November 2016 4-H Clovertalk

Stephanie Bailey  |  1/5/2017 10:09:21 PM

2016 Parish Livestock Show & Parish Cookery

Come out and support your fellow East Baton Rouge 4-H’ers as they exhibit their livestock projects! Below is a schedule of event for you to plan accordingly.

Friday, January 20, 2017

3:00 PM—Barns open to admit animals

6:00 PM—All animals must be in the barns and registered

6:30 PM—General show meeting and supper for all exhibitors and their families

7:30 PM—Stock Show Scavenger Search

Saturday, January 21, 2017

9:30 AM—Shows begin (Hogs begin in the Coliseum, Poultry begins in the barns)

12:00 PM—Cattle Show Starts (or following the Goat Show, whichever is later)

Parade of Champions and Exhibitor Dinner to conclude the show (animals to be released following the Parade of Champion.)

Calling all Cooks!

The East Baton Rouge Parish Cookery will be held in conjunction with the Parish Livestock Show on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the LSU AgCenter Nelson Memorial Building on LSU’s campus. Registration will open at 10:00 a.m. followed by judging starting at 10:30 am sharp. No late entries will be accepted.

Dishes must be prepared at home and brought to the contest for judging. Please bring ONLY ONE SERVING of the dish to be entered. A completed copy of the recipe (ingredients and instructions) must be presented with the dish. The serving should be presented in a standard size container or plate. Please no table décor (placemats, flower arrangements, etc.). 4-H’ers can enter one or more cookeries/divisions; however, only one dish may be entered in each category. Because of reasons concerning food safety, we suggest that you prepare the dish the night before and bring it on ice. Microwaves will be available to heat servings for judging.

Ground Beef Cookery

Must use at least 1 pound of ground beef.

Must meet requirements for one of the following categories:

Low Calorie Main Dish- has less than 300 calories per serving (Calculate calories on the recipe form. The information to calculate the calories is provided on the back of the recipe format sheet.)

Quick and Easy Main Dish -ready to serve in less than one hour (state time for each step including cooking/baking time.)

One Dish Meal - provide food from at least three of the MyPyramid food groups (indicate groups on recipe.)

Poultry Cookery

May be any type of dish:

Appetizer, main dish, soup, salad or snack

Chicken-must be at least 2 pounds bone-in or 1 pound de-boned. You can use whole chicken or parts such as wings, thighs, legs or breast. May use a fryer, broiler, capon, baking hen, roaster or Cornish hen. Processed chicken is not allowed.

Processed Poultry Products- must use at least 12 ounces of value added (marinated, breaded, seasoned, or reformed) poultry products. Includes ground turkey, turkey bacon or sausage, smoked turkey, turkey ham, turkey rolls, chicken franks, smoked chicken, ground chicken, chicken strips or nuggets, or canned chicken.

Other Poultry Meat- must contain at least 2 pounds bone-in or 1 pound de-boned poultry meat from guinea, goose, grouse, ostrich, or emu.

EGG Cookery

Categories are as follows:

- Appetizer and Salad

- Main Dish

- Dessert

Must use at least four eggs (whites, yolks, or whole) in the dish. The recipe must prepare only one standard size dish. No raw eggs allowed.

Seafood Division

Must be at least 1 cup of the primary seafood (fresh, frozen, pasteurized, or dried; no canned seafood allowed). Seafood Categories Include:

Oysters • Crawfish • Crabs • Shrimp • Fish •Other

Sugar Division

Must contain at least 1 cup of sugar in the submitted dish.

Sugar Categories Include:





4-H Night with the Pelicans

Louisiana State 4-H will once again host its “4-H Night with the Pelicans” on Friday, March 3, 2017. Come out and support Louisiana 4-H as the Pelicans take on the San Antonio Spurs in the Smoothie King Arena. Ticket prices vary and promotional packages are available. Please check upcoming Clovertalks for more information about pricing, packages, and how to order your tickets. This event is open to all 4-H’ers and their families and friends. Hope to see you guys there!


Ticket prices include: admission to pre-game activities, 4-H Night with the Pelicans t-shirt, game seats, on-court experience, and post game photos!


The Backyard Buddies Program kicked off in October with a great group of new members. If you are still interested in taking part in this program, please contact Ms. Katie. The next scheduled meeting will be Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 PM at the EBRP 4-H Office. Please come with any questions you may have. In the mean time, please feel free to contact me as needed. I am here to help!

Buzz on the Bees

4-H’ers, please don’t forget about this great opportunity! The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. will once again host its annual Honey Bee Essay Contest open to all 4-H youth. This year’s essay will be:

“How can MP3 (Managed Pollinator Protection Plan) more effectively protect honey bees from pesticide exposure?”


1. Contest is only open to active 4-H Members.

2. Essay must be 750-1,000 words in length written on the designated topic with factual statements. 12 pt font, double spaced, Times New Roman text.

3. A biographical sketch must accompany each essay. Sketch should include the essayist’s date of birth, age, gender, complete mailing address, and telephone number.

4. Submit as a Microsoft Word compatible document. Submit to Parish Extension Agent for submission to the state 4-H office.

5. Essays will be judged on (1) research– 40% (2) accuracy– 30% (3) creativity– 10% (4) logical development–10%


No late entries will be accepted.

State Winners will be awarded:

1st Place -- $100.00, 2nd Place -- $75.00, 3rd Place -- $50.00

National Winners will be awarded:

1st Place -- $750.00, 2nd Place -- $500.00, 3rd Place -- $250.00

Horse Club

Horse Club will meet on Thursday, November 10th @ 6:30 PM at the 4-H Office in Baton Rouge. At this meeting we will plan our year as well as discuss officer elections, Capital Area Horse Show, and future meeting location.


The East Baton Rouge 4-H Horse Club will once again host the Capitol Area Horse Show on Saturday, January 28, 2017. This will be an open horse show available to any and all interested participants. There will be 3 divisions for participation: 13 & Under, 14 to 18, and 19 & Up. A complete list of events and registration information can be obtained by contacting the EBRP 4-H Office, please ask for Ms. Katie.

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club will meet on Tuesday, November 8 at 6 PM at Cornerstone Fellowship on Blackwater Road. Don’t forget to bring donations for the Sock Drive! If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Ms. Katie.

Important Dates To Remember

November 7 :: Possession for all cattle, sheep, & goats

December 5 :: Possession for all hogs

December 7 :: ALL Entry Forms Due to 4-H Office

January 20-21 :: Parish Livestock Show • Baton Rouge

February 2-4 :: District Livestock Show • Gonzales

February 11-18 :: State Livestock Show • Gonzales

Senior Scholarship Opportunities

4-H Scholarships- 2017 scholarship applications will be due Friday, March 10, 2017. Interactive forms will be posted on the scholarship website soon. More information to follow.

Scott Foundation 4-H Scholarship– Due April 30th. For more information and a copy of the application please contact Ms. Katie.

Shooting Sports News

The East Baton Rouge Shooting Sports Program is off to a great start! We’d like to thank all of our new members for deciding to join and take part in this group. We would also like to welcome back our returning members. We are all looking forward to a successful year!

Please be sure to complete your membership form and return to Ms. Katie as soon as possible, if you haven’t already done so. This information is important for recording practice hours for competition eligibility. If you did not receive a form, please be sure to let us know! Practices will be held this month on Saturday, November 5 from 9-11 AM, and on Saturday, November 19 from 9-11 AM.

The 2016-2017 State 4-H Service Learning focus is: Child Development/Foster Care.

In 2015 at 4-H University, 4-H members from across the state voted to make child development/ foster children our statewide service - learning focus. A new focus is voted on every 2 years.

4-H can help be the change in a child’s life.

Upcoming Camps & More…

Throughout the year, 4-H hosts numerous camps and events open to any member interested. These camps range from different focuses with different topics. Please see the list below of upcoming camps that may interest you. If interested, please contact the 4-H Office by the appropriate date to register.


Fashion Camp will be held at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA on January 21-22, 2017. This camp focuses on 10-13 year olds. Deadline to register December 9. This year’s theme will be “Fashion Walk of Fame”


Food & Fitness Camp will be held at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA on March 19-20, 2017. This camp focuses on 4-6 graders. Deadline to register February 1. This year’s theme will be “Passport to Health.”


Co-Op Camp will be held at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA on April 7-9, 2017. Do you have the leadership skills to be a part of a successful business? Come learn to organize your own co-operative business and find out! This camp focuses on 8th-12th graders. Deadline to register is March 15.


4-H Summer will be held at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA on July 24-28, 2017. This camp focuses on 4th-6th graders.

What CAN You Give?

ATTENTION 4-H’ERS: The EBR Parish canned food drive is at full speed! This year, the food drive will run from Tuesday, November 1 through Friday, November 18, 2016. If you have not made arrangements at your school, take the leadership role and speak with your leader and school administration to arrange a school-wide collection.

Members at large can bring their collections to the EBR Parish Office no later than November 18, 2016. All canned goods collected will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank for those in need this holiday season. Use your head, heart, hands, and health to do your part and give back.

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