More than 1,500 4-H members from all 64 parishes participated in the annual 4-H Day at the Capitol held on Wednesday, May 30. The entire delegation had an opportunity to visit with their senators and representatives and wasb treated to a tour of the State Capitol. In addition, 4-H members learned about the legislative process, and some 4-H members even participated in mock voting in the House chamber.
The House and Senate prepared a proclamation in the name of 4-H for the annual 4-H Day at the Capitol. The program began with an assembly on the Capitol steps with several legislators participating along with the state 4-H officers and LSU AgCenter Chancellor Bill Richardson, Vice Chancellor Paul Coreil and Associate Vice Chancellor Dwight Landreneau. Sen. Francis Thompson and Rep. Andy Anders served as sponsors for the event. State 4-H officers and administrators were introduced to the House and Senate during the evening sessions followed by the presentation of State 4-H President Robert Fusilier of Evangeline Parish to the House. Immediately following the assembly, 4-H members wearing their 4-H Day at the Capitol shirts were on the Capitol steps, the rotunda, legislative offices and all over the Capitol learning about the Capitol and the legislative process. Over 1,100 4-H also toured the Louisiana State Museum and Louisiana’s 200th Anniversary Display.
The annual 4-H dinner at the Governor’s Mansion, sponsored by TJ Ribs and Governor’s Mansion, was held to recognize 75 4-H members who served on the six leadership boards this year. The dinner on May 29 provided an opportunity for 4-H members to receive an educational tour of the mansion and meet with Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Mike Strain, Senator Francis Thompson, Representative Bob Hensgens, Mr. Kevin Kimball of TJ Ribs, and Mr. Trey Williams of the Department of Social Services.
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