August 2017 4-H Clovertalk

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Welcome Back

The East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H Program is super excited to start another awesome year! Whether you are a first year member, in your final year, or somewhere in the middle of your 4-H experience, welcome! We’re happy that you’ve become a part of the program and are confident you’ll find something that sparks your interests. The year ahead is PACKED full of different activities designed for you to use your Head, Heart, and Hands to improve your Health and your community.

Each month, you’ll receive The Clovertalk, our monthly newsletter designed to keep you informed and up to date on all things 4-H. Inside the pages you’ll see information about contests, camps, events, workshops, project club info, and MORE! Be sure to take it home and share with your family so that everyone can become more involved and engaged. We are all excited to embark on another year with our 4-H’ers and look forward to all of the memories we will make together.

National 4-H Week

Help celebrate our 4-H Program during National 4-H Week, October 1-7, 2017! Show your 4-H pride by sponsoring school activities throughout the week and help get others to share your enthusiasm! Some examples include sponsoring a free dress day to wear the color green, giving back to your teachers by providing them with something sweet to eat, or cleaning the school grounds to make them more welcoming and inviting. Be creative, be innovative, and do what you can to make a positive difference in your school and community. I am excited to share this week with you and look forward to seeing what you come up with. Be sure to share your excitement with others! Post pictures and videos on social media and share your success with the world! Get involved and have fun! #4HGrowsHere.

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4-H University Success

This past summer, 10 East Baton Rouge Parish 4-H’ers took part in 4-H University held on LSU’s main campus. Among nearly 2,500 members from across the state, this great group represented our program extremely well and we couldn’t be more proud of them! Attendees included Kinslee Pellerin, Danna Thompson, Jasmyn Jackson, Carly Giannoble, Caleb Jackson, Justin Jackson, De’Marcus Jefferson, Eliot Passman, Caiden McDowell and Marc Hebert.

Interested in going to 4-H University? Be on the look out for more information in the coming months and check the blog for updates!

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EBRP is Shooting for Excellence

The EBRP 4-H Shooting Sports Club is ready to get started and welcome new members! Interested in joining Shooting Sports and not quite sure what it is? 4-H Shooting Sports is an activity for everyone — girls, boys, young and old, urban and rural. Participation is not limited by skill or physical abilities. The 4-H Shooting Sports is open to any 4-H youth between the ages of 9-19. The four shooting disciplines offered in East Baton Rouge Parish — archery, air pistol, air rifle, and shotgun — are taught by a National or State Certified Instructor.

The Mandatory Training Day will take place October 7th from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at the 4-H property located at 8300 Comite Acres Drive in Baker. This training is MANDATORY for all new or previous members taking on a new discipline. First year members may only take part in one discipline. Please contact Mrs. Andrea with any questions at (225) 389-3055.

Livestock Club News

The East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the Gas Utility in Zachary. This project club is for anyone who is interested in raising and showing livestock. Our next meetings will be Sept 12 and Oct 10. For more information, please contact Mrs. Andrea.

Backyard Buddies Club

The EBRP Backyard Buddies Club will continue this year for those interested in a small animal project. While it will focus primarily on a Cloverbud and elementary level, all members are welcome. The first meeting will be Wednesday September 13 at 6:00 p.m. location TBD. For more information, please contact Mrs. Andrea.

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Tailgate with the Tigers

Tailgate with the Tigers

Join 4-H for a day of tailgating and football on September 30, 2017 as the fighting tigers take on Troy in this super matchup! All 4-H members and their families are invited to a huge tailgate before the game in Parker Coliseum.


Go online to 4-H Day with the Tigers. You can purchase tickets for $15 and select a section. After you purchase tickets, you can forward a personalized link to friends and family. This way they can choose the same section and your tickets will be located next to each other. It’s that simple! Enjoy the game!

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