Acadia Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Ted Johnson has made countless contributions to the Acadia 4-H program as well as statewide.
Vermillion Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mr. Michael Dartez has spent 18 years as a vital member of the 4-H Program.
Iberia parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mr. Ernest Freyou has been a 4-H member and volunteer for over 55 years.
Caddo Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mrs. Kay Stough has played a huge part in the Caddo Parish 4-H Program for 25 years and counting.
State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2016. Dr. Saralene Seals served the Louisiana 4-H Program as the Nutrition Specialist and Nutrition...
State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2016. Dr. Paul Coreil has been a huge part of the 4-H Program for 34 years and counting.
Vermillion Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mrs. Rita Marceaux has been a contributing member of the Vermilion 4-H Program for over 36 years.
Morehouse Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mrs. Pat Evans has been a huge supporter of the 4-H program for over 41 years.
Desoto Parish. Year Inducted:2016. Mr. Andy Loftus has served as a Desoto Parish 4-H member and 4-H volunteer for over 47 years.
St. James Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mr. Gerald Wood has been an integral part of the St. James 4-H Program for over 65 years.
Lincoln Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mr. John Lee has made a huge impact on the Lincoln Parish 4-H Youth Development Program for over 56..
St. Landry Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Yvonne Normand started as a 4-H member when she was in the 4th grade...
Concordia Parish. Year Inducted: 2014. Sue Butler served as a 4-H leader at Vidalia Upper Elementary in Concordia Parish for 10 years (1988-98). When the Character Counts! program was initiated, she served as Central Area coordinator. In addition, Sue served on the LSU AgCenter’s Central Area Leadership Council for two years and on the parish advisory committee.
Caddo Parish. Year Inducted 2014. Sandra Brumley became immersed as a Caddo Parish 4-H Volunteer leader when her son and daughter joined the group and wanted to show chickens and livestock 18 years ago. Sandra soon became involved in the Caddo Parish Fair as a board member, poultry superintendent and eventually served as Parish Fair Superintendent for 10 years. She became more involved in her children’s local club and began serving as a key organizational leader, a position she continues today.
Vermilion Parish (deceased). Year Inducted: 2014. For 39 years, Johnny Broussard was involved in the 4-H program as a member and livestock leader. As a member, he exhibited the Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull at LSU and participated in the State 4-H Short Course Meat Identification and Poultry Judging contests.
Jefferson Parish. Year Inducted: 2014. For 17 years (1992-2009) Madge Borne served as a Jefferson Parish organizational 4-H leader and served on the parish 4-H Foundation and Advisory boards for three years. Her innovative program included countless fifth-grade youth in the urban 4-H program. Club officers and committee chairpersons met weekly to ensure preparation and responsibility for activities.
Vernon Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Thad Bailer was very involved in the Vernon Parish 4-H program as a member, volunteer, livestock leader and advisory commttee member (1993-2003). He worked diligently with the livestock program and helped establish the first 4-H Livestock Club for parents and youth. He served as president of the board. The 4-H program could always count on Thad, whether it was presenting programs or serving as cook for events and fundraisers.
Avoyelles Parish. Year Inducted: 2012. Carolyn Bordelon, a volunteer since 1990, serves as president of the Avoyelles Parish 4-H Foundation, organizational leader at Marksville High, 4-H Advisory Board member and Avoyelles 4-H Shooting Sports coordinator. For the shooting sports program, she is archery instructor/leader and Level II state instructor for the overall program.
Beauregard Parish. Year Inducted: 2012. When her oldest child became eligible for membership, Pat Andrews became a very active volunteer, assisting club officers with meeting agendas, providing transportation for parish and statewide events, and chaperoning camps, short course and awards trips. She has assisted youth with small-animal projects and served as a leader for the Junior Cattlemen’s Association.
Ascension Parish. Year Inducted: 2010. Dr. Katherine Beier, of Ascension Parish, was inspired to become an avid volunteer of 4-H work because of all she learned as a nine-year 4-H member. She has been extremely successful in balancing a thriving veterinary practice while sharing her time, resources and expertise helping 4-H’ers for 13 years.
West Carroll Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Joanne Bolding, who has 42 years of involvement with 4-H, has been on the 4-H Foundation Board and 4-H Advisory Leadership Council. She has received the Louisiana 4-H Alumni Award and 4-H Good Provider Leader Award.
Pointe Coupee Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Josephine Cashio André was an honored educator for 25 years who accepted the responsibility of 4-H Club Leader throughout her career. She led her members and officers through leadership training and personal guidance that helped prepare them to become successful, active members of the community today.
Plaquemines Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Brenda Bulot has been a 4-H leader for 15 years. She has also served on the Plaquemines Parish Advisory Committee, assisted 4-H agents with 4-H camp and 4-H University for 10 years and provided invaluable service to the Plaquemines Parish 4-H program.
Calcasieu Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. The contributions of Mr. WT Burton, as he was known, to 4-H were enormous and considered visionary for his time. He believed in supporting youth programs, and the 4-H program was one he supported dearly. He played a vital role in establishing the first livestock show and sale in southwest Louisiana. He donated a parcel of land south of Lake Charles to build a facility to hold livestock shows.
St. John Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Carroll Adams started his 4-H career in 1973 and served 4-H for 34 years. He attended 4-H Camp every year and spent much of his time serving as a judge for various contests, including pet shows and the Chick-N-Que Contest. He was the St. John Parish garden project leader.
East Baton Rouge Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Mark Bonner, a former chairman of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees and long-time supporter and sponsor of 4-H, was executive vice president and general manager of the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, Inc. Through Bonner’s leadership, this association supported the 4-H Electric Program for more than 36 years. He received numerous honors including the Citation for Outstanding Service to 4-H and the State 4-H Alumni Award.
Ascension Parish/State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2008. Walter C. Abbott contributed 52 years to the Louisiana 4-H program and served as the State 4-H Leader from 1919-49. He implemented the organization for standard 4-H Clubs for both boys and girls, helped develop the Junior Livestock Shows, organized the concepts of parish Achievements Days, oversaw the building of the state 4-H camp at Camp Grant Walker, and organized the first Junior Leadership, wildlife and forestry camps.
St. Mary Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Emma Broussard credits 4-H for what she has achieved in life. She became a 4-H member in 1949 and remains active with the organization. She serves as a judge for various parish events and has been a 4-H camp counselor.
Acadia Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Joseph L. Baronet, a 4-H alumnus, was a livestock leader for more than 43 years and was instrumental in organizing the first annual livestock sale in 1968. He was a key figure in securing support for the Acadia Parish multipurpose facility and extension office.
Iberia Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Carroll Boudreaux serves as president of the Iberia Parish 4-H Foundation and was a board member of the state 4-H Foundation. He has helped obtain endowed funds for scholarships, awards and numerous events and activities. He has worked as a 4-H livestock volunteer, conducts educational clinics and hosts livestock shows.
East Carroll Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Harriet Bridges is a retired 4-H agent with more than 30 years of service. Her work with the Louisiana State Cotton Museum continues to educate youth about the importance of agriculture.
Lafayette Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. A.J. Brackin, a former 4-H agent in Lafayette Parish, helped establish the first Junior Leadership program, empowering older 4-H members as project leaders. After retiring, Brackin continued to support 4-H and helped establish the Lafayette Parish 4-H Foundation. Outstanding record book winners are recognized with an award named in his honor.
Desoto Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Beverly Bruce was an extension home economist and later a member of the Louisiana Legislature, where she championed the 4-H character education programs. She was instrumental in establishing 4-H Day at the Capitol, which was held for the 6th year in 2008.
Vermilion Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. James Baudoin was hired as a 4-H agent in 1935 to help youth after the Depression. He started working in Vermilion Parish in 1938 and is credited with starting the 4-H handicraft project. He also established a 4-H safety program for rural youth. A parish award is made annually in his honor to recognize outstanding senior 4-H members
Ascension Parish. Year Inducted: 2008 . Crawford Alexander Bishop joined the 4-H Club at the age of 10 and, as an adult, was dedicated to the livestock project because it taught responsibility. He made sure that any child who wanted to participate had the opportunity to do so. He chaired the Livestock Sales Committee for more than 20 years. He received numerous awards and was instrumental in establishing the Acadiana Livestock Show.
Bossier Parish / State Extension Office. Year Inducted: 2008. Dr. Jack Bagent, retired vice chancellor of the LSU AgCenter and director of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, made major contributions to 4-H at the local, state and national levels. During his 37-year career with the Extension Service, Dr. Bagent earned a reputation as an expert entomologist and a caring leader. He was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002.
Morehouse Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. John D. Andrews, a county agent with more than 30 years of service, provided minority youth the opportunities to learn valuable life skills as responsible adults and future leaders in their communities.
Meet the people whose dedication to youth development helped make Louisiana 4-H what it is today. Brief biographical sketches and photos of honorees are available by year of induction.
Concordia Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Adella Paul has provided enthusiasm as a volunteer for more than 700 4-H students. She said what she is most proud of is that she had a part in developing so many youth at an early age and seeing them become successful leaders in their communities. Many feel that she exemplifies the 4-H pillars of character and is a true leader.
Iberia Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Sheri Patout has served the 4-H program (1970-2013) as a member, organizational and activity leader, chaperone, advisory and foundation board member, advocate and donor. As founder of the Iberia Parish 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology club, she develops and teaches monthly lessons that strive to make learning fun. She helps host an annual wetlands effort that includes pond cleanup and marsh grass planting.
St. John the Baptist Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. Catherine Pedescleaux dedicated 29 years of service (1978-2007) as a 4-H leader and teacher at West St. John Elementary School. During her tenure as a volunteer, she touched the lives of more than 2,500 4-H youth by teaching them the importance of education, hard work and developing life skills.
Winn Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Carolyn Reber Phillips served as a home economist/4-H agent for 30 years. She was instrumental in the development of the Winn Parish 4-H Woodsman’s Skills Competition as a youth event in conjunction with the Louisiana Forest Festival. She serves on the Winn Parish Advisory Committee and judges 4-H activities.
Allen Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Durell Peloquin, Sr. was an active supporter of the Allen Parish 4-H program and was president of the Allen Parish Fair Association. He also served on the Southwest District Show Committee and the scholarship committee.
Pointe Coupee Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Maxine Olinde was a 4-H agent who implemented a variety of programs on home economics, community development and leadership development. She is a National Association of Extension Home Economists lifetime member and was rewarded with their Distinguished Service Award. She was also recognized by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with the Home Economics Alumni Award in recognition of her contribution to 4-H club work and service.
East Baton Rouge / State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2008. Dr. C.J. Naquin dedicated his career to the 4-H program and served as the first Louisiana 4-H Foundation director. He was promoted to the State 4-H office with the responsibilities of the 4-H leadership program. He developed parish Junior Leader Clubs throughout the state and was responsible for naming a Louisiana room at the National 4-H Center. He started the first LABO exchange program.
West Baton Rouge Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Louis Mouch Jr. served over 60 years with West Baton Rouge 4-H. He is the Fair Board president and assists the planning and running of the West Baton Rouge Fair and rodeo each year.
Red River. Year Inducted: 2008. Nancy Nettles has been involved with 4-H for 42 years. She has received the State Alumni Award, the Attorney General’s Livestock Leader Award, the Outstanding Leadership Award and has served on the 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees.
Jefferson Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Clara O’Sullivan was a 4-H leader at elementary schools in Jefferson Parish. She served as a teacher representative on the Jefferson 4-H Foundation Board and on the Jefferson 4-H Advisory Council. She had the highest number of youth who stayed in 4-H beyond elementary school. She has received numerous awards from the Jefferson Parish 4-H Foundation.
Bienville Parish. Year Inducted: 2009. Billy B. Nutt of Bienville Parish began his career in extension in 1966 in Lake Providence as an associate county agent. He transferred to Lincoln Parish and in 1972 he moved his family to Bienville Parish as county agent and parish chair. Now retired, he assists in garden contests and beautification activities at his church, library and the courthouse.