LauraM. Brumbaugh, Guidry, Hope B.
4-H University was held on June 17-20, 2014 on Louisiana State University’s campus in Baton Rouge. Attending from St. Martin parish were 26 4-H members.
This was the 100th year for the event, where more than 1,500 Louisiana 4-H members and volunteer leaders converged on the LSU campus. Youth participated in either competitive or non-competitive educational events. This annual events allows for youth to engage in hands on learning opportunities, explore future careers, practice service to others and increase communication and teamwork skills.
There are 40 contests to compete in including 4-H Has Talent, Computer Simulation, Dog Care, Poultry Judging, Livestock Judging, Fashion Review, Sports Broadcasting and Outdoor Skills.
In addition to competing in a contest, members must attend educational activities during their free time. They could choose to tour among other things a dairy farm, a children’s ward of a hospital, or LSU athletic facilities.
Blue ribbons were handed out on June 19th as well to those who placed in their contests. Poultry Judging Winners from St. Martin Parish were:
State Winner High Point Individual: Jonathon Boudreaux, Poultry Judging
2nd Place Team: Jonathon Boudreaux, Miranda Kidder, and Maranda Wiltz, Poultry Judging Team
4th Place Individual: Maranda Wiltz, Poultry Judging
Jonathon Boudreaux who won high point individual will compete at the National Poultry Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky in the Fall on the Louisiana judging team.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture