USDA and Tuskegee University awards LU School of Agriculture and Applied Science with research grant

USDA and Tuskegee University awards LU School of Agriculture and Applied Science with research grant

By Christina Gray, Media Relations Specialist

Langston, Oklahoma – United States Department of Agricultural and Tuskegee University awarded $22,000 to George Luker, Ph.D. and the School of Agriculture and Applied Science for “Swine Outreach Activity”. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is implementing a national response to reduce, and in some areas eliminate, the risks and damages inflicted by feral swine to property, agriculture, natural resources and human health.

APHIS is serving as the lead federal agency in a cooperative effort with other entities that share a common interest in reducing or eliminating problems caused by feral swine. The overall objective of the program is to minimize damage inflicted by feral swine.

"This funding will help to increase the understanding of how federal swine impacts farmers and ranchers," said Luker.

" It will also provide outreach materials to fanners and ranchers on how to resolve problems generally associated with feral swine. "

The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to familiarize students with modern agriculture, encourage personal development and prepare them to successfully address environmental, rural, urban and general community needs. Langston offers more than 38 degree programs, including 5 masters degrees and one doctoral program. Langston University is located 12 miles east of Guthrie, Oklahoma. To learn more about the School of Agriculture & Applied Sciences, visit http://www.langston.edu/agriculture-applied-sciences.

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