Sunday, August 9

Count down to 15th Annual Back-to-School Summit in Lafayette

Summit Announcement

Vendor Invitation Letter
Baton Rouge, LA - The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, through its Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives, will host its 15th Annual Back-to-School Summit on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, LA.

The theme for this year’s event is “S.T.A.R.: Stop, Think, Act, Review.” In addition to dynamic and engaging speakers, students will also have the opportunity to visit booths for additional enrichments.
The summit is free and open to all 8th graders in Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion Parishes.

This 10-parish wide event is a collaborative effort between the SU Ag Center’s Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives and several non-profit organizations, state agencies, local municipal governments, and businesses.

Vendor registration invitation letter is attached.  For further details, contact the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives at (337) 943-2410 or email


Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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