St. John Parish 4-H Clover Chronicle October 2015


The 4-H Food Focus Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 at Central Library in Laplace on Hwy. 51 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. has been postponed and 4-H Cookery Contest on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at the Andouille Festival from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. has also been postponed. The reason for the postponement was because the information to be submitted to the Andouille Festival committee was not submitted in a timely manner.

This does not mean that there will not be a cookery contest. We have decided to have a Festivals of Foods Contest on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 from 8:00-12:00 noon with registration from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and judging starting at 9:30 a.m.

More information to follow as to the location and other events during the judging of the Festivals of Foods Contest.

4-H Day With The Tigers

Saturday, October 24th in Tiger Stadium. LSU Tigers vs. West Kentucky. Tailgating will be held in Parker Coliseum starting at 10:00 AM. There will be several activities available for 4-H members in Parker Coliseum with over 100 door prizes for 4-H members and food, water, and drinks. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANPORTATION AND PURCHASING TICKETS, which are $15.00 and are located in the East Upper Deck.


Upcoming Events

October 4-10, 2015 - National 4-H Week

October 24, 2015 - 4-H Day with the Tigers

October 27, 2015 - Pumpkin Decorating Contest

November 2, 2015 - Festival of Foods Contest Workshop

November 23, 2015 - Festival of Foods Contest

National 4-H Week!!!

Join 4-H'ers around the country in celebrating National 4-H Week during the week of Oct. 4-10, 2015. This week is set aside by the Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H Clubs in each state to focus attention on the value of 4-H. To celebrate this week, St. John 4-H is sponsoring a “Show Your 4-H Pride” Contest. We would like each 4-H club to create a display to put up at your school. Some of the things the judges will look for are: creativity, involvement of the 4-H’ers, if your display publicizes 4-H and originality. We want the community to see them, so be creative. We will award First, Second, and Third Place to each division (Elementary, High School). Judging will be held Friday, Oct. 9, 2015.

Other things that can be done to get the word out about 4-H!!! *Cover the school in clovers, *Newspaper Articles, *Cookies and Punch for fellow teachers, *Sweet Sales

4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The St. John Parish 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015. !!!Get your pumpkins prepared!!! Pumpkins will be judged at each school. Awards will be given out at each school the day of judging.

Save Our Wetlands Poster Contest!!!!

Louisiana is blessed with an abundance of natural resources. Our wetlands are one of them. One of the ways we can help conserve and restore our coastal wetlands is through education.

4-H club members should research wetlands conservation and create a poster to generate awareness of the issues that relate to our wet-lands and celebrate our culture. The guidelines for the contest are:

Poster must be an 11 x 14 white poster board. No foam boards. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than ½ “thick. Be sure to place your name, grade and school on the back of the poster in the upper right hand corner. Posters are due at November Club Meetings. Recognition and awards in the following divisions will be issued at the January 4-H Club Meeting. Elementary Division- 4th – 5th Grade, Middle School Division- 6th – 8th Grade and High School Division- 9th – 12th Grade.

!!!4-H Camp Grant Walker Needs Your Ideas!!!

!!! Announcing the “Catch-phrase for Camp” Contest!!!

What’s a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp? Send us your most creative ideas for a slogan -- in 7 words or less. To enable the campers once again to have more choice in the design of their t-shirts, illustrations must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. The contest is open to all 4-H Club members. The winning slogan will be one that is brief and “catchy”, capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp Grant Walker. The slogan will be used on all publicity for camp and on the camp T-shirt. The winner will receive a monetary award from the LAE 4-HA (La. Assoc. of Extension 4-H Agents).

Submissions must also include the following: 
Full name and age of person submitting the slogan
Parish/4-H Club
Complete mailing address Telephone number

Contest entries will be judged by the LAE4-HA Ways and Means Committee and the 4-H Camp Staff. After final selection, the winner will be notified and asked to sign a release for the slogan to be used in all publicity for the camp as well as on the T-shirt. Both the 4-H’er and parent/guardian must sign the release.

Deadline for receipt of entries is Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. Individuals may submit multiple entries which may be mailed together to the following address:

Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center
 3000 Highway 8 Pollock, LA 71467

Entries must be received by this date in order to be considered.


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 & Dairy Commercial Heifers, Market Lambs & Commercial Ewes, Market Goats & Commercial Does:

November 7, 2015
Must be validated by exhibitor and submitted to Parish LSU AgCenter Office on or by Nov. 7, 2015 @ 4:30pm. Nov. 7, 2015 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 & Commercial Hogs:

December 5, 2015
Must be validated by exhibitor and submitted to Parish LSU AgCenter Office on or by December 5th, 2015 @ 4:30pm. . December 5th, 2015 will be the absolute last date to validate Market and commercial Hogs for the LSU AgCenter Livestock Show.

Exhibitor Responsibility:
1. Animals must be in continuous possession of exhibitor from time of validation until the LSU AgCenter   State Livestock Show. See rules in 2016 LSU AgCenter State Show catalog or consult the livestock show manager for specific possession rules.

2. Exhibitors should request validation kits from agents and Ag teachers as per parish guidelines. Each parish LSU AgCenter 4-H office will supply validation kits to exhibitors upon request.

3. Validation will consist of ear tagging animal and pulling a hair sample; hair sample should be placed in a properly identified validation envelope for each animal validated. Validation envelope must be returned to local LSU AgCenter office with validation fee by specified deadline. The responsibility of tagging animals and collecting DNA/hair samples will be that of the exhibitor and/or parent. Agents/Ag Teachers MAY be present and can assist.

4. Animals previously tagged for the 2015 Louisiana State Fair may utilize the State Fair tag to complete LSU AgCenter State Show validations. All animals must be tagged with either an LSU Tag or State Fair tag to validate. (Separate DNA samples must be submitted to validate for LSU Show)

5. Animals must be validated in either the exhibitors name or in family name (Family consist of parents, legal guardians, brothers, and sisters.). When official entry forms are turned in at the parish level animals validated in family name must be entered in the name of the exhibitor that will show the animal at the District and State Livestock Shows

Hardship Statement

District and/or State Show manager must be notified within seven days after the validation deadline to be considered for a validation hardship. After contacting District and/or State Show Manager hardship forms must be immediately filed with supporting material and stating hardship. These hardships will be evaluated on a case by case basis by parish agent, district show manager, and state show manager. Only cases where it is determined to have been unavoidable will the exhibitor be allowed to validate. This decision will be final and not subject to appeal.

The certification is located at

Please print the certificate and submit it with the Livestock Show Entry form.

October 2015 News
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