Katie Sistrunk of Iberville Parish loves to talk and blames it all on her dad.
That love to talk helped Sistrunk win the Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet at the 94th Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention in New Orleans.
By Allie Doise, Louisiana Farm Bureau News
Caroline Hardy, 19, of Jefferson Davis Parish covered her mouth in awe when she was named the 2018 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Queen Saturday night during the organization’s 96th Annual 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.
By Sam Irwin, Louisiana Farm Bureau News
NEW ORLEANS - Breleigh Bentivegna of East St. James Parish and the brother duo of Ashton and Ivan Aucoin of Calcasieu Parish took first place honors in their divisions at the talent show of the 96th Annual Convention of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel June 22.
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.
By Frankie Gould, LSU AgCenter
NEW ORLEANS–Kacie Luckett, a Central and East Baton Rouge Parish native, was selected the 2018 Outstanding Young Farm Woman, Thursday evening at the 96th Annual 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.
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.
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.