Baton Rouge, La. – Dr. Andra Johnson, Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Development at the SU Ag Center, participated in a panel discussion along with Drs. Deacue Fields, who is a graduate of the SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences and Dean of Dale Bumper College’s Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at The University of Arkansas, and Bill Richardson, the Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University, at the 2019 National Agricultural Alumni & Development Association (NAADA) Conference held in Baton Rouge, La. on June 13, 2019.
The panelists discussed strategies and ideas for diversifying revenue streams and keeping the land-grant mission relevant in the midst of budget cuts, enrollment challenges, and stakeholder needs.
NAADA's mission is to provide education, support, and recognition for professionals and volunteers dedicated to expanding resources for advancing agriculture and related disciplines through land-grant and other colleges of agricultural sciences and partner programs.