Conner named Assistant Extension Agent

Michelle Trosclair Conner was hired as the new Cameron Parish Assistant Extension Agent on Oct. 1, 2023. Conner was an elementary school teacher for 12 years at Bell City High School. She truly enjoyed inspiring students to learn every day. She graduated from McNeese State University with a Paralegal Studies degree and immediately began working for the Cameron Parish District Attorney’s Office in 1998. She worked at the DA’s office until Hurricane Rita relocated her family to Bell City. At that time, she began working as the secretary for Bell City school. Later she received her bachelor’s degree in general sciences from McNeese and then continued her education degree in early childhood education at Louisiana College in Pineville. She graduated from La. College and began teaching at Bell City High School. She truly enjoyed teaching and seeing the smile on her students’ faces every day. She will miss the students but is excited to still be working with the youth through the 4-H program.

She married Todd Conner in 1999 and they have three children, Kallan, Ali, and John. Kallan is a nursing student currently doing her clinical rotations; Ali is a senior at Bell City and John is a 5th grader at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic School. All three children are/were very active in 4-H programs. The family is very involved in the livestock program and her children all raise and show registered cattle. It is a great opportunity that she loves being able to enjoy with her family. Her children have earned various awards and trips throughout their 4-H involvement.

Conner is a graduate of South Cameron High School and proudly was raised in Cameron Parish. While attending school in Cameron Parish she was very involved in many activities within her school and community. She was a member of 4-H from the time she was nine years old until she graduated from high school. During that time, she showed pigs, gave demonstrations on several topics, held an officer position, attended camp, and short course many times. While being a teacher, she held the title of elementary 4-H advisor for her school. The club earned numerous awards over the years and contributed to the school and community as much as possible. The club hosted the annual homecoming parade, and this brought the school and community together for a great celebration. 4-H was a part of her life growing up, continued through her teaching years, 4-H is still going strong in her own children and now she will continue to share her love for the program as a Cameron Parish extension agent. She is ready to help the youth have the same rewarding experience that she has received. She is extremely excited to be back working in the parish where she was raised and looks forward to creating lasting memories within the 4-H program.