Mr. Gerald Wood has been an integral part of the St. James 4-H Program for over 65 years. He started as a 4-H member and later becoming an adult leader and supporter. Throughout his 4-H career, he held many positions on the parish and state level including Parish Board of Directors and St. James Parish 4-H Foundation President. During his career, he started the S.E. Wood Scholarship for students interested in majoring in Agriculture at a Louisiana College.
He received many awards in his career and is well deserving of all of them. In 2007, Mr. Wood was honored as recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the St. James Livestock Parent Group.
Mr. Wood has spent his career making the lives of 4-H members and professionals a little better. He is one that believes that instead of “farming to live, live to farm.”
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture