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.

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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Ted Miller

Chairman

Dairy Industry 

Baskin, La.

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Justin Fuselier

Vice Chair

LFGC

Eunice, La.

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Pat Bagley

Treasurer

Southern University

Baton Rouge, La.

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Ellen Harrell

Executive Director

Baton Rouge, La.

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Dave Foster

Cattle Producers

of Louisiana

Prairieville, La.

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Anna Stokes

Member at Large

Sulphur, La.

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Ron Harrell

Louisiana Farm Bureau

Baton Rouge, La.

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Roberta McKowen

LFGC

Jackson, La.

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Rodney McKay

LEAF Center

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.

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Ed Twidwell

LSU Ag Center

Baton Rouge, La.

NRCS Advisors

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Chad Kacir

State Conservationist

Alexandria, La.

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Stuart Gardner

Rangeland Specialist

Lafayette, La.

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Claire Bigelow

Rangeland Specialist

Clinton, La.

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Tom Anderson

Rangeland Specialist

Ville Platte, La.

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