In this article:
|2023 Northeast District Livestock Show|
|4-H Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest|
|4-H Photography Club Meeting|
|Beef Poster Contest|
|Camp Grant Walker 4-H Summer Camp|
|Dairy Billboard Contest|
|Don’t Forget to Recycle!|
|February & March Are Demonstration Months!|
|Golden Clover/Emerald Achievement Awards|
|Jr. Leader Meeting|
|Junior Leadership Conference (JLC)|
|Mental Health Awareness|
|Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest|
|Recycled Art Contest|
|Scholarships for Seniors|
|Tiger Tank Contest|
|Welcome to Ouachita 4-H!|
The dates for the Northeast District Livestock Show in Delhi are February 1-4, 2023.
Jr. Leader meeting - 4
Ag Photo contest due - 6
4-H Night with Pelicans - 6
Ag Expo & Jr. Livestock Show - 13-14
Golden Clover/Emerald Achievement Awards due - 17
Cookery pre-registration - 19
Honor Cord deadline - 20
Cookery Contest - 23
4-H Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest deadline - 24
Recycled Art Contest due - 24-27
Northeast District Livestock Show, Delhi - 1-4
Jr. Leader meeting - 23
Attention 4-H members grades 8-12! Register by January 24!! Ouachita 4-H has received mini grant funding through partnerships with the Mott Foundation & Louisiana Center for Afterschool Learning. Youth will have the opportunity to share business pitch ideas to local judges. This program will provide experiential learning opportunities for teens to learn about entrepreneurship & practice career readiness skill sets, such as problem-solving, financial management, & public speaking. The program also encourages creativity & creates a pipeline to assist our youth when participating in the 4-H University Tiger Tank Contest! (see Tiger Tank information included in newsletter)
The January Photography Club meeting will be 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, January 19 at Layton Castle, 1133 South Grand Street in Monroe. Parents are welcome to drop-off/pick-up youth. Questions: please contact our office at 323-2251.
The 2023 Beef Poster Contest Theme is “Beef: A Sustainable Choice”. Participants may compete in either the poster or digital competition!Details & rules will be available soon on our Facebook page, Ouachita 4-H. First place winning entries at the parish level will win $20. Winning entry or entries will be sent for state competition. Posters or digital entries are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by Friday, March 10, 2023. This contest is open to 4-H & FFA members in grades 4-12!
Awards: All monetary awards are sponsored by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council.
Save the Dates! Summer Camp is for grades 4-6.The dates for Ouachita are July 3-6, 2023. Details will be available in our February & March newsletters.
Promote the dairy industry by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products & their importance for health. Co-sponsors are the Louisiana Dairy Industry Promotion Board & the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.
Who Can Enter: Any bonafide 4‑H club member
Divisions: Division I ‑ 4th, 5th & 6th grades
Division II ‑ 7th & 8th grades
Division III ‑ 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grades
For official rules & regulations, see https://www.lsuagcenter.com/profiles/rmiller/articles/page1672937742597.
Posters are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by Monday, April 10. Parish winners will be awarded cash prizes: 1st place - $25; 2nd place - $15; & 3rd place - $10. 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.
Begin by dropping recycling materials to the West Monroe Recycling Center. The Recycling Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about recycling, visit https://www.cityofwestmonroe.com/216/Recycling & https://ouachitagreen.org/
Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page, Ouachita 4-H. Our Shooting Sports Facebook page is Ouachita 4-H Shooting Sports.
A demonstration should consist of introduction, procedure, & summary. Don’t forget your visual aid. Most importantly, practice your demonstration! 4-H’ers may present demonstrations during their February & March club meetings. 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.
The Golden Clover & Emerald Achievement Awards reflect the years of 4-H club work, club offices held, project records completed, participation in workshops, clinics, & events, awards programs, leadership participation, etc. In an effort to incentivize local programming & recognition, both awards have been transitioned to parish awards. For application form & details, please contact Tara Garlington at 323-2251. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
4-H Golden Clover Award
All items are optional, but a total of 250 points must be earned for award. Points are accumulated based on your total years of work in 4-H.
4-H Emerald Achievement Award
All items are optional, but a total of 360 points must be earned for award. Points are accumulated based on your total years of work in 4-H.
In an effort to recognize graduating 4-H seniors, the Louisiana 4-H Foundation sponsors the 4-H Honor Cord awards. Please visit the following 4-H Honor Cord link to view the qualification information & to fill out the application by Friday, January 20, 2023: Senior Honor Cords
Our next Jr. Leader meeting will be held 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 23 in the 4-H Office Auditorium. The Ouachita 4-H Jr. Leader Club is now open to grades 6-12
Save the Dates! JLC is open to 4-H members 14 & older. The dates are March 9-11, 2023. Details will be available in our February & March newsletters.
The 2022-2023 club programming focus is Mental Health Awareness.
Pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 19, 2023.
To Pre-Register: contact the 4-H office via phone (318-323-2251) or email (email@example.com) stating contestant’s name & dish category. The Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest is scheduled for Monday, January 23, 2023, 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the 4-H auditorium.See Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest for complete cookery rules & dish category rules.
Dish Categories: Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, Sweet Potato, Egg, Chicken, Quick-N-Easy Ground Beef, Main Dish Beef, & Corn.
Contest entries are to be dropped off at the Ouachita 4-H Office from January 24-27, 2023. Our office is open 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Projects should be picked-up from the 4-H office by January 31. Please include a label with the following information: youth name, grade, school. The label may be placed anywhere on the project. First, second, & third place winners will be announced January 30. Participants do not have to be present to win. Prizes: 1st place - $20; 2nd place - $15; 3rd place - $10. We can’t wait to see your creativity!
Detailed scholarship information will be emailed to all senior families by January 12. Please be sure to check for the details.
This contest will be available at our upcoming 4-H University in June! The Tiger Tank Entrepreneurship Contest Challenge offers 4-H members, grades 8-12, an opportunity to apply their strengths, talents, & abilities to design innovative business ventures. The goal of this upcoming contest is to inspire students to think outside the box & pursue their goals through experiential learning. More information about this 4-H University contest will be available at a later date.
We offer a Shooting Sports Club, Photography Club, Jr. Leader Club, Livestock opportunities, workshops, camps, contests, & more! Do you want to join 4-H? Four-H is a club for boys & girls ages 9 to 19. For detailed payment information & online enrollment instructions, please see our Facebook Page “Ouachita 4-H” or visit our website, Ouachita 4-H Online Enrollment
To enroll/re-enroll: https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in
The general 4-H enrollment fee for 2022-2023 is $7. Note: If a club is available at your school, follow the school club leader’s enrollment guidelines. If your school’s 4-H club enrollment is closed for the school year or if there isn’t a club at your school, you may still join 4-H as a Member-At-Large. Call the 4-H office at 323-2251 for details!!