Prior to his election as Louisiana’s commissioner of agriculture and forestry, Mike Strain was a two-term state representative, serving on the Agriculture Committee and chaired the Legislative Rural Caucus. Strain received the Future Farmers of America’s highest national award, the Honorary American Degree, and was inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. Named Conservationist of the Year, he currently serves as president of the Southern United States Trade Association and the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He chairs the Animal and Plant Industries Committee of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
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Livestock Brands and Marks: An Unexpected Bayou Country History
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