New president of LSU visits Rice Research Center in Rayne, Louisiana
Apart of Rice Research Field Day, rice production big part of Southwest Louisiana agricultural economy
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — The new president of the LSU system visited Rayne today for the Rice Research Station Field Day. People were able to tour the rice fields and see how rice experiments helping rice farming become more and more efficient and productive. It continues to be a big part of southwest Louisiana's economy.
"I'd say it's probably a very under publicized area. Certainly most people are unaware of the amount of rice produced, and also the amount of rice research we do on our campus," says Dr. F. King Alexander, new LSU president.
LSU Ag Center in Rayne is one of the world's best rice research stations. Dr. King hopes his presence there today re-enforces LSU's commitment to the agricultural economy as well as the commitment to farmers here in southwest Louisiana.