Sister/Brother Sugarcane Growers in Pointe Coupee Parish

The Sugar Association

It’s common to hear sugar farming referred to as a family business. Stories of parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents working the same land is not unusual. However, Gert LaCour Hawkins’ story has an additional, unique twist. She and her brother, George LaCour, are business partners – together running their farm near Baton Rouge, LA, since they were teens in the early 1980s.