Friday, February 5

SU Ag Center Administrators and Staff meet with the Director of the Southern Rural Development Center

Steven Turner, Director of the Southern Rural Development Center, (seated in the center) discusses Rural and Economic Development collaboration opportunities with SU Ag Center administrations, researchers and specialist during a Feb. 5 meeting at the Ag Center.

Baton Rouge, La. – Southern University Ag Center researchers, specialists and administrators held a meeting with Steven C. Turner, Director of the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC), on Feb. 5 at the SU Ag Center. 

The meeting was held to discuss possible Rural and Economic Development collaborations between the SU Ag Center and the SRDC.

Turner, who previously served as head of the Mississippi State University (MSU) Department of Agricultural Economics, officially became the director of the SRDC on Jan. 1.

The SRDC, which is housed on the MSU campus in Starkville, Mississippi, is one of four regional centers coordinating rural development research and Extension education programs with land-grant institutions on both the regional and national level.

The SU Ag Center will continue to partner with the SRDC and other rural development organizations in an effort to strengthen the rural communities of Louisiana.


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