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.


Public Relations

The public relations 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.

Michael Danna is the director of public relations and host of "This Week in Louisiana Agriculture". He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6226.

Avery Davidson is the executive producer of TWILA TV. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6227.

Allison "A.J." Sabine is TWILA TV'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 and TWILA TV's "Bottom Line" reporter. He can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6498. 

Kristen Oaks is TWILA TV's "Ag Minute" 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. She can be contacted by e-mail or phone at 225-922-6267.