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The Louisiana Egg Commission strives to educate consumers of all ages on the nutritional value of egg and egg products. The Commission also approves and issues licenses to entities engaged in egg production and wholesale, and upholds and regulates all rules of the Commission.

The Commission meets in the spring and fall to discuss past and upcoming promotions.
Members are updated on all issues concerning the regulation of eggs and egg products as well as financial issues concerning the Commission.

The Egg Commission derives its funding from an assessment fee on each case of eggs and egg products produced and processed in the state of Louisiana. Assessment fees are also collected on all out of state eggs and egg products that are distributed into Louisiana.
The Egg Commission promotes eggs in many ways; some of the on-going yearly function are:
  • Two large radio promotions during Christmas and Easter
  • Works closely with the American Egg Board on all state activities
  • Participates in various trade shows through out the state such as:
    • Monroe Ag Exposition
    • Louisiana Restaurant Association - Foodservice Expo in New Orleans
    • State Fair in Shreveport
  • Other promotions are done when the opportunity arises and the Commission thinks the exposure will be of benefit

 

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In addition to promotional activities the Commission partners with the Louisiana Poultry Federation to award the Louisiana Poultry Industries Educational Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to qualified students who meet specific requirements and attend a Louisiana institution.
Scholarship information is available from:
                                Dr. Theresia Lavergne
                                        120 Ingram Hall, LSU
                                        Baton Rouge, LA 70803
This year the top scholarship was awarded to Christian Pellegrin.  Christian is an Animal, Dairy, Poultry major with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine.  Originally from New Orleans, Christian has worked as a kennel technician at both a private veterinary practice and the LSU Veterinary Hospital as well as LSU's poultry department. 
Christian is an active member of the Animal Assisted Therapy Club and is on the executive board of the Pre-Veterinary Club. 

  • Other monetary awards are given through LSU Ag Center on a yearly basis.
In addition to receiving the Louisiana Poultry Industries Education scholarship, Christian Pellegrin also received a $1000 award from The Louisiana Egg Commission for being named high individual on the LSU collegiate poultry judging team at the annual USPEA National Poultry Judging Contest. Christian won 4th place overall in the 2012 National Poultry Judging Contest. 


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Bobby Yarborough (Chairman), Christian Pellegrin, Dr. Theresia Lavergne (Vice Chairman)

Eggs are a good source of all-natural, high-quality protein, so they can help keep you satisfied longer, making it easier to resist tempting snacks throughout the day.

 LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY 
MIKE STRAIN DVM, COMMISSIONER

P.O. Box 1951 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821  (225)925-3772

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