2022 January -LaSalle 4-H Newsletter

E. Lavone Boyd, Cecil, Silas

January-March Dates to Remember

Shooting Sports Shirt Design Due4
Rabbit & Exhibition Poultry Due5
Broiler Order Pickup6
Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.10
SET Workshop Due11
Louisiana Ed Awards Trip15-17
Winter Cookery Contest18
Regional Shooting Sports Due19
Fashion Camp22-23
SET Workshop25
Senior Honor Cords Due26
Jr. Leadership Conference Due27
Emerald & Golden Awards Due28
Central District Livestock Show2-5
4-H Challenge Camp Due7
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
CO-OP Camp Due25
4-H State Scholarships Due28
Jr. Leadership Conference10-12
Northern Regional Shoot14-20
Beef & Dairy Posters Due15
CO-OP Camp

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

2022 Beef Poster Contest

Due March 15, 2022

Division I - Grades 4-6; Division II - Grades 7-9; Division III - Grades 10-12 Poster; Digital - All Ages
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.

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.
Turn in Poster to the 4-H Office by March 15, 2022 (Be sure to follow guidelines completely!)

2022 Dairy Poster Contest

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.
Posters are due in 4-H Office by March 15, 2022. (Be sure to follow all guidelines)

4-H Challenge Camp

You’ve been asking for it, and we deliver. 4-H Challenge camp is set for a one-night February 24-25 at 4-H Camp Grant Walker. Registration is $40 and includes t-shirt. Transportation is on your own or carpool. Check-in time is 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 24 and concludes at 7:00pm on Friday, February 25.

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! Registration handouts available at your 4-H meeting, the 4-H office, or online. Registration Due by February 7, 2022.

4-H Scholarship Applications for Graduating Seniors

4-H Scholarships for graduating seniors are now available. Applications are to cover the last three years of 4-H work (no project book is required). Applications will be emailed to senior 4-H members upon request for completion.

Application deadline is February 28, 2022.

4-H Senior Honor Cords

In an effort to recognize 4-H members who are graduating, Louisiana 4-H is offering the “4-H Honor Cord” for those meeting the guideline requirements.

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

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!

Camp Counselor Training

Teens interested in further developing there leadership skills and willing to accept the challenge that comes with working with youth in overnight and day camp situations need to complete the mandatory Camp Counselor Training. Benefits include: Traveling to new places, meeting new faces, networking with other teen from across the state, hanging out and partnering with adult volunteer and leaders, working hard and having fun!!

Interested youth must complete the training course which involves about 3 hours of online training and three hours in class training. Get a head start by completing the online course and print your certificates at “learn.lsuagcenter.com”. All users, including volunteers, will have to login using Google, Facebook or other service. Louisiana Camp Counselor Training is located under “Courses” then select “4-H Camp Counselor Training. If prompted to enter a code, the key is LACCT.

CO-OP Youth Leadership 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! 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 from 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 thanks to the Louisiana Cooperative’s Association. Note: This fee is non-refundable.

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. Contact the 4-H Office at 992-2205 for a QR Code to register for this Camp.

Emerald Achievement & Golden Clover Awards

Due 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.

Jr. Leadership Conference

"Back to Leadership”

Attention 4-H’ers 14 years of age and older. If you are interested in developing leadership, teamwork, and communication skills; or hanging out with other teens and having a great time, then check out the 2022 Jr. Leadership Conference!

JLC may look just a bit different this year…but is getting closer to normal! Two overnight camps will be held to reduce numbers. The first session is March 10-11 and then repeated for a second session March 11-12. Registration is $65 per delegate or $35 per Jr. Leader and due to the 4-H office by January 27, 2022 with health forms, code of conduct, and hold harmless agreement.

The conference features a variety of workshops focused on leadership development, communication, teamwork, service learning, and time management. A key element of the conference is its youth-driven focus. Youth decide what is offered, preside over the sessions and teach all the educational workshops. Handouts available at club meetings, Facebook, or 4-H Office.

Livestock News

Livestock Show Dates

The 2022 Livestock Show Dates are as follows:

Central District Livestock Show February 2-5, 2022

LSU Spring Livestock Show February 12-19, 2022

LSU State Rabbit Show March 5, 2022

Monthly Photography Contest

Theme for January is “Still Life”. Still life is a form of professional photography that depicts inanimate objects or subject matters. One things making still life unique is that often the subjects are not that interesting. Look up examples online if you need inspiration! 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: scecil@agcenter.lsu.edu

Outdoor Skills News

Clovers go out to the Friends of the NRA Foundation in their support of the LaSalle Parish 4-H Outdoor Skill - Shooting Sports Club. This year the Friends of the NRA Foundation has funded the program with $1,300 in grant support. Much of these funds are raised here locally in our community and surrounding parishes which truly has a grassroots support of effort.

Ask anyone in the club and they will tell you that shooting sports is expensive, but what a great teaching tool outdoor skills is in developing mastery and life skills. So, if your enjoying the Outdoor Skills Program be sure to thank those that are providing the majority of the financial support for us to carry-on these educational events. You can visit there website at www.nrafoundation.org.


Northern Regional and State 4-H Outdoor Skills Competition Dates

The dates for the Northern Regional Shoot are March 14-20, 2022 . The Northern shoot will be held in Shreveport and Grand Cane. The State Outdoor Skills Competition is tentatively set for April 25 - May 1, 2022 down in southern Louisiana.

Youth that have completed a minimum eight (8) hours of training in their shooting discipline and
satisfied their Louisiana Hunter Education requirements and have demonstrated a working knowledge and safe firearm or archery equipment are eligible to attend. Registration forms will be due to the 4-H office before January 19, 2022!!

Wildlife Workshop

The 4-H Wildlife Workshop will be held on February 22, 2022, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the 4-H Extension Meeting Room-Courthouse.

Fourth - 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. Cost to attend this workshop is $10 and due by 2//22.
Registration flyers are available to members at the club meeting, 4-H Office or visit our Facebook page at LaSalle 4-H.

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 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.

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