Next week, Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., will travel across the state to tour farms and hear from local agriculture and forestry producers.  The agriculture and forestry industries are valued at approximately $11 billion in Louisiana.

“For generations, Louisiana’s agricultural industries have played a pivotal role in our state’s economic prosperity,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “Our abundant natural resources have not only laid the foundation for our unique cultural heritage, they have also made us a leading producer of some of life’s most critical necessities. It is important to me that our farmers and foresters know just how much we appreciate the work they do and that their voices are being heard as we work together to move Louisiana forward.”

“I often visit with our ag producers to address questions or allow them voice to their concerns about issues they are facing. We are very excited the governor will join us so he can hear, first hand, from our producers and learn more how their industries contribute to the state,” said Strain. “This is the first time a sitting governor has joined me to hear directly from those who feed and clothe the world.”

Gov. Edwards and Commissioner Strain will be traveling the state on November 14, 16 and 17 for an Agriculture and Forestry Listening Tour. The tour includes stops in these areas:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017    
                                                               

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Wooldridge Cattle Company

10724 Highway 1

Mooringsport, La. 71060

12:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Venoy Kinnaird Farm

16388 Old Bonita Road

Bastrop, La. 71220

Thursday, November 16, 2017

9:00 -10:30 a.m.

Concordia Parish Community Center

26356 Highway 15

Ferriday, La. 71334

 

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Dennis Aucoin’s Camp

6450 Highway 67

Slaughter, La. 70777

Friday, November 17, 2017

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
R & N Farms
3535 Vidrine Road
Ville Platte, La. 70586

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Olivier Farms

2056 Highway 31

Arnaudville, La.  70512