Tuesday, May 8

SU Ag Center Trains Extension Agents on Economic Development

Trainees pose with trainer, center
Baton Rouge, LA – The Community and Economic Development Program at the SU Ag Center organized a training for Extension Agents across the stateon on May 10, 2012. The training, which attracted 15 agents, was organized by Dr. Kenyetta Smith, economic development specialist. Smith invited Author Michael Jacoby Brown to conduct the training. Brown, author of the 2007 book entitlted Building Powerful Community Organizations, has worked as a community organizer for more than 30 years. He has recruited and trained hundreds of volunteers and professional community organizers, conducted dozens of workshops, and worked as a staff organizer for several community organizations.

“The purpose of the training is to teach how to effectively recruit and develop leaders in organizations,” said Brown.

Participant Carol Sensley, extension agent, Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis Parishes, said, “This training has changed my mindset; from today, I’m going to recruit differently.”

During this hard economic time, we need to recruit more community volunteers to help sustain the rural economy in Louisiana.

For additional information, contact Dr. Kenyetta Nelson-Smith at 225.771.5598 or kenyetta_smith@suagcenter.com



Bridget Udoh

(225) 771-5714


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