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:
For additional information on the SU Ag Center’s Nutrition and Health Programs, visit http://www.suagcenter.com/nutrition-and-health. For information on its Fast Track Gardening Program, visit http://www.suagcenter.com/PageDisplay.asp?p1=12359.
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 http://agisamerica.org/.