March 2016 4-H Clovertalk

Shawn Zeringue, sparker  |  2/26/2016 6:39:30 PM

Super FUN Summer!

As the countdown to summer begins, make sure you mark your calendars to participate in one of these AWESOME opportunities. Loaded with fun-filled days and lots to do, you won’t want to miss out on being a part of this!

4-H Summer Camp

Attention all 4th-6th graders! Now is your chance to sign up for 4-H Summer Camp 2016! East Baton Rouge Parish will be attending summer camp at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, Louisiana June 6-10, 2016. Join us for five days of fun in the sun while exploring the outdoors, brewing up delicious treats, building rockets, wading in the creek, and setting the stage! If you are interested in attending, please contact Ms. Katie for registration forms and details. Camp is filled on a first come, first serve basis so reserve your spot now!

4-H University

Are you 13-18 years of age and interested in winning an all-expense paid trip? Well 4-H University is your best opportunity to do so! 4-H University is a 3 day experience on LSU’s campus where participants will train and compete in one of 30 contests. This year, 4-H U will be June 21-24, 2016. Your 4-H agents will help train and assist you in obtaining your highest level of competition. Those members not interested in competing can participate in Clover College. 4-H’ers also have the opportunity to stay in the dorms with participants from all over Louisiana, tour campus facilities, and dance the night away at the nightly dances!

If you are interested in attending, please contact the EBR 4-H Office as soon as possible so we can get you signed up. More information to follow!

NOT SURE WHAT YOU’RE INTERSTED IN?

Here’s a list of the different contests that are available for you to participate in:

4-H Has Talent

Agriculture Demo Team

Ag Products Demo

ATV Safety

Automotive Care, Safety, & Driving

Career Prep 2012

Dog Science Contest

Family and Consumer Science Demo

Fashion Revue, Ready to Wear

Fishing Sports

Forestry

Horticulture Demo – Use and General

Horticulture Judging

Meat Evaluation, Judging and ID

Next 4-H Food Star

Nutrition Illustrated Talk Team Contests

Outdoor Skills Triathlon

Photography

Poultry Judging

Public Speaking

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 March 14, 2016. All entries must be on a 11” x 14” 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 March 14, 2016. 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 Mr. Shawn!

News from Horse Club

The next Horse Club meeting will be held on Thursday, March 10 at 6:00 PM at the Shady Park Arena. The monthly clinic will be Sunday, March 20 at 4 PM. 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 12-16 — State Horse Show • Gonzales, LA

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 12 — Ascension Invitational Shoot

The Regional Shoot will take place April 6—10, 2016 in the Ascension/Baton Rouge Area. Only trained shooting sports participants are eligible for competition. Please contact Ms. Katie for registration information.

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club will have their last meeting of the year on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:00 PM. This meeting will showcase all of our exhibitors and successes over the past year. Please make every effort to attend. Reminder! This will be a pot luck event and every exhibitor is to bring a dish: main dish, side dish, or dessert. See you there!

Intersted in showing livestock?

Want to show livestock but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help!

EBR Parish is fortunate to have several different opportunities to enable 4-H members to have a livestock project. If you’re interested, please contact Mr. Shawn for additional information.

2016 Ag Magic

The LSU AgCenter is proud to present the 2016 Ag Magic Event to be held at the John M. Parker Coliseum on the LSU Baton Rouge Campus. The event will run from April 11– 15 for school tours and open April 16 & 17 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!

ATTENTION VOLUNTEERS!

This large-scale event requires many people to put on. If you’re interested in volunteering your time and efforts, please contact the EBR 4-H Office to get signed up. Various time slots are available and any help is welcomed.

This parish-wide community service project will run through March 31, 2016. 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!

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