[Baton Rouge, La] The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (Southern University Ag Center) has released a new programmatic video entitled Discovering 21st Century Opportunities. This 15-minute video production demonstrates the broad spectrum of research programs that the Center provides, and illustrates the important contributions that the agricultural sciences and related industries make to the economic prosperity of Louisiana. The Southern University Ag Center conducts statewide basic and applied research in the areas of Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems; Human Nutrition, Diet and Health; Family, Youth Development and Enrichment; Urban Forestry; Natural Resources and Environment and Economics, Marketing, Policy and Community Development. Useful research-based information is disseminated to the citizens of Louisiana to enhance the lives of underserved and socially disadvantaged communities in Louisiana.Through applied research, scientists at the Southern University Ag Center are discovering new opportunities to improve quality of life among underserved citizens. In this video, faculty, staff, students and administrators discuss the innovative ideas that constantly enhance the economic status of marginalized citizens across Louisiana. The video can be accessed by visiting the Center’s website at www.suagcenter.com, clicking on the “YouTube” button at the top right corner, or going directly to YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZx_xk_NHz0. A copy of the video may be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2001, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, the fifth campus of the Southern University System was founded out of the need to increase the impact of Southern University’s land grant programs for the citizens of Louisiana. This goal is achieved by continually making contributions to the overall growth in quality of life by addressing citizens’ scientific, technological, social, economic and cultural needs, just as the Mississippi River has made contributions to the physical and economic growth of the United States.
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