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March 24th, 2022

Baton Rouge, LA March 24th 2022- This evening marks our 9th annual Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction event. Click the invitation below to RSVP! 

BATON ROUGE, LA March 10, 2022– 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 and 1 honoree, who are all pioneers of agriculture in our great state of Louisiana.

Paul Coreil

Coreil, former Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service director and current chancellor of LSU Alexandria, will be inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction on March 24 at the L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge. Coreil began his career as a Sea Grant agent in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes. In 2001, he was appointed extension director, a position he held for 12 years. Photo provided by LSU Alexandria

Don Molino

Molino will be inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction on March 24 at the L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge. Molino has been the farm broadcaster for the Louisiana Radio Network since 1980. His radio career started during his high school years in his hometown of Paris, Texas. Photo provided by Louisiana Radio Network



James “Jim” Monroe

Monroe retired from the Louisiana Farm Bureau after 47 years of service. For his efforts, he will be inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction on March 24 at the L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge. A native of Gilbert in Franklin Parish, Monroe served as assistant to the president of Farm Bureau since 1983. Photo provided by Louisiana Farm Bureau















Louis Coco Jr.


For over 200 years the CoCo family has been involved in agriculture growing crops, raising cattle, hogs, and horses, and brokering commodities. And now this tradition is being continued through broadcasting. Louis CoCo grew up on a farm working as a kid and as an adult for his familys’ operations. He started his own radio show after noticing the lack of reporting on agricultural affairs and continues today on KLIL, which has won the Farm Bureau Station of the Year Award many times since 1980.

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For the 9th consecutive year, Bayer is the Title Sponsor of the Hall of Distinction.


Presenting Sponsor:


Event Sponsor:



American Sugar Cane League

First Financial Tax and Accounting Service

Louisiana Egg Commission

Louisiana Forestry Association

Louisiana Lottery

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.

2021 Inductees

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Ronnie Anderson

John Gay

Paul "Jackie" Loewer 

If you ate today, thank a farmer.

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