Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st convention begins today

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The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation’s 101st convention begins today in New Orleans. Farm Bureau spokesperson Avery Davidson said as they enter their next century attendees can expect something different this year, a forum with six of the seven gubernatorial candidates.

“Where are members get to hear directly from the candidates running for governor. What their concerns are about agriculture, where that plays into their plans for the future of the state,” said Davidson.

After the forum on Friday, Davidson said U.S. Senator John Kennedy will address members and give an update on issues before Congress.

“That’s also where our members from Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain and from the Vice President for Agriculture at LSU, Dr. Matt Lee,” said Davidson.

Saturday evening the 2023 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen will be crowned at the Queen’s contest. Sunday, Attorney General Jeff Landry will address delegates and Davidson said they’ll also set policy and elect board members for the next year.

“But it really is quite an amazing thing to come to every year because sometimes it’s the only time in which we see some of these farmers and ranchers from other parts of the state that we just don’t get to see that often in Baton Rouge,” said Davidson.

An awards ceremony and talent contest will also be held during the convention.

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