Ruby M. Miller
Ruby Miller has dedicated over 25 years of service to 4-H as a volunteer leader and agent in Cameron Parish. Her first involvement in 4-H was as a club member.
Ruby has made significant contributions to the 4-H program as an organizational leader, junior leader advisor and advisory committee member. She worked on the Literacy Grant and offered innovative programs, including community-based clubs such as sewing with the elderly that connected 4-H members and senior citizens who taught youth sewing skills. The program expanded and involved youth and seniors developing two community gardens.
Under Ruby’s term as an agent, Cameron Parish had a strong presence on state teen boards, including the SET Club, Fashion Board and the Food and Fitness Board. She worked to help build the 4-H Shooting Sports program in the parish and was modeled by other agents. Her update to the parish newsletter was awarded the LAE4-HA Communicator Award. She authored newly established guides for the state 4-H curriculum committee.
Ruby instilled a community service component into all of her project work and worked with teens on a “Keep Cameron Beautiful Campaign,” highlighting the creation of an annual calendar featuring 4-H youths' artwork.
Ruby served as president of LAE4-HA and was instrumental in helping secure the bid for the 2016 National Meeting. She retired from extension in 2014.