October 2017 4-H Clovertalk

Andrea Hollister  |  10/5/2017 1:48:48 PM

2018 Official State Livestock Show T-Shirt Design Contest

WHO: 4-H Members (One entry per person and one person per entry)

WHAT: Help design the 2018 Official State Livestock Show T-Shirt sold at

district and state shows!

WHY: The winner of the design contest will have their artwork printed on the shirt, receive a free long or short sleeve State Livestock Show T-shirt, $25 cash, and recognition.

HOW: Get out your art set and use your skills to design the back of the Official Livestock show t-shirt. (If you have an idea for the t-shirt color include that as well with your submission.)

Colored designs should only include purple, green, gold, and white.

Submit your drawing in color to your EBRP 4-H agent, Andrea Hollister

ahollister@agcenter.lsu.edu by October 26, 2017.

4-H Camp Grant Walker Needs Your Ideas!

“Catch-phrase for Camp” Contest!

What’s a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp and Lost Camp? Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan -- in 7 words or less. To enable the campers once again to have more choice in the design of their T-shirts, illustrations must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. The contest is open to all 4-H Club members. The winning

slogan will be one that is brief and “catchy”, capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The slogan will be on all publicity for camp and on the camp T-shirt and the winner will receive a monetary award.

Think fast – the deadline is Tuesday, October 31, 2017!

Submissions must also include the following:

  • Full name and age of person submitting the slogan
  • Parish/4-H Club
  • Complete mailing address
  • Telephone number

The LAE4-HA Ways and Means Committee and the 4-H Camp Staff will judge contest entries. After final selection, we will notify the winners. In order for camp to use their slogan and picture to promote summer camp, as well as to use the slogan on our camp T-shirt, the winners will sign a release form. Both the 4-H’er and parent/guardian must sign the release form.

Deadline for receipt of 4-H Summer Camp and Lost Camp entries is Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Individuals may submit multiple entries and send together.

Please make sure to indicate whether you entry/entries is/are for 4-H Summer Camp or Lost Camp.

Mail all entries to the following address:

Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center

3000 Hwy. 8

Pollock, LA 71467

Backyard Buddies Club

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The EBRP Backyard Buddies Club will continue this year for those interested in a small animal project. While it will focus primarily on a Cloverbud and elementary level, all members are welcome. The first meeting will be Thursday October 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 11260 Joor Rd., Baton Rouge. For more information, please contact Mrs. Andrea.

EBRP is Shooting for Excellence

The EBRP 4-H Shooting Sports Club is ready to get started and welcome new members! Interested in joining Shooting Sports and not quite sure what it is? 4-H Shooting Sports is an activity for everyone — girls, boys, young and old, urban and rural. Participation is not limited by skill or physical abilities. The 4-H Shooting Sports is open to any 4-H youth between the ages of 9-19. The four shooting disciplines offered in East Baton Rouge Parish — archery, air pistol, air rifle, and shotgun — are taught by a National or State Certified Instructor.

The Mandatory Training Day will take place October 7th from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the 4-H property located at 8300 Comite Acres Drive in Baker. This training is MANDATORY for all new or previous members taking on a new discipline. First year members may only take part in one discipline. Please contact Mrs. Andrea with any questions at (225) 389-3055.

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair

Chicken Show: Saturday, October 28—Check-in 9:00-12 p.m., show starts at 12:00 p.m.

Rabbit Show: Saturday, October 28—Check-in 9:00– 10:00 a.m., show starts at 10:00 a.m.

Dairy Cattle Show: Sunday, October 30—Check-in by 12:30, show starts at 1:00 p.m.

Goat Show (Breeding & Market): Saturday, November 5—Check-in by 12:30 p.m.,

show starts at 1:00 p.m.

Beef Cattle Show: Sunday, November 6—Check-in by 12:30 p.m., show starts at 1:00 p.m.

Horse Club

The EBRP 4-H Horse Club is ready to gallop into a new year! We have an exciting year planned, full of workshops, trainings, and plenty ofHorsepnghands-on activities for our very own horse enthusiasts. The first monthly meeting will be held on November 7 at 6 p.m. at the Central Perk Coffee (6691 Sullivan Rd, Greenwell Springs). For more information contact the EBRP 4-H agent at (225) 389-3055.

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Gas Utility in Zachary. This project club is for anyone who is interested in raising and showing livestock. Our next meetings will be Oct 10 and Nov 14. For more information, please contact Mrs. Andrea.

National 4-H Week

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We know that 4-H youth are making extraordinary changes in their communities every day. Now it's time to share their faces with the world. Express your 4-H pride with this year’s theme, “#4-HGrown.” From October 1 - 7 post a picture of yourself and use “#4HGrown” when posting. Spread the Word of 4-H and show your pride!

Beyond social media, spread the word about National 4-H Week by hanging posters, notify your local newspapers and television news stations about the six million young people empowered by 4-H every day. Share what you do to make a difference and have fun! During the week, spread the word on social media, by tagging us in your posts, and use the hashtags:

#4HGrowsHere, #4HWeek, #LA4H, and #4HGrown.

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Paper Clover Fundraiser

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Tractor Supply Co. will once again host the Paper Clover Fundraiser at the Zachary location from October 4-15. This fundraiser helps support local and state wide 4-H Programs. Contributing is easy, just pay $1 for your clover when checking out at your next Tractor Supply Co. visit!

Support our Program

The EBRP Livestock Club will host a Jambalaya Sale on Saturday, October 14 at the Zachary Tractor Supply location. Food pick-up will be from 11:00-2:00pm. Plates will be $7 and orders can be placed by contacting Mrs. Andrea or purchased from a Livestock Club member.

Upcoming Camps and More

Throughout the year, 4-H hosts numerous camps and events open to any member interested. These camps range from different focuses with different topics. Please see the list below of upcoming camps that may interest you. If interested, please contact the 4-H Office by the appropriate date to register.

2018 FASHION CAMP

Fashion Camp will be held at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA on January 19-21, 2018. This camp focuses on 10-13 year olds. Deadline to register December 9. This year’s theme will be “Aloha Fashion Paradise”.

*Register with the 4-H office by December 1st. Cost to attend is $120.00 w/ t-shirt and meals included. SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED SO SIGN UP WITH THE 4-H OFFICE ASAP (225) 389-3055 or Ahollister@agcenter.lsu.edu

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