Jana Bennett, Mcguire, Pamela K.
In the case of any changes to the State of Louisiana status with the COVID-19 pandemic, 4-H events and activities may be canceled in full, part, or converted to a virtual format if applicable. As with all 4-H events and activities we will continue to have the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, families, and employees as our priority.
Should you need an ADA accommodation to participate in Caldwell 4-H, please contact 4-H agent Jana Bennett at 318-649-2663.
Entries for the 2021 Leaf Identification Contest are due to the 4-H office on Friday, October 22. Members will submit a binder of 15 pages of leaves, one leaf per page, which have been collected during the current school year. Each leaf will be taped on a separate piece of construction or copy paper and identified using a pen or marker. Be specific when identifying leaves. For example, if a leaf is from a Southern Red Oak, write Southern Red Oak, not just Oak. Write your name, school and grade on the front cover of your binder. Entries submitted after October 22 will not be eligible for cash prizes. Contest divisions are grades 4 and 5, grades 6 through 8, and grades 9 through 12.
It's back! We will be having our Fall Foods Festival this year, but it will be different from the contest held in previous years in order to follow COVID protocols. The Quick and Easy Ground Beef, Main Dish Beef, Chicken, Egg, Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, and Sweet Potato categories are still the same. However, this year the cookery contest will be spread over three weeks with the commodity categories being separated and judged on three separate Mondays.
You must preregister for the cookery contest and Consumer Foods Judging by calling the 4-H office at 318-649-2663 stating your name, school, grade, dish category and if you will be participating in the Consumer Foods Judging Contest by Wednesday, October 20.
Contestants will enter only three servings of their dish along with two copies of their recipe. Servings should be separated and placed in individual containers with lids. Each serving must be in its own container and not in a plastic bag. Any sauces, condiments, crackers, chips, etc., need to be divided into individual portions, placed in a separate container, and included with the serving. Plastic bags are allowed for chips and crackers. Containers must be chilled (cold to the touch), on ice and transported in a hard case or Styrofoam ice chest with ice and will be dropped off at the 4-H office, 106 Jackson Street in Columbia from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Insulated totes or bags will not be allowed. Containers not properly chilled and in a hard cased or Styrofoam ice chest will be disqualified. Contestants must pick up their ice chests at the 4-H office from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. that same day.
Recipes must be submitted on the Recipe Form available at the 4-H office. Only 1 contest credit for Dish is allowed for the 2021-2022 4 Star Contest. Complete Fall Foods contest guidelines including dish requirements for each commodity are available at the 4-H office or the Contest page on this website.
The Consumer Foods Judging Contest will still be a virtual contest for this year. To participate, 4-H members must preregister by Wednesday, October 20. Members who have preregistered, will be contacted and given information on how to take the test. The Consumer Foods contest will be the same format as last year. Participants will rank classes of food items from restaurants, grocery stores, vending machines, based on factors such as health, cost, lifestyle, or other requirements in a given situation and give written reasons for rankings. To preregister for this contest, call the 4-H office at 318-649-2663.
Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object. These charges can build up on the surface of an object until they find a way to be released or discharged. The rubbing of certain materials against one another can transfer negative charges or electrons.
We all feel a variety of emotions throughout the day, week or month. Some emotions can be more challenging to manage than others, particularly emotions like sadness, anger, frustration, worry, and confusion. When we experience these emotions, we may act out in negative ways. Coping strategies are the skills and activities we do to help us feel better when we feel emotionally overwhelmed. We need to learn coping strategies to help us manage our emotions instead of acting out or doing things we might regret later. For example, sometimes if you feel mad, you might want to yell or say mean things. Instead, there are better activities you can do that will help you manage and control those strong emotions. It might help to take a walk, get a drink of water, ask for help, listen to music or just take a break.
Membership and participation in activities and events are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, veteran status or disability. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation for your participation, please contact us at 318-649-2663. The LSU AgCenter and LSU provide equal opportunities in programs and employment.