LaSalle 4-H December 2021 Newsletter

Silas Cecil, Boyd, E. LaVone

December-February Dates to Remember


Market & Commercial Hog
Possession Date
4-H Enrollment due to 4-H Office3
Livestock Entries Due8
Shooting Sports Jr Camp10-12
Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
4-H Mtg Room


Shooting Sports Design Due4
Rabbit & Exhibition Poultry Due5
Broiler Order Pick Up6
Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.10
SET Workshop Reg. Due11
Winter Cookery Contest18
Regional S. Sports Due19
SET Workshop 25
Senior Honor Cords Due26
Emerald & Golden Awards Due28


Central District Livestock Show2-5
Wildlife Workshop Due8
State Livestock Show12-19
Jr. Leader Meeting-6:30 p.m.14
School Winter Break21-25
Wildlife Workshop22
4-H Challenge Camp24-25
PLEASE NOTE: If you have a disability,
which requires special assistance for your
participation in any 4-H activity, please
contact Mr. Silas two weeks ahead of the event!

Emerald Achievement & Golden Clover Award

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 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

2022 Dairy Poster Contest

Due March 15, 2022

Division I - Grades 4-6; Division II - Grades 7-8; Division III - Grades 9-12 Poster - State Division Winners: $100, $75, and $50.

Awards: Parish: Ribbons will be given to all contestants. First place winners will receive a rosette ribbon. Cash awards will be given to state winners. Learn more about milk and milk products and importance they play to healthy bodies. Create a billboard encouraging and promoting the milk. Posters must be on 22” X 28” regular poster board. Do not attach anything more than 1/2” thick. No use of commercial brand names, jingles, slogans, signs or pictures that are trademarked or copyrighted. Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the upper right corner of the back of the poster.

Livestock News

2021 Animal Possession Dates

District / State Breeding Rabbit Show: District / State Show Meat Rabbit Pen:

Validation / Possession Date: Dec. 8, 2021 / January 5, 2022
Validation / Possession Date: January 7, 2022 / February 4, 2022

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 ____________________________________________________

LSU Premier Exhibitor Contestants

Entry forms for the LSU Premier Exhibitor contest are due to the State Livestock Show Office by January 18th, 2022. All youth exhibiting animals at the LSU State Livestock Show grades 9th – 12th are eligible to participate. Applications may be downloaded at or visit the 4-H office.

Shooting Sports T-Shirt Design Contest

Reminder! We need your ideas on the design for the 2021-22 Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Shirt. Send 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.

Email 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.

4-H SET Workshop

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!

Wildlife Workshop

This workshop will be held on February 22, 2022, 5-8 pm
4th - 6th Grade 4-H’ers, join the Jr. Leaders as we embark on a Wildlife Workshop. Come join us as we explore a few survival skills. Learn to identify the key features used to age deer. What do owls eat? We may find out! And lastly, build a shelter for the Tweety Bird friends in your backyard. Due by February 9, 2021.

4-H Challenge Camp

You’ve been asking for it, and we delivery. 4-H Challenge camp is set for a one-night February 24-25 at 4-H Camp Grant Walker.

Challenge Camp is geared toward 4-H youth in 7th & 8th grade to build leadership, communication and teamwork skills. If you’re ready for the challenge of this fun filled challenging camp, mark you calendars! More details to follow concerning registration cost, lodging, activities, and transportation. More information to come!

CO-OP Camp

Sharpen your leadership, marketing, money and management skills as you compete with your team to build and manage your cooperative business at this year’s Cooperative Enterprise Teen Leadership Conference that is scheduled for March 24-26. Come learn with other 8-12 grade 4-H’ers from across the state to organize your own co-operative business, while enjoying the scenery at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA!

Co-op Camp is designed for youth to share and learn techniques and resources form professionals working in cooperative forms of business. Top campers will receive the 4-H Educational Trip this summer and cash awards.

Cost of the camp is only $50 (non-refundable) thanks to the Louisiana Cooperative’s Association.

Registration covers meals, lodging, activities, and T-shirt. Transportation to the camp is on your own, or carpool with your friend! Deadline for registration, health form, and code-of-conduct is February 25, 2022 via the online portal.

Winter Cookery Contest

Enjoyed a dish over the holidays that you would love to enter into competition? If so, enter your special recipe in the Winter Cookery Contest on January 18. Check-In 5:15 p.m. Judging at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested by 1/11/2022. Contest will be held in the Extension Meeting Room (23) at the Courthouse.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd places will be given for each division and category. Overall dishes in the Chicken and Cupcake Challenge will receive $15, $10, and $5. First and Second Places in Egg, Sweet Potato, and Pecan qualify for the Regional Cookery Contest in April. Four-H’ers 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 will be chilled and brought to the contest cold, on ice, in an ice chest.

Chicken Cookery

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

All chicken should be cooked through and juices run clear.

Cupcake Challenge

Rules: Three identical cupcakes will be submitted. Go wild and be creative!

(Cannot be store bought cupcakes-must be baked and decorated by 4-H’er)

Sweet Potato Cookery
Rules: Dish must contain at least one cup fresh or canned sweet potatoes. Categories include: Dessert and Other.

Pecan Cookery

Rules: Dish must contain at least one cup pecans. Categories include Candy, Dessert, and Other.

Monthly Photography Contest

Theme for December is “Food”. Examples include images aimed at producing attractive photos of food for use in such items of advertisement, packaging, menus or cookbooks. 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 email 4-H Agent BEFORE the End of the Month! Photos may be attached & emailed to:

2022 Beef Poster Contest

Theme - All About Beef - State Division Winners: $200, $100, and $50.

Create a poster centered around marketing and communicating the all-around health, nutrition, or promotion of Beef. Poster must be on 22” x 28” white poster board. Digital Submissions (May only compete in digital or poster, not both) - Digital entries must be designed using one of the following programs: Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Canva. Digital designs should be formatted for “22 x 28” poster size prints. All digital entries must be saved in high-resolution 300 DPI in ALL of the following: original design file, .png file format, and .pdf file format.

Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the upper right corner of the back of the poster. *Poster should generate positive images of beef and beef products and not portray negative images of other food products. Get ideas from magazines, parents, friends, nutrition bulletins, meat publications. Sponsored by Louisiana Beef Industry Council.

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