As in past years a special recognition program will be held at the 2021 Achievement Day. The idea is to Honor and Dedicate Achievement Day to an adult who has touched and improved the lives of 4-H youth in Beauregard Parish. Each club is encouraged to submit a possible honoree candidate. To nominate a deserving person, send the candidate’s name & a short resume’ (no more than 1 page) to the 4-H Office by the end of January 2021.
Don’t forget the first Shooting Sports activity on Nov. 14.The location for this activity will be at Rowdy’s Range at 1541 Bertrand Road in DeRidder. Directions on the Beauregard 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook page Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Should you have any questions, please contact Mike LaVergne at 463-7006 or Toby Leger 337-515-5346.Our estimated next shoot date is December 12th at Rowdy’s Range beginning at 8:00 a.m. Watch the Beauregard 4-H Shooting facebook page for announcements. We will register for regional contest in January.
Our Junior Leader Club is growing and has some of the largest participation in years and will be participating in many activities throughout the year. Our Junior Leader Club will be conducting its meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds. Contact the 4-H Office of Mrs. Lisa Duet with any questions you may have. Club Officers are: President – Cassidy Sweat; Vice President – Keelie Duet; Secretary –Allie Calcote; Treasurer – Karley Bailey; Reporter – Collin Nortman; Sergeant-at-Arms – Elaina Wisby; Photographer – Skylar Kinney and Committee Chair – Sierra Hoffpauir. Jr. Leader Group Announcements are coordinated through Facebook/Group Me.Meeting schedule may change due to basketball game schedules.
Due Monday, January 11, 2021 to the parish 4-H Office. The 4-H Junior Award of Excellence gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown active participation in the parish, area, and state 4-H activities. This award may only be received one time. Applications available in December. The basic requirements are:
Due Monday, January11, 2021 to the parish 4-H Office. The 4-H Emerald Achievement Award gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership in their club and parish. This award may only be received one time. Applications available in December. The basic requirements are:
Our Club educational focus is related to Personal Development. It is important to know who we are. This includes learning or knowing how to express our feelings, respecting our family and friends to develop trust and communication. As we mature, we should start asking ourselves “Who am I?” This is one of the most important periods of our lives where you will begin to understand yourself, your friends and family and the world around you. We are all born unique. This is what makes the world an interesting place.
Part of understanding our self is to understand and work out solutions for problems. We all solve problems every day, but most of us don’t ever stop to think what process we use to solve those problems. Without clear guidelines to solve problems, many individuals struggle to overcome obstacles. There are five simple steps to help solve problems.1 Define the problem; 2 Brainstorm solutions; 3 Pick a solution; 4 Implement the solution and 5 Review results.
Another important concerning Personal Development is Proper communication. We have all types of communication tools these days; however personal communication and greeting is very important. First impressions are valuable as we go through life. They are essential when meeting new people for the first time or for job interviews. Non-verbal communication is just as important as verbal. It’s important to smile, have good eye contact, have a firm handshake and have a good tone of voice. All above mentioned items are important aspects of Personal Development as we grow and mature.
The State 4-H Awards Committee has implemented an awards program that recognizes graduating seniors. The application process must be completed online. Please follow the two links to review the qualifications and the application. The deadline to submit the application online is Friday, January 29, 2021.2021 4-H Honor Cord qualification information and Honor Cord Application
For 4-H Seniors to receive the 4-H Honor Cord, they must:
Applications will be available in December.
The annual Co-Op youth conference is set for March 29-31, 2021 and the site is to be determined. Youth learn how Cooperatives work and have the opportunity to win monetary prizes. Cost for the event is $30 per person. It is open for youth in 8th – 12th grades to attend. For more information contact the Beauregard 4-H Office.
February 25-26, 2021
Camp Grant Walker
Open to 7th and 8th Graders only (Cost $70.00).Parish quota is approximately 6 4-H’ers.Contact the 4-H Office, 463-7006, by December 14, 2020. This camp is set up to allow youth to learn about and explore potential careers. Spots are very limited. More information will be provided in the December newsletter. More information will be distributed in December.
The 2021 Livestock show series is fast approaching. The livestock entry packets should be available online around Thanksgiving. All market and commercial gilts must be tagged and validated by December 4, 2020.Entries will be due in the 4-H office by December 3, 2020.Entries will need to include all animal information, signatures and copies of registration papers. There will not be a calf scramble this year due to Covid restrictions and no Rodeo being held. Due to Covid and Storms, Camper spots will not be available either. The Parish EXPO is set for Monday, January 18 and the sale on Friday, January 22nd.District show will be February 3-6, 2021 with some possible schedule changes. The state show is set for February 13-20, 2021. The State Show rule book is available on the LSU AgCenter website, but the show schedule is not complete or posted yet. Please make sure all required paperwork is complete and you acquire health papers on animals that you will show. Please contact the office if you do not find your livestock entry packet link by November 25th.Attention Pig Exhibitors: Each pig must be validated by December 4, 2020 and will be assessed a $7.00 fee. Additional entry fees will be assessed on any animal shown at the Beauregard EXPO that does not pass through the sale. Sale animals will be assessed a commission through the sale. Non sale Cattle, Hogs, Sheep and goats will pay a $20.00 fee and Rabbits and chickens will pay a $5.00 fee. For those who ordered parish Broilers, they will be in for pick up on December 8, 2020.
We had a few members participate in the state 4-H Pumpkin growing contest. Two finished by submitting records or a pumpkin for competition in October. We had one member win the Most Unique pumpkin in the contest with a green speckled Pumpkin. Congratulations to Jacob Gore. Members still have the opportunity to participate in the seed of the month activities. Seeds available at the 4-H Office.
Michael A. LaVergne
County Agent (4-H) (ES)
The LSU AgCenter provides equal opportunities and employment. Cooperative agencies: LSU AgCenter, Louisiana parish governing bodies and United State Department of Agriculture