Jeffrey, J. Faulk Sr.
Year Inducted: 2012
Jeffery J. Faulk Sr. attributes his career as a cattleman and rice and soybean farmer to his involvement in the 4-H program when he was a youth. During his eight-year membership, his projects included rice, dairy and livestock judging, poultry and swine projects, and participating in Achievement Days, parades, contests and judging events. Mr. Faulk’s involvement in 4-H spans 40 years (1971-2012). His children and grandchildren continue the family 4-H tradition. For 25 years he donated his time to drive a school bus to take 4-H’ers to Short Course, camps and out-of-state trips. As a livestock leader, he transported animals, contacted buyers and donors, and built and donated sheep pens and cattle ties. Mr. Faulk contacted the Vermilion Parish School Board and the Vermilion Farm Bureau Board to contribute funds for the operation of the parish 4-H livestock show. Mr. Faulk’s most notable contribution is his success in obtaining funding for the construction of the Vermillion Parish Extension Service Office and Activity Center; a sales tax was successfully passed by voters to generate funds for the facilities. Jeffrey J. Faulk Sr. has received numerous honors including the state 4-H Alumni Award, the New Orleans and River Region Outstanding 4-H Leader Award, Lion of the Year Award, Outstanding Farm Bureau Board Member, Knights of Columbus member for 40 years and president of Vermillion Parish Bus Driver’s Association and state president for four years.