Cater named director of LSU AgCenter Northeast Region

Olivia McClure  |  8/2/2018 12:39:38 PM

(08/01/18) BATON ROUGE, La. — The LSU AgCenter has named Melissa Cater, a 22-year veteran of its educational outreach programs, director of the Northeast Region. Her appointment was effective on Aug. 1.

In her new role, Cater will oversee 4-H, nutrition, and agriculture and natural resource efforts in a 12-parish area. The Northeast Region encompasses three research stations and extension offices in each parish.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting all the people, developing some strong relationships with the stakeholders in the Northeast Region and helping them move programs forward,” she said.

Cater currently is an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education and Evaluation. She is a program evaluation specialist responsible for assessing AgCenter programs and their effectiveness.

She previously was a 4-H and family and consumer sciences agent and parish chair in Catahoula Parish. She is originally from Concordia Parish.

Cater earned a bachelor’s degree in merchandising from Louisiana Tech University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a doctorate in extension education from LSU.

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Melissa Cater

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