Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau held its 68th Annual meeting Monday evening at the Ville Platte Civic Center. Vice President Richard Fontenot presented the Nominating Committee Report and 2019 Balance Sheet.
President Scotty Fontenot followed those agenda items with his President's Report. He introduced the 2019 Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau Queen, Mallorie Cormier. Mallorie is the seventeen-year-old daughter of Jason and Miranda Cormier of Duralde. She is currently a junior at Basile High School and has plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette after graduation to receive a degree in elementary education.
After Ms. Cormier was introduced, Scotty Fontenot gave a presentation on what Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau has done in the community over the last year. This involvement included the 4-H Fishing Clinic held in Chicot State Park, the State Convention held in June at which Evangeline Parish Farm Bureau received a 4 Star Award, Fall and Winter Commodity Meetings, and partnering with Nutrien Seed Company to bring Ag in the Classroom - Seed Survivor Trailer to four parish schools over eight days.
Winston Fontenot, with Farm Bureau Insurance, spoke about the insurance aspect of Farm Bureau. The Evangeline Parish agency was voted as "Agency of the Year" at both the district and state levels. They insure over 6,000 automobiles, 200 homes, and have completed over 300 life insurance applications within the parish in the last year. Winston said that the goal of their agency is to make sure that you have the policy that you want as well as a policy that has everything that you need. Several door prizes were given away before the meeting adjourned.
Dinner was prepared by the Farm Bureau Board members and served by Kim Deville and the 4-H Junior Leader members.