Southern University Ag Center to Hold Sustainable Urban Ag Program

BATON ROUGE – The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SU Ag Center) will hold an Urban Agriculture Certification Program in Baker, LA at the Municipal Center, 3325 Groom Rd.

The intensive 12-session training series will teach participants how to use sustainable agricultural practices in an urban environment; with hands-on experience. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from August 16 – September 13, 2018.

Topics covered during the series will include: Permaculture and the Environment; Water Harvesting, Irrigation and Composting; Small Scale Agriculture; Animal Husbandry: Poultry, Bees and Worms; Vertical Farming, Hydroponics, and Aquaponics; Maximizing the Use of Land Resources and Infrastructure; Working with City Government within City Ordinances; Construction Techniques, Hoop Houses, Raised Beds; Organic and Sustainable Production and Combatting Diseases and Man-Made Threats.

Each class will be led by experts and professors from the SU Ag Center.

To date, the SU Ag Center has held three Urban Agriculture Certification programs in St. Landry, East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parish.

Interested participants can register for the certification program by visiting,

For additional information about the certification program, contact Marlin Ford, Ph.D.,