7 Shooting Sports design due
13 Jr. Leader Meeting
16 Art Workshop registration due
6 Winter Cookery Registration due
21 Winter Cookery Contest
21 Regional Shooting Sports registration due
23 Final Career Camp registration due
24-26 State 4-H Fashion Camp
27 Art Workshop, 5-8 p.m.
28 Golden Clover Award due
28 Emerald Achievement Award due
29 Honey Bee Essay due
31 Senior Honor Cords Due
30-1 District Livestock Show
3 Jr Leadership Conference registration due
4 Wildlife Workshop registration due
4 CO-OP Camp registration due
8-15 State Livestock Show
10 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30
17 Senior Scholarships due
18 Wildlife Workshop
20-21 Career Camp
18 Wildlife Workshop, 5 p.m.
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 21. Check-In 5:15 p.m. Judging at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested by 1/13/2020. 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 will receive $25. 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.
Rules: The dish must use at least one pound of chicken.
All chicken should be cooked through and juices run clear.
Sweet Potato Cookery
Rules: Dish must contain at least one cup fresh or canned sweet potatoes.
Rules: Three identical cupcakes will be submitted. Go wild and be creative!
(Cannot be store bought cupcakes-must be baked by 4-H’er)
January 27, 2020
It’s time to get creative and bring out your imagination for the 4-H Art Workshop slated for January 27, 2020!!
4-H’ers will need to email a photo to Mr. Silas prior to the workshop for the picture transfer activity. Participants will also need to supply a white t-shirt for the tye-die activity.
Workshop will begin at 5:00 pm and conclude by 8:00 pm in the downstairs meeting room of courthouse. Registration is due by January 13. Registration and fee of $5 is due in the 4-H Office by January 13, 2020. Make checks payable to: LaSalle 4-H Foundation
February 18, 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
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. Build a paracord bracelet not only for fashion but for it’s other uses. And lastly, build a feeder for the bushy-tails in your backyard. Pizza will be served after you wash your hands!
Return with $10.00 by - Deadline: February 5, 2020 Make Checks Payable to: LaSalle 4-H Foundation
February 18, 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
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. Build a paracord bracelet not only for fashion but for it’s other uses. And lastly, build a feeder for the bushy-tails in your backyard. Pizza will be served after you wash your hands!Return with $10.00 by - Deadline: February 5, 2020
Make Checks Payable to: LaSalle 4-H Foundation
Due January 28, 2020
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 scorecard.
Every year in effort to recognize graduating 4-H’ers for their leadership, community service and participation, Louisiana 4-H offers the 4-H Honor Cord. All seniors that met the requirements may apply even though you may not have the minimum GPA to wear during commencement.
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 past 3 years
Apply online at: www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/kids_teens/events/award... by January 31.
Come experience the brand new challenge camp. Get ready to explore your future careers and other occupations you may not know exists.
This two-day camp is packed with lots of educational, hands on activities, and tours for 7th and 8th grade 4-H members. The camp will be held in Alexandria at the state evac shelter.
Youth will select from different career field options such as: Medical, Trades, Military, Ag Education, Ag & Natural Resources, and STEM.
Second day of camp, 4-H’ers will load buses/vans and hit the road with their respective career field for a day of career exploring. Camper will need lunch money for second day activities!
Registration for Career Exploration Camp is $50. Camper will need lunch money for second day activities! The 1st Deadline for Career Camp is December 17, registration received after will be placed on alternate list if not yet full.
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.
March 28, 2019
Don’t let the name fool you! If you can present a topic on the food you eat, then this is for you! The Regional contest is a great preparation for the State Contest which is slated for April 22, 2019.
Regional and State Contests that will be held in Alexandria at the State Evac Shelter beginning at 1:00pm.
Categories will include *Egg *Chicken *Turkey *Seafood *Sugar
Division I—Grades 4-6 Contestants designs (a) standard poster (22” x 28”) relating to Production, Food Prep & Nutritive Value, Processing, or Marketing; (be) presents a 3-5 minutes explanation of poster project, and (c) responds to questions from judges. Costumes based on theme are acceptable. No notes or outlines, other than wording on the poster are to be used while giving the presentation.
Division II—Grades 7-9 Contestant design (a) standard poster 22” x 28” or PowerPoint presentation relating Production, Food Prep & Nutritive Value, Processing, or Marketing; (b) present a 5-8 minute explanation of the subject; (c) responds to questions from judges. Costumes based on theme are acceptable. No notes or outlines, other than wording on PowerPoint Presentation.
Division III—Grades 10-12 Contestants will present a 8-10 minute illustrated talk related to one of the categories listed Posters or PowerPoint presentations may be used. Costumes based on theme are acceptable. No notes or outlines, other than wording on PowerPoint Presentation. Egg category requires dish!
High school level Seafood and Sugar Ambassadors earn the 4-H Educational Trip that rotates between Dallas, Chattanooga, and San Antonio each year. High School Chicken, Turkey, and Egg Ambassadors each earn a trip to National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, KY to compete in their respective division. Division I & II receive cash awards.
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 come register for the 2020 Jr. Leadership Conference. The conference is operated and planned by other 4-H members across the state. The conference will take place March 13 – 15 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock.
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.
Transportation is on your own or carpool with other Jr. Leader members. This will be a first come first served basis. Tentative registration of $90 begins January 10 and continues through February 6, 2020. February 7 begins a late fee of $10 until till Feb. 17. Flyers will be handed out at the club meetings. Don’t Delay. Tracks include: SET, Healthy Living, Animal Science, Wetlands, and Citizenship/Government. Register Early to Get the Tracks you Like!
March 26 - 28, 2020 (Thursday - Saturday)
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 and find out!
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. Camp is Thursday - Saturday this year!!
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 4, 2020 to the 4-H Office.
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 $5065.99 in grant support. Much of these funds are raised hear 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.
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). Beginning this year, all 4-H Scholarships are to completed electronically. Applications will be emailed to senior 4-H members upon request.
Application deadline is February 17, 2020.
Topic: Overwintering: Bee Survival through the Cold Season
Essay entries are due in the 4-H Office: January 29, 2020. Contact the 4-H office before beginning.
Each jar of honey reflects an unrepeatable combination of climate, soil, weather and flowers. Each state has unique honey varietals that beekeepers can market to their customers. Please identify one unique varietal to your state and discuss the flower’s uniqueness and how beekeepers can effectively market that varietal. In your essay, please include a photo of the varietal’s flower, an interview with a local beekeeper who collects this varietal and a recipe that highlights the varietal.
Due March 16, 2020
Division I- Grades 4-6; Division II - Grades 7-9; Division III - Grades 10-12 Poster or Digital
Awards: Parish: Ribbons will be given to all contestants. First place winners will receive a rosette ribbon. Cash awards will be given state winners.
Beef Poster Contest: Theme - Better with 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. Division III may elect for Digital Submission. Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the upper corner of the back of the poster. *Poster should generate positive images of beef and beef products and not negative images of other food products. Get ideas from magazines, parents, friends, nutrition bulletins, meat. Sponsored by Louisiana Beef Industry Council.
Due March 16, 2020
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 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”X28” 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 corner of the back of the poster.
The dates for the Northern Regional Shoot are March 3-8, 2020 . The Northern shoot will be held in Shreveport and Grand Cane. The State Outdoor Skills Competition is
tentatively set for April 14-19, 2020 down southern Louisiana.
Youth that have completed 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 21, 2020!!
Parents: We Must have 3 deep leadership (Adult Volunteer Chaperones) in each cabin. In 2020, that number of adult chaperones per cabin increase to 3 Adult Volunteer Chaperones per cabin! If we do not reach our Adult Chaperone numbers LaSalle campers will be split across other parish’s cabins with other adults, 4-H’ers, and Counselors they do not know. Not Fun. (This has happened in the past.)
Overnight Chaperone training takes about an hour online, requires a background check, and is good for five (5) years. Adult volunteers assist camp staff and agents with educational tracks, participate in recreation activities, supervise night activities, have fun, eat 6 times a day, access to hot showers and cold cabins, and spend time with amazing campers. Also, we no longer clean the bathhouse or mop the cabin on Friday morning!!!!
4-H Camp will be held May 25 - 29, 2020
4-H Camp is for youth in grades 4th – 6th this school year (under 13 as of January 1, 2019).
Camp will cost $185 for 5 fun filled days. Four-H’ers in need of financial assistance will need to contact the 4-H office to provide necessary paperwork. Scholarships only provide the first sixty dollars ($60) of camp registration; this is not include the deposit.
Elementary Division 1st - Gracie Marks, GPMS Junior Division 1st - Hannah Zeagler, NES
Theme for February is “Buildings/Architectural Structures ” Concentrate on filling the frame, different angles, and photos that tell a story! 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 January club meeting at your school each month. Photos may also be attached & emailed to: email@example.com
As everyone should know the 4-H program cannot continue to grow and be successful without the assistance and leadership of our volunteers. Great volunteers are NOT born, they are made! To help you further learn about youth development training, the State 4-H Office has created online training workshops to further aid you in your success. These courses are being used now to train of volunteers to provide them the background and tools to have successful youth project programs. Courses are located under Home & Family, 4-H and Youth.
Log-on today and begin filling your toolbox with certifications in such areas as: Louisiana 4-H Risk Management Training, 4-H Youth Development Training, 4-H Volunteer Orientation, 4-H Going Camping and many other program areas to prepare you for success! Visit the LSU AgCenter website at www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/kids_teens/about_4h/res... and create your account today.
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 at 992-2205.
The Jr. Wildlife Tour (Mini-Marsh Maneuvers to Grand Isle) for 4th and 8th grade members are awarded for records in 4-H records on wildlife/environment/insect activities including Discovering 4-H, Exploring 4-H, Learning More About You and the Environment, Creepy Crawlers, Hiking Trails, Shooting Sports, Camping Adventures, What’s Bugging You?, Wildlife Conservation, You and the Environment, Aquaculture, or a similar book dealing with the outdoors may be submitted. Each year twelve (12) state winners are chosen to attend the trip.
Jr. Achievement Awards - 6th Grade Achievement. Fifty dollar Awards for Traditional or Livestock/Pet Care.
7th & 8th Grade Achievement Awards 20 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 http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/4H/Kids/ .
For more information about the LaSalle Parish 4-H program contact Silas Cecil, 4-H Agent at
318-992-2205 or firstname.lastname@example.org