ULM Foundation announces greenhouse complex, endowment

ULM Hawkeye

The ULM Foundation will announce the Flint and Jimmy Robertson Agriculture Greenhouse Complex and Endowment this Wednesday. 

The ceremony will be held at the Flint and Jimmy Robertson Greenhouse Complex Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. This endowment was established with an initial investment of $50,000 and will continue to support the agriculture program in perpetuity. Another $50,000 was dedicated to the complex’s renovation.

Flint and Jimmy Robertson are two brothers who created their family business, Robertson Produce, in 1947. 

The business was created in response to the need for a produce distributor in Northeast Louisiana.

Robertson produce grew from a single-truck operation to a state of the art distribution center which now operated out of a 45,000 square foot facility in Monroe.

Susan Chappell, the executive director of the ULM Foundation, said that for more than 50 years, the Roberstons have significantly impacted the community.

“This endowment and complex will continue to honor their legacy through the ULM Agriculture Program,” Chappell said.