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