Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)updated: January 2014

The Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) is a professional development program sponsored by Louisiana State University AgCenter (LSUAC) and the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC). We work together to implement programs that enhance the capabilities of Louisiana's ag professionals in the area of sustainable agriculture. Louisiana SARE partners with researchers, extension faculty, producers, and community organizations to research and implement the best science-based practices available in all aspects of Louisiana's agricultural system. In addition to research, SARE is dedicated to providing education in sustainable agriculture through various trainings offered each year. Educational initiatives include workshops and long-distance education training sessions, field trips, resource manuals and informational bulletins.

Our SARE State Coordinators are vital for expanding sustainable agriculture training for Extension, NRCS, and other ag professionals who will then help producers transition to a more sustainable agriculture. 

  • Louisiana State University: Kathryn Fontenot is assistant professor and Extension specialist in the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. Her specialization is home, community, school gardens and farmers markets.
  • Southern University and A&M College: Chris Robichaux is co-state coordinator for the Louisiana SARE program at Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Robichaux serves as a university horticulturist.
    • Southern University & LSU
      114 Court House
      Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
      Phone: 337-332-2181
      FAX:   337-332-2870
      crobichaux@agcenter.lsu.edu
  • Louisiana SARE Program Assistant: Robert Williams serves as the Louisiana SARE PDP Assistant. Williams is a graduate student in the School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences at Louisiana State University.
    • LSU Ag Center
      137 Julian Miller Hall
      Baton Rouge, LA 70803
      Phone: 225-578-1037
      Fax: 225-578-1068
      RWilliams@agcenter.lsu.edu


Contact Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)


Contact Louisiana Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Kathryn Fontenot
SARE State Coordinator
Louisiana State University AgCenter School of Plant, Environmental, and Soil Sciences
163 J.C. Miller Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70803
Phone: 225-578-2417
Fax: 225-578-1068


 

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Louisiana

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