Ouachita 4-H Newsletter - February 2022

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4 Farm Animals for 4-H Poster Contest

Entries due to the Ouachita 4-H office by Friday, March 18.

  • Use a 14”x17” piece of sketch paper
  • Crayons or colored pencils only
  • Be creative & incorporate 4 different farm animals of your choice & a 4-H clover
  • Include name, grade & school on back left corner

The winner will receive $20 & the poster will be framed & displayed at the Ouachita 4-H office!

4-H Night with the Pelicans – March 4, 2022

Pre-Game Party: 4:15PM - 5:45PM

Tip-Off: 7:00PM

Your Package will include:

  • 4-H Night Pre-Game Access
  • 4-H Night Pelicans T-Shirt
  • Lucky members have the opportunity to participate in on-court fan experiences
  • Post-game photo on court with your 4-H club (for groups of 10+ only)

The deadline to order tickets is February 11, 2022. The registration link, along with important details & forms, will be available on our Facebook Page, Ouachita 4-H. Please read carefully through all of the information.

It is also important that everyone planning on attending is aware that the Mayor of New Orleans has stated that the Vaccine/Negative Covid Test to enter the New Orleans Arena will remain in place through Mardi Gras.Mardi Gras is on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.The game is on Friday, March 4, 2022.We don’t expect the vaccine/negative covid test will be lifted by the time of the game.Also for on-court participation you must be fully vaccinated (please see the on-court event participation agreement).

From the Pelicans: Important: As of December 2021, any student 12 years of age & older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or negative PCR, molecular, or antigen test within 72 hours to enter the Smoothie King Center.

4-H Online Enrollment Information

If you need to enroll, please see our Facebook Page, “Ouachita 4-H” for the link, QR code, instructions, & tips!

4-H Summer Camp Is Back!

4-H Camp at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock is back!! Summer Camp is for grades 4-6. Save the Date! Ouachita 4-H camp dates are July 4-7, 2022. More details will be available in our March newsletter.

Beef Poster Contest

The Louisiana Beef Industry Council Beef Poster Contest encourages participants to learn more about the beef industry, meat science, & nutrition while developing marketing, communication, organization, & research skills. The 2022 Beef Poster Contest Theme is “All About Beef”. Participants may compete in either the poster or digital competition! Details & rules will be available soon on our Facebook page, Ouachita 4-H. Posters or digital entries are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by March 11, 2022. This contest is open to 4-H & FFA members in grades 4-12!

Division I: 4th – 6th grades
Division II: 7th – 9th grades
Division III: 10th – 12th grades
Division DIGITAL: Open division. All ages compete together

Awards: All monetary awards are sponsored by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council.
First Place: State winning posters in each division will receive $200
Second Place: State winning posters in each division will receive $100
Third Place: State winning posters in each division will receive $50

College of Agriculture Visits

Have a high school student interested in LSU? Encourage them to visit the College of Agriculture. Visits are personalized & include a meeting with the recruitment team, a tour with a current student, & a faculty appointment. Students can schedule a campus visit at:https://admissions.lsu.edu/portal/campus-tours

Congratulations to our NELA Agriculture Photo Contest Winners!

Thank you to the Agribusiness Council for your continued support & sponsorship!

Junior Division (4th -6th)

Farm Animal
1st Place – Eva Grace Jones - Union
2nd Place – Jordan Clark - Franklin
Place – Reed Aulds – Richland

1st Place – Reed Aulds - Richland
2nd Place – Jordan Clark – Franklin
3rd Place – John Aubrey Chisum - Franklin

Any Other Agriculture
1st Place – Jackson Johnston – Franklin
2nd Place – John Aubrey Chisum - Franklin
3rd Place – Eva Grace Jones – Union

Senior Division (7th-12th)

Farm Animal
1st Place – Lillie Graves - Morehouse
2nd Place – Lexi Harper - Ouachita
3rd Place – Matthew Kramer - Franklin

1st Place – Lexi Harper – Ouachita
2nd Place – Amelia White - Ouachita
3rd Place – Melissa Roach - Ouachita

Any Other Agriculture
1st Place – Lexi Harper - Ouachita
2nd Place – Melissa Roach – Ouachita
3rd Place – Lillie Graves - Morehouse

Best of Show - Lexi Harper - Ouachita

Cooperative Enterprise Teen Leadership Conference

8th-12th graders will have the opportunity to sharpen their marketing & financial management skills as they compete in teams to build & manage their own cooperative business at the 2022 Cooperative Enterprise Teen Leadership Conference. The conference will take place at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA from Thursday, March 24 - Saturday, March 26. This event is generously sponsored by the Louisiana Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

To learn more about the cooperative business structure, check out the following link: https://ncbaclusa.coop/resources/what-is-a-co-op/

The cost for the conference is $50. Checks should be made payable to LCFC. The deadline to register is Friday, February 25! To register: 1. Complete the online registration at Co-op Camp (4-H) (formsite.com) 2. Mail registration fees & forms by February 26 to Louisiana 4-H, Attn: Michelle Dry, 169 Knapp Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.Details will be provided in the link above.

Facebook, Instagram, & the 4-H Newsletter!

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook & Instagram… both pages are named Ouachita 4-H. The 4-H Newsletter is made available on our webpage, lsuagcenter.com/Ouachita, as well as on our Facebook page. It is available within the first week of each month, September through April.

February & March are Demonstration Months!

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 tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu 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.

February HYPE/Jr. Leader Meeting

Open to 4-H’ers 7th grade & up - The Jr. Leader/HYPE meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the 4-H office auditorium. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by Thursday, February 17 by emailing tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu

Junior Leader Conference (JLC)

Open to all 4-H Members age 14 years & older, Junior Leadership Conference will be held March 10-11, 2022 & repeated on March 11-12, 2022. Both camps will be held at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA. Participants may choose which camp they would like to attend.

Theme: This year’s theme is “Back to Leadership”. The session choices are: It’s About Time; Today’s Voices, Tomorrow’s Futures; Returning to Responsibility; & Talking to the Past.

Registration Form: The registration form will be available on our Facebook Page, Ouachita 4-H, where participants will be able to view details, indicate which camp they would like to attend & rank their session choices. Drop off/Pick up information, etc., will be provided upon registration.

Deadlines & Fees: The Cost is $65. Please make checks payable to Ouachita 4-H. Please mail or drop off registration forms & fees to our office at 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291 by February 4, 2022.

Louisiana 4-H Mental Health Retreat

Mystery to the Safari Retreat: Taking A Look On The Inside

This workshop opportunity is available for 4-H members 5th-8th grades. Registration will be granted on a first come first serve basis, so don’t wait!! Register now! Take a break from the hustle & bustle of life & embark on an expedition into your own mind to discover the mysteries that await in the jungle of emotions. Journey through the valleys & mountains of feelings – the highs of joy, the lows of sadness, the raging rivers of anger, & much more. You will experience it all in the Louisiana 4-H Mental Health Retreat sponsored by the State Citizenship Board. There is a $10 registration fee & fees must be submitted in advance to complete registration. The registration deadline is March 1, 2022. Additional information can be found on the registration site: https://fs10.formsite.com/lsuagcenter/rd34s1brqu/i...

Louisiana Draw A Dairy Billboard Poster Contest

Promote the dairy industry by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products & their importance for health.

  • Posters must be on 22”x28” poster board & must not contain any copyright materials.
  • Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than 1/2” thick.
  • A 4-H club member can win first place in each division only once.
  • Include name, address, grade, school, & parish on back upper right-hand corner.

Posters are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by April 11. Ribbon awards will be given on the Parish Level. First Place Parish winning poster will move to the State Level. Winning posters at the State Level will receive cash prizes! Winning posters become the property of the Extension Service & will be displayed at statewide events.

Division I: 4th-6th grades
Division II: 7th-8th grades
Division III: 9th-12th grades

Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest Winners!!

The parish cookery contest 1st Place winners are…

  • Rice Any Other: Samantha Alexander - Homeschool
  • Sweet Potato: Caroline Pankey - Ouachita Christian School
  • Pecan: Samantha Shreve - Homeschool
  • Egg: Taylor Atkins - GA Academy
  • Chicken: Samantha Shreve - Homeschool
  • Quick-n-Easy Ground Beef: Lexi Harper - East Ouachita Middle School
  • Main Dish Beef: Lexi Harper - East Ouachita Middle School

Congratulations to our 1st place winners. They will go on to compete soon in the Area Cookery Contest!

Photography Club Meeting

The next Photography Club meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 21 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the 4-H office auditorium, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe. Please RVSP by emailing tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu by Thursday, February 17.

Scholarship Opportunities!

Attention Seniors: Please be on the lookout for other Scholarship Opportunities! Information has been sent via email. If you have questions, please contact me at tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu

Steven L. Hotard Scholarship

The Northeast Louisiana Master Gardener Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Steven L. Hotard Scholarship for Excellence. The Association will again award a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior who has been accepted into an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical school & who is pursuing a degree in any of the applied or natural sciences. The student must be currently active in 4-H. Selection of the recipient will be based on 4-H project work, community service, demonstrated leadership, & academic achievement. For more information, please contact Tara Garlington at 323-2251. Completed application & supporting documents are due by February 28, 2022.

Your Ouachita 4-H Agent is Tara Garlington

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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
Email: tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu

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