History of Louisiana Cooperative Extension is Focus of New Oral History Project

An Interview with Denver Loupe about LA Cooperative Extension

An interview with Denver Loupe about LA Cooperative Extension, photo by Kyle Tanglao.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Smith-Lever Act, the LSU AgCenter, the LSU College of Agriculture, and the LSU Libraries T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History are collaborating to document the history of the LSU Cooperative Extension Service.  By interviewing former administrators, faculty members, extension agents, and College of Agriculture alumni, we aim to record the multiple perspectives of those who were involved in extension work and the development of agriculture in our state.

Interviews have already begun and will continue throughout the year.  Graduate Assistant, Wyatt Winnie, has started fieldwork by interviewing Denver Loupe (pictured above) and will keep us posted with an upcoming blog post on his interviewing activities throughout the summer.  This month, Jennifer Cramer is going to be interviewing LSU AgCenter Chancellor William Richardson and Cristina Caminita will be interviewing Paul Coreil, the Vice Chancellor and Director Emeritus LSU AgCenter Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.

Stay tuned for upcoming public events associated with the centennial celebration that focus on the history of Louisiana Cooperative Extension!

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