The potential impact includes:
- Providing hands on learning opportunities for the Beginning Agriculture Youth Opportunity Unit (BAYOU) for summer high school students. The BAYOU program is in its 27th year and is recognized by numerous USDA agencies and has been duplicated at several 1890 universities.
- Helping provides a means for furthering Secretary Vilsack economic development efforts for Rural America.
- Helping to building and establishing collaboration with non-governmental organizations (NGO) such as (NGO) such as Agromen, Inc, Sancofa Earth Farm, First Harvest Community Garden, and Jessie Clark Farm in Louisiana.
- Potential to expose over 3,000 college students for careers in the food, agricultural, and related sciences.
- Potential to help war veterans gain valuable experiences in Center activities.
- Potential to provide internship for college credit to students.
- Potential to retool and hire faculty/staff in needed area of agricultural sciences.
- Potential to leverage funds secured to help maintain the Center.
- Potential to providing bioenergy, conventional, and organic result demonstrations to rural, urban, and suburban stakeholders.
- Providing a pipeline for channeling college graduates (all majors, especially food and agricultural sciences) to USDA agencies, the private sector, other businesses, and industries.
- Providing a means for attracting and retaining other race students (Caucasian, Hispanics, and Native Americans, etc).
- Providing for the establishment of a Center with multi-funding sources and projects that are inclusive of teaching, research, and extension.
- Provides a means for collaboration of SUBR, with several 1890 land-grant universities in the states of Ohio, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, etc.