News you can use from the Rapides 4-H Office regarding upcoming events and educational programs.
The Parish and District Livestock Shows will be held in Alexandria, LA at the Dewitt Livestock Facility on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 thru February 3, 2018.
The annual 4-H Sweet Potato Sale is underway. Click here to learn more.
Information provided on the 2017 Open Shows for the Rapides Parish Fair.
Form provided to input 4-H Service Hour
Information is provided on the annual Penny King and Queen Contest.
Results and images from the 4-H Fall Food Festival are posted here.
The 4-H Food Festival will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Alexandria Mall in Alexandria, LA. Read more.
The Rapides Parish 4-H Office will offer workshops to 4-H'ers during the holidays November 21-23, 2016. Learn more.
A Sheep and Goat Clinic will be held November 23-24, 2015, at the Dewitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria, Louisiana. Click here for details.
The Rapides 4-H Youth Development Program is selling sweet potatoes. Click here for all the details.
Many 4-H youth from Rapides Parish experienced success at the 101st annual 4-H University held on the LSU-Baton Rouge campus in mid-June.
This newsletter provides information to Rapides Parish 4-H members about activities, events and deadlines for the 2015-2016 4-H school year.
The Rapides Parish 4-H Achievement Day was held on March 28, 2015 held at the State Evacuation in Alexandria, Louisiana.
The Rapides Parish 4-H Club will offer three contests: Beef Poster Contest, Bookmark Contest and Crazy Hat Contest. Read on for more details and rules.
The 2015 Rapides Parish 4-H Achievement Day contests will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the hurricane evacuation shelter. The PDF attachment has contest rules information. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
The 4-H Winter Food Festival will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Alexandria Mall. Click here for more details.
This year’s 4-H Challenge Camp is slated for March 6-8, 2015. Click here to learn more.
This article contains information, dates, times and requirements for the Parish, District and State Shows.
The Rapides Parish 4-H Food Festival will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at the Alexandria Mall. Click here for details.
These monthly newsletters provide information to Rapides Parish 4-H members about activities, events and deadlines for the 2014-2015 4-H school year..
Rapides Parish 4-H youth took honors this year at the 100th 4-H University held in Baton Rouge, June 17-20, 2014.
The 4-H Central Region Commodity Cookery Contest was held March 25, 2014 in Alexandria, Louisiana. This post contains images and the 1st thru 3rd place results from each contest.
Results from the 2014 Winter Food Festival held at the Alexandria Mall on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
The 2014 Central District Livestock Show was held January 30-February 1, 2014 in Alexandria, Louisiana. View images from this event.
Rapides Parish is having an Art Contest. Categories include 4-H Beef Poster, 4-H Bookmark and 4-H Photo Contests. Click here to learn more.
This year’s 4-H Challenge Camp is slated for February 28—March 2, 2014
Information is provided to 4-H'ers regarding 4-H State Scholarships
These monthly newsletters provide information to Rapides Parish 4-H members about activities, events and deadlines for the 2013-2014 4-H school year.
4-H and FFA exhibitors from across Louisiana took part in the 7th annual 4-H Goat Educational Trip in Oklahoma, July 21-26, 2013. View images from event.
This clinic and Livestock Show is a activity and the LSU AgCenter. Click here for more information on this event.
The 2013 4-H Achievement Day was held on April 6, 2013 at the State Evac Shelter.
This posting contains information from the 2013 Central District Livestock Show including champions and images from the event.
Link to information on the 2014 Parish and District Shows
The Baa-Hop Winter Classic Rabbit and Goat Show will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Click here for more details.
Shooting Sports enrollment is underway. Call the Rapides Parish 4-H office for details.
It is time to think about broiler chick orders for the 2014 spring broiler show. The 2014 LSU Junior Broiler Show will be a straight run show. Exhibitors will be allowed to show one pen of pullets and/or one pen of cockerels. An entry must consist of three (3) broilers (either three pullets or three cockerels). Order forms are due at the Rapides 4-H office by November 8, 2013.
The National 4-H Council announced the launch of the fall 2013 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC).
This newsletter provides information to Rapides Parish 4-H members about activities, events and deadlines for the 2012-2013 4-H school year.
Information provided on the Central Louisiana 4-H Horse Clinic on Saturday, September 8, 2012.
The 2012 Central Region Commodity Cookery event was a big success. Read more.
This article contains information, images and a YouTube video of the 2012 4-H Achievement Day held at ASH in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Students at Alexandria Senior High School in Alexandria, Louisiana, stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, during Kick Butts Day.
The Spirit of the Clover Award is given to honor individual 4-H club members who have logged a set number of hours in service to their community through their work as a 4-H’er. Hours must be done in local 4-H service projects and in other groups' service projects.
This posting provides information and winners in the Fall Food Festival winners for Rapides Parish 4-H.
Photos from the 4-H Holiday Fun, Electric, and "Fit Kid, Fit Chef" workshops held at the Rapides Parish 4-H Office on Nov. 21-23, 2011.
Guidelines for preparing your forestry or insect collections for competition.
Rapides Parish will conduct a 4-H Horse on Sept. 10, 2011, at the Dewittt Livestock Facility in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Two young chefs from Rapides Parish recently competed in the annual Louisiana 4-H Seafood Cook-off in New Orleans.
Information provided on the annual 4-H Summer Sewing Camp.
4-H'ers, parent volunteers and 4-H agents visit the state capital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Information on workshops to be held this summer at the Rapides Parish 4-H office.
The list of 4-H winners from the awards ceremony held on May 9, 2011.
View images from the 2011 Rapides Parish 4-H Awards Night held on Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Evacuation Shelter in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Link to slide show from the the 2011 Rapides Parish Achievement Day held at Pineville High School.
Listing of champion winners and images from the 2011 4-H Commodity Cookery Contests in Central Louisiana.
This document includes rules for the Rapides Parish 4-H Achievement Day program to be held Saturday, April 6, 2013.
The results for the 2011 Rapides Parish 4-H Winter Food Festival can be found here.
The 4-H Food Festival will take place on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011. Click here for more details.
A 4-H document (for all ages enrolled in 4-H) to assist club members in project work/record keeping of their 4-H experiences.
The Red River Rumble Livestock Show will be held Nov. 28, 2015, at the Dewitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria, Louisiana. 4-H'ers can enter animals in the beef divisions. Click here for more information.
Information about the 2011 parish, district and state 4-H horse shows.
The 4-H Youth Development program is offering opportunities to raise money for local 4-H programs. Click here to learn more about helping Rapides Parish 4-H.
You can make your monthly meeting an inspiration to your members by incorporating exciting activities to help 4-H'ers gain a sense of belonging. This article provides information and resource links for club leaders on planning club meetings, making meetings exciting, planning a 4-H program, giving demonstrations and leader guides.
The 4-H youth development program in Rapides Parish held workshops in November focused on "Holiday Fun," "Kids in the Kitchen" and "Electricity."
4-H enrollment forms are available for download here for the 4th-6th, 7th-8th and 9th-12th grades. Feel free to photocopy the forms you need. For additional information, call the LSU AgCenter Rapides Parish 4-H office at 318-767-3968.
Information about the Rapides Parish 4-H Annual Penny King and Queen Contest for 4th - 8th graders.
This article provides general information about the 4-H program in Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Links to 4-H enrollment cards are also provided.