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NEWS & upcoming events


5th annual
Backroads & Bayous Trail Run

The fifth annual Back Roads & Bayous Trail Run is quickly approaching! Held at Lynn Farms, runners will experience a scenic trail run in the country with a 10 mile, 3 mile run, or a 1 mile fun run. Don’t forget to add the date to your calendar! More info to come.

May 18, 2019 | 7:00am


Back to your Roots
Farm-To-Table Dinner

Back To Your Roots Farm-to-Table dinner is coming up March 8th, 2019 at the Ruston Farmers Market!  Chef Tootie Morrison is planning a meal to tantalize your tastebuds and the evening is certain to entertain!

Tickets for the evening are $50 and may be purchased here. Seating is limited, so get your tickets today!


Back To Your Roots 2019
Louisiana tech univeristy
March 7th - 9th, 2019

We’ve partnered with Campti Field of Dreams to bring you nationally renown Masters in their fields along with other academics, farmers, ranchers, and value-added producers to share their knowledge as we work together to rebuild our local food system. Join us for a transformational event!

Conference Registration

Pre-Conference North Louisiana Farm Tour $20 (Includes Lunch)

Full Conference General Admission $35 (Includes Welcome Reception, All Sessions, Lunch Friday & Saturday, and Farm-to-Table Dinner)

One-Day Technical Sessions Only $20 (Includes Lunch)


Bonfire COFFEE: Backroads & Bayou Blend

"Friend of the Foundation", Jeff Hollenbaugh has branded a blend that was one of Ross' favorites.  We are selling this special blend, called Backroads and Bayou, online with the profits of these sales benefitting the Foundation as part of our FriendsGiving program.

The Cup: Bittersweet chocolate, mild acidity, full and heavy body, dark roast

12oz | Whole Bean | $13.50