AgIsAmerica and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center to Host Twitter Town Hall

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This Town Hall will highlight the Center’s innovative programs and statewide impact.

Extension specialists and researchers from the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (La.) will partner with Agriculture is America (AgIsAmerica), a national communications initiative aimed at highlighting the nation’s land-grant institutions, to host a Twitter Town Hall on Thursday, December 3rd from 2 pm – 3 pm CT.

Experts will answer questions regarding the Center’s multi-disciplinary nutrition and health programs as well as the Center’s Fast Track Gardening Program. The Center has a history of “linking the citizens of Louisiana with opportunities for success.”  For instance, the Center’s Fast Track Gardening program gives incarcerated youth the opportunity to use gardening as a tool to learn more about agriculture and nutrition. The Center is one of four sister campuses of the Southern University and A&M College, a Historically Black land-grant institution that received land-grant status under the Second Morrill Act of 1890. A Twitter Town Hall, like a public meeting or seminar, gives the opportunity for a live question and answer period.

To follow the conversation or submit a question, include the hashtag, “#agischat,” in your tweet.

All agriculture-related organizations, industry leaders, friends, and supporters are invited to join the discussion. The participating Twitter handles include:

About the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SU AG Center) The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center was established as the fifth campus of the Southern University System on July 1, 2001 to enhance the impact of land-grant programs on the people of Louisiana. The Center’s mission is to conduct basic and applied research, and disseminate information to the citizens of Louisiana in a manner that is useful in addressing their scientific, technological, social, economic and cultural needs. To learn more, visit http://www.suagcenter.com/.

About AgIsAmerica Agriculture is America. In short, the agriculture industry – sustained in large part by the American land-grant university system through Colleges of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Stations, and Cooperative Extension – is integral to jobs, national security, and health. To learn more, visit http://agisamerica.org/

 

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