|East Baton Rouge|
|State 4-H Office|
|West Baton Rouge|
Mr. Jamey Allemond was a dedicated and pivotal adult volunteer in St. Martin Parish where he participated in a plethora of 4-H activities.
Mrs. Claudette Broussard’s involvement in 4-H began in 1962 when she was a 4-H’er herself.
Mrs. Beverly has served in various roles in the Acadia Parish 4-H program for the past 47 years.
Mrs. Sarah Jones has been a vital part of Sabine Parish 4-H for the last 16 years.
As director of career and technical education/schools of choice in Lafayette Parish, Mr. Lejeune has built and strengthened relationships in schools with 4-H.
As an active member of 4-H for 44 years and a volunteer for over 35 years, Mr. Chris Martin has truly dedicated his life to serving the public.
Dr. McCray has been a dedicated 4-H alumnus and the epitome of 4-H volunteerism in Caddo Parish since 2004.
Mr. A.J. Melancon Jr. worked as a county agent in St. Charles Parish for 25 years and retired in 1971 after devoting 36 years to extension work.
Mrs. Melinda Miles is motivated by her love for children and for education.
Mrs. Jeanie Rowland joined 4-H as a fourth-grader and has been an active part of the Lincoln Parish program ever since.
A native of Zachary, Louisiana, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dr. John Sullivan Jr. served as a beef cattle specialist and livestock show manager for 35 years
Since 1983, Mr. Emile has provided continuous support to Vermilion Parish 4-H livestock and horticulture programs.
Catherine Segura, Iberia Parish, inducted into Louisiana Hall of Fame 2015
Cecil Ramagos Jr., Iberville, inducted into Hall of Fame 2015
Calvin A. LeBouef, Vermilion parish, inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame 2015
Richard D. Hebert, Vermilion Parish, inducted into Hall of Fame 2015
Jill Manuel, Cameron Parish, inducted into Louisiana Hall of Fame 2015
Adrianne Vidrine, Acadia Parish, inducted into Hall of Fame 2015
Ruby Miller, Cameron Parish, inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2015
St. Landry Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Yvonne Normand started as a 4-H member when she was in the 4th grade...
To Mrs. Andrea, 4-H is a family affair and she claims that, “Seeing your kids pass it on is the most rewarding experience.”
Mrs. Gwen has been a dedicated 4-H volunteer in Vermilion parish for 18 plus years.
Not only was Mrs. Gayla Crum a 4-Her for 9 years, but she has and is currently serving as a club leader in Concordia for the past 25 years.
Leonard began as a 4-H club leader in 1964 and moved to St. Martin Parish in 1968. He served as school club leader at St. Martinville for 23 years until1990.
For 48 years, Mrs. Deborah Gissel has been involved in the 4-H program.
Elizabeth Jordan has been an administrative coordinator in the Caddo Extension office for 22 years and has been a dedicated volunteer for 36 years.
Mrs. Kathy Landry started her 4-H experiences as a 4-H member more than 40 years ago.
Mrs. Brenda McCoy became a 4-H member in 1972 which led her to become a club leader in 1995.
Ms. Mary Ann says that working with youth is her pride and joy and that’s evident in her many accolades.
Troy Landry Mouton has served Vermilion Parish since 2000.
Mrs. Trina LaCour has been an instrumental part of Desoto Parish 4-H since her junior high and high school years.
Dr. Jackie Simon has served St. Martin Parish as a 4‑H member, a club leader, a Livestock Project leader, and in 4-H capacities for the past 18 years.
Sue Hebert has been involved with 4-H since 1965 when she became a club member in Vermilion Parish for 10 years.
Mrs. Nancy Cronan has been a part of Louisiana 4-H since 1979 when she became a 4-H Club member in Allen Parish.
Mr. Kirk Martin has been serving Lafayette Parish 4-H since the mid-1980s, first as a parent and now as a proud grandparent.
Joanie Basso has 39 years of experience as a 4-H Leader at Dutchtown Primary and Middle schools.
Mrs. Gloria Miller began her journey with Louisiana 4-H in 2004, when her granddaughter joined 4-H in the fourth grade.
Dr. Maurice Gipson has been a part of Concordia 4-H since 1993 and continues to serve important roles.
Dr. Dan Fontenot’s Cooperative Extension career spanned 37 years, from 1955 to 1992.
Dr. Robert McManus, known by many as “Dr. Mac,” has been a part of Acadia 4-H since 1964 and continues to serve important roles.
Barbara Arton has served in numerous volunteer roles in her continued 4-H involvement.
Acadia Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Ted Johnson has made countless contributions to the Acadia 4-H program as well as statewide.
Vermillion Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mr. Michael Dartez has spent 18 years as a vital member of the 4-H Program.
Iberia parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mr. Ernest Freyou has been a 4-H member and volunteer for over 55 years.
Caddo Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mrs. Kay Stough has played a huge part in the Caddo Parish 4-H Program for 25 years and counting.
State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2016. Dr. Saralene Seals served the Louisiana 4-H Program as the Nutrition Specialist and Nutrition...
State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2016. Dr. Paul Coreil has been a huge part of the 4-H Program for 34 years and counting.
Vermillion Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mrs. Rita Marceaux has been a contributing member of the Vermilion 4-H Program for over 36 years.
Morehouse Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mrs. Pat Evans has been a huge supporter of the 4-H program for over 41 years.
Desoto Parish. Year Inducted:2016. Mr. Andy Loftus has served as a Desoto Parish 4-H member and 4-H volunteer for over 47 years.
St. James Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mr. Gerald Wood has been an integral part of the St. James 4-H Program for over 65 years.
Lincoln Parish. Year Inducted: 2016. Mr. John Lee has made a huge impact on the Lincoln Parish 4-H Youth Development Program for over 56..
Concordia Parish. Year Inducted: 2014. Sue Butler served as a 4-H leader at Vidalia Upper Elementary in Concordia Parish for 10 years (1988-98). When the Character Counts! program was initiated, she served as Central Area coordinator. In addition, Sue served on the LSU AgCenter’s Central Area Leadership Council for two years and on the parish advisory committee.
Vermilion Parish (deceased). Year Inducted: 2014. For 39 years, Johnny Broussard was involved in the 4-H program as a member and livestock leader. As a member, he exhibited the Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull at LSU and participated in the State 4-H Short Course Meat Identification and Poultry Judging contests.
Caddo Parish. Year Inducted 2014. Sandra Brumley became immersed as a Caddo Parish 4-H Volunteer leader when her son and daughter joined the group and wanted to show chickens and livestock 18 years ago. Sandra soon became involved in the Caddo Parish Fair as a board member, poultry superintendent and eventually served as Parish Fair Superintendent for 10 years. She became more involved in her children’s local club and began serving as a key organizational leader, a position she continues today.
Jefferson Parish. Year Inducted: 2014. For 17 years (1992-2009) Madge Borne served as a Jefferson Parish organizational 4-H leader and served on the parish 4-H Foundation and Advisory boards for three years. Her innovative program included countless fifth-grade youth in the urban 4-H program. Club officers and committee chairpersons met weekly to ensure preparation and responsibility for activities.
Vernon Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Thad Bailer was very involved in the Vernon Parish 4-H program as a member, volunteer, livestock leader and advisory commttee member (1993-2003). He worked diligently with the livestock program and helped establish the first 4-H Livestock Club for parents and youth. He served as president of the board. The 4-H program could always count on Thad, whether it was presenting programs or serving as cook for events and fundraisers.
Avoyelles Parish. Year Inducted: 2012. Carolyn Bordelon, a volunteer since 1990, serves as president of the Avoyelles Parish 4-H Foundation, organizational leader at Marksville High, 4-H Advisory Board member and Avoyelles 4-H Shooting Sports coordinator. For the shooting sports program, she is archery instructor/leader and Level II state instructor for the overall program.
Beauregard Parish. Year Inducted: 2012. When her oldest child became eligible for membership, Pat Andrews became a very active volunteer, assisting club officers with meeting agendas, providing transportation for parish and statewide events, and chaperoning camps, short course and awards trips. She has assisted youth with small-animal projects and served as a leader for the Junior Cattlemen’s Association.
Ascension Parish. Year Inducted: 2010. Dr. Katherine Beier, of Ascension Parish, was inspired to become an avid volunteer of 4-H work because of all she learned as a nine-year 4-H member. She has been extremely successful in balancing a thriving veterinary practice while sharing her time, resources and expertise helping 4-H’ers for 13 years.
Bienville Parish. Year Inducted: 2010. He was involved in 4-H for 38 years as a club member, parent, leader, teacher, school principal.
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.
Meet the people whose dedication to youth development helped make Louisiana 4-H what it is today. Brief biographical sketches are available by parish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Charles Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. Merlin Jackson served as a 4-H organizational leader at St. Rose Elementary in St. Charles Parish for 32 years (1970-2002). He also served on the parish 4-H advisory committee and was the first president of the St. Charles 4-H Foundation.
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.
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.
West Carroll Parish. Year Inducted: 2012. Nannie Gardner Hale has been involved in the 4-H program since 1948 when she became a 4-H Club member. As an adult, she has been an active 4-H mom, an organizational leader, a livestock show volunteer, a workshop presenter, an overnight chaperone, a parish 4-H photographer and also a judge for Demonstration Day.
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.
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.
State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2011: Kellett Hathorn’s entire 33-year extension career (1955-1988) was spent serving the 4-H program. He served as 4-H agent in St. Tammany Parish for five years and as a state 4-H specialist for the rest of his career.
Tangipahoa Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Delos Jones worked as a 4-H agent from 1946-55 and trained agents like Edgar Boone, who went on to become the Director of Extension in North Carolina.
4-H State Office. Year Inducted: 2010. With his positive “can do” attitude, Dr. Stanley Lamendola has been a pillar in the 4-H community since he was an eight-year club member in St. James Parish. His extension career spanned 36 years from 1960-1996.
Acadia Parish. Year Inducted: 2014. Judia Lacombe has devoted her life to the Iota 4-H program as a member (1955) and organizational and project leader for Iota Junior and Iota Senior Clubs for 40 years, Acadia 4-H Advisory Council (25 years), 4-H Foundation Board, Awards Trip and Scholarship Coordinator (24 years) and donor. She believes 4-H is a family affair and recruits parents, grandparents and caring adults to assist the 100+ members in each club.
Lafourche Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Dalton Landry began his 4-H career in 1955. He became the county agent of Lafourche Parish in 1973 and trained many of the agents who have made the parish successful in 4-H. He established the Sugar and Seafood contest, was manager of the Lafourche Parish Fair Association and was president of the Lafourche 4-H Foundation Board. Since his retirement, he has assisted in training 4-H University contestants and judges parish 4-H contests.
Vermilion Parish. Year inducted: 2014. Ann Langlinais has a 4-H background as a member, parent, organizational and project leader, 4-H Foundation Board Chairman, parish advisory committee member, SW Region LSU AgCenter Leadership Council member and 4-H Trail Ride hostess. As a six-year club member in Kaplan, she excelled in food demonstrations.
Winn Parish. Year Inducted: 2014. Carolyn Lang is a 4-H alumna and has served as leader of the Atlanta High School Junior 4-H Club for 18 years (1996-2014). Trademarks of her 4-H Club are community service and learning activities. She instills in youth that everyone has something to contribute to their club, community, country and world. Some of the notable projects include “I Can Pull a Tab” aluminum can pull tab collection for Winn cancer patients and the Ronald McDonald House.
Terrebonne Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Over the past 20 years, Rena Labat has served in a variety of roles in the 4-H program. She is currently serving on the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board and the Louisiana 4-H Camp Grant Walker Educational Center Advisory Board and is a coordinator for the 4-H University Fashion Revue Ready-to-Wear Contest. On the regional level, she conducts clothing-construction workshops and assists with the Area 4 Commodity Cookery Contest.
St. Helena Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Donna Beth Karl has been involved with 4-H for 15 years and has volunteered on both the parish and district levels. She is the president of the St. Helena 4-H Educational Foundation, secretary of the Livestock Advisory Committee and leader of the Rolling Hills 4-H Community Club.
State 4-H Office. Year Inducted: 2008. As a youth in 1912, Stella Jones was involved in the various agricultural and domestic clubs that became known later as 4-H. As an adult, she dedicated 43 years of service to the 4-H program from 1925-67. From 1961-67, she worked at the state 4-H office on records, demonstrations, parish fairs, and developing enrollment and new programs. She was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in 2005.
Madison Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Ann Keene, who has 31 years of volunteer service to 4-H, is a 4-H Foundation past chair. She has received the Louisiana 4-H Alumni Award, 4-H Attorney General’s Livestock Leader Award and State Fair of Louisiana Volunteer Leader of the Year award.
Ouachita Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Kate Kilpatrick dedicated more than 50 years of her life to the 4-H program. Her work and leadership led to a parish 4-H Leader Award, which is presented annually in her memory.