November Lafourche Happenings

Donna G. Ayo, Smith, Vickie L.

Junior Leader Times

Tricks! Treats! Both were in store this month for the Junior Leaders at their October Club meeting. Going along with tradition, the Junior Leaders had the annual costume pumpkin decorating contest along with fun and games. Laughs were had and candy was eaten. It was definitely a “Spooktacular” event. Sweet potato, rice and pecan sale has started. The next meeting will be held Nov. 17, 2021, at the Agriculture Building in Raceland from 5:30 —7:00 p.m. where we will have our Thanksgiving Feast! Please invite a friend. We will distribute sweet potatoes, rice, and pecans on November 19th. Please go to the link below to fill out the online form to join junior leaders:

Officers for the 2020-2021 school year were elected at the meeting. They are:

President – Laila Zirlott, Central Lafourche

Vice President – Brandon Cortez, Thibodaux High

Secretary – Curstyn Oncale, Thibodaux High

Treasurer – Sophie Benoit, Thibodaux High

Reporter – Cohen Terrebonne, South Lafourche High

Parliamentarian – Dawson Dufrene, Central Lafourche

Sugar and Seafood/Sew with Cotton

Just a reminder that Sugar and Seafood will be held on Saturday, November 20th at the Ag. Building in Raceland. Dishes and garments can be dropped off between 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. with judging beginning at 10:00.Please do not send the entire dish, only a couple of servings for the judging. Results will be live on Facebook at 1:00 p.m. All rules can be found in the October newsletter and on the Lafourche website.

4 -H Regional Rabbit Show

The 2021 Regional Rabbit Show will be held at the Raceland Ag Building on Wednesday, November 24, 2022. In an effort to stop the spread of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus and to prevent cases in our state the Louisiana Department of Ag and Forestry Animal will require Health papers on all rabbits attending a show in Louisiana. This includes out of state and in state rabbits attending a show in Louisiana. Without current health papers rabbits will not be allowed to enter the Regional Show. Health papers are good for up to 30 days. To make this easier on you all, Dr. Anna Ozio has offered to set up at the Raceland Ag Building on November 10th at 5:30 p.m. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please email me at I will send you the paperwork that must be completed before arrival on November 10th.

Order your Broilers Today!

The deadline for ordering baby chicks is November 19th. Please be sure order forms and money are in to the 4-H Office, before the deadline. Forms can be obtained from your 4-H leader or on our website,, Lafourche Parish, 4-H. The Contest will be held February 12, 2022, Pick up chicks on January 6th.

Louisiana Outdoors Poster Contest

How do you enjoy spending time outside in Louisiana? Kids are spending more time indoors and less time exploring and appreciating what Louisiana has to offer. Create a poster that shows your love of Louisiana great outdoors such as sports, swamps, bayous, insects, amphibians and more! The guidelines for the contest are:

1. Poster must be an 11 x 14 white poster board. No foam boards.

2. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than ½ “thick.

3. Be sure to place your name, grade, and school on the back of the poster in the upper right-hand corner.

The posters will be picked up at December 17th or can be dropped off at the 4-H Office. Recognition and awards are in the following divisions: Elementary Division- 4th – 5th grade, Middle School Division- 6th – 8th grade and High School Division- 9th – 12th grade. Purple, Blue, and Red ribbons will be awarded. Every 4-H club member that makes a poster will receive a ribbon.

Egg & Poultry Cookery

The upcoming Egg and Poultry Cookery will be held on December 11th at the Ag. Building in Raceland beginning at 9:00 a.m. 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 will be doing the cookery differently again this year. Participants will drop off their dish or dishes by driving into the parking lot between 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and judging will begin at 10:00 a.m. Someone will get the dish from you and register your dish. The judging will take place and the results will be live on Facebook at 1:00 p.m. and awards and ribbons will be brought to the next club meeting. Rules for this contest are:

1.A copy of the recipe must be submitted with the dish.

2.Print name, school, and division on your recipe.

3.The food should be sent in a disposable container that can be thrown away after the judging is complete. Please do not send the entire dish, only a couple of servings for the judging.

4. Egg Cookery - the dish must have a minimum of four eggs. No raw eggs allowed in the final product. You may submit a dish in one of three categories: Appetizer/Salad, Main Dish and Desserts.

5. Poultry Preparation - You may submit a dish in one of three categories:

a. Chicken – a dish which contains a minimum of two pounds bone-in chicken or one-pound de-boned chicken meat. Contestants should purchase whole chicken or identifiable chicken parts such as wings, thighs, legs, or breasts. (This dish SHOULD NOT include special processed chicken such as marinated chicken strips, chicken nuggets, chicken franks, smoked chicken, canned chicken, etc.). Chicken includes any of the following: Fryer, Capon, Roaster, Broiler, Baking Hen, Cornish, or Game Hen.

b. Processed Poultry Products – a dish which includes a minimum of 12 oz. of processed (value-added) poultry products. Value-added poultry products are poultry meats which have undergone special processing. Marinated, breaded, seasoned, and reformed products are examples of special processing techniques. Some product examples are Ground Turkey, Tur-key Bacon, Turkey Sausage, Smoked Turkey, Turkey Ham, Turkey Rolls, Ground Chicken, Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Franks, Smoked Chicken, Chicken Strips or Canned Chicken. All dishes containing any turkey item, (whole, part or processed) should be entered in this division.

c. Other Poultry Meat – A dish which contains a minimum of two pounds bone-in or one-pound de-boned poultry meat from a bird other than chickens or turkeys. You may choose poultry meat from any of the following: Duck, Quail, Pheasant, Pigeon, Guinea, Goose, Grouse, Ostrich, Emu, or Dove.

Poultry, Egg & Turkey Illustrated Talk

Illustrated Talks will also be held that day face to face beginning at 10:00 a.m. The rules for the contest are: No dish will be required for this contest. 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 Turkey, Eggs and/or Poultry, (b) presents a 5-minute maximum explanation of poster subject and (c) responds to questions from judges.

Division II – (Grades 7-9) Contestant will present an 8-minute maximum oral presentation relating to one of the five categories (1) pro-duction, (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 turkey, eggs and/or poultry. It can be a specific idea or an overview. Examples include Nutritional Value, Economic Value, Cooking Principles, Versatility, Food Safety, Role in To-day’s Healthy Diet, Turkey, Egg or Poultry’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. There will also be an inter-view from the judge.

Pet Show

All pets except dogs, rabbits and livestock animals may be shown. This has been a request by many 4-H’ers who do not show livestock or dogs, to be given the opportunity to show cats, hamsters, birds, and other small pets. All pets must be in a cage or box to be displayed. Pets should be brought to the rear section of the fair building between 9 a.m. to10:00 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2021. Tables will be set up to show the animals. An index card with name, type, age, and any other information pertaining to the pet should be attached to the cage or box. There will be separate awards for largest pet, smallest pet, most unusual pet, and cutest pet. All pets must be taken out of the fair building by noon.

Dog Show

A Dog Show will be held at Poultry Day beginning at 11:00 a.m. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. All dogs must be on a leash and have rabies tags or proof of vaccinations. The dogs can be entered into one of the seven classes. These are: Hounds, Non-Sporting Dogs, Sporting Dogs, Terriers, Toy Dogs, Working Dogs, and Miscellaneous.

4-H Beef Poster Contest

The theme for this year’s Beef Poster contest is “All About Beef”. Remember the poster contest is about marketing and communicating the all-around (environmental, health, nutrition, economic, etc.) benefits of beef. They will be due at January Club meetings. The state winner in each division will receive a $200 award.

Rules for the contest are:

1. Posters should be 11” x 14" white poster board. Please do not use foam boards.

2. Contestant should have their name, school, and grade written on the back of his/her poster.

3. The purpose should be to learn more about beef and/or beef products and their importance to human health.

4. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than ½" thick or anything that extends be-yond the edges.

Purple, Blue, and Red ribbons will be awarded to all contestants according to the following divisions: Division I - 4th – 6th grades, Division II - 7th - 9th grades and Division III – 10th – 12th grades. All purple ribbon winning posters will be displayed at the Parish Jr. Livestock Show in Raceland in January.

4-H Honor Cords

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. or demonstrated exemplary parish-level program 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 Deadline for submission is Friday, January 28, 2022.

District Rabbit and Poultry Shows

There will be a District Poultry Show on Friday, February 4, 2022, and a District Rabbit Show on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at the South Central District Livestock Show at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales.

If you are interested in showing your rabbits or chickens in this show the deadline to send in your entry forms is December 10, 2021. Please contact Ms. Teddi at the 4-H Office for entry forms and more information.

Lafourche Website

We are always open to suggestions, so if there is something you think we should add to our website that would help, please feel free to let us know. For more information on any of the activities listed, please contact Donna Naquin or Teddi Folse at 985-446-1316.

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