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Elton Kennedy (2014)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-06-09

Duration: 00:08:10

Subjects: Kennedy, W. Elton | Agriculture | Business | Rice farmers


  • Nickel, Jim Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Kennedy, Meryl Interviewee
  • Denison, John Interviewee
  • Strain, Mike Interviewee
  • Kennedy, Elton Speaker


This segment from the 2014 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Elton Kennedy accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Kennedy, a native of West Carroll Parish, is a rice farmer, businessman, and conservationist. He is the founder and president of Kennedy Rice Dryers. The profile includes interviews with: Meryl Kennedy, his daughter; John Denison, his friend and business associate; and Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain. Hosts: Jim Nickel and Beth Courtney