|Posted on 9/14/2018 7:36:00 AM.|
The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its induction ceremony, which will be held March 7, 2019, at the L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge.
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|Posted on 3/22/2018 2:18:00 PM.|
Ninety-six-year-old Margie Jenkins is the first woman inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction. Governor John Bel Edwards says the Jenkins Farm and Nursery in Amite has been a staple in Tangipahoa Parish since 1960.
"And she is a real fixture in that industry and I'm so glad they are recognizing her," said Edwards.
Jenkins' career in agriculture spans 80 years. She and her late husband, Bryant, moved to Tangipahoa Parish in 1951 and planted a small watermelon field.
|Margie Jenkins, Louisiana Radio Network, Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction, Pete Lanaux|
|Posted on 3/4/2017 9:28:00 AM.|
Two innovative farmers and an influential forestry leader have been inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction, which honors those who make extraordinary contributions to Louisiana’s agriculture industry. Buck Vandersteen of Alexandria, Mayther Ray Young of Wisner in Franklin Parish and the late James Graugnard Sr. of St. James were inducted on March 2 during a ceremony at L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge.
|Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction, Buck Vandersteen, Mayther Ray Young, James Graugnard|