LSU researchers drive innovation in agricultural practices and develop new crop varieties while protecting the environment and making the most of our natural resources.
Innovation isn’t always about the latest technology. Sometimes it’s about transforming an organization by making its people happier, healthier and more successful. At RoyOMartin, Louisiana’s largest landowner and maker of wood products, LSU alumna Donna Bailey and LSU/LSU Health Shreveport alumnus Dr. Brian Elkins have helped build an educational system as well as a healthcare system—within the company—to support RoyOMartin employees and their families.
Wild, invasive pigs cause more than $90 million in damage to Louisiana farms each year and pose a growing threat to the environment, people and other animals.
Initial $2.2 million in state investment is propelling the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine toward a bold goal of almost doubling admissions by next year from 120 to 200.
Veterans are actively supporting LSU Eunice efforts to educate veterans to pursue agribusiness careers. One of them is David Billings, LSU AgCenter graduate, Army veteran, and co-owner of Coastal Plains Meat Company in Eunice, Louisiana.
Ongoing LSU research collaborations with farmers across Louisiana is leveraging data science to grow more and better food and fiber despite great challenges.
Meet LSU student William Gaspard Jr.
Through a new skills-based and stackable certificate program—Sustaining Future Farms in Louisiana—and a brand-new Associate of Science in Agriculture degree, LSU Eunice (LSUE) will produce the next generation of technologically advanced farmers in two years or less.
LSU Professor Cristina Sabliov is creating nanotechnologies for more targeted delivery of agrochemicals to crops to protect plants and the environment while also reducing waste for farmers.
LSU of Alexandria Collaborates with USDA to Investigate Trees Infested by Beetles in Wake of Big Storms
Students and faculty at LSU of Alexandria are collaborating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to document the impact hurricanes and tornadoes have on insects in southern forests. Their goal is to protect Louisiana’s top agricultural industry.
Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, the FFA program prepares members for leadership and careers in science, business, and agricultural technology.
Photosynthesis is the main driver of all life on our planet, but it can be a glitchy process. That’s why LSU scientist James Moroney and colleague Paul South are working on re-engineering it.
Through the Healthy Communities initiative, LSU AgCenter extension agents are on the ground in every Louisiana parish inviting residents to decide for themselves how to best lower obesity rates where they live.
LSU AgCenter is helping to feed Louisiana and the world by developing crop varieties that are highly sought-after, not only here at home, but across the globe.
Through research and development and hands-on LSU AgCenter extension services and support for farmers in every parish, the LSU system supports vital crops, local industries, and heritage foods across the state of Louisiana.
LSU researchers are helping to protect what some call “the canary in the ocean” since it often is the first victim of environmental change—the luscious and delicate oyster.