Earlier this year, I was honored to be chosen to officially lead the LSU AgCenter and LSU College of Agriculture as the permanent vice president and dean. I am eager to elevate Louisiana agriculture through LSU’s Scholarship First Agenda. LSU President William F. Tate IV recognized agriculture as one of the five priorities areas that will drive excellence for LSU, Louisiana and beyond. Our cover story focuses on agriculture in Louisiana and also reaches into the other four LSU priority areas: biomedical, coast, defense/cybersecurity and energy.
Louisiana agriculture has been shaped by the LSU AgCenter, LSU College of Agriculture and the mission of the Land-Grant University System.
"There is no substitute for authenticity."
— Matt Lee
The LSU Scholarship First bus tour wound its way across Louisiana’s highways and byways in March. The trip was a listening tour for the Scholarship First Agenda.
As a tractor passes through a field, it gathers thousands of data points for farmers to use to improve production practices.
The Newtons — Carl and Patty — have sown the seedsof a bright future for LSU College of Agriculture students.
In the realm of agriculture, boots symbolize not only a practical tool but also a powerful emblem of hard work, resilience and a strong connection to the land. This deep-rooted significance is reminiscent of the intense gridiron rivalry between the Razorbacks and Tigers.
For nearly a century, sugarcane breeders have worked diligently to come up with better varieties that can stand up to pests and weather challenges.
The LSU AgCenter and the family of Charles and Rose Broussard named Tyler Demary, of Jennings, as the 2023 Charles and Rose Broussard Internship recipient.
In the fight against feral hogs, Ann Reiley Jones is the spark that ignited research on controlling what has become a $91 million problem for Louisiana farmers.
In the heart of LSU’s main campus, horticulture students are embracing a hands-on approach to learning while making a tangible difference in their community.
Tia Sanders, a doctoral student in the School of Nutrition and Food Sciences, is making waves in the world of nutrition and food sciences.
Avery Hebert, of Erath, Louisiana; Jackson Martingayle, of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and Zachary Mayfield, originally from Slidell, Louisiana, are featured.
The Agriculture Student Association (ASA) is dedicated to advocating for the interests of students within the LSU College of Agriculture.
On Nov. 4, the LSU College of Agriculture held the Agriculture Alumni Awards before the ninth annual Cocktails and Cuisine fundraiser.
The LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research has announced $1.1 million in faculty research grants to 33 projects.
Honoring Pam Vinci’s contribution to the LSU Textile and Costume Museum
Arthur Villordon, Tristan Watson, Witoon Prinyawiwatkul, Raghav Goyal, Elizabeth Martin, Lindsey Kelly, James Hendrix, Dr. Christine Navarre, Kristin Stair, Mandy Armentor, Giovanna Aita, and Young Hwan Moon are featured.