December 2015 4-H Clovertalk

Shawn Zeringue  |  12/9/2015 1:37:25 AM

Buzz on the Bees

4-H’ers, please don’t forget about this great opportunity! The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. will once again host its annual Honey Bee Essay Contest open to all 4-H youth. This year’s essay will be:

“Bees and Pollination. How Important is It?”


1. Contest is only open to active 4-H Members.

2. Essay must be 750-1,000 words in length written on the designated topic with factual statements. Times New Roman 12 point font, double spaced text.

3. A biographical sketch must accompany each essay. Sketch should include the essayist’s date of birth, age, gender, complete mailing address, and telephone number.

4. Essays will be judged on (1) research– 40% (2) accuracy– 30% (3) creativity– 10% (4) logical development–10%

5. National winners will be announce by May 1, 2016


No late entries will be accepted.

State Winners will be awarded:

1st Place -- $100.00, 2nd Place -- $75.00, 3rd Place -- $50.00

National Winners will be awarded:

1st Place -- $750.00, 2nd Place -- $500.00, 3rd Place -- $250.00

4-H Night with the Pelicans


Louisiana 4-H will once again host its “4-H Night with the Pelicans” on Friday, February 19, 2016. Come out and support Louisiana 4-H as the Pelicans take on the 76’ers in the Smoothie King Arena. Ticket prices vary and promotional packages are available. Please see the attached form for more info.


Ticket prices include: admission to pre-game activities, 4-H Night with the Pelicans t-shirt, game seats, on-court experience, and post game photos!

Shooting Sports News

The East Baton Rouge Shooting Sports Program is right on target! We have had a really great year so far. Aside from the rain dampening a few practices, the Shooting Sports Club is on track for another year of great success!

Please be sure to complete your membership form and return to Ms. Katie as soon as possible, if you haven’t already done so. This information is important for recording practice hours for competition eligibility. If you did not receive a form, please be sure to let us know! Practices will be held this month on Saturday, December 12 from 9-11 AM. Be sure you attend practices to acquire hours needed to compete this spring!


Not only will participants receive email reminders but Shooting Sports also has a Facebook group through our parish page. Like “EBR Parish 4-H” and you can be added to the EBRP Shooting Sports group. It’s really that simple! We understand that everyone is online, so we’re going there also to keep you better informed.

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club will meet on Tuesday, December 8 at 6 PM at the Gas/Utility Building in Zachary, LA. Don’t forget to bring donations for our Pet Shelter Drive. Donations may be towels, sheets, pet beds, pet toys, pet treats, pet food, or other supplies associated with caring for our four-legged friends. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Mr. Shawn.

Important Dates To Remember!

January 22-23: Parish Livestock Show • Baton Rouge

February 3-6: District Livestock Show • Gonzales

February 13-20: State Livestock Show • Gonzales

March 12; State Rabbit Show • Alexandria

More information on the Parish Livestock Show can be found on page 3.



The Backyard Buddies Program is in full swing and is having a lot of fun! The regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 PM at the EBR 4-H Office. We will also host a rabbit clinic on Saturday, December 19 held at the EBR 4-H Property in Baker, LA. The clinic will start at 2 PM. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Horse Club

Horse Club will meet again on Thursday, December 10, at 6 PM at the Shady Park Arena in Greenwell Springs. This will be the Christmas Party for the club. Due to the holidays, there will be no clinic this month. Horse Club members are reminded about the meeting on January 7th and the Capitol Area Horse Show. If you have any questions, please contact the 4-H Office.

The East Baton Rouge 4-H Horse Club will once again host the Capitol Area Horse Show on Saturday, January 30, 2016. This will be an open horse show available to any and all interested participants. There will be 3 divisions for participation: 13 & Under, 14 to 18, and 19 & Up. A complete list of events and registration information can be obtained by contacting the EBR 4-H Office, please ask for Ms. Katie.

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