Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Ag Center celebrated National Ag Day 2015 with the nation. The celebration was in observation of the value of agriculture in our daily lives. Students from the College of Sciences and Agriculture at Southern University; and Broadmoor, Glen Oaks, Tara, and Zachary High Schools in Baton Rouge were joined by Zachary Career & Technical Center and St. Helena College & Career Academy for the event. They were urged to continue the great legacy by preparing themselves to be the future faces of agricultural leadership. In addition to interacting with faculty, staff and administrators, the college students presented posters based on their research, were judged and awarded prizes for their posters. Participants had an opportunity to watch the 1890 video to remind them about their impact on the next generation in keeping with the theme of the 125th Anniversary of the Second Morrill Act.
Among those who welcomed the students to the National Ag Day celebration were Dr. Ronald Mason, President SU System; Dr. Adell Brown Jr., Executive Vice Chancellor/Vice Chancellor for Research; Dr. Gina E. Eubanks, Vice Chancellor for Extension; and Dr. Andra Johnson, Associate Professor, Urban Forestry. The event was coordinated by Dr. Renita Marshall, Associate Professor, Animal Science and Dr. Kenyetta Smith, Associate Specialist, Community & Economic Development.