4-H Alumnus and Colbert 4-H Partner
Inducted May 13, 2014
L. O. Bishop has been a fixture with Colbert County’s 4-H and Farm-City programs since he was a 4-H’er in northwest Alabama. Bishop has been involved with 4-H and Extension programming for more than 60 years.
Bishop won an Alabama 4-H Safety Award, represented Alabama at the National 4-H Congress, and held the office of 4-H county council president. He has used the skills he learned as a 4-H’ er his entire life to carry on the family legacy of farming and running a business. Bishop also has served in numerous leadership positions with the Alabama Farmer Federation. He received that organization’s highest honor-The Alabama Farmer Federation’s Service to Agriculture Award. Bishop also received the 2013 Colbert County Farm-City Committee’s Farm of Distinction.
The Bishop Farm in southwest Colbert County has hosted numerous Farm-City tours and luncheons along with 4-H programs. Bishop’s service to the community is like no other. He has served on numerous boards of directors, civic clubs, community events, and his church. His love of people is what makes him special. He said many times, “We are nothing without helping others and we are nothing without other people.”
Bishop is quick to tell you that the leadership skills he learned as a 4-H’er helped him be successful in his career and life.
Nominated by: Marian Beck, Regional Extension Agent