(10/25/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden recently received a $25,000 donation from Nutrien Ag Solutions, a provider of crop nutrients, inputs and services.
Jeff Kuehny, resident director of the AgCenter Botanic Gardens, said the company’s support will help provide educational opportunities for the public to learn about agriculture and its importance to the Louisiana economy.
“The Nutrien donation will provide funds to help build the new Welcome Center at Burden Museum and Gardens, which will provide a space for agricultural exhibits,” Kuehny said.
Misty Bonfanti, Nutrien human resources senior advisor, said in addition to this donation, Nutrien sponsors the Corn Maze at Burden and has been a donor to the annual AgCenter livestock show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
“We invest in community initiatives and partnerships that enhance the quality of life in the regions where we operate, and that reflect the goals and values of our company,” Bonfanti said.
She said the company focuses its investment in four areas: food solutions, community building, health and safety, and education.
Nutrien produces potash, nitrogen and phosphate products for agricultural, industrial and feed customers worldwide.
The company’s Louisiana operations are located in Geismar.
The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden accepts a $25,000 donation from Nutrien Ag Solutions to help build a new welcome center. Pictured are, from left, Lindsey Fussell, LSU AgCenter senior director of development; Misty Bonfanti and Garry Hiebert of Nutrien human resources; Jeff Kuehny, resident director at Burden; and Katherine D’Aquilla, LSU AgCenter director of development. Photo by Johnny Morgan/LSU AgCenter
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture