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.
I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service, my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world.
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, Beef Main Dish, 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.
Contestants who have preregistered will enter only 3 servings of their dish along with 2 copies of their recipe. Servings should be separated and placed in individual containers with lids. Each serving must be in its own individual 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. the 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.
The Consumer Foods Judging Contest will still be a virtual contest for this year. 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 and/or vending machines based on factors such as health, cost, lifestyle, or other requirements in a given situation and give written reasons for rankings.
Entries for the 2021 Photography Contest are due in the 4-H office by Friday, December 17. Photographs must be taken by the 4-H member during the 2021 calendar year. Each category consists of 5 to 6 photographs, equally spaced on a 22-inch by 28-inch sheet of poster paper.
The 2022 Communication and Career Day will be held at Union Central Elementary on Monday, January 31. Communication and Career Day consists of Demonstrations and Career Preparation Interview. Demonstrations will have a time limit of 5 to 7 minutes and can be individual or a team of 2. Career Preparation Interview divisions are Grades 4 and 5, Grades 6 through 8, and Grades 9 through 12. Please preregister for Communication and Career Day Day by calling the 4-H office at 318-649-2663 by January 19.
Permanent magnets are objects with permanent magnetic fields, granting them forces of attraction and repulsion. Electric currents generate a magnetic field when passed through a conductor. Electromagnets are only magnetic when a current is being channeled by the object. You can build and test electromagnets to learn more about magnetic fields.
Have you ever wondered why some situations affect you differently than they affect others? Why getting a C on a test is "no big deal" for some, but life-altering for others? This has to do with resilience. Resilience is the ability to "bounce back" or to recover from difficulties, from change or a negative event. Maybe you have experienced setbacks and feel you are resilient. Maybe you aren't sure what this means. Resilience is a characteristic you can develop. If yours is a little low, don't worry. The following are some suggestions for recovering from setbacks: accept that change is a part of life; develop a positive attitude about yourself; take care of yourself; have a hopeful outlook; make connections with others; define goals. It also helps to create a list of coping strategies you can use to be resilient through a stressful situation.
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.