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In Major Step to Implement American Rescue Plan, USDA Announces Membership of Newly Formed Equity Commission
February 15, 2022
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Thursday the members of the newly established Equity Commission and its Subcommittee on Agriculture. The Commission will hold its first public meeting on February 28, 2022. As authorized and funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, the launch of the independent Commission delivers on President Biden’s commitment to create an independent Equity Commission and provide it with the necessary resources to support its mission to address historical discrimination at USDA. The launch of the Commission follows the one-year anniversary of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.
USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Dr. Jewel Bronaugh visits the SU Ag Center
February 11, 2022
Dr. Jewel Bronaugh, USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture visited with students and the administration of the Southern University Ag Center and the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences (CAFCS) on February 10, 2022.
The next generation of Black agriculturalists: Inspired by history to achieve excellence
February 10, 2022
To quote activist and one of the previous first ladies of the United States, Michelle Obama, “History has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
Green Enterprise 'College to Career' cannabis industry initiative to launch at Southern campuses
February 09, 2022
Series of on-campus events on Feb. 18-19 to focus on career paths, agriculture, social issues, and more.
AMTX Major Wins 2nd Place during the PAWC Student Oral Competition
February 03, 2022
Ashley M. Montgomery, a senior majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Textiles (AMTX) won 2nd place and a cash prize of $200.00 in the undergraduate students' oral competition during the 79th Annual Professional Agricultural Workers Conference (PAWC).
Center of Excellence Health Seminar Series
February 01, 2022
Join us for a community discussion on the impact on diet related disparities, and intervention programs taking place at 1890s Institutions
The SU Ag Center and the College of Ag and Law Center receive $300,000 from the Propel Center
January 26, 2022
The grant will upgrade the Quilt Laboratory in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Apparel Merchandising and Textiles program by integrating state-of-the-art technologies for quilting to improve the design of quilt patterns through the use of Apple’s hardware toolkit.
Free Community COVID-19 Testing & Vaccinations
January 19, 2022
The Southern University Horace W. Moody Intramural Sports Complex (on-campus) offers free community COVID-19 vaccinations Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Southern University receives coveted R2 ‘high research’ Carnegie designation
January 13, 2022
Southern University and A&M College has been designated as a Carnegie R2 institution with "high research activity,” the second-highest classification for American research universities. Southern is one of two Historically Black Colleges and Universities to newly receive the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education designation.
SU Ag Center, College receives $50K from McBride Sisters Collection wines
January 11, 2022
BATON ROUGE, La – The McBride Sisters Collection, $50,000 fund to Southern University Agricultural Research (SU Ag) and Extension Center, and the College of Agricultural Family and Consumer Sciences will go towards professional career advancement.

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