Talk Meet

Vermilion Parish youth wins Talk Meet at 2018 La. Farm Bureau Convention

Vermilion Parish youth wins Talk Meet at 2018 La. Farm Bureau Convention

By Linda Benedict, LSU AgCenter

NEW ORLEANS — More face-to-face communication with the urban population is one of the strongest tools farmers can use to help public perception of the family farm, according to Bret Lee, 19, of Abbeville who took first place in the Talk Meet Contest at the 96th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.

"Put the Label on the Table" Won the Talk Meet for Avoyelles Parish Youth

"Put the Label on the Table" Won the Talk Meet for Avoyelles Parish Youth

By Frankie Gould, LSU AgCenter

NEW ORLEANS - The energy, poise and professionalism of the nine contestants in this year’s Louisiana Farm Bureau Talk Meet made selection of the winner almost impossible for the judges.

In the end, William Gaspard’s “Put the Label on the Table,” took top prize.  The Avoyelles Parish youth had more than just a clever title for his 5-minute presentation, but was nevertheless taken by surprise by the win.