Thursday, December 8

Southern University Ag Center Spotlighted in National Newsletter

Dr. Walker
Baton Rouge, LA – The Southern University Ag Center was spotlighted in the December issue of USDA National Organic Program Insider Newsletter. The spotlight followed a September visit to Louisiana by Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP). During his visit, Dr. C. Reuben Walker gave McEvoy a guided tour of the Ag Center. Walker serves as one of 15 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) members. He succeeds Professor Owusu Bandele who served on the board from 2000-2005. The federal statutory board advises the Secretary of Agriculture on Organic policy. The Board meets twice a month to address organic agriculture issues.

The National Organic Board’s Organic Insider newsletter mentioned SU Ag Center on page 1 and spotlighted it on page 11 of the December issue. The spotlight focuses on the Center’s organic and sustainable agriculture production activities. The Organic Insider has a wide readership of approximately 3,500 internationally.

The full article is available online at

For further detail, please contact Reuben Walker at 225-771-3111

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