LaSalle 4-H Newsletter-November 2021

E. Lavone Boyd, Cecil, Silas

November-January Dates to Remember

8 Market and Commercial Animal Possession Deadline
8 Sweet Potato Orders due in 4-H Office
8 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
15 Mini Cattle Possession Deadline
16 Water Rocket Registration Due
18 Sweet Potato Delivery 2:30-5:30 p.m.
19 Broiler Chick Orders Due
23 Water Rocket Workshop 9:00 a.m.

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

4 Shooting Sports Shirt Design Due in 4-H Office (email, mail, or drop off at 4-H Office)
6 Broiler Order Pick Up
10 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
11 SET Workshop Registration Due
18 Winter Cookery Contest
19 Regional Shooting Sports Registration Due
25 SET Workshop
26 Senior Honor Cords Due
28 Emerald & Golden Awards Due

Please note: If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in any 4-H activity, please contact our office at 318-992-2205 two weeks prior to event.

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 8, 2021

Miniature Cattle: 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.

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.

Minimum order of 25 chicks. Make checks payable: LaSalle Parish 4-H.Deadline to order is November 19! 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 6, 2022.
Show Dates: - Check in February 15, 2022; Show on February 16, 2022.

Shooting Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Shooting Sports T-Shirt Design Contest - Due January 4, 2022

Get ready to submit your ideals for this year’s parish shooting sports t-shirt design!

It’s that time of year again to submit T-Shirt design for 2021-2022. Please send your design to or drop off at the 4-H Office before January 4, 2022.

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. Design needs to consider the three main shooting disciplines offered: Shotgun, Rifle, and Archery.

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

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 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.

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. Camp registration 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!

4-H Photography Camp

December 6-7, 2021

Ready to dive into photography? 4-H Camp is hosting an Outdoor Photography Camp for 7th & 8th graders featuring two of the LSU AgCenter’s best photojournalist!

The program fee will be $60 to attend and will be capped at 20 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 PM on Monday, December 6, and Pick-up will be at 4:30 PM Tuesday, December 7. Registration will close on November 22. Please note that all Health Forms and Program Fees are due by November 22. Please allow ample mailing time! Please contact the 4-H Office at 318-992-2205 for more information about registering for this camp.

Seed of the Month Club

LaSalle Parish 4-H has started 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 992-2205 with name and mailing address!

Emerald Achievement & Golden Clover Awards

Due by January 28, 2022

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 for application.

4-H Senior Honor Cords

4-H Honor Cord deadline is January 26, 2022!!
Applications process is online only.

In an effort to recognize 4-H members who are graduating, Louisiana 4-H is offering the “4-H Honor Cord.” For 4-H youth to receive the 4-H Honor Cord, they must meet the following requirements:

Must be an enrolled 4-H member in good standing

Must be a graduating senior

Must have been enrolled in 4-H for 3 years of their high school career

Must have participated in at least one state sponsored 4-H program in the last 3 years

The Louisiana 4-H Program is a co-curricular positive youth development program. Louisiana 4-H offers students across the state opportunities to participate in local, regional, state, and national experiential learning opportunities that help them develop the life skills they need to become productive citizens in their community.

4-H honor cord symbolizes 4-H Members’ accomplishments throughout their high school years. The honor cords are earned by students who demonstrate dedication and mastery in the areas of science, engineering, technology, leadership, service, and healthy living.
Contact the 4-H Office at 318-992-2205 for more information.

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 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 for the event is $10. Lunch will be provided. Deadline to register is November 16.

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

4-H SET Workshop

Pre-register before January 11, 2022

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 25, 2022.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 grade.
Registration for the event is $10. Light individual packaged meal provided. Deadline to register is January 11, 2022.

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

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