March 2014 Terrebonne News

Cherie Roger, Himel, Reed  |  3/5/2014 10:50:17 PM

4-H Achievement Day

Ahoy! Mark your calendar for4-H Achievement Day. Join us as we Discover the Treasurers of 4-H. This year’s annual 4-H Achievement Day is set for Saturday, March 29, 2014 at H.L. Bourgeois High School. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., with the contests beginning at  9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and the fitness challenge will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. An assembly, complete with a song contest, fashion show and awards program is set to begin at 12:45 p.m.

Ag Magic

Do you think food, clothing, lumber and other products only come from a store? Come to AgMagic to see and learn where your food and fiber really come from! The LSU AgCenter’s Parker Coliseum will be transformed this spring to show “AgMagic,” which will take children and adults through a journey of Louisiana agriculture and economically beneficial commodities they use every day.

The AgMagic experience will be an interactive, visually stimulating environment that will link food and fiber products we use every day to the forests, field crops and livestock produced by Louisiana farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. Featured crops will be displayed in various stages of development, and the importance of interaction between agriculture, the environment and society at large will be highlighted.

After AgMagic, enter the Louisiana Body Walk, a 35-foot by 45-foot, walk-through exhibit representing the human body, targeting kindergarten through fifth-grade children. During your walk, you will explore the stomach, small intestines, heart, lungs, bones, skin and brains, stopping at learning stations to participate in activities focused on the effects that different foods have on each organ. This exhibit has proven to be a successful model for teaching human nutrition, physiology and the importance of healthy lifestyle behaviors in a manner that children can understand.

AgMagic is open to the public on Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

4-H University

Terrebonne 4-H’ers will compete for best in the state in more than 40 events ranging from plant identification, photography and computer simulation to speechmaking and fashion design. In addition, other students will take part in the noncompetitive learning event called Clover College, which includes seven hours of instruction over the three days.

During 4-H U, participants will be introduced to aspects of life that college students experience on an everyday basis. Students will tour a working dairy, a biomedical center and athletic facilities. Students will also get to see how college students live during the week by residing in campus dormitories, eating at campus dining halls and even going through the rigors of scheduling classes.

4-H members who were 13 years old before January 1 are eligible to attend 4-H University to be held on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge. 4-H U gives you the opportunity to meet 4-H'ers from throughout the state and compete for trips and prizes through a variety of project-area contests.

For more information, contact the 4-H Office at 985-873-6495.

Clover Race 2014

Join us for the Clover Race on Saturday, April 5, 2014!

Through non-formal, research-based, experiential education activities, 4-H participants gain knowledge and life skills enabling them to become positive, productive, capable and compassionate members of their communities. Youth learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through a variety of projects with topics such as outdoor skills, aerospace, animal science, nutrition, forestry and community service. 4-H members make things, take part in club meetings and learn interesting new things. They learn to follow, and they learn to lead. They help their neighbors and their neighborhoods though club activities. Support Terrebonne Parish 4-H by participating in the Terrebonne 4-H Clover race.

The 5K will take place in Downtown Houma, beginning and ending at the Terrebonne Parish 4-H Office located at 511 Roussell Street.

Pre-registration and same day race registration will also be available. Race day registration will begin at 7:00 a.m.

A Kids Fun Run will start at 8:00 a.m. followed by the 5K race at 8:30 a.m.

T-shirts will be provided to those who pre-register.
$20.00 pre-registered by March 21, 2014
$25.00 after March 21, 2014
$10.00 Terrebonne Parish Members

All proceeds will help purchase supplies and awards for 4-H events and activities throughout the year. The race will be timed by Split Second, LLC.

Terrebonne Livestock

The AgCenter staff across Louisiana work to develop successful youth-development programs and events for all members to participate in. Over the years, these efforts have helped Louisiana's youth develop key life skills to aide in becoming strong leaders and well-rounded individuals for today and the future, according to organizers.

Members of Terrebonne Parish's 4-H program participated in the annual Terrebonne Parish Livestock Show, the South Central District Livestock Show, and at the Louisiana State Livestock Show in 2014.

Members participating in the shows were Haley Billiot, Raymond Billiot, Emma Bourgeois, Nicholas Bourgeois, Katie Charpentier, Katelyn Charpentier, Gaven Guidry, Maci Hebert, Lucas Hebert, Kristen Neil, Sara Novak, Amber Triche, Anna Triche, Austin Triche, Hunter Triche, Heather Triche, Claire Usé, MacKenzie Vordick, Jordan Boudreaux, Dillion Allemand, Tiffany Carey, Gavin Dalley, Mitchell Dalley, Tayden Stelly, Abby Lyle, and Patrick Robichaux.

There has been much time and dedication devoted to making the 2014 Livestock Show Season successful. We want to thank all of our supporters which include Terrebonne Farm Bureau, Appache, Carl Heck, Morris P. Hebert, Himel Optical, M&L Industries, Raceland Ag, Synergy Bank, South Louisiana Feed & Seed, and Pontif Farms. A special thanks to our buyers, Mark Allemand, Ricky Porche, The Children’s Clinic of Thibodaux, Cajun Services Unlimited, Michel Claudet, Parish President, Gary Chatagnier, Matt Chatagnier, Mary Fredrick, Mark Charpentier, Fred Fondren, Herdis Neal, Chad Chatagnier, Jim Schexnayder, and Mitch Talbot. Also special thanks to our judges of the Parish Show Mrs. Jamie Templet and Mr. Carroll Charpentier. The collaborative efforts between these groups of people are ongoing and look to improve and preserve the Terrebonne Parish 4-H Livestock Show. We recognize their efforts and thank them for a job well done!

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