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Good News LA: Certified Louisiana (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-15

Duration: 00:04:51

Subjects: Louisiana. Department of Agriculture and Forestry | Food | Small business


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Strain, Mike Interviewee
  • Schemmel, Ryan Interviewee
  • Leleux, Paul Interviewee
  • Miller, Nathan Interviewee


This segment from the March 15, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s profile of two companies that are Certified Louisiana success stories, Acadian Kitchens in Lafayette, home of Ragin’ Cajun and Cajun’s Choice products, and Southern Maids Dairy in Franklinton, the largest goat dairy in Louisiana. LeBlanc reports that the Certified Louisiana program is administered by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. She interviews: Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain; Ryan Schemmel, chief commercial officer for Acadian Kitchens; Paul Leleux, CEO of Acadian Kitchens; and Nathan Miller, the owner of Southern Maids Dairy. This segment is a part of the “Good News Louisiana” series.