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About Michael Danna and TWILA

Michael Danna is director of public relations for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and is host of the Farm Bureau’s long-running weekly television program “This Week in Louisiana Agriculture.”

In his travels as a farm journalist, Mike has reported on farm issues from across the nation and around the world.  The TWILA Team, which includes Neil Melancon, A.J. Sabine, Avery Davidson, Kristen Oaks, Monica Velasquez and Taylor Frey, has reported from 27 states, as well as produced programs from Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East.  TWILA has garnered six national Telly Awards and two Hermes Awards for its reporting on farm issues around the country.

TWILA, now in its 33rd year, airs on 18 affiliate stations across the state and nationally on RFD-TV.  The program is watched by more than 400,000 viewers each week and is the second longest-running Louisiana television program behind LPB’s “Louisiana: The State We’re In.”  TWILA first aired on KNOE-TV 8 in Monroe on Sept. 24, 1981.  It was created by former Farm Bureau Director of Public Relations Regnal Wallace.

In his 29th year with the Farm Bureau, 2014 marks Mike’s 17th year as host of TWILA.  In 2008 Mike was named Marketer of the Year by the Baton Rouge Chapter of Sales and Marketing Executives, Inc.  In 2011 the Public Relations Association of Louisiana named Mike its Communicator of the Year.  Mike lives in Zachary and has two children, Chase and Taylor.

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  1. sam permalink
    July 20, 2014 4:10 am

    Mike. great to see you back, the Lord takes care of good people and congratulations on your marriage, she is beautiful. but keep on getting well, we love you and you run a fine program, we are praying for you. Hang in there, by the way, tell Kristin congratulations on her engagement. Best of luck to both of you, sam harris

  2. July 23, 2014 9:29 pm

    Thanks for the kind words of encouragement Sam. Please send me your email and mailing address. Have something I want to send you.

  3. Mary Broussard permalink
    January 11, 2015 7:34 am

    I just heard that Mike Danna is now in remission after a Leukemia diagnosis. I am a Leukemia survivor and understand the impact and relief of such a battle and victory over such a cancer.

    You still have work to, life to enjoy, and the beautiful renewal of the dawn of new days to come will renew your strength every morning.

    Keep in mind; you are not sick, you had cancer.

    You are strong and whole; live one moment at a time. Have faith, keep hope in your mind, family in your heart, and believe in the light that shines within your soul.

    I will pray for you and your family.

    Looking forward to seeing you back with TWILA.

    God Speed,
    Mary Broussard Hicks

  4. February 14, 2015 5:50 pm

    Mike it has been a pleasure to work with you for these past 30 years! You have inspired me and I have so much respect for you. I am honored to call you my friend!! I will be praying for you and your family. Tena Krumholt

  5. troy pourciau permalink
    February 23, 2015 9:44 am

    Hello Mike.Just heard about your struggles on TWILA tv. Hang in there enjoy life and family. God bless you and take care.
    Troy Pourciau

  6. March 1, 2015 5:37 pm

    Hello, Mike. I have also just recently received updates on your health. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thanks for being such a kind and thoughtful friend and colleague to me over the years. I value this deeply.

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