Lifetime achievement: Miranda inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Iberville Parish 4-Her Pete Miranda participates at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Chruch's Family Day in 2007. Miranda was inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame on May 10 at the Louisiana 4-H Museum in Mansura.

PLAQUEMINE - Iberville Parish 4-Her Pete Miranda was inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 10 at the Louisiana 4-H Museum in Mansura.

At 94 years old, Miranda remains active in the Iberville Parish Livestock Program, assisting with show preparations and judging.

Miranda has been involved in the 4-H program for 86 years, when he became a 4-H Club Member in 1928. 

At the time, the Louisiana 4-H program, which begun in 1908, was in its infancy. Today, Miranda continues to be passionate for livestock, youth, his community, and agriculture.

Miranda was an avid 4-H member, 4-H project leader in poultry, beef, horse and dairy, livestock judge, 4-H Foundation and Advisory Council Member, 4-H Livestock Booster Club Member, 4-H Livestock Advisory Board Member, Poultry Judge, LA Cattlemen’s Association member and an Iberville Fair Association member.

In 1972, he established and conducted the first horse show held in Iberville Parish in which 22 4-H members participated. He also established and conducted various horse clinics in for youth in Iberville Parish.

In May 2009, Miranda received the Iberville Parish “Friend of 4-H” Award. Miranda also was recognized as an “honorary citizen” and presented a plaque by the Iberville Parish Police Jury for his agriculture accomplishments in July 2009. He played an instrumental role in the development of the Mike Zito Multi-Purpose Facility, where numerous 4-H events are held each year.

Miranda remains devoted to the LSU AgCenter, 4-H and the Iberville Parish Livestock program. He regularly visits the local extension office to volunteer his services. His efforts continue to play a key role in upholding the 4-H Program’s motto, “To make the best better.”

Miranda, representing Iberville Parish, was honored by being one of twelve 2014 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees from across the state. 

The Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame was established in 2008 to recognize individuals who have significantly helped Louisiana 4-H Youth reach their goals.