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Dezere' Richard Receives Outstanding Master Farmer Award

January 22, 2018

Pictured: From left to right are Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture; Stephen Austin, president and CEO of Louisiana Land Bank; Ronnie Levy, coordinator of the Louisiana Master Farmer Program; Richard; Kevin Norton, state conservationist with the NRCS; Bobby Simoneaux, public affairs manager of Gowan; and Mike Strain, commissioner of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Photo by Olivia McClure/LSU.


Calcasieu Parish farmer Dezere' Richard, center, was presented the Outstanding Master Farmer Award Jan. 11, 2018, during the 72nd annual meeting of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts in Alexandria. Richard, who produces cattle and hay, is the first woman to receive the award.

Dezere' Richard Receives Outstanding Master Farmer Award

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