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Rodrigue earns a place in the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame

LAPLACE — St. John 4-H volunteer Patti Rodrigue will be formally inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame in October.

Rodrigue served as a 4-H club leader for 35 years. She is a member of the St. John Parish 4-H Foundation board, the parish advisory committee, and has served as a judge for parish contests.

Rodrigue has made significant contributions to 4-H through community service projects, field trips, and coordination of parish, regional and state events. This included using her passion for agriculture to recruit teachers and volunteers to join the Ag in the Classroom program, which enables youth to receive hands-on learning about how agriculture affects their everyday lives.

In addition to her contributions for a successful parish 4-H program, Rodrigue was recognized for her work with the LSU AgCenter mitigation project, in which a flood protection berm was built around East St. John High school.

Local 4-H extension agent Ashley Terry said, “Mrs. Patti is a tremendous help to me as a new 4-H agent, offering assistance, advice and help when I need it!”

A video highlighting Rodrigue’s contributions to the youth of St. John Parish can be viewed at https://bit.ly/LA4HFame2020.