April 2016 4-H Clovertalk

Shawn Zeringue, Strecker, Katie  |  4/6/2016 2:38:05 PM

2016 Ag Magic

The LSU AgCenter is proud to present the 2015 Ag Magic Event to be held at the John M. Parker Coliseum on the LSU Baton Rouge Campus. The event will run from April 11– 15 for school tours and open April 16 and 17 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!


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.

4-H Day at the Capitol

Join us on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol for the 15th Annual 4-H Day at the Capitol on June 1, 2016. This special event allows legislators 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 a representative or senator for East Baton Rouge Parish. All you have to do is register with Mr. Shawn 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!

Fun in the Sun! Summer Camps in 2016

Summer 2016 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 6– 10, 2016 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 $185.00. For more information please contact Ms. Katie at kstrecker@agcenter.lsu.edu.


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 3, 2016 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA. In order to register for LOST Camp please contact Ms. Katie at the Parish Office. Registration will close Monday, May 30th.

Interested in showing livestock?

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 Mr. Shawn for additional information.

Livestock Club News

Livestock Exhibitors, please be aware of a great show opportunity coming up on April 30, 2016. The Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranches will host an open show to be held at the Dewitt Livestock Facility, Please contact the office for more information.

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


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 14 at 6:30 PM at the EBR 4-H Office. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Shooting Sports Club

As the year comes to an end, the 4-H Staff would like to congratulate all 4-H’ers who participated in the parish invitational and good luck to those who are attending the Southern Regional Shoot and those who will qualify 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 2015-2016 school years please contact Ms. Katie to have your name added to the email list.

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 21-24, 2016 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 either Mr. Shawn or Ms. Katie for more information regarding contests and opportunities. The deadline to sign up is May 20th.

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


Horticulture Demo – Use and General

Horticulture Judging

Meat Evaluation, Judging and ID

Next Food Star

Nutrition Illustrated Talk Team Contests


Poultry Judging

Public Speaking

Soybean Illustrated Talk

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