Strategic Plan

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Mission Statement

To foster a center of excellence for applied and original sugar research, which exceeds the expectations of our stakeholders in Louisiana and the international sugar industry, through innovative research, technology transfer, and education.

1 Year Goals


  1. Staffing to include a Chemical Engineer and Mechanical Engineer
  2. Expand stakeholders
  3. Improve communications with industry and stakeholders to include bimonthly Sugar Bulletin articles
  4. International
  5. Automation of factories

2-5 Year Goals


  1. Training/short courses
  2. Utilizing pilot plant equipment
  3. Review international and other industry technologies
  4. Start Value Added Products (VAP) research
  5. Bagasse and mud uses

Tentative 5-10 Year Goals


  1. Upgrade ASI facility and analytical laboratories
  2. Faster real-time data in the factories

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture