Frances Gould, Gautreaux, Craig | 10/20/2009 7:08:09 PM
News Release Distributed 10/20/09
To recognize the exceptional contributions made to Louisiana through agriculture, the Louisiana Agri-News Network, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will honor the 2010 Louisiana Farmer of the Year.
Nominations for the award are being accepted now through Dec. 11, 2009. Application forms can be obtained at any parish LSU AgCenter Extension Service office or online at www.lsuagcenter.com/farmeroftheyear. Producers from all areas of agriculture are eligible to enter.
“Agriculture continues to provide us with the essentials we need in our everyday lives,” says LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson. “It provides us food for our tables, and, for many, agriculture offers an opportunity for employment. Agriculture is vital to the success of our state.”
Three finalists will be recognized at White Oak Plantation in Baton Rouge on Feb. 26, 2010, with the winner receiving a cash award and other prizes.
This is the 13th year of presenting the Louisiana Farmer of the Year award. Last year’s winner was Fred Bolding, a soybean and wheat farmer from West Carroll Parish.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture