Mr. John Andrus has been serving Vermilion parish for 28 years, starting in 1992. John serves on the Parish 4‐H Advisory Committee and on the Livestock Committee. He was instrumental in establishing the annual 4‐H Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot which was a major fundraiser for 9 years and generated a total of $128,950 for the parish foundation. He is a leader of the Louisiana Jr. Cattlemen's Association, a Master Cattleman, Master Horseman, and Master Farmer. In the early 90’s, John was instrumental in working with Dr. John Sullivan and staff at LSU in implementing the first commercial heifer program and later implemented the F‐1 Braford classes into the LSU livestock program. He was the 2018 Vermilion Parish 4‐H Achievement Day Honoree, 2015 Vermilion Parish Cattlemen of the Year, and was awarded LA Cattlemen’s Association Outstanding Parish President award and Years of Service Pins at 4-H Leader Banquets. John has helped organize and conduct numerous hoof trimming, grooming and showmanship clinics for 4‐H members. He has served as Ring man for Parish, District and festival shows for 17 years, as well as Ring man for sale of market animals at parish livestock shows. He is a 22‐year board member and 3 term President of the Vermilion Parish Cattlemen’s Association. He was instrumental in organizing multiple state Jr. Livestock Shows for Jr. Braford and Jr. Brahman Associations. He also organized a National Jr. Brahman show with over 500 entries which was held in Abbeville. Through the 4‐H program, he has been able to secure show animals for numerous 4‐H exhibitors from 5 parishes. He is proud that in one year he had 17 animals being exhibited by members in the LSU State Livestock Show. He was a critical leader when it came to evacuating livestock for Hurricanes Rita and Ike. Because of these efforts, he was appointed to the National Resiliency Board for Hurricane Preparedness on the parish level.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. John Andrus to the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame!
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