Posted: Oct 5, 2011 5:45 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge man who worked as a parish 4-H agent and a state 4-H specialist will be posthumously inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Friday.
Mark Tassin of the LSU Agricultural Center says Kellett Hathorn worked in 4-H from 1955 to 1988.
He was 78 years old when he died in Nov. 14, 2008.
Hathorn is among 15 people who will be inducted by the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.
Tassin says Hathorn created Louisiana's Junior Leader Club program and its statewide contest and awards program. He says Hathorn also developed the Louisiana 4-H Awards Handbook, conceived the idea of Best Community Club contest and co-authored the first adult leader bulletin.