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

zacharybonserZach Bonser
Tyrone, GA
Animal Sciences


Joseph Campagna
Memphis, TN
Natural Resource Ecology and Management

ashleighcharlesAshleigh Charles
Killeen, TX
Animal Sciences

Ashlyn BrewerAsh Dalton
Lafayette, LA
Animal Sciences

gabbydavisGabby Davis
Duson, LA
Animal Sciences

sophiadiscuaSophia Discua
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Nutrition and Food Sciences

Tristan ForetTristan Foret
Raceland, LA
Agricultural and Extension Education

laurenhamiltonLauren Hamilton
Delmar, NY
Natural Resource Ecology and Management

oliviaheggOlivia Heeg
Rockville, MD
Animal Sciences

ariyankeyAriyan Key
Shreveport, LA
Animal Sciences

Sophie LeblancSophie LeBlanc
Denham Springs, LA
Animal Sciences

Zachary MayfieldZachary Mayfield
Slidell, LA
Agricultural and Extension Education

jacob millsJacob Mills
Humble, TX
Natural Resource Ecology and Management

nicholas mussoNick Musso
Lafayette, LA
Nutrition and Food Sciences

Kodee PhillipsKodee Phillips
McCalla, AL
Animal Sciences

Savannah RiouxSavannah Rioux
Baton Rouge, LA
Animal Sciences

Jonas WalkerJonas Walker
Sharpsburg, GA
Animal Sciences

Raina WashingtonRaina Washington
Marietta, GA
Environmental Management Systems



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 2023-2024 Les Voyageurs team are now open. Apply by February 24, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.

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 6
  • Information Session: February 13 at 5:00 p.m. in 150 Woodin Hall
  • Application Closes: February 24 at 4:30 p.m.

  • 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. 24, 2023. As part of the application, candidates will also request an online recommendation form from an LSU CoA faculty or staff member.
  • February 27: Applicants will be notified if they are selected for first-round interview.
  • First-Round Virtual Interviews, March 2-3: Candidates will participate in a 10-15 minute virtual interview.
  • Second-Round In-Person Interviews, March 7-8: Candidates selected to participate in the second-round will be notified and invited to schedule an in-person interview on March 7 or 8. 
  • March 10: The 2023-2024 Les Voyageur Team will be announced.

  • 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 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.