The Louisiana Farm Bureau is made up of volunteer leaders at the local, parish and statewide levels. Each parish has a parish Farm Bureau, with its own president and board members. 

 

MEET OUR PRESIDENT: 

RONNIE ANDERSON

Ronnie Anderson is the president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation; he was first elected in 1989. Anderson is a cattle producer, forage grower and timber landowner from Ethel, LA. 

 

LEAD BY FARMERS

FOR FARMERS

Anderson is one of a five-member executive committee, made up of the president, first, second and third vice presidents and a secretary-treasurer. Eleven other members, representing geographical districts, form the Louisiana Farm Bureau Board of Directors. All members of the board and executive committee are elected by voting delegates sent to the annual convention each summer to vote on policy recommendations submitted by the local parish Farm Bureaus. The chairs of the Women's Leadership Committee and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee serve on the state board of directors in an ex-officio capacity.

View the complete list of the 2016 - 2017 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Board Members

 

2016-2017 Louisiana Farm Bureau Board of Directors

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 President Ronnie Anderson

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1st Vice-President Jim Harper

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2nd Vice-President Scott Wiggers

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3rd Vice-President Richard Fontenot

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Secretary/Treasurer Mike Melancon

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 Women's Leadership Committee Chair Denise Cannatella

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YOUNG FARMERS & RANCHERS CHAIR AMELIA KENT

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District I Board Member Marty Wooldridge

District I includes Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, Red River, Sabine, Webster Claiborne and Bienville Parishes

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District II Board Member Butch Oaks

District II includes Ouachita, Morehouse, Richland, Union, Caldwell, Lincoln and Jackson Parishes

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District III Board Member Robert Warren

District III includes East Carroll, Franklin, Concordia, Madison, Tensas and  West Carroll Parishes

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District IV Board Member Bill Cheek

District IV includes Rapides, Winn, LaSalle, Grant, Natchitoches and Catahoula Parishes

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District V Board Member Rusty Bailes

District V includes Evangeline, Allen, Beauregard and Vernon Parishes

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District VI Board Member PhiLlip Lamartiniere

District VI includes Avoyelles, Pointe Coupee and St. Landry Parishes

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District VII Board Member James Cox

District VII includes Acadia, Jeff Davis, Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes

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District VIII Ryan Dorè

District VIII includes Vermilion, Lafayette, Iberia and St. Martin Parishes

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District IX Board Member Fred Bass

District IX includes East Baton Rouge, East & West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes

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District X Board Member Warren Harang

District X includes Ascension, Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John and East & West St. James Parishes

District XI Ralph Babin

District XI includes Assumption, Iberville, Lafourche, St. Mary, Terrebonne and West Baton Rouge Parishes


Commodity Advisory Committees: Farmers Know Best

By seeking farmer input on specific issues, the Louisiana Farm Bureau has built a strong grassroots infrastructure to take on matters important to agriculture.

Our organization has Commodity Advisory Committees that meet regularly to discuss issues and make recommendations for change. Every commodity is represented with an advisory committee—from rice to cotton to wheat, soybeans and corn. These committees draft policy and then present that policy to the 18-member Louisiana Farm Bureau Board of Directors. If it is an issue of national concern, the recommendations are forwarded to the American Farm Bureau, or in some cases, the issues are discussed directly with members of the state's congressional delegation. Each committee and their chairman are listed below.

 
  • Beekeepers: Randy Fair
  • Coastal: Benson Langlinais
  • Cotton: Jason Condrey
  • Crawfish: J.B. Hanks
  • Dairy: James Robertson
  • Equine: John Bourdreaux
  • Forestry: Ricky Howard
  • Labor: Randy Bracy
  • Livestock: Marty Wooldridge
  • Market Produce: Arthur Lirette
  • Nurserymen: Joseph Barry
  • Pecan: Ben Littlepage
  • Rice: Donald Berken
  • Oyster: Carolyn Falgout
  • Poultry: Butch Oaks
  • Shrimp: Rosemond Pizani
  • Soy, Wheat & Feed Grain: Donald Schexnayder
  • Sugar: Cecil Ramagos
  • Sweet Potato: James Deshotel