Adrianne Vidrine’s 4-H career began as an Acadia Parish 4-H agent in 1984. For 14 years, she provided innovative programs for over 1,400 youth in 32 organized school clubs and 85-100 members of the Junior Leader Club.
Utilizing Advisory Committees, 4-H members and volunteer input, she developed the 4-H program by updating projects and activities and introducing the service-learning component to the programs. As a result of her guidance, over 100 club members received state and national recognition.
Adrianne served on the planning committee for the first 4-H camp for developmentally disabled youth. She helped organize the first Acadia 4-H Endowed Foundation Fund, introduced Character Critters programs to Head Start and Pre-K classes, formed a Financial Fitness Challenge Team, served as a superintendent of the consumer decision making 4-H U state contest and chairman of the Rice Festival creole cookery and rice demonstration contests for 15 years.
Her 14-year career as a FCS agent allowed her to continue to reach youth especially by involving volunteers to execute programs such as a six-hour babysitting clinic and Smart Bodies enrichment program. For the past three years, Adrianne has served as the Acadia Food Service child nutrition supervisor and is an activity leader for service projects, food and fitness activities, records, 4-H University training, and Rice Festival cookery contest.
She has been recognized by professional organizations with distinguished service awards and was named the Acadia 4-H Achievement Day honoree in 2012.