2022 4-H University ~ STRIVE

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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.

  • This year’s theme is: STRIVE. 4-HU will be held June 21-24, 2022, at the LSU Campus in Baton Rouge! A few of the contests will be held virtually.
  • Cost: $75 to register. This will cover housing & other expenses such as: supplies, materials, awards, etc. Meals will not be provided. Youth will need to bring money for meals.
  • How to Register: Contact Tara Garlington via email, tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu or call our office at 323-2251. The proper paperwork will be provided at that time.
  • Registration Deadline: May 10, 2022

4HU details have been emailed to all 4-H families & are also available on our Facebook page, Ouachita 4-H. 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. Note: If youth choose the Competitive Track, we will provide resources and help them with preparations. If you have questions about a particular contest before making a decision, please let me know and I can email the specific contest details.

  • The Competitive Track list has been emailed to all 4-H families & is also on our Facebook page.
  • The Clover College Track is a non-competitive educational experience where youth may choose to learn about an area of interest, while still being able to have the LSU Campus experience! Clover College Choices will be available & shared after April 1. Note: If a 4-H member participates in a virtual contest, they will participate in the 4HU on-campus experience by enrolling in the Clover College Track.

2022 4HU Contest List:

Note: We will be able provide resources and help prepare youth for contests.

  • 4-H Has Talent.
  • ATV Safety
  • Automotive Care
  • Career Preparation (Virtual Contest for Preliminaries/Final Round In-Person)
  • Child Development
  • Computer Simulation
  • Consumer Decision Making
  • Consumer Food Evaluation
  • Dairy Cattle Judging
  • Diesel Operations
  • Entomology Demonstration
  • Environmental Conservation Illustrated Talk
  • Fashion Revue - It’s Sew YOU!
  • Fashion Revue - Ready to Wear
  • Fashion Revue - Upcycled Fashion.
  • Family & Consumer Sciences Demonstration
  • Fishing Sports
  • Forestry
  • Horse Judging
  • Horticulture Demonstration - General
  • Horticulture Identification & Evaluation
  • Horticulture Use Demonstration
  • Insect Identification
  • Louisiana Agronomic Illustrated Talk
  • Louisiana Chef Demonstration (Virtual Contest)
  • Livestock Judging
  • Meat Identification & Judging
  • Next Healthy Food Star
  • Outdoor Skills Triathlon
  • Personal Trainer
  • Photography (Virtual Contest)
  • Plant Identification and Evaluation
  • Poultry Judging
  • Public Speaking - Any
  • Public Speaking - Cooperatives (Virtual Contest)
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Solutions Unlimited
  • Teens Driving Teens
  • Tiger Tank Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Zero Turn Mower

2022 4HU Clover College List: Non-Competitive Option – This information will be available the beginning of April

Louisiana 4-H University Objectives

  • Promote a culture of inclusion amongst a diverse group of youth through positive social & educational experiences.
  • Provide opportunities for engagement in learning to develop mastery through project participation & achievement.
  • Provide the opportunity for self-determination through empowered decision making & teamwork.
  • Provide the opportunity for youth to see themselves as active participants in the future through career exploration.
  • Provide a safe & inclusive environment for youth.
  • Provide the opportunity for youth to practice service to others.

We hope to see you there!

4/5/2022 7:15:50 PM
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