Nannie Gardner Hale
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. Ms. Hale’s 4-H clubs were noted for their community service projects related to nursing homes, clean-up campaigns, food and clothing drives, Arbor Day tree plantings and Cystic Fibrosis Bike-a-thons; she was chairman of the latter for 12 years. Her club members helped promote 4-H by preparing exhibits viewed by thousands of visitors at the Ark-La-Miss Fair, Northeast Louisiana Cotton Festival and the West Carroll Fair. Ms. Hale’s knowledge of youth development has made her a valuable member of the parish advisory committee and 4-H Foundation Board for 20 years. She has received state leadership awards including the Good Provider Leader Award, the 4-H Alumni Award and the National 4-H Congress Leader Award. Nannie Gardner Hale is a special education teacher in West Carroll Parish, working with children who have profound disabilities.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture