Donna G. Ayo, Smith, Vickie L.
The Jr. Livestock and Rabbit Show is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2021, at the Agriculture Building in Raceland. All animals will show on this day. The show begins at 8:00 a.m. Concessions will be sold. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, only exhibitors and parents are allowed to be on the grounds. Good luck to all exhibitors!
Check in is from 8:00—8:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2021, with judging beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Agriculture Building. NOTE: All rabbits must be entered prior to the rabbit show. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, registration must be in by January 11th.To register go to https://bit.ly/3mvvH3f.You will have to register for each rabbit you are showing (Ex. If you have 5 rabbits, you will have to register 5 times.) All rabbits should be brought in a leak-proof cage. There will be showmanship contest. Age divisions are 9-11 years old, 12-14 years old and 15 and up. Awards will be given.
Cooking can be a great opportunity to teach life skills such as kitchen and food safety, nutrition, and even math. It can give a sense of accomplishment and you get to enjoy the reward of eating the delicious, finished product!
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to have any food tasting so we will be doing Ground Beef, Rice and Sweet Potato Cookeries different this year. Club members will participate by cooking a dish at home and sending in a picture of them with their dish, a fun fact about your cooking experience, and a copy of their recipe to the 4-H office. You can enter one ground beef, one rice and one sweet potato dish. Make sure in your email to put your name, school, and grade. They should be emailed to email@example.com by January 15th.Everyone will receive a purple ribbon and you will get points for participation. Rules for this contest are:
The dish must contain at least one pound of ground beef. The Ground Beef categories are as follows:
Low Calorie Main Dish - A dish that provides less than 300 calories per serving. Can also be found on labels. Calculation of calories needs to be stated on the recipe.
Quick & Easy Main Dish - A dish that is ready to serve in less than one hour. The time for each step and for cooking or baking should be stated on the recipe.
One-Dish Meal - A dish that provides foods from at least three of the main food groups. Foods and food groups should be stated on the recipe.
The dishes must contain at least 1 cup of cooked rice. The categories are as follows Rice Main Dish, Rice Side Dish, and Rice Dessert. Wild rice is not a cultivated rice in Louisiana and does not meet the requirement of 1 cup rice for this contest. Dishes containing rice products such as rice cereal, rice flour, etc. must also contain cooked rice. “Rice Crispy” cereal cannot be used as rice for this cookery.
The sweet potato dish must contain a minimum of 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned sweet potatoes. The categories are as follows Dessert or Other Sweet Potato Dish.
Beef Illustrated Talk
Public Speaking is another life skill that is very important so we will also have Beef Illustrated Talk. This also needs to be submitted by videoing and sending by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2021.The contest is open to all 4-H club members. The three divisions are:
Division I – (Grades 4-6) Contestant designs a standard poster 22” x 28” relating to Beef and presents a 5-minute maximum explanation of poster subject.
Division II – (Grades 7-9) Contestant will present an 8-minute maximum oral presentation on beef relating to one of the five categories (1) production, (2) food preparation and nutritive value, (3) food safety, (4) processing, or (5) marketing. Two posters or two power point slides may be used. Costumes based on theme are acceptable.
Division III – (Grades 10-12) Contestant will present a 10-minute maximum oral presentation on beef. It can be a specific idea or an overview. Examples include Nutritional Value, Economic Value, Cooking Principles, Versatility, Food Safety, Role in Today’s Healthy Diet, Beef’s place in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Role in our National Economy, or Role in Protecting the Environment. Posters or power point presentations may be used. Costumes based on theme are acceptable.
Dairy posters will be picked up at February Club meetings. Every 4-H’er is encouraged to participate. Contest rules and details are as follows:
1. Poster should be 11” x 14” white poster board ONLY. No foam boards.
2. DO NOT ATTACH anything to the poster that is more than 1/2” thick.
3. Be sure to print your name, grade, and school on back of the poster in the upper right- hand corner.
4. A 4-H club member is allowed to win first place in each division only once.
5. After the contest is over, posters should be displayed in local community public places such as shopping malls, grocery stores, drug stores, banks, schools, or farm stores.
4-H’ers will compete in the following divisions: Division 1—4th—6th grades, Division 2—7th—8th grades and Division 3—9th—12th grades. The purpose of this contest is to help 4-H’ers learn more about milk and milk products and their importance to healthy bodies.
The parish 4-H clubs will once again collect used glasses for needy persons. Please turn in used eyeglasses, lenses, and frames. Agents will pick them up at February Club meetings.
Merry Crisis! Although COVID-19 has stopped the Junior Leaders from interacting, they still made the best of it at the December meeting. The Junior Leaders played Trivia Kahoot Game, had an ugly sweater contest, and had a socially distanced gift exchange. The service activity at the meet was writing letters to first responders, and front-liners to thank them for risking their lives to save other during the pandemic. The next meeting will be held January 19th at the Agriculture Building in Raceland.
If you are a senior in 4-H you may be eligible to receive an honor cord for graduation. You must have been a 4-H member in high school for 3 years and have participated in at least one state sponsored program such as 4-H University, state records, state livestock show or horse shows, state outdoor skills, state boards, etc. within the last three years. The 4-H Honor Cord application for seniors is now completely online. Go to the following link to fill out your application to see if you qualify http://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/kids_teens/events/awards/honor-cord. Deadline for submission is Friday, January 29, 2021.
The 4-H Golden Clover Award (formerly known as Key Club) in Louisiana gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and in their parish. The object of the program is to encourage project growth, a broad program of 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and in their parish. The recipient of the awards can be proud of their contribution to their club and community. A club member may win the award only one time. You must be 16 years old or older. To find out if you qualify for this award please contact the 4-H Office for an application. These are due to the 4-H Office by January 31st.
The District Livestock Show will be held on February 3-6, 2021 in Gonzales at Lamar Dixon. Sheep, goats, dairy, and poultry will arrive on February 3rd with Sheep, Goats, and Dairy showmanship on that afternoon and showing on February 4th. Beef and Swine will arrive on Friday, February 5th with showmanship in the afternoon and showing on February 6th. Rabbits will check in on Saturday and show that same day!
Senior 4-H members that are interested in receiving scholarships needs to contact the 4-H Office for more information. The deadline is March 2nd.
Congratulations to the winners of the Sugar, Seafood, Poultry, Egg & Turkey Illustrated Talks and Sew with Cotton. They are as follows:
Sugar Illustrated Talk Winners Seafood Illustrated Talk Winners
Division 1 (4th – 6th Grades) Division 1 (4th – 6th Grades)
1st Place, Connor Hitt, Raceland Upper 1st Place, Olivia Benoit, Raceland Upper
2nd Place, Quinn Nichols, Chackbay Elementary 2nd Place, Caroline Wilcox, Raceland Middle
3rd Place, Kade Richard, Lockport Middle3rd Place, Camden Gautreaux, Raceland Upper
Division 2 (7th-9th Grades) Division 2 (7th – 9th Grades)
1st Place, Zayle Falgout, Lockport Middle 1st Place, Zayle Falgout, Lockport Middle
2nd Place, Madelyn Fossum, Lockport Middle2nd Place, Madelyn Fossum, Lockport Middle
3rd Place, Evan Louviere, Larose-Cut Off3rd Place, Beaux Curole, E.D. White
Division 3 (9th – 12th Grades) Division 3 (10th – 12th Grades)
1st Place, Katie Louviere, South Lafourche 1st Place, Katie Louviere, South Lafourche
2nd Place, Kristen Richard, Central Lafourche
Overall Sew with Cotton Winner
Beaux Curole, E. D. White
Poultry Illustrated Talk Egg Illustrated Talk
Division 1 (4th – 6th Grades)Division 1 (4th – 6th Grades)
1st Place, Caroline Wilcox, Raceland Middle1st Place, Madilyn Neiley, St. Genevieve
2nd Place, Mackenzie Chauffe, Galliano Elementary2nd Place, Toni Arnold, Lockport Middle
3rd Place, Mikalia Himel, Bayou Boeuf3rd Place, Emma Lodrigue, St. Joseph
Division 2 (7th – 9th Grades)Division 2 (7th – 9th Grades)
1st Place, Zayle Falgout, Lockport Middle1st Place, Zayle Falgout, Lockport Middle
2nd Place, Madelyn Fossum, Lockport Middle2nd Place, Matthew Richard, Lockport Middle
3rd Place, Matthew Richard, Lockport Middle3rd Place, Logan Curole, Holy Rosary
Division 3 (10th – 12th Grades)
1st Place, Kristen Richard, Central Lafourche
Turkey Illustrated Talk
Division 1 (4th – 6th Grades)Division 2 (7th – 9th Grades)
1st Place, Blakely Falgout, Lockport Middle1st Place, Zayle Falgout, Lockport Middle
2nd Place, Makenzie Chauffe, Galliano Elementary2nd Place, Logan Curole, Holy Rosary
3rd Place, Suki Livaudais, Golden Meadow Middle3rd Place, Beaux Curole, E. D. White