Ascension 4-H Clover Column - February 2022

Calendar of Events:


1- Commodity Ambassador Deadline

3-5- District Livestock Show

4- Sr. Scholarship Deadline for editing

7- State Rabbitry Show Entry Deadline

8- Deadline to order Pelican Game Tix

10- JLC Registration Due

15-22- State Livestock Show

17- Mardi Gras Fashion Show & Shirt Design Contest- 6pm, Office

21- Beef Cookery Drop-Off

25- Final Sr. Scholarship Deadline

25- Co-Op Conference Registration Due


1- Mardi Grad Holiday- Office Closed

4- 4-H Night with the Pelicans

5- State Rabbit Show

10-12- Jr. Leader Conference

14- Jr. Leader Meeting- 6pm, Office

15- Award Application Deadline

21- Seafood Cookery Drop Off

Summer Camp Dates:

June 21-24- 4-H University (8th-12th)

July 11-14- 4-H Summer Camp (4th-6th)

4-H Golden Clover Award &
Emerald Achievement Awards

The 4-H Golden Clover Award and Emerald Achievement Award in Louisiana gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and their parish. The object of the program is to encourage project growth and a broad program of 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and their parish. If you are active in your club or on a parish level, please consider applying.
Applications for these awards are due to the 4-H office on March 15, 2021.A club member may win the award only one time. Members in 6th-12th grades may be eligible to apply. Visit the awards section of our website to download an application.

Valentine’s for Veterans

Show the residents of the SE LA Veterans of War Home some love by creating a special Valentine card. Decorate the card with inspirational quotes and thanks for their service. Cards can be dropped off at the 4-H office until February 11th.

Jr. Leader Conference (JLC)- “Back to Leadership”

There is limited seating capacity for the “Back to Leadership” Junior Leadership Conference Experience. JLC is a high-quality, fun leadership camp, for members 14 and older, planned and put on by the Louisiana State 4-H Executive Board. If you are interested in increasing your leadership skills, service learning, teamwork, and networking with other 4-Hers from across the state then this is the camp for you! Different activities are being presented in the areas of team building, communication, responsibility, and leadership. Each parish is allowed to register 5 participants on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is a one-night event, and you can choose your date until spots are filled. Transportation will not be provided. Email to get information to reserve your spot. Deadline to register and receive a shirt is February 10th

4-H Night with the Pelicans

Join in the fun at 4-H Night with the Pelicans, March 4, Pelicans vs Utah Jazz. Tickets are on sale now! For an order form, please contact our office or visit packages include 4-H Night Pre-game access, t-shirt, some members will be selected for on-court experiences, and on-court post-game photos for groups of 10+.Don’t miss out on this highly discounted NBA experience! Order Deadline: February 8

4-H BINGO Contest!

Enrolled Ascension 4-H members are eligible to participate in the 4-H BINGO contest! We are now in the blackout phase of the contest! The first 5 members who receive blackout by April 25 will receive a prize.Cards are available for download in the “contest” section of our website. Full rules can also be found on our website. Good Luck!

Record Books

Be on the lookout to receive your project book/activity guides and portfolios this month, if you have not already received them! We have been bringing them to the schools for distribution. The digital portfolio and records sheet can be found at All members at large can stop by the office to pick up your books. Please call ahead to be sure someone is at the office. We plan to have our traditional record book contest again this year. Record books consist of a portfolio + project book/activity guide. Contest submission deadline TBA.

Graduating Seniors- Scholarships

Seniors, there are lots of scholarships out there for you through 4-H! By completing one application, you will be entered for a chance to win any of the state 4-H scholarships, the local State 4-H Foundation Scholarship, the Ascension 4-H Foundation scholarships, and the locally awarded Scott Tractor Foundation scholarship. Be sure you are in contact with the 4-H office so you are not missing out on these opportunities! We have money that we want to give away!!!

February 4th at 4:30 pm is the deadline for this scholarship application to be turned into the Extension Office for the agents to help with feedback and editing. The final submission deadline is February 25.Contact the office if you have not already received the application and it can be found on our website under awards/applications.

Beef Cookery Contest

Our second cookery contest of the new year will be here soon and it’s the Beef Cookery Contest! The Beef Cookery has three categories which are: One Dish Meal, Quick & Easy, and Low Calorie. The dish drop-off will be the Monday, February 21st from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm. All items need to be transported on ice, it’s proper food safety! Be sure to check the Facebook event page or the website for the most up-to-date contest rules that will be posted no later than February 3rd. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Stephanie or call the office!

Co-Op Conference

8th-12th graders will have the opportunity to sharpen their marketing and financial management skills as they compete in teams to build and manage their own cooperative business at the 2022 Cooperative Enterprise Teen Leadership Conference. The conference will take place at the Wesley Center in Woodworth La. from Thursday, March 24th- Saturday, March 26th. This event is generously sponsored by the Louisiana Council of Farmer Cooperatives. Students that are interested in business would benefit from this experience. To learn more about the cooperative business structure, check out the following link: Registration Deadline: February 25

Ag Career Day

Join in on the fun and “Discover the Possibilities” at the Agricultural Career Day hosted by the LSU AgCenter Sugar Research Station in St. Gabriel. Any 8th-12th grade 4-H member is invited to attend! We have 10 spots available on a first come, first served basis. Students can meet at the 4-H office and ride with the agents to attend. For a registration form and more information, please contact our office.

Achievement Day Service

Drum roll please….This year’s end of the year service project will be colleting Pop Tabs! Get your club and school on board to begin bringing in the tabs of any type of can… soup, soft drinks, energy drinks, etc. We are crossing our fingers that we will be able to host an Achievement Day this year, date TBA. In the meantime, we thought that we would announce our Achievement Day Service project that will take place regardless of whether we can meet or not. All of the proceeds of the sale of the metal pop tabs will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. The pop tab deadline will be end of April/early May. Exact date will be announced soon! There will be a friendly competition to see which club can collect the most pounds of pop tabs! Good luck!

Outdoor Adventures

Ready for an Adventure? We will be hosting monthly Outdoor Adventure meeting this spring! The first meeting will take place on Thursday, February 24 at 6pm in the 4-H Office! These meetings will cover different skills that can hep you on any Outdoor Adventure! Meetings will be geared toward Middle School, but any age is welcomed. To sign up for the February meeting, please contact the office.

Mardi Gras T-Shirt Design Contest

Express your Mardi Gras Mambo flare and create your own Mardi Gras shirt for the Annual Ascension 4-H Mardi Gras Shirt design contest. The contest will take place at the Mardi Gras Masquerade Fashion Show where you will learn to walk the runway and model your shirt! To participate in the Mardi Gras T-Shirt Design Contest you must wear your decorated Mardi Gras shirt to the Fashion Show on February 17th at 6 pm in the 4-H office. Please limit attendance to participants and 1-2 guests.

The contest rules/guidelines are:

A solid t-shirt of any color should be used by the 4-H member to create the shirt design.

All items must be permanently attached (to where they won’t easily fall off) hot glue, etc.

Be creative; Only one entry per person. Homemade

Must be age-appropriate.

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