Yimmi Fontenot of Jeff Davis Parish couldn’t hide her excitement, gasping with disbelief as her name was called as the 2016 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen, Saturday night during Farm Bureau's 94th Annual Convention.
by Sam Irwin, American Sugar Cane League
for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation
Even though they are in their early 30’s, Tom and Molly Usrey of Logansport are in an old-fashioned field.
They’re “truck farmers,” growing tomatoes, squash, peppers and other market produce at their three 3.5-acre farm in DeSoto Parish. They’re registered Boer goat breeders, known for its meat production and 4-H show popularity.
Ryan and Danielle Yerby have faced a flood of challenges with their 1,000-acre farm near Colfax in Grant Parish, but they continue to thrive.
Because of both their diligence and business skills, they were named winners of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award during the 94th annual meeting of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation in New Orleans June 23-26.