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). 

2019 - 2020 Les Voyageurs

kaylee boswell

Kaylee Boswell

Agricultural Business

Alexandria, LA

ashlyn brewer

Ashlyn Brewer

Animal Sciences

Cypress, TX

grant caillouet

Grant Caillout

Animal Science

Pearland, TX

brooke comeaux

Brooke Comeaux

Animal Science / Agricultural and Extension Education

Morse, LA

Katie Costanza

Katie Costanza

Animal Science

Gonzales, LA

josephine engelman

Josephine Engelman

Environmental Management Systems

New York, NY

meredith giles

Meredith Giles

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Prairieville, LA

brooklyn hampton

Brooklyn Hampton

Plant and Soil Systems

Natchitoches, LA

Trista Galivan

Elijah Hanzy III

Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Gibson, LA

noah harper

Noah Harper

Plant and Soil Systems

Delhi, LA

alex haynes

Alexandra Haynes

Agriculture and Extension Education

New Orleans, LA

adrienne king

Adrienne King

Agricultural Business

Jackson, LA

micheal marchand

Michael Marchand, Jr.

Nutrition and Food Sciences

Gonzales, LA

aleixs nguyen

Alexis Nguyen

Animal Sciences

Baton Rouge, LA

taylor perodin

Taylor Perrodin

Agricultural Business

Crowley, LA

ty price

Ty Price

Natural Resource Ecology and


DeRidder, LA


anna zaunbrecher

Anna Zaunbrecher

Animal Sciences

Abbeville, LA



  • February 11 Information Session at 3:30 pm in 150 Martin D. Woodin Hall.
  • February 22 Applications are due by 4:30 pm.

  • Attend the Les Voyageur Training Retreat all day August 15-17, 2019. 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 22, 2019: Applications are online and should be submitted by 4:30 pm and online recommendation form from a LSU CoA faculty or staff member is due by February 27, 2019.
  • February 28, 2019: Candidates will be notified if they are selected for an interview.
  • March 8, 2019: Candidates must sign up for an interview time by 4:30 pm.
  • March 20-21, 2019: Candidates will participate in an in person interview.
  • March 22, 2019: Candidates will be notified of their selection.

  • Candidates will sign up for a 20 minute interview slot for either March 20 or 21.
  • If a class excuse is needed, please notify Amanda L. Martin before the interview.
  • Candidates will be asked to give a three-four 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. 


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 & Stewardship
lkelly@lsu.edu or 225-578-2715