2015 4-H University Concordia Parish

Joe P. Bairnsfather  |  8/6/2015 11:08:50 PM

4-H University

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Concordia 4-Hers Place at State

Eleven 4-H members from throughout Concordia Parish recently participated in state competition in Baton Rouge on LSU campus at 4-H University according to Joe P. Bairnsfather , Extension Agent (4-H) with the LSU AgCenter, Concordia parish. Fifteen hundred and fifteen (1515) youth participated in this years’ state event with another 273 adult volunteers and agents also attending. This year’s theme was “Rockin’ and Rollin’ to Success”.

Concordia 4-Hers brought home six blue ribbons during state competition at the 2015 State 4-H University. Top winners were- Cassidy Dixon– 5th (Public Speaking); Payton Grimmett,-6th (Insect Identification) ; Desteni Clay-10th (Meat Identification); Jillian Bostic, Madison Grimmett, Desteni Clay (Meat Identification Team—4th): Other 4-Hers participating in state competition were–(Consumer Food Judging Team)- Nicholaus Pryor, Reed Wilson, Mia Smith ; (Compact Tractor)- Joseph Poole; (Insect Identification)- Rachell Seabolt; and (Meat Identification)- Megan Coco.

Over forty competitive contests are offered to youth at 4-H University. In addition, 4-H Clover College is open to youth as a non-competitive event. Youth attend seven hours of training over a two day period in a selected subject matter area then bring the information back to the parish to share with other youth. Concordia Parish youth ages 13-18 are eligible to attend 4-H University each year. Youth can become a member of Concordia 4-H and attend 4-H University in 2016 by joining 4-H at their school in September. The Concordia Parish 4-H program is open to all youth in the parish 4th- 12th grade. For additional information about the Concordia Parish 4-H program contact the 4-H office at 336-5315 or on our website at www.lsuagcenter.com then click on Concordia Parish.

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