4-H, FFA receive donation for Calcasieu Parish Livestock Show

Johnny Morgan  |  10/14/2016 2:02:23 PM

(10/14/16) BATON ROUGE, La. – Members of the Calcasieu Parish 4-H and FFA organizations recently got a boost to their livestock show program with a five-year, $15,000 grant from The Phillips 66 Company.

After a series of meeting between members of the Calcasieu Parish Livestock Show board and administrators at Phillips 66, the oil company was convinced that 4-H and FFA are programs to invest in, said Jennifer Cantrell, LSU AgCenter 4-H agent in Calcasieu Parish.

“The president of our Calcasieu Parish Livestock Show board started a conversation with his employer at Phillips 66 about the Calcasieu Parish Livestock Show and what it's about, and they were convinced that we have a program they believe in and want to support,” Cantrell said.

The $15,000 donation will support a scholarship fund for exhibitors of the livestock show, she said.

There are three grade divisions competing for $1,000 scholarships in each division: 3rd to 5th grade, 6th to 8th grade and 9th to 12th grade.

“Members must show an animal in the livestock show and be a member in good standing of Calcasieu Parish 4-H or an FFA organization at a high school in Calcasieu Parish to apply and compete for the scholarship,” Cantrell said.

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The Phillips 66 Company recently donated $15,000 to fund scholarships for exhibitors in the Calcasieu Parish Livestock Show. From left to right, Harry Veillon, livestock show board member; Jimmy Meaux, LSU AgCenter Calcasieu Parish county agent; Mollie Miller, livestock show board member, John LeBlanc, Phillips 66 regional representative; Steve White, livestock show board president; Cindi Reed, livestock show board member; and Jennifer Cantrell, LSU AgCenter Calcasieu Parish 4-H agent. (Photo by Regina Jouett/LSU AgCenter)

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