Enhancing Capacity of Louisiana’s Small Farms and Businesses

About the Certification Program

The Enhancing Capacity of Louisiana’s Small Farms and Business is an Agricultural Education Technical Assistance certification training program being offered by the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, free of charge to Louisiana residents. We provide access to face-to-face, science-based training and education to Louisiana citizens, small businesses, and communities through the completion of the:

  1. Food & Farm Food Safety Certification
  2. Small Business Development Certification
  3. Master Small Ruminant Certification
  4. Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certification

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:

  1. To increase the income of small businesses.
  2. Train for safer locally grown and prepared food practices.
  3. Increase knowledge of farm food safety practices.
  4. Better production practices for small ruminant producers and other small farmers.
  5. Enhance opportunities for transitioning farmers.
  6. And to enhance employment opportunities for graduates of the certification courses to prepare them for a technological, skilled, and globalized workforce.

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.

Click on the computer below to visit Enhancing Capacity's official website at www.suagcertify.com for registration, publications, resources, videos and more!



For more information, please contact:


Zanetta Augustine, M.S.
Enhancing Capacity of Louisiana’s Small Farms and Businesses, Project Director/Program Trainer
State Office (EBR)
P.O. Box 10010
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Office: (225) 771-2591
Email: zanetta_augustine@suagcenter.com

William Augustine, M.Ed.
Enhancing Capacity of Louisiana’s Small Farms and Businesses, Program Coordinator
State Office (EBR)
P.O. Box 10010
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
Office: (225) 771-2561
Email: william_augustine@suagcenter.com

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