April 2017 4-H Clovertalk

Katie Strecker  |  3/31/2017 7:52:19 PM

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Click the PDF to the right to view the April 2017 edition of the EBRP 4-H Clovertalk newsletter.

​2017 Ag Magic

The LSU AgCenter is proud to present the 2017 Ag Magic Event to be held at the John M. Parker Coliseum on the LSU Baton Rouge Campus. The event will run from April 3—7 for school tours and open April 8 and 9 for the general public from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

This fun, interactive event allows participants to walk through the various and different agriculture industries that are found in Louisiana. From agronomy to zoology, attendees will witness and experience it all. Hands-on stations allows youngsters to see first hand what agriculture really is. Most exhibits are geared towards youngsters up to the 5th grade level; however, this event is great for the whole family! Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss it!

4-H Day at the Capitol

Join us on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol for the Annual 4-H Day at the Capitol on May 31, 2017. This special event allows State Capitolpnglegislators from all parts of the state to hear the voices of 4-H’ers as we advocate for the Louisiana 4-H program. Along with this FREE event, you will receive a t-shirt and the chance to meet arepresentative or senator for East Baton Rouge Parish. All you have to do is register with Ms. Katie at the EBR Parish Office by May 1!


4-H Day at the Capitol hosts several different events on the same day. After exploring the capitol, students can take a trip to the state museum, take part in the State Citizenship Board experience, and more!

4-H University

It’s time to start training for the contest of your choice! Join 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers from every parish June 24-28, 2017 on LSU’s campus. Not only will you have the opportunity to compete in a contest or Clover College, but this is a great opportunity to live like a college student! Please see the options below and contact Ms. Katie for more information regarding contests and opportunities. The deadline to sign up is May 19th.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the EBR 4-H Office as soon as possible so we can get you signed up. More information to follow!


Here’s a list of some of the different contests that are available. If you don’t see something that interests you, contact us and let us help!

  • Agriculture Demo Team
  • Ag Products Demo
  • ATV Safety
  • Automotive Care, Safety, & Driving
  • Career Prep 2012
  • Consumer Foods Judging
  • Dairy Cattle Judging
  • Dog Science Contest
  • Family and Consumer Science Demo
  • Fashion Revue, Ready to Wear
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture Demo – Use and General
  • Horticulture Judging
  • Meat Evaluation, Judging and ID
  • Next Food Star
  • Nutrition Illustrated Talk Team Contests
  • Photography
  • Poultry Judging
  • Public Speaking
  • Soybean Illustrated Talk

Activity Page

Can you find your way out of the maze?


Find the difference!



This large-scale event requires many people to put on. If you’re interested in volunteering your time and efforts, please contact the EBR 4-H Office to get signed up. Various time slots are available and any help is welcomed.


The Backyard Buddies Program had a great year this year with increased participation and success both in and out of the showring. To celebrate and recognize members for their successes, there will be an awards night held in place of the next scheduled meeting. This event will be Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 PM at the EBR 4-H Office. Please contact Ms. Katie if you have any questions.

Fun in the Sun! Summer Camps in 2017

Summer 2017 is sure to be one for the record books! Over these sunny months, 4-H has lots of different events going on for you to participate in. Below are two great camping opportunities available to you. Think ahead and plan NOW…

4-H Summer Camp • Spots are Limited! REGISTER NOW!

Spots are filling quickly for 4-H Summer Camp, June 24– 28, 2017 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA. Registration is open to any 4th-6th grade 4-H’er, but is available on a first come first serve basis and spots are limited for East Baton Rouge Parish. The cost is $250.00 which includes a camp t-shirt, parish picture, transportation to and from camp, all meals, and $20.00 to be spent at the Camp Store. If your child receives free or reduced lunch, they are eligible to receive a scholarship from the LSU AgCenter Chancellor reducing the cost to $190.00. For more information please contact Ms. Katie at kstrecker@agcenter.lsu.edu.


Want to show livestock but don’t know where to start? We’re here to help!

EBR Parish is fortunate to have several different opportunities to enable 4-H members to have a livestock project. If you’re interested, please contact Ms. Katie for additional information.

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H Livestock Club will meet on April 11th at 6PM at the Gas Utility Building in Zachary. This will serve as our end of the show season get together. I hope to see you there!

Also, as the weather heats up, be sure to keep your animals cool! Provide lots of shade and water to keep your animals healthy.


Attention 7th-8th graders – here’s a camp just for YOU! Join 4-H’ers from all 64 parishes in a quest to learn about different career choice opportunities through hands-on scientific learning and discovery while partaking in traditional camping activities. Louisiana Outdoors Science & Technology (LOST) Camp focuses on implementing the outdoors with science to achieve mastery through exploration and critical thinking.

LOST Camp will take place July 31– August 7, 2017 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA. In order to register for LOST Camp please contact Ms. Katie at the Parish Office. Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 30th.

Shooting Sports Club

Shooting Sports picpngAs the year comes to an end, the 4-H Staff would like to congratulate all 4-H’ers who participated in the EBR Invitational and Southern Regional Shoots and good luck to those who have qualified for the State competition at the end of the month!

Missed out this year?

If you are interested in taking part in the EBR 4-H Shooting Sports program during the 2017-2018 school years please contact Ms. Katie at kstrecker@agcenter.lsu.edu to have your name added to the email list.

Student Poetry Contest


Louisiana’s Coast: Why is it Important?


Cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each division!

Rules of Entry

• Entry must be an original work of the student.

• Entry can be written in any form, not exceeding 30 lines.

• Entry must have a title.

• Entry must pertain to contest theme.

• Entry must be typed.

• Completed entry form, signed by both the student and a parent or guardian, must accompany the entry.

• Only one entry per student will be accepted.

• Poetry submitted to other competitions is not eligible for this contest.

• Entries will not be returned and become the property of the Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority.

• Entries may be included in CPRA or LSU AgCenter 4-H Youth Wetlands Program publications.

• Entries that do not comply with these rules will be disqualified.

• This contest is open to Louisiana students only.

• Cash prizes to be awarded by the 4-H Youth Wetlands Program.


High School: 9th – 12th grade

Middle School: 6th – 8th grade

Upper Elementary: 3rd – 5th grade


1st Place $200

2nd Place $100

3rd Place $50


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