The Stately Oak
While philanthropic motivations vary, they yield a common outcome for the College of Agriculture and the LSU AgCenter: enhanced ability to drive the mission. Some donors desire to minimize financial obstacles for a promising student through a dedicated scholarship. Others fund a life altering international travel experience for a student from a small town or invest in our signature youth development programs like those highlighted in this issue. Read more in this year's issue of The Stately Oak.
Innovation marks philanthropic activities
While philanthropic motivations vary, they yield a common outcome for the College of Agriculture and the LSU AgCenter: enhanced ability to drive the mission.
4-H Summer Camp: A century of history, millions of memories
The 4-H campground, nested on 90 acres in the town of Pollock near Kisatchie National Forest, has been hosting Louisiana youth for a century.
AgCenter renames research station to honor former administrator
To honor his legacy, the AgCenter has added Chambers’ name to its Central Research Station in Baton Rouge.
Kirby family honors patriarch's legacy with new AgCenter professorship
The Albert E. and Karen W. Kirby Professorship in Agriculture has been established to honor the late "Big Al" Kirby, who died in May and was an ardent supporter of LSU and education.
Endowment for American Sugar Cane League Chair in Sugar Production Grows to $1 million
The Louisiana Board of Regents has matched a donation from the American Sugar Cane League to bring the endowment for an LSU AgCenter chair in sugar production to $1 million. The board’s $400,000 contribution will be paired with the league’s donation of $600,000 to establish the endowment in 2017.
Venker family establishes fund for diversity, equity and inclusion
Michael and Debra Benedict Venker donated $50,000 to establish the Venker Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Scholarship for the College of Agriculture.
American Sugar Cane League adds funds to scholarship to honor late agronomist Windell Jackson
In four decades as an agronomist with the American Sugar Cane League, Windell Jackson had a profound impact on the Louisiana sugarcane industry.
Newly renovated LSU Textile and Costume Museum reopens with Mayan textile exhibition
The exhibition features the recently acquired Travis Doering collection of textiles and related artifacts from 40 Mayan villages in the Guatemala highlands.
Alumni back on campus
The LSU College of Agriculture Alumni Association is back in full swing after facing the barrier of COVID for nearly two years, hosting multiple events on campus throughout the fall and spring semesters that welcomed alumni, families, faculty, staff and supporters of the college.
Designing a Legacy
The stately live oaks that line the roads on LSU’s campus are one of the most charming and beloved parts of the university. For nearly a century, these oaks have greeted students and alumni as they pass through the parade grounds and quadrangle.
Largest endowed scholarship in Louisiana 4-H history honors Louisiana legend
A $100,000 scholarship has been given to support Louisiana 4-H, making it the largest endowed scholarship in the history of the organization.
International Summer School helps students explore Louisiana Agriculture
International students visited LSU’s campus in Baton Rouge this summer as part of International Summer School at LSU, a weeklong exchange. The program is a continuation of a two-year international short program that began in 2019 but was postponed due to the pandemic.
LSU Recognized for Innovation in International Education
LSU is the co-recipient of the 2022 IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in the category of Strategic Partnerships for the LSU AgCenter-MENDELU Partnership.
LSU AgCenter, College of Agriculture name the 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Champions
The LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture have selected the 2022 Diversity and Inclusion Champions. Diversity and Inclusion Champions are a dynamic group that liaises between the College of Agriculture dean's office, departments and schools to promote diversity initiatives and student inclusion.
Agricultural and extension education student receives K.C. Toups Memorial Les Voyageurs Award
Each year, the College of Agriculture awards the K.C. Toups Memorial Les Voyageurs Award to a rising senior member of the Les Voyageurs. The Les Voyageurs is a student ambassador group for the college and often greets prospective students when they visit campus.
Four LSU College of Agriculture students recognized in the LSU Tiger Twelve Class of 2022
Four LSU College of Agriculture students represent the LSU Tiger Twelve Class of 2022. LSU's Tiger Twelve is an initiative that highlights a select group of undergraduate seniors who have contributed to LSU campus life and positively impacted the Baton Rouge community.
2022-23 Les Voyageurs
In the fall of 1987, the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University identified the need for a team of agriculture students to serve as representatives for the College and University throughout the state.
The mission of the College of Agriculture Student Association (ASA) is to represent the needs of the students in the LSU College of Agriculture.
LSU College of Agriculture Alumni Association Names 2021 Award Recipients
The LSU College of Agriculture has named Kenneth Gravois and Steve Peirce as outstanding alumni for 2021. Rebecca Melanson and Jeremy Hendrix received the early career alumni award.
Faculty and staff recognitions
Recognitions of faculty and staff in the LSU AgCenter and College of Agriculture