February 2023 Jefferson Parish Clover Connection

AgMagic on the River 2023

AgMagic on the River logo with 3 animals on a field. With text

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. 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. This event will be open for families to attend on March 25, 2022. For more information, visit our website: https://bit.ly/3u9M3Ft

Volunteer with Us for AgMagic!

AgMagic is designed for youth in grades 3rd-6th. School groups from the New Orleans area will be visiting AgMagic on March 21, 22, 23, 24. On March 25 AgMagic will be open to the public. Volunteers are needed to serve as Exhibit Hosts. Volunteers will help facilitate the educational experience for youth and adults who visit AgMagic by presenting information to students and teachers at one of the stations at AgMagic.

Volunteers will be needed from 8:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. If you need to arrive after 9:00 A.M. or need to leave before 2:00 P.M. please make a note in the comments so we can accommodate your request.

Lunch will be provided for volunteers on weekdays. If you need additional information, please contact Lauren Faust Lfaust@agcenter.lsu.edu or 504-908-9711 call or text.

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans STEM FEST

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K-12 students, parents and teachers are invited to participate in STEM Fest on the Saints practice field. The hands-on educational event will feature live performances, interactive demonstrations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and Saints & Pelicans activities! If you order ahead, the price is only $15! Tickets can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/3I2xysz.

4-H Photo Contest Winner

Photo of a baby goat

The winner of the 4-H Photography Contest is Grace C. from the Westbank Community Club. Here is what she had to say about her photo: “There is always joy with my baby goat, Mickey. You can see it in every hop, skip, and jump he does from excitement. He loves to play tag. We’ll chase each other back and forth until he crashes for a nap in my arms. His bright smile brings joy to me every day!” The judges were impressed by Grace’s use of natural lighting and a unique angle that really stood out! Her winning photo is to the left. Congratulations!

4-H Summer Camp Prices and Dates!

4-H Summer Camp Logo that reads This year’s camp slogan is “Get Hooked on 4-H Camp” Campers will get to swim (in an Olympic size pool) and engage in canoeing, archery, volleyball, various sports activities, and dancing. In addition, campers will be able to choose to participate in one of the following educational tracks: water safety, food & fitness, outdoor adventures; science, engineering, and technology; hunter safety; arts & crafts, or Louisiana Wetlands. The dates are June 12th – June 15th and the price is $275 and includes transportation, meals during transportation, camp photo, and $20 store credit for souvenirs/snacks. Please call (504) 736-6519 for more information!

4-H Mental Health Retreat for 6th – 8th Grade

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Calling All Superheroes in Training!

Join the Louisiana 4-H Citizenship Board on a top-secret mission to conquer your inner villains. Journey through the valleys and mountains of feelings- the highs of joy, the lows of sadness, the raging rivers of anger, and much more. You'll experience it all in the Louisiana 4-H Mental Health Retreat sponsored by the State 4-H Citizenship Board.

Registration will open February 13, 2023, on 4-H Online under the title - Mental Health Retreat - presented by the State 4-H Citizenship Board.

Two event options to choose from:

  • March 20, 2023 – Natchitoches, LA (10:00am-3:00pm) Lunch will be provided
  • April 5, 2023 – Port Allen, LA (10:00am-3:00pm) Lunch will be provided

Registration Fee - $15 per person - This fee must be submitted to complete registration. If you are interested in attending, please email dhowell@agcenter.lsu.edu for instructions how to register.

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.

Notice:

As part of the LSU AgCenter’s Diversity initiative and in compliance with federal and state laws, all programs and activities of the LSU AgCenter are operated without discrimination on the basis of color, race, gender, national origin, age, political affiliation, veteran status, disability, marital status or religion.

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