September 2018 4-H Clovertalk Newsletter

Rochelle Wilking, Hayden, Jessie  |  9/4/2018 4:56:25 PM

4-H University Success

This past summer, 17 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 Luna Arena, Jordyn Franklin, Carley Giannobile, Darcy Giannonile, Myandra Gildon, Marco Hebert, Camden Hull, Sarah Israel, Ashely Jacobs, Caiden McDowel, Estelle Mensmen, Anthony Nolan, Eliot Passman, Kinslee Pellerin, Danna Thompson, Adelaide Zaruba, and Jane Zaruba.

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!

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 Thursday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Branch Library. For more information, please contact an Agent.

Clubs and Dues (Annual)

  • 4H General Dues $5.00
  • Livestock Dues $20
  • Backyard Buddies $20
  • Junior Leadership $15

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 6th 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 an agent with any questions at(225) 389-3055.

First EBRP 4-H Hive Day

Come join the EBRP Beekeeping Club for a chance to Learn about the following:

Why honey bees are super-important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables.

How honey bees fly at a speed of around 25km per hour and beat their wings 200 times per second.

Why over the past 15 years, colonies of bees have been disappearing, and the reason remains unknown.

Why are honey bees brilliant boogiers

The meeting will be September 8, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

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 11 and Oct 6. For more information, please contact an agent.

New Project Clubs

For the 2018-2019 school year EBR 4-H is offering two new clubs, including the following:

  • Jr. Leadership Club: An extracurricular club in which 4-Hers ages 13-18 learn more about citizenship and leadership, while being engaged in bettering their communities.

First Meeting-September 4, 2018 6:00 p.m.

  • Beekeeping Club: Learn about honey bees. Members will also get hands-on experiences in the art of beekeeping.

Hive Day-September 11, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Shooting Sports Field Day

Our field day is coming up on September 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. at our 4-H property (8300 Comite Acres Drive, Baker, LA)

At field day the youth will be able to experience our shooting sports program and try all the disciplines we have to offer. We offer air rifle, air pistol, shotgun, and archery.

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.


As we prepare for the upcoming shooting sports season we are asking that participants come and help clean up the 4H property. Be sure to bring your outside cleaning supplies. This will be September 15, 2018 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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