Beauregard Parish 4-H Clover Chatter; October 2020 Edition

Clover Chatter October 2020 Edition

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October 4 – 10, 2020

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Shooting Sports Activities

November 2020 shoot has been set for November 14th 8- Noon; watch for announcements on our Beauregard 4-H Shooting Sports facebook page: We will still hold parish wide Field days. The range location is Rowdy’s Range at 1541 Bertrand Road, DeRidder. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Set up will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. Directions to our facilities can be found at the Beauregard Shooting Sports Facebook page. At this activity, If you have safety glasses, bring them. We will provide all shooting equipment. We have decided to wave the registration fee of $50.00 for this school year, be prepared to fill out the registration forms upon arrival or you may. Zone Shoots will not take place this year. Be prepared to practice Social Distancing and bring a mask and hand sanitizer if you have it. Check Beauregard 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook page for schedule and updates.

Executive Council

The Executive Council will consist of 4-H members in the 8-12th grades. Clubs will nominate 2 -3 members to represent their Club in the Executive Council. These names including their qualifications must be submitted to Mrs. Lisa Johnson at by Monday, November 30, 2020.The Executive Council assist in planning and conducting our Annual 4-H Achievement Day as well as conducting other educational activities. It will be held the afternoon of December 8, 2020.It will take place at the Fairgrounds. This meeting will follow the Parish Junior Leader Meeting. More information will be provided to the Leaders and on our Facebook page. I believe that it is only fitting that since the past Achievement Day was cancelled and we had decorations, that we use the 2020 theme for Achievement Day. The Executive Council will work on preparing for the 2021 Achievement Day. The 2021 Achievement Day Theme will be “4-H Roundup”. Achievement Day is tentatively set for Wednesday, March 24, 2021.Record books are due February 25, 2021.

Junior Leader Club

We had our first Parish Junior Leadership Club meeting on Tuesday, October 6th.Officers were elected and service projects and meeting presentations discussed. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday, November 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds Open Pavilion. Remember we are practicing Social Distancing and wearing mask. Club is open to those 12-19 and membership dues are $20.Membership forms available at 4-H Office or meetings.

Livestock Show Dates

  • Entries Due Thursday, December 3, 2020.
  • Beauregard Livestock EXPO Monday, January 18, 2021 Tentative
  • Sale on January 22, 2021 Tentative
  • SW District Livestock Show, Feb 3-6, 2021 Tentative
  • LSU Show February 13th-20th, 2021 – Gonzales - Tentative
  • 2021 LSU Rule Book is posted on LSU AgCenter webpage

Possession and Validation Dates for LSU Livestock Show Animals:

Attention Livestock Exhibitors and Parents:

The LSU Show system requires that all Market and Commercial animals must be tagged and validated by that species possession date. Families are allowed to pick up tags and DNA envelopes and tag, pull DNA and validate animals at their home. Validation materials are currently available at the Beauregard 4-H Office for pick up. There will be a $7.00 fee for each animal validated. Any animal already validated for the 2020 State Fair of Louisiana may utilize the current ear tag I.D. that each animal has, but a new DNA Sample and nomination fee must be submitted by that particular species validation/possession date. All market and Commercial Animals must be tagged and validated by the possession date of that particular specie. Validation includes tagging, pulling DNA sample and turning in DNA envelope and payment of $7.00 by the possession date of that animal. Entry packets for the 2021 EXPO, Southwest District and LSU Shows will be available near Thanksgiving 2020.The tentative due date for these livestock entries is Thursday, December 3, 2020. Hard copies of the entry forms will be available at the Beauregard 4-H Office and on the Beauregard Junior Livestock Association website in Late November. The LSU Livestock Show rulebook should be available by visiting the LSU AgCenter/Beauregard website and the Beauregard Junior Livestock Association website and LSU AgCenter Website. Possession Dates Are: Market Steers …August 1, 2020, Meat Pen Rabbits Must own and Breed Doe on October 10, 2020; or after

Order Broiler Chicks from 4-H Office, must order and pay for at least 25 chicks by November 2, 2020.Beef, Dairy Breeding, Breeding Goats and Sheep, Breeding Rabbits, Market Goats and Lambs, Exhibition Birds, November 6, 2020.Miniature cattle November 13, 2020.Market and Swine Breeding December 4, 2020

2020 District Rabbit Show – Possession date December 1, 2020.Entries due January 3, 2021.

Attention: Parish and State broilers must be ordered and paid for by Monday, November 2nd.Send check or money order in the amount of $.50 per chick and the number of chicks ordered by this date. Make payable to Beauregard 4-H Foundation. Payment must be received before chicks will be ordered.

Annual Sweet Potato Sales

We will again conduct our annual Sweet Potato Sale. We will sell 10 pound boxes for $10 each. The orders must be received by Friday, November 6th.Orders must include the name of seller, complete payment and if the seller or purchaser will pick up the Potatoes. The delivery date for the Sweet Potatoes will be Tuesday, November 17, 2020.Order forms are available at the 4-H Office or through your club leader. This year the Beauregard 4-H Foundation will provide a Pizza Party for the Club that sells the most boxes of Sweet Potatoes. All sale proceeds will go to the Beauregard 4-H Foundation. Order forms and information to come.

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The Beauregard 4-H Facebook will post our Clover Chatter.

Goal Setting

Many times, we live our lives with little direction. Setting goals are an important part of life. We should focus on short term as well as long term goals. Short term goals can be accomplished easily and in a short period; in one week, or month. Short term goals could be such as reading 5 books within a month. Long term goals; one should aim to accomplish something in one year, 5 years, 10 years, or more. All goals, but especially long-term goals take time and some planning and possible adjustments along the way to reach those goals. A long-term goal may be learning to play the piano or obtaining a college degree. An important thing to do to help yourself reach a goal is to write it down, look at the written goal often and have support to help encourage and make one accountable. One who writes goals down is more apt to accomplish their goals. It is important to set goals. Goals can be set at any time and sometimes they change as we start working on them. You are never too young or old to set goals and working to complete them. Without goals, we don’t have things to help us stay focused. We know that this year has been out of the ordinary. Between Covid -19, and two storms, our lives have been affected. We may start with short term goals to accomplish what needs to be done by the end of the week and then refocus on long-term goals as we get through this time of recovery. The current 4-H Educational focus for the 2020-21 school year is Personal Development. One important aspect of Personal Development is for each of us to set, pursue and accomplish our own personal goals. We will focus on our personal development throughout our club year.

Character Really Does Count

Character is more than just words and feelings. Character is about all of our actions and should be a very important part of our everyday life. A person of good character must live it as well as say that they are a person of good character. The six (6) pillars of character are: Responsibility, Respect, Trustworthiness, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.4-H Strives to surround our educational focus around the six pillars of character. National Character Counts week is October 19- 23rd.

Engineering Field Day

We hope to hold an Engineering Field Day that will held on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Beauregard Fair Grounds Open Pavilion. This will depend on whether school is out for Veterans Day. It will start at 9:30 a.m. We will cover Life Skills activities such as servicing a car, learn about drones and build an item to take home. The cost will be $20 and will cover lunch and snacks. Please email our office or complete and return the form below by Monday, October 26th if you plan to attend. You may pay at the office or the day of the event. We do need preregistration to allow us to prepare for the event. You may preregister by accessing the Registration Form. You may register and pay the day of the event. Contact us at or 463-7006. More information will be posted with registration information.

2021 Parish Broiler Chicks

Time is flying by. Before we know it, our 2021 show season will be upon us. The Beauregard EXPO is set to take place on Monday, January 18, 2020.Those wishing to order and show parish broilers need to order their chicks by Monday, October 26, 2020.Cost of birds will be $.50 each. A minimum of 25 chicks need to be ordered. You may access the link below however, payment in check or money order made payable to Beauregard 4-H Foundation must be submitted to the Beauregard 4-H Office at 203 West Third Street or P.O. Box 609, DeRidder, LA. 70634. Tentative delivery date will be December 8th. State Show Chick orders may be made at the same time as ordering Parish chicks.

Beauregard Parish EXPO Broiler Order

No Fair T-Shirt Fundraiser

We are currently selling T-Shirts as a fundraiser noting that due to current circumstances the 2020 Beauregard Parish Fair will not be taking place. Proceeds will go to the Beauregard 4-H Foundation. You may order through the link below and email to use PayPal to pay or mail a check to the Beauregard 4-H Foundation at P.O. Box 609, DeRidder, LA. 70634.Two colors to choose from Teal and White.

No Fair! Beauregard Parish 2020 T-Shirt Fundraiser

Pet Show

Saturday, October 24, 2020, Beauregard Fair Grounds Open Pavilion

This year’s “Pet Show & Pet Photography Field Day” will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds in DeRidder. Achievement Day contests that will be covered are: Pet Care, Dog Care, Rabbits, and Pet Photography Photos. There will be educational activities covering the Achievement Day contests mentioned above. All 4-H’ers are welcome to attend, even if you do not have a pet or do not bring yours to the field day. Your club leader has more information or view our Beauregard 4-H Facebook Page.

Beauregard parish 4-H Pet Show

Please register through the link above. Cost is $5.00 for the event.

Pay at event.


Michael A. LaVergne
County Agent (4-H) (ES)
Beauregard Parish

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