SU College of Ag Student L'Asia George and SU Ag Center Farmer Nicholas Victorian are featured in a short film by the Chronicle of Higher Education

Baton Rouge, LA -“My world opened up through research with agriculture, and it brought me back here. And I was able just to see the science and the beauty of how the soil works, how the Earth works, and to learn how to take care of it,” said L’ Asia George, a former Southern University student.

George recently completed the Dietetic Internship Program in the Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences, and is featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s short film, "The Science and the Beauty: A Farm-to-Table Story."

The film is a part of the Chronicle’s Different Voices of Student Success project, which is a yearlong visual series that highlights the challenges facing first-generation students and others.

“My grandfather, Huey George, is the one that truly inspired me,” said L’Asia, who was raised in a family of farmers. “I didn’t see myself actually making it (agriculture) out of a career,” she added.

L'Asia is currently preparing for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Exam and plans to become a registered dietitian. Her goal is to incorporate what she has learned in agriculture to help her patients have healthier lives.

The film also features New Roads farmer Nicholas Victorian, who completed session 3 of the Southern University Ag Center’s Sustainable Urban Agricultural Certification Program. Victorian operates 4Vics Farms LLC.

The Chronicle of Higher Education leads the nation in higher education journalism with dedicated coverage of colleges and universities. This privately owned, independent news and information organization was founded in 1966. It currently publishes The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Arts & Letters Daily, and The Chronicle Review.

The film is available to be viewed at,


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