Excellence in Ag

Vermilion Parish Teacher Wins La. Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award

Vermilion Parish Teacher Wins La. Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award

By Carey Martin, Louisiana Farm Bureau News

NEW ORLEANS - It all started with horseback riding lessons in a sugarcane field.  Little did Donaldsonville native Jamie Lee know that those lessons were the beginning of a journey that would lead her to win the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture award.

Louisiana's Excellence in Agriculture Winner Wears Many Hats on the Farm

Louisiana's Excellence in Agriculture Winner Wears Many Hats on the Farm

By Dr. Bobby Soileau

NEW ORLEANS - Daughter, wife, mother, volunteer, advocate and farmer all describe Katie Sistrunk. She is also this year’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture winner at the 2017 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Convention in New Orleans.

Logansport Couple Grow Their Way To Excellence At Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention

Logansport Couple Grow Their Way To Excellence At Louisiana Farm Bureau 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.

Brand-New Truck, John Deere ‘Gator’ and More Await YF&R Winners

Brand-New Truck, John Deere ‘Gator’ and More Await YF&R Winners

A brand-new Chevy or GMC vehicle and a John Deere Gator utility vehicle are among the many prizes that await the winners of this year’s Young Farmers and Ranchers contest at the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Convention in New Orleans.

The organization will name its Young Farmers and Ranchers contest winners Thursday, June 23 at the Organizational Awards program beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The Achievement Award, Discussion Meet and Excellence in Agriculture winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the American Farm Bureau Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, January 8-11, 2017.