Mr. Felix Landry learned the value of 4-H as a member from 1968-1977. His children were 4-H members in Assumption Parish where he was a volunteer from 1992-2000 and served on the Assumption Parish 4-H Advisory Committee. Felix expanded his volunteerism to St. James Parish in 1998, where he continues to serve. Felix was instrumental in getting St. James to build a barn that houses 50 pigs, giving youth who would otherwise not have been able the chance to participate in livestock projects. As an advocate for equal opportunity, Felix has helped underprivileged youth in St. James parish by securing financial contributions to help them purchase pigs, feed, and equipment and attend livestock shows, and by finding buyers for the end of the project. To help 4-H youth with their projects and provide upkeep for the barn, Felix writes grants and hosts a poinsettia fundraiser. He has a production greenhouse where 900 poinsettias are grown and then sold. His grants have contributed over $75,000 to benefit St. James 4-H. With some of these funds, Felix was able to install a strawberry hydroponics system at the St. James Fast Food Farm, a working exhibition farm which provides local produce to schools. Mr. Felix encourages leadership opportunities at the Fast Food Farm, where he takes his 4-H members to visit as well as work. When he is off on holidays, Felix volunteers time working on new projects or maintaining established crops at the Fast Food Farm. He volunteers at 4-H parish events such as food fest and livestock shows, and as an St. James 4-H advisory committee member. Felix was recognized at the St. James Parish 4-H Achievement Day and was inducted into St. James Parish 4-H Hall of Fame. He has received the National Agriculture Teacher’s Award, Regional Teacher’s Award and St. James School Board Certificate of Excellence, and is a High School Craft Workplace Development Champion.
Please join us in welcoming Mr. Felix Landry Jr. to the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame!
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