Center for Agribusiness and Rural Development

CARD logoCenter for Agribusiness and Rural Development (CARD) was established on April 4, 2005. The mission of CARD is to assist farmers and agribusinesses in the production and marketing of food and related products to increase incomes and create jobs leading to sustainable livelihoods for rural populations.

CARD’s main program departments consist of Agribusiness and Marketing, Rural Development, and Special Projects, which include specially contracted projects such as a Food Safety Program, in conjunction with the USDA and Louisiana State, and the creation of the Farm Credit Organization, guided by the U.S.Farm Credit Administration.

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