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
Burton Cestia , Iberia Parish, inducted in the 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.
Sharon bleeds Kelly green and white and believes in the life and leadership skills 4-H instills in today’s youth.
Mrs. Blue Rolfes has been a community advocate for 4-H since 1978.
Ms. Mary Ann says that working with youth is her pride and joy and that’s evident in her many accolades.
Mr. David Williams was an integral part of the 4-H family since 1977.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Calcasieu Parish. Year Inducted: 2009. Lafayette Fearn Swoope Jr. of Calcasieu Parish joined the Cooperative Extension Service in 1957 as an assistant county agent in Caldwell Parish. In 1958 he transferred to East Carroll Parish, then become a county agent in Calcasieu Parish in 1967 until his retirement in 1989. Swoope now serves as a volunteer leader in the livestock program.
Calcasieu Parish. Year Inducted: 2013. Dot Veillon has played numerous roles during her involvement in the Calcasieu 4-H Program (1960-2013) as a member, organizational leader, livestock and clothing project leader and advisory committee member. She became a volunteer leader when her children joined 4-H and enrolled in the sheep project. Her greatest contribution to 4-H has been in the areas of livestock and clothing.
Bienville Parish. Year Inducted: 2011. For more than 50 years (1960-2011), Stephen Young has served Bienville Parish as a 4-H organizational and project leader. He trained numerous youth in the poultry and the dairy projects to judge, groom and show poultry and dairy animals.
Concordia Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Winston was known as “Big Tam” for his generosity in helping 4-H livestock exhibitors learn life skills and for setting an example of helping others throughout his life. Through his determination and leadership, the Concordia Parish livestock program at one point exhibited more than 80 cattle at the district and state shows.
Webster Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Wayne Williams, Superintendent of Webster Parish schools, has witnessed the effect of the 4-H program on his son, who was president of the State 4-H Executive Board. He welcomes LSU AgCenter staff to school board and principal meetings and grants permission for 4-H Fun Day to be held during a school day.
Grant Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Rufus Walker was responsible for donating and selling the first land to form Camp Grant Walker in the 1930s. The camp’s name is representative of Walker’s last name and Grant Parish. His land was the site of the very first 4-H Camp in Louisiana in 1922 where the youth camped out in tents.
Franklin Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Joe Walters, a 4-H volunteer with more than 19 years of service, is a past chair of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation Board and has received the National 4-H Salute to Excellence Award.
Caddo Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Mary McKee Williams began serving as a 4-H leader and volunteer in 1956, helping many youth prepare demonstration projects and assisting with parish and state 4-H events. She has been honored as the Louisiana Outstanding 4-H Club Leader and attended the Club Congress in Chicago, In the 1970s she received the Good Provider Award, the 4-H Alumni Award and the Attorney General's Award.
Iberville Parish.Year Inducted: 2008. Ivory Williams committed herself to the 4-H program for 29 years. She is the five-time recipient of the parish’s Outstanding 4-H Leader Award, has served as president of the Iberville Parish 4-H Foundation for three years and is currently on the 4-H Advisory Committee. She has volunteered as an adult leader at 4-H Camp Grant Walker for several years as well as helped prepare youth for contests held at 4-H Short Course.
Vermilion Parish. Year Inducted: 2010. Otis J. Stelly Sr. (deceased), affectionately known as “Big O” to many youth and adults in Vermilion Parish, served as a volunteer, leader, buyer and 4-H Foundation Board member for 25 years during 1974-1999.
East Feliciana Parish. Year Inducted: 2008. Clay Samson served the LSU AgCenter as a trainee, assistant, associate and county agent with 33 years of service. His involvement with 4-H was extensive as he worked with many 4-H families with livestock projects. He began a “Poultry Chain” project to give youth with limited resources the means to participate in a livestock project. He served on numerous 4-H statewide committees related to camp and livestock shows.
Franklin and Ouachita Parishes. Year Inducted: 2008. Willie Russell is a former 4-H agent and member of the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association and Louisiana Catfish Association, which provides $300 annually to the area 4-H cookery contest. He received the National County Agents Association Distinguished Service Award.
Jefferson Parish. Year Inducted: 2012. Nancy R. Sarver has played a major role as a volunteer leader in Jefferson Parish for more than 34 years (1977-2012). Her creative programming has involved countless elementary urban youth in 4-H. She is an advocate for motivating youth by engaging them in Rocketry Design contests, sewing and commodity cookery contests, poster and essay contests.