“Focus on Photography, Bicycle Adventures, Lift Off, Micro Magicians, See Them Sprout, Play the Role”……can you believe these are 4-H projects that any 9-19 year old can participate in when they become a member of the largest youth organization in the world? That’s right, today’s 4-H has a different face than the one of years ago. Yes, if you’re a 4-H’er, you can still raise a goat, rabbit, cow, lamb, horse or pig, but 4-H is MUCH more than just livestock. We offer something for everyone!
The Lincoln Parish 4-H program has over 36 project choices for 4th-6th graders, 50 for 7th-8th graders and 55 for 9th-12th graders. Whether you are interested in electricity, leadership, money fundamentals, health & fitness, writing a resume, public speaking, dramatic arts, pets, home design, fashion, forestry, gardening, photography, camping, bugs, first aid, microwave cooking, bicycles, making puppets, being a good citizen or working on small engines, 4-H has something for YOU!
Lincoln Parish 4-H also offers project clubs for youth to become involved in to increase their mastery in a particular project area of interest to them. At present we offer a Horse Club, Livestock Club, Shooting Sports Shotgun Club, Shooting Sports Archery Club, Shooting Sports Hunting Skills Club, and a Jr. Leadership Club for 7th-12th grade.
Try this easy recipe from our “Micro Magicians” project book:
1 ½ cups uncooked macaroni noodles
2 cups hot water
8 ounces processed cheese, ½ inch cubes
¼ cup milk
2-quart casserole dish with lid
OR try these tips from the “First Aid in Action” project book for Dog and Cat Bites:
*Look at the bite and make a decision about the treatment.
*If the bleeding is not heavy, wash the bite area with soap and water for five minutes.
*Dry the wound with a clean towel.
*If the wound is swollen, apply and ice/cold pack for 10 minutes.
Are you surprised that 4-H has so much to offer? The 4-H agent in the Lincoln Parish LSU AgCenter office, Amanda Simmons, is always available to discuss 4-H opportunities, just call 318-251-5134.