King Sucrose LXXVIII | Alton “Al” Landry

 

King Sucrose LXXVIII is Alton “Al” Landry, a 56-year-old native and resident of White Castle. The 1980 graduate of White Castle High School graduated from Louisiana State University Agricultural Center in 1984 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Business.

Landry is a sixth-generation sugar cane producer who owns and operates Alton Landry Inc., a farm which he started in 1984. The 3,000 acres of sugar cane and soybeans is located in Iberville Parish.

Landry’s civic, community and agriculture involvement are evident in his various associations and volunteer efforts. He is an Iberville Parish Farm Bureau Board Member, past Farm Service Agency County Committee Member, member of the White Castle Fertilizer Cooperative and a member of the American Sugar Cane League. He is a graduate of the LSU Ag Leadership program and a member of Baton Rouge Assembly.

In 2016, Landry was an honoree in the Stars of Style, the premier fundraiser of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival. Landry’s experience and dedication to the Louisiana sugar cane industry doesn’t stop there. Recently, he voluntarily hosted a meeting with Governor John Bel Edwards and Agricultural Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain at his shop for all regional agricultural interests to open dialogue and communications about the challenges they face.