St. John Parish 4-H Clover Chronicle September 2012

Joseph Sylvain, Bock, Mariah

4-H Day with the Tigers

The Annual 4-H Day with the Tigers is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 in Tiger Stadium versus Townson University. The tailgate will be held in Parker Coliseum starting at 9 a.m. The LSU Golden Girls will arrive at the coliseum at 10:30 a.m., and the Cheerleaders and Mascot will arrive at 2:30 p.m. There will be several games available for 4-H members in Parker Coliseum including the Rock Wall, Fishing, and Football along with over 100 door prizes for 4-H members. In addition, there will be food, water, and drinks. Tickets are $25.00 and are located in the East Upper Deck. All money for ordering tickets must be in no later than Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. No cash will be accepted. Please make checks or money orders payable to St. John 4-H Foundation.

Upcoming Events

September 19, 2012—Regional Volunteer and Leader Training

September 22, 2012—AgCenter Broiler Project

September 20, 2012—Volunteer and Leader Training

September 25, 2012—Officer Training/Club Planning

October 4, 2012—United Way Golf Classic

October 7-13, 2012—National 4-H Week

October 16, 2012—Food Focus Workshop

October 17, 2012—Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October 27, 2012—4-H Cookery Contest (Andouille Festival)

November 5-10, 2012— Beef & Dairy Commercial Heifers, Market Lambs, Commercial Ewes, Market Goats, & Commercial Does validated

November 26-December 1, 2012-Market Hogs validated

November 12-14, 2012—4-H Challenge Camp

4-H Food Focus Workshop

The workshop will be held on Oct. 16, 2012 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! Time to be announced.

4-H Food Focus Contest

The 4-H Food Focus Contest will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at the Andouille Festival. Registration starts at 12 noon. All entries must be in by 12:30 p.m. Judging will be from 1-3 p.m. Awards presentation will be at 3:30 p.m. in Kids Zone. Please read all contest rules on the contest flyer. We look forward to your participation!

4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The St. John Parish 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be judged Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. Get your pumpkins prepared! Pumpkins will be picked up from all schools on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 by 4:30 p.m.

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 an effort to promote and encourage 4-H’ers to make healthier food choices, the St. John 4-H program 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 at (985) 497-3261. We look forward to seeing what you can grow! Remember, gardens provide a positive 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 through 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 through 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 here. Please print the certificate and submit it with the Livestock Show Entry Form.

4-H Poultry Clinic

It is time to start thinking about the LSU AgCenter Broiler Project. A 4-H Poultry Clinic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at the Dewitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria. The clinic will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A flyer is attached. Topics to be covered include: caring for and showing exhibition poultry, health regulations for showing exhibition poultry, exhibition poultry showmanship, and one-on-one question and answer sessions. We hope you will come and learn about poultry.

September 2012 News
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