November 4-H Newsletter-LaSalle Parish

LaSalle 4-H November Calendar


2 Sweet Potato Orders due
6 Market and Commercial Animal Possession deadline
9 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.-Courthouse
13 Mini Cattle Possession deadline
17 Water Rocket Registration deadline
20 Broiler Chick Orders due
24 Water Rocket Workshop, Jena Community Center
25 Shooting Sports Registration deadline


4 Market and Commercial Hog Possession date
4 4-H Enrollment Deadline
14 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.-Courthouse


4 Shooting Sports Shirt Design due
5 Broiler Order pick-up
11 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
12 SET Workshop Registration due
19 Winter Cookery Contest??
21 SET Workshop, Courthouse
26 Senior Honor Cords due
28 Emerald & Golden Awards due


4-H Water Rocket Workshop

Pre-register before November 17, 2020

Science, Engineering and Technology Clubs or SET is a way for 4-H’ers to explore the mathematics and physics of the world around them and apply what you have been learning in math and science class in a fun and exciting way.

Members will need to supply three (3) empty 2-Liter Coke bottles for the workshop & a Face Covering!.

Workshop is slated for Tuesday, November 24, 2020.We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last tentatively till 2:00 p.m. at the Jena Fair Barn (Community Center). Act fast, this will be limited to the first 20 members in 4 -7 grades.
Registration for the event is $10. Lunch will be provided. Deadline to register is November 17.

Workshop registration flyer is available to members at the club meeting, 4-H Office, or visit our Facebook page at LaSalle Parish 4-H!

4-H SET Workshop

Pre-register before January 12, 2021
Science, Engineering and Technology Workshop for 4-H youth in 5th - 7th grades. Build models and explore the basics of Newton’s principles and explore engineering designs through hands-on activities. Members will need to supply a Face Covering!

Workshop is slated for Tuesday, January 21, 2021.We will begin at 5:00 p.m. and last tentatively till 8:00 p.m. in the downstairs 4-H meeting room below courthouse. Workshop limited to the first 20 members in 5 -7 grades.
Registration for the event is $10. Light individual packaged meal provided. Deadline to register is January 12, 2021.
Workshop registration flyer is available to members at the club meeting, 4-H Office, or visit our Facebook page at LaSalle Parish 4-H!

4-H Seed of the Month Club

LaSalle Parish 4-H is starting a Seed of the Month Club and accepting the first 50 members who would like to participate. Each month members will receive a packet of seeds or planting material with instructions on planting, watering, growing, and harvesting. Project activity guides will also accompany the seeds that include recipes, and a wide variety of gardening education. To register, please contact the 4-H office at 318-992-2205 or email

Monthly 4-H Photography Contest

Theme for November is “Up Close”. Examples include images detailing: a knot, a lock, or an abstract close-up. Macro examples include part of a flower parts, insect faces, stamps, ice crystals, etc. Turn in only 1 picture each month.

Write name, grade, and club on the back of a 4X6 photo and turn in to your 4-H leader or 4-H Agent by the BEFORE the End of the Month! Photos may also be attached & emailed to:

Emerald Achievement & Golden Clover Awards

The Louisiana State 4-H Foundation recognizes 4-H youth that excel in project work and leadership. The Emerald Achievement Award and Golden Clover Award gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and in their parish.

The objective of the program is to encourage project growth, a broad program of 4-H club activities over the years and the ultimate development of outstanding citizens. The recipient of the Emerald Achievement Award and Golden Clover Award can be proud of their contribution to their club and community. A club member may only win each of these awards one time.

See application at 4-H meeting or contact the office at 318-992-2205 or for application scorecard.

November Science Lesson

Science Lab-Cleaning Cents

A chemical reaction is a process that involves the rearrangement of the molecular or ionic structure of a substance. A measure of acidity or alkalinity of water-soluble substances (pH stands for 'potential of Hydrogen'). A pH value is a number from 1 to 14, with 7 as the middle (neutral) point. Values below 7 indicate acidity which increases as the number decreases, 1 being the most acidic.

Dirty pennies can be put into a vinegar and salt solution which is able to loosen the residue on the pennies. The residue is called copper oxide. With this residue removed, the pennies are shiny once more. When you rinse them off, the cleaning stops and they remain shiny.

Chemistry is something that kids learn all about in their lives. It includes cooking, digestion, and even cleaning. This will help kids learn and tie chemistry to their everyday lives.

Shooting Sports

Join 4-H Shooting Sports!

The LaSalle Outdoor Skills - Shooting Sports program is running strong and membership continues to grow. The club focuses on firearm and archery equipment safety in addition to marksmanship, sportsmanship and character development. Workshops are taught by Volunteer Level I 4-H Shooting Instructors. The Outdoor Skills Club provides an opportunity for you to meet youth from across the parish, region and state through parish events, regional, and state competitions. To date the club offers the following disciplines: Archery, Shotgun, and .22 Rifle.

Interested youth may (1) Obtain paperwork from office, (2) use the Google Classroom to access safety slide show and registration, or (3) request paperwork and slide show be emailed to them from the 4-H Office. For this year, Shooting Sports Registration will conclude November 30, 2020. Enrollment in 4-H is required for the shooting sports project club!


LaSalle Shooting Sports Shirt Design

It’s that time of year again that 4-H members have the opportunity to create a design for the parish shooting sports shirt. Submit T-shirt design for 2020-2021. Please send your design to or drop off at the 4-H Office before January 4, 2021. Be sure to include a back of shirt and a front left chest design. After all your ideals have been submitted, we will send an email to shooting sports members for everyone to vote.


4-H Level I Shooting Sports Instructor Trainings for Adults

Want to get your parents, grandparents, aunts, or uncles involved in the shooting sports program? Do they like to work with youth to improve 4-H’ers skill in firearm or archery safety and knowledge?

Only one opportunity is available this year for the 4-H Shooting Sports program to train new adults (over 21) to lead 4-H members in the shooting sports project club. All discipline trainings are being offered one time at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock.

Interested adults, please contact the 4-H office for additional information and workshop registration. Preregistration is required.

November 21 – Air Rifle/BB/Rifle and Shotgun (Due Nov. 10)

November 21-22 (2 day training) – Hunting Skills (Due Nov. 10)

December 12 - Air Pistol/Pistol, Archery, Coordinator and Muzzle Loading (Due Dec. 1)

4-H Trips, Scholarships, and Awards through Records

Record keeping is a life skill that will benefit you for years to come.

The 4-H office has its parish contest each year; then sends top records onto the State contest. Scholarships can be won on the parish or even state levels based off your records. Great award trips are also sponsored by the State office. All you have to do is keep a record of your work in 4-H.. Typically records are due the first of April.

A Record Book consist of the Project Book or a Project Summary (in place of the book) and up to three (3) years of your 4-H portfolio. If you would like a specific project book other than the 4th and 5th grade project books, contact the 4-H office.

Jr. Achievement Awards - 6th Grade Achievement. Fifty dollar Awards for Traditional or Livestock/Pet Care.

7th & 8th Grade Achievement Awards 32 winners will be selected on the state level to receive the Louisiana Educational Trip.

Dairy Conference (must be 15 years of age before Jan. 1) Each parish can enter 2 portfolios to compete. Trip to National Dairy Conference in Madison, WI, to top 2 Portfolios

National 4-H Club Congress - 21 Awards are presented to 4-H’ers 14 years and older to Atlanta, GA to attend the keystone conference of your 4-H career.

Disney Leadership Trip - 10 Youth who have previously won the Club Congress trip are chosen for the trip to Orlando, FL based on quality of project work, leadership, and citizenship records.

Need a portfolio to complete your records? Check out .

Livestock News

2021 Market and Commercial Animal Validation

The 2021 LSU Market and Commercial Animal Validation is just around the corner. All animals except breeding or registered are required to be validated through this process. A the time of validation, all animals will have hair samples pulled and a tag placed in that animals ear. Any animals not validated by the validation deadline will not show at the Parish, District or State Livestock Show. Cost of validation is $7.00 per head.

Market Sheep & Goat: Commercial Heifers, Dairy, Ewe and Does; Beef, Sheep, Goat & Dairy Breeding:

Validation / Possession Date: November 6, 2020

Miniature Cattle: District / State Breeding Rabbit Show:

Validation / Possession Date: November 13, 2020 Validation / Possession Date: Dec. 9, 2020 / January 5, 2021

Breeding, Market, & Commercial Hog: District / State Show Meat Rabbit Pen:

Validation / Possession Date: December 4, 2020 Validation / Possession Date: January 8, 2021 / February 4, 2021

Any animal not validated or in possession by date stated will be ineligible to show at the 2021 LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows.

LSU AgCenter Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification program

Mandatory quality assurance and ethic certification (QAEC) program is required for the 2021 livestock shows. New exhibitors must complete the general tutorial and a tutorial for each animal category exhibited. On completed, print your certificates. The affidavit must be signed by exhibitor and a copy must be turned in at the time of entry. The training and print the certificate at

Broiler Entries - State Exhibits

Looking for a lower costing, fun and educational opportunity to experience a 4-H livestock project? Then the Broiler Project is for you!

All 4-H members who want to show broilers at the State Livestock show need to contact the 4-H office.

Payment is due with order form! Minimum order of 25 chicks. Make checks payable: LaSalle Parish 4-H. Deadline to order is November 20! Order forms available at 4-H club meetings or 4-H office.

Exhibitors are limited to show one pen of pullets and/or one pen of cockerels at state. An entry consist of three (3) broiler either three pullets or three cockerels.

Tentative Delivery Dates: - January 5, 2021.
Show Dates: - Check in February 16, 2021; Show on February 17, 2021.

Please note: Given the health concerns with COVID-19 there is no guarantee that the Central Region or State 4-H Shows will occur as advertised. With that in mind all livestock show participants and families should note that purchase and/or validation of animals is at their own risk and financial investment.

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