Ronald A. Anderson
Ronald (Ronnie) Anderson is serving his 23rd term as President of Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, having been elected in July of 1989 to succeed James Graugnard.
A native of Ethel, Louisiana, Anderson raises 400 head of beef cattle, horses, hay, and timber in both East and West Feliciana Parishes.
Anderson is a 1970 graduate of Louisiana State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. He was the recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Scholarship and is a member of Alpha Zeta and Gamma Sigma Delta Societies. He serves as a member of the LSU Agricultural Development Council within the College of Agriculture, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Leadership Program within the Agricultural Center. Anderson was appointed to the LSU Board of Supervisors to represent the 6th Congressional District in July of 1997 and served as Chairman for 2000-2002. He was reappointed by Governor Bobby Jindal in 2009. He currently serves as the member at large.
He served as second vice-president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation from 1985 to 1989 and is a past president of the Feliciana Parish Farm Bureau.
Anderson is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors and was appointed to the AFBF Executive Committee in January 2007. He served as past chairman of the American Farm Bureau Wetlands Study Committee and past member of the American Farm Bureau Trade Advisory Committee. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company and also sits on the Board of Directors for Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance. Anderson also serves as chairman of the Board of Farm Bureau BanCorp and was appointed to the Board of Directors of Hancock Bank in October 1997.
Anderson holds a seat on the Louisiana Feed and Fertilizer Commissions.
In February of 1995 he was named “Man of the Year in Louisiana Agriculture” by Progressive Farmer Magazine. He was also honored in 1995 by the LSU College of Agriculture by being awarded its “Agricultural Alumnus of the Year” award. In April of2000, Anderson received the Award of Merit from LSU’s Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society; and in October of 2000, he was inducted into the LSU Alumni Hall 0/ Distinction.
He is married to the former Vivian Norsworthy of Jackson, Louisiana, and has two children, Erin and Ron, and five grandchildren: William, Anderson, and Sarah Beth Sirmon, and Anna Kate and Allie Grace Anderson. Anderson and his wife are members of the Ethel United Methodist Church.