Station renamed for H. Rouse Caffey

Frances Gould  |  5/31/2016 2:48:32 PM

Louisiana’s rice research facility has been renamed the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to honor the late agricultural leader.

The LSU Board of Supervisors approved the name change in October, and a dedication ceremony was held Nov. 4.

Farmer Jackie Loewer, also chairman of the Louisiana Rice Research Board, said without the station, the rice industry would not exist in Louisiana today. “Without Rouse Caffey, it wouldn’t be the station it is today.”

Caffey was station director from 1962 until 1970 and he was the LSU AgCenter Chancellor from 1984 until he retired in 1997. He died in 2012.

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