Tuesday, September 1

SU Ag Center to provide Emergency Hurricane Technical Assistance in North Louisiana


SU Ag Center's Mobile Education Center

Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SU Ag Center) will be deploying its Mobile Educational Technology Center (M-TEC) to Bastrop, Louisiana. The purpose of this deployment is to aid in providing technical assistance to the citizens of North Louisiana and the surrounding areas that recently suffered damage during Hurricane Laura. 


The SU Ag Center will be providing internet access and mobile computing for those that need to complete online forms.


“I am excited to welcome the SU Ag Center’s Mobile Technology Center, which is equipped with computers that will be available for use by our Bastrop and Morehouse Parish citizens,” said Mayor Henry Cotton. “Because of the widespread damage to our local electrical and internet access infrastructure, brought about by Hurricane Laura's destructive winds, this service fills one of our most pressing disaster recovery needs: community access to WiFi-enabled laptops. This will give our residents access to State and Federal aid programs, while maintaining social distance,” added Mayor Cotton.


“This is a great opportunity for us to provide assistance and serve one of the areas that is a part of our coverage area,” stated Dr. Dawn Mellion-Patin, SU Ag Center Vice Chancellor for Extension and Outreach.


The unit is scheduled to be located at The City of Bastrop Technology and Conference Center, 794 Colliers Lane in Bastrop, Louisiana from Thursday, Sept. 3rd – Friday, Sept. 4th from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 


Face masks and social distancing will be required. 


For more information, contact Dr. Dawn Patin at dawn_mellion@suagcenter.com or call (225) 931-2786.





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