LOUISIANA FARMERS ASSOCIATION
About 1985-86, Louisiana experienced a rash of farm failures, some resulting in bankruptcy. A number of businessmen contributed their business and financial expertise to a few farmers and farmer groups mainly as volunteers. During this period of stress for Louisiana farmers, it was observed by them that the small to medium farms of Louisiana were not being served by an advocacy group advancing their owners needs. “Lack of leadership”, seemed to be the repeating comment by farmers.
As a result of that learning experience, a non-profit corporation known as the Louisiana Farmers Association, Inc. was incorporated.
The purposes and objectives of this corporation are:
# Protect the Louisiana farmer and his family.
# Improve the financial well-being of the Louisiana farmer.
# Aid farmers with financial analysis, advice and counsel, and active assistance during periods of economic calamity.
# Develop area conferences designed to give farmers a better understanding of farm problems and solutions.
# Encourage among farmers and others the free exchange of knowledge with respect to farming.
# Improve the response to the needs of the farmer.
# Disseminate accurate information about farmers to the general public.
# Educate the public in the importance of farming and what it means to Louisiana.
This association has been dormant for a number of years. It is our belief that it can once again serve a noble purpose. If you would like to assist in this mission, contact me at email@example.com.