In this article:
|“Clovers Care” Donations|
|4-H & Tractor Supply Paper Clover Spring Campaign|
|4-H Online Enrollment Information|
|4-H Summer Camp Is Back!|
|Facebook, Instagram, & the 4-H Newsletter!|
|HYPE/Jr. Leader Meeting for April & May|
|Louisiana Draw A Dairy Billboard Poster Contest|
|Photography Club Meeting|
|Shooting Sports Regional & State Competitions|
|Wildlife Forum & Field Day|
|Your Ouachita 4-H Agent is Tara Garlington|
We are assisting our NE Regional Leader Board by taking “Clovers Care” Donations through April 7, 2022 at our office located at 704 Cypress Street in West Monroe. These donations will help youth in foster care.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Tractor Supply began their partnership with 4-H in 2010 & they have since helped raise over $14 million through the Paper Clover fundraisers. The success of these campaigns has impacted over 69,000 students by providing them with hands-on learning experiences through projects in STEM, agriculture, healthy living, & civic engagement.
100% of funds raised through the two Paper Clover fundraisers directly benefit 4-H & the kids & teens they work with - 90% of donations directly support 4-H youth in the state it was raised, & the remaining 10% supports national 4-H programming.
Your local Tractor Supply store is located at 201 Mane Street, West Monroe (out by the Ike Hamilton Expo Center). The dates for the spring campaign are April 27 - May 8, 2022, so go on by & donate to help support your local 4-H programs!
If you need to enroll, please see our Facebook Page, “Ouachita 4-H” for the link, QR code, instructions, & tips!
“A Million Memories” Camp Grant Walker is Back & Celebrating 100 Years!It’s time to begin making your plans to attend 4-H Summer Camp!! This year our camp week is July 4-7, 2022. To attend, you must be in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade & be age 12 or younger on January 1, 2022. Some of the activities you can do at camp are swimming, canoeing, kayaking, archery, tubing, arts & crafts… a great way to spend a week in the summer! The $50 nonrefundable deposit is due by April 22, 2022. Total camp fee, $210, is due May 27, 2022. Details have been emailed to all 4-H families & are also available on our Facebook page, Ouachita 4-H & our webpage, www.LSUAgCenter.com/Ouachita. If you have questions, please contact our office at 323-2251. To view additional Camp Grant Walker information, visit www.lsuagcenter.com/grantwalker.
What is 4-H University? Each year 4-H members who are in the 8th-12th grade as of August 1, 2021, are eligible to participate in 4-H University to demonstrate their skills in more than 40 competitive events. It is a culmination of a 4-H member’s year of hard work & dedication. Events range from Agricultural Use Demonstration, Automotive Care, Fishing Sports, Public Speaking, Fashion Revue, & more! Through competing, youth demonstrate life skills in teamwork, decision making, problem solving, resiliency, & many more. Each competitive event allows youth an opportunity for personal growth, skill mastery, & other life skills vital to functioning members of society.
4HU details have been emailed to all 4-H families & are also available on our Facebook page, Ouachita 4-H & our webpage, www.LSUAgCenter.com/Ouachita. If you have questions, please contact our office at 323-2251.
Youth have 2 ways of participating in 4HU. They may choose the competitive track, participating on of the many contests; or they may choose to participate in the Clover College Track.
We hope to see you there!
The Ouachita 4-H End-of-the-Year Awards Day is scheduled for Friday, May 13 at the Kiroli Park Main Bandstand Area in West Monroe! 4-H members, leaders, volunteers, & parents are invited to attend. Please RSVP with youth name, grade, & school name to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 29.
We are looking forward to a great time!
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.
Open to 4-H’ers 7th grade & up - The April Jr. Leader/HYPE meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the LSU AgCenter Auditorium, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe. Please RSVP to email@example.com by April 19.
The May Jr. Leader/HYPE meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31 at the Henrietta Jones Community Center, located at 2800 Burg Jones Lane in Monroe. We will meet in the front of the center. We will be assisting in a Community Clean-Up Day Event! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 24.
Promote the dairy industry by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products & their importance for health.
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.
The April Photography Club meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 18 at 4:00 p.m. at Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand Street, Monroe. Please RVSP to email@example.com by April 11.
We had several Ouachita 4-H Shooting Sports Members participate in the recent Regional Match in Shreveport & Grand Cane. We have listed participant names along with the competition disciplines below! The State Match will be held April 26-May 1 in Port Allen & Gonzales. We are proud of our Ouachita 4-H Youth! Good luck to all those participating in the state competition! Thank you to the National Rifle Association for the continued support of our program!
|Avery Atkins - Archery||Damon Guidry - Shotgun||Andrew Phillips - Archery|
|Ethan Atkins - Rifle, Shotgun||Marissa Hamilton - Shotgun||Finn Primeaux - Rifle|
|Bryce Baker - Shotgun||Anna Harris - Archery||Alecksis Roberts - Shotgun|
|Brandon Bass - Shotgun||Emma Harris - Archery||Austin Roberts - Shotgun|
|Britton Bond - Archery||Talan Harrison - Shotgun||Carson Robinson - Archery|
|Caroline Bragg - Rifle||Nate Hawkins - Archery||Christian Robinson - Archery|
|Briley Brock - Archery||Thomas Hestle - Rifle||Logan Robinson - Archery|
|Blake Burke - Shotgun||Charles Holbrook - Archery||Caden Sanson - Archery|
|Jonah Cardin - Archery||Jorden Hollis - Archery||Elijah Saucer - Shotgun|
|Tyler Cychosz - Shotgun||Samuel Holtzclaw - Shotgun||Caleb Self - Shotgun|
|Kody Dennis - Archery||Ren Hopkins - Shotgun||Samantha Shreve - Archery|
|Josie Dycus - Archery||Cameron Lang - Shotgun||Zoey Shreve - Rifle|
|Branson English - Shotgun||Robert Lang - Shotgun||Collin Sims - Shotgun|
|Emerson Ferraro - Archery||Brees Many - Rifle||Jake Southern - Archery|
|Andrew Ganey - Pistol||Kross Many - Rifle||Olivia Stephens - Archery, Rifle|
|Sam Ganey - Shotgun||Daniel McBride - Archery||Allie Thompson - Archery|
|Branden Garsee - Archery||Tommy McClelland - Archery, Rifle||Gracie Thompson - Archery, Pistol|
|Landen Garsee - Archery||Mason Mills - Shotgun||Garrison Young - Rifle|
|Thomas Girod - Archery||Karissa Morse - Shotgun|
When: May 6, 2022, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: LSU AgCenter Macon Ridge Research Station, 212-B Macon Ridge Road, Winnsboro, LA 71295
Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
The program begins at 8:30 a.m. No fee to attend. Flyer & details will be available on our Facebook page.
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
Lucien P. Laborde, Jr., Interim Vice President for Agriculture, Interim Dean of College of 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.