About the SUAREC

About the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Founded in 2000, the SUAREC fulfills the mission of the University’s land-grant role to conduct statewide basic and applied research and to disseminate information to the citizens of Louisiana in a manner that is useful in addressing their scientific, technological, social, economic and cultural needs.  SUAREC's research based educational information  aim to help small-scale and limited resource farmers and ranchers to develop and maintain viable farming operations that are in harmony with the environment; help communities build capacity to enhance the growth and development of the business and industrial sectors; and improve the quality of life for families and youth throughout Louisiana.  It is one of five campuses comprising the Historically Black Southern University and A&M College System.  The SUAREC has approximately 120 full and part-time employees. SUAREC’s annual operating budget is approximately $7.8 million. The physical plant, with its headquarters at the Ashford O. Williams Hall on the SU Baton Rouge Campus, also includes the SUAREC Experiment Station in Alsen, LA and the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives (SCRI) – a satellite campus located in Opelousas, LA as well as units in 33 parishes. 


Visit www.Suagcenter.com for more information about the SU Agricultural Research and Extension Center.


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