Friday, July 14

Class VI of the Small Farmer Ag Leadership Institute takes a farm study tour to Houston

Baton Rouge, La. – Members of the 6th class of the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Institute, advisors and SU Land-grant campus employees are on a three-day tour to explore agriculture in the greater Houston area, July 12-15, 2017.

The Southern University Land-Grant Campus offers an agricultural leadership training program to small farmers across the United States for the past 11 years. This two-year course of study, consists of training seminars, video lessons, agricultural enterprise visits and farm study tours.

SU Ag Institute tour group visits the George Bush Library and Museum while in Houston
The SU Land-Grant Campus is collaborating on this effort with the Southern University Law Center, Alcorn State University - Small Farm Development Center, Prairie View A & M University - Cooperative Extension Program and North Carolina A & T State University - Cooperative Extension Program to bring the Institute to the farmers in various locations.

The 1890 System developed the Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Training Institute to guide small, limited-resource and minority farmers through the process of becoming more competitive agricultural entrepreneurs. 

This project is supported by the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Competitive Grants Program of the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, USDA.

For more information about the program, contact Dawn Mellion-Patin, PhD, director, Small Farmer Agricultural Leadership Training Institute/Vice Chancellor for Extension and Outreach at 225-771-3532.
Additional information is available on our website at              

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