September 2021 - Clover Connection

1. Mental Health Corner

"“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start” – Nido Qubein

4-H Community Club

Are you participating in a homeschool program or attending a school outside the parish but reside within East Feliciana Parish and still want to participate in 4-H? Well, this club is for you! The East Feliciana 4-H Community Club is a monthly club where you can come and get the same experience as in-school clubs have. Our upcoming meeting will be:

September 13, 2021

6:00 p.m.

Redwood Baptist Church

5182 Hwy 412 E., Slaughter, LA

4-H Participation During the Summer

Although we are still living in a pandemic, 4-H continues to conduct programs and events for youth to participate in. Congratulations to the following individuals for participating in various contests and events throughout this summer.

4-H University

  • Olurotimi (Timi) Kinyomi Jr. - 2nd Place - Insect ID

Beef Poster Contest

  • Josie Sibille - 1st Place - Division 1

Garden Contest

  • Gage LeBlanc - 1st Place
  • Josie SIbille - 2nd Place

State 4-H Leadership Board

  • Olurotimi (Timi) Kinyomi Jr. - SET Board

4-H Pet Show

4-H members and Cloverbud members, are you a responsible pet owner? Consider participating in the annual Pet Show. This contest will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, beginning at 10:30 a.m. NO large livestock or snakes will be allowed to participate. The following classes will be offered:

  • Small Dogs (0-20 pounds)
  • Medium Dogs (21-40 pounds)
  • Large Dogs (over 40 pounds)
  • Cats
  • Birds
  • Fish, Amphibians & Reptiles
  • Rabbits Guinea Pigs, Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils, and other rodents
  • Unusual Pet (may be any domestic pet, not listed in any other category.) *NOTE: NO animals found in the wild are permitted, ex. alligators, squirrels, raccoons
  • I Wish Pet

For more information, visit our website

4-H Events

East Feliciana 4-H Project Clubs

We are always looking for ways to engage youth in finding their sparks, and what other way than through a variety of hands-on project clubs that are topic-specific. Project Clubs are open to enrolled 4-H youth in grades 4 through 12 grade. We want to expand our parish program by offering two (2) project clubs: Photography and Animal Science. If you are interested in participating in either, Please complete the interest form or contact Mr. Xavier.

Interest Form

East Feliciana 4-H/FFA Livestock

The 2020-2021 show season is upon us! Are you interested in participating in the 2021-22 East Feliciana 4-H and FFA Livestock Program? Check the important dates below, and should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Xavier.


Nov. 8, 2021 – Validation for Commercial Beef, Dairy, Ewe & Doe and Market Lam & Goat due to 4-H Office

Nov. 8, 2021 – Possession date for Beef, Dairy, Goat & Sheep

Nov. 15, 2021 – Possession date for Mini Cattle

Dec. 3, 2021 – Validation for Commercial & Market Hogs due to 4-H Office

Dec. 3, 2021 – Possession Dates for Breeding Swine

Dec. 3, 2021 – District Livestock Show Entry Forms Due to the 4-H Office

Complete the interest form online today and stay updated with information by visiting our Livestock website at

Interest Form

Fall Cookery Contest

Calling all inspired chefs! Participate in the Fall Cookery Contest. This contest will feature Bento, Ground Beef, Pecan, Sweet Potato, & Sugar. Dishes must be dropped off at the 4-H Office between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 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 website:

4-H Events

Find Your Spark

Do you know what your spark is? A spark can be something you are good at – a talent or skill, Something they care deeply about – such as the environment or serving their community, or a quality they know is special – caring for others or being a friend. A spark is something you are passionate about; it fires you up, gives you joy and energy, and is an essential part of who you are.

Join 4-H today to help find your spark! We offer programs in anything you can imagine. You do not have to own livestock to be a part; we have something for EVERYONE. Let us know what interests you, and we can help guide you to the right project.

Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leader Conference

Volunteers want to have the opportunity to network and meet other volunteers by registering for this year's Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leader Conference. This conference will take place Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021.

To receive conference updates, subscribe to the conference mailing list.

LA4H Volunteer Conference Subscription

Message from the 4-H Agent

Wow! Another year already? This past year hasn’t been the easiest for anyone, but rest assure, 4-H is here for you. 4-H is more than just a club; 4-H is a FAMILY! A family that stretches across every parish and county in the United States and across the oceans to many countries as well. The 2021-22 4-H Year will be a special one. One where we will continue to navigate together to ensure all members and volunteers are safe. There will be many things are planned throughout the year, so take advantage. Be a part of the East Feliciana 4-H Family today and FIND YOUR SPARK!

National 4-H Week: Find Your Spark

Join 4-H members, volunteers, and alumni from across the country to celebrate being a part of the nation's largest youth development organization during National 4-H Week, October 3rd – 9, 2021.

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

How will your school or club celebrate National 4-H Week? Be sure to let Mr. Xavier know. Be on the lookout for more parish-wide activities to celebrate.

Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Contest

4-H’ers gather your paintbrushes or carving knives and participate in the East Feliciana 4-H Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Contest.

This contest is open to all registered 4-H and Cloverbud members. And members can only submit one (1) painted pumpkin, or one (1) carved pumpkin.


  • Scariest
  • Animals
  • Characters
  • 4-H Spirit

All pumpkins must be dropped off at the 4-H Office on Saturday, Oct. 16, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., as judging will begin at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, visit our website

4-H Events

Stay Connected with 4-H

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.

Volunteer with 4-H

Volunteers are the heartbeat of any 4-H program; without them, we cannot offer as much as we do. As we prepare for the new 4-H year, we are soliciting caring adults to serve our program in various ways. Individuals can volunteer to serve as project leaders, provide transportation to 4-H events, assist with parish or school 4-H programs, and more. If you are interested in volunteering with us, complete the Online Volunteer Interest Form today.

Volunteer Interest Form

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