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 since it was created, serving as vice president and treasurer. He also was instrumental in providing funds to build a 4-H exhibit building and livestock facility in Natchitoches Parish.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture