Friday, August 3

Louisiana Ranchers & Growers’ Annual Meeting

You are invited to Louisiana Ranchers & Growers’ annual meeting, August 18, 2012.  Everyone is welcome; invite any farmers you know who might be interested in attending.  The afternoon session will be devoted to making connections among farmer groups, particularly small, minority, and alternative producers. The meeting will start at 9:00 a.m., Ashford Cattle Company, 4868 Felix Lee Road, Ethel, LA.

9:00 a.m.          Pasture Walk at Ashford Cattle Company
                          Don Ashford/Ann Wells – Cow-Calf Management Intensive Grazing
                          Wedge Barth – Water System Components
                          (bring your lawn chair for the sit-down part of this program)

 12:00 noon       Lunch and Afternoon Sessions at Southern University Ag Center


   Robert Wallace, Louisiana Ranchers & Growers Association

                           Dawn Mellion-Patin, Southern University Ag Center
1:00 p.m.          Oklahoma Farmers & Ranchers Association/Louisiana Ranchers & Growers: History of   Relationship and Current Feedback
                            Mike Oakley, President, OFRA
                            Robert Wallace, President, LRGA

1:30 p.m.          Building Relationships Among Farmer Organizations


-Interests and Needs

                        -Opportunities for Collaboration

                             Facilitator:  Emily King, Southern University Ag Center
3:00 p.m.          Louisiana Farmers & Ranchers Association Business Meeting
                            Robert Wallace, President
                            Carnell Washington, Vice President
                            Edith Gross, Secretary
                            Kimberly Chapin, Treasurer

3:30 p.m.          Adjourn

For further detail, contact Emily King, Outreach Specialist, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center at 225-771-2399 (office) or 225-718-3705 (cell); via email

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Bridget Udoh
(225) 771-5714

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