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Executive Staff

Mike Strain, D.V.M.
Commissioner Of Agriculture & Forestry
E-mail

Brent Robbins, D.V.M.
Deputy Commissioner/Chief of Staff
E-mail

Todd Parker
Deputy Chief of Staff
E-mail

Fred Bass
Confidential Assistant
E-mail

Tabitha Gray
Executive Counsel
E-mail

Veronica Mosgrove
Press Secretary
E-mail

Administrative Assistant
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., 2000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone:
1-866-927-2476
225-922-1234

Animal Health and Food Safety

John Walther
Assistant Commissioner
E-mail

Brent Robbins, D.V.M., M.B.A.
State Veterinarian
Animal Health & Food Safety

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., 4000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-925-3962
Fax: 225-925-4103

Federal & State Meat Program

Jim Jenkins
Director
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4003
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-922-1358
Fax: 225-237-5908

Food Distribution

Mack Williams
Director
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4002
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-922-1319
Fax: 225-237-5819

Food Quality Services

Food Quality Services Director
E-mail

Eric Lee
Food Quality Services Assistant Director

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4003
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-925-3772
Fax: 225-923-4877

Livestock Brand Commission

Janet Leblanc
E-mail
Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4001
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-925-3962
Fax: 225-923-4873

Poultry & Egg Programs

Jim Jenkins
Poultry & Egg Programs Director
E-mail

Eric Lee
Poultry & Egg Programs Assistant Director

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4003
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-925-3772
Fax: 225-923-4877

Veterinary Health Division

Brent Robbins, DVM, MBA
State Veterinarian

E-mail

Diane Stacy, DVM
Assistant State Veterinarian

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-925-3980
Fax: 225-237-5555

Premises Identification

Diane Stacy, DVM
Assistant State Veterinarian
National Animal Identification System Coordinator
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 4000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 888-773-6489, 225-925-3980
Fax: 225-237-5555

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

 

Benjy Rayburn
Assistant Commissioner
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-925-3770
Fax: 225-925-3760

Agricultural Chemistry Programs

Mark LeBlanc, Ph.D.
Director, Ag Chemistry
E-mail

Mailing Address:
Agricultural Chemistry Division
Room 102, Ag Chemistry Building
110 LSU Union Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-0001

Phone: 225-342-5812
Fax: 225-342-0027

Horticulture & Quarantine Programs

Ansel Rankins Sr.
Director/State Entomologist
E-mail

Physical Address
LDAF, Horticulture and Quarantine
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3002
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-952-8100
Fax: 225-925-3760

Pesticide & Environmental Programs

Harry Schexnayder
Director
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3003
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-925-3763
Fax: 225-925-3760

Seed Programs

Lester Cannon
Director
E-mail

Physical Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3004
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-925-4733
Fax: 225-925-4124

Agro-Consumer Services

Dr. Steve Sessums
Assistant Commissioner
Agro-Consumer Services
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 5000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-922-1341
Fax: 225-923-4877

Louisiana Agricultural Commodities Commission

Kyra Fitzgerald
Director
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 5000
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3098

Phone: 225-922-1341
Fax: 225-923-4877

Dairy Division

Michelle Ribera
Dairy Division Director

E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 5000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-922-1346
Fax: 225-923-4877

Weights & Measures

Bobby Fletcher
DirectoR
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 5000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-925-3780
Fax: 225-923-4877

Commodity Promotion and Research

Michell Estay
Director

E-mail

Rebecca Riecke
Assistant Director

Mailing Address
47076 N. Morrison Blvd.
Hammond, LA 70401

Phone: 985-345-9483
Fax: 225-237-5630

Farmers Market Program

Linda Doiga
FMNP Coordinator

E-mail

Specialty Crops Program

E-mail

Forestry

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 6000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-925-4500
Fax: 225-922-1356

Wade Dubea
Assistant Commissioner
State Forester
E-mail

Epney Brasher
Associate State Forester
Email

Don Smith
Programs Chief
Email
Jeannie Severio
Administrative Assistant
Email
Patricia Dayberry
Administrative Assistant
Email

Forestry Enforcement

Roy St. Pierre, Jr.
Enforcement Program Director

E-mail

Phone: 225-925-4500
Fax: 225-922-1356

Forestry Management

David Campbell
Forestry Program Director
Email

Pat Aronstein
Forestry Program Specialist
E-mail

Brent Cutrer
Forestry Programs Director
Email

Phone: 225-952-8006
Fax: 225-922-1356

Forest Legacy Program

E-mail

Forest Productivity Program

E-mail

Forest Stewardship Program

E-mail

Forest Protection

Bret Lane
Forestry Program Director
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 6000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-952-8005
Fax: 225-922-1356

Management & Finance
Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 1000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Dane Morgan
Assistant Commissioner Management & Finance
E-mail

Judy Fletcher
Deputy Undersecretary
Phone: 225-952-1290
Fax: 225-237-5717

Tracey Ramirez
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 225-952-8143
Fax: 225-237-5626

Administrative Support Services

Kelly Ransome
Administrative Program Manager
E-mail
Phone: 225-952-8166
Fax: 225-237-5643

Facility Maintenance

Shawn Sanders
Facility Manager
E-mail
Phone: 225-952-8170

Fiscal Services

Mark Ott
Fiscal Director
E-mail
Accountant Manager – Revenue
E-mail
Phone: 225-952-8111
Fax: 225-237-5895

Sheryl Calmes-Rayburn
Accountant Manager – Budget
Phone: 225-952-8145
Fax: 225-237-5938

Fleet Operations

Scottie Harrell
Fleet Manager
Phone: 225-952-8146
Fax: 225-237-5864
Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 225-952-8147
Fax: 225-237-5915

Human Resources

Melissa Sylvia
Human Resources Director
E-mail

Lisa Bourgeois
Human Resources Manager
Phone: 225-952-8095
Fax: 225-237-5795

Bobbie Jo Torres
Human Resources Manager
Phone: 225-952-8091
Fax: 225-237-5675

Information Technology Services

Earl Thornton
Information Technology Director
E-mail

Sharon Hastings
Information Technology Deputy Director
Phone: 225-922-1279
Fax: 225-237-5801

Louisiana Agricultural Finance Authority (LAFA)

Rene Simon
LAFA Director
E-mail
Phone: 225-952-1288

Ashley Dupree, Esq.
Director of Loan/Grant Programs
E-mail
225-922-1287

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 1002
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Procurement

Jennifer Bello
Procurement Director
E-mail

Marketing & Agricultural Economic Development
Rene Simon
Director
Marketing & Agricultural Economic Development
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., 2000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-922-1234
Fax: 225-922-1253

Agricultural Economic Development

Rene Simon
Director
E-mail

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 1002
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Phone: 225-922-1277
Fax: 225-922-1289

Soil & Water Conservation

Brad Spicer
Assistant Commissioner
Soil and Water
E-mail

Laura Edwards
Administrative Assistant

Mailing Address
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 7000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-922-1269
Fax: 225-922-2577

State Soil & Water Conservation Commission

Fletcher, Randell – Chairman
4299 Hwy 71
Colfax, LA 71417

Skains, Reggie – Vice Chairman
501 Glory Road
Farmerville, LA 71241

Compton, John – Sec. – Treasurer
6267 Moss Side Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Dauzat Ruben
615 South Main Street
Marksville, LA 71351

Guillory, George
P.O. Box 637
Crowley, LA 70526

Yerger, Edward M., Jr.
2927 Hwy 602
Tallulah, LA 71282

Strain, Mike DVM
5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 2000
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Richardson, William “Bill”, PhD
P.O. Box 25203
Baton Rouge, LA 70893