In this article:
|2021 Area 4-H Commodity Poster Contest!|
|2021 Cooperative Enterprise Leadership Conference|
|February & March are Demonstration Months!!|
|Junior Leader Club!|
|Louisiana Beef Poster Contest|
|Louisiana Draw A Dairy Billboard Poster Contest|
|Recycling & Environmental Stewardship for 2020-2021|
|Your Ouachita 4-H Agent is Tara Garlington!|
This contest will take the place of the traditional Area/Regional Cookery Contest for the 2020-2021 school year. Entries are due to the Ouachita Office by Monday, March 15. If you are in a school club, please turn posters into your club leader by Monday, March 15.
Area/Regional Awards: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place and Blue, Red & White Ribbon groups will be given in each category. Monetary awards will be given for the top three places: 1st place $30, 2nd place $20, 3rd place $10. Monetary awards will also be given on the parish level: 1st Place winner will receive $20, 2nd Place winner $15, & 3rd Place winner $10.
Categories include: Rice, Pecan, Sweet Potato, Egg, Chicken, & Beef.
(formerly known as Co-Op Camp)
Due to facilities restrictions based on ongoing Phase II guidelines, the Cooperative Enterprise Leadership Conference for March of 2021 has ben cancelled. Planning for the 2021-22 school year will be underway soon.
This year Ag Expo will be done virtually by using videos. More details will be available on our Facebook Page.
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". Parish Contest: 1st Place winner will receive $30, 2nd Place winner $20, & 3rd Place winner $10.
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.
Hurricane donations are still desperately needed! Some of the most needed items are: bottled waters, canned foods, paper plates, plastic forks/spoons, paper towels, & garbage bags. Please drop your donations to the 4-H office, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe. This event will be ongoing for the time being. We will announce an end date at a later time. When dropping donations, please leave your name and /or school name, approximate number of people who helped with the donations, & phone number. Thanking you in advance!
If you are in 7th grade or above, you may join the Ouachita 4-H Jr. Leader Club. The February meeting will be held Thursday, February 25 in the 4-H auditorium, 704 Cypress Street in West Monroe, from 4-5 p.m. For your protection, we will be following social distancing guidelines.
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. Entries are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by Monday, March 1, 2021. If you are in a school club, please turn posters in to your club leader by Monday, March 1. Contest is open to 4-H members in 4th-12th grades. The flyer will be available soon on our Facebook page! Ribbons & monetary awards will be given on the parish level: 1st place winner will receive $20, 2nd place $15, & 3rd place $10.
AWARDS (sponsor Louisiana Beef Industry Council):
Co-sponsors are the Louisiana Dairy Industry Promotion Board & the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
Promote the dairy industry by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products & their importance for health.
Entries are due to the Ouachita Office by Monday, April 5, 2021. If you are in a school club, please turn posters into your club leader by Monday, April 5. Winning posters at the state level become the property of the Extension Service & will be displayed at statewide events.
Ribbons & monetary awards will be also be given on the parish level:1st place winner will receive $20, 2nd Place $15, & 3rd Place $10.
State Prizes: A $100 check for first place State winners in Division I, II, & III. Second place State winners in each division will receive a $75 check. Third place State winners in each division will receive a $50 check.
Division I: 4th, 5th & 6th grades
Division II: 7th & 8th grades
Division III: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grades
The February Photography Club meeting will be announced on Facebook soon!!
Our 4-H 2020-2021 Programming Focus is 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. Start your recycyling plan today!
Options for summer camp are currently being discussed. We will share on Facebook & in the March Newsletter as soon as we have the detailed information. Thank you for your patience!
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
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