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Nominations for inductees into the 2023 Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction are now closed!

Please check back soon for the 2024 nomination form!


You can nominate individuals (living or deceased) who have made a significant impact on Louisiana agriculture. Nominees can represent farming, ranching, forestry, aquaculture/fisheries, education and agribusiness.

A committee of five individuals representing different aspects of agriculture will select no more than three nominees each year. Each member will serve staggered three-year terms.

Individuals selected to the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction will be recognized at the annual ceremony in Baton Rouge on March 2, 2023.

For more information, contact Don Molino with the Louisiana Radio Network by email:

or Dr. Bobby Soileau with the LSU AgCenter at 225-578-3659 or e-mail:


2021 Inductees: John Gay, Paul "Jackie" Loewer, and Ronnie Anderson


2020 Inductees: Dr. James Barnett, John Denison, Dr. Jay Hardwick, and Dr. Calvin Viator

Group photo forthcoming 

2019 Inductees (l-r) George LaCour, Lee Trichel accepting on behalf of her late father James Hamilton, Linda Zaunbrecher, and Dr. Grady Coburn.

Linda Zaunbrecher is the second female to be inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction.


(Left to right) Willie Cooper, Wayne Hensgens representing his late father Raymond Hensgens, and Ruben Dauzat.


(Left to right) Don Molino, Dennis Aucoin, Sr. (Inductee), Clarence Berken (Inductee), Jonathan Martin representing his deceased father, Ellis Martin (Inductee), and Dr. Mike Strain.


(Left to right) David Graugnard representing his late father James Graugnard, Sr., C.A. Buck Vandersteen, and Ray Young.


(Left to right) Lucien Laborde, Jimmy Hoppe and Robert Barham, representing the deceased Edwards Barham.

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