Wednesday, November 14

SU Land-Grant Campus set to raise scholarship funds during Annual Gala

Baton Rouge, La. – Tickets are now available for the Southern University Land-Grant Campus’ Annual Scholarship Gala. The fundraising event will be held at the Raising Cane’s River Center, 275 River Road South, on Saturday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

All proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships; assistantships; internships; study abroad, campus – based research and professional development opportunities for students in the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.

Last year’s Gala raised over $22,000 that were used to support internships, book scholarships and study abroad opportunities.

Tickets are $50 for general admission, $650 for reserved tables. Dinner and live entertainment are included in the price of the ticket.
To purchase tickets or make a tax deductible donation visit, or contact Jasmine Gibbs at 225-771-2719.

The Southern University Land-Grant Campus is also seeking sponsors for the Scholarship Gala.  For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Aymbriana Campbell-Pollard at 225-771-2275.

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


Monday, November 12

SU Land-Grant Campus, USDA slated to hold Listening Session in Madison Parish

Event Flyer

Baton Rouge, La. – Madison Parish residents are invited to attend a Listening Session hosted by the Southern University Land-Grant Campus and the U. S. Department of Agriculture from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on November 15 at the Tallulah-Madison Community Center, located at 800 N. Beech St., in Tallulah, La.
“We want to hear the needs and concerns of the citizens,” said Bobby R. Phills, Chancellor-Dean of the Southern University Land-Grant Campus. “It’s our desire to use the information received from the listening session to implement strategies, seminars and workshops to assist the community.”

The Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus is comprised of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the Southern University College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.

The Campus’ programs focus on, but are not limited to:

  • Sustainable Agricultural Systems
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Family and Human Development
  • Urban Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Youth Development.

For additional information about the Listening Session, contact Sarah Sims at 318-574-2465 or email her at


Wednesday, November 7

SU Land-Grant Campus holds successful Safety Training for Produce Growers

Participants listen to the speaker during the SU Land-Grant Campus' Produce Safety Alliance Grower's Training on November 5 at T.T. Allain Hall. 
 Baton Rouge, La. – A small group of produce growers filled a classroom in T.T. Allain Hall on Southern University’s campus for the Southern University Land-Grant Campus’ Produce Safety Alliance Grower’s Training on November 5.

During the training, participants received information on produce safety; worker health and hygiene; soil amendments; wildlife, domesticated animals and land use; production water, postharvest water; postharvest handling and sanitation and how to develop a farm safety plan.

The training was facilitated by Southern University’s Land-Grant Campus employees Dr. Fatemeh Malekian, Emily King, L’Asia George, Burnell Muse and Allison Dumas with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

The SU Land-Grant Campus has been holding safety trainings to help produce growers comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Produce Safety Rule. This rule sets standards for growing, harvesting, packing and storing fruits and vegetables to prevent foodborne illness. It addresses water quality, composting, farm personnel health and hygiene and equipment sanitation among other issues. 

For additional information about the SU Land-Grant Campus’ Produce Safety Alliance Grower’s Training program, contact Emily King at 225-771-3705 or via email at or Dr. Fatemeh Malekian at 225-771-0251 or via email at