Monday, January 29

SU Land-Grant Campus set to host 75th Annual Livestock Show

Meat purchases are available
Baton Rouge, La. – More than 100 young farmers from throughout the state will travel to the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena with hopes of having their prized winning animals named champion during the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus’ 75th Annual State Livestock and Poultry Show.

The event provides an opportunity for youth to showcase their hard work in raising and caring for various breeds of cattle, hogs, sheep, lamb, goats and poultry. Winners will receive premiums, ribbons, rosettes and trophy belt buckles.

A week of events has been scheduled to celebrate the show’s 75th anniversary. Activities leading up to the Livestock Show will begin on February 23 with a Livestock Show Advisory Council Luncheon held at the SU Ag Center, a Livestock Information Social Media Blast will be held on Feb. 26, a Jagriculture Student Livestock Show Cook-Out will be held on the front lawn of Fisher Hall on Feb. 27, and a Jagriculture Student Livestock Show Information Booth will be set-up at the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union on Feb. 28. The 2018 Livestock Show will run from March 1 – 3.

The Livestock Show Office is currently accepting pre-orders of non-processed choice meats from various livestock. All proceeds from meat sales go directly to participating youth as a reward for their hard work and financial investment. The following meat choices and quantities are available:

  • One whole beef $2,000
  • One half beef $1,000
  • One-fourth beef $500
  • One whole pork $225
  • One whole lamb $200
  • One whole goat is $175

There is a processing fee that is not included in the original cost of the meat. All purchases must be paid by money order or check and made payable to the Southern University Ag Center Livestock Show, prior to picking up the meat from the slaughter house.

Those who don’t pre-order their meat are invited to make a purchase during the show’s ‘Junior Auction Sale’ on Saturday, March 3 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena.

The office will deliver the meat to two locations, either the Cutrer Slaughter House in Kentwood, La. or Rouchers in Plaquemine, La.

Donations to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank are also welcome. 

For more information on the SU Land-Grant Campus’ Livestock Show or to purchase meat, click here or contact the Livestock Show Office at 225.771.6208 or 225.771.4350.


Monday, January 22

SU Land-Grant Campus gears up for the 14th Annual ‘Connecting Businesses with Contracts’ Procurement Conference

File photos from the 2017 Procurement Conference.

Baton Rouge, La. Hundreds of current and potential small business owners from around the state will gather at Southern University’s Felton G. Clark Activity Center on March 27 for the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus’s 14th Annual ‘Connecting Businesses with Contracts’ Procurement Conference.

The conference, which will be held from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., provides a venue for potential and existing business owners, contractors, non-profits, small towns, and municipalities to learn about the resources that are available through federal, state and local government agencies and major prime companies.

Last year’s event drew a crowd of nearly 400 exhibitors and participants; offering sessions for millennial business owners as well as sessions on business tax strategies and financial management, employee performance management, writing winning bids, effective marketing strategies, construction law, and how to obtain and maintain a contractor’s license.

The conference is co-sponsored by the U. S. Small Business Administration; Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University; Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

Pre-registration is required to participate in the conference, which is free and open to the public. Individuals can register for the conference online at, or by faxing a paper registration form to 504.589.2339 by March 20. Onsite registration will also be available. 

Small businesses are welcome to serve as exhibitors for the event. Potential exhibitors are urged to submit an exhibitor registration form by March 19 to or fax to 504.589.2339.

For more information about the Procurement Conference or to obtain registration forms, contact Eual Hall at 225.771.4105 or via e-mail at