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Nine billion. This is the estimated global population by 2050. It represents the greatest challenge land-grant institutions will be called upon to address. It’s a challenge the LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture are ready to tackle.

Bill Richardson, LSU Vice President for Agriculture and Dean, LSU College of Agriculture


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We have a vision for tomorrow ... one that shows what fierce can do

In March of 2019, LSU launched the Fierce for the Future campaign that unites the LSU statewide campuses on raising philanthropic support to advance six pillars: arts and culture; the coast, energy and environment; research and economic development; health and wellbeing; education; and leadership.

Donors

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Team mentality leads to planned gift benefiting multiple LSU colleges, campusescampuses

Coaches always say teams — not individual players — win championships. Martin Haymon is taking that perennial advice to create what he calls a team approach with his donation to LSU.


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Taylor Foundation awards $1.4 million to AgCenter

The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to the LSU AgCenter to fund a four-year research project on reducing nutrient runoff from crop fields.


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Louisiana rice industry gives $1.5 million to fund LSU AgCenter research, research chair

The Louisiana Rice Research Board has given $1.5 million to fund an academic chair dedicated for rice research in the LSU AgCenter.


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Internship award follows long collaboration between Hardwick family, LSU AgCenter

Jay Hardwick is giving back to the system that helped him throughout his career by creating the Hardwick Family Internship Award, which will support students who work at any of the LSU AgCenter research stations in northeast Louisiana by helping them with their school expenses.


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Endowment created for sugar research internship

Savoie Industries LLC has created an endowment to support an LSU College of Agriculture intern at the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station. Mike Daigle, CEO of Savoie Industries, said his family wanted to support the future of the sugar industry.


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The Dauzats Give Back: "Without LSU and the College of Agriculture, I don't know where I would be."

Ruben and Laura Dauzat, both third-generation farmers and longtime supporters of the LSU College of Agriculture, they have endowed Laura and Ruben Dauzat Scholarship in Agriculture.


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Alumnus creates scholarship to honor late sister

J. Wheeler Parker III is honoring his late sister with a scholarship in the LSU College of Agriculture. The Kimberly Parker Wolverton Endowed Scholarship honors the memory of Wolverton, who died in a car wreck in May 1999 at the age of 34.


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Louisiana Sugar Refining LLC establishes scholarship

Gramercy-based Louisiana Sugar Refining LLC is establishing a scholarship in the LSU College of Agriculture to help educate the next wave of potential employees for LSR.


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A Warm Welcome

In the heart of Baton Rouge, right off the hustle and bustle of Interstate 10, sits the lush and peaceful Burden Museum and Gardens — a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city.


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A life on the force but memories of the forest

Sivicek graduated from the LSU College of Agriculture in 1969 with a degree in forestry. While his career went in a different direction, he still considers forestry his passion and is giving back to the school that he said gave him so much.


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Fierce makes history

On April 30, 2019, more than 2,700 alumni, fans, family members, students, faculty and staff participated in the first LSU Giving Day, which raised $845,000 for the university.


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New Orleans Saints, Pelicans fund 4-H camp scholarships

One child from each of Louisiana’s 64 parishes will get to go to 4H summer camp for free thanks to a new scholarship program funded by a $57,600 donation from the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans sports teams.

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Internships offer a peek at career possibilities

Undergraduate students from LSU, Baton Rouge Community College, Southern University and LSU Shreveport participate in the Project EXPLORE internships, which are funded through a grant with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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College of Agriculture Student Association names officers

The College of Agriculture Student Association strives to assist and connect College of Agriculture students and organizations and host personal, professional and academic development events.

Faculty

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LSU AgCenter recognizes outstanding faculty, staff at annual conference

In late 2018, Charles Hebert, 4-H youth development agent from Lafayette Parish, was named the winner of the Floyd S. Edmiston Award, a prestigious accolade for the extension specialist who has worked to improve extension services and benefit the people of Louisiana.


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Eubanks inducted into NIFA Hall of Fame

Gina E. Eubanks, associate vice president of the LSU AgCenter, was inducted into the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in the spring.


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Heather Kirk-Ballard helps Louisiana Get It Growing

“I’m excited about getting people interested in growing plants,” Kirk-Ballard said. “Plants are beneficial to our health and add value to our lives, work, environment and homes.”

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Spring Break ... In Their Own Words

Students visit overseas locations for fun and learning. Slovakia, Costa Rica and Cuba were on the list.


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Strong ties connect AgCenter, Honduran school

The LSU AgCenter and the Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture in Honduras have had a strong history and partnership since the 1980s. Since 2005, the AgCenter has hosted more than 100 Zamorano students for internships and many have returned to LSU to pursue graduate studies.


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Coffee fuels Rivera's success

Born and raised in an agricultural environment, Jorge Raul Rivera knew early on that his passion was agriculture. A native of El Salvador, Rivera used his experiences and knowledge gained at Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture in Honduras and LSU to expand his father’s small-town job into an internationally recognized coffee brand.

Alumni

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Alumni Profiles

LSU College of Agriculture Outstanding Alumni include Luke Laborde, Julie Richard, and Alvis and Matthew Braud.


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Suzanne Perron St. Paul: A well-designed career

Suzanne Perron St. Paul designs once-in-a-lifetime couture gowns for celebrities, brides, debutantes and Mardi Gras royalty. The owner of an eponymous design studio in uptown New Orleans, she is also the designer behind the elegant yet spirited uniforms for the LSU Golden Girls.

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