Lsu AgCenter & College of Agriculture

We drive agricultural production in Louisiana by providing research-based information and dynamic, transformative academic experiences in agricultural sciences.

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Campus Campaign Goal: $32.8 million

Our research supports agricultural industries, enhances the environment, and improves lives and economic well-being. We have one of the most active intellectual property programs in the country and rank among the top research universities for return on investment dollar. We reach nearly 179,000 youth every year through 4-H, and our degree programs have evolved from a focus solely on production agriculture to a comprehensive array of programs that encompass all aspects of agriculture.

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Fundraising Priorities

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Food Innovation Center

A new Food Innovation Center will expand the scope of our food-related research and will include a product and process development team, a full-service consumer sensory testing laboratory, and a food safety hub.

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Student Scholarships

Scholarships allow us to recruit and retain high-performing, talented, and diverse students who will be the next generation to feed, clothe, and improve the health and well-being of a growing population.

4-H

As the largest youth development program in the state, 4-H’s focus on citizenship, healthy living, and science makes us a crucial part of preparing Louisiana youth for lifelong success.

Experiential Learning Support

Guaranteeing support for internships, service-learning projects, undergraduate research, and study abroad opportunities means that every College of Agriculture student who wants to participate in these life-changing experiences can.

Student Organizations and Programming Support

Campus clubs and organizations are a place for students to develop leadership skills, delve into interests, and connect with peers. Funds earmarked for student organization activities will support these valuable experiences.

Lectureship, Speaker Series, and International Symposium Support

Our students, faculty, and community benefit from access to field specialists, scholars, and alumni who speak about agricultural practices, health initiatives, and environmental concerns. Endowed support ensures we can attract these experts.

Chair in Nutrition and Food Science

With innovative research and outreach, we can live in a food-obsessed culture and live well at the same time. An endowed chair will allow us to assemble the brightest minds to tackle critical health issues.

Chair in Food Safety and Security

An endowed chair will ensure research advances toward the development of a sustainable system of global food security to meet the nutrition demands of the world’s burgeoning population.

Nutrition and Food Sciences Graduate Student Support

Endowed scholarship, fellowship, and experiential education support will equip nutrition and food sciences graduate scholars with the financial means and hands-on opportunities needed to maximize their time at LSU.

Animal Sciences Graduate Student Support

Scholarship, fellowship, and stipend support will equip animal sciences graduate scholars with the financial means to maximize their time at LSU.

Therapeutic Cannabis Endowment

Endowment funding for research and outreach initiatives, as well to create the fundamental building blocks of a future degree program that studies therapeutic cannabis, will move LSU toward fostering a healthier Louisiana.

Agricultural Technology Research Endowment

Agricultural Technology Research EndowmentAn endowment fund to support research, chairs, scholarships, and professorships will propel agricultural technology progress forward and ensure our students are prepared to succeed as leaders in their fields.

Louisiana Center for Plant Biotechnology and Crop Development

Feeding the world sustainably and responsibly is one of the greatest challenges facing agriculture. An endowment to support the center, a collaboration among state organizations, will amplify its impact.

Agricultural Water Resource Endowment

A research endowment will improve understanding and management of water and investigate opportunities to address long-term issues impacting water resources, including by educating the future scientists who will meet these challenges.

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