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Who We Are

We exist to promote the health of the state's working lands, watersheds, and ultimately its people.

LGLCI is a producer led organization which represents producer interest through peer-to-peer networking, educating the general public, providing trainings, and equipping our members with the most economically and ecologically sustainable farming practices. Watch the video below to learn more.

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Ted Miller


Dairy Industry 

Baskin, La.

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Justin Fuselier

Vice Chair


Eunice, La.

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Pat Bagley


Southern University

Baton Rouge, La.

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Ed Twidwell

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA

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Anna Stokes

Louisiana Cattlemen

Sulphur, La.

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Dave Foster

Cattle Producers of Louisiana 

Prairieville, La.

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Rodney McKay

Louisiana Forestry 


Eunice, La.

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Larry Allain

Regional Member 

Region IV

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Dave Foster

Cattle Producers

of Louisiana

Prairieville, La.


Anna Stokes

LA Cattlemen's Association

Sulphur, La.

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Kody Meaux

NRCS Grazing Specialist

Crowley, La

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Roberta McKowen

At Large Member

Jackson, La.

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Rodney McKay


Leesville, La.

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Dave Daigle

Member at Large

Ragley, La.

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Grant Estrade

Member at Large

Bogalusa, La.

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Marty Earnest

Cover Crops

Winnsboro, La.

Our Story

The Louisiana Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (LGLCI) is a consortium of individuals and organizations working together to maintain and improve the management of health of Louisiana’s grazing lands since 1997. LGLCI seeks to promote ecologically and economically sound management of grazing lands for all their adapted uses and multiple benefits to the environment and society, through voluntary technical assistance and education. We help Louisiana landowners implement conservation practices on grazing lands that will benefit soil, water, air, plants, and animals.​

LGLCI provides on-ground technical assistance to private land owners and operators to effectively implement conservation activities and programs. We assist Natural Resources Conservation Service with the development and use of Ecological Site Descriptions and Forage Suitability Site Descriptions to improve conservation planning and application. The LGLCI supports cooperative conservation by expanding local, state and national partnerships. We do this by hosting pasture walks, conducting presentations at Louisiana colleges and professional organizations, host field demonstrations, grazing management workshops, bus tours, and soil quality workshops. 

Our Board

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Wallace Mills

Regional Member 

Region II


Madison Plaisaince

Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation

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LeMontio Hobdy

Regional Member 

Region III

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Warren Hoag

Regional Member

Region IV

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Roberta McKowen

At Large Member

East Feliciana Parish

Our Staff

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Administrative Assistant

Bethany Morris

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Education and Outreach Coordinator

Tara Morris

NRCS Advisors

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Stuart Gardner

Rangeland Specialist

Lafayette, La.

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Kody Meaux

LA State Grazing Specialist 

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Mary Beth Guillory

District Conservationist 

Ville Platte, La 

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