Thursday, April 9

College of Ag to hold Virtual Summer BAYOU Program

Application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2020

Baton Rouge, La. - Southern University’s College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences has extended the application deadline for its summer Beginning Agricultural Youth Opportunities Unlimited (BAYOU) Program.

The three-week program will be held virtually June 7 – 26, 2020 and will provide high school seniors and incoming college freshmen with an opportunity 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. Graduating high school seniors must have either an ACT (SAT equivalent) composite score of 20 or above, or a 2.5 GPA, or rank in the top 50% of their high school graduation class and require no more than one remedial course. 

Applications are available here. The application deadline is May 1, 2020.

Questions and concerns about the BAYOU Program can be directed to Dr. Harold Mellieon at 


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