Farm Bureau Awards

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.

Vermillion Parish's Natachia Stelly Selected as 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Woman

Vermillion Parish's Natachia Stelly Selected as 2017 Outstanding Young Farm Woman

By Veronica Mosgrove

NEW ORLEANS - A Vermilion Parish rice and crawfish farmer is this year's Outstanding Young Farm Woman. Thirty-one year old Natachia Stelly received the award at the 95th Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans on June 29, 2017.  

Louisiana's Top Young Farm Woman: 'You Can't Be lazy'

Louisiana's Top Young Farm Woman: 'You Can't Be lazy'

By Greg Hilburn, USA Today Network

NEW ORLEANS — Nothing is off limits for Natachia Stelly at her family's 2,800-acre rice, crawfish and cattle farm in Abbeville.From checking traps to filling sacks to managing the family restaurant, you may find Stelly in a boat, tending a pot of boiling bugs and corn or on a tractor, her husband and partner Adlar said.

Caddo Parish Hay Farmer Uses His First Generation Experience to Win Louisiana Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

Caddo Parish Hay Farmer Uses His First Generation Experience to Win Louisiana Farm Bureau Discussion Meet

By Craig Gautreaux and Randy LaBauve

NEW ORLEANS — Adam Caughern, a 32-year-old Caddo Parish farmer, won the Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet contest at the 95th annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation State Convention.  Participants in the competition simulate a meeting to discuss important agricultural issues.