In this article:
|2021 Cooperative Enterprise Leadership Conference|
|Beef Poster Contest|
|February & March are Demonstration Months!!|
|Golden Clover & Emerald Achievement Awards|
|Join the 4-H Junior Leader Club!|
|Junior Leader Conference|
|Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest!|
|Recycling & Environmental Stewardship for 2020-2021|
|Virtual Agriculture 4-H Photography Contest!|
|Welcome to 4-H!|
|Your Ouachita 4-H Agent is Tara Garlington!|
When & Where:
The dates for the conference are Thursday, March 25- Friday, March 26, 2021. Please note that the schedule may need to be adjusted/condensed, due to travel policies that will inevitably evolve over the coming months, etc. The location for this event TBA.
Who, What, & Why:
4-H Members in the 9th-12th grades are invited to attend! At the event, conference participants will compete in teams to establish & manage their own cooperative businesses. In the process, 4-H’ers will have opportunities to sharpen their leadership, marketing, money & management skills with guidance from industry leaders. In addition, educational award trip & cash prizes will be presented to top business leaders! Special thanks goes to the Louisiana Council of Farmer Cooperatives for sponsoring this educational experience. To learn more about the cooperative business structure, check out the following link: https://ncbaclusa.coop/resources/what-is-a-co-op/
Complete registration details along with an event flyer will be forthcoming
This year Ag Expo will be done virtually by using videos. More details will be available on our Facebook Page.
The 2021 Louisiana Beef Industry Council Beef Poster Contest Theme is “Green Beef”. Posters must be on “22 x 28” poster board only. Place your name, address, age, grade in school & parish/chapter on back, upper right corner of poster. The posters are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by Monday, March 1, 2021. Contest is open to 4-H members in 4th-12th grades. The flyer will be available soon on our Facebook page!
AWARDS (sponsor Louisiana Beef Industry Council):
A demonstration should consist of introduction, procedure, & summary. Don’t forget your visual aid. Most importantly, practice your demonstration! 4-H’ers may pre-record their demonstrations & email to email@example.com by March 31. Videos should be no more than 5 minutes in length. Click the following link "How To Demonstrate The 4-H Way".
The 4-H Golden Clover Award & the 4-H Emerald Achievement Award applications (found on our Facebook page) are due to the 4-H office by January 15, 2021. In an effort to incentivize local programming & recognition, both awards have been transitioned to parish awards.
4-H Golden Clover Award (a club member may win this award only once):
1) Must be 14 years of age or under by January 1 of the club year application is made
2) Must have at least two (2) years of 4-H club work, including award year
3) Must score at least 250 points on the application & scorecard
4-H Emerald Achievement Award (a club member may win this award only once):
1) Must be 15 years of age by January 1 of the year application is made
2) Must have three years of 4-H club work, including award year
3) Must have completed one year of active Junior Leadership work excluding award year
4) Must score at least 360 points on the application & scorecard
Members at Large: The Monthly Newsletter, Lesson, & other information will be available on Google Classroom at the beginning of each month. The classroom code is: yyhg7qt or you may use the link:https://classroom.google.com/c/MTk0MjIxMDQxMDM1?cj.... Please Note: If you are part of a school club, please be sure to follow your leader’s guidelines. School Club Leaders may post added information on their School Club 4-H Google Classroom. Please contact Tara Garlington if you have any questions.
There will not be a Jr. Leader Meeting in January. The next meeting will be announced in the February newsletter.
The State 4-H Executive Board is excited about an opportunity they would like to provide to our teens to “Walk their Way to Leadership” during the 2021 JLC!
Although we are not certain there will be an Area/Regional Cookery Contest this year, we will continue with our Virtual Ouachita Parish Cookery Contest. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners in each category! If we are able to continue with the Area Cookery, parish winners in each category will go on to compete. More information will be available at a later date. Categories include: Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, Sweet Potato, Egg, Chicken, Quick-n-Easy Ground Beef, & Beef Main Dish, which is a new category! A flyer with cookery rules & details will be available soon on our Facebook page, “Ouachita 4-H” & our website.
How to Enter:
Entries via email are due Friday, January 8, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. Please see the demonstration video link,
"How To Demonstrate The 4-H Way". Also, if you’d like a copy of our Food Demonstration Power Point, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The January Photography Club meeting will be held Tuesday, January 19 at 5:00 p.m. at the West Monroe Police Department Substation. The substation is located at 211 Cypress St. There is a sign out front that reads 211 Building West Monroe Housing Authority, Code Enforcement. Sign up by emailing email@example.com by Monday, January 18, 2021. For your protection, we will be following social distancing guidelines.
Our 4-H 2020-2021 Programming Focus will be on Recycling & Environmental Stewardship. The West Monroe Recycling Center is a free drop-off facility for the general public, despite where they may live. The Recycling Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. & is located directly behind the Police Department at 409 Lincoln Street in West Monroe. Accepted items include: Plastics No. 1 & No. 2, cardboard, paper (newspaper & copy paper), aluminum & metal cans. Please rinse all cans & plastic jugs. No glass or Styrofoam! For more information visit www.westmonroe.com or call (318) 397-3290.
Showcase your love for agriculture though this contest!
The 3 categories are:
1. Farm Animal
3. Any Other Agriculture.
Photos do not need to mounted this year! Entries must include: 4-H’er name, parish, school & grade; category; & a one-line title for each paragraph. Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Ag Photo Contest” in the subject line. Due date is January 5, 2021.
Rules & Regulations:
Four-H is a club for boys & girls ages 9 to 19. Ouachita 4-H enrollment forms for 2020-2021 are now available on our website! New this year is an online enrollment, or you can print & fill out your enrollment form & mail it to us or drop it off at the 4-H office. The online enrollment & the printable forms can be found here. If a 4-H club is available at your school, follow the school’s enrollment guidelines. If there isn’t a club at your school, you may still join 4-H as a Member-At-Large & participate in all 4-H activities. Just call the 4-H office for details.
Ouachita Parish 4-H, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 323-2251 Fax: (318) 387-9376
Made Available By: Tara Garlington, Assistant Extension Agent
Visit our website: www.LSUAgCenter.com
William B. Richardson, LSU Vice President for Agriculture
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station
Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service
LSU College of Agriculture
The LSU AgCenter is a statewide campus of the LSU system & provides equal opportunities in programs & employment.
Louisiana State University is an equal opportunity/access university.