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Loupe, Dr. Denver T.

Dr. Denver T. Loupe
4-H State Office
Year Inducted: 2010

Dr. Denver T. Loupe’s dedication to 4-H began when he was a 4-H member in Ascension Parish, where he served as the first president of the Ascension Parish 4-H Executive Committee. As an adult, Dr. Loupe served 41 years with the LSU AgCenter from 1952-1993. He worked as a St. James Parish 4-H agent, a sugarcane specialist and a division leader. He also served as Vice Chancellor and Director of the LSU AgCenter’s Cooperative Extension Service for 15 years. During this time, Dr. Loupe made many lasting contributions to Louisiana 4-H. One of his most prominent legacies to 4-H was establishing the Louisiana 4-H Foundation in 1978. He also worked tirelessly to secure state funds to assure that every parish had at least two 4-H staff members. Because of his work with Dr. John Bertrand and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Louisiana 4-H was declared a co-curricular activity in schools. Under his leadership, major renovations were made at Camp Grant Walker, and the 4-H Livestock Advisory Committee process was changed to funnel recommendations through district committees. As sugarcane specialist, he served as a superintendent of the 4-H Plant Science Contest and authored numerous publications. Dr. Loupe served on the National 4-H Council Board of Directors and has made many distinguished contributions to state, national and international organizations. Dr. Denver Loupe still serves as secretary-treasurer of the American Sugarcane Technologists.

Last Updated: 7/7/2010 9:30:01 AM

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