|2008-2012 Budget Summary|
|Board of Supervisors|
|BOR--Role, Scope, Mission|
|Why Do We Exist?|
|Golden Age of Ag|
|Work Group Report|
|Yearly Reduction Overview|
After considerable discussion and review of background documents, the Work Group recommends that the process it began at its first meeting to identify improvements in the LSU System organizational structure should continue, and a procedure for such be established and started promptly, ultimately resulting in recommendations to the Board.
Because the AgCenter is a nonstudent campus, increases in tuition and student fees are not available as a revenue source. Passage of the GRAD Act provided no relief for the AgCenter. Self-generated revenue is used to the extent possible, but a declining number of programs and employees create a negative effect. Competition for external sources of funding is acute, and granting agencies increasingly require matching funds or pledges of personnel effort at a time when these AgCenter resources are
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The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, known as the LSU AgCenter, is one of 10 institutions within the Louisiana State University System. The LSU AgCenter’s mission is to provide research-based educational information that will improve the lives and economic well-being of Louisiana’s citizens.
In-depth breakdown of yearly budget reductions to the LSU AgCenter by year, from July 1, 2008, to July 1, 2012.
Since 2008, the Louisiana budget has continued to see shortfalls in revenue, which have had significant effects on higher education. As a result, the LSU AgCenter has experienced reductions in yearly state appropriated budgets, consistent midyear reductions and a year-end cut. The reductions over the past four years have made it difficult to implement and maintain efficient statewide operations in both research initiatives and extension programs.
The LSU AgCenter’s mission is to provide the people of Louisiana with research-based educational information that will improve their lives and economic well-being.