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.

2022-2023 Les Voyageurs

zach bonserZach Bonser
Tyrone, GA
Agricultural and Extension Education

Ashleigh Charles

Ashleigh Charles
Killeen, TX
Animal Sciences

Ashton DaltonAshton Dalton
Carencro, LA
Animal Sciences

Lauren EkertLauren Eckert
Chesapeake Beach, MD
Animal Sciences

Olivia HeegOlivia Heeg
Rockville, MD
Animal Sciences

Aryian KeyAriyan Key
Shreveport, LA
Animal Sciences

Sophie LeBlancSophie LeBlanc
Denham Springs, LA
Animal Sciences

JM MaleszewskiJM Maleszewski
Huntington, NY
Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising

Ruth NolenRuth Nolen
Cornelius, NC
Plant and Soil Systems

Adam PoussonAdam Pousson
Iota, LA
Agricultural and Extension Education

Alivia QuirkAlivia Quirk
Slidell, LA
Agricultural and Extension Education

Rachel ReglinRachel Reglin
Princeton, TX
Agricultural Business

Savannah RiouxSavannah Rioux
Baton Rouge, LA
Animal Sciences

Joy TateJoy Tate
Cedar Hill, TX
Agricultural and Extension Education

Rania WashingtonRaina Washington
Marietta, GA
Environmental Management Systems

Raegan WestRaegan West
Florence, MS
Natural Resource Ecology and Management


Apply to be a Les Voyageur

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.

Applications for the 2024-2025 Les Voyageurs team are now open. Students meeting membership criteria will be notified via email in January of each spring.

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). 

Apply to be a Les Voyageur

  • January 8: Applications open
  • February 7:  Les Voyageurs info session at 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. or 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in 150 Woodin Hall
  • February 23: Applications due by 12:00 p.m. (noon)

  • Attend the Les Voyageur Training Retreat, August 19-21, 2024. This is MANDATORY and you will be required to stay overnight.  If you are selected to be a Les Voyageur and cannot attend the retreat you will be dropped from the program - no exceptions. 
  • 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.

  • Applications are online and should be submitted by February 23, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). As part of the application, candidates will also request an online recommendation form from an LSU CoA faculty or staff member.
  • February 23: Applicants will be notified if they are selected for first-round interview.
  • First-Round Virtual Interviews, February 27-28: Candidates will participate in a 10-15 minute virtual interview.
  • Second-Round In-Person Interviews, March 5-6: Candidates selected to participate in the second-round will deliver an in-person presentation and visit with the selection committee (10-15min). The presentation topic will be shared with applicants on March 1st.
  • March 8: The 2024-2025 Les Voyageur Team will be announced.

  • 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 on your skills, qualities and what you will bring to the team. 


Schedule a tour

Prospective students and their families can schedule individualized tours Monday–Friday. Tours will include the LSU campus tour as well as a visit with the College of Agriculture.