Founded in 2013, the award is a cooperative effort among the Louisiana Radio Network, the Louisiana State University AgCenter, and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.
It is designed to recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to agri-business in the state.
Nominations may come from any member of the agricultural community within Louisiana. Up to five inductees will be chosen each year by a committee representing the three founding organizations and two other members from the Louisiana agri-business community.
In 2015, three people were chosen: Lucien Laborde, Jimmy Hoppe and Erle Barham Jr., representing his father, Edwards Barham, who was inducted posthumously.
Download a nomination by clicking here.
Nomination deadline is Dec. 15, and selected individuals will be recognized during a banquet at the L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge, March 17, 2016.