Year Inducted: 2014
Since 1982, Randy Stutes has volunteered in almost every aspect of the Vermilion Parish 4-H program, including project leader, 4-H Foundation and Advisory Board member, judge and chaperone. He has served as chairman of the Extension Service Leadership Advisory Council and vice president of the Acadiana District 4-H Livestock Show Board. Randy has assisted countless youth with beef and lamb projects from purchasing animals to conducting clinics and grooming workshops and organizing showmanship contests at livestock shows. He enjoys sharing his culinary skills with young people and most recently helped coach the Vermilion 4-H Food Star Team that won first place in the youth division of the Great American Seafood Cookery Contest. He also coached state winning 4-H Chicken and Turkey Ambassadors, who represented the state at the National Poultry Conference. The Chicken Ambassador was named first place national winner. Randy has served as “Chef” for many 4-H and Extension events throughout the state. He helps organize and prepare food for the parish 4-H Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot that has raised $20,000 each year for the past three years. Randy is very active in the Cattlemen’s Association, serving as president, state advisor for the Junior Cattlemen’s Association and district vice-president. He was named “Father of the Year” by the Vermilion Cattlewomen’s Association, received the State 4-H Good Provider Leader Award and was the 1999 Vermilion Parish 4-H Achievement Day honoree.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture