2023 Assumption Parish 4-H Clover Chatter

Margo Castro, Templet, Loretta

Margo L. Castro
4-H Extension Agent
Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386
mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu


Important Up Coming Events:

November Events:
10 – Recycled Art Contest
11 – Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, and Sweet Potato Cookery
16-17 – SW Challenge Camp

December Events:
1 – Christmas Card Contest
2 – Seafood, Rice & Sugar Cookery
4 – Jr. Leader Meeting
8-10 – Shooting Sports Camp
15 – Beef Poster Contest


Beef Poster Contest

The purpose of the Louisiana 4-H Beef Poster Contest is to learn more about beef and/or beef products and its importance to human health. Make a poster telling a story of beef and/or beef products using a catchy title.

Posters will be picked up at the December meetings or they can be brought to the 4-H Office on December 15, 2023.

2024 Theme: Bite into Beef

The poster contest is about marketing and communicating the all-around (environmental, health, nutrition, economic, etc.) benefits of beef.

Rules:


  • Poster MUST BE on a 22”x 28” WHITE poster board only.
  • Do not attach anything to poster that is more than 1 inch thick.
  • Be sure to place your name, grade, and school on the back upper right corner of the poster.

Division I – 4th, 5th, and 6th grade
Division II – 7th, 8th, and 9thgrade
Division III – 10th, 11th, and 12th grade

You may develop ideas from magazines, parents, friends, nutrition bulletins, Beef Ambassador Fact Sheets, meat publications, and the American Meat Institute and National Livestock and Meat Board but the end concept should be original and not copied material.



Assumption 4-H Christmas Card Contest

Open to all 4-H Members. Entries are due December 1, 2023

Rules:

  • One entry per 4-H’er
  • Design must include a 4-H Clover.
  • Only original artwork will be considered. Digital art or photography is not allowed.
  • All entries must be labeled on the back with 4-H’ers name, grade, and school.

Cards will be delivered to Heritage Manor Senior Citizens home in Napoleonville.

Division I - 4th – 6th Grade
Division II - 7th – 8th Grade
Division III - 9th -12th Grade


Life Skill Lessons- This month’s Lesson Focus.
Lesson 2 – Vehicle Care

Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes. Transportation options depend a lot on where you live and your budget.

Bicycles are a valuable form of transportation for many people and a source of exercise and enjoyment.

Maintaining a bicycle and learning the rules of the road are a very important part of staying safe.

Purchasing a vehicle is a big step. It’s worth taking the time to understand all factors involved (price, insurance, maintenance, fuel, etc.) to make informed decisions.

Responsible vehicle owners know the importance of regular maintenance to keep costs down and keep the vehicle running safe and smooth.


Assumption Parish Shooting Sports


Archery – BB – Rifle – Shotgun

$50.00 Registration Fee Archery
$50.00 Registration Fee BB
$50.00 Registration Fee Rifle
$75.00 Registration Fee Shotgun

4-H’ers are responsible for their own firearm, ammunition, and safety gear.
For more information and to receive an application contact Margo Castro, 4-H Agent @ 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu


Broiler Orders


The 4-H Office is now accepting orders for Broilers.

Orders and money for broilers is due November 17, 2023, to the 4-H Office. Broilers can be purchased for .75 each. Checks or money orders can be made payable to: Assumption 4-H Foundation.

Delivery details will be given at a later date. For more information call the 4-H Office at 985-369-6386.

Broiler Chick Order Form:

Name ___________________________________ Phone ______________

Address ______________________________________________________

School _____________________ # _____ of Chicks x .75 = __________Total Due

Make check payable to: Assumption 4-H Foundation

Mailing address: 4-H Office, 119 Robin Street, Napoleonville, LA 70390

Seafood, Rice, and Sugar Cookery Contest

The 4-H Seafood, Rice and Sugar Cookery Contest will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the 4-H Office.
Registration will be 8:00-9:00 am.

Rules for Seafood, Rice, and Sugar Cookery
★Only one dish may be exhibited in each cookery contest.

  • Dishes are to be brought in a disposable dish.
  • Dishes should contain servings enough for five-six samples.
  • A copy of the recipe for the entire dish with title of recipe at the top.
  • Place 4-H’ers initials and grade only on back of recipe.
  • 4-H’ers will not stay for the judging. The dishes will be judged, and ribbons will be distributed at the club meetings.

For food safety reasons, please remember to bring all dishes COLD. We will heat it if need.

General Contest Rules:

  • Blue, Red, and White ribbons will be awarded in each division:
    Division I – 4th grade
    Division II – 5th & 6th grades
    Division III – 7th & 8th grades
    Division IV – 9th-12th grades

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Seafood Cookery Rules:

To participate 4-H’ers need to:

● Bring a prepared seafood dish to the contest.
● The dish must use at least one (1) cup of seafood.
● The seafood must be fresh, frozen, dried, or pasteurized. Canned seafood is not acceptable. Surimi, an artificial crab made from fish, cannot be used.
● There can be no raw seafood in the final dish.
● Entries may contain a small amount of a second seafood but not more than ½ the amount of the primary seafood.
For food safety reasons, please remember to bring all dishes COLD. We will heat it if need.

For example, a recipe could contain one cup of crab as the primary seafood and ½ cup of shrimp as the secondary seafood.
Please note: Seafood dish may be entered in only one of the five categories:

  • Crab Dish
  • Crawfish Dish
  • Fish Dish and other seafood (Example: Alligator, turtle, clams, squid, frog legs)
  • Oyster Dish
  • Shrimp Dish

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Rice Cookery Rules:

To participate 4-H’ers need to:

  • Bring a prepared rice dish to the contest.
  • The dish must contain at least one (1) cup of cooked rice.
  • Wild rice is not a cultivated rice in Louisiana and does not meet the requirement of 1 cup rice for this contest.
  • Dishes containing rice products such as rice cereal, rice flour, etc. must also contain cooked rice.
  • For food safety reasons, please remember to bring all dishes COLD. We will heat it if need.

Please note: Rice dish may be entered in only one of the following categories:

  • Rice Main Dish
  • Rice Side Dish
  • Rice Dessert Dish

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Sugar Cookery Rules:

To participate 4-H’ers need to:

  • Bring a prepared sugar dish to the contest.
  • The dish must use at least one-half cup of 100% sugar.
  • The sugar used in the recipe may be granulated white sugar, brown (light or dark) sugar, powdered sugar, or any combination of the above. Splenda is not considered an acceptable ingredient for this contest.
  • Dishes made from “scratch” are preferred; however, dishes containing mixes are permitted as long as 1/2 cup of additional sugar is added to the recipe. This might be in the form of a glaze, enhancement ingredient or other addition to mix.
  • For food safety reasons, please remember to bring all dishes COLD. We will heat it if need.

Please note: Sugar dish may be entered in only one of the five categories only:

  • Cake
  • Cookie
  • Candy
  • Pie
  • Any Other

2023 Pumpkin Decorating Contest Results!

Congratulations to the winners of the Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

The winners are as follows:

Grand Champion Award – Bailey Webre, 7th Grade / LMS
Carved – Lucille Leonard, 8th Grade / NMS
Creative – Bailey Webre, 7th Grade / LMS
Funniest – Caden Credeur, 5th Grade / NMS
Prettiest /Cutest – Paige Simoneaux, 6th Gade / NMS
Scariest – Adalia Broussard, 6th Grade / PPMS
Unusual – Hayden Cavalier, 9th Grade / AHS

Congratulations to ALL 4-H’ers for a job well done.

A special thanks to the judges for volunteering to judge this contest. We truly appreciate your time!



I PLEDGE my HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service,
And my HEALTH to better living.
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.


2024 4-H Fashion and Beyond On Tour

The 4-H Fashion Board would like to invite you to come experience the "new" Fashion & Beyond on Tour. You will get a closer look at all aspects of the fashion world, from newspaper runways, color wheels, upcycling, fibers, to basic sewing fundamentals. You will engage in multiple sessions of activities planned by the fabulous fashion board.

Grades: 5th- 12th
Where: 4-H Mini Farm, LSU Campus, 91 AgCenter Drive, Baton Rouge
When: January 9, 2024
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cost: Tour Ticket Price: $25.00/person *Limit 50 per location
Register: https://v2honline.com/

Note: The 4-H online registration will be open from December 1, 2023, until January 5, 2024.
Contact Margo Castro at mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu or 985-369-6386 for more information.


2023-24 4-H Calendar of Events

November Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
10 – Recycled Art Contest Due
11 – Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, and Sweet Potato Cookery
16-17 – SW Challenge Camp
20-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday (School)
23-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday (4-H Office)

December Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
1 – Christmas Card Contest
2 – Seafood, Rice, Sugar Cookery, 4-H Office
4 – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
8-10 – Shooting Sports Camp
15 – Beef Poster Contest Due
22-Jan 1 – Christmas Holidays (4-H Office)
22-Jan 4 – Christmas Holidays (School)

January Events
Club meetings as per schedule
6 – 4-H Nights with the Pelicans
13 – Dairy Poster Contest Due
16 – Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
20 – Duct Tape Contest Due
20-21 – Fashion Camp
28 – Parish Livestock Show
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

February Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
9 – Fashion and Beyond on Tour
12 – Dairy Poster Contest Due
15 – Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
19 – Duct Tape Contest Due
20 – Parish Livestock Show

March Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
Demonstration Days – At Club Meetings
1-10 – Southern Regional Shoot
2 – 4-H State Rabbit Show
7-9 – Jr. Leadership Conference
15 – Pet Look-A-Like Portrait Contest
22 – Sew with Cotton Contest Due
26-27 Ag Day - Tentative
29 – Easter Holiday (4-H Office)
29 April 5 – Easter Holiday (School)

April Events
No Club Meetings
No Jr. Leader Meeting
5 – Area Cookery
12-21 – State Shooting Sports Match
30 – Career Ag Awareness Day
TBA – Project/Record Books/Activity Guides Due

May Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
14 – 4-H Awards Banquet - Tentative
27-30 – 4-H Summer Camp – Camp Grant Walker

June Events
TBA – 4-H University
TBA – District Horse Show

July Events
July 4th Holiday (Office Closed)


TBA: Honey Bee Essay Contest, Ag Career Day, Garden Contest, Awards Banquet, and Jr. Leader Trip

TBA = To be announced


“It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.”

Should you need an ADA accommodation, please contact Margo Castro at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu no later than 14 days prior to the event.

The LSU AgCenter is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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