rouge, La. – Southern University’s College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences is currently accepting applications for its summer Beginning Agricultural Youth Opportunities Unlimited (BAYOU) Program.


The two-week program will be held virtually June 5 – 17, 2022 and will provide high schoolers and incoming college freshmen with an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about career opportunities in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, and related disciplines.


To qualify, students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and have completed 9th grade. Graduating high school seniors must have either an ACT (SAT equivalent) composite score of 20 or above, or a 2.5 or greater GPA, or rank in the top 50% of their high school graduation class and require no more than one remedial course. 


For additional information or to obtain an application visit The application deadline is May 1, 2022.


Questions and concerns about the BAYOU Program can be directed to Dr. Harold Mellieon at



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