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
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 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 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 10:25:50 AM
Concordia Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Winston was known as “Big Tam” for his generosity in helping 4-H livestock exhibitors learn life skills and for setting an example of helping others throughout his life. Through his determination and leadership, the Concordia Parish livestock program at one point exhibited more than 80 cattle at the district and state shows.
10/12/2015 10:25:48 AM
Webster Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Wayne Williams, Superintendent of Webster Parish schools, has witnessed the effect of the 4-H program on his son, who was president of the State 4-H Executive Board. He welcomes LSU AgCenter staff to school board and principal meetings and grants permission for 4-H Fun Day to be held during a school day.
10/12/2015 10:25:46 AM
Caddo Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Mary McKee Williams began serving as a 4-H leader and volunteer in 1956, helping many youth prepare demonstration projects and assisting with parish and state 4-H events. She has been honored as the Louisiana Outstanding 4-H Club Leader and attended the Club Congress in Chicago, In the 1970s she received the Good Provider Award, the 4-H Alumni Award and the Attorney General's Award.
10/12/2015 10:25:42 AM
Grant Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Rufus Walker was responsible for donating and selling the first land to form Camp Grant Walker in the 1930s. The camp’s name is representative of Walker’s last name and Grant Parish. His land was the site of the very first 4-H Camp in Louisiana in 1922 where the youth camped out in tents.
10/12/2015 10:25:44 AM
Iberville Parish.Year Inducted: 2008. Ivory Williams committed herself to the 4-H program for 29 years. She is the five-time recipient of the parish’s Outstanding 4-H Leader Award, has served as president of the Iberville Parish 4-H Foundation for three years and is currently on the 4-H Advisory Committee. She has volunteered as an adult leader at 4-H Camp Grant Walker for several years as well as helped prepare youth for contests held at 4-H Short Course.
10/12/2015 10:25:43 AM
Franklin Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Joe Walters, a 4-H volunteer with more than 19 years of service, is a past chair of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board and has received the National 4-H Salute to Excellence Award.
10/12/2015 10:25:09 AM
East Feliciana Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Clay Samson served the LSU AgCenter as a trainee, assistant, associate and county agent with 33 years of service. His involvement with 4-H was extensive as he worked with many 4-H families with livestock projects. He began a “Poultry Chain” project to give youth with limited resources the means to participate in a livestock project. He served on numerous 4-H statewide committees related to camp and livestock shows.
10/12/2015 10:25:08 AM
Franklin and Ouachita Parishes. Year Inducted: 2008. Willie Russell is a former 4-H agent and member of the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association and Louisiana Catfish Association, which provides $300 annually to the area 4-H cookery contest. He received the National County Agents Association Distinguished Service Award.
10/12/2015 10:25:07 AM
Caldwell Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Patricia Russell, a 4-H volunteer for 21 years, has served on the 4-H Foundation Board and 4-H Advisory Leadership Council. She has trained 4-H University youth in nutrition and entomology projects. Russell has received the Louisiana 4-H Alumni Recognition Award.
10/12/2015 10:25:02 AM
Union Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. H.P. Roberts, a retired 4-H agent who served from l954 to 1988, influenced the lives of many 4-H’ers and went out of his way to make each one feel important. Terry Dumas, LSU AgCenter animal sciences specialist and former student of Roberts, describes him as a teacher, leader and “one of us” at the same time.
10/12/2015 10:25:04 AM
Cameron Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Stephanie Rodrigue was an active 4-H member and volunteer in Lafourche and Cameron parishes. She is the superintendent of the Cameron Parish school system and also serves on the parish 4-H Foundation and 4-H Regional Advisory Committee and as announcer at many 4-H livestock events.
10/12/2015 10:25:06 AM
Avoyelles Parish/State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2008. Victor Leander Roy Sr., considered Louisiana’s “Father of 4-H,” as superintendent of Avoyelles Parish Schools in 1908 organized the first Boys Corn Club. He collaborated with the local railroad to transport boys to the first meeting held at Moreauville High School. The success of this first Corn Club led to establishing other agricultural and domestic clubs that became collectively known as 4-H Clubs.
10/12/2015 10:25:05 AM
St. Mary Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Raphael Rodriguez has been active in community organizations for over 40 years and supports 4-H, volunteering for numerous projects. He was a key figure in establishing the St. Mary Parish Fair Association, which has a strong relationship with the 4-H program and livestock projects. His involvement with the program continues with his children and grandchildren.
10/12/2015 10:25:14 AM
Franklin Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Among Tom Scott’s many contributions to 4-H was his founding of the Scott Truck and Tractor Scholarship for graduating 4-H members. Annual scholarships have been awarded for the past 19 years. Presently, each parish receives $1,500 for deserving 4-H members.
10/12/2015 10:25:24 AM
Natchitoches Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Idell Snowden, an extension agent for 34 years, continues to show support to the Natchitoches Parish 4-H youth development program. When she was employed by the LSU AgCenter, she worked closely with black youth. Throughout her career she created an atmosphere in the parish 4-H organization that allowed all races to interact comfortably, thus making all youth feel welcome.
10/12/2015 10:25:25 AM
Livingston Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Margaret Sorenson began her 4-H career at the age of 10 years old. During her 30-year career as a 4-H Club leader, she received the Leader of the Year Award numerous times and also was awarded the 4-H Alumni Award during Short Course. Margaret also served as an adviser to the State 4-H Fashion Board and was instrumental in starting a 4-H Fashion Board in Livingston Parish in 1995.
10/12/2015 10:25:21 AM
East Baton Rouge Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. While a 4-H agent in St. James Parish, George Simoneaux became known as the man of new ideas. In 1956, he and his coworkers developed a safety program involving volunteer leaders, business leaders and 4-H Clubs. In 1960, he transferred to East Baton Rouge Parish. joining the parish extension staff as a 4-H agent. Over 52 years, Simoneaux served 4-H youth in many capacities.
10/12/2015 10:25:20 AM
Beauregard Parish / State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2008. Calvin Stewart Shirley began his 33-year career as a field agent in Bossier and Caddo parishes from 1943-1955. He became a state 4-H agent in 1955 and served in that capacity for 21 years until his retirement in 1976. Mr. Shirley continued to work at youth development through his work in church, community and the 4-H program in his home parish of Beauregard.
10/12/2015 10:25:18 AM
Evangeline Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Jim Shipp has been associated with 4-H for more than 30 years in a variety of assignments, including program sponsor and camp volunteer. He has been active in livestock programs, and he was instrumental in establishing a shooting sports program in the parish, securing national support and funding.
10/12/2015 10:22:40 AM
Terrebonne Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Carroll Charpentier has been a leader throughout 60 years of involvement with 4-H and a firm believer in what 4-H means in developing youth to the best of their ability. He serves on the advisory committee with an emphasis on poultry at the state level. He is recognized as a poultry expert. He and his family have won many poultry awards over the years
10/12/2015 10:22:48 AM
Austin J. Daniel, West Feliciana Parish, Year Inducted: 2008 Austin J. Daniel gained many experiences as a member of the 4-H program. As sheriff, he supports the 4-H program to benefit families in his parish. He provides departmental resources during the Junior Livestock Show and supports 4-H members financially through the sale of livestock animals conducted by the Livestock Club.
10/12/2015 10:22:50 AM
East Feliciana Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Beth Dawson has been involved in 4-H for 37 years. She has served as a 4-H Club leader, project leader, extension adviser and foundation trustee, as well as a community leader. Dawson continues to influence youth today as a volunteer and project leader.
10/12/2015 10:22:54 AM
Vermilion Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Charles Dill Sr. was a charter member of the Vermilion Parish 4-H Foundation. He helped the foundation reach its $100,000 goal. He established a parish speech contest and helped gain approval for a statewide tax to build a parish office and livestock facility.
10/12/2015 10:22:47 AM
Jackson Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Bobby Culpepper served as president of his local club in 1952-53, 1955-56 and 1957-58. He also served as reporter and song leader. He participated in the State Junior Leadership Conference for four years, 4-H Short Course for five years and the National Dairy Conference. He is an attorney in Jonesboro and continues to contribute to the sale of the local livestock projects
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.