September 2011

Casey Johnston  |  9/14/2011 1:06:26 AM

4-H Day at the Capitol
Twleve Caldwell Parish 4-H'ers travelled to Baton Rouge, La. on June 1, 2011 to participate in the 10th annual 4-H Day at the Capitol where they toured the state capitol with other 4-H club members from across the state and visited with Senator Neil Riser. Accompnaying them were volunteer leaders Clivette Scroggs and Judith McKee and agents Casey Johnston and Jim McCann.

4-H Camp
LSU AgCenter agents Casey Johnston and Jim McCann along with 50 Caldwell 4-H campers and Junior Leader Bobbie Butler attended the 2011 4-H Camp held at the Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock, La. Joining Caldwell for this week-long event were 4-H youth and adult volunteer leaders from Livingston, St. Helena, Washington, Terrebone, East Feliciana, Winn and LaFourche parishes. Youth were given the opportunity to engage in numerous hands-on activities in a variety of areas such as archery, dramatic arts, canoeing, swimming, cooking, all-terrain vehicle safety, arts and crafts, technology and outdoor skills. 4-H Camp is a learning experience that helps members appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, get along with others and appreciate people with different backgrounds and interests. Bobbie Butler attended camp as a camp counselor this summer. Thank you to this wonderful Junior Leader for providing leadership for the 4-H youth throughout the week. A special thank you to Scott Meredith for sponsoring some of our Caldwell parish 4-H youth and giving them the opportunity to attend 4-H Camp. 

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Northeast District Horse Show
Caldwell 4-H'ers Meredith Scroggs, Railey Ellerbe, Taylor Snow and Brooke Wise participated in the Northeast District Horse Show held at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La. on June 28 and 29. Meredith competed in the 13 and Under division winning first place and Grand Champion in Miniature Horse Geldings and placing first in Stake Race, first in Paint Horse Mares, second in Barrel Racing, sixth in Stock Horse Pleasure, seventh in Pole Bending and tenth in Western Showmanship. Railey competed in the 13 and Under division placing sixth in Barrel Racing. Taylor competed in the 13 and Under division winning first place and Grand Champion Quarter Horse Mare and placing first in Western Showmanship and first in Gelding Foaled in 2007 and Before. Brooke competed in the 14 and Over division placing second in Quarter Horse Mare Foaled in 2010, fourth in Pole Bending and sixth in Barrel Racing.

4-H University
LSU AgCenter agents Casey Johnston, Jim McCann and Cynthia Pilcher, adult volunteer leader Randi Harris and seven youth from Caldwell parish traveled to the LSU campus in June to participate in 4-H University. 4-H'ers Keva Powell, Jade Pilcher, Bobbie Butler, Ashton Pilcher, Trenton Harris, Adam Bruce and Cole Beckley competed in these contests during the three-day event: 4-H Has Talent, Fashion Revue Creative Choice, Child Development, Computer Simulation and All-terrain Vehicle Safety. Each 4-H'er did a great job representing Caldwell Parish in their contests. While at 4-H University, participants had the opportunity to experience life on the LSU campus as well as interact with 1,300 4-H'ers from across the state. Congratulations to Bobbie Butler for being elected to serve on the State 4-H Executive Board where she will represent the Northeast Region. We would like to recognize Jade Pilcher for winning first alternate in the Fashion Revue Creative Choice contest and Keva Powell for winning a blue ribbon in the 4-H Has Talent contest.

4-H Day with the Tigers
4-H Day with the Tigers will be Nov. 12, 2011, at Parker Coliseum on the LSU Campus in Baton Rouge, La. where the LSU Tigers will play Western Kentucky. Tickets are $26 each, cash or check and can be ordered from Sept. 12-16, 2011, at the Caldwell 4-H office located at 106 Jackson Street in Columbia, La. You must pay for the tickets when you place your order. A limited number of tickets will be available. If we are not able to purchase your tickets when tickets go on sale on Sept. 20, 2011, your money will be refunded.

Caldwell 4-H 2011-2012 Event Calendar
Sept. 17  Caldwell Beef and Goat Show - Lions Club Rodeo Arena, Columbia, La.
Sept. 21  4-H Volunteer Leader Forum - Rayville Civic Center, Rayville, La.

Oct. 3-7  National 4-H week
Oct. 8    Louisiana Art and Folk Festival (4-H mini-farm and children's tent) - Columbia, La.
Oct. 26-Nov. 12  State Fair Livestock Show - Shreveport, La.
Oct. 28  Leaf ID entries due

Nov. 9  Pre-registration deadline for Fall Foods Festival
Nov. 12  4-H Day with the Tigers, LSU vs. Western Kentucky - Parker Coliseum, LSU campus, Baton Rouge, La.
Nov. 14  Fall Foods Festival - Union Central elementary school
Nov. 29  Garments, shirts, Ready to Wear data forms due for Fashion Revue
Nov. 29  Modeling workshop - TBA

Dec. 5  Fashion Revue appearance judging - Grayson elementary school auditorium
Dec. 13  Photography contest entries due

Jan. 18  Pre-registration deadline for Communication and Career Day, including Ambassador Talks
Jan. 18-21  Ag Alley / Ag Expo - Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, La.
Jan. 21  Fashion Camp - Grant Walker Education Center, Pollock, La.
Jan. 30  Communication and Career Day - Union Central elementary school

Feb. 1  Dairy Billboard entries due
Feb. 1-4  Northeast District Livestock Show - Delhi, La.
Feb. 11-18  LSU State Livestock Show - Gonzalez, La.
Feb. 29  Beef Posters due

March 6  Area Cookery contest - Rayville Civic Center, Rayville, La.
March 9-11  State Junior Leader Conference - Grant Walker Educational Center, Pollock, La.
March 17-18  State Food and Fitness Camp - Grant Walker Educational Center, Pollock, La.
March 19  Pet Show - Caldwell Parish High School tennis court
March 30-April 1  TEAM Camp (for grades 7 and 8) - Grant Walker Educational Center, Pollock, La.

April 9  Records, 4-Star applications, scholarship applications due
April 14  Fishing Clinic - TBA
April 24  State Ambassador Talks - Parker Coliseum Complex, LSU campus, Baton Rouge, La.
April 30  4-H Awards Night - Caldwell Parish High School Fine Arts Building

June 6  4-H Day at the Capitol - Baton Rouge, La.
June 19-22  4-H University - LSU campus, Baton Rouge, La.
June 25-26  Northeast District Horse Show - Ike Hamilton Expo Center, West Monroe, La.

July TBA   LSU State Horse Show
July 23-27  4-H Camp (grades 4-6) - Grant Walker Educational Center, Pollock, La.

August TBA  LOST Camp (grades 7 and 8)  - Grant Walker Educational Center, Pollock, La.
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