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Louisiana 4-H'ers compete for best in the state in more than 40 events ranging from plant identification, photography and computer simulation to speechmaking and fashion design. In addition, almost 300 students will take part in the noncompetitive learning event called Clover College, which includes seven hours of instruction over the three days.

During 4-H U, participants will be introduced to aspects of life that college students experience on an everyday basis. Students will tour a working dairy, a biomedical center and athletic facilities. Students will also get to see how college students live during the week by residing in campus dormitories, eating at campus dining halls and even going through the rigors of scheduling classes.

4-H members who were 13 years old before January 1 are eligible to attend 4-H University to be held on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge. 4-H U gives you the opportunity to meet 4-H'ers from throughout the state and compete for trips and prizes through a variety of project-area contests.

Here is a list of contests:

4-H Has Talent
Agriculture Demonstration
ATV Safety
Automotive Care, Safety and Driving
Career Preparation Interview
Child Development
Compact Tractor
Computer Simulation
Consumer Decision Making
Consumer Foods Judging
Dairy Judging
Diesel Equipment Operations
Dog Science
Entomology Demonstration Team
Environmental Threat Resolution
Environmental Conservation Illustrated Talk
Family and Consumer Science Demonstration
Fashion Revue – Casual Wear
Fashion Revue – Creative Choice
Fashion Revue – Designer's Choice
Fashion Revue – Ready To Wear
Fishing Sports
Horticulture Demonstration – Use and General
Horticulture Judging
Insect ID
Louisiana Chef
Meat Evaluation, Judging and ID
The Next 4-H Food Star
Outdoor Skills Triathalon
Plant Science
Poultry Judging
Public Speaking – any other than cooperatives
Public Speaking – Cooperatives
Solutions Unlimited
Soybean Illustrated Talk
Sports Broadcasting Contest
Teens Driving Teens to Safety
Wildlife Habitat Judging Contest

An opportunity to explore the world of sports, make a video and support military youth, investigate forensics, learn financial management, bring out the actor in you, be a fashion expert, test your healthy decision-making skills are all noncompetitive tracks offered at 4-H University in Clover College. Presenters will include LSU faculty, LSU AgCenter faculty and special guests from around the state. It’s an opportunity to bring programs back to your home parish and communities. Contact your parish 4-H agent about opportunities in Clover College.

A variety of educational programs are offered for all participants in contests during 4-H University. These programs are offered while 4-H members are not participating in their contests. All of the programs are interactive, ranging from exercises in bioengineering to a tour of LSU Athletic Facilities. Community Service programs are also offered as part of the educational programs including a visit to a local hospital, local nursing home, and pets. Contact your parish 4-H agent for more information on educational program opportunities for 4-H members.

For more information, contact your local parish 4-H agent.

1/9/2007 12:04:42 AM
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