4-H University

When: June 20-23, 2017

Where: LSU Campus in Baton Rouge

Who: 4-H members 13 years old (before January 1) and older

How much: Varies by parish and housing

An opportunity to explore the world of sports, make a video and support military youth, investigate forensics, learn financial management, bring out the actor in you, be a fashion expert, test your healthy decision-making skills are all noncompetitive tracks offered at 4-H University in Clover College. A total of 7 hours of interactive and fun presentations on these topics. Presenters will include LSU faculty, LSU AgCenter faculty and special guests from around the state. It’s an opportunity to bring programs back to your home parish and communities. Contact your parish 4-H agent about opportunities in Clover College.

2017 Tracks:

Drones, Maps, and Apps! Oh My!
Exploring the World of Sports
Forensics: The First 48 (SET)
Health Professions 101: So Much More than Doctors and Nurses
Horsemanship 101
Lights, Camera, Action!
LSU Student Experience: Life in the College of Agriculture
Project Runway
Sound, Music, and Thinking Outside the Box
Tracking Toxins: Investigations in Environmental Science

Would you like to learn more about technology, sports broadcasting, career preparation, public speaking, Plant Science, Nutrition, or Fashion, then 4-H University contests is the place for you this summer. Over 40 contests are available for 4-H members to participate in during 4-H University week. All contest rules and eligibility are listed in this section, explore the rules and awards and call your parish 4-H agent to get involved. Your parish 4-H agent and volunteers will provide specific guidelines, training materials and opportunities in each contest. Each of the contests offers trips, prizes, or competition in national contests around the country.

2017 4-H Has Talentpdf

2017 Agriculture Demonstrationpdf

2017 ATV Safetypdf

2017 Automotive Care Safety and Drivingpdf

2017 Career Preparationpdf

2017 Child Developmentpdf

2017 Compact Tractorpdf

2017 Computer Simulationpdf

2017 Consumer Decision Makingpdf

2017 Consumer Foods Judgingpdf

2017 Dairy Judgingpdf

2017 Diesel Equipment Operationspdf

2017 Dog Science Contestpdf

2017 Entomology Demonstration Teampdf

2017 Family and Consumer Science Demonstrationpdf

2017 Fashion Revue - Casual Creative Choice Contest packetpdf

2017 Fashion - Designers Choice CONTEST Packet and Portfolio Combinedpdf

2017 Fashion - Ready to Wear CONTEST Rules and Packetpdf

2017 Fishing Sportspdf

2017 Forestry contestpdf

2017 Horticulture Usepdf

2017 Horticulture Demo - Generalpdf

2017 Horticulture Judgingpdf

2017 Insect IDpdf

2017 Louisiana Chefpdf

2017 Meat Evaluation Judging and IDpdf

2017 Next Healthy Food Starpdf

2017 Outdoor Skills Triathlonpdf

2017 Photographypdf

2017 Plant Sciencepdf

2017 Poultry Judgingpdf

2017 Public Speaking - any otherpdf

2017 Public Speaking - Cooperativespdf

2017 Solutions Unlimitedpdf

2017 Soybean Illustrated Talkpdf

2017 Sports Broadcastingpdf

2017 Teens Driving Teens to Safetypdf

2017 Wildlife Habitat Judgingpdf

A variety of educational programs are offered for all participants in contests during 4-H University. These programs are offered while 4-H members are not participating in their contests. All of the programs are interactive, ranging from exercises in bioengineering to a tour of LSU Athletic Facilities. Community Service programs are also offered as part of the educational programs including a visit to a local hospital, local nursing home, and pets. Contact your parish 4-H agent for more information on educational program opportunities for 4-H members.

If you are interested in applying for a state board, contact your local 4-H Agent.


The Louisiana 4-H State Leadership Boards assist with the development of educational programs that provide opportunites for advocacy, leadership, and youth voice on a statewide level.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in 4-H and classified in the 9th - 12th grade for the year that they serve. See the application for more details.

2017-2018 State Board Applicationpdf

Louisiana 4-H’ers will compete for best in the state in more than 40 events ranging from plant identification, photography and computer simulation to speechmaking and fashion design. In addition, almost 300 students will take part in the noncompetitive learning event called Clover College, which includes seven hours of instruction over the three days.

During 4-H U, participants will be introduced to aspects of life that college students experience on an everyday basis. Students will tour a working dairy, a biomedical center and athletic facilities. Students will also get to see how college students live during the week by residing in campus dormitories, eating at campus dining halls and even going through the rigors of scheduling classes.

4-H members who were 13 years old before January 1 are eligible to attend 4-H University to be held on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge. 4-H U gives you the opportunity to meet 4-H'ers from throughout the state and compete for trips and prizes through a variety of project-area contests.

For more information, contact your local parish 4-H agent.

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