News Release Distributed 02/14/14
People involved in providing agricultural products to the New Orleans area joined in a leadership forum to discuss ways to improve the current system in New Orleans on Feb. 11.
The meeting was hosted by the Agribusiness Council of Louisiana, the LSU AgCenter and the Audubon Institute.
The meeting explored ways to improve the regional food system, including production, processing and distribution in the New Orleans area, said LSU AgCenter assistant director Bobby Fletcher.
Panel discussions and speakers covered topics ranging from agricultural leadership to technology in agriculture.
“We wanted to leave this meeting with working teams formed and ideas for best practices that can be measured as well as challenges that can be addressed,” Fletcher said. “In addition, the positive energy as well as networking by the 80-plus participants during the meeting will extend far beyond this forum.”
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture