For over 30 years, Fran Castille has served as a volunteer in the Louisiana 4-H program. Her first role a volunteer was organizational leader for a community club in St. Helena Parish, where she was an active alumna during her school years.
Fran has touched the lives of countless 4-H youth in East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa parishes and as the State Executive Board volunteer sponsor. She is a fixture in many parish 4-H events, boards, teen leader programs, and state and regional volunteer groups.
Fran is a charter member and a driving force in organizing the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association, serving as president, vice president, treasurer, bylaws chair, regional rep and conference planning chair. She has been a longtime delegate to the Southern Region Leader Forum, serving as a forum presenter, program planning committee member and advisory committee member. She is serving as member of the Louisiana 4-H Foundation board of trustees.
“Aunt Fran,” as the youth call her, has been recipient of numerous awards, including the Art of Leadership Volunteer Academy, Salute to Excellence Lifetime Volunteer Award and the state 4-H Volunteer Association Above and Beyond Award. She was tapped as a bronze level Master 4-H Volunteer and National 4-H Congress chaperone.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture