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Gumbo Island



Genre: Educational

Place Covered: Glenmora, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1997

Duration: 00:13:35

Subjects: Educational films | FARMS | Agriculture | LIVESTOCK | Louisiana State University Agricultural Center | RODEOS


  • Henderson, Britt Host
  • Martin, Jeremy Interviewee
  • Martin, Matt Interviewee
  • Sullivan, John Interviewee


This episode of the series “Gumbo Island” from 1997 features host Britt Henderson traveling around the state to learn more about Louisiana’s farm families. She visits Jeremy Martin at his family farm in Glenmora, Louisiana, where he raises pigs, turkeys, horses, and sheep. Britt also attends the LSU Livestock Show in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and meets with Jeremy as he prepares to compete in the sheep competition. She also talks to Dr. John Sullivan, the livestock show manager, who discusses the prizes given out at the show. Lastly, Britt attends the LSU Rodeo.