Bill Richardson at helm of LSU's merged agriculture programs

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After nearly half a century at Louisiana State University, College of Agriculture Dean Kenneth Koonce has retired and was replaced by Vice President for Agriculture Bill Richardson, reuniting the LSU Ag Center’s research and extension with the college’s academic program.

Those three missions have been separate since 1972 when the Ag Center was established as an autonomous campus.

The LSU Board of Supervisors merged the administrations of the College of Agriculture and the Ag Center on Sept. 6, making Richardson vice president for agriculture — leader of the 1,698-student college as well as the Ag Center, which has a presence in all 64 parishes of Louisiana.

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