Thursday, May 4

SARDI host Federation of Southern Cooperatives Workshop

Producers listen to a speaker during the Federation of Southern Cooperatives Livestock and Health Management Workshop, which was held at SARDI on April 22, 2017.

Baton Rouge, La.The Federation of Southern Cooperatives hold their Livestock and Health Management Workshop at the Sustainable Agriculture Rural Development Institute (SARDI) on Saturday, April 22 in Opelousas, La.

Antonio Harris, director of SARDI, offered greetings to the nearly 35 producers in attendance for the workshop.

The event’s topics of discussion included:        
·         Emergency Preparedness and Response
·         On – Farm Biosecurity Issues
·         Traceability of Livestock Diseases
·         Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund Program and Services

The Federation of Southern Cooperatives is a non-profit organization whose mission includes striving toward the development of self-supporting communities with programs that increase income and enhance other opportunities. The cooperative also strives to assist in land retention and development, especially for African Americans, but essentially for all family farmers. 

SARDI is a satellite campus of the SU Ag Center housed in Opelousas, La. The Institute focuses on improving the socioeconomic well-being of citizens in rural communities within a ten-parish region of St. Landry, Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, and Vermillion Parishes.

The SU Ag Center and College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus.

For additional information about SARDI or to receive information about its programs and services, call 337-943-2410.


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