In this article:
|4-H Pumpkin Growing Spotlight|
|Beef Poster Contest|
|Christmas Gift Workshop|
|Seed of the Month|
Congratulations to Reese and Riley Fourroux on completing this project. This was not an easy task. Reese and Riley are our Parish Winner! 4-H members were given the opportunity to grow their own pumpkins to compete in a statewide contest. Issac Duval also placed 2nd in the state contest with the smallest pumpkin at 1.4lbs
The following members also participated: Cole Soprano, Stephanie Morris, Lily Martinez, Madeline Martinez, Isaac Duvall, Lydia Duvall, Edson Primeaux, Evan Primeaux, Luke Brunet, Ryder Morales, Myer Morales, Macy Bergeron, Avery Bergeron, Ali Langlois, Harlynn Davis, and William Trahan. With a little help from other 4-H Youth Development Professionals and Dr. Fontenot’s team, the pumpkin contest took off with approximately 600 4-H members from 46 parishes participating.
The beef poster contest encourages participants to learn more about the beef industry, meat science, and nutrition while developing marketing, communication, organization, and research skills. The contest is open to students in grades fourth through 12th and includes four divisions:
Division I (fourth to sixth grades); Division II (seventh to ninth grades); Division III Poster (10th to 12th grades); and Division III Digital (10th to 12th grades).
The contest theme is Green Beef. Posters must be on 22 inches by 28 inches poster board and must include the participant’s name, address, age, grade and parish/chapter on the back upper right corner of the poster.
Digital entries must be designed using either Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or Canva. All digital entries must be saved in high resolution 300 dpi in all of the following file formats: original design file, png, and pdf. **No templates may be used in the digital division, and all design work must be original and from scratch. Participants cannot use copyrighted pictures, clip-art or other materials. The poster will be disqualified if copyrighted material is used.
Awards include $200 to first place winners, $100 to second place winners and $50 to third place winners in each division for the state contest. Cash prizes are sponsored by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council. Posters are due to the 4-H office by Friday, January 29, 2020.
Merry Christmas! Join us in a Christmas Workshop where we will make wooden tree cookie ornaments, learn how to wrap Christmas presents, make specials gifts for those in your life, and create a service project for the Lacour House! The workshop will be held on
Tuesday, November 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Spots are limited to 12 4-H’ers. ONLY if we book up the morning workshop will a second be offered from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The cost to attend is 5.00 per 4-H’er. Please register at link below.
In an effort to recognize graduating 4-H seniors, the Louisiana 4-H Foundation sponsors the 4-H Honor Cord awards. Please visit the following 4-H Honor Cord application link for award criteria and information. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 15th.
2021 4-H Honor Cord qualification information and application link:
To Qualify for a 4-H Honor Cord:
This club is open to all 7th – 12th grade 4-H members. Junior Leaders have fun helping younger 4-H’ers with their project work and assisting the less fortunate in their communities. This club participates in numerous activities where members meet and make friends with other teenagers throughout the state.
In December Pointe Coupee Junior Leaders will select a service-learning project, assist with upcoming workshops, finalize t-shirt design, and plan 2021 activities for younger 4-H’ers. If you are interested in joining Pointe Coupee Junior Leaders fill out the from via the link below.
December Christmas Party meeting will be on Sunday, December 13 @ 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to Seed of the Month Club! Each month, members will receive a packet of seeds (or plant material) with instructions on planting, watering, growing, and harvesting. Recipes, service opportunities, and a wide variety of gardening education will be available for youth.
Seeds will include: Carrots, Lettuce, Green Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Pine Trees, Sweet Corn, Cone Flowers, and Okra