6/12/2009 2:30:00 PM
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.
6/8/2009 12:30:00 PM
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.
6/8/2009 10:00:00 AM
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.
6/8/2009 10:00:00 AM
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.
6/8/2009 10:00:00 AM
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.
6/8/2009 10:00:00 AM
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.
6/8/2009 9:30:00 AM
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.
6/5/2009 2:00:00 PM
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.
6/5/2009 1:00:00 PM
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.
6/1/2009 10:00:00 AM
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.
6/1/2009 9:30:00 AM
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.
6/1/2009 9:30:00 AM
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.
6/1/2009 9:30:00 AM
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.
6/1/2009 9:00:00 AM
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
6/1/2009 9:00:00 AM
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.
5/29/2009 3:00:00 PM
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.
5/29/2009 1:30:00 PM
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.
10/12/2015 10:23:11 AM
Evangeline Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Sharon Fontenot retired from the LSU AgCenter after working with 4-H for 32 years. She remains an active volunteer, serving as 4-H University coach, 4-H Advisory Committee member and event judge.
10/12/2015 10:23:26 AM
St. Landry Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Wayne Gilmore has been an avid 4-H supporter since 1982, when he helped establish the parish 4-H Foundation; he served as chairman for 25 years. He helped fund numerous 4-H programs and has served on the Louisiana 4-H Foundation board. He also works with livestock and woodworking projects.
10/12/2015 10:23:24 AM
St. Martin Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Conrad Gauthier was one of the most influential 4-H agents in St. Martin Parish during his 25-year career. A scholarship fund, which has benefitted 98 4-H members, was established in 1977 to recognize his accomplishments.
10/12/2015 10:23:28 AM
Calcasieu Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. John C. Guidry was a 4-H volunteer for more than 45 years. His work was often behind-the-scenes as he worked with businesses to support youth by purchasing animals at livestock shows.
10/12/2015 10:23:13 AM
Vermilion Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Virgie Foreman has been an outstanding volunteer for more than 50 years. She was a charter member of the Vermilion 4-H Foundation and served as its adviser. Her contributions helped establish scholarships for students majoring in agriculture or home economics.
10/12/2015 10:23:14 AM
LaSalle Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Linda Lee Franks has had a love of 4-H for more than 50 years, volunteering for three generations of youths. Even though fully employed as a tax preparer and bookkeeper, Franks always finds time to assist with 4-H programs that help youth to develop the qualities necessary to be successful.
10/12/2015 10:23:19 AM
St. Martin Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Charles A. Fuselier is a 4-H alumnus and active supporter of the 4-H program. During his career as sheriff, he seldom encountered a former or current 4-H member in trouble. A parish scholarship was developed in his honor in 2002.
10/12/2015 10:23:18 AM
Avoyelles Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. William Freshwater was the Moreauville High School principal in 1908, where the first Corn Club for boys was started. Originally from Illinois, Freshwater came to Louisiana in 1902 and is credited with bringing the 4-H concept to Louisiana from his home state. The success of the Corn Club led to establishing other agricultural and domestic clubs that became collectively known as the 4-H Club.
10/12/2015 10:22:44 AM
Richland Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Kathy Colson has been a 4-H volunteer for more than 20 years, engaging youth in dairy projects and contests and teaching school children that milk comes from cows.
10/12/2015 10:22:46 AM
St. James Parish. Year Inducted: 2008.Kermit Coulon served as a 4-H agent, a county agent and the district agent for the Cane Belt Area for many years before retiring. While he was district agent, he had one of the best-attended area 4-H Junior Leadership Conferences in the state. Although retired, he still volunteers to assist with 4-H activities and shows.
10/12/2015 10:23:41 AM
Claiborne Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Laverne Hightower has been a volunteer for 24 years. She has conducted record book workshops, served on the State 4-H Advisory Council and was a delegate to Washington, D.C., for the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Ambassador Program. She was a charter member and treasurer of the Claiborne 4-H Foundation.
10/12/2015 10:23:42 AM
Orleans Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Lan Hoang is the first Asian-American 4-H leader in Orleans Parish. She has added diversity to the existing 4-H program and helps Asian-American youth to gain access to programs. Ms. Hoang is president of the Orleans Parish 4-H Foundation and serves on the 4-H Advisory Committee.
10/12/2015 10:23:45 AM
East Baton Rouge. Year Inducted: 2008. Melvin “Kip” Holden has participated in the 4-H program as a club member, volunteer, benefactor, and advocate for more than 40 years. He has served several terms on the East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H Advisory Council, and he has awarded a mini-grant to the East Feliciana 4-H program to support school enrichment promoting science. Holden began his leadership development in 4-H.
10/12/2015 10:23:44 AM
Jefferson Davis Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Robert Hoffpauir, a former 4-H agent in Jefferson Davis Parish, was a leading force in developing the first parish livestock show. He established a recognition program for outstanding 4-H Clubs that continues today.
10/12/2015 10:23:40 AM
Iberville Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Gary Hebert was a 4-H member in the 1940s and held every club office possible. An avid writer, he honed his skills through reading everything that the Extension Service published about writing. He and his wife began a weekly newspaper in 1957, which provided extensive coverage of 4-H news. Gary Hebert won the 4-H Alumni Recognition Award in 1961.
10/12/2015 10:23:35 AM
St. Bernard Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Bernie Hambrice was a 4-H leader for 25 years who inspired 200 fourth- and fifth-graders to participate in school 4-H Clubs. Although retired, she still returns to volunteer and bring smiles to many children’s faces.
10/12/2015 10:23:37 AM
Natchitoches Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Rick Hargis and his family established the Grand Champion Jersey Cow Award at the LSU Spring Livestock Show in 1995 in memory of his son Chad, and they have sponsored the award since then. He has been chairman of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation and actively involved in the Natchitoches Parish 4-H Foundation.
10/12/2015 10:23:54 AM
Terrebonne Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Over the past 20 years, Rena Labat has served in a variety of roles in the 4-H program. She is currently serving on the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board and the Louisiana 4-H Camp Grant Walker Educational Center Advisory Board and is a coordinator for the 4-H University Fashion Revue Ready-to-Wear Contest. On the regional level, she conducts clothing-construction workshops and assists with the Area 4 Commodity Cookery Contest.
10/12/2015 10:23:57 AM
Lafourche Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Dalton Landry began his 4-H career in 1955. He became the county agent of Lafourche Parish in 1973 and trained many of the agents who have made the parish successful in 4-H. He established the Sugar and Seafood contest, was manager of the Lafourche Parish Fair Association and was president of the Lafourche 4-H Foundation Board. Since his retirement, he has assisted in training 4-H University contestants and judges parish 4-H contests.
10/12/2015 10:23:53 AM
Ouachita Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Kate Kilpatrick dedicated more than 50 years of her life to the 4-H program. Her work and leadership led to a parish 4-H Leader Award, which is presented annually in her memory.
10/12/2015 10:23:48 AM
State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2008. As a youth in 1912, Stella Jones was involved in the various agricultural and domestic clubs that became known later as 4-H. As an adult, she dedicated 43 years of service to the 4-H program from 1925-67. From 1961-67, she worked at the state 4-H office on records, demonstrations, parish fairs, and developing enrollment and new programs. She was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in 2005.
10/12/2015 10:23:47 AM
Tangipahoa Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Delos Jones worked as a 4-H agent from 1946-55 and trained agents like Edgar Boone, who went on to become the Director of Extension in North Carolina.
10/12/2015 10:23:49 AM
St. Helena Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Donna Beth Karl has been involved with 4-H for 15 years and has volunteered on both the parish and district levels. She is the president of the St. Helena 4-H Educational Foundation, secretary of the Livestock Advisory Committee and leader of the Rolling Hills 4-H Community Club.
10/12/2015 10:23:50 AM
Madison Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Ann Keene, who has 31 years of volunteer service to 4-H, is a 4-H Foundation past chair. She has received the Louisiana 4-H Alumni Award, 4-H Attorney General’s Livestock Leader Award and State Fair of Louisiana Volunteer Leader of the Year award.
10/12/2015 10:23:07 AM
Tensas Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Elvadus Fields, a retired extension agent with 44 years of service, collaborated with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture Loan Program for youth livestock projects in northeast Louisiana. His leadership involvement includes the Louisiana Black Farmers and Landowners Association and Delta Livestock Enterprise.
10/12/2015 10:23:05 AM
Lafayette Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. George Fawcett became involved with 4-H as a business recruiter representing the SLEMCO utility for the parish livestock show and sale. His work yielded thousands of dollars worth of advertisements. His continuing love for the lamb project and youth is obvious as he provides the less fortunate with opportunities to participate in 4-H.
10/12/2015 10:23:07 AM
St. Tammany Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. After beginning his career as a 4-H agent, Dr. Bobby Fletcher Sr. was instrumental in getting a livestock show facility built in St. Tammany Parish. He later served as a district agent in the southeast area of the state. Dr. Fletcher also served on the Southeast District Livestock Show Committee and on the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board. He was honored with the St. Tammany fairground facility being named the Bobby Fletcher Agricultural Center.
10/12/2015 10:23:08 AM
Grant Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Randall Fletcher serves on the Grant Parish 4-H Foundation and is active in his community. His high standards and insights have been an inspiration to the 4-H staff, youth and adults involved in the Grant Parish 4-H program.
10/12/2015 10:22:56 AM
Bossier Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Albert Doughty started his 4-H involvement in the fourth grade and, as an adult, worked for the LSU AgCenter for 33 years. He was county agent and parish chair. He is currently mayor of Benton, La.
10/12/2015 10:22:57 AM
Sabine Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Sheila Farmer has been an avid and enthusiastic 4-H volunteer for 22 years, chaperoning, planning workshops, organizing meetings and helping at Achievement Day. Her dedication has changed the lives of many youth.
10/12/2015 10:25:36 AM
Rapides Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Jimbo Thiels began 4-H work as a child, and as an adult he has made a tremendous impact on the 4-H program at the parish and state levels. He served numerous roles on parish-level committees and as president of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation. He currently is chairman of the Central District Livestock Show Committee, secures buyers for the the livestock and is the host of the live TV broadcast of the sale of champions.
10/12/2015 10:25:37 AM
Washington Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Sally Thomas was one of the first female county agents in the state. She began her career by working with the LSU AgCenter in the mid 1970s. She worked with the 4-H program and the livestock program in Washington Parish and has been a consistent volunteer for her parish 4-H program for almost 30 years.
10/12/2015 10:25:33 AM
Assumption Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. As an active volunteer for over 40 years, James Templet has made many contributions to 4-H. He was instrumental in establishing the first 4-H Family Day and assisted with 4-H University trainings. Today he serves on the South Central District Livestock Board representing Assumption Parish. He is also a big part of the Assumption 4-H Ag Day, in which he exhibits “Agricultural History” by performing demonstrations with antique farm equipment.