Dr. Katherine Beier
Year Inducted: 2010
Dr. Katherine Beier, of Ascension Parish, was inspired to become an avid volunteer of 4-H work because of all she learned as a nine-year 4-H member. She has been extremely successful in balancing a thriving veterinary practice while sharing her time, resources and expertise helping 4-H’ers for 13 years. Dr. Beier is always available to help where needed. She founded the 4-H Home Grown Club for home-schooled youth and children in schools without clubs. She has coordinated a broad range of programs ranging from commodity cookery contests, ambassador contests, clothing, quiz bowls and livestock programs. Dr. Beier’s expertise in presentation and speaking skills helped many youth attain local, state and national awards. She has served as superintendent of the 4-H Rabbit Shows for 12 years and implemented the parish premier rabbit exhibitor contest. She has also helped parish 4-H members prepare for 4-H University/Short Course, with 36 members winning blue ribbons, seven state winners and one national winner. Each year she donates her time and veterinary skills to test animals and issue health certificates for 4-H livestock projects. In 2008, Dr. Katherine Beier was awarded the LSU AgCenter Award of Excellence for volunteer efforts.