December 2017 4-H Clovertalk Newsletter

Stephanie Bailey  |  1/3/2018 8:09:51 PM

2018 Parish Livestock Show

2018 Parish Livestock ShowpngLIVESTOCK INFO:

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

3:00 PM—Barns open to admit animals

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

Saturday, January 13, 2018

9:30 AM—Shows begin (Hogs in large animal area, Poultry in the small animal area)

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

Parade of Champions and Exhibitor Dinner to conclude the show

4-H Night with the Pelicans

Louisiana 4-H will once again host its “4-H Night with the Pelicans” on Friday, February 23, 2018. Come out and support Louisiana 4-H as the Pelicans take on the Miami Heat in the Smoothie King Arena. Ticket prices vary and promotional packages are available.

Please visit to purchase your tickets


Tickets are still available, but must be ordered by February 9, 2017. Please contact Mrs. Rochelle for more information.

Backyard Buddies

Backyard BuddiespngThere will not be a Backyard Buddies meeting this month, rather please be aware of the Poultry Bleeding on January 12th and look for email reminders and updates!

Horse Club

Horse Club will meet again on Tuesday, December 5th and January 16nd @ 6 PM at Central Perk Coffee in Central. The Christmas party will be held this coming Tuesday, the 5th. Food will be provided by Central Perk. We will have 2 presentations and our white elephant gift exchange. Please bring a $10 gift.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the 4-H Agent.



The East Baton Rouge 4-H Horse Club will once again host the Capitol Area Horse Show on Saturday, January 27-28, 2018. 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 is on page 3.

Junior Leadership Conference

Junior Leadership Conference will be held March 9-11, 2018 at Camp Grant Walker. This year’s theme is Superheroes – Have No Fear JLC is Here! The tracks offered are super healthy living, outdoor, unseen powers of agriculture, ready set action, unmask your super talent, and leadership with great power comes great responsibility.

Register by January 15, 2018. Open to all 4-H Members 14 years and older. Please contact Mrs. Rochelle for more information.

Livestock Club News

LivestockpngThe East Baton Rouge Parish Livestock Club will meet on Tuesday, December 12th and January 9th at 6 PM at the Gas/Utility Building in Zachary, LA. This meeting will focus on the upcoming shows and assist members is making sure they are ready for the show ring. Lots of important information will be discussed, so please make every effort to attend this meeting. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact Mrs. Rochelle.

— Upcoming Show Dates —

January 12-13 :: Parish Livestock Show • Baton Rouge

February 1-3 :: District Livestock Show • Gonzales

February 10-17 :: State Livestock Show • Gonzales

March 3 :: State Rabbit Show • Alexandria

National 4-H Conference

February 1, 2018 - The 2019 National 4-H Conference Applications will be available. 4-H youth in their sophomore year of high school are eligible to apply.

In February and March, we will host 2-3 webinars about the application process. These will be open to volunteers, parents and youth.

May 7, 2018 – Applications will be due to the state office.

May 15, 2018 – Interview Schedule will be released.

June 19, 2018 – Interviews will be held in the afternoon during 4-H University.

June 19, 2018 – Winners will be announced during 4-H University night assembly.

Please visit for more information.

Shooting Sports News

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The East Baton Rouge Parish Shooting Sports Program is moving forward with a great group of members. As we get closer to competition matches, please be sure that you acquire the minimum 8 hours of qualifying practice time to compete. Practices will be held on Saturday, December 2 & 16 and January 6 & 20 from 9-11 AM (archery, air rifle, air pistol, and shotgun). All practices will be held at the EBR 4-H Property in Baker, LA.

The District Shooting Sports Invitational at East Baton Rouge will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018. THIS IS ONLY OPEN TO ENROLLED 4-H Shooting Sports Members 9-19. Divisions include: Jr. Shotgun (25 5-Stand), Sr. Shotgun (25 5-Stand), Jr. Air Rifle (3P), Sr. Air Rifle (3P), Jr. Air Pistol, Sr. Air Pistol, Jr. BB, Jr. Archery (Barebow, Cmpd, Genesis, Sighted Recurve), and Sr. Archery (Barebow, Cmpd, Genesis, Sighted Recurve). For more information please contact Mrs. Rochelle.

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