March 2018 4-H Clovertalk Newsletter

Rochelle Wilking  |  3/1/2018 11:20:14 PM

2018 Ag Magic

The LSU AgCenter is proud to present the 2018 Ag Magic Event to be held at the John M. Parker Coliseum on the LSU Baton Rouge Campus. The event will run from April 16-20 for school tours and open April 21 and 22 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 youngster up to 5th grade level; however, this event is great for the whole family! Mark your calendars, you won’t want to miss it!

4-H University

Join 7th-12th grade 4-H’ers from every parish June 19-22, 2018 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 be on the look out for more information!


Here’s a list of some of the different contests that have been available in the past.

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!

4-H Has Talent

Agriculture Demo



Career Prep Interview

Child Development

Compact Tractor

Computer Simulation

Consumer Dec Making

Consumer Foods Judge

Dairy Judging

Diesel Operations

Dog Care

Entomology Demo

Env Cons III Talk

Fashion Causal

Fashion Creative

Fashion Designer’s Choice

Fashion RTW

FCS Demo

Fishing Sports


Hort General Demo

Hort Use Demo

Hort Judging

Insect ID

Meat ID

Outdoor Skills


Plant Science

Poultry Judging

Public Speaking AOS

Public Speaking COOP

Solutions Unlimited

Soybean III Talk

Sports Broadcasting

Teens Driving Teens

The Louisiana Chef

The Next Food Star

Wildlife Habitat Judge

Backyard Buddies

The Backyard Buddies Program worked hard on their animal projects and it showed at the LSU AgCenter District and State Show. They took home many awards and titles!

The next backyard buddies meeting is March 22 at

6 pm at the Central Branch Library

EBR Cookery Contest

The EBR 4-H Cookery Contest will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Eden Park Branch Library.

The parish cookery contest is a great opportunity for young cooks to explore their culinary skills. Dishes can be an original creation or a family favorite, internet find or Pinterest project, it’s up to you! Dishes must be prepared at home and brought to the contest for judging.

We have divisions in Seafood, Poultry, Egg, Beef, Sugar, and a Bento Contest.

These winners will be able move on and compete at the Regional Cookery.

Be on the look out for more information!

Please contact the 4-H agent Rochelle Wilking for contest rules.

Fun in the Sun! Summer Camps in 2018

Summer 2018 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!

4-H camp will be at Camp Grant Walker from July 16, 2018 –July 20, 2018. Camp is for4-H members grades 4th-6th. The cost is $275.00 which includes a camp t-shirt, parish and camp group 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 $215.00.

Registration is open and there will be limited spots! Please register by April 12, 2018!

The Educational Track Descriptions this year will be:

1. Water Safety, That's What’s SUP!

2. Food & Fitness

3. Outdoor Adventures

4. Explore Louisiana: Wetlands, Wildlife, and YOU!

5. The Artist Within

6. Hunter Safety Certification

For more information or to register please contact Mrs. Rochelle at

Horse Club

The next Horse Club meeting will be held on March 6, 2018 at Central Perk.

Quiz Bowl Practice is March 1st at Central Perk.

Important Dates to Remember

Grade Certificate due to EBR 4-H office by March 19, 2018

District Horse Show is June 25-27, 2018

Livestock Club

Our 4– H members did amazing at the LSU AgCenter District andLSU AgCenter StateLivestock Show. We couldn't be more proud of how hard each member has worked with their animal projects.

The next Livestock Club meeting is

March 13, 2018 at 6 pm at the Gas

Utility in Zachary.


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 29– August 1, 2018 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA. In order to register for LOST Camp please contact Mrs. Rochelle at the Parish Office.

National 4-H Conference

February 1, 2018 - The 2019 National 4-H Conferenceapplications 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.

Scholarship Time for Seniors

Although going off to college is an exciting time in life, it can also be very expensive. 4-H is here to help with your financial needs through state scholarship opportunities. All high school seniors in East Baton Rouge Parish must complete their 4-H Scholarship forms by March 9, 2018.

Please contact Mrs. Rochelle for scholarship form

We encourage senior 4-H members to take advantage of the scholarships available to them!

Shooting Sports Club

Shooting Sports Club members,hosted the East Baton Rouge District Invitational where we had over 200 shooters compete!

Thank you to everyone who came to the EBR District Invitational Shoot to compete. A big thanks to our volunteer instructors who conduct the practices, and help run the flights at this competition. Parents and volunteers made this day possible by coming to help set up for the event in the rain! You Rock! Everyone who helped during the event and after your help did not go unnoticed, we appreciate you! Our kids are awesome and we appreciate all the love and support that was shown for them. Without the parents and instructors supporting them, this Shooting Sports program would not be possible.

Southern Regionals will be March 6-10, 2018

At Bridgeview Gun Club inPort Allen , Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Range in

Gonzales and Louis A. Mouch Jr Multi Purpose Facility in Port Allen.

If members qualify at Southern Regionals they will go on to compete at the 4-H State Match on April 17-21,2018.

Rate This Article:

Have a question or comment about the information on this page?

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture