Atchafalaya Intracoastal Coalition Events

March 2023 Monthly Meeting

Event Date: March 13, 2023 12:00 pm
Event Location: Petroleum Club - Morgan City, LA
Guest Speaker: Mike Strain, DVM, Commissioner, La. Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry

Please join us for our March monthly meeting. The meeting starts at 12:00 PM with doors opening at 11:30 AM for socializing.

Dr. Mike Strain took the oath of office for his fourth four-year term as Louisiana’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry on January 13, 2020.

A native of Covington, Strain earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from LSU in 1983.  In 1999, he was elected to the first of two terms as State Representative, where he served on the Agriculture Committee and chaired the Legislative Rural Caucus.  He was twice named Legislator of the Year by the St. Tammany Parish Alliance for Good Government.

In 2003, the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine presented Strain its Distinguished Alumni Award.  Strain was awarded the Future Farmers of America’s highest national award, the Honorary American Degree, in August 2009, and he was inducted into the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction in May 2010.

Strain was named Conservationist of the Year in January 2012.  In January 2013, he was named Veterinarian of the Year by the Louisiana Veterinary Medical Association.  He previously served terms as president of SUSTA (the Southern United States Trade Association), SASDA (the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture), and NASDA (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture).

He holds a commission from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology.

He is an honorary member of Alpha Gamma Rho. Strain is the 2022 chairman of Ag America, a caucus of the Republican State Leadership Committee. Strain is married to Dr. Susan Searcy Strain of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and they have two adult children.

Mike Strain, DVM