Randall Mallette received the Achievement Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during the 2022 Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 19. Randall was one of several honorees who represent the top one percent of the membership selected by their peers. The Achievement Award is awarded to Agents with less than 10 years of service in the Cooperative Extension Service who have exhibited excellence in the field of professional Extension. The National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) is a professional Extension organization geared toward Extension educators and other professionals who work in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and natural resources, 4-H youth development, community development, and related disciplines.
Originally from Lucedale, Mississippi, Randall Mallette graduated from Mississippi State University in 2012 and began his extension career in 2015 as County Agent in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. In 2018, he took on additional agriculture responsibilities in Red River Parish, eventually becoming Red River Parish Chair in 2020. Randall enjoys working closely with producers, homeowners, and 4-H youth in his parishes and is thankful for the opportunities that extension has offered.