2021 February Lafourche Happenings

Donna G. Ayo, Neill, Teddi

Dairy Poster Contest

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.

Eyeglass Campaign

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.

Junior Leader Times

The next meeting will be held February 10th at the Agriculture Building in Raceland.

Challenge Camp

A one-day Challenge Camp will be held for 7th and 8th graders at the Raceland Ag. Building on March 5th at 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for 13 4-H club members. Please call the 4-H Office at 985-446-1316 by February 18th to register and give your t-shirt size. There will be a registration fee of $10.00 to attend.

4-H Scholarships

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.

Horse Shows

If you are interested in showing horses for 4-H you need to call the 4-H Office by February 28, 2021, to get on the mailing list to receive information about the Horse Shows. Just remember you need to have your horses in your possession by April 1, 2021 to be able to show this year.

State Rabbit Show

The State 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show is scheduled for March 6, 2021 at the State Evac Shelter in Alexandra, LA. Entries forms and fees will be due by February 26th to the state rabbit show office. For more information, please contact the 4-H office at 985- 446-1316 or dayo@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Honey Bee Essay Contest

The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. has announced its 2021 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition theme: “Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats.” Entries are due by March 8th.If you are interested in participating in the Honey Bee Essay Contest please contact the 4-H Office to find out how to submit your essay. Additional information on the topic: Honey bee colonies have developed many ways to stay healthy. Their immune responses range from behaviors such as grooming to using materials such as propolis, a plant-derived substance bees coat on the interior of a hive for antimicrobial purposes. Even the gut of the honey bee contains beneficial bacteria to help the bee stay healthy! In your essay, name at least two threats (a parasite such as Varroa, a pathogen such as a virus, a predator such as a bear, etc.) to honey bee colonies and then discuss the methods colonies use to defend against the threats. If possible, include at least one picture you have taken from Feb. 2020-Feb. 2021 that illustrates how colonies manage to stay healthy against a variety of threats. There are cash prizes and plaques to the Top 3 winners:1st Place - $100, 2nd Place - $75 and 3rd Place - $50.

Record Books Due – March 26th

Record books will be due on March 26th.Make sure you turn them in to your leader before this date. We will pick them up from school on that day.

Achievement Day Contest – Leaf, Twig, Insect Collections, Bird Houses and Photography Exhibits

These will be collected on April 1st and displayed at Achievement Day on April 10th. More detailed information can be found on our website: www.lsuagcenter.com. Click on parish offices, then Lafourche and 4-H.

Leaf Collections

Submit a fresh mounted collection of leaves of Louisiana Trees according to the following specifications:

  • Each specimen shall be dried and individually mounted on conventional size material about 8 1/2" x 11" and displayed in a conventional loose-leaf notebook binder or similar ringed folder. The specimens may be mounted on pressure sensitive self-adhering transparent plastic sheets or other similar material. Gluing the specimen directly to heavy duty paper is also acceptable.
  • A label about 2 1/2" x 3" in size shall be glued to the lower right-hand corner of each display sheet. The label shall contain the scientific and common name, general description of the tree (i.e., size, habitat, etc.), location collected at, date collected and collector's name.
  • The front page of the notebook shall have typed or printed on it "Tree Leaves of Louisiana". The exhibitor’s name, age, 4-H club, parish, and address shall also be typed or printed on this page.
  • Exhibit must be submitted in April.
  • Must have at least 25 specimens (Elem. & Middle) 35 specimens (Senior) to qualify. Scoring: 3 pts. per correctly identified specimen; -1pt. for each incorrect identification; 25 pts.-for organization and appearance

Insect Collections

  • Submit a mounted collection of insects according to specifications on the Lafourche Parish 4-H website
  • Must have at least 25 specimens (Elem. & Middle) 35 specimens (Senior) in order to qualify.
  • Exhibit must be submitted in April.
  • Scoring: 1 pt. per insect; 3 pts. per order represented; 25 pts. Organization and appearance; 25 pts. condition of insects


  • Must build and exhibit a nesting box or bird house and submit in April.
  • Cannot exceed 12” x 12”.
  • No craft birdhouses are allowed.
  • Cannot submit a previously entered birdhouse.

Twig & Bud Collections

  • Any member may participate.
  • Submit a fresh mounted collection of twigs and buds according to forestry book specifications on poster.
  • Must have at least 25 specimens (Elem. & Middle) 35 specimens (Senior) in order to qualify.
  • Exhibit must be submitted in April.
  • Scoring: 3 pts. per correctly identified specimen; -1 pt. for each incorrect identification; 25 pts. for organization and appearance

Photography Exhibits

  • Only one photograph in each category may be exhibited. All pictures must have been taken during this school year by photographer entering.
  • Entries - Photographer’s name, grade and school must be marked on the back of the photograph, not on the front
  • Judging – Judges will base their decisions on the quality of the photograph, to include originality and technical skill.
  • Matting– Photographs must be mounted (not framed) on a mount board or matted.
  • Placings – First, Second, and Third Place will be given in each category.
  • Exhibits due in March.
  • Elementary, Middle & Senior Division – Black & White (can be 4” x 6”, 5” x 7”, 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”) and Color Only (can be 4”x 6”, 5” x 7”, 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”). Categories are Animals, Food, Human Interest, Portraits, Scenic and Still Life.

Beef Illustrated Talk Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Beef Illustrated Talk. They are as follows:

Beef Illustrated Talk

Division 1 (4th – 6th Grades)

  • 1st Place, Caroline Wilcox, Raceland Middle
  • 2nd Place, Toni Arnold, Lockport Middle
  • 3rd Place, Madilyn Neiley, St. Genevieve

Division 2 (7th – 9th Grades)

  • 1st Place, Macy Gros, Lockport Middle
  • 2nd Place, Zayle Falgout, Lockport Middle
  • 3rd Place, Misty Gros, Lockport Middle

Division 3 (10th – 12th Grades)

  • 1st Place, Katie Louviere, South Lafourche

Livestock & Rabbit Show Winners

On January 16, 2021, the parish livestock and rabbit shows were held. The following 4-H’ers won awards:

  • Supreme Buck—Chloe Ayo, E. D. White
  • Supreme Doe—Carsyn Ayo, E. D. White
  • Champion Market Goat—McKayla Dempster, Sixth Ward
  • Supreme Bull—Logan Torbert, South Lafourche
  • Supreme Heifer—Logan Torbert, South Lafourche
  • Champion Steer—Holden Scioneaux, Thibodaux High
  • Supreme Dairy—Colin Uzee, Thibodaux High
  • Champion Market Hog—Addison Reulet, Sixth Ward
  • Champion Breeding Gilt—Addison Reulet, Sixth Ward
  • Champion Ewe—Toni Arnold, Lockport Middle
  • Champion Market Lamb—Matthew Mahler, Member at Large

  • Champion—Dameisz LeBlanc, Galliano

Premier Exhibitor
  • Sheep—Toni Arnold, Lockport Middle
  • Goat—Chloe Ayo, E.D. White
  • Dairy—Brock LaFleur, Bayou Blue Middle
  • Beef—Kyra Keller, Central Lafourche
  • Swine—Dawson Dufrene, CLHS
  • Sheep—Caleb Cortez, Thibodaux High
  • Goat—Jacob Richard, Bayou Blue Upper
  • Dairy—Colin Uzee, Thibodaux High
  • Beef—Kaitlyn Babin, Central Lafourche
  • Swine—Olivia Naquin, St. Genevieve

Rabbits – Zayle Falgout, Lockport Middle

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