2023 December 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

2024 Livestock Show

The public is invited to attend the Assumption Parish Livestock Show on January 20th at the parish livestock facility beginning at 9:30 a.m. There is no entry fee for the public and concessions will be sold.

Come out and support the youth in Assumption Parish by attending this 4-H sponsored event.

Dairy Poster Contest

Dairy Posters are due January 12, 2024, to the 4-H Office.

The purpose of the Dairy Poster Contest is to: Learn more about milk and milk products and their importance to healthy bodies; Demonstrate communication skills by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products; Share knowledge with others.

Rules are as follows:

  • Billboard design must be made on 22” x 28” poster.
  • DO NOT ATTACH anything to the poster that is more than ½ inch thick.
  • Place name, grade, and school on back of poster in upper right-hand corner.
  • First place parish winning posters will go on to state and they become the property of the Extension Service and will be displayed at statewide events.

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

4-H Pledge

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.

Duct (Duck) Tape Contest

Duct tape items are due January 19, 2024.

Duct Tape is awesome! We want you to show off your creativity, skills, and love for the stickiest stuff on earth. Make your most original, interesting, unusual, or practical item completely out of duct tape.


  • Open to all 4-H Members. All entries are due to 4-H Office by January 19, 2024.
  • One entry per 4-H’er.
  • Projects should be 4-H’er created.
  • Cannot duct tape on top of a pre-existing item.
  • You may use cardboard, wire, clips, fabric, etc.
  • All entries must be labeled with 4-H’ers name, grade, and school.

  • Clothing – vest, belts, hats, shoes, ties, etc.
  • Accessories – wallets, purses, bows, key chains, etc.
  • Utensils – school and office supplies, kitchen, and household items, etc.

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

Monthly Lesson

Newsletter Notes – Get a Job

What do you want to do when you grow up? This is a common question that many students get asked. Some people know from an early age and others take a while to figure it out.
No matter how long it takes, it’s helpful to think about the impact of a chosen occupation on your life.
Selecting your career is one of the most important life decisions you will make.
Being prepared is the key to finding and keeping a good job.

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.

4-H Night with the Pelicans game against the Phoenix Suns is going to be exciting!

Seats are limited, first come first serve this is a big game.
Order your group tickets as soon as possible to get the best seats.

The Pelicans have brought back many of the fan experiences that 4-H Members have enjoyed participating in at the game!!!

Date: Friday, January 19, 2024, Tip off 7:00PM
Game: New Orleans Pelicans versus Phoenix Suns
Location: Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Drive, New Orleans, LA 70113
Deadline: to purchase tickets Friday, December 22, 2023

Pelicans Tickets https://pels.group/4H along with a QR Code 2023 Pelicans.QR.Code.png thumbnail

Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry & Sweet Potato Contest Results!

Congratulations to all the Winners!

Ground Beef Cookery Grand Champion - Mia Landry, PPMS 7th
Category Winners:
Quick & Easy – Charlie Simoneaux, AHS 9th
One Dish – Mia Landry, PPMS 7th

Egg Cookery Contest Grand Champion - Aubrie Crochet, PPMS 7th
Category Winners:
Appetizer & Salad – Annabelle McGuyer, LPS 4th
Desserts – Aubrie Crochet, PPMS 7th
Main Dish – Charlie Simoneaux, AHS 9th

Poultry Cookery Grand Champion - Katelyn Cavalier, PPPS 4th
Category Winners:
Chicken – Katelyn Cavalier, PPPS 4th
Processed Poultry– Lani Charlet, PPMS 5th

Sweet Potato Cookery Grand Champion -Katy Sanchez, PPMS 8th
Category Winners:
Dessert Dish – Millie Hebert, NMS 6th
Any Other Dish – Katy Sanchez, PPMS 8th

A “Special Thanks” to the judges for volunteering to judge these contests!


Recycled Art Contest Results!
Congratulations to ALL!

Grand Champion Winner - Karlie Knight, NMS 7th

Division I Winners – Seth Mabile, PPPS 4th and Adalyn Simoneaux, PPPS 4th
Division II Winners – Kyle Bailey, SES 5th; Luke Thompson, NMS 6th, and Paige Simoneaux, NMS 6th
Division III Winner – Karlie Knight, NMS 7th
Division IV Winner – Ashlyn Templet, AHS 10th

Message from Ms. Margo

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In this most magical of seasons, may you find peace, love, and much happiness.

Margo L. Castro, 4-H Agent

2023-24 4-H Calendar of Events

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
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
19 – 4-H Night with the Pelicans
20 – Parish Livestock Show

February Events
No Club Meetings
No Jr. Leader Meeting
1-3 – District Livestock Show
9 – Character Education Poster Contest Due
10-17 – State Livestock Show
12-16 – Mardi Gras Break (School)
13 – Mardi Gras (4-H Office)

March Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
Demonstration Days – At Club Meetings
4 – 4-H State Rabbit Show
7-9 - Jr. Leadership Conference
11-18 – Southern Regional Shoot
22 – Area Cookery
30 – Sew with Cotton Contest Due
TBA – Co-op Camp
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

April Events
No Club Meetings
4-5– Ag Day
7 – Easter Holiday (4-H Office)
7-14 – Easter Holiday (School)
15-22 – State Shooting Sports Match
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

May Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
29 – 4-H Summer Camp – Camp Grant Walker
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

June Events
TBA – 4-H University

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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