The United States is proud of its land grant (or Extension) universities which provide vital research-based resources to their local communities on various topics, from agriculture and natural resources to personal finance and youth education.

In the latest episode of This is U.S. Sustainability, we look at the special relationship between academia and agriculture and how it drives innovation, using the example of the Louisiana rice industry. Join us as we head south to the world-renowned Rice Research Station near Crowley, where researchers have boosted the sustainability, nutritional value, quality, and profitability of the state’s top grain crop for over a century. We also meet fifth-generation farmers Paul and Fred Zaunbrecher in nearby Rayne to hear how the Station’s work has benefitted their rice and crawfish operation. Tune in for the latest developments in rice and crawfish production, and soak up the atmosphere on the farm. 

Listen to this episode here.