The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center held its annual Family and Youth Exposition from June 12-14. This year’s Expo themed "Full STEAM Ahead," Preparing Youth for the Pathway to Success, featured exhibits, entertainment, activities, fun and exciting workshops. Activities focused on STEAM: science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics.
SU Ag Center Youth Expo was featured by WBRZ Channel 2 on the June 13 nightly news. Third time attendee, Scott Galmon from St. Helena Central High School expressed his excitement about the Expo and his passion for mechanical engineering in the news interview.
Fifteen youth from St. Helena Parish attended and participated in STEAM. It was a great opportunity for the youth to network and enhance their knowledge about agriculture. The college atmosphere setting was exciting to them and they can include attending an 1862 or 1890 university in their long term goals. Damien Henry and Khia Williams assisted in holding the St. Helena Parish flag as I gave my greetings to my fellow colleagues.
Increasing the understanding of agriculture is essential to today’s students so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture