Convention

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. Join us for our annual meeting! 


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Our 93rd Annual Meeting will be held June 25-28, 2015 at the New Orleans Marriott. We hope to see you there. Thank you for all you do for Louisiana agriculture!


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2015 Convention:

GENERAL FORMS

Coming Soon

CONTEST FORMS

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Application
Rules & Regulations

DISCUSSION MEET
Application
Rules & Regulations

EXCELLENCE IN AG
Application
Rules & Regulations

OUTSTANDING YOUNG FARM WOMEN
Application
Rule & Regulations

TALENT CONTESTS
Coming Soon

TALK MEET CONTEST
Coming Soon

QUEEN'S CONTEST
Coming Soon

For more information, contact your parish Farm Bureau office


92nd Annual Meeting Coverage

Thank you for joining us for our 92nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Check out the photos we took and download your favorites for free! Miss any of the event activities? See event videos and stories below.

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FOR GENERATIONS, these farmers have grown the food you eat, the fiber for your clothing and the wood to build your home. Listen to why they do it and why they are Farm Bureau.

FROM SOUTH LOUISIANA's sugar country to the cotton and grain farmers of the Delta region, Louisiana farmer's fuel our economy and our state. It's important that we make sure our farm families know how thankful we are for their hard work and dedication.

So, to the farmer's who clothe & feed us... thank you.

Featuring "Thank a Farmer" by James Wesley, 2013 Broken Arrow Records.

MEET THE WINNERS of the 2014 Louisiana Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Awards - John & Brianne Compton. TWILA's Kristen Oaks tells us how this young couple manages raising a farm and a family.

VIEW THE CROWNING of the 2014-15 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen, Allie Doise of Jefferson Davis Parish.


Convention News

Avoyelles Farm Bureau Wins President’s Trophy, Jeff Davis Couple Named Top Young Farmers
Story by Farm Bureau News Staff Reports — June 26, 2014
NEW ORLEANS  —  For the second year in a row, the Avoyelles Parish Farm Bureau was awarded the coveted President’s Trophy by the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation at the organization’s 92nd annual meeting here.

East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H Agent Takes the Win at LFBF Discussion Meet
Story by Margaret A. Lisi, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 26, 2014
The 2014 Farm Bill, which provides an essential safety net for farmers and ranchers, was the center of this year’s Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Discussion Meet. 

Farmers Packed the Labor and Environmental Conference with Concerns About Labor Reform
Story by Denise Coolman-Attaway, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 27, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – Faced with a federal minimum wage increase, proposed changes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Agricultural Worker Protection Standard and immigration reform, farmers attended the Labor and Environmental Conference held Friday during the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.

St. Martin Parish Teen Wins 2014 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Talk Meet
Story by Margaret A. Lisi, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 27, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – In a significant shift from years past, the Louisiana Farm Bureau’s Talk Meet competition centered this year on how Farm Bureau should engage all farmers and ranchers to work together to promote agriculture.

Agriculture Commissioner says Ag Exports are Booming
Story by Greg Hilburn, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 27, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — America’s farmers feed the world, and Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said that global appetite is growing — fast.

‘Thoroughly Modern” Musical Points to Louisiana Farm Bureau Talent Contest Win
Story by Margaret A. Lisi, Farm Bureau News Writer — June 28, 2014
NEW ORLEANS -- Like the rain that has fallen daily in New Orleans this week, there was a deluge of high-quality contestants in the 2014 Louisiana Farm Bureau Talent Contest.

Landrieu Courts Farmers at Farm Bureau Convention
Story by Greg Hilburn, Farm Bureau News Writer — June 28, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, facing a fierce re-election battle, told Louisiana farmers she can best help them by remaining in the Senate.

Louisiana Farm Bureau, LSU AgCenter Leading Coalition to Stem Honeybee Decline
Story by Margaret A. Lisi, Farm Bureau News Writer — June 28, 2014
Proactive measures designed to protect and increase the Louisiana honeybee population were at the center of the Beekeepers commodity meeting here in New Orleans during the Louisiana Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.

Bleak Future Seen for Louisiana Shrimp, Oyster Industries
Story by Chuck Cannon, Farm Bureau News Writer — June 28, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Unless changes occur in Louisiana’s shrimp and oyster commodities, state residents could soon find their favorite delicacies coming from somewhere other than the Bayou State.

Changes Coming to LSU AgCenter Beef Livestock Shows
Story by Chuck Cannon, Farm Bureau News Writer — June 28, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Pop musician Sir Elton John once sang, “Change is gonna do you good,” but not all beef producers are convinced that the LSU AgCenter’s proposed changes for livestock shows fit that bill.

Farmers Wait for Ruling from International Trade Commission on Mexican Sugar Dumping
Story by Denise Coolman-Attaway, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 28, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – With a clear case of Mexico dumping sugar into the U.S. established, the issue now awaits ruling from the International Trade Commission (ITC) on what kinds of damages can be awarded to American sugar producers.

Boll Weevil Elimination is Expected to Help Cotton Harvest
Story by Denise Coolman-Attaway, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 29, 2014
Louisiana cotton producers are expected to harvest about 1,200 pounds of cotton per acre this year, up slightly from last year.

Dairy Producers Now Have Options for Crop Protection Through Dairy Milk Protection Program
Story by Margaret A. Lisi, Farm Bureau News Staff Writer — June 29, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – The state’s 2014 legislative session may be over, but discussion over a controversial bill has continued here to the Louisiana Farm Bureau convention.

Jeff Davis Beauty Named 2014 Louisiana Farm Bureau Queen
Story by Margaret A. Lisi, Farm Bureau News Writer — June 29, 2014
NEW ORLEANS—Glitter and all that grows were on full display at the 2014 Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation Queen’s Contest and Allie Nicole Doise, of Jeff Davis Parish was ultimately crowned here. 

Anderson Begins 26th Term as Louisiana Farm Bureau President
Story by Michael Danna, Farm Bureau News Writer  — June 30, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – Ronnie Anderson, a beef cattle producer and forage grower from Ethel, La., has been reelected president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation.