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.

2021-2022 Les Voyageurs

alexabatesAlexa Bates
Baton Rouge, LA
Environmental Management System

carolineboninCaroline Bonin
Metairie, LA
Animal Sciences

zacharybonserZachary Bonser
Tyrone, GA
Environmental Management Systems

Ashlyn BrewerAshlyn Brewer
Cypress, TX
Animal Sciences

sophiadiscuaSophia Discua
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Nutrition & Food Sciences

josephineengelmanJosephine Engelman
New York, NY
Environmental Management Systems

Tristan ForetTristan Foret
Raceland, LA
Agricultural & Extension Education

madisongregoryMadison Gregory
Opelousas, LA
Agricultural & Extension Education

Lauren HamiltonLauren Hamilton
Delmar, NY
Natural Resource Ecology & Management

Avery HebertAvery Hebert
Erath, LA
Agricultural Business

Olivia HeegOlivia Heeg
Derwood, MD
Animal Sciences

Cailey HoffCailey Hoff
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Natural Resource Ecology & Management

Salem JohnsonSalem Johnson
Natchitoches, LA
Agricultural & Extension Education

Sophie LeBlancSophie LeBlanc
Denham Springs, LA
Animal Sciences

Zachary MayfieldZachary Mayfield
Slidell, LA
Agricultural & Extension Education

Nick MussoNick Musso
Lafayette, LA
Nutrition & Food Sciences

Taylor PerrodinTaylor Perrodin
Crowley, LA
Agricultural Business

Brian SonnierBrian Sonnier
Franklin, LA
Nutrition & Food Sciences

Raina WashingtonRaina Washington
Marietta, GA
Environmental Management Systems

Alexis Young PictureAlexis Young
Houston, TX
Animal Sciences

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 2022-2023 Les Voyageurs open in spring 2022.

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

  • Application Opens: January 3
  • Information Session: February 18
  • Application Closes: February 25 at 4:30 pm

  • Attend the Les Voyageur Training Retreat. 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.

  • Applications are online and should be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 25, and online recommendation form from a LSU CoA faculty or staff member.
  • Candidates will be notified if they are selected for an interview.
  • Candidates will participate in a 15-20 minute in-person interview on March 7-9.
  • The 2022-23 Les Voyageur Team will be announced on March 11.

  • Candidates will sign up for a 20 minute interview slot on March 7-9.
  • 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. 


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.