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Families learn to eat healthy, exercise more at weekend 4-H camp

(Distributed 02/24/14) POLLOCK, La. – Families learned about healthy eating and the importance of exercise at the Louisiana 4-H Food and Fitness Camp held at 4-H Camp Grant Walker Feb. 22-23.

Youngster with Down syndrome finds pride showing livestock
John Sonnier

(Distributed 02/14/14) GONZALES, La. – Affectionately known as “John John” by his family, friends and fans, John Sonnier, a 4-H’er from St. Mary Parish was prepping to show his pigs at the LSU AgCenter’s state livestock show. He stopped occasionally to visit with people passing by and to show off his dance moves.

4-H’ers learn ways to teach healthy living to their peers
(Distributed 02/03/14) BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana 4-H group attended the first 4-H National Youth Healthy Living Summit recently to learn how to spread the message about living safer and healthier.

4-H Night with the Pelicans
Pelicans Logo

The New Orleans Pelicans basketball team will host 4-H Night with the Pelicans. This is a great opportunity for 4-H Club members and their families to attend a professional basketball game.

Louisiana 4-H’ers visit New Orleans, Baton Rouge on educational awards trip
Educational award winners
(Distributed 12/09/13) BATON ROUGE, La. – Every year 4-H members from across the state look forward to the Louisiana 4-H educational awards trip, said LSU AgCenter youth development instructor Tanya Giroir.
Students learn about wetlands during statewide Exploration Day
Wetlands Day
(Distributed 11/22/13) BATON ROUGE, La. – Students from the LSU Laboratory School got out of the classroom for a wetlands education field day at LSU’s Hilltop Arboretum on Nov. 14. The event, known as Louisiana Wetlands Exploration Day, was one of seven similar events held around the state this fall, according to Ashley Mullens, LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Wetlands Program manager.
Students learn about agriculture at the State Fair’s AgMagic
Wendy Pesnell
(Distributed 11/11/13) SHREVEPORT, La. – Several thousand students and their teachers visited the LSU AgCenter’s AgMagic exhibit at the 2013 Louisiana State Fair.
AT&T gives $30,000 to 4-H Camp Grant Walker
group accepting check
(Distributed 10/29/13) POLLOCK, La. – The final donation to build the multipurpose center at 4-H Camp Grant Walker was made by AT&T on Oct. 28, clearing the way for the possibility that the facility could be available for campers in 2014. Danny Wilson, of AT&T, delivered a check for $30,000 to Bill Richardson, LSU vice president for agriculture. Two previous donations by AT&T during the past two years totaled $50,000.
Louisiana 4-H’er wins national Heart Association award
Caroline Whisonant and Jill Lacero
(Distributed 10/11/13) WINNFIELD, La. – An 11-year-old 4-H Club member in Winn Parish has won a national award from the American Heart Association for her service-learning project that involved her entire school in a healthful living program.
2013 National 4-H Week
Join over 240,000 young people in Louisiana in celebrating the many years of accomplishment and service the 4-H organization has provided during National 4-H Week slated for October 6-12, 2013.
La. 4-H’ers learn about science, technology at camp
boat race
(Distributed 08/09/13) POLLOCK, La. – 4-H’ers at Camp Grant Walker learned about outdoor skills and science on Aug. 5-9 with a program aimed at getting seventh- and eighth-graders interested in science and the outdoors.
La. 4-H’ers win seafood cook-off
cook-off winners
(Distributed 08/06/13) NEW ORLEANS – The Vermilion Parish team of Paige Patout, Katherine Trahan and Austin Gaspard won the 4-H edition of the Great American Seafood Cook-Off contest on Aug. 4.
4-H, FFA State Horse Show results released
(Distributed 07/17/13) WEST MONROE, La. – Results from the 44th annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 9-13, 2013, have been released.
RoyOMartin gives $500,000 to 4-H Camp
multipurpose building
(Distributed 06/26/13) POLLOCK, La. – State and local officials gathered at the 4-H Camp Grant-Walker on June 25 to show their gratitude for a $500,000 gift by RoyOMartin, a forest products and forestland management company based here.