St. John Parish 4-H Clover Chronicle October 2012

Joseph Sylvain, Bock, Mariah

4-H Food Focus Workshop!

The workshop will be held on Oct. 16, 2012, 5 p.m.—6 p.m. at the 4-H Office, located in Edgard. Get the edge on the competition for the Food Focus Contest by learning some great tips in preparing tasty food dishes!!!

Announcing!!! 4-H Cookery Contest

The 4-H Food Focus Contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Laplace Elementary School. Registration starts at 12 noon. All entries must be in by 12:30 p.m. Judging will be from 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m. Please read all contest rules on the contest flyer. We look forward to your participation!!! Contest Flyer is attached.


4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The St. John Parish 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Get your pumpkins prepared!!

Upcoming Events

Oct. 4, 2012           United Way Golf Classic
Oct. 7-13, 2012      National 4-H Week
Oct. 16, 2012          Food Focus Workshop
Oct. 17, 2012          Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Oct. 27, 2012          4-H Cookery Contest

School Garden Project


A garden positively addresses six of the eight contributing factors to obesity identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gardening helps people learn about making better food choices, encourage physical activity, and lead to healthier environments at school, at home, and in the community. In efforts to promote and encourage 4-H’ers to make healthier food choices, St. John is encouraging schools to participate in the School Garden Project. If your school is interested in participating in the school garden project, please contact the St. John Parish 4-H Office. We look forward to seeing what you can grow!! Remember, gardens provide reason for people to come together and work towards greening our community!

4-H Livestock Project Attention Livestock Competitors!!

If you are interested in competing in the upcoming LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows, please be aware of the validation dates and guidelines listed below.

Beef and Dairy Commercial Heifers, Market Lambs, Commercial Ewes, Market Goats, and Commercial Does will be validated Nov. 5 thru Nov. 10, 2012. Nov. 10, 2012 will be the absolute last date to validate Commercial Beef and Dairy Heifers, Market Lambs, Commercial Ewes, Market Goats, and Commercial Does for the LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows. Market Hogs will be validated Nov. 26 thru Dec. 1, 2012. Dec. 1, 2012 will be the absolute last day to validate Market Hogs for the LSU Agcenter Livestock Show. * Exhibitors who have not previously completed the online Quality Assurance and Ethics certification, that is mandatory for each exhibitor to show, must complete this prior to entering the 2012 Show. The certification is located at Please print the certificate and submit it with the Livestock Show Entry Form.

Attention 4-H'ers!!

Attention 4-H’ers!! It is time to start thinking about the LSU AgCenter Junior Broiler Show. The Broiler project is a six week growing project in which 4-H’ers will raise, feed, clean, and show their live chickens. Judging will be on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. If you are interested in competing, you must complete and return the attached registration form to your 4-H Club Leader by Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The cost is 40 cents per chick, and you MUST purchase at least twenty (20) chicks to participate. Please turn in the money for chicks with the attached registration form. We are looking forward to your participation.

October 2012 News
10/9/2012 6:39:38 PM
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