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Dr. Bill Richardson, LSU AgCenter (2016)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-04-04

Duration: 00:28:46

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Richardson, William B., 1944- | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | Louisiana State University Agricultural Center | Agriculture | Medical marijuana


  • Richardson, Bill Speaker


A speech by Dr. Bill Richardson before the Baton Rouge Press Club on April 4, 2016. Dr. Richardson is the Vice President for Agriculture at Louisiana State University (LSU). He discusses: the LSU AgCenter’s role in developing new crop varieties of rice, sugar cane, and sweet potatoes; the work of the extension programs in all 64 parishes; the importance of the 4-H program; their pilot project for the Healthy Communities program in West Carroll Parish; the future of agriculture; the LSU School of Agriculture; and the impact of recent budget cuts. He also answers questions on the following topics: the best and worst case scenarios for the LSU AgCenter’s budget; the impact of budget cuts on recruiting; the LSU AgCenter’s cooperation with the Southern University AgCenter; the future of medical marijuana in Louisiana; their model for managing intellectual property; and genetically modified organisms (GMOS).