Ag broadcaster Mike Danna dies at 54
ZACHARY - Louisiana agriculture broadcaster Mike Danna died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 54.
The Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation said on their Facebook page that Danna passed away peacefully in his sleep Friday morning.
Danna was the longtime host of "This Week in Louisiana Agriculture," Farm Bureau's agri news program. An LSU alumni, Danna worked as a reporter for the News Star World in Monroe before joining Farm Bureau in 1985.
Over the next 30 years Danna reported on agriculture news from around the world and contributing as a writer to numerous publications across the state. In 2011 Danna was named "Communicator of the Year" by the Public Relations Association of Louisiana. His report "Katrina: Five Years Later" also won a Telly Award for best news reporting by an independent television program.
"We have lost a faithful employee of 30 years, a host for our show, a mentor, employee and most of all a friend to so many through his long career as a journalist and an advocate for agriculture," Farm Bureau posted on their page.