February 2015 4-H Clovertalk

Shawn Zeringue, Strecker, Katie  |  2/4/2015 12:23:32 AM

Calling All Artists and Creatives!

Each year 4-H hosts 2 poster contests to promote and educate people about the benefits of the beef and dairy industries. This contests allows you to showcase your creative talents and put together something really fun and different. Here’s the information:

Beef Poster Contest

All EBR Beef Poster entries are due to the Parish Office by March 6, 2015. All entries must be on a 11” x 14” white poster board. Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the upper right corner on the back of your poster. Posters should generate positive images of beef and beef products and not portray negative image of other food products (i.e. chicken, pork, etc.). Copy written images are prohibited.

Dairy Poster Contest

All EBR Dairy Poster entries are due to the Parish Office by March 6, 2015. All entries must be on a 22” x 28” poster board. Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the upper right corner on the back of your poster. Posters should generate positive images of the dairy industry and dairy products and not portray negative image of other food products (i.e. chicken, pork, beef, etc.). Copy written images are prohibited.

For more information or any questions, please contact Shawn Zeringue.

Horse Club News

The next Horse Club meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 PM at the Shady Park Arena. Join us for this meeting where we will be learning more barrels, poles, and stakes. If you need more information, please contact your 4-H agent.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Feb 19 Barrels & Poles at Shady Park
March 19 Cattle Events at 5-D Arena
April 16 Showmanship at 5-D Arena
May - TBA Parish Horse Show
June 29 & 30 District Horse Show

Outdoor Skills Club

Outdoor Skills Club will meet again on Saturday, February 21 at 10 AM at the 4-H Property in Baker. At this meeting we will explore the world of hiking and discuss orienteering. Make sure to wear comfy hiking or walking shoes as we will be on the move for this fun and interactive meeting. Hope to see you there!

Join Us For State?

The members of the EBR Livestock Club will be showing at the LSU State Livestock Show the week of February 14 through February 21, 2015. Feel free to come out and cheer on our members! The show will be held at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. All are welcome to come out and support us.

Shooting Sports Club

Shooting Sports Club members, please be mindful of the upcoming practices and contests. Remember, practice makes perfect - so be sure to attend as many practices as possible as we prepare for the regional and state shooting meets.

Dates to remember:

• February 14 - Shooting Sports Practice (last practice)
• February 28 - EBR Invitational Shoot
• March 14 - Ascension Invitational Shoot

The Regional Shoot will take place March 26 through March 29, 2015 in the Ascension/Baton Rouge Area. Only trained shooting sports participants are eligible for competition. Please contact Katie Strecker for registration information.

The State Shoot will take place April 23 through April 26, 2015 in North Louisiana. Please mark your calendars for these dates.

Scholarship Time for Seniors

Although going off to college is an exciting time in life, it can also be very expensive. 4-H is here to help with your financial needs through parish and state scholarship opportunities. All high school seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish must complete their 4-H Scholarship forms and turn them into the parish office by Friday, February 27, 2015. If you submit your application online, please be sure to contact the 4-H office to notify us. Scholarship forms can be found here.

We encourage senior 4-H members to take advantage of the scholarships available. This is your opportunity to showcase your involvement and get awarded for it! All questions can be directed to Shawn Zeringue.

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