State 4-H Office
Year Inducted: 2014
Terril Faul’s Extension career began in 1970 when he was appointed 4-H agent in Vermilion Parish. After five months of service he entered the Army and served in Vietnam. Upon his return he was assigned to Avoyelles Parish but transferred back to Vermilion after 18 months. Some of his most notable accomplishments were the expansion of the overall 4-H program and the livestock program. Terril initiated the first Vermilion Parish 4-H Livestock Show and Sale and the first 4-H Garden Contest. As district agent, Terril was pro-active in recruiting new 4-H faculty at university career days and by maintaining contact with job placement offices. He established a district program development committee to identify faculty needs and to plan quarterly in-service programs. As state 4-H program leader, Terril excelled at providing recognition of staff and volunteer leaders, especially in the Louisiana and National 4-H Hall of Fame. He promoted youth involvement on all state advisory boards and worked diligently to expand 4-H staffing and funding. He has served as chairman of the National 4-H Congress Design Team and National 4-H Fishing Sports Advisory Committee. Terril coordinated the NBA Car Program when the professional basketball association donated 10 new cars to volunteer 4-H leaders suffering damages and losses from Hurricane Katrina or Rita. After retirement, he was appointed the 4-H activities and events coordinator, establishing marketing events including 4-H Day with the LSU Tigers, 4-H Night with the New Orleans Hornets, Dinner at the Governor’s Mansion, 4-H Day at the Capitol and 4-H University. Terril was active in both the 4-H and county agent associations and received the DSA state and national awards from both groups. He is president of the LSU Faculty and Staff Retiree’s Club and serves on advisory boards and holds membership in several LSU athletic- and military-related organizations. Terril was named the 2005 Honoree for the Vermilion 4-H Achievement Day. A scholarship was established in his name in the Louisiana 4-H Foundation upon his retirement.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture