4- Jr. Leader Meeting @ 4-H Office
6- “Sock It To Me” Collection Deadline
11- Sugar Cookery Contest Drop Off
22- 4-H Night w/ the Pelicans game ticket order deadline.
22-Jan 1- Asc Extension Office/4-H Office Closed for the Holidays!
4- Broiler Chick Pick Up
5- State Rabbit Possession Deadline
12- Demo Day – Start Preparing!
19- 4-H Night w/ the Pelicans Game
19- Stick Horse Rodeo
20- Ascension Parish Livestock Show
22- Commodity Cookery Drop Off
31-3- District Livestock Show
9- Grad Sr. Honor Cord Request Due
10-17- State Livestock Show
13- Mardi Gras- Office Closed
23- State Rabbit- All rabbits must be registered in Fair Entry by Today!
26- Beef / Wild Game Dish Drop Off
The Ascension 4-H Demo Day is coming up on Friday, January 12th, and it’s never too early to begin planning! The holidays make a great time to work on your Demo Day submissions! There will also be activity stations for our 4-H members to participate in while the judging and contests take place. The Demo Day event details, registration link, and rules for each contest are posted in the Demo Day Contest tab at www.lsuagcenter.com/ascension4h Here are the lists of contests offered:
Sew with Cotton, Dress Revue and Ready to Wear will be happening on Friday, January 12, 10:00am at Demo Day. Get those final stitches done on your apron, skirt, or jumper and be ready to show off your creation! Entry forms and rules are available to all 4-H members on the website.
Thanks for your support of the 9th Annual Ascension 4-H Foundation Sweet Potato and Pecan Fundraiser!! It was a success! With your help, we have sold 30,300 lbs. of sweet potatoes and 3,564 lbs. of pecan halves!! Our program would not be able to operate without this support from our members and the public purchasing these quality Louisiana products year after year! The money raised will help to support 4-H programming, end-of-the-year awards, and scholarships for camps & graduating seniors. Congratulations to Briggs H. (St. Amant P) for being out top seller for this year! The Top Selling club this year is St. Amant Primary!! Thank You!
Enrolled Ascension 4-H members are eligible to participate in the 4-H BINGO contest! The first 10 students to receive BLACKOUT by APRIL 15th will receive a prize. Cards are available for download in the “contest” section of our website. www.lsuagcenter.com/ascecnsion4h/ Full rules can also be found on our website.
We are super excited to get our third and final cookery contest for 2023 kicked off with the Sugar 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 completed dishes is December 11th 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 lsuagcenter.com/ascension4-H and will be posted on Facebook!
The Ascension Parish Livestock Show will be held at Lamar Dixon on January 19-20th! All livestock animals will arrive by 5pm Friday night, and we will kick off the show with our Annual Stick Horse Rodeo! All youth 11 and younger are encouraged to participate in the stick horse rodeo events, ranging from bucking stick horses to barrel racing and more! At $5.00 per event, registration for the stick horse events will kick off at 6 pm in Barn 8 at Lamar Dixon. There is no charge to watch! The judging of the livestock show will begin at 8 am Saturday morning. Come and stop on by!
NEW State Fashion DAY Camp- “Fashion & Beyond ON TOUR”
All 5th-12th graders interested in fashion,
may want to attend the LA State 4-H Fashion Day Camp Experience- “Fashion
& Beyond on Tour” to be held January 9, 2024 at the LSU Mini Farm. We
will bring Fashion to YOUR fingertips! This camp is put on by the Louisiana
State Fashion Leadership Board members. The 4-H Fashion Board would like
to invite you to come experience the "new" Fashion & Beyond On
Tour. You will get a closer look at all aspects of the fashion world, from
newspaper runways, color wheels, upcycling, fibers, to basic sewing
fundamentals. You will engage in multiple sessions of activities planned by the
fabulous fashion board. *Limit 50 per
location on a first-come-first-served basis.
Transportation is not provided.
For more information, please contact the office. Registration will open in 4-H
Online on December 1st.
Seniors- Honor Cords
Don’t forget to apply to get your Honor Cords
to wear while walking at your high school graduation! You have worked hard during your 4-H career
so wear your honor cord PROUDLY! Applications are available and must be
submitted online at Senior Honor Cords (lsuagcenter.com). It takes less than 5 minutes to
complete! Applications are due by
February 9th! The cords will be sent
to the Ascension Extension Office and given at Achievement Day (unless needed
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.
Junior Leadership Conference- 14y & Older
Come ride the waves of leadership development at this year’s
“Leadership in Paradise” Junior Leader Conference. The Junior Leadership Conference (JLC) is a
two-night camp at Camp Grant Walker designed specifically for high school
students aged 14 and older, spanning grades 8th-12th. Executive Board members
will lead sessions in four different subjects. JLC tracks are created to
provide participants with activities they can apply within their high school
communities. Camp will be held March 7-9, 2024.
Registration opens January 29, 2024 and closes
February 12, 2024. Ascension can send 6
members to the conference. The fee is
$90.00 and transportation is not provided, but we are willing to help
coordinate with the youth attending for carpooling and assistance, if needed.
Record Book Document
Last year was the first year of changes to the State record
book competition, so our Ascension Parish records competition has been update
to reflect the changes. 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 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!
4-H Night with the Pelicans
Enjoy a fun filled night with the New Orleans Pelicans and 4-H on January 19th! The Pelicans will be playing the Suns and tip off will be at 7:00pm. All tickets for this 4-H game need to be purchased by December 9th. Tickets and parking passes can be purchased on an individual basis or as a group order. There is a ton 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:
Parish that sells the most tickets each 4-H Member from that Parish will receive a New Orleans Pelicans Swag Item (given to parish Agent or designated adult at the game to give out to 4-H Members)