McMillin named Institute of Food Technology Fellow
Ken McMillin, a professor in the Department of Food Science, was elected as an Institute of Food Technology Fellow in 2010 for his outstanding achievements in meat and food processing, packaging and safety, as well as international training in these areas. Read more.

AgCenter receives $310,500 in specialty crop grants
The LSU AgCenter has received two specialty crop block grants worth $310,500 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to enhance the competitiveness of Louisiana-grown nursery crops and sweet potatoes. Read more.

Oil skimmer concept model holds promise for cleaning marshes
A device that can "harvest" an oil spill in open seas or in a marsh – much like a combine harvests wheat and eliminates the chaff – was built as a working concept model by LSU AgCenter engineer Chandra Theegala. Read more.

Southern to lead national update of nutrient requirements of swine publication
Lee Southern, Doyle Chambers Professor in the School of Animal Sciences, has been named chairman of the National Research Council’s committee to update the publication, Nutrient Requirements of Swine. Read more.

AgCenter scientist tests way to detect oil in soil
An LSU AgCenter soil scientist has been working on a project to help detect oil and other hydrocarbons in soil, and it could be used with the Gulf of Mexico disaster. Read more.

Weindorf receives Fulbright Award
David Weindorf, an assistant professor in the AgCenter School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and do research at University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.  Read more.

DNA safety committee members honored
Members of LSU’s Interinstitutional Biological and Recombinant DNA Safety Committee were honored at an awards recognition luncheon April 28 in Baton Rouge. Read more.

(This article was published in the spring 2010 issue of Louisiana Agriculture.)

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