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Fall is a busy time to collect end of season seeds, add mulch to flower beds and prepare plants for the winter months ahead.
Congratulations to Lincoln Parish 4-H members for participating in the talent show. We are proud of all our talented youth.
Come join Lincoln Parish 4-H for fun time of making crafts and cookies for Christmas. There is limited spaces available and the deadline is December 3.
Lincoln Parish 4-H newsletter is the monthly newsletter with information about 4-H upcoming events, activities, competitions and due dates for 4-H members.
When buying plants, make sure to consider the plant hardiness zones. This will give the range of temperatures that are suited to our weather here.
Try to make time for family dinners, as it keeps everyone bonded and connected. It also helps to keep up with everyday activities.
The contacts listed on this page are provided as an informational service.
Show is Thurs, Oct. 11. All contestants must be enrolled in 4-H and register ahead of time. Deadline is Fri., Oct. 5 at La. Tech Howard Auditorium.
Use what you have to make your own compost pile, such as leaves, sticks, grass clippings, fruit waste and vegetable peelings.
4-H enrollment begins September, 2018, with numerous fun and educational events and activities for Lincoln Parish youth in grades 4-12.
September, 2017 will begin 4-H enrollment in Lincoln Parish schools. Fun activities and events are available for youth in grades 4-12.
With the beginning of school, things tend to get stressful and hectic in the mornings. Having a routine will help keep everyone calm and relaxed.
The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
4-H Summer Camp, 4-H University, awards and trips were a few activities 4-H'ers have been involved in this summer. Come be a part of Lincoln Parish 4-H!
Providing shelter, water and food sources for wildlife in your yard is possible with creative ideas. It can be a pleasant place to watch wildlife in your yard.
Lincoln Parish 4-H Hunting & Outdoor Skills offers a program for hunting ethics, survival skills, marksmanship, and identifying prey while hunting.
Join the next Master Gardener class which will begin August 22 and run through November 7. Call the LSU AgCenter for registration/information to sign up.
Native plants provide sources of pollen and nectar for insects and help our ecosystem. Plant natives in your garden and enjoy watching the bees and butterflies.
Don't wait until you see stickers in your yard to start doing anything about it. Now is the time to treat them before they start coming up.
Decide what vegetable plants you will be planting this spring and preparing the beds. Try several different varieties of plants to ensure good production.
Herbs can be planted in your garden to be used in a variety of home remedies, as well as adding to recipes. Many have been around for a very long time.
The Master Gardener Program is an educational and volunteer service that trains volunteers on horticulture topics.
Plants that are suitable to a specific climate makes a difference. A heat zone map will ensure your plants are suitable to the area before planting.
The best time to fertilize your spring lawn is after you have mowed 3-4 times to give the grass a chance to actively grow and late winter weeds are dying off.
There are so many different ways of working exercise into your daily routine. Just 30 minutes a day could increase your quality of life.
Lincoln 4-H held its 4-H Achievement Day, with over 300 people attending. Awards, contests and recognitions were presented for the 2017-18 school year.
Get your exercise by walking and enjoy the outdoors. Just a few minutes a day can make you feel better, lose weight and a healthier person all around.
Lincoln Parish 4-H Newsletter is the monthly newsletter with information about 4-H upcoming events, activities and competitions in Lincoln Parish.
Consuming just two 20-ounce sweet teas contain 360 calories a day, 2,520 calories a week or 150,040 calories a year, which is 42 extra pounds in a year.
It's the annual plant sale in Ruston, hosted by the Lincoln Parish Master Gardeners. Come out Saturday, April 7 and find some beautiful plants for your yard.
Registration begins February 19 for 4-H summer camp (Grades 4-6). Spaces limited. Call 318-251-5134 or come by the 4-H Office to sign up or for information.
The 4-H Advisory Council is made up of youth and adults in Lincoln Parish who are interested in brain-storming ideas to make 4-H even better.
Be sure and have your soil tested to guarantee the proper plant growth according to the recommended test results.
Health forms and Hold Harmless forms are needed for campers, adult volunteers and counselors to attend camps and to chaperone overnight events.
Do the environment and your yard a favor by starting a compose pile by using fallen leaves. This will improve your yard by adding valuable nutrients back into the soil.
Shooting Sports is available in Lincoln Parish to provide instruction and safety to youth. The program strives to enable young people, their parents and adult volunteers to become responsible, self-directed and productive members of society by getting involved in shooting sports and related activities.
This report provides information about funding sources, program highlights for the area and local issues that are being faced by the parish.
Anyone interested in learning more about plants, come to Lincoln Parish Library for free lunch hour seminars sponsored by Lincoln Parish Master Gardeners.
Tractor Supply in Ruston will host the 4-H Cookery Contest on December 2, 2017. Several categories to enter include beef, poultry, seafood, egg and wild game.
Each plant pruned must be considered individually and done during dormancy. Pruning is necessary to maintain a tree's shape and stimulates new growth.
It is important that you children have healthy snacks to refuel them between meals to avoid overeating at mealtime.
Winners from the parish 4-H talent contest advance to the State Fair contest. Prizes were awarded to winners at the 4-H pet show.
Lincoln Parish Talent Show will be Oct. 12, 2017 at Ruston High Auditorium. Deadline for registering is Oct. 9.
Grades 6-12 can join 4-H by filling out an enrollment card and returning it to your school or 4-H office at 307 N. Homer St., Ruston, LA.
With the beginning of the school year, 4-H enrollment will begin in September. Fun activities and programs are being planned this year for all 4-H youth in Lincoln Parish.
Getting rid of fire ants isn't as easy as one might think, but there are some things you can do to control them.
As summertime comes to an end, leave your yard and plants a little messy to encourage wildlife to have shelter, food, and nesting places.
Eating breakfast helps children function better in school, feeding body and mind. It also helps the attention span and concentration level.
Get your garden ready to plant for spring by cleaning plant beds and transplanting bulbs. Prime your fall garden for broccoli, cabbage and carrots and others.
Join 4-H in Lincoln Parish by submitting an enrollment card to your school or to the Lincoln Parish 4-H Office if you are in grades 4-5.
With the beginning of school, 4-H enrollment in the Lincoln Parish Schools will be available to students in 4th -12th grades.
There is something for everyone in 4-H. Meetings are held at Lincoln Parish schools and offer a wide variety of interests for all students.
The awards program for Lincoln Parish was a big success, with over 300 attending. Many were recognized by all the hard work they put in during the school year.
Growing your own herbs is better quality and convenience. You will have fresh herbs at hand when you need them for cooking and some herbs reseed each year.
A less stressful school year can be possible with some tips for getting ready for back to school.
The 4-H Clover Chat is the monthly newsletter for the 4-H program in Lincoln Parish with information about upcoming events, activities and competitions.
Microwave ovens can save lots of time but can also cause injury if not used properly. Learn the features of your microwave and important tips on proper usage.
Watching bumblebees is entertaining and provides a valuable service by pollinating our plants. Planting flowers is a way to improve the bumblebee survival.
Summer cooking class will begin June 20-22 at Trinity Methodist from 9-12.This class will teach students kitchen safety and how to prepare foods. Cost is $30.
Awards were presented to various individuals and school clubs as part of the annual Achievement Day recognition. Over 300 were in attendance for a fun day.
Enjoy activity of birds and butterflies in your garden by planting flowers that attract them. Several different plants will grow in the area for this purpose.
Parenting classes will be taught beginning in May at Lincoln Parish Extension office. Call 318-251-5134 to sign up.
Volunteers are a big help teaching students at area schools with school gardens. They have given their time and it could not happen without their help.
Leaders in the Grambling community have begun meetings to concentrate on becoming healthier and maintaining good health.
Gardening resolutions will help add to the beauty of your yard by experiment planting if you aren't sure if they will grow in a certain spot or not.
Don't let the gift buying add pressure to the holidays. Pick out a Christmas tree as a family and bring back fun by being together.
Visiting a Christmas tree farm is a fun way to choose your own tree and have family time together. Take some steps in caring for your tree so it lasts longer.
To enjoy your favorite camellia this season, try waxing your flower's bloom to preserve its beauty. This can be done through a simple process.
There are many ideas available for those gardeners on your Christmas list, from books to plant seeds.
Louisiana has lots of Christmas tree farms so you are sure to find that perfect tree for the holidays. With proper care you can extend the life of your tree.
Family members learned how to eat healthy by visiting five stations at Family Nutrition Night. The five stations showed hands-on activities for youth and parents where they investigated a component of nutrition.
Tourists to Louisiana are directed to destinations through hiking, golf, paddling, culinary and nature, which are just a very few. The tourism offices must publicize these designated trails in order to bring an interest to visit our state through these avenues.
October 4-10 will be celebrated as National 4-H Week in Lincoln Parish. We encourage your 4-H members and volunteers to recognize this annual event.
For your favorite spring flowers, you need to think about what you will plant and begin ordering and planting them in the fall.
Make extra dollars using items out of your own garden to sell at festivals or markets in the fall.
With more people visiting farms and having no knowledge of the dangers, safety issues are being created.
One of our Lincoln Parish 4-H'ers, Devin Rowland, was selected to attend the National 4-H Shooting Sports Youth Leadership Institute. As an Ambassador, he learned to develop leadership skills, public speaking, citizenship, community service, public relations and team building.
The phrase "Tough as Woodpecker Lips" was coined by my father-in-law, the voice of the Many Tiger football team, to describe the team's ability to produce under pressure. This same phrase can be used to describe the summertime plants.
Did you know clutter can slow you down? Here are tips for getting your home and time organized.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps feed the body and the brain. Breakfast is important because it gives the brain the energy it needs to function at its best.
End the summer by taking the family on a visit to learn how to ride a horse, local farms, wineries, or road-side stands to make memories for the whole family.
A great tool for shedding those extra pounds is MyPlate, which gives you food choices, eating tips, and exercise activities to accomplish this goal.
Agritourism is a good way to get the family together and provide an opportunity to explore summer jobs for the children.
North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners is very active in the area and they would like anyone interested in gardening to join their group.
Not only are tomatoes really delicious to eat, but they also serve as a good source of vitamins.
Knowing how to mow your lawn and proper watering will maintain a healthier and prettier yard.
Family Nutrition Night will be held at Head Start Child Development Center to learn the importance of healthy living.
Database makes business easier to connect with other farmers, ranchers, fisheries, buyers, restaurants and wineries.
With the summer vacations coming up, it is a good idea to plan some ways to make your trip more fun and less stressful.
Members of the Advisory Council of Lincoln Parish met to discuss present and future goals of the 4-H program, get ideas on how to improve the programs, and discuss educational needs.