Jeanie Rowland was inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame. She is pictured with Toby Lepley, LSU AgCenter 4-H Program Leader.
Lincoln Parish’s 4-H Volunteer was recently inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame in Mansura, Louisiana. Jeanie Rowland joined 4-H as a fourth grader and has continued to be an active part of the Lincoln Parish program. She has been a school club leader, a Junior Leader Club volunteer leader and an archery instructor.After many years of outstanding service as a club leader, Jeanie’s work changed and required her to travel to several schools throughout the parish. Although she couldn’t be the club leader any longer, she still encouraged and recruited young people to become a part of the 4-H club. She volunteered at 4-H summer camp for many years and was an active leader with the parish Junior Leader program.
Rowland and her husband, Devery, built the archery program into a large, active group of 4-H members. Two of the 4-H members she worked with were able to attend the national competition and one of them received scholarship honors. Her work with the archery program has directly led to an increase in Lincoln Parish Junior Leader Club attendance. She has been recognized in 4-H newsletter and the local newspaper and has been recognized at Lincoln Parish Achievement Day as the parish’s Outstanding Leader.
Jeanie Rowland and her husband’s two grown children were very active 4-H members. Their daughter is a Lincoln Parish 4-H leader and their son started a 4-H collegiate program for archery at Louisiana Tech.
Jeanie is one of those volunteers with the passion to teach young people. She has been one of the most outstanding 4-H volunteers Lincoln Parish has ever had. She has always been one to encourage 4-H’ers to attend 4H camps, 4-H University and 4-H competitions and activities. Lincoln Parish is fortunate to have such a great 4-H Volunteer!
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture