Year Inducted: 2009
Denise Turner of Lafayette Parish began volunteering with 4-H when her sons Chad and Cody joined their local 4-H Clubs. She enters data into the enrollment program and pulls and labels hundreds of project books to be delivered to Lafayette 4-H members each year. She received training in the Louisiana 4-H Sportsfishing Program and has served as an angling skills instructor for seven years, providing lessons on casting and knot tying to youth. She also helps plan and coordinate the annual 4-H “Let’s Go Fishing” clinic each year. Under her five-year leadership as the sponsor for the Lafayette 4-H Junior Leadership Program, the program's Junior Leaders portfolio won first place all five years in the state 4-H Records contest. Denise Turner has also served as the chairman of the Lafayette 4-H Youth Development Advisory Council and is currently on the Volunteer and Leadership Development Subcommittee as well as the State Volunteer Leader Initiative Team. Denise Turner has earned high regard from the Lafayette 4-H agents as she volunteers her time two or three days a week every year helping maintain the quality of the parish 4-H program.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture