LaSalle 4-H Newsletter-October 2021

E. Lavone Boyd, Cecil, Silas

4-H Dates to Remember

3-9 National 4-H Week
12 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6 p.m.
18 Pumpkin Workshop due
19 Fall Cookery Contest
22 4-H Camp Catch Phrase Due
26-Nov 6 State Fair of LA
28 Pumpkin Carving Workshop

8 Market and Commercial Animal Possession Deadline
8 Sweet Potato Orders Due to 4-H Office
9 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6 p.m.
15 Mini Cattle Possession Deadline
16 Water Rocket Registration Due

3 Market and Commercial Hog Possession Date
3 4-H Enrollment to 4-H Office
10-12 Shooting Sports Junior Camp
14 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

4-H Seed of the Month Club

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 mail your contact information (Include: Name, address, phone number, grade, & school) to our office- LaSalle 4-H, Seed of Month Club, P.O. Box 101, Jena, LA 71342

4-H Shooting Sports Club

The LaSalle 4-H Shooting Sports program is off to a great start this year! The club focuses on firearm and archery equipment safety in addition to marksmanship, sportsmanship and character development. If you missed the Sign up/Safety meeting that was held in September, you still have time to join. Shooting Sports fees are $20 for one discipline and $10 for each additional discipline. Contact the
4-H Office at 318-992-2205 for more information.

4-H Level I Shooting Sports Instructor Trainings for Adults

Want to get you 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 6 – Lake Charles; Air Rifle/BB/Rifle, Pistol, Archery, and Shotgun (Due Oct. 20)

November 13- Gonzales / Sorrento; Air Rifle/BB/Rifle, Pistol, Archery, and Shotgun(Due Oct. 27)

November 20 – Monroe; Air Rifle/BB/Rifle, Pistol, Archery, and Shotgun (Due Nov. 3)

4-H Water Rocket Workshop

4-H Water Rocket Workshop -Pre-register before November 16, 2021
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 (Old Style Bottle) for the workshop & a Face Covering!.

Workshop is slated for Tuesday, November 23, 2021. 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 - 6 grades.
Registration is $10. Lunch will be provided. Deadline to register is 11/16/21.

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

Fall Cookery Contest

4-H Fall Cookery Contest

4-H’ers do you enjoy helping prepare meals at home? If so, you need to get those cookbooks out and prepare your special recipes to enter in the commodity cookery contests to be held on October 19. Check-In 5:15 p.m. Judging at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is requested by 10/15/21. Contest will be held in the 4-H Meeting Room (23) at the Courthouse-back parking area.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd places will be given for each division and category. Overall dishes will receive $15, $10, and $5 respectively in the Beef, Rice, and PB&J Challenge. Members may enter only one dish per division. Dishes cannot be split between divisions.

Contestants will display their dishes on table to be judged, along with recipe. Do not put your name on recipe. Remember: prepare whole recipe and bring only half of the dish to exhibit in the contest. Leave other half at home to enjoy with your family! All final garnishes for the dish should be done by contestant.

Dishes are prepared by 4-H’er the night before the cookery at home, chilled, and transported to the contest on ice, in a hard ice chest. PB&J maybe prepared before arrival to the contest, but must arrive in a chilled ice chest.

Ground Beef

Rules: The dish must use at least one pound of ground beef.

All ground beef should be cooked until gray in color, not pink, and juices run clear.

Rice Cookery

Rules: Dish must contain 1 cup of cooked Brown or White rice. Rice should be the focal point of the dish.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Challenge

Rules: Entry will be traditional sandwich. Must contain peanut butter - smooth or crunchy. Jelly is optional. All other toppings are fair game. Focus on complimentary ingredients to balance your creation: Sweet countered with Spice/Salt, Smooth & Crunchy textures, etc.

*Egg Cookery* ** Top two in each egg subcategory qualify for Regional Contest in April **

Rules: Three categories 4-H’ers may enter: Salad/Appetizer, Main Dish, and Dessert. Dish must contain 4 Whole Eggs, 4 yolks, or 4 whites. No raw eggs in the final product.

Livestock News

2022 Market and Commercial Animal Validation

The 2022 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. At 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 Animals:

Validation / Possession Date: November 8, 2021

Miniature Cattel: District / State Breeding Rabbit Show:

Validation / Possession Date: November 15, 2021 Validation / Possession Date: Dec. 8, 2021 / January 5, 2022

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

Validation / Possession Date: December 3, 2021 Validation / Possession Date: January 7, 2022 / February 4, 2022

Any animal not validated or in possession by date stated will be ineligible to show at the 2022 LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows.

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.

LSU AgCenter Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification program

Mandatory quality assurance and ethic certification (QAEC) program is required for the 2022 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.
60 cents per chick. Make checks payable: LaSalle Parish 4-H. Orders are due to the 4-H Office before November 19, 2021. 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 Show Dates: Check in: February 15, 2022-Show February 16, 2022.

Monthly Photography Contest

Theme for October is “Up Close”. Examples include images detailing: a knot, a lock, or an abstract close-up. Macro examples include part of a flower bloom, insects, 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:

Outdoor Olympics Camp

Outdoor Olympics Camp-November 12-13, 2021
The Outdoor Olympics is a Heathy Living/Fitness Camp for 7th & 8th graders. The camp will focus on topics including healthy living, fitness, youth mental health, and nutrition. Youth will form teams and compete in an Olympic-themed assortment of fun and active lessons and recreational activities.

The program fee will be $60 to attend and will be capped at 30 participants! Youth will need to be dropped off by a parent/guardian or another approved adult, which can be indicated on the registration form. Drop-off will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 12, and Pick-up will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 13. Registration will open on October 1 and will close on October 25. Contact 4-H office for additional information!

State 4-H Fashion Camp

2022 State 4-H Fashion Camp- "4-H Lights, Camera, Fashion!" January 21-23, 2022.

Get ready to explore the world of fashion in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

The Fashion Board chose this theme to reflect their personal excitement about fashion and the attitude that the campers will adopt as they travel through the experiences at camp. In addition to basic sewing fundamentals, a few of the educational activities for campers include: a sewing caddy, tote bag, pajama shorts, and a community service project plus more. You will return home with completed projects and ideas to host a fashion workshop of your own. The Camp is set for January 24-26, 2022 at 4-H Camp Grant Walker.

Please note space is limited. Each parish has the opportunity to send two campers. Fashion Camp is open for
4-H’ers age 10-13 years old. Need to have a little knowledge of sewing. Don’t wait if you want to attend; in the past, part of the waiting list has been accepted. Camp registration if arriving Friday night is $125 or Saturday morning is $110 for campers. Registration includes all lodging, meals, and t-shirt. Supply list of materials is available at the 4-H Office.

An Overnight Chaperone Volunteer must attend with the delegation from LaSalle Parish. Cost for volunteer is $80.Transportation is on your own. Contact the 4-H Office for Application, Health Form, and Code of Conduct.
Deadline is December 3, 2021, yet don’t wait if you want to attend!

Sweet Potato Fundraiser

Sweet Potato Fundraiser

LaSalle Parish 4-H members are selling 40 pound boxes of Louisiana
Sweet Potatoes for $30 a box during the month of October.

Help a 4-H’er with their cost of 4-H Camp, Challenge Camp, LOST Camp, 4-H University, other camps, and competitions! Proceeds from each box an individual sells helps them offset their registration fees.

Sales benefit 4-H members by offsetting the cost of buses, funding the purchases of 4-H supplies & educational materials, funding service projects, and more.

Orders and money must be turned in to the 4-H office by November 8, 2021. Find a 4-H member to place an order or stop by the 4-H office today. Potatoes will be available for pickup on November 18 between 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The Great Pumpkin Workshop

The Great Pumpkin Workshop
Attention Club members - 4th-6th grades. This year we will be holding the Pumpkin workshop on October 28 in the 4-H Meeting room downstairs at the Courthouse on October 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN CLEANED-OUT PUMPKIN!!

At the workshop you will learn how to grow your own pumpkins, the nutritional value and create pumpkin snacks. The highlight of the workshop will be “pumpkin carving”. You will be able to carve your own pumpkin to bring home and display for Halloween. You must bring a pumpkin that has been cleaned and is ready for carving. If interested, return the registration form with $5.00 to the 4-H Office by October 18, registration will be limited. If you do not have a registration form you may mail in your contact info (Name, address, phone number, grade, school) along with a $5 check made payable to the LaSalle 4-H. Mail to : LaSalle 4-H/Pumpkin Workshop, PO Box 101, Jena LA 71342. Face Coverings are Required!

Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clovers

Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clovers

Tractor Supply stores in communities across the country have long supported 4-H clubs and now Tractor Supply has had an official partnership with the National 4-H Council as a source for 4-H project supplies.

The Paper clover drive will occur October 6-17, 2021. Please check out the clovers and help support the local 4-H Youth development programming efforts!

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