Southern University Research & Teaching Faculty Awarded $150,000 from the USDA-NRCS
Baton Rouge, LA – Southern University Research professors (left to right) Dr. Lashunda Hodges, Dr. Jacqueline McComb, and Dr. Crystal Vance have been awarded $150,000 from the USDA-NRCS, a cooperative agreement to assess the soil health status of urban soils affected by flooding near the Southern University Baton Rouge Campus to support climate-smart agriculture and soil health initiatives. The agreement will integrate Climate-Smart Agriculture technologies and techniques for the management of dynamic soil properties of urban soils at the Southern University Campus and Southern University Ag Research Farm that were impacted by the 2016 Mississippi River Flood. This grant will also prepare Southern University Agriculture students to become the next generation of soil scientists seeking careers with the USDA-NRCS.