Richard D. Hebert
Vermilion ParishRichard Hebert’s involvement in 4-H began when his children joined the program in 1992. For 22 years, Richard has been a part of almost every aspect of the 4-H program. He has worked individually with youth, teaching skills ranging from to computers to horses, cooking steaks for the buyers supper and so much more. With his computer skills, he designed and maintained the first Vermilion 4-H webpage.
His opinions are valued as a stakeholder and decision maker, which is apparent by the many positions he holds on advisory boards. He has set up computer exhibits at 4-H Engineering Day and chaperoned 4-H camps, 4-H short course and parish leadership trips.
Richard’s major passion is the Acadian 4-H Horse Camp, where he directs a small army of Master Horseman volunteers in teaching a group of 40 youth in an intense two-day program. He has worked with 4-H horse camps for 12 years. Richard has been a leader in teaching volunteers as an instructor in the 4-H Master Horseman program since he graduated first in his class in the 2002 pilot program. He has served as auctioneer and leader in fundraising events through the 4-H Master Horseman Banquet Trail Ride since 2010.
Richard has been the recipient of many awards, including the state 4-H Horse Leader recipient and Achievement day honoree. He serves on the board of the Louisiana Equine Council and on the Acadiana Livestock Board and is the coordinator of the state 4-H Premier Exhibitor Program.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture