4-H Cajun Chronicles

4-H Bingo

All enrolled Terrebonne 4-H members are eligible to participate in the 4-H BINGO card contest. The first students to receive BINGO by January 28 will receive a prize and the first 5 who receive blackout by April 25 will also receive a prize. Below are the rules for the contest:

  • Completed BINGO cards must be submitted to the 4-H Office in-person (once we get a new office) or via email by the deadline to be eligible for a prize. Completed cards can be emailed to croger@agcenter.lsu.edu if we are still without an office.
  • To get BINGO, 4-H members should have completed all tasks on any full-line (up, down, left, right, diagonally). List the date of completion in the square and get your club leader and/or adult to sign off on the events they have witnessed you complete.
  • To get Blackout, 4-H members should have completed ALL activities on the entire card. List the date of completion in the square and get your club leader and/or adult to sign off on the events they have witnessed you complete.
  • Click on the link for a copy of the Bingo Card Terrebonne FOURH BINGO CARDSpdf

4-H Enrollment

Some schools have kicked off 4-H enrollment and some have not. It will be a little different for many schools. School club leaders are going to be distributing 4-H information to interested members at school. If your school has not already given out 4-H information, contact Mrs. Cherie (croger@agcenter.lsu.edu) to find out who is the club leader at your school and if your school has a 4-H program! If your school doesn’t have a school club, you can join 4-H as a member-at-large. Contact Mrs. Cherie to sign-up as a member-at-large.

4-H Meetings

We realize some schools may not be able to offer monthly 4-H meetings. For those members, we will offer a monthly virtual meeting. This will be an opportunity for 4-H members to tune in to a monthly 4-H meeting with the 4-H agents, Mrs. Cherie and Mr. Reed, to get updates, talk about upcoming 4-H opportunities, and participate in the monthly 4-H Healthy Living activity.

We will use Microsoft TEAMS for the first meeting. Any Terrebonne 4-H member can join our virtual meetings. You can access the virtual 4-H meeting through the info below or the link posted on lsuagcenter.com/terrebonne4h.

The November 4-H Virtual Meeting will be held November 10, 2021

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 225-614-2374,,621928845#United States, Baton Rouge

Phone Conference ID: 621 928 845#

If your school will hold a club meeting at school (virtually) the school leader will communicate that to the members. The 4-H Agents will join those meetings virtually.

Christmas Card Contest

Help us design a Christmas Card for the Terrebonne 4-H Office. Design a Christmas Card to represent Terrebonne 4-H.

  • Only one entry per 4-H member.
  • Cards should be a white 8 ½” x 11” sheet of paper (or construction paper) folded over.
  • The card may contain original artwork and/or a message on the outside and inside of the card.
  • May use crayons, color pencils, markers, paint, etc., but NO GLITTER, please.
  • Entries are due November 23, 2021.
  • Be creative and have fun.
  • Must portray a positive image of Terrebonne 4-H.
  • Must have the 4-H clover on the card.

Ribbons will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in elementary (4-6), middle (7-8), and high school (9-12) divisions. An overall winner will be selected for the office Christmas Card.

Submit your entry to Mrs. Cherie by sending a picture by email to croger@agcenter.lsu.edu. The subject of the email MUST read 2021 Terrebonne 4-H Christmas Card Contest. Include the following information in the email: member first and last name, school name, and grade. Make sure you receive a reply email from Mrs. Cherie to confirm your submission. We encourage you to donate your card to hospital patients, homebound, and the residents of local nursing homes after the contest.

Livestock Exhibitors

Please contact Mr. Reed at rhimel@agcenter.lsu.edu if you are interested in showing livestock (cows, goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chickens) in 4-H during this school year.

2022 LSU AgCenter State Livestock Show Breeding Animal Possession Dates.

November 8, 2021: Beef, Sheep, Goat, and Dairy Breeding.

November 15, 2021: Miniature Cattle

December 3, 2021: Swine Breeding

All Terrebonne 4-H members must be enrolled in the Terrebonne Livestock program by October 29, 2021. To enroll send an email to Mr. Reed and let him know what animals you will be showing this year.

Parish Show January 22, 2022

District Show February 3-5, 2022

State Show February 13-19, 2022

The 4-H Broiler Project

Interested in raising chickens for 4-H?

Join the 4-H Broiler Project!

Raising young meat-type chickens (broilers) is one of the most interesting and fun-filled activities a 4-H’er can experience.

Even though the 4-H Broiler Project is one of the most competitive projects among parish and state poultry contests, more and more Terrebonne Parish youth are discovering how easy it is – while learning the meaning of responsibility – the backbone of the 4-H program.

The project lasts for only 42 days. The chicks will arrive in January with the birds being ready for contests and market in February. The chicks are brought to Houma at one day of age. Once you have the chicks, all that is needed is space, feed, water, and care. Other expenses include feed, housing, and other equipment (heating and lighting).Broiler project order forms will be distributed at the November club meetings, or you can email Mr. Reed rhimel@agcenter.lsu.edu. The deadline to order the baby chicks is November 19, 2021.

Information about the Broiler Project and workshop dates will be given to those 4-H members who order 4-H chicks.

Click on the link for the 4-H Broiler Order Form: The 4H Broiler Project info and orderpdf

You BEE-LONG in 4-H!

Dear 4-H Parents, Members, and Leaders,

The past few years and the current months have been challenging to say the least. Just when we thought we were going to have a somewhat “normal” year, bam, Hurricane Ida. This year will be different. The 4-H office sustained significant damage from the storm, and we are currently waiting on a new office. With so many structures damaged in the parish, holding events will be difficult but we will do our best. Throughout the 4-H year, you will see two themes….4-H Builds and a BEE theme. Honeybees are social insects, important to our environment. What does that have to do with 4-H, you might ask? 4-H is a social organization. The leaders we grow in 4-H will hopefully be leaders within our community of Terrebonne Parish. The 4-H Builds theme falls in line with the challenges we have been facing within our community because of COVID and the Hurricane. We will be working on Re-building our enrollment, building true leaders, building future citizens, and building impacts within our community! Whether virtual or in-person, we will work on building our youth by using their Heads, Hands, and Hearts to “Make the Best, Better!”

All 4-H members can participate in Parish 4-H Events, Activities, and Contests throughout the year regardless of their project book chosen. Most of our project books were damaged in the storm, we cannot guarantee all project books listed on the enrollment card. Please remember that good conduct is important to 4-H, as we are leaders in the community.

We continue to have roadblocks due to COVID-19. The Terrebonne Parish 4-H program has made many adjustments to meet the needs of our members. It is important that you read the monthly newsletters carefully to stay current with changes. We want to assure you that we want to keep our members, and all involved with the 4-H program safe, but still have fun.

Our educational focus this year is Healthy Living. In each club meeting, the agents will conduct short lessons on a topic related to healthy living. We will celebrate 4-H Week in November, be on the look-out for additional information. We look forward to a fun filled year and cannot wait to meet all Terrebonne Parish 4-H members. It’s going to BEE a great year!

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture