LSU College of Agriculture Receives Endowed Assistantship in Field Crop Integrated Pest Management
BATON ROUGE – Earlier this year, Ray and Dorothy Young of Wisner, La., were recognized by the LSU College of Agriculture after the creation of an endowed assistantship position in their honor in the field of crop integrated pest management.
The Youngs were recognized during the LSU College of Agriculture’s Spring Reception, held at LSU’s Lod Cook Alumni Center in April.
The Louisiana Agriculture Consultants Association, or LACA, was the driving force behind the initiation of the Ray and Dorothy Young Endowed Assistantship in Field Crop Integrated Pest Management. The endowed gift, made through the LSU Foundation in honor of Ray and Dorothy Young, will provide a graduate assistantship for a College of Agriculture student studying entomology, plant pathology or weed science.
“The Ray and Dorothy Young Assistantship will provide much needed resources to support our graduate education program in Integrated Pest Management,” said Kenneth Koonce, dean of the LSU College of Agriculture. “This support will allow us to continue training top students in this critical area for Louisiana agriculture.
Throughout their careers, the Youngs have been involved in every aspect of cotton farming, including was scouting and training young farmers to be successful crop consultants.
“They both are a true example of people who have a passion for Southern agriculture,” Koonce said of the Youngs.
The LSU College of Agriculture’s Spring Reception is held annually and recognizes those that have established scholarships, assistantships or professorships within the college of Agriculture. It also recognizes the college’s outstanding alumni, faculty and students.
To support the LSU College of Agriculture through a gift to the LSU Foundation, please visit the college’s Alumni & Development page at www.coa.lsu.edu.