Public Relations

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.


Information & Public Relations

The Information and Public Relations department is responsible for telling the farmer's story. The IPR team produces the statewide television program "This Week in Louisiana Agriculture". The program currently airs on 21 affiliates across the state and across the country on RFD-TV on Direct-TV and the DISH Network.  

The IPR department also operates the Louisiana Farm Bureau Agri-news Radio Network (LFBARN). The LFBARN is the largest agricultural radio network in Louisiana. It broadcasts a variety of programs that air at times when farmers need them, with market news, analysis and the latest events in agriculture.

Carey Martin is the Director of Information and Public Relations. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6226.

Avery Davidson is the Assistant Director of Information and Public Relations . He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6227.

Neil Melancon is the News Director. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6498. 

Kristen Oaks-White is a Social Media Specialist. She can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6390.

Allison "A.J." Sabine is a Video Specialist He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6225.

Karl Wiggers is a Video Specialist He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6241.

Monica Velasquez is the Graphic Arts and Design Specialist. She can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6267.