Janet Fox | 4/16/2014 8:51:15 PM
Year Inducted: 2014
Pete Miranda has been involved in the 4-H program since 1928 when he became a club member. All three of his children were 4-H members as well. He has served the program on advisory boards and councils and as a livestock project leader with the horse, dairy and poultry programs. He was instrumental in establishing the Mike Zito Multi-Purpose Facility in Iberville Parish where parish livestock events are held. In 1972, he organized the first parish horse show involving 22 youth. Over the years, he has conducted numerous horse and livestock clinics for youth. He volunteered at the local USDA office. This 94-year-old leader, who turns 95 in June, continues to volunteer at the parish livestock show judging events and cloverbud petting zoo. Just this spring he had a knock at his door from an 8-year-old young man with his father asking him for guidance on his 4-H project. Mr. Pete, of course, was glad to stop by their house to help them. He still judges at the local poultry show. Mr. Miranda was the recipient of the 2009 Honorary Citizen Award by the Iberville Parish Police Jury for his exemplary work with 4-H and agriculture. In 2010 he received the “Men of Iberville” award. He was named the Iberville Parish “President of the Day” and received the Friend of 4-H Award. Mr. Pete is currently an active member of the Iberville Cattlemen’s Association and Parish Fair Association.
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