February 4-H Chatterbox



4-H Calendar of Events

February 2021

1st – Golden Clover & Emerald Achievement Award App Due

7th – Shooting Sports Practice

13th -20th – State Livestock Show, Gonzales

15th – Co-op Leadership Conference Applications Due

16th – Mardi Gras Holiday

19th – 4-H Heart Smart Door Decorating Entries Due

22nd – Scott Truck & Tractor Scholarship Applications Due

22nd – Louisiana 4-H Scholarship Applications Due

24th – Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

26th - 4-H Career Exploration Camp, Alexandria

March 2021

1st - Horse Exhibitor Forms Due

4th – SET Club Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

7th - Parish Shooting Sports Competition

10th - 4-H Records Due

13th – Jr. Leadership Conference, Baton Rouge

15th - 21st - Southern Region Shooting Sports Match

24th – Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

29th – Virtual 4-H Achievement Day Entries Due

29th - Four-Wheeler Raffle Tickets & Monies Due

April 2021

1st - Horse Possession Deadline

4th - Easter

12th - 18th - State Shooting Sports Match

4-H Clover Kitchen

Join the spring 4-H Project Club: Clover Kitchen. Throughout February and March 4-H’ers that register, will receive 4 recipes to cook at home with your family! Ingredient list will be emailed on Fridays, just in time for weekend grocery shopping, along with a YouTube video link of 4-H and FCS Agents cooking the recipe. You can follow along with the video and cook up a great recipe for your family.

Join us in February for how to make a king cake and jambalaya at home! March will feature crawfish pies and white Easter egg cupcakes. There is no charge to join, you just need to register using the link below.

4-H Clover Kitchen Registration

4-H Horse Shows

The 4-H Horse Shows will be rapidly approaching, and now is the time to begin preparing for the Parish, District and State Horse Shows. Exhibitors must have possession of their horses prior to April 1, 2021.

All registered horses must be officially registered in the name of the 4-H club member or an immediate family member on or before April 1, 2021. To show a grade horse (non-registered horse), the 4-H’er must submit a certificate of ownership to the St. Landry 4-H Office by March 22, 2021. Grade horse certificates can be obtained from the 4-H Office.

Animals are not provided by 4-H. Families must purchase the animal(s) for 4-H’ers to show. Interested 4-H’ers should contact Megan Plattsmier at 337-948-0561 for more information.

4-H Is Heart Smart Door Decorating Campaign

February is National Heart Month. February 8-12, 2021 is “4-H Is Heart Smart” Door Decorating Week. 4-H clubs, that wish to participate, can decorate one door which captures the true sense of 4-H pride along with being “heart smart” (physical activity, eating right, stress management, avoid alcohol/tobacco/drugs, drink water). Be as creative as possible. Door decorations must be consistent with school rules and policy.

4-H clubs will submit their entry (1) by emailing a picture of the door to Lisa Benoit (lbenoit@agcenter.lsu.edu) by Friday, February 19, 2021. Winners will be chosen on the parish level.

4-H Record Book Time

Four-H Record Books are due at your March 4-H meeting or the Extension Office, Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

4th, 5th, & 6th Grades: 4-H members are to turn in their project books. If you have more than one project, put your books in a binder that will keep them together. Put your name, grade and school on the outside cover of your project book. Be sure to complete as many pages as you can. The story page is most important.

7th-12th: Submit 4-H Portfolio plus project books in a binder. Turn in your best effort.

Co-op Leadership Conference

Event has been canceled.

Junior Leader Meeting

The February meeting will be Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.

National 4-H Conference

There will be a forum on the future direction of 4-H. Sophomores can apply to represent Louisiana at this conference. Finalists will be interviewed in June during 4-H University. An application form must be completed by interested 4-H’ers. Applications can be obtained from a 4-H Agent.

Senior 4-H Scholarships

Scott Truck and Tractor Company is sponsoring one (1) $500.00 scholarship to one deserving senior 4-H member in St. Landry Parish. The recipient does not have to live on a farm. Applications and letter of recommendation from a school advisor must be submitted to the St. Landry Parish Extension Office by February 22, 2021 by those interested. An application can be obtained below.


Louisiana 4-H Foundation offers scholarships. Fill out a Louisiana 4-H Scholarship Application which can be obtained below.

Virtual 4-H Achievement Day

This event will be held virtually this year. All contest entries will need to be submitted by Monday, March 29, 2021. Video and picture submissions must be emailed to Lisa Benoit at the following email address: lbenoit@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Achievement Day Contests

  • Demonstration Contest – Submit a video or photo story with (1 or 2) 4-H’ers demonstrating anything that follows a step-by-step process and has an end product, 10 minutes or less.
  • Public Speaking Contest – Submit video of 4-H’er giving a speech on “Importance of Doing Service for Your Community”, 5 minutes or less.
  • Job Interview Contest – Submit video of 4-H’er interviewing for a job they can currently do at their age. 5 minutes or less. 4-H’er must dress in appropriate interview attire and must answer the following questions during the interview:
    1. Tell me about yourself.
    2. What job are you applying for and why?
    3. What would you consider to be your greatest strength and why?
    4. What would you consider to be your greatest weakness and why?
    5. What experiences/skills do you have that would prepare you for this job?
    6. How will you manage your school-work and other activities along with this job?
    7. Why should you deserve to get this job over someone else?
  • Talent Contest – Submit a video of one talent act. Can be individual or group of 4-H’ers. The performance must be 5 minutes or less. All acts should be family and age appropriate. Select from the following categories: Musical Instrument, Vocal Music, Dance, Other.
  • Exhibits – 4-H’ers can enter 1 exhibit in each category. Exhibits must be made individually (no group exhibits). Submit 2 photos of the exhibit (one of exhibit only and one of exhibit and 4-H’er together). Exhibit categories: Photography Poster, Recycled Art, Seed of the Month Project Poster.

2/17/2021 5:23:43 PM
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