February 2022 Jefferson Parish Clover Connection

Bicycle Rodeo!


Get ready to roll for our Bicylce Rodeo on February 19, 2022! Jefferson Parish 4-H is proud to partner with Bike Easy for a fun and educational event for your child. This is a great opportunity for your 4th – 12th grader to learn bicycle safety and maintenance. Afterwards, they will given a guided tour of the LSU AgCenter Demonstration Garden at LaSalle park and make fruit smoothies with our Blender Bike. We hope to see you and your family there! To register, find the registration form here: https://bit.ly/3nAKvjO or scan the QR code. The registration deadline is February 11, 2022.

Ribbon Winners!


The results are in from the Jefferson Parish 4-H Cooking Contest! Here are the members who earned a ribbon. Download the newsletter above for final placings. Thank you all so much for participating. And a very big thank you to all of our judges and volunteers: Gavin House, Elizabeth Pazzaro, Dasher Egger, Beth Gambel, Gabriel Lococo, and Lou Oschmann. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Blue Ribbon (90+ points): Mitchell T Dokes III, KK Gross

Red Ribbon (80 – 89 points): Jac Gross, Sophie Chaisson, Ella Matherne, Carolyne Hill

White Ribbon (70 – 79 points): KK Gross, John Gross, Carolyne Hill, Ella Matherne

And a big shoutout to Jac Gross for her Commodity Ambassador entry! We enjoyed hearing your commodity talk about eggs and are so proud of you!

AgMagic on the River 2022!


Mark your calendars and join us at AgMagic on the River for this one-of-a-kind event at Docville Farm 5124 East St. Bernard Highway, Violet, LA. Do you think food, clothing, lumber and other products only come from a store? Come to AgMagic on the River and see and learn where your food and fiber really comes from! Docville Farm will be transformed this spring to show "AgMagic", which will take children and adults through a journey of Louisiana agriculture and economically beneficial commodities they use every day. The AgMagic on the River experience will be an interactive, visually stimulating environment that will link food and fiber products we use every day to the forests, field crops and livestock produced by Louisiana farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. Featured crops will be displayed in various stages of development, and the importance of interaction between agriculture, the environment, and society at large will be highlighted. For more information, visit our website: https://bit.ly/3u9M3Ft

Youth Service Project Grant Opportunity


If you have an idea for a service project, this is a wonderful opportunity for you! Youth Service America (YSA) is searching for Heartwarming Young Heroes with creative ideas to foster meaningful connections, promote inclusion, and teach empathy. With support from Hershey’s Heartwarming Project, YSA will award up to $50,000 in grants for youth-led service projects and community-building activities during Global Youth Service Day (April 29 – May 1, 2022). All youth ages 5-25 in the United States are eligible to apply. You can apply at https://ysa.org/grants/hershey/.

4-H Night with the Pelicans!


Calling all basketball fans! Here’s your chance to watch a Pelicans game with other 4-H members around the state! 4-H Night with the Pelicans will take place on March 4, 2022. Activities include an exclusive 4-H pre-game party, t-shirt, and a post game photo if you can get 10 or more members of your 4-H club to register. To purchase tickets, you can either submit an order form on our website https://bit.ly/3F4TaRk or you can order online at https://pels.group/4HNight. The deadline is Febuary 11, 2022. We hope to see you and your family there!

2022 JLC Registration


We are excited to announce details for this year’s Junior Leader Conference. JLC will be a one night camp held at Camp Grant Walker on March 10-11 and repeated on March 11-12. Participants will be able to choose which dates to attend. Registration closes on February 11, 2022. This year’s theme is “Back To Leadership” and includes sessions such as “Talking to the Past” and “Today’s Voices, Tomorrow’s Futures. If you will like to participate, you must enroll in our new online enrollment system 4-H Online. For how to register to 4-H Online, please visit: https://lsuagcenter.com/4hconnect.

Jefferson Parish 4-H Contact Info

Have questions about 4-H? Contact your local 4-H agent Heather Egger at hegger@agcenter.lsu.edu or Dillon Howell at dhowell@agcenter.lsu.edu. If you’d like to talk over the phone, you can call the office number (504) 736-6519. We are open from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM. You can visit our website at https://lsuagcenter.com/jefferson4h or find us on Facebook at https://www.fb.com/JeffersonParish4H/.

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations due to a disability in order to participate in our activities, please notify the 4-H office @504-736-6519 at least 48 hrs. prior to the event.

**For overnight events and camps, please notify the 4-H Office at least 2 weeks in advance.


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