Ouachita 4-H Newsletter, April 2021

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2021 Area 4-H Commodity Poster Contest!

Blue ribbon.Congratulations to our Ouachita Winners!

  • Pecan: 3rd Place - Lillianna Rose
  • Rice: 2nd Place - Lexi Harper; 3rd Place - Teegan Rose
  • Beef: 2nd Place - Lexi Harper; Blue Ribbon - Lillianna Rose

2021 Parish Beef Poster Contest!

Blue ribbon.Congratulations to our Parish Beef Poster Contest Winners!

  • 1st Place: Lexi Harper
  • 2nd Place: Lillianna Rose

2021 Senior Salute

Graduation cap and diploma.As graduation approaches, Louisiana 4-H would like to recognize our senior 4-H members through a Senior Salute video. Please email a picture of your senior, along with his/her first & last name, & high school to tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu by Tuesday, April 20.

4HU 2021 - “Whatever It Takes”

The Louisiana Executive Board selected the theme “Whatever It Takes” for our 2021 4-H University. This theme could not be truer, as it is the shared goal of our 4-H faculty, agents, & youth to make 4-H University happen in 2021! 4-H University is open to 4-H’ers ages 13-18.

  • The overall event is structured as a “come and go” event due to COVID-19 transportation & lodging restrictions. Contestants will be allowed to travel in on their contest day & leave after the completion of the presentation/contest.
  • 4-H University registration form & fees are due to the Ouachita Office by Friday, May 7, 2021. Registration forms will be available soon on Facebook & on the website. The registration fee is $20. Checks may be made to Ouachita 4-H.
  • On Thursday night of 4-H University week, a virtual celebration program will take place to announce the new leadership boards, recognition of our scholarship winners, & to honor our Hall of Fame Honorees.
  • On June 30 a 4-H University Awards Night will be hosted to virtually announce the winners from the 2021 4-H University.

Contest Schedule for 2021:

June 10 - Career Prep (interviews 10 & 11), Insect ID, LA Cooperative Public Speaking, LA Chef, Meat ID, Photography, & Plant Science

Face to Face:
June 11 - Forestry (CGW)
June 12 - Dairy Judging (Franklinton), Horse Judging (LSU), Horticulture Judging (LSU), Livestock Judging (LSU), & Poultry Judging (LSU)
June 22 - Evac Center: Fishing Sports, Consumer Decision Making, Consumer Foods Judging, & Teens Driving Teens
June 23 - Ag Demo (Ag, Entomology, Horticulture Gen., Other) - Evacuation Ctr, FCS Demo (FCS, Other) - Evacuation Ctr, Career Prep (Finalists) Rapides Parish Office, Public Speaking Any (Finalists) - City of Alexandria Meeting Facility, Outdoor Skills - Camp Grant Walker, Tiger Tank - City of Alexandria Meeting Facility, & Next Food Star - City of Alexandria Meeting Facility
June 24 - ATV - Evacuation Ctr Gravel Parking Lot, Child Development - Evacuation Ctr Dog & Cat Science - Evacuation Ctr,Tiger Tank Continued, City of Alexandria Meeting Facility, & Next Food Star - City of Alexandria Meeting Facility

If you are interested in any of the above contests & have questions, please contact Tara Garlington at 323-2251.

Ag Expo

This year Ag Expo will be done virtually by using videos. More details will be available on our Facebook Page.

Google Classroom

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

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!

Junior Leader Club!

If you are in 7th grade or above, you may join the Ouachita 4-H Jr. Leader Club. The April meeting will be held Thursday, April 29 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. Bring a friend!

Louisiana Draw-A-Dairy-Billboard Poster Contest

Carton and glass of milk.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 4-H office by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.If you are in a school club, please turn posters into your club leader by April 14, 2021. For rules, prizes, & divisions, see last month’s 4-H newsletter.

Photography Club

Camera.The April meeting details will be announced on Facebook soon!

Recycling & Environmental Stewardship for 2020-2021

Recycle logo.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!

Summer Camp

Summer camp.Ouachita 4-H’ers in grades 4-6, mark your calendars! The Traveling Road Show Day Camp will be coming to a location near you on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Ouachita, Lincoln, & Union Parishes will be teaming up for a fun-filled day camp. The cost will be $25 per camper. Details will be available soon on the Ouachita 4-H Facebook Page!

Tractor Supply Paper Clover Campaign

4-H clover.Buy a paper clover for $1 at your local Tractor Supply from April 28 – May 9 & you will help to support your local 4-H. The local store in Ouachita Parish is at 201 Mane Street in West Monroe!

Virtual 4-H Day at the Capitol – May 26, 2021

Qr code for Day at the Capitol registration.Registration for the 2021 Virtual 4-H Day at the Capitol is here! Register for the event by May 1 in order to guarantee receipt of the “Day at the Capitol in a Box” Kit* at no cost. After May 1, the “Day at the Capitol in a Box” Kits will only be provided while supplies last. Register Here for Virtual 4-H Day at the Capitol. All streaming times & opportunities for engagement will be announced at a later date.

*The Day at the Capitol kit may include some of the following items: An event mask, Government related activity sheets, thank you cards, how to thank your legislator instructions, 10 ways to serve, 3 branches of Government activity, and an activity with supplies to complete on May 26, 2021.

Your Ouachita 4-H Agent is Tara Garlington!

LSU AgCenter logo.Ouachita Parish 4-H, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291Phone: (318) 323-2251 Fax: (318) 387-9376

Made Available By: Tara Garlington, Assistant Extension Agent

Email: tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu

Visit our website: www.LSUAgCenter.comWilliam 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.

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