C. Reuben Walker, Ph.D
Southern University and A&M College | Lafayette, LA
Consumer/Public Interest | January, 2011 – January, 2016
C. Reuben Walker is a Professor and Program Leader of Animal Science at Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SUAREC) and Southern University-Baton Rouge (SUBR). He is the holder of SUAREC and SUBR first patent (crawfish waste process). Dr. Walker is leading the effort at SUAREC and SUBR in developing a focus on organic since the retirement of Dr. Owusu Bandele (NOSB 2000-05). Dr. Walker views organic as an excellent means of promoting agriculture to a broad array of new and traditional rural, urban, and suburban stakeholders for promoting healthy living and being good stewards of the earth resources. Currently, his research focus is on organic pork, sugar cane, field corn, soybean, and okra. His connection to organic has been due to Frank Stronach and Dennis Mills of Magna Corporation, Toronto Canada, Harry Schexnayder (Organic Certification Manager) at the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and Earnest Freeman, Retired LSU County Agent.
Dr. Walker has several years of experience in advocating organic and helping numerous Louisiana limited resource and small farmers secure organic inputs and locate organic vendors. Dr. C. Reuben Walker holds a M.S and Ph.D in Animal Breeding from Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon. Also, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the Louisiana Tech University, Ruston Louisiana. He is a charter member of the Louisiana Gamma Chapter of Alpha Zeta.