Year Inducted: 2011
For more than 50 years (1960-2011), Stephen Young has served Bienville Parish as a 4-H organizational and project leader. He trained numerous youth in the poultry and the dairy projects to judge, groom and show poultry and dairy animals. Several of his members have received state awards. His club members excelled at winning the best fitted dairy animal contest. One member earned this honor more than 20 times. At livestock show time, Mr. Young would volunteer to conduct livestock grooming clinics throughout the parish. His expertise was not limited to livestock, as he is recognized as an outstanding chef, specializing in making cakes, and he often volunteers to judge cookery contests. In 1988, he was named recipient of the Louisiana 4-H Attorney General’s Award for leadership and service to the livestock programs.