Fall is a busy time to collect end of season seeds, add mulch to flower beds and prepare plants for the winter months ahead.
We will be holding our annual Lincoln Parish 4-H Cooking Contest December 1, 2018. Begin to decide on your favorite recipe to enter.
Congratulations to Lincoln Parish 4-H members for participating in the talent show. We are proud of all our talented youth.
Come join Lincoln Parish 4-H for fun time of making crafts and cookies for Christmas. There is limited spaces available and the deadline is December 3.
Lincoln Parish 4-H newsletter is the monthly newsletter with information about 4-H upcoming events, activities, competitions and due dates for 4-H members.
When buying plants, make sure to consider the plant hardiness zones. This will give the range of temperatures that are suited to our weather here.
Try to make time for family dinners, as it keeps everyone bonded and connected. It also helps to keep up with everyday activities.
Show is Thurs, Oct. 11. All contestants must be enrolled in 4-H and register ahead of time. Deadline is Fri., Oct. 5 at La. Tech Howard Auditorium.
Use what you have to make your own compost pile, such as leaves, sticks, grass clippings, fruit waste and vegetable peelings.
4-H enrollment begins September, 2018, with numerous fun and educational events and activities for Lincoln Parish youth in grades 4-12.
September, 2017 will begin 4-H enrollment in Lincoln Parish schools. Fun activities and events are available for youth in grades 4-12.
With the beginning of school, things tend to get stressful and hectic in the mornings. Having a routine will help keep everyone calm and relaxed.
4-H Summer Camp, 4-H University, awards and trips were a few activities 4-H'ers have been involved in this summer. Come be a part of Lincoln Parish 4-H!
Providing shelter, water and food sources for wildlife in your yard is possible with creative ideas. It can be a pleasant place to watch wildlife in your yard.
Lincoln Parish 4-H Hunting & Outdoor Skills offers a program for hunting ethics, survival skills, marksmanship, and identifying prey while hunting.
Join the next Master Gardener class which will begin August 22 and run through November 7. Call the LSU AgCenter for registration/information to sign up.
Watering your plants during the hot temperatures is critical. Make sure you water deep enough for the water to reach the depths of their roots.
Native plants provide sources of pollen and nectar for insects and help our ecosystem. Plant natives in your garden and enjoy watching the bees and butterflies.
Don't wait until you see stickers in your yard to start doing anything about it. Now is the time to treat them before they start coming up.
Decide what vegetable plants you will be planting this spring and preparing the beds. Try several different varieties of plants to ensure good production.
Herbs can be planted in your garden to be used in a variety of home remedies, as well as adding to recipes. Many have been around for a very long time.
Plants that are suitable to a specific climate makes a difference. A heat zone map will ensure your plants are suitable to the area before planting.
The best time to fertilize your spring lawn is after you have mowed 3-4 times to give the grass a chance to actively grow and late winter weeds are dying off.
There are so many different ways of working exercise into your daily routine. Just 30 minutes a day could increase your quality of life.
Lincoln 4-H held its 4-H Achievement Day, with over 300 people attending. Awards, contests and recognitions were presented for the 2017-18 school year.
Get your exercise by walking and enjoy the outdoors. Just a few minutes a day can make you feel better, lose weight and a healthier person all around.
Lincoln Parish 4-H Newsletter is the monthly newsletter with information about 4-H upcoming events, activities and competitions in Lincoln Parish.
Consuming just two 20-ounce sweet teas contain 360 calories a day, 2,520 calories a week or 150,040 calories a year, which is 42 extra pounds in a year.
It's the annual plant sale in Ruston, hosted by the Lincoln Parish Master Gardeners. Come out Saturday, April 7 and find some beautiful plants for your yard.
Registration begins February 19 for 4-H summer camp (Grades 4-6). Spaces limited. Call 318-251-5134 or come by the 4-H Office to sign up or for information.
4-H summer camp will be June 11-15, 2018. Applications available at 4-H Office in Ruston; spots are limited. Cost: $225
The 4-H Advisory Council is made up of youth and adults in Lincoln Parish who are interested in brain-storming ideas to make 4-H even better.
Be sure and have your soil tested to guarantee the proper plant growth according to the recommended test results.
Health forms and Hold Harmless forms are needed for campers, adult volunteers and counselors to attend camps and to chaperone overnight events.
Increase your knowledge of plants by joining the Master Gardener class and have fun being a part of the group. To register for August class, call 318-251-5134.
Twenty-five Lincoln Parish 4-H'ers competed in the cooking contest. These youth winners earned awards and displayed their culinary skills.
Anyone interested in learning more about plants, come to Lincoln Parish Library for free lunch hour seminars sponsored by Lincoln Parish Master Gardeners.
A Master Gardener's humorous out-take on "The Night Before Christmas."
Tractor Supply in Ruston will host the 4-H Cookery Contest on December 2, 2017. Several categories to enter include beef, poultry, seafood, egg and wild game.
Each plant pruned must be considered individually and done during dormancy. Pruning is necessary to maintain a tree's shape and stimulates new growth.
It is important that you children have healthy snacks to refuel them between meals to avoid overeating at mealtime.
Winners from the parish 4-H talent contest advance to the State Fair contest. Prizes were awarded to winners at the 4-H pet show.
Maintain an inviting atmosphere to attract birds into your yard by providing bird baths, shelters and feeders and enjoy watching them!
Don't miss the fun at State Fair of Louisiana by entering your canned goods or crafts for chances to win cash prices. Many exciting things to do at the fair!
Lincoln Parish Talent Show will be Oct. 12, 2017 at Ruston High Auditorium. Deadline for registering is Oct. 9.
This report provides information about funding sources, program highlights for the area and local issues that are being faced by the parish.
As summertime comes to an end, leave your yard and plants a little messy to encourage wildlife to have shelter, food, and nesting places.
Eating breakfast helps children function better in school, feeding body and mind. It also helps the attention span and concentration level.
It is easy to build your own inexpensive compost bin using an old trash can or cinder blocks and adding leaves and sticks from your yard.
Get your garden ready to plant for spring by cleaning plant beds and transplanting bulbs. Prime your fall garden for broccoli, cabbage and carrots and others.
With the beginning of school, 4-H enrollment in the Lincoln Parish Schools will be available to students in 4th -12th grades.
Meal time with the family can create a time for bonding and keeping in touch with what is going on with the family now that a new school year is here.
There is something for everyone in 4-H. Meetings are held at Lincoln Parish schools and offer a wide variety of interests for all students.
The awards program for Lincoln Parish was a big success, with over 300 attending. Many were recognized by all the hard work they put in during the school year.
Growing your own herbs is better quality and convenience. You will have fresh herbs at hand when you need them for cooking and some herbs reseed each year.
A less stressful school year can be possible with some tips for getting ready for back to school.
The 4-H Clover Chat is the monthly newsletter for the 4-H program in Lincoln Parish with information about upcoming events, activities and competitions.
Microwave ovens can save lots of time but can also cause injury if not used properly. Learn the features of your microwave and important tips on proper usage.
Watching bumblebees is entertaining and provides a valuable service by pollinating our plants. Planting flowers is a way to improve the bumblebee survival.
Summer cooking class will begin June 20-22 at Trinity Methodist from 9-12.This class will teach students kitchen safety and how to prepare foods. Cost is $30.
Awards were presented to various individuals and school clubs as part of the annual Achievement Day recognition. Over 300 were in attendance for a fun day.
Enjoy activity of birds and butterflies in your garden by planting flowers that attract them. Several different plants will grow in the area for this purpose.
Parenting classes will be taught beginning in May at Lincoln Parish Extension office. Call 318-251-5134 to sign up.
Many teens who have access to family farm land can earn extra income in summer by offering RV camping, selling flowers, or delivering home grown produce.
Small communities can offer tourism attractions by showing venues in agriculture, culture, recreation and other amenities.
Volunteers are a big help teaching students at area schools with school gardens. They have given their time and it could not happen without their help.
Visitors touring farms do not know the dangers of feeding and touching the animals so safety issues must be in place to protect the owners and tourists.
Leaders in the Grambling community have begun meetings to concentrate on becoming healthier and maintaining good health.
Gardening resolutions will help add to the beauty of your yard by experiment planting if you aren't sure if they will grow in a certain spot or not.
If you own your own land and want to increase your income, accommodations through bed and breakfast venues is one way to do this.
Don't let the gift buying add pressure to the holidays. Pick out a Christmas tree as a family and bring back fun by being together.
Visiting a Christmas tree farm is a fun way to choose your own tree and have family time together. Take some steps in caring for your tree so it lasts longer.
This year's cooking contest has added an additional category, with wild game. Contest is open to all 4-H youth in Lincoln Parish so get involved and have fun!
To enjoy your favorite camellia this season, try waxing your flower's bloom to preserve its beauty. This can be done through a simple process.
Prepare your turkey for the holidays using some helpful tips to provide a safe meal for your family.
Dates for 4-H summer camp are May 23 - July 29, 2016
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture