SU Ag Center receives $235, 000 for programming and research projects

Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the College of Agricultural, Human and Environmental Sciences received $235,000 during a special presentation on November 24, 2023 at the Southern University Board of Supervisors annual meeting in New Orleans.


The Ag Center and the College of Ag received $35,000 from the Mosaic Company to support 1890 programming for initiatives such as the annual Agricultural Career Expo and Vino on the Bluff. This support will assist the Ag Center and the College of Ag in furthering our mission of research, education, and outreach in the fields of agriculture, human sciences, and environmental sciences.


“From mine-to-market, the Mosaic Company has partnered with the land-grant campus to deliver scientific solutions for problems like food insecurity and the negative effects of the mining, potash, and phosphate fertilizer,” said Robert Easly, Director of Advancement at the SU Ag Center. “The Mosaic Company's commitment to our programs and initiatives is truly appreciated, and we look forward to a continued partnership in advancing our shared goals. Together, we are working to help the world grow the food it needs. Thank you for your support and we look forward to a fruitful partnership into the Spring and Summer semesters,” added Easly.


The Center and the College also received $200,000 from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation to support three faculty research projects focused on high-science based agriculture research at the SU Ag Center.


The impact of this funding has played a pivotal role in advancing crucial scientific inquiry and innovation within the field of agriculture. This funding also aids the Ag Center in growing its private funding portfolio.


Mosaic is the world’s leading integrated producer of phosphate and potash and employs more than 13,000 people in six countries to serve farmers throughout the world.


The Louisiana-based Brown Foundation is dedicated to relieving human suffering, the betterment of communities, and supporting educational initiatives.


For information on ways to support the work of the Southern University Ag Center and the College of Ag, contact Robert Easly at


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