In this article:
|2020 Junior Leadership Conference|
|4-H Beef Poster Contest|
|4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition|
|4-H Camp Registration Now Open|
|Ag Career Day|
|Cooperative Enterprise Leadership Conference|
|Feliciana Livestock Show Results|
|Healthy Living Spotlight|
|Teen Health Advocate Training|
The Louisiana State 4-H Executive Board is hosting the annual Junior Leadership Conference, March 13-15, 2020, at Camp Grant Walker. This conference is for 4-H’ers ages 14 and older. During this conference, you will be engaging in a hands-on track designed and implemented by your peers, meeting new people from across the state, and learning about ways to serve on state leadership boards. The total cost to attend is $90 and must be submitted to the 4-H Office by February 5, 2020. Transportation can be arranged, but it will be on your own.
Louisiana 4-H is hosting the 2019 Louisiana Beef Industry Council Beef Poster Contest. This contest encourages youth to learn more about the beef industry while promoting the beef industry nutrition and products.
This contest is open to all 4-H’ers, 4th-12th grades. Poster can be either done on a “22x28” poster board or digitally using Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Canva.Deadline to submit all poster is March 2, 2020. For more contest rules and regulations see file at the bottom of this newsletter
Writers put your story telling skills to the test and compete in the annual 4‑H Beekeeping Essay Competition. The 2020 essay topic is Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season.
Cash Prices and Plaques to 3 Top Winners: 1st Place - $100, 2nd Place - $75, 3rd Place - $50. Deadline to submit essay is March 2. For more contest rules and regulations see the file at the bottom of this newsletter.
The time has come to begin registering for 4-H Summer Camp! The camp is held at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, LA, approximately 20 miles north of Alexandria, LA. East Feliciana 4-H will be attending camp Monday June 8th – Friday June 12th, 2020.
4-H members in grades 4th-6th grade have the opportunity to attend camp this summer. The cost for camp is $225.00 per camper which includes lodging, meals, transportation, parish group picture and camp t-shirt. There are is a scholarship available at assist financially. A limited number of spots available, therefore spots will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis with a $75.00 nonrefundable deposit due February 14th, 2020. For an application and more information visit 4-H Events/Camps.
College can be expensive and 4-H would like to assist in furthering your education. Apply for a 4-H Scholarship today! In order to apply for a scholarship, you must be a graduating senior. Two scholarships are available, Scott Truck and Tractor & the Louisiana State 4-H Scholarship. Applications can be found at the bottom of this newsletter. Deadline to submit applications to the 4-H Office is February 28.
Join the Southeast and Southwest regions at the annual Ag Career Day, April 9th at the St. Gabriel Research Station. This opportunity is open to 8th through 12th graders. During the day, participants will participate in interactive, hands-on workshops that expose them to the various career options in the agriculture industry. Space is limited; therefore, spots will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The deadline to submit your application is March 16! Applications can be submitted by mail, email, or hand-delivery. For an application contact see file attached at the bottom of this newsletter.
Word of the Month: Caring
Caring is made up of two parts: a concern for others and a passion for an ideal, belief, or cause.
Here are some ways you can show that you care:
The Cooperative Enterprise Leadership Conference (formerly known as Co-Op Camp) will be held March 26 – 28, 2020, at Camp Grant Walker. During this conference, delegates will compete in teams to establish and manage their own cooperative businesses. In the process, 4-H’ers will have opportunities to sharpen their leadership, marketing, money & management skills with guidance from industry leaders. In addition, educational award trip & cash prizes will be presented to top business leaders! The cost for this conference is $50.00 and the registration fee is non-refundable. Registration is online and is the responsibility of the member. The deadline to submit your registration is February 14. For more information on how to register contact Mr. Xavier.
On January 17 and 18, several 4-H’ers competed at the annual Feliciana Jr. Livestock Show in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Congratulations to all exhibitors who competed on a job well done and represented East Feliciana 4-H. See below the results:
Put your gardening skills to the test and participate in the inaugural parish‑wide garden contest.
All Entry Forms are Due to the 4-H Office By February 3, 2020
For entry forms and more information contact Mr. Xavier
Strawberry & Yogurt Bites
Nutritional ValueCalories 62 Fat 0g Protein 5g Carbohydrates 12g Fiber 0g Sugar 12g Cholesterol 3mg Sodium 26mg Calcium 0% Iron 1%
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Come get equipped! Get energized! Participants will learn teaching skills, health content, and develop leadership capacity, while deepening mutual collaboration as teens and adults work and plan for change. Join teens and adults from across the state March 23rd, in Alexandria, LA for the annual T.H.A.T. (Teen Health Advocate Training). A minimum of one adult and two teens (9th-12th graders) per team is needed. The cost to attend is $25 per person and includes food and materials needed. The deadline to apply online is March 5. If you would like to contact Mr. Xavier