“Louisiana’s Coast: Why is it Important?” was the theme for the fourth annual Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and 4-H Youth Wetlands Program poetry
(08/10/17) The 2017 LSU AgCenter Marsh Maneuvers program brought 65 youth from 21 parishes to learn about the importance of the coastal environment.
(07/31/17) Students at Wesley Ray Elementary School in Washington Parish are participating in a special summer educational program.
(07/13/17) have been released from the 48th annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 8-12 the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.
(06/23/17) Nearly 1,500 4-H’ers from across the state won educational trips, participated in educational programs and selected new officers for 2017-2018.
(05/26/17) Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center is flinging open the gates for children eager to “catch their dream of summer fun” – the camp theme this year.
(05/04/17) A dozen new members of the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame were recognized April 29) or their contributions to the state 4-H program.
(04/26/17) The program is designed to enhance youth learning about commodities important to Louisiana and emphasizes eggs, chicken, turkey and seafood.
(04/25/17) Nearly 1,200 students from area schools learned where food comes from during Ag Day at the Fast Food Farm in St. James Parish.
(04/11/17) A dozen people will be honored April 29 as the newest selections for the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame.
(04/10/17) Youth from throughout north Louisiana recently participated in 4-H Survivor Camp at North Toledo Bend State Park.
(03/24/17) Connor Arthur, a 4-H’er and junior at Hornbeck High School in Vernon Parish, received the Youth Conservationist of the Year award from the LWF.
(03/15/17) Teens in grades eight to 12 participate each year in the statewide 4-H Junior Leadership Conference.
(03/13/17) The LSU AgCenter held its second annual State Rabbit Show on March 4 at the State Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria.
(02/21/17) In addition to selecting winning animals, judges also identified individual contestants for showmanship skills at the LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(02/21/17) Hundreds of young people from across Louisiana were named state champions during the 82nd Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show held Feb. 11-18.
(02/21/17) Six exceptional youths were named winners of the Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Award at the 82nd annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(02/20/17) Three Louisiana 4-H’ers and two FFA members were honored for outstanding work ion Feb. 18 at the 82nd annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.
(10/18/16) AgMagic, the LSU AgCenter interactive agriculture exhibit, will be open Oct. 27 to Nov. 13 at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport.
(10/09/16) Honey Brake, a hunting lodge in Jonesville, Louisiana, has pledged $1 million to Louisiana 4-H to permanently fund educational trips and camps.
(10/07/16) Stanley J. Lamendola, a former Louisiana 4-H leader, was inducted into the National 4 H Hall of Fame on Oct. 7.
(10/07/16) 4-H Club members in Rapides Parish got an up-close look at a collection of drones, and they got to build one of their own.
(08/29/16) The Louisiana Association of Extension 4-H Agents presented awards recognizing members’ service during its annual convention Aug. 24-26.
(07/26/16) UnitedHealthcare recently presented a $55,000 grant to the LSU AgCenter 4-H program to support the Food Smart Families program in Louisiana.
(07/15/16) Results have been released from the 47th Annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 9-13, 2016.
(07/13/16) One Louisiana individual and two state teams were crowned national champions at the annual 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships.
(07/11/16) Teams of 4-H’ers from across the South will take the stage on Aug. 7 to compete in the Great American Sseafood Cook-Off: 4-H Edition
(06/24/16) More than 1,600 4-H’ers from throughout Louisiana converged on the LSU campus to participate in the annual LSU AgCenter 4-H University June 21-24.
(03/31/16) Arrows flew, clay targets were busted; and written tests were taken—all part of the 4-H North Louisiana region outdoor skills competition.
(03/04/16) For fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, a week at the Louisiana 4 H summer camp is an unforgettable experience.
(03/23/16) 4-H’ers from throughout Louisiana learned that fitness can be fun and healthy eating doesn’t have to bust your budget.
(05/03/16) A dozen honorees were inducted into the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame on April 30, bringing the total to 193.
(Distributed 10/09/15) HINESTON, La. – For the past 26 years the 4-H Teen Leader Club in Rapides Parish has hatched eggs in an incubator for a display at the Rapides Parish Fair.
(Distributed 10/08/15) NEW ORLEANS, La.—Kabrel Johnson, a student at KIPP Central City Academy and a 4-H club member, was busy putting Newton’s Laws of Motion to the test.
(Distributed 09/09/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Back-to-school is in full swing, an exciting time for making new friends, meeting new teachers and getting involved. While the focus for the year is on academic achievement, it’s also important for students to participate in extra-curricular activities such as 4-H, said Janet Fox, head of the LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Development Department.
(Distributed 09/04/15) POLLOCK, La. – Since the 1920s the LSU AgCenter Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center has been the scene of fun-filled summer days for many generations of Louisiana youth. But what happens in the off season?
(Distributed 08/14/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Two Louisiana 4-H’ers were among 21 4-H’ers from 13 states who spent a week at California State University, Fresno, for the 2015 National 4-H Shooting Sports Teen Leadership Institute Aug 4-8.
(Distributed 08/11/15) NEW ORLEANS, La. – A team of young chefs from Ascension Parish earned second place in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off, 4-H Edition on Aug. 9.
(Distributed 07/28/15) RACELAND, La. – Two 4-H students have used their personal tragedies to warn others about the deadly hazards of impaired driving.
(Distributed 07/14/15) LAKE CHARLES, La. – Results have been released from the 46th Annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show held July 7-11, 2015.
(Distributed 07/08/15) ST. LOUIS – 4-H youth from Vermilion Parish attended the National 4-H Film Festival and won an award for their video “Somewhere Over the Bayou.” Brothers Ty and Clay Zaunbrecher, of Abbeville, the first Louisianans ever to compete in the contest, submitted the entry that placed third in the promotional category.
(Distributed 07/07/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Thirty-six 4-H’ers from across the state represented Louisiana at the 2015 4-H Shooting Sports National Championship in Grand Island, Nebraska, on June 21-26.
(Distributed 06/25/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – For many of the teenagers who come to 4-H University on the LSU campus every summer, it is one of the first times they are away from home and have to make their own decisions. But often, they find that a little bit of bravery and friendliness can go a long way.
(Distributed 06/09/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – More than 1,500 Louisiana youth will converge on LSU’s campus from June 23 to 26 for 4-H University, an annual event where 4-H members between the ages of 13 and 19 can compete in contests, win prizes and explore careers.
(Distributed 05/28/15) WINNFIELD, La. – Carolyn Whisonant Lang, of Atlanta, Louisiana, in Winn Parish, has been named the national winner of the 2015 4-H Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer award.
(Distributed 05/19/15) LAPLACE, La. – A dozen St. John the Baptist Parish 4-H Club members presented their plans to parish officials on May 14 for a safe room for emergency workers responding to a disaster.
(Distributed 05/15/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Focusing on the theme “Louisiana’s Coast: Our Unique Culture,” more than 250 students from across the state competed in the second annual Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and 4-H Youth Wetlands Program poetry contest.
(Distributed 05/13/15) MANSURA, La. – A dozen individuals were recognized on May 9 as the newest selections for the Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame.
(Distributed 05/07/15) BATON ROUGE, La – The 2015 Louisiana 4-H Commodity Ambassador contests were held on April 28 on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. In all, 98 4-H’ers from across the state competed in the chicken, egg, seafood, sugar and turkey ambassador contests.
(Distributed 05/04/15) SHREVEPORT, La. – More than 350 Louisiana 4-H regional shooting sports winners participated in the 4-H State Shooting Sports competition held in Shreveport and Grand Cane, Louisiana, on April 23-26.
(Distributed 04/29/15) POLLOCK, La. – Thousands of students from across the state participated in Wetlands Week April 20-24 to celebrate one of Louisiana’s most valuable treasures.
(Distributed 03/24/15) POLLOCK, La. – Eating right and regular exercise are critical to a healthy lifestyle. But a third component — family involvement — is just as important, children and parents learned at the 4-H Food and Fitness Camp on March 21 and 22.
(Distributed 03/24/15) POLLOCK, La. – Nearly 440 4-H’ers representing every parish in the state attended the 2015 Junior Leadership Conference at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center March 13-15.
(Distributed 03/12/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana 4-H has the opportunity to win $10,000 to support state programs about science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM, if enough alumni cast an electronic vote by March 16 in a national competition sponsored by the National 4-H Council.
(Distributed 03/09/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Stanley Celestine Jr. is motivated to teach science to his peers. His efforts caught the attention of the children’s network Nickelodeon and resulted in his receiving the TeenNick’s Halo Effect Award for February and $10,000.
(Distributed 02/24/15) GONZALES, La. – Hundreds of young people from across Louisiana were named state champions during the 80th Annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show held Feb. 14-21 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
(Distributed 02/24/15) GONZALES, La. – Six exceptional Louisiana youths were recognized Saturday (Feb. 21) for their knowledge, skills and communication abilities as they were named winners of the Gerry Lane Premier Exhibitor Award at the 80th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center here.
(Distributed 02/24/15) GONZALES, La. – The LSU AgCenter honored five Louisiana 4-H and FFA members and one adult leader for their work with youth livestock projects on Feb. 21.
(Distributed 01/08/15) BATON ROUGE, La. – Hundreds of youth from across Louisiana will be gathering in Gonzales next month for the 80th annual LSU AgCenter Livestock Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.
(Distributed 04/17/14) BATON ROUGE, La. – 4-H’ers from across the state competed in the state 4-H Commodity Ambassador contests on April 15 on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. In all, 116 4-H’ers competed in the Chicken, Egg, Seafood, Sugar and Turkey Ambassador contests.
(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.
(Distributed 08/29/11) FOLSOM, La. – Come out to the LSU AgCenter’s first polo tournament on Oct. 2 and watch a few chukkers of this equine sport and help raise money for extension horse programs.
(Distributed 08/17/11) MANSURA, La. – The Louisiana 4 H Hall of Fame now has 12 additional members after an induction ceremony held Aug. 13 at the Louisiana 4 H Museum.
(Distributed 06/24/11) BATON ROUGE, La. – Members of 4-H clubs from across Louisiana were named state winners and alternates in 43 contests on June 23 at the closing session of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University.
(Distributed 08/20/08) Students attending the camp at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center had the chance to take classes in science – learning about rockets, robots and other high-tech subjects.
(Distributed 7/9/08) WEST MONROE – Results from the first day of competition at the 39th annual Louisiana 4-H and FFA State Horse Show have been released.
(Distributed 06/19/08) Ten adults were recognized for their contributions to the Louisiana 4-H program during an awards banquet and other ceremonies this week as part of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University program on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. The honorees included four 4-H alumni who continue to show active support of the youth development program, two school superintendents, two professors on the LSU AgCenter faculty and two secretaries from LSU AgCenter offices.
(Distributed 06/19/08) The Louisiana 4-H Museum is seeking items for its collection to show the history of 4-H – the state’s largest and long-running youth development program. The museum is calling for photos, ribbons, certificates, trophies, documents, handcrafted projects, demonstration materials, record books and more to be used in exhibits, traveling displays, presentations and archives.
(Distributed 06/19/08) Louisiana youth took home honors as state contest winners and alternates as the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H U concluded Thursday night (June 19) on the LSU campus.
(Distributed 06/19/08) Winners of 4-H scholarships were among those honored during ceremonies at the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University July 17-20. The young adults from across Louisiana were credited with excelling in project work and recordkeeping, serving as club officers or otherwise distinguishing themselves during their years in 4-H.
(Distributed 08/14/08) Participating in Marsh Maneuvers was like “boot camp” for 16-year-old Austin Mouton, a 4-H student from Erath High School, who said the activities meshed with his career plans in wildlife management.
4-H members had the opportunity to be on court, participate in group photos, meet players, and also assist with celebrating the 100th anniversary during the New Orleans Hornets game against the Houston Rockets.
Directions for the 4-H Tailgate Party.
LSU AgCenter Master Gardeners and Kids Hope volunteers have helped transform a once dull courtyard at University Terrace Elementary school into a flowering oasis.
4-H members from across the state are finding their voice in making their communities safer from disaster by participating in hazard mitigation projects aimed at strengthening public facilities.
(Distributed 06/25/12) BATON ROUGE, La. – Members of 4-H clubs from across Louisiana were named state contest winners on June 21 at the closing session of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University.
(Distributed 10/26/12) POLLOCK, La. – A donation by AT&T will help fund the first phase of construction of a multipurpose center at the LSU AgCenter 4-H Camp Grant Walker. Sonia Perez, AT&T president for Louisiana operations, presented a $25,000 check to Paul Coreil, LSU AgCenter vice chancellor for extension, on Oct. 25.
(Distributed 10/11/12) BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana man will be posthumously inducted in the National 4-H Hall of Fame on Oct. 12 in Chevy Chase, Md. Leroy Robbins, from East Baton Rouge Parish, is one of 16 inductees.
(Distributed 05/07/13) BATON ROUGE, La. – Five 2013 state 4-H Commodity Ambassador contests named 15 winners on Tuesday, April 16, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. In all, 80 4-H’ers from across the state competed in the chicken, egg, seafood, sugar and turkey ambassador contests.
(Distributed 05/24/13) BATON ROUGE, La. – This year will mark the 99th time 4-H Club members will compete in a variety of contests and hold elections for statewide officers on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.
(Distributed 05/13/13) The LSU AgCenter 4-H program will share in a $2 million grant from the Walmart Foundation to help teach healthy living and eating choices.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(Distributed 06/29/11) BATON ROUGE, La. – 4-H’ers experienced firsthand how texting and driving are a dangerous combination at one of the educational programs of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University on June 23.
(Distributed 09/13/11) BATON ROUGE, La. – The LSU AgCenter 4 H program has received a second consecutive Walmart grant for teaching healthy living choices to youngsters.
(Distributed 09/28/11) SHREVEPORT, La. – Do you think food, clothing, lumber and other products only come from a store? Come to AgMagic at the State Fair to see and learn where your food and fiber really come from.
(Distributed 04/26/11) PONCHATOULA, La. – The LSU AgCenter youth wetlands program staff and Ponchatoula High School FFA members taught elementary students the value of wetlands at their Wetlands Celebration Day on April 21 as part of Youth Wetlands Week.
(Distributed 04/25/11) Fourteen 4-H students were winners in the State 4-H Commodity Ambassador Contest on April 19 on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. In all, 71 4-H’ers from across the state competed in the chicken, egg, seafood, sugar and turkey contests.
(Distributed 04/25/11) MANSFIELD, La. – Chesapeake Energy Corp. awarded two students laptop computers at an awards banquet April 19, honoring the winners of the Discovering Tomorrow’s Leaders contest in DeSoto Parish.
(Distributed 07/01/11) BATON ROUGE, La. – Sixteen former state 4-H presidents dating back to 1959 met at a reception June 23 in LSU’s Tiger Stadium before the final assembly of the LSU AgCenter’s 4-H University.
(Distributed 10/27/11) MOUTON COVE, La. – Vermilion Parish 4-H leaders have been teaching two new words to 4-H Club members throughout the parish: resilient and subsidence.
(Distributed 10/19/11) The LSU AgCenter’s 4-H Youth Wetlands Program will host a Louisiana Wetlands Exploration Day at Fairview-Riverside State Park in Madisonville on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.