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Louisiana Century Farm Program Seeking Applicants

June 30, 2015

Baton Rouge, LA (June 30, 2015) – For the second year, the Louisiana Century Farm Program is preparing to recognize and honor Louisiana’s farmers, ranchers and forestry landowners who have owned family farm land for 100 years or more.


“The inaugural event was a huge success with 32 family farms that were recognized. This is an opportunity to have your family farm honored for the many years it has contributed to the agricultural industry in the state of Louisiana,” said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.


To be eligible for the program, the farm must be in a family continuously for at least 100 years, must have at least 20 acres of the original founder’s land, must have at least one owner who is a resident of Louisiana and must produce at least $1,000 in farming income annually. Tree farms are exceptions to the annual farm income requirement.


Applications are currently being accepted through December 31, 2015.


“This is an opportunity to document your families’ agricultural legacy in the area in which you live,” added Strain.


Here is a list of this year’s award recipients:

Bearb Farm – Acadia Parish

Benoit Farm – In Memory of Larry Benoit – St. Landry Parish

Jean et Eliza Billeaud “1885” – Lafayette Parish

Bowe Family Farm – Morehouse Parish

Dean Farms – Grant Parish

Gonsoulin Land & Cattle – Iberia Parish

Gooch Farm – Vermillion Parish

Highland Farm – Jefferson Davis Parish

Hobgood Family Farm – East Feliciana Parish

Jones Place – Natchitoches Parish

AJR Landry, LLC – Jefferson Davis Parish

Philip Lapleau Estate – Acadia, Vermillion and Calcasieu Parishes

Levert – St. John Farms, Inc. – St. Martin Parish

Moro Plantation – Concordia Parish

  1. Mouton Farm – Vermillion Parish

Presley-Duggan-Worsham – Sabine Parish

Quinton Plantation – Pointe Coupee Parish

Madge & Joseph C Reina – Cameron Parish

L&J Roussel Farm – St. James Parish

Residence Plantation Inc. – Terrebonne Parish

Sarver Farms – Acadia Parish

Sistrunk Properties, LLC – Sabine Parish

  1. Smith Farms – St. Landry Parish

Walter Smith Farm – Washington Parish

  1. Supple’s Sons Planting Company, Ltd. – Iberville Parish

Burt Tietje – Tallgrass Farm – Jefferson Davis Parish

Walter H. Tietje Sr. and Sons, Inc. – Jefferson Davis Parish

Albert Toups Sr. Farm – Lafourche Parish

Remi Trahan Farm – Vermillion Parish

Ventrella Farm – Pointe Coupee Parish

Norbert Vidrine Farm – Evangeline Parish

Wozniak Farm – Avoyelles Parish



There is no cost to apply. Applications may be found online at or for more information, contact the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry’s Lillie Adams Wiley at (318) 949-3225, or 740 Covington Rd., Haughton, La. 71037.


This program is sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, LSU AgCenter, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and Louisiana Land Bank.