Louisiana Radio Network Honors Farmers

Taking part in ceremonies honoring the 2015 inductees into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction are, from left, Louisiana Radio Network Farm Director Don Molino; honoree and Avoyelles Parish farmer Lucien Laborde; Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain; Erle Barham, whose father, Edwards Barham of Morehouse Parish, was honored posthumously; honoree and Jeff Davis Parish farmer Jimmy Hoppe. Ceremonies were held March 5 in Baton Rouge. The Hall of Distinction honors outstanding contributions to Louisiana agriculture in farming, ranching, forestry, aquaculture, education and agribusiness and is presented by Louisiana Radio Network (LSN) in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, and the LSU AgCenter. Founded in 1974, LSN provides 63 radio stations in Louisiana and Mississippi with news, sports and agri-news.