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Gert Hawkins, Pointe Coupee, La.

Gert Hawkins
Gert Hawkins

Gert Hawkins, a partner with her brother George Lacour in their sugarcane operation near Batchelor in Pointe Coupee Parish, was featured in this nice blog post by the Sugar Association. Here’s the lede:

It’s common to hear sugar farming referred to as a family business. Stories of parents, grandparents and even great-grandparents working the same land is not unusual. However, Gert LaCour Hawkins’ story has an additional, unique twist. She and her brother, George LaCour, are business partners – together running their farm near Baton Rouge, LA, since they were teens in the early 1980s. READ MORE AT THE SUGAR ASSOCIATION

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