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Tomlinsons Nominated for YF&R Achievement Award

By Lacey Dodson, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

Phillip and Carey Tomlinson are dedicated to their farm and its success but something they take more seriously is their family. Their children take a front seat in their lives and they have raised them in the same way that these 4th generation farmers were raised. 

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Monica Velasquez
Duncan Family Nominated for YF&R Achievement Award

By Lacey Dodson, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

Robert and Rachel Duncan, along with their 9-month old daughter Wrigley, embody the spirit of a young farm family. They farm soybeans, grow and sell their own hay and have around 200 head of cattle. Something that sets this family apart is the custom beef they recently started raising and selling. 

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Monica Velasquez
Corn Harvest Update

By Karl Wiggers

WINNSBORO, LA — It’s been raining every day across much of Louisiana lately, so it’s easy to forget how hot and dry this summer was for many. Adam Faulk, a corn farmer in Franklin Parish, hasn’t forgotten. He said the rains now are something he could have used two months ago, but are a just a nuisance interfering with harvest.

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Monica Velasquez
Caddo Parish Couple Wins Top Young Farmer Award

By Karl Wiggers

NEW ORLEANS,LA — Usually for Jacob and Kari Rumbaugh, each morning begins with a long list of daily chores on their farm in Dixie, La. On June 22, however, they woke up in New Orleans as the 2018 winners of the Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award. The award was presented to them at the Louisiana Farm Bureau’s Organizational Awards during its annual convention.

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Monica Velasquez
Louisiana Couple Win Top Honor at American Farm Bureau Convention in Nashville

By Avery Davidson and Kristen Oaks-White

NASHVILLE, TN — Russell and Amelia Kent of East Feliciana Parish are the 2018 American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award Winners. They are the winners of a new Ford truck, courtesy of Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance, and received paid registration to the AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference in Reno, Nevada, Feb. 16-19.

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Monica Velasquez