Ag Alumni Speaker Series

Previous Speakers

Michael Venker

Michael Venker's Ag Alumni Speaker Series was filmed on September 17, 2021, via Zoom.

Michael Venker has served as the president of Cargill Dressings, Sauces and Oils. Venker is also an LSU National Board member, serving as an advocate for LSU in the upper mid-west. He is a 1978 graduate in agricultural business from LSU.

Melissa Siebert

Melissa Siebert's Ag Alumni Speaker Series was filmed on October 15, 2021, via Zoom.

Dr. Melissa Siebert is an entomologist for Corteva Agriscience. Within her role, she is the global biology leader for insect nematode management and laureate. She graduated with her master's ('01) and doctoral degrees ('04) in entomology from LSU.

Teresa Thomas

Teresa Thomas' Ag Alumni Speaker Series was filmed on November 5, 2021, via Zoom.

Teresa Thomas is the founder of Crazy Plant Bae, a New Orleans-based gardening shop that sells house plants. Thomas's business has helped bring together her community, and she uses blogging to share her knowledge and enthusiasm about house plants. Thomas graduated from LSU in agricultural economics and international trade.

 

Parker Pennington

Parker Pennington's Ag Alumni Speaker Series was recorded on January 29, 2021, via Zoom.

Dr. Parker Pennington is a reproductive physiologist that has focused her research on non-domestic megafauna. Her research aims to adapt and implement assisted reproductive technologies to aid and improve endangered species populations.

Ken West

Ken West's Ag Alumni Speaker Series was filmed on February 26, 2021, via Zoom.

Ken West is the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for the Regional Medical Center of San Jose-HCA. In his role, he provides administrative oversight to the medical center, as well as overseeing multi-campus staffing and productivity. West is an LSU graduate in nutritional sciences.

Deacue Fields

Deacue Fields' Ag Alumni Speaker Series was filmed on March 19, 2021, via Zoom.

Dr. Deacue Fields is the Dean and Senior Associate VP for the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas. He provides a vision for the College that helps to increase national and international prominence. He oversees efforts for student recruitment, innovative and relevant learning platforms, and career preparation for students. 

George Robinson

George Robinson's Ag Alumni Speaker Series was filmed on September 25, 2020, via Zoom.

Dr. George Robinson is the President and CEO of Heartland Veterinary Partners. Dr. Robinson's resume is incredible! It includes holding public office, being a current LSU Foundation Board member, and past President of Southern University’s Foundation Board of Directors. 

Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld's speaker series was recorded on October 23, 2020, via Zoom.

Anthony Ryan Auld is a 2010 graduate of the Textile, Apparel Design, and Merchandising program. Anthony Ryan has been recognized nationally for his award-winning designs in publications like Marie Claire, InStyle, USA Today, US Weekly, and OK Magazine. He was the 2015 Project Runway All Star's Winner. 

Noble Guedon

Noble Guedon's Ag Alumni Speaker Series was filmed on November 6, 2020, via Zoom.

Noble Guedon is Corporate Integrated Solutions Department Manager for Goldman Equipment, the largest John Deere distributor in Louisiana. Noble is a fifth-generation farmer and an innovative thinker. He specializes in data management services and incorporating technology and machinery. 

 

For more information, contact?

Lindsey Kelly
Director of Alumni Relations and Career Development
lkelly@agcenter.lsu.edu
225-578-2715

Sponsors

This series is hosted by the Agriculture Student Association and sponsored by Campus Federal.