4-H Has It All!

Amanda Simmons  |  8/4/2017 5:59:38 PM

“Focus on Photography, Bicycle Adventures, Lift Off, Micro Magicians, See Them Sprout, Play the Role”……can you believe these are 4-H projects that any 9-19 year old can participate in when they become a member of the largest youth organization in the world? That’s right, today’s 4-H has a different face than the one of years ago. Yes, if you’re a 4-H’er, you can still raise a goat, rabbit, cow, lamb, horse or pig, but 4-H is MUCH more than just livestock. We offer something for everyone!

The Lincoln Parish 4-H program has over 36 project choices for 4th-6th graders, 50 for 7th-8th graders and 55 for 9th-12th graders. Whether you are interested in electricity, leadership, money fundamentals, health & fitness, writing a resume, public speaking, dramatic arts, pets, home design, fashion, forestry, gardening, photography, camping, bugs, first aid, microwave cooking, bicycles, making puppets, being a good citizen or working on small engines, 4-H has something for YOU!

Lincoln Parish 4-H also offers project clubs for youth to become involved in to increase their mastery in a particular project area of interest to them. At present we offer a Horse Club, Livestock Club, Shooting Sports Shotgun Club, Shooting Sports Archery Club, Shooting Sports Hunting Skills Club, and a Jr. Leadership Club for 7th-12th grade.

Try this easy recipe from our “Micro Magicians” project book:

Cheesy Macaroni

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups uncooked macaroni noodles

2 cups hot water

8 ounces processed cheese, ½ inch cubes

¼ cup milk

Supplies:

Measuring cups

2-quart casserole dish with lid

Spoon

Directions:

  • Place macaroni and hot water in a microwavable 2-quart casserole dish. Cover with lid.
  • Microwave on High (100%) for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir.
  • Cover casserole dish with lid and microwave on High for 5 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  • Carefully drain the noodles. You may want an adult to help with this step. There will be a lot of steam, and hot steam can cause burns.
  • Return noodles to the casserole dish.
  • Add the cheese cubes and milk. Stir.
  • Cover casserole dish with lid and microwave on High for 3 minutes. Stir.
  • Remove from microwave and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Don’t worry if it looks runny, the macaroni will absorb the milk during the standing time.
  • Serve and enjoy!

OR try these tips from the “First Aid in Action” project book for Dog and Cat Bites:

*Look at the bite and make a decision about the treatment.

*If the bleeding is not heavy, wash the bite area with soap and water for five minutes.

*Dry the wound with a clean towel.

*If the wound is swollen, apply and ice/cold pack for 10 minutes.

Are you surprised that 4-H has so much to offer? The 4-H agent in the Lincoln Parish LSU AgCenter office, Amanda Simmons, is always available to discuss 4-H opportunities, just call 318-251-5134.

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