In this article:
|4-H Calendar of Events|
|4-H Enrollment and Dues|
|Fall Activity Day|
|Horse and Livestock Exhibitors|
|Junior Leader Meeting|
|National 4-H Week|
|Seed of the Month Club|
|Shooting Sports Club|
29 – Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.
3-9 - National 4-H Week: “4-H Building the Future”
11- Club Silver Tray Awards Form Due
19 - Jr. Leader Membership Dues & Meeting, 4:30 P.M
20 - Fall Activity Day, Ag Arena Opelousas, 4:00 P.M.
21 - Shooting Sports Info. Meeting, Virtual, 5:00 P.M.
22 - Shooting Sports Club Registration Due 4-H Office
28-Nov. 14 Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport
1- 4-H Dues Deadline, $5.00/Member
4 - 4-H SET Club Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.
10 - Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.
23 – Elementary Workshop Day, Extension Office, 9:30A.M.
25 - Thanksgiving
To enroll online, please use the link below.
Dues are $5.00 if joining as a Member-at-large through the 4-H Office. If joining through a school club, please check with 4-H Leader on the dues amount.
Member-at-large dues can be mailed or dropped off at the 4-H Office at 1065 Highway 749, Suite A, Opelousas, LA, 70570. Checks and/or money orders can be made payable to St. Landry 4-H.
We are an active group offering Citizenship, Healthy Living and SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) programming to youth in grades 4th-12th.The 2021-2022 4-H year may look and feel a little different than before. We want you to know that your 4-H Agents, Lisa Benoit and Megan Plattsmier, are working hard to offer programs and activities as much in person as we can following safety guidelines as well as offering virtual club meetings and activities.
4-H’ers and parents can stay informed through the monthly 4-H Chatterbox newsletter as well as our St. Landry 4-H Facebook page and St. Landry LSU AgCenter Webpage. Please go and like our Facebook page if you haven’t already done so.
Each club should have officers decided upon by the October or at latest November Meeting. Suggested officers are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Reporter. An installation program will be conducted by your 4-H Club Leader or Agent.
This event will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Ag Arena in Opelousas (Behind the Yambilee Building on Hwy. 190). Registration begins at 4:00 P.M. and Contest Judging begins at 4:30 P.M.
Pet Contest Rules - 1 pet per 4-H'er
Only pets in the pet categories listed can be exhibited. DO NOT bring livestock animals. Awards to be given in each category: Most Colorful, Most 4-H Spirited, Best Behaved, Best Groomed, Pet & Owner Look-A-Likes
Plant Contest Rules - 1 plant per 4-Her
Poster Contest Rules - 1 poster per 4-H'er
Pumpkin Contest Rules - 1 per 4-H Club
To exhibit horses or livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, goats, poultry, and rabbits), contact Megan Plattsmier at 948-0561.St. Landry Parish 4-H follows two show programs, the LSU State Show & the Southern University Livestock Show. Possession dates (date you acquire the animal at your home) are listed below:
The first meeting will be Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. A business meeting and educational program will be conducted. Junior Leader Club is open to 7th-12th grade 4-H members only. Submit the online enrollment form, located below, and $5.00 membership fee to enroll. Fees are due by November 1, 2021 to remain on mailing list.
October 3 - 9, 2021
Celebrate National 4-H Week.4-H is 113 years old in Louisiana! Theme: “4-H Building the Future”. Suggested activities for the week are poster contests, green & white day, teacher appreciation, paint the school green, community service project. 4-H clubs that conduct at least 5 activities will be recognized with a Silver Tray Award.
St. Landry Parish 4-H will also host different daily themed activities during the week on our St. Landry 4-H Facebook page.4-H’ers will be able to post a photo each day as they participate.4-H’ers that participate each day will receive a 4-H surprise.
If you would like to join this gardening project club, register below. Space limited to the first (50) 4-H’ers.A packet of seeds and gardening newsletter will be mailed to registered 4-H’ers each month from October to May.
Perform fun experiments and discover all aspects of SET! This Science, Engineering & Technology Club is open to 4th-8th grade 4-H’ers.Limited to the first (30) 4-H’ers that register. Registration fee is $10.00. Register online through the link below. Meetings held once a month 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the St. Landry 4-H Office, every other month, starting November 2021 and ending May 2022.
Participation in this Outdoor Skills Program is not limited by skill or physical abilities and is open to youth in 4th-12th grade. Disciplines offered are Shotgun, Archery and BB Gun.4-H’ers can only sign up for (1) discipline and will have to bring all of their own equipment (including safety) to practices and competitions. An informational meeting about the program will be held virtually on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
To register for the Shooting Sports Club, complete the online registration form and submit the $20.00 registration fee and health form by Friday, October 22, 2021. Check or money order need to be made payable to St. Landry Parish 4-H.