|Interim Chancellor Brown addressing SAF participants|
Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center’s Interim Chancellor Adell Brown, Jr., was the opening speaker at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) on Nov 5. The 2015 National Convention scientific session was titled “Recreating Forestry through Research, Education and Outreach.” Brown emphasized the importance of partnerships and collaboration among universities, the need for agriculture and forestry research and education, and the role that SU Ag Center plays in research and education. He invited the participants to visit the Center during their stay in Baton Rouge.
For the first time in the history of SAF, the national convention was hosted in Baton Rouge, Nov 3-8. The Urban Forestry Program at Southern University plays an active role in leading and organizing urban forestry sessions at the convention. The events organized by the urban forestry program include the convention scientific technical session hosted by Program Leader, Dr. Kamran Abdollahi; the convention urban forestry technical field tour led by Professor Zhu H. Ning; and an agriculture and urban forestry exhibit. The program faculty also made four oral presentations and displayed eight research posters.