Agribusiness Undergraduate Newsletter

Matt Fannin  |  3/29/2017 2:55:44 PM

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LSU Agribusiness Major Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 7

March 29, 2017


New in this Issue

  • New Fall Scheduling Notes
  • New Scholarships
  • New Internship Opportunities

Important Scheduling Notes

Fall 2017 Scheduling Has Begun

  • Many of you have already started scheduling courses for Fall Semester 2017. Let me provide you with a few of the highlights related to our undergraduate classroom course offerings this Fall.
    • AGEC 1003 (Required, Fall only)
    • AGEC 2003 (Required if Paired with ECON 2030, Fall and Spring)
    • AGEC 3003 (Required, Fall, TBA Spring)
    • AGEC 3413 (Required, Fall only)
    • AGEC 4403 (Required, Fall only)
    • AGEC 4603 (Required, Fall only)
    • AGEC 3303 (AGEC Elective, Fall Odd Year Only)
    • AGEC 4443 (AGEC Elective, Fall Even Year Only, taught out of sequence this Fall only)
  • AGEC 3003 is required as a pre-requisite for many of our AGEC 4000 level electives. If you plan to enroll in AGEC 3003 in Fall 2017, please make sure you have completed all the pre-requisites including MATH 1431 or 1550 (“C” or better), and the Sophomore Economics sequence (Either ECON 2000 and ECON 2010 or AGEC 2003 and ECON 2030. Both courses in your Sophomore sequence require a “C” or better). If you have not already met these requirements and need to enroll in AGEC 3003, please consider finding course options in the summer or intercession to meet these course requirements.

Majors with Concentration in Agribusiness Finance

  • If you are planning to graduate in December 2017, May 2018, or August 2018, you must have already completed or be enrolled in AGEC 3303 and AGEC 4443 in Fall 2017 to graduate with a concentration in Agribusiness Finance.
  • If you are planning to graduate in December 2018, May 2019, or August 2019, you must have already completed or be enrolled in AGEC 3303 in Fall 2017 if you desire to graduate with a concentration in Agribusiness Finance.

Required Advising for Fall 2017 Course Registration

  • As you may have already learned, all Agricultural Business majors are required to see an advisor in order to lift a hold before they can schedule for classes in Fall 2017. The department has already advised many of you that had early scheduling priorities. Let me give you the following availability of advising in the department:
  • Advisor: Don Ator
    • Availability: Open Door Policy or by Appointment. You can set up an appointment by contacting Mr. Ator at dator@lsu.edu.
  • Advisor: Matt Fannin
    • Availability: By Appointment Only. All appointments for Dr. Fannin should be made with Ms. Jody Bissett, Room 101 Martin D. Woodin Hall, 578–3282, or jbisse1@lsu.edu.
    • Current Available Dates and Times:
      • Monday, April 3rd, 9:00am - 12:00pm
      • Tuesday, April 4th, 9:00am - 4:30pm
      • Wednesday, April 5th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
      • Monday, April 10th, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Scholarship Opportunities

Independent Professional Seed Association Scholarship.

Deadline: March 31st. Application here.

Updated LSU College of Agriculture Unpaid Internship Scholarship

Available to College of Agriculture Students who have secured an unpaid internship. Deadline: Deadline May 1st. Details and Application here.

National Poultry and Food Distributors Association Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2017. More Details Here.


Internship Opportunities

Summer

Updated Washington DC Internships.

Deadline: April 5th. More details here.

Multiple Internship Opportunities (Multiple States)

  • CHS (Agronomy and Crop Scout Internships)
  • Bunge (Crop Scout Intern)
  • Wilbur-Ellis (Field Sales Internships)
  • Smithfield Foods (Smithfield Grain Summer Internship)
  • J.R. Simplot Internships (Water Logic Services, Agribusiness Marketing, Quality Assurance, Crop Advisor/Operations Support, Operations)
  • Blue Apron (Operations, Farm Partnerships, Customer Experience, Business Insights)

Please visit here for links to these internships.

Nichino America, Inc. Sales Internship (LA)

Central and Southern Louisiana. Contact: Jay Follis, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, FFollis@nichino.net. www.nichino.net. Position Available: May 8th. More Details Here.

First South Farm Credit Agricultural Lending Internship (Zachary, LA).

Apply Here.

Pepsico - Manufacturing Operations Intern (Location TBA).

Apply Here.

Land O’Lakes Internships in Research, Sales, Marketing, Income Optimization and Agronomy. (Multiple Locations)

Deadlines vary. Details here.

AGEC 3700 Internship

Students can receive up to three hours of credit for working in a supervised internship related to the Agribusiness sector of the economy. Contact Dr. Lynn Kennedy (lkennedy@agcenter.lsu.edu). A student must obtain approval from Dr. Kennedy before their internship starts and fill out paperwork to receive internship credit. AGEC 3700 serves as an AGEC elective in undergraduate degree program. The course can be taken in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.


Other Items of Interest

American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Land Appraisers (ASFMRA) Field Day - July 16 - 17. Omaha, NE.

More details here.

LSU in Thailand - Summer Abroad. June 5 - 28.

Contact Carl Motsenbocker, cmots@lsu.edu, for more details. More details here..

Agribusiness Club

If you are interested in participating in the Agribusiness club this semester, please contact Alexis Agard, Club President, at aagard1@lsu.edu.


Important Dates

You can see the full LSU 2016–17 academic calendar here.


*More information about the undergraduate program can be found on the department’s website including newsletter archives.




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LSU Agribusiness Major Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 6

March 14, 2017


New in this Issue

  • New Scholarships
  • New Internship Opportunities

Important Scheduling Notes

Advising for Fall 2017

  • It is not too early to begin thinking about your course schedule for Fall 2017. According to the academic calendar, the first round of students will begin scheduling on March 26th. Feel free to schedule a time to take an overall review of your degree program or a small checkup. We are here to help.

Scholarship Opportunities

New - Independent Professional Seed Association Scholarship.

Deadline: March 31st. Application here.

LSU College of Agriculture Unpaid Internship Scholarship

Available to College of Agriculture Students who have secured an unpaid internship. Deadline: April 17th. Details and Application here.

National Poultry and Food Distributors Association Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2017. More Details Here.


Internship Opportunities

Summer

New - Multiple Internship Opportunities (Multiple States)

  • CHS (Agronomy and Crop Scout Internships)
  • Bunge (Crop Scout Intern)
  • Wilbur-Ellis (Field Sales Internships)
  • Smithfield Foods (Smithfield Grain Summer Internship)
  • J.R. Simplot Internships (Water Logic Services, Agribusiness Marketing, Quality Assurance, Crop Advisor/Operations Support, Operations)
  • Blue Apron (Operations, Farm Partnerships, Customer Experience, Business Insights)

Please visit here for links to these internships.

Nichino America, Inc. Sales Internship (LA)

Central and Southern Louisiana. Contact: Jay Follis, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, FFollis@nichino.net. www.nichino.net. Position Available: May 8th. More Details Here.

First South Farm Credit Agricultural Lending Internship (Zachary, LA).

Apply Here.

Pepsico - Manufacturing Operations Intern (Location TBA).

Apply Here.

Land O’Lakes Internships in Research, Sales, Marketing, Income Optimization and Agronomy. (Multiple Locations)

Deadlines vary. Details here.

Global Prairie Marketing Internship. (Multiple States).

Deadline: March 15th. Details here.

AGEC 3700 Internship

Students can receive up to three hours of credit for working in a supervised internship related to the Agribusiness sector of the economy. Contact Dr. Lynn Kennedy (lkennedy@agcenter.lsu.edu). A student must obtain approval from Dr. Kennedy before their internship starts and fill out paperwork to receive internship credit. AGEC 3700 serves as an AGEC elective in undergraduate degree program. The course can be taken in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.


Other Items of Interest

New - Summer Executive Level Programs in Brazilian Agribusiness and Survival Portuguese. (Brazil)

August (3 week program). Scholarships available. Contact Franklin Meirelles (franklin.meirelles@ibs-rp.com.br). Deadline March 26th. Visit their You Tube channel..

New - American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Land Appraisers (ASFMRA) Field Day - July 16 - 17. Omaha, NE.

More details here.

New - LSU in Thailand - Summer Abroad. June 5 - 28.

Contact Carl Motsenbocker, cmots@lsu.edu, for more details. More details here..

New - College of Agriculture: Ag. Week. March 20–24.

Details here.

Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) Gulf South Chapter Networking Meeting.

Thursday, March 16th, 6:30pm, Frenier Landing. 113 Dottie Lane, LaPlace, LA. Sponsored by Zen Noh Grain Company. Representatives from companies such as Louis Dreyfus, Cargill, Zen Noh Grain, and Bunge are expected to attend. You are welcome to attend on your own. If you are interested in going with a group from LSU, please e-mail Don Ator (dator@lsu.edu).

Agribusiness Club

If you are interested in participating in the Agribusiness club this semester, please contact Alexis Agard, Club President, at aagard1@lsu.edu.


Undergraduate Advising

If you are in need of advising, please see Dr. Matt Fannin or Mr. Don Ator. The following contact details and availability are below.

Dr. Matt Fannin (Room 130 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: E-mail Jody Bissett at jbisse1@lsu.edu or call her at 225.578.3282. She has Dr. Fannin’s calendar and can schedule your undergraduate advising appointment to see him.
For Online Advising: E-mail Dr. Fannin at mfannin@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.

Mr. Don Ator (Room 125 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: Contact Mr. Don Ator directly at 225.578.2375 or dator@lsu.edu. He will also take walk-in advising appointments if he is in the office.
For Online Advising: E-mail Mr. Ator at dator@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.


Important Dates

You can see the full LSU 2016–17 academic calendar here.


*More information about the undergraduate program can be found on the department’s website including newsletter archives.


LSU Agribusiness Major Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 5

February 22, 2017


New in this Issue

  • New Scholarships
  • New Internship Opportunities
  • New Networking Opportunities

Important Scheduling Notes

Not Too Early to Think about Fall 2017

  • It is not too early to begin thinking about your course schedule for Fall 2017. According to the academic calendar, the first round of students will begin scheduling on March 26th. Feel free to schedule a time to take an overall review of your degree program or a small checkup. We are here to help.

Scholarship Opportunities

New LSU College of Agriculture Unpaid Internship Scholarship

Available to College of Agriculture Students who have secured an unpaid internship. Deadline: April 17th. Details and Application here.

National Poultry and Food Distributors Association Scholarship

Deadline: May 31, 2017. More Details Here.

College of Agriculture Continuing Student Scholarships*

Scholarship applications are being taken for currently enrolled College of Agriculture majors graduating Fall 2017 or later. You can find a link to the online application form Deadline: March 1st. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Martin, amartin2@lsu.edu.

*Note: All undergraduate Agribusiness majors should consider applying for these scholarships. All continuing Agribusiness majors have college level scholarship applications available in the Spring semester and departmental scholarship applications available in the Fall semester in each academic year.


Internship Opportunities

Summer

Updated - Nichino America, Inc. Sales Internship (LA)

Central and Southern Louisiana. Contact: Jay Follis, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, FFollis@nichino.net. www.nichino.net. Position Available: May 8th. More Details Here.

New - First South Farm Credit Agricultural Lending Internship (Zachary, LA).

Apply Here.

New - Pepsico - Manufacturing Operations Intern (Location TBA).

Apply Here.

New - Prudential Corporation - Agricultural Investment Analyst Intern. (Multiple States)

Apply Here.

Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC) Claims Intern. (LA)

On campus Interviews - March 8th. Apply here.

Land O’Lakes Internships in Research, Sales, Marketing, Income Optimization and Agronomy. (Multiple Locations)

Deadlines vary. Details here.

Global Prairie Marketing Internship. (Multiple States).

Deadline: March 15th. Details here.

MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program (MS)

Deadline: February 28th. Contact Marina D. Denny, Program Director. Details here.

Local Food Supply Chain Internships - NC Growing Together (NC)

Deadline: February 28th. Contact Eliot Lee, elee17@ncsu.edu Details here.

Capital Farm Credit Summer Internships (TX)

Deadline: February 24th. Details here.

AGEC 3700 Internship

Students can receive up to three hours of credit for working in a supervised internship related to the Agribusiness sector of the economy. Contact Dr. Lynn Kennedy (lkennedy@agcenter.lsu.edu). A student must obtain approval from Dr. Kennedy before their internship starts and fill out paperwork to receive internship credit. AGEC 3700 serves as an AGEC elective in undergraduate degree program. The course can be taken in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.


Other Items of Interest

New - Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) Gulf South Chapter Networking Meeting.

Thursday, March 16th, 6:30pm, Frenier Landing. 113 Dottie Lane, LaPlace, LA. Sponsored by Zen Noh Grain Company. Representatives from companies such as Louis Dreyfus, Cargill, Zen Noh Grain, and Bunge are expected to attend. You are welcome to attend on your own. If you are interested in going with a group from LSU, please e-mail Don Ator (dator@lsu.edu).

LSU College of Agriculture Les Voyageur Application

Applications for Les Voyageurs, the student recruitment team of the LSU College of Agriculture, is open. Deadline: March 3rd. For more information, you can check out this flyer. You can complete an online application here.

Agribusiness Club

If you are interested in participating in the Agribusiness club this semester, please contact Alexis Agard, Club President, at aagard1@lsu.edu.


Undergraduate Advising

If you are in need of advising, please see Dr. Matt Fannin or Mr. Don Ator. The following contact details and availability are below.

Dr. Matt Fannin (Room 130 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: E-mail Jody Bissett at jbisse1@lsu.edu or call her at 225.578.3282. She has Dr. Fannin’s calendar and can schedule your undergraduate advising appointment to see him.
For Online Advising: E-mail Dr. Fannin at mfannin@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.

Mr. Don Ator (Room 125 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: Contact Mr. Don Ator directly at 225.578.2375 or dator@lsu.edu. He will also take walk-in advising appointments if he is in the office.
For Online Advising: E-mail Mr. Ator at dator@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.


Important Dates

You can see the full LSU 2016–17 academic calendar here.


*More information about the undergraduate program can be found on the department’s website including newsletter archives.





LSU Agribusiness Major Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 4

February 1, 2017


New in this Issue

  • New Internship Opportunities
  • College of Agriculture Student Experiences Survey

Important Scheduling Notes

Selecting a Graduation Date

Updated - I’ve heard back from many of you that have already gone on MyLSU and selected a graduation date. If you have not already done so, please go to MyLSU and select a graduation date. By doing so, this will help the department and college provide improved advising to you as you move through your undergraduate degree program. You can always go back and change your graduation date (either earlier or later) if your circumstances change.


Scholarship Opportunities

ADM Ag Operations Scholarships

Deadline: February 1st.
http://www.adm.com/en-US/careers/student_center/Pages/AgServicesScholarship.aspx

College of Agriculture Continuing Student Scholarships*

Scholarship applications are being taken for currently enrolled College of Agriculture majors graduating Fall 2017 or later. You can find a link to the online application form Deadline: March 1st. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Martin, amartin2@lsu.edu.

*Note: All undergraduate Agribusiness majors should consider applying for these scholarships. All continuing Agribusiness majors have college level scholarship applications available in the Spring semester and departmental scholarship applications available in the Fall semester in each academic year.


Internship Opportunities

Current

New - Nichino America, Inc. Sales Internship (LA)

Central and Southern Louisiana. Contact: Jay Follis, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, FFollis@nichino.net. www.nichino.net. Position Available: March 1st. More details here.

Horticulture and Quarantine Programs Division and Seed Programs Division - Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Baton Rouge) (LDAF). (Baton Rouge, LA).

(20 to 25 hours per week). Contact LDAF Human Resources at 225.952.8095. Available Immediately.

Summer

New - Sanderson Farms Summer Internships - Lunch and Learn Session, LSU Campus.

Monday, February 6th, 11:30am - 1:00pm. Location: Animal and Food Sciences Lab Building Demo Kitchen Classroom. RSVP with Gigi Gauthier at ggauthier@lsu.edu by Friday, February 3rd. Lunch will be served.

New - Institute of Business and Government Affairs Internships. (Washington, DC)

Internships for careers in Lobbying, Trade Associations, and Government Affairs. Priority Deadline: February 8th. Details here.

New - Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation (LWCC) Claims Intern. (LA)

Will be at LSU Career Expo on February 8th. On campus Interviews - March 8th. Apply here.

New - Land O’Lakes Internships in Research, Sales, Marketing, Income Optimization and Agronomy. (Multiple Locations)

Deadlines vary. Details here.

New - 2017 George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program (IA)

Iowa State University. Deadline: February 10th. Details here.

MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program (MS)

Deadline: February 28th. Contact Marina D. Denny, Program Director. Details here.

Local Food Supply Chain Internships - NC Growing Together (NC)

Deadline: February 28th. Contact Eliot Lee, elee17@ncsu.edu Details here.

George Washington Entrepreneur Internship - Mt. Vernon (VA)

Deadline: February 17th. Contact Sam Murphy, Manager of Historic Trades, GWEntrepreneur@mountvernon.org. Details here.

Capital Farm Credit Summer Internships (TX)

Deadline: February 24th. Details here.

AGEC 3700 Internship

Students can receive up to three hours of credit for working in a supervised internship related to the Agribusiness sector of the economy. Contact Dr. Lynn Kennedy (lkennedy@agcenter.lsu.edu). A student must obtain approval from Dr. Kennedy before their internship starts and fill out paperwork to receive internship credit. AGEC 3700 serves as an AGEC elective in undergraduate degree program. The course can be taken in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.


Other Items of Interest

New - College of Agriculture Student Experiences Survey

It takes only three minutes to complete. Your responses will be kept confidential. You can complete the survey here.

LSU Career Expo - February 7th - 8th

The LSU Olinde Career Center is hosting a Career Expo February 7–8 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day 1 is for Engineering, Science and Technology majors and Day 2 is for Business and Liberal Arts majors. Visit with ADM, Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance, LWCC, Sanderson Farms, Smithfield Foods, and more.
Details here.

LSU College of Agriculture Les Voyageur Application

Applications for Les Voyageurs, the student recruitment team of the LSU College of Agriculture, is open. Deadline: March 3rd. For more information, you can check out this flyer. You can complete an online application here.

Agribusiness Club

If you are interested in participating in the Agribusiness club this semester, please contact Alexis Agard, Club President, at aagard1@lsu.edu. When the club finalizes their upcoming meeting dates, we will add them to future newsletters.


Undergraduate Advising

If you are in need of advising, please see Dr. Matt Fannin or Mr. Don Ator. The following contact details and availability are below.

Dr. Matt Fannin (Room 130 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: E-mail Jody Bissett at jbisse1@lsu.edu or call her at 225.578.3282. She has Dr. Fannin’s calendar and can schedule your undergraduate advising appointment to see him.
For Online Advising: E-mail Dr. Fannin at mfannin@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.

Mr. Don Ator (Room 125 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: Contact Mr. Don Ator directly at 225.578.2375 or dator@lsu.edu. He will also take walk-in advising appointments if he is in the office.
For Online Advising: E-mail Mr. Ator at dator@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.


Important Dates

You can see the full LSU 2016–17 academic calendar here.


*More information about the undergraduate program can be found on the department’s website including newsletter archives.





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LSU Agribusiness Major Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 3

January 17, 2017


New in this Issue

  • Important prerequisite information for Dec 2018 and May 2019 graduates
  • New Internship Opportunities
  • New Scholarship Opportunities

Important Scheduling Notes

New - Important Scheduling Reminder for December 2018 and May 2019 Graduates

All students who intend to graduate in December 2018 or May 2019 should plan to enroll in AGEC 3003 in Fall 2017. There are several prerequisites for AGEC 3003. They include
1. MATH 1431 or MATH 1550, AND
2. ECON 2000 AND ECON 2010 with a “C” or better in both courses, OR AGEC 2003 and ECON 2030 with a “C” or better in both courses
If you have not already completed these course requirements, please register for these courses before the last day to add classes, so you don’t fall behind.

AGEC 3503 - Substitution Options

Due to the cancellation of AGEC 3503 for Spring 2017, those of you that are graduating in Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017 have additional options for substituting for this course. See Substitution Options. Note all substitutions for this course other than AGEC 4613 must be approved by Dr. Fannin. If you have already identified and registered for a course based on your substitution options, please e-mail him your requested substitution and the department will process the substitution form for you. You will receive an e-mail informing you that the substitution has been approved. Students must request any substitutions no later than Friday, January 20th.

Selecting a Graduation Date

If you have not already done so, please go to MyLSU and select a graduation date. By doing so, this will help the department and college provide improved advising to you as you move through your undergraduate degree program.


Scholarship Opportunities

New - ADM Ag Operations Scholarships

Deadline: February 1st.
http://www.adm.com/en-US/careers/student_center/Pages/AgServicesScholarship.aspx

College of Agriculture Continuing Student Scholarships*

Scholarship applications are being taken for currently enrolled College of Agriculture majors graduating Fall 2017 or later. You can find a link to the online application form Deadline: March 1st. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Martin, amartin2@lsu.edu.

*Note: All undergraduate Agribusiness majors should consider applying for these scholarships. All continuing Agribusiness majors have college level scholarship applications available in the Spring semester and departmental scholarship applications available in the Fall semester in each academic year.


Internship Opportunities

Current

New - Software Testing and Market Research Internship - Planting Profits (6 to 8 hours per week)

Start Date: January 2017. Contact Gary Schneider at 970.420.1656 Gary.Schneider@plantingprofits.com

New - Horticulture and Quarantine Programs Division and Seed Programs Division - Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Baton Rouge) (LDAF). (Baton Rouge, LA).

(20 to 25 hours per week). Contact LDAF Human Resources at 225.952.8095. Available Immediately.

Summer

New - MSU Extension Undergraduate Apprenticeship Program (MS)

Deadline: February 28th. Contact Marina D. Denny, Program Director. Details here.

New - Local Food Supply Chain Internships - NC Growing Together (NC)

Deadline: February 28th. Contact Eliot Lee, elee17@ncsu.edu Details here.

New - George Washington Entrepreneur Internship - Mt. Vernon (VA)

Deadline: February 17th. Contact Sam Murphy, Manager of Historic Trades, GWEntrepreneur@mountvernon.org. Details here.](http://www.mountvernon.org/about/employment/open-positions-at-mount-vernon/)

Capital Farm Credit Summer Internships (TX)

Deadline: February 24th. Details here.

AGEC 3700 Internship

Students can receive up to three hours of credit for working in a supervised internship related to the Agribusiness sector of the economy. Contact Dr. Lynn Kennedy (lkennedy@agcenter.lsu.edu). A student must obtain approval from Dr. Kennedy before their internship starts and fill out paperwork to receive internship credit. AGEC 3700 serves as an AGEC elective in undergraduate degree program. The course can be taken in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.


Other Items of Interest

New - LSU Career Expo - February 7th - 8th

The LSU Olinde Career Center is hosting a Career Expo February 7–8 in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Day 1 is for Engineering, Science and Technology majors and Day 2 is for Business and Liberal Arts majors. Visit with ADM, Louisiana Farm Bureau Insurance, LWCC, Sanderson Farms, Smithfield Foods, and more.
https://lsu-csm.symplicity.com/events/76d1e9d3766c5502b781dd1c16e2807b/employers

LSU College of Agriculture Les Voyageur Application

Applications for Les Voyageurs, the student recruitment team of the LSU College of Agriculture, is open. For more information, you can check out this flyer. You can complete an online application here.

Agribusiness Club

If you are interested in participating in the Agribusiness club this semester, please contact Alexis Agard, Club President, at aagard1@lsu.edu. When the club finalizes their upcoming meeting dates, we will add them to future newsletters.


Undergraduate Advising

If you are in need of advising, please see Dr. Matt Fannin or Mr. Don Ator. The following contact details and availability are below.

Dr. Matt Fannin (Room 130 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: E-mail Jody Bissett at jbisse1@lsu.edu or call her at 225.578.3282. She has Dr. Fannin’s calendar and can schedule your undergraduate advising appointment to see him.
For Online Advising: E-mail Dr. Fannin at mfannin@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.

Mr. Don Ator (Room 125 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: Contact Mr. Don Ator directly at 225.578.2375 or dator@lsu.edu. He will also take walk-in advising appointments if he is in the office.
For Online Advising: E-mail Mr. Ator at dator@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.


Important Dates

  • Friday, January 20th - Final day to drop courses without receiving a grade of “W” , 4:30pm
  • Monday, January 23rd - Final day to add courses, 4:30pm
  • Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Holiday - University is closed. You can see the full LSU 2016–17 academic calendar here.

*More information about the undergraduate program can be found on the department’s website including newsletter archives.


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LSU Agribusiness Major Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 2

January 10, 2017


Important Scheduling Notes

AGEC 3503 - Substitution Options

Due to the cancellation of AGEC 3503 for Spring 2017, those of you that are graduating in Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017 have additional options for substituting for this course. See Substitution Options. Note all substitutions for this course other than AGEC 4613 must be approved by Dr. Fannin. If you have already identified and registered for a course based on your substitution options, please e-mail him your requested substitution and the department will process the substitution form for you. You will receive an e-mail informing you that the substitution has been approved. Students must request any substitutions no later than Friday, January 20th.

Selecting a Graduation Date

If you have not already done so, please go to MYLSU and select a graduation date. By doing so, this will help the department and college provide improved advising to you as you move through your undergraduate degree program.


Scholarship Opportunities

Louisiana Association of County Agents Scholarship

Deadline January 16th. Application form

College of Agriculture Continuing Student Scholarships*

Scholarship applications are being taken for currently enrolled College of Agriculture majors graduating Fall 2017 or later. You can find a link to the online application form Deadline: March 1st. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Martin, amartin2@lsu.edu.

*Note: All undergraduate Agribusiness majors should consider applying for these scholarships. All continuing Agribusiness majors have college level scholarship applications available in the Spring semester and departmental scholarship applications available in the Fall semester in each academic year.


Internship Opportunities

Capital Farm Credit Summer Internships (TX)

Deadline: February 24th. Details here.

AGEC 3700 Internship

Students can receive up to three hours of credit for working in a supervised internship related to the Agribusiness sector of the economy. Contact Dr. Lynn Kennedy (lkennedy@agcenter.lsu.edu). A student must obtain approval from Dr. Kennedy before their internship starts and fill out paperwork to recieve internship credit. AGEC 3700 serves as an AGEC elective in undergraduate degree program. The course can be taken in Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.


Other Items of Interest

LSU College of Agriculture Les Voyageur Application

Applications for Les Voyageurs, the student recruitment team of the LSU College of Agriculture, is open. For more information, you can check out this flyer. You can complete an online application here.

Agribusiness Club

If you are interested in participating in the Agribusiness club this semester, please contact Alexis Agard, Club President, at aagard1@lsu.edu. When the club finalizes their upcoming meeting dates, we will add them to future newsletters.


Undergraduate Advising

If you are in need of advising, please see Dr. Matt Fannin or Mr. Don Ator. The following contact details and availability are below.

Dr. Matt Fannin (Room 130 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: E-mail Jody Bissett at jbisse1@lsu.edu or call her at 225.578.3282. She has Dr. Fannin’s calendar and can schedule your undergraduate advising appointment to see him.
For Online Advising: E-mail Dr. Fannin at mfannin@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.

Mr. Don Ator (Room 125 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: Contact Mr. Don Ator directly at 225.578.2375 or dator@lsu.edu. He will also take walk-in advising appointments if he is in the office.
For Online Advising: E-mail Mr. Ator at dator@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.


Important Dates

  • Wednesday, January 11th - Classes begin
  • Friday, January 20th - Final day to drop courses without receiving a grade of “W” , 4:30pm
  • Monday, January 23rd - Final day to add courses, 4:30pm
  • Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Holiday - University is closed. You can see the full LSU 2016–17 academic calendar here.

*More information about the undergraduate program can be found on the department’s website including newsletter archives.


LSU Agribusiness Major Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 1

January 3, 2017


Welcome to the First Issue!

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first issue of the Agribusiness Major newsletter. Here you will find important information for your major including advising, courses, scholarships, internships, and professional development opportunities. In this issue, we discuss AGEC 3503 substitution options, advising opportunities, scholarship opportunities, and other items of interest.


Important Scheduling Notes

AGEC 3503 - Substitution Options

Due to the cancellation of AGEC 3503 for Spring 2017, those of you that are graduating in Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017 have additional options for substituting for this course. See Substitution Options. Note all substitutions for this course other than AGEC 4613 must be approved by Dr. Fannin. If you have already identified and registered for a course based on your substitution options, please e-mail him your requested substitution and the department will process the substitution form for you. You will receive an e-mail informing you that the substitution has been approved. Students must request any substitutions no later than Friday, January 20th.


Scholarship Opportunities

College of Agriculture Continuing Student Scholarships

Scholarship applications are being taken for currently enrolled College of Agriculture majors graduating Fall 2017 or later. You can find a link to the online application form here. The application due date is March 1, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Martin, amartin2@lsu.edu.

Note: All undergraduate Agribusiness majors should consider applying for these scholarships. All continuing Agribusiness majors have college level scholarship applications available in the Spring semester and departmental scholarship applications available in the Fall semester in each academic year.


Other Items of Interest

LSU College of Agriculture Les Voyageur Application

Applications for Les Voyageurs, the student recruitment team of the LSU College of Agriculture, is open. For more information, you can check out this flyer. You can complete an online application here.

Agribusiness Club

If you are interested in participating in the Agribusiness club this semester, please contact Alexis Agard, Club President, at aagard1@lsu.edu. When the club finalizes their upcoming meeting dates, we will add them to future newsletters.


Undergraduate Advising

If you are in need of advising, please see Dr. Matt Fannin or Mr. Don Ator. The following contact details and availability are below.

Dr. Matt Fannin (Room 130 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: E-mail Jody Bissett at jbisse1@lsu.edu or call her at 225.578.3282. She has Dr. Fannin’s calendar and can schedule your undergraduate advising appointment to see him.
For Online Advising: E-mail Dr. Fannin at mfannin@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.

Mr. Don Ator (Room 125 Martin Woodin Hall)
For In-Person Advising: Contact Mr. Don Ator directly at 225.578.2375 or dator@lsu.edu. He will also take walk-in advising appointments if he is in the office.
For Online Advising: E-mail Mr. Ator at dator@lsu.edu. Students will be contacted within 48 business hours except under extreme circumstances.


Important Dates

  • Wednesday, January 11th - Classes begin
  • Friday, January 20th - Final day to drop courses without receiving a grade of “W” , 4:30pm
  • Monday, January 23rd - Final day to add courses, 4:30pm
  • Monday, January 16th - Martin Luther King Holiday - University is closed. You can see the full LSU 2016–17 academic calendar here.

*More information about the undergraduate program can be found on the department’s website including newsletter archives.

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