March 2017 4-H Clovertalk

Stephanie Bailey  |  3/1/2017 3:43:53 PM

2017 Ag Magic

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The LSU AgCenter is proud to present the 2017 Ag Magic Event to be held at the John M. Parker Coliseum on the LSU Baton Rouge Campus. The event will run from April 3—7 for school tours and open April 8 and 9 for the general public from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This fun, interactive event allows participants to walk through the various and different agriculture industries that are found in Louisiana. From agronomy to zoology, attendees will witness and experience it all. Hands-on stations allows youngsters to see first hand what agriculture really is. Most exhibits are geared towards youngster up to 5th grade level; however, this event is great for the whole family! Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss it!

4-H University

It’s time to start training for the contest of your choice! Join 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers from every parish June 21-23, 2017 on LSU’s campus. Not only will you have the opportunity to compete in a contest or Clover College, but this is a great opportunity to live like a college student! Please see the options below and contact Ms. Katie for more information regarding contests and opportunities. The deadline to sign up is May 19th.

Be the Change you Wish to see in the World!

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This parish-wide community service project will run through March 31, 2017. This is a simple way for clubs in EBRP to take part in a service project and spread the spirit of 4-H! All clubs are encouraged to participate and collect as much change as possible. At the conclusion of this contest, the club that collects the most change will choose the charity that all funds will be donated to. All change collected will go towards making a positive change in our community and making EBRP a better place. If your school is interested in participating, please contact the EBR 4-H Office to get your official Change for Change collection jar. Help out TODAY!

Calling All Artists and Creatives!

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

BEEF POSTER CONTEST

All EBR Beef Poster entries are due to the Parish Office by April 28, 2017. All entries must be on a 22” x 28” 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 April 28, 2017. 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 Ms. Katie

Clover Calendar

Here is a preview of things you can expect. Be sure to check here for event dates, project club meetings, deadlines, and more!

March

1– 31 — Change for Change

Parish-wide Service Project

4 — EBR Invitational

4-H Property • Baker, LA

6 — Scholarship Apps Due

EBR 4-H Office

9— Horse Club Meeting

6 PM • Central Perk

10-12 — Jr. Leadership Conference

Camp Grant Walker

11 — Ascension Invitational Shoot

Ascension Parish Facility

14 — Livestock Club Meeting

Gas Utility • Zachary, LA

22-26 — Southern Regionals

Shooting Sports

WBR/Ascension

26 — Horse Club Clinic

4 PM • Shady Park Arena

April

3-9 — AgMagic

Parker Coliseum Gonzales, LA

Congrats Livestock Club!

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The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Show was held on January 20 and 21, 2017 at the LSU Parker Coliseum. The show was a HUGE success, thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers! Here are the results of our show:

BEEF

Supreme Bull & Champion Hereford— Morgan Thompson Supreme Heifer & Champion AOB Non — Hunter Millican Grand Champion Angus Bull — Ben Forbes
Reserve Champion Angus Bull — Ben Forbes Grand Champion Angus Heifer — Regan Greene Reserve Champion Angus Heifer — Regan Greene
Grand Champion Hereford Bull — Morgan Thompson Grand Champion Hereford Heifer—Kinslee Pellerin Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer — Morgan Thompson
Grand Champion Santa Gertrudis Heifer — Caiden McDowell Reserve Champion Santa Gertrudis Heifer — Caiden McDowell Grand Champion AOB Brahman Inf. Bull—Caiden McDowell Grand Champion AOB Brahman Inf. Heifer — Caiden McDowell Grand Champion AOB Non Brahman Bull—Kinslee Pellerin Champion Jr Showman — Ben Forbes
Champion Intermediate Showman — Kinslee Pellerin Champion Sr Showman — Caiden McDowell

SWINE

Supreme Gilt & Champion Hampshire Gilt — Jett Kuehne
Grand Champion Market Hog — Jett Kuehne
Grand Champion Duroc Gilt—Jett Kuehne
Grand Champion Hampshire Gilt—Jett Kuehne
Champion Showman — Jett Kuehne

SHEEP

Grand Champion Market Lamb — Zoie Monroe Reserve Champion Market Lamb — Zoie Monroe Champion Showman — Zoie Monroe

GOATS

Supreme Goat & Champion % Doe — Samantha Vaughan
Grand Champion Fullblood Buck—Hunter Heinrich
Grand Champion Fullblood Doe—Hunter Heinrich
Reserve Champion Fullblood Doe — Garrett Cullen
Grand Champion Percentage Buck—Garrett Cullen
Reserve Champion Percentage Doe — Mason Millican
Grand Champion Commercial Doe — Garrett Cullen
Reserve Champion Commercial Doe — Samantha Bankston Grand Champion Pygmy Doe — Erin Jines
Champion Junior Showman — Saman- tha Vaughan
Champion Intermediate Showman — Garrett Cullen
Champion Senior Showman — Samantha Bankston

RABBITS

Best English Lop—Bobby Whitaker
Best Opposite—Bobby Whitaker
Best Hotot—Erin Jines
Best Opposite—Erin JInes
Best Lionhead—Sarah Israel
Best Opposite—Sarah Israel
Best Mini Rex—Bobby Whitaker
Best Opposite—Bobby Whitaker
Best Mini Lop—Sarah Israel
Best Opposite & Best in Show—Aili King
Best Silver—Sarah Israel
Best Opposite— Sarah Israel
Grand Champion American Class — Alex Miller
Reserve Champion American Class — Sarah Israel
Grand Champion Asiatic Class — Aili King
Reserve Champion Asiatic Class — Alex Miller
Grand Champion English Class — Alex Miller
Reserve Champion English Class — Alex Miller
Grand Champion Continental Class — Jillian Efferson
Reserve Champion Continental Class—Abigail Becnel
Grand Champion Mediterranean Class — Ben Forbes
Reserve Champion Mediterranean Class — Ben Forbes
Grand Champion All Other Standard Breeds — Jillian Efferson Reserve Champion All Other Standard Breeds—Bobby Whitaker Grand Champion All Other Comb Clean Legged — Erin Jines Reserve Champion All Other Comb Clean Legged—Jane Zaruba Grand Champion Feather Legged Class — Aili King
Reserve Champion Feather Legged Class — Aili King
Grand Champion Single Comb Clean Legged — Sarah Israel
Reserve Champion Single Comb Clean Legged — Alex Miller Grand Champion Rose Comb Clean Legged — Lexann York Reserve Champion Rose Comb Clean Legged — Lexann York Best Standard—Alex Miller
Best Bantam—Erin Jines
Best in Show—Erin Jines
Champion Junior Showman — Alex Miller

EBR 4-H’s Top Chefs…

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The EBR 4-H Cookery Contest was held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in conjunction with the Parish Livestock Show. We had LOTS of great dishes in a variety of categories. After much debate and careful tasting from our judges, we are proud to announce and congratulate our winners:

  • Poultry (Chicken) — Ambria Carley
  • Seafood (Shrimp) — Sarah Israel
  • Seafood (Fish — Ambria Carley
  • Seafood (Other) — Carley Manuel
  • Egg (Appetizer or Salad) — Abby McLeod
  • Egg (Main Dish) — Sarah Israel
  • Egg (Dessert) — Elena Singh
  • Sugar (Candy) — Caroline Losavio
  • Sugar (Cookies) — Adrianne Bunch
  • Sugar (Cakes) — Morgan Thompson
  • Sugar (Pies) — Maggie Perrien
  • Beef (Quick & Easy) — Annie LeBlanc
  • Beef (One Dish Meal) — Sarah Israel

These winners will now move on and compete at the Regional Cookery in Ponchatoula, LA on May 16, 2017. Congrats and best of luck!

Fun in the Sun! Summer Camps in 2017

Summer 2017 is sure to be one for the record books! Over these sunny months, 4-H has lots of different events going on for

you to participate in. Below are two great camping opportunities available to you. Think ahead and plan NOW…

4-H Summer Camp • Spots are Limited! REGISTER NOW!

Spots will fill quickly for 4-H Summer Camp, July 24– 28, 2017 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA. Registration is open to any 4th-6th grade 4-H’er, but is available on a first come first serve basis and spots are limited for East Baton Rouge Parish. The cost is $250.00 which includes a camp t-shirt, parish picture, transportation to and from camp, all meals, and

$20.00 to be spent at the Camp Store. If your child receives free or reduced lunch, they are eligible to receive a scholarship from the LSU AgCenter Chancellor reducing the cost to $190.00.

LOST Camp

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Attention 7th-8th graders – here’s a camp just for YOU! Join 4-H’ers from all 64 parishes in a quest to learn about different career choice opportunities through hands-on scientific learning and discovery while partaking in traditional camping activities. Louisiana Outdoors Science & Technology (LOST) Camp focuses on implementing the outdoors with science to achieve mastery through exploration and critical thinking.

LOST Camp will take place July 31– August 2, 2017 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA. In order to register for LOST Camp please contact Ms. Katie at the Parish Office. Registration will close Tuesday, May 30th.

News from Horse Club

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The next Horse Club meeting will be held on Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 PM at Central Perk. The monthly clinic will be Sunday, March 26 at 2 PM at Shady Park Arena. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Mrs. Katie.

Important Dates to remember:

  • April 1 — Possession Date | Grade Horse Forms Due
  • June 27-28 — District Horse Show • Amite, LA
  • July 8-12 — State Horse Show • Gonzales, LA

Scholarship Time for Seniors

Pic9jpgAlthough 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 March 6, 2017. If you submit your application online, please be sure to contact the 4-H Office to notify us. Scholarship forms can be found and downloaded at: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/kids_teens/4-h_members/scholarships awards

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!

Shooting Sports Club

Shooting Sports Club members, please be mindful of the upcoming practices and contests. Remember, all participants must have 8 practice hours to compete in the upcoming meets.

Here are some dates to remember:

  • March 4 — EBR Invitational Shoot
  • March 11—Ascension Invitational Shoot

The Regional Shoot will take place March 22—26, 2017 in the Ascension/West Baton Rouge Area. Only trained shooting sports participants are eligible for competition.

What contests are you interested in?

Here’s a list of some of the different contests that are available. If you don’t see something that interests you, contact us and let us help!


  • Agriculture Demo Team
  • Ag Products Demo
  • ATV Safety
  • Automotive Care, Safety & Driving
  • Career Prep 2012
  • Consumer Foods Judging
  • Dairy Cattle Judging
  • Dog Science Contest
  • Family and Consumer Science Demo
  • Fashion Revue, Ready to Wear
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture Demo – Use and Genera
  • Horticulture Judging
  • Meat Evaluation, Judging and ID
  • Next Food Starl
  • Nutrition Illustrated Talk Team Contests
  • Photography
  • Poultry Judging
  • Public Speaking
  • Soybean Illustrated Talk

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