Sugar Cane League honors Legendre

Linda Benedict, Morgan, Johnny W.  |  2/25/2011 11:52:22 PM

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Ben Legendre, professor and head of the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute at St. Gabriel, has received the 2010-2011 President’s Award from the American Sugar Cane League.

The award has been presented each year since 1995 to a person who has done outstanding work in the sugarcane industry. Legendre received a plaque from Greg Nolan, the outgoing president, at the 88th annual meeting of the American Sugar Cane League on Feb. 8 in Lafayette.

“Legendre has more than 40 years of research and extension experience in state and federal organizations in the genetic improvement of sugarcane,” Nolan said.

Legendre’s honors include being named to the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Fame Award in 2010 and as an LSU College of Agriculture Outstanding Alumni of the Year in 1998.

Johnny Morgan

(This article was published in the winter 2011 issue of Louisiana Agriculture magazine.) 

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