THE 2021 LOUISIANA AGRICULTURE HALL OF DISTINCTION
March 4th, 2021
BATON ROUGE, LA February 12th, 2021– The LSU Ag Center has put out their press release today with details on the newest inductees into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction. You can read details of the full press release here.
We are pleased to present the 3 new inductees, who are all pioneers of agriculture in our great state of Louisiana.
Anderson began his agricultural career as a dairy farmer, then moved to beef cattle and also raises horses, hay and timber on land in East and West Feliciana parishes.
Paul “Jackie” Loewer
Loewer has played a significant leadership role in the state’s rice industry. Besides being a successful rice farmer, Loewer has held numerous leadership positions at the state and national level, including chairman positions on both the Louisiana Rice Research Board and the USA Rice Federation.
Gay’s family sugarcane farm, the St. Louis Planting Company, is comprised of more than 4,500 acres near Plaquemine in Iberville Parish. The Gay family has been leaders in the state’s sugarcane industry for seven generations.
For the 8th consecutive year, Bayer is the Title Sponsor of the Hall of Distinction.
Dr. James Barnett
Dr. Jay Hardwick
Dr. Calvin Viator
American Sugar Cane League
First Financial Tax and Accounting Service
Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association
Louisiana Egg Commission
Louisiana Forestry Association
USA Rice Federation
About the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction
The Hall of Distinction is produced by the Louisiana Radio Network in cooperation with the LSU Ag Center, the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation. Started in 2013, the Hall of Distinction seeks to recognize those who have made an extraordinary contribution to Agri-business in the state of Louisiana.
Nominations are accepted each summer, and the selection process is completed by the end of the calendar year, with inductees named in early Spring.
You can learn more about the nomination process by clicking on the NOMINATIONS tab above.
The Hall of Distinction thanks all of it's sponsors for making this event possible.