Our certification programs are administered by a collection of extension specialists, associates, faculty and research professionals, all from experienced backgrounds and committed to educate, train, support, and enhance the skill and abilities of Louisiana citizens, communities, small farms, and businesses:
The Certification Programs are offered through funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through a collaboration with the State of Louisiana Division of Administration Office of Community Development.
The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC), conducts 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. Resources are focused on high priority issues facing the citizens of Louisiana as the needs of this diverse society grow in complexity. The SUAREC offers credible, relevant, and effective research and educational responses that have positive and enduring impact on individuals, families, and communities. One of the goals of the SUAREC is to strengthen the productivity, profitability and competitiveness, of Louisiana’s agriculture, forestry, and fisheries while enhancing the environment and wise use of the natural resources.
Our project sponsors, Louisiana State Office of Community Development Disaster Recovery Unit, attended our Sustainable Urban Agriculture certification training session held in partnership with Baton Roots in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.