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.
Public Relations & Information
The public relations and information department is responsible for telling the farmer's story. The PR team produces the statewide television program "This Week in Louisiana Agriculture". The program currently airs on 18 affiliates across the state and across the country on RFD-TV on Direct-TV and the DISH Network.
The PR 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 Public Relations and Information. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6226.
Avery Davidson is the director of Broadcast Services, as well as host and executive producer and host of TWILA. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6227.
Allison "A.J." Sabine is the assistant director of Broadcast Services and TWILA's co-producer. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6225.
Neil Melancon is the general manager of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Agri-news Radio Network, editor of the Farm Bureau News and TWILA's "Bottom Line" reporter. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6498.
Kristen Oaks is a communications specialist for Farm Bureau, as well as TWILA's co-host and reporter. She can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6390.
Monica Velasquez is the creative director and webmaster for the Louisiana Farm Bureau, graphic designer and webmaster for TWILA and webmaster for LFBARN. She can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6267.