September 2020 - Clover Connection

4-H Cloverbud

The 4-H Cloverbud Program is open to youth in grades K thru 3rd that reside in East Feliciana Parish. This program's purpose is to foster the development of life skills that are essential to the growth of the child.

This year the focus of the Cloverbud Program will be Ag Literacy, and members will meet once a month.

Join our first meeting

September 16, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual – Microsoft TEAMS

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

4-H Community Club

4-H members who are homeschooled, attending school virtually, or are members-at-large are invited to attend the first club meeting of the year.

September 15, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual – Microsoft TEAMS

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

4-H Jr. Leaders Club

The East Feliciana 4-H Jr. Leaders is a youth leadership and service organization open to all East Feliciana 4-H members in grades 7th – 12th!

Jr. Leaders host monthly meetings in addition to conducting service projects, activities, and fundraisers, and so much more.

Join us for a first meeting

September 14, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Virtual – Microsoft TEAMS

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

4-H Participation During the Summer

During the summer, 4-H events across the state took a halt from traditional face-to-face to 100% virtual due to COVID-19, but that didn't stop 4-H members across the parish from participating and representing East Feliciana Parish.

Congratulations to the following individuals for participating in various contests and events this summer.

4-H University

  • Ashley Pugh – Blue Ribbon –Career Prep Interview
  • Folashade Kinyomi – Blue Ribbon –Public Speaking Cooperative

Beef Poster Contest

  • Bailee Brown – Blue Ribbon
  • Emma Hawkins – Blue Ribbon

Garden Contest

  • Jimmy Sibille – Winner

Virtual 4-H Camp

  • Cline Bendily
  • Kira Brewer
  • Brian Roose
  • Legend Vicknair


East Feliciana 4-H/FFA Livestock

The 2020-2019 show season is upon us! Although COVID-19 has thrown a curveball for many events and contests, we want to ensure you there will be a livestock show for exhibitors to exhibit their projects at; how the shows may be conducted and look like remains unknown due to various phrases.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Oct. 2, 2020 – Intent-to-Show Forms due to the 4-H Office *Can be scan and emailed back to my email xbell@agcenter.lsu.edu
  • Nov. 6, 2020 – Validation for Commercial Beef, Dairy, Ewe & Doe and Market Lam & Goat due to 4-H Office
  • Nov. 6, 2020 – Possession date for Beef, Dairy, Goat & Sheep
  • Nov. 13, 2020 – Possession date for Mini Cattle
  • Nov. 20, 2020 – Parish Livestock Show Entry Forms due to the 4-H Office
  • Dec. 4, 2020 – Validation for Commercial & Market Hogs due to 4-H Office
  • Dec. 4, 2020 – Possession Dates for Breeding Swine
  • Dec. 4, 2020 – District Livestock Show Entry Forms Due to the 4-H Office

Stay updated with information by visiting our Livestock website.


Explore Your Way With 4-H

Explore your way with East Feliciana 4-H by enrolling today! The 2020-2021 4-H year is here, and we do not want you to miss being a part of the family. 4‑H has something to offer for everyone. Whether you like being an engineer, raising livestock, promoting healthy living, or speaking in front of others, we have something for you. Access our enrollment forms online at https://bit.ly/About4H! Oh, yea, this year, we have two options for you to submit your enrollment form, traditional or virtually, the choice is yours. Visit https://bit.ly/About4H to learn more!


Fall Cookery Contest

Calling all inspired chefs! Participate in the Fall Cookery Contest. This contest will feature the following dishes Bento, Ground Beef, Pecan, Sugar, & Sweet Potato. Dishes must be dropped off at the 4-H Office between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9th, as judging will begin at 10:30 a.m.

This contest is open to both 4-H members and Cloverbud members. Members must follow the following rules, or they will be disqualified.

  • Members can only submit one dish per category
  • Dishes must be transported on ice and in an ice chest to the contest
  • Non-edible items are not to be presented as part of the dishes or as a garnish. Only edible items can be used as a garnish

For more information visit our Parish Events Page

Helping Those In Need

The East Feliciana 4-H Program will be collecting items to be donated to Cameron Parish in the wake of Hurricane Laura. We will be accepting donations at the 4-H Office until September 18th. See below a list of approved items to donate.

Air MattressDeodorantPlastic Totes
Ant PoisonDuct TapeSpray Bottles
Baby WipesFabulosoStaples
Barbed WireFace Mask
for mold
Strong Broom
BleachFence PostStrong Trash Bags
Body WipesGas CansT Posts
Bottled WaterGatoradeTarps
Bug SprayGlovesTire Plug Kits
Canned FoodIce ChestToilet Paper
ClaritinManual
Can Opener
Windex
Cleaning SuppliesNails and Tack
Board
Wire Cutters
Cooling TowelsNon-perishable
Snacks
Work Gloves
DampridOdobanZyrtec

Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leader Conference

Volunteers want to have the opportunity to network, brainstorm ideas, and meet other volunteers from across the nation, register for this year's Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leader Conference. Due to COVID-19, this year's conference has transitioned to a virtual format and will take place on October 9 – 10, 2020. Workshops will feature icebreakers, inclusion, fishing clubs, sewing projects, and so much more. Hear from volunteers who have led successful programs; learn skills to bring back to East Feliciana, and become re-energized.

Register Today

National 4-H Volunteer Conference

Volunteers join other 4-H Volunteers from across the nation at this year's National 4-H Volunteer Conference hosted by the 4-H Volunteers of the Southern States. Due to Covid-19, this year's conference has transitioned to a virtual format, which allows for you to participate anywhere! The conference will take place September 24 – 26, 2020.

The cost of the conference ranges from $10 to $30 depending on the incentives you wish to receive. To learn more and register for the conference, visit https://www.4hvcoss.com or contact Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leader Association President, Sarah Jones at jsjones1117@bellsouth.net.


National 4-H Week: #Opportunity4All

Join 4-H members, volunteers, and alumni from across the country celebrate being a part of the nation's largest youth development organization during National 4-H Week, October 4th – 10th.

This year's theme for National 4-H Week is #Opportunity4All. Talent is everywhere, but opportunities are not; therefore, we want to help make every kid's potential count.

4-H Activities for the Week:

4-H Spirit Day – Oct. 7th

Wear green or the 4-H Clover and share a picture. Show your 4-H Spirit

#Opportunity4All Poster Contest – Due Oct. 9th

Put your artistic abilities to work by creating a 4-H Poster using the theme, #Opportunity4All. Regular posters and digital posters can be submitted.


Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference

9th-12th grade 4-H members take join other 4-H’ers from across the south at this year’s Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC). Take advantage of this amazing opportunity and due to this being a multi-state conference it will be conducted virtually for your safety. The conference is FREE and will take place Sept. 24-26, and the deadline to register is Sept. 11 by 3:30 p.m. To register visit http://bit.ly/SRTLC2020.


Stay Connected With 4-H

The East Feliciana 4-H Program wants every family and community member to be informed about everything being offered. The only way we can do that is by communicating effectively to you.

The East Feliciana 4-H Program is active on the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Be sure to give us a like and follow us to stay up-to-date with information.

This year, our program has added text message reminders if families choose to receive them. These messages will remind you about upcoming deadlines, contests, and events. To receive the messages text the message @efel4h to the number 81010

Volunteer With 4-H

Volunteers are the heart of 4-H, and without them, we would not be able to offer as much as we do. Any parents, 4-H alumni, community leaders, or other adults who are interested in volunteering with 4-H projects or activities contact Mr. Xavier by email at xbell@agcenter.lsu.edu. No special talents, skills, or education are required, just your willingness to "Make the Best Better."


Welcome from the 4-H Agent

I want to take the time to personally welcome each of you to the East Feliciana 4-H program. 4-H is more than a club; it is a FAMILY; A family that extends across every parish in the State of Louisiana, every state in the United States, and many international countries.

COVID-19 has changed the way many of us conduct many things, but I want to ensure you that the 4‑H Program will keep the safety of everyone involved its #1 priority. This year we will use a variety of methods to conduct club meetings, contests, and events. Therefore, it is necessary to read the rules, and all information closely as many will have modifications due to current guidelines to keep each of us safe.

I am excited to have you this year and look forward to a wonderful year this year!

9/10/2020 1:58:37 AM
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