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  • Strain Statement on the Passing of Former Commissioner Bob Odom

    May 17, 2014 2:42 PM

    "Today, Louisiana lost a giant in the agricultural industry. Former Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Bob Odom began his agriculture service in 1960 as an employee of the department and was elected commissioner in 1979. There is something to be said for anyone who has dedicated most of... more »
  • Former Ag Commissioner Bob Odom dies at age 78

    May 17, 2014 12:24 PM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Bob Odom, who served seven terms as Louisiana's agriculture commissioner and was a top Democratic powerbroker in his heyday, has died at 78. Odom's long-time aide, Randal Johnson, said the former commissioner died Saturday morning at a Zachary hospital after having difficulty breathing. Odom had suffered... more »

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