7- Cattle, sheep, goat, & poultry show possession deadline
8-9- Challenge Camp
10- Day Camp Registration Due
13- Livestock Family Day
14- Jr. Leader Meeting @ 4-H Office
15-16- Sweet Potato & Pecan Fundraiser Pick-Ups
19- Wreath Decorating Workshop *New December Date*
22- LSU Police Outdoor Skills and ATV Day Camps
28- Poultry Cookery Contest Drop Off
29- Broiler Chick Order Deadline
30- Swine Possession Deadline
30- All Livestock Entries Due
6- Mesh Decorating Workshop
9- 4-H Night w/ the Pelicans game ticket order deadline.
12- Sugar Cookery Contest Drop Off
12- Jr. Leader Meeting @ 4-H Office
23-Jan 2- Asc Extension Office/4-H Office Closed for the Holidays!
6- 4-H Night w/ the Pelicans Game
13- Demo Day – Start Preparing!
20- Stick Horse Rodeo
21- Ascension Parish Livestock Show
30- Commodity Cookery Drop Off
Our Annual Ascension 4-H Sweet Potato & Bergeron’s Peeled Pecan halves fundraiser pickups are coming, just in time for the Holidays! These Louisiana freshly, grown products will be available at the 4-H Office on Nov. 15th & 16th. Orders can be picked up between 8:30 am and 5 pm. Orders not picked up after the 16th will be resold! This fundraiser benefits the Ascension 4-H Foundation and provides money for educational programs, awards, workshops, scholarships, and events. If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements for pickups, please call the 4-H Extension Office!
Hands to Larger Service!
November is Ascension 4-H’s canned food drive month! “Pledge your Hands to Larger Service” by donating and collecting canned or non-perishable food items at your school! See your club leader to organize a food drive OR help with an already existing food drive at your school! These items are especially important this time of year because it’s the season of giving! Commit to helping your neighbors!
November and December bring several different contest opportunities! The decorated cookie contest and the 4-H poster Contents (4-H, dairy or beef-themed posters)!Ask your club leaders for rules and deadlines for both of these competitions! After competing at school, your posters can also be submitted to the Demo Day Competition on January 13th!The Demo Day poster rules are posted on the Ascension 4-H Facebook page under the Demo Day Event. More detailed info on Demo Day to come next month!
4-H BINGO Contest!
Enrolled Ascension 4-H members are eligible to participate in the 4-H BINGO contest! The first 10 students to receive BINGO by December 16 will receive a prize. Cards can be picked up at our office, or will be available for download in the “contest” section of our website. www.lsuagcenter.com/ascecnsion4h/ Full rules can also be found on our website. Good Luck!
Cookery Contest- November- Poultry
We are super excited to get our second cookery contest kicked off with the Poultry Cookery! Be mindful all contests have had adjustments made so read the guidelines carefully! For each of our monthly contest entries, you will need to submit 2 copies of your recipe and 1-2 servings of your dish in a disposable container. You can earn extra points by submitting pictures of the before (ingredients), during preparation (action shots), and after (finished product) you have completed your dish and a short summary about your experience of cooking the dish. All of these extra components can be emailed to Mrs. Stephanie. The drop off day for your completed dish is on November 28th from 8 am to 5:30pm. From there, your entries will be judged by our volunteers. More detailed guidelines and explanations will be available soon on our website at www.lsuagcenter.com/ascecnsion4h/!
Cookery Contest- December- Sugar
Since there isn’t much time between the Poultry Contest and the Sugar Contest we are announcing both on this November Clover Column! Be mindful all contests have had adjustments made so please read the guidelines very carefully! For each of our monthly contest entries, you will need to submit 2 copies of your recipe and 1-2 servings of your dish in a disposable container. You can earn extra points by submitting pictures of the before (ingredients), during preparation (action shots), and after (finished product) you have completed your dish and a short summary about your experience of cooking the dish. All of these extra components can be emailed to Mrs. Stephanie. The drop off day for your completed dish is on December 12th from 8 am to 5:30pm. From there, your entries will be judged by our volunteers. More detailed guidelines and explanations will be available soon on our website at www.lsuagcenter.com/ascecnsion4h/!
November 7th- Possession deadline and market/commercial validations due for beef, dairy, sheep, exhibition poultry & goat
November 13th- Livestock Family Day and educational species clinics (Date Changed)
November 15th- Mini Beef possession deadline
November 30th- Possession Deadline and market/commercial validations due for swineNovember 30th- Entries and Fees due for rabbits, poultry, sheep, swine, goats, beef, & dairy
State Fashion Camp- “Spice it Up! ...with 4-H Fashion”
All 10-13-year-olds interested in fashion, may want to attend the LA State 4-H Fashion Camp- “Spice it Up!...with 4-H Fashion” to be held January 20-22, 2022 at Camp Grant Walker. This camp is put on by the Louisiana State Fashion Leadership Board members. The Fashion Board chose this theme to reflect their excitement about fashion and the attitude that the campers will adopt as they travel through the experiences at camp. In addition to basic sewing fundamentals, a few of the educational activities for campers include a sewing caddy, tote bag, a reading pillow, a community service project and more. You will return home with completed projects and ideas to host your own fashion workshop! Each parish is allowed to send a maximum of 2 youth and one Ascension adult leader is required. Transportation is not provided. Adult leaders will need to be screened and oriented before attending. Attendees will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis as space for camp is limited. For more information, please contact the office.
The deadline to register will be Wednesday, November 30th.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
Looking for a way to make a difference? Become a 4-H Volunteer! Volunteers are the heart of the Ascension Parish 4-H program. There are many roles and positions that provide important functions to help make 4-H programming successful on the school and parish levels. Individuals can volunteer to serve project leaders, provide transportation to 4-H events, assist with the parish or school 4-H programs, help with event setup/take down, clerical work, contest judges, and more. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please call the 4-H office. As a volunteer, you are supported by the insurance carried by LSU AgCenter for AgCenter events. You can enroll as a volunteer through the 4-H Online system mentioned previously in the newsletter.
Enjoy a fun filled night with the New Orleans Pelicans and 4-H on January 6th! Now we realize this is right when the kiddos go back to school, but there are only 3 Friday home games, the other dates fall during Mardi Gras and the State 4-H Livestock Show so this was the BEST option! The Pelicans will be playing the Brooklyn Nets and tip off will be at 7:30pm. All tickets for this 4-H game need to be purchased by December 9th. Tickets can be purchased on an individual basis or as a group order. Discounted parking is also available by contacting Denton.Hunter@Pelicans.com. There are tons more information so please check our website for the full details and all the extra things you can participate in for this event! www.lsuagcenter.com/ascension4h/ info under events.
What’s Included with each ticket purchase
There are changes to the State record book competition, so we will also update our Ascension Parish records competition. As you continue through the year, it’s important to keep track of all your activities and accomplishments to make submitting your record book easier in the spring. The NEW Record Book Document can be found at https://tinyurl.com/4hRBook . This new document must be used for the parish and state record book competitions, so please start transitioning your information now!!
Outdoor Skills Day Camp
In a joint effort of the LSU AgCenter and LSU Police Department, registration is open for Day Camp Opportunities being offered at LAMAR DIXON (location change!) on November 22. The camps are open to 10-14-year-old 4-H members in Ascension, EBR, and East Feliciana parishes. The camp's cost is $10.00. There is very LIMITED CAPACITY, so register in 4-H Online today. For more detailed information, please contact our office. The registration Deadline has been extended to November 10.
Option 1: Outdoor Skills Camp comprised of Air Rifle, Archery & Fishing. 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Option 2: ATV- Camp is full to capacity
Decorating with Mesh Workshop
Just in time for the holidays, you can learn how to create wreaths and other mesh decorations by making your own mesh teardrop hanger! The workshop is open to all 4-H members and will be held on December 6th, 4-6 pm at the LSU AgCenter Extension Office. You can use your skills to enter a wreath into our new Demo Day contest! (More info on this contest to come!) All materials will be provided. Please bring a pair of scissors. The workshop is limited to the first 20 students to sign-up. Registration will close on November 30th. To register, please scan the QR code & complete the online form.
State Shooting Sports Camp
The Shooting Sports Camp will be held December 16-18, 2022 in Pollock at Grant Walker Educational Facility. Transportation is not provided. The camp is open to 4-H Youth ages 9-13 years old. Participants will choose one of the following: Archery, Shotgun, .22 Rifle or Air Rifle/Air Pistol/BB (Combined). Parents and coaches are welcome to attend but it is not mandatory. Adults attending must be chaperoned and trained.(Please contact our office for info on this). The cost will be $100 per youth/per parent/per coach which will cover registration, lodging, meals, and a t-shirt. All youth will be required to bring their own equipment. All youth and adult participants need to register for the camp in 4-H Online by November 25.