Lafayette Parish Pre-Teen Sings Her Way to Victory At Farm Bureau Talent Contest

by Veronica Mosgrove, La. Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry
for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

With a spring in her step and hitting the high notes, 11-year-old Ava Schmidt of Lafayette Parish sang her way to victory at the junior talent contest during the 94th annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation convention in New Orleans Friday night.  

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Hard Work, Business Skills Earn Grant Parish Couple Farm Bureau Achievement Award

by Linda Benedict, LSU AgCenter
for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

Ryan and Danielle Yerby have faced a flood of challenges with their 1,000-acre farm near Colfax in Grant Parish, but they continue to thrive. Because of their diligence and business skills, they were named winners of the Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award during the 94th annual meeting of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation in New Orleans June 23-26.

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