About

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farmers, ranchers and rural residents. We are a private, non-profit, non-governmental agency established in 1922 to bring a voice to agricultural issues.

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Our Mission

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is committed to the development and prosperity of Louisiana's farmers, ranchers and agriculture. Since 1922 we've been the voice of Louisiana agriculture.

Our Purpose

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farmers, ranchers and rural residents. We are a private, non-profit, non-governmental agency established in 1922 to bring a voice to agricultural issues.

Through a unified voice, the Farm Bureau speaks on behalf of farmers and ranchers at the local, state and national levels.

By garnering input from farmers and ranchers on specific issues, Farm Bureau attempts to influence legislation and regulations that will enable Louisiana and American agriculture to feed a growing world.

The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation is part of the American Farm Bureau Federation, established in 1919, and is today the nation’s largest general farm and ranch organization. The Louisiana Farm Bureau has a membership of nearly 150,000 and includes farmers, ranchers, rural residents, landowners, agricultural lenders and others who have a vested interest in the future and prosperity of Louisiana agriculture.

 

How We're Organized

The Louisiana Farm Bureau is made up of volunteer leaders at the local, parish and statewide levels. Each parish has a parish Farm Bureau, with its own president and board members. 

LFBF President Ronnie Anderson

LFBF President Ronnie Anderson

Ronnie Anderson currently is state president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation; he was first elected in 1989. Anderson is a cattle producer, forage grower and timber landowner from Ethel, LA. 

Anderson is one of a five-member executive committee, made up of the president, first, second and third vice presidents and a secretary-treasurer. Eleven other members, representing geographical districts, form the Farm Bureau Board of Directors. All members of the board and executive committee are elected by voting delegates sent to the annual company convention each summer to vote on policy recommendations of the local parish Farm Bureaus. The chairs of the Women's Leadership Committee and the Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee serve on the state board in an ex-officio capacity.

2014-2015 LFBF Executive Committee and Board of Directors
 

Commodity Advisory Committee: Farmers Know Best

By seeking farmer input on specific issues, the Louisiana Farm Bureau has built a strong grassroots infrastructure to take on matters important to agriculture.

Our organization has Commodity Advisory Committees that meet regularly to discuss issues and make recommendations for change. Every commodity is represented with an advisory committee—from rice to cotton to wheat, soybeans and corn. These committees draft policy and then present that policy to the 18-member Farm Bureau Board of Directors. If it is an issue of national concern, the recommendations are forwarded to the American Farm Bureau, or in some cases, the issues are discussed directly with members of the state's congressional delegation.
 

Divisions of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

The Louisiana Farm Bureau has several major divisions which carry out the day-to-day monitoring of farming issues, both in Louisiana and nationally.

For more information, contact the state office at 225-922-6200.