Wednesday, November 25

SU Ag Center and AgIsAmerica to Host A Twitter Town Hall

The Town Hall will highlight the Center’s innovative programs and statewide impact
Baton Rouge, La. – Extension specialists and researchers from the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center will partner with Agriculture is America (AgIsAmerica), a national communications initiative aimed at highlighting the nation’s land-grant institutions, to host a Twitter Town Hall on Thursday, December 3rd from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Experts will answer questions regarding the Center’s multi-disciplinary nutrition and health programs as well as the Center’s Fast Track Gardening Program.

The SU Ag Center has a history of “linking the citizens of Louisiana with opportunities for success.”  For instance, the Center’s Fast Track Gardening program gives incarcerated youth the opportunity to use gardening as a tool to learn more about agriculture and nutrition.

A Twitter Town Hall, like a public meeting or seminar, gives the opportunity for a live question and answer period. To follow the conversation or submit a question, include the hashtag, “#agischat,” in your tweet. All agriculture-related organizations, industry leaders, friends, and supporters are invited to join the discussion.

The participating Twitter handles include:

·         @agisamerica
·         @suagcenter

For additional information on the SU Ag Center’s Nutrition and Health Programs, visit For information on its Fast Track Gardening Program, visit

About AgIsAmerica
Agriculture is America. In short, the agriculture industry – sustained in large by the American land-grant university system through Colleges of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Stations, and Cooperative Extension – is integral to jobs, national security, and health. To learn more, visit

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