Dr. Mike Strain took the oath of office for his second four-year term as Louisiana's Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry on January 9, 2012. A native of Covington, Strain earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from LSU in 1983. In 1999, he was elected to the first of two terms as State Representative, where he served on the Agriculture Committee and chaired the Legislative Rural Caucus.
Dr. Calvin Mackie is an award-winning mentor, a former engineering professor, an internationally renowned motivational speaker and a successful entrepreneur. His message as a mentor, speaker and entrepreneur continues to transcend race, gender, ethnicity, religion and time.
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