Thursday, July 6

SU Land-Grant Campus Concludes BAYOU Phase IV

BAYOU students are poised for their research presentations

Chancellor-Dean Bobby R. Phills wishes a bright future for the BAYOU students
Baton Rouge, La. – For the 38 participants in the Beginning Agricultural Youth Opportunities Unlimited (BAYOU) program, today marks the conclusion of the five-week summer experiential learning program with the SU Land-Grant Campus family.

During their stay, they conducted research, took trips and had fun while learning.

On July 6, 2017, the remaining 33 students in the program presented information on their research activities in the areas of Agricultural Economics, Urban Forestry, Child Development, Apparel Merchandising and Textiles, Human Nutrition and Food, Animal Science and Plant and Soil Sciences.

The Chancellor-Dean of the Land-Grant Campus, Dr. Bobby R. Phills expressed his pride in the students’ growth in his closing remarks.

“I am impressed with your research presentations.  You can compete with college students,” said Phills.

Dr. Phills also expressed his gratitude to the parents for allowing them the opportunity to experience life on campus this summer. He also invited the students back as SU students in the agricultural sciences.

Upcoming high school senior Sarah Neal says she plans to take Dr. Phills up on his offer. 

The Winnsboro, La. native is already planning to participate in the BAYOU program next year and ultimately earn a degree in Agricultural Economics.

"I came to BAYOU to learn about the different majors and opportunities available in the field of agriculture," said Neal. "I would like learn more about agricultural economics to help grow and build the economies of rural communities through entrepreneurship," she added.

The BAYOU program provides an opportunity for high school seniors and incoming college freshman to gain first-hand knowledge about career opportunities in Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Business or the natural sciences.

To qualify, students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and have completed 11th grade. The students’ live in the dormitories on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus and are permitted to go home on the weekends.

Click here to view photos from the event. 


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