Les Voyageurs | LSU College of Agriculture

Les Voyageurs


In the fall of 1987, the College of Agriculture at Louisiana State University identified the need for a team of agriculture students to serve as representatives for the College and University throughout the state. The group envisioned making speeches to civic clubs and agricultural industry meetings, attending state fairs and high school career fairs, presenting agricultural career and education information to 4-H and FFA organizations, and assisting with the overall enhancement of the College of Agriculture.

Appropriately so, this team of exceptional students became known as the Les Voyageurs. Just as the Voyageurs of early Louisiana history worked to transport information and supplies to remote settings of the state, these modern day Les Voyageurs work to spread information and interests concerning the College of Agriculture and the agricultural industry to future college students, with hopes of producing agriculture leaders.

The Les Voyageurs continues to be an integral and successful part of the LSU College of Agriculture. Serving as a Les Voyageur is an honor and distinction that sets student leaders apart and provides them with opportunities for professional development and networking opportunities.
Some benefits of being a Les Voyageur include:
  • Scholarships: A $250 annual scholarship (dependent on funding and student submitting a College of Agriculture scholarship application).
  • Travel: Opportunities to travel to conferences, off campus visits, and alumni events in state and out of state.
  • Apparel: All members receive exclusive Les Voyageur apparel (including but not limited to polos, t-shirts, and a nametag). 

2020 Les Voyageur Application

Application Process - Additional Information

2019 - 2020 Les Voyageurs

caroline boninCaroline Bonin
Animal Sciences
Metairie, LA

ashlyn brewerAshleyn Brewer
Animal Sciences
Cypress, TX

grant caillouetGrant Caillouet
Animal Sciences
Pearland, TX

brooke comeauxBrooke Comeaux
Animal Science/Agriculture and Extension Education
Morse, LA

josephine engelmanJosephine Engelman
Enviromental Management Systems
New York, NY

Tristan ForetTristan Foret
Agriculture and Extension Education
Raceland, LA

brooklyn hamptonBrooklyn Hampton
Plant and Soil Systems
Natchitoches, LA

avery heberyAvery Hebert
Agricultural Business
Erath, LA

cailey hoffCailey Hoff
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

natalie lafontNatalie Lafont
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Grand Isle, LA

micheal marchand Michael Marchand, Jr.
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Gonzales, LA

Zachary MayfieldZachary Mayfield
Agriculture and Extension Education
Slidell, LA

alexis nguyenAlexis Nguyen
Animal Sciences 
Baton Rouge, LA

taylor perrodinTaylor Perrodin 
Agricultural Business
Crowley, LA

ty priceTy Price
Natural Resource Ecology and Managenment
DeRidder, LA

brian sonnierBrian Sonnier
Nutrition and Food Sciences
Franklin, LA

alexis young

Alexis Young
Animal Sciences
Spring, TX

anna zaunbrecher

Anna Zaunbrecher
Animal Sciences
Abbeville, LA 

 
 

 Application Information

  • February 11, 2020: Information Session at 3:30 p.m. in 150 Martin D. Woodin Hall.
  • February 28, 2020: Applications are due by 4:30 p.m.

  • Attend the Les Voyageur Training Retreat all day August 12 - 14, 2020. This is MANDATORY and you will be required to stay overnight.
  • Attend weekly meetings—day and time will be set before the end of the spring semester.
  • Be able to commit to at least one year of service.
  • Be highly motivated, energetic and have a passion for recruiting future students.
  • Be willing to dedicate, on average, four hours per week to Les Voyageur duties.
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative LSU GPA.

  • February 28, 2020: Applications are online and should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. and online recommendation form from a LSU CoA faculty or staff member is due by March 6, 2020.
  • March 6, 2020: Candidates will be notified if they are selected for an interview.
  • March 10, 2020: Candidates must sign up for an interview time by 4:30 p.m.
  • March 18 - 19, 2020: Candidates will participate in an in-person interview.
  • March 20, 2020: Candidates will be notified of their selection.

  • Candidates will sign up for a 20 minute interview slot for either March 18 or 19, 2020.
  • If a class excuse is needed, please notify Henry Hebert before the interview.
  • Candidates will be asked to give a 3 to 4 minute presentation on “Why students should choose a major in the College of Agriculture.” Please structure this presentation as if you were presenting to a group of prospective students. You may use visual aids or props such as posters, flip charts or poster boards BUT Power Point should NOT be used. Be creative!
  • Following the presentation, candidates will answer a series of interview questions from the selection board.
  • The selection board will be composed of faculty and staff in the College of Agriculture — expect at least seven representatives.

  • Be on time for your interview.
  • Dress professionally—Business Professional Attire.
  • Be prepared and do your homework (Review information about the majors in the College of Agriculture).
  • Give some thoughts to your skills, qualities and what you will bring to the team. 

Our Award Winning Team

Love Purple Live Gold - Commitment to Community Award 2020

Les Voyageurs is an organization that proudly adheres to the tenants stated in the Commitment to Community. Their mission is to serve the university, their College (of Agriculture), our community, the agriculture industry, and the world through campus involvement, service, and active citizenship. They participate in various campus events such as Admitted Student Days, Destination LSU, and Fall Fest. They also travel to New Orleans each Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend to participate in service projects across the city. Their work with high school students across Louisiana should also be highlighted – they coordinate more than 20 high schools visits throughout the year.

College Aggies Online Scholarships

College Aggies Online (CAO) is an initiative of the Alliance connecting college students from across the country who are passionate about sharing positive, factual information about animal agriculture! Participants receive nine interactive and educational weeks of content to help them become confident and effective communicators for agriculture with guidance from industry and farmer mentors. The Les Voyageurs placed 3rd in this year's contest and was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Questions?

Amanda L. Martin, Assistant Dean of Recruitment & Student Development
amartin2@lsu.edu or 225-578-2266

Henry Hebert, Manager of Recruitment
henryh@lsu.edu or 225-578-2468

Lindsey Kelly, Director of Alumni Relations & Career Development
lkelly@lsu.edu or 225-578-2715