4-H University is the premiere leadership and competition event for the Louisiana 4-H Program. It is held in mid-June on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge.

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Louisiana 4-H’ers will compete for best in the state in more than 40 events ranging from plant identification, photography and computer simulation to speechmaking and fashion design. In addition, almost 300 students will take part in the noncompetitive learning event called Clover College, which includes seven hours of instruction over the three days.

During 4-H U, participants will be introduced to aspects of life that college students experience on an everyday basis. Students will tour a working dairy, a biomedical center and athletic facilities. Students will also get to see how college students live during the week by residing in campus dormitories, eating at campus dining halls and even going through the rigors of scheduling classes.

4-H members who were 13 years old before January 1 are eligible to attend 4-H University to be held on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge.

4-H U gives you the opportunity to meet 4-H'ers from throughout the state and compete for trips and prizes through a variety of project-area contests.

For more information, contact your local parish 4-H agent.

4-H University will be held June 18-20, 2019 on the campus of LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Would you like to learn more about technology, sports broadcasting, career preparation, public speaking, Plant Science, Nutrition, or Fashion, then 4-H University contests is the place for you this summer. Over 40 contests are available for 4-H members to participate in during 4-H University week. All contest rules and eligibility are listed in this section, explore the rules and awards and call your parish 4-H agent to get involved. Your parish 4-H agent and volunteers will provide specific guidelines, training materials and opportunities in each contest. Each of the contests offers trips, prizes, or competition in national contests around the country.

2018 4-H Has Talentpdf

2018 Agriculture Demonstrationpdf

2018 ATV Safetypdf

2018 Child Developmentpdf

2018 Compact Tractorpdf

2018 Computer Simulationpdf

2018 Consumer Decision Makingpdf

2018 Consumer Foods Judging

2018 Dairy Judging

2018 Diesel Equipment Operations

2018 Dog Science Contest

2018 Entomology Demonstration Teampdf

2018 Environmental Conservation Illustrated Talkpdf

2018 Family and Consumer Science Demonstrationpdf

2018 Fashion - Casual Creative and Choice Contest packetpdf

2018 Fashion - Ready to Wear CONTEST Packetpdf

2018 Fishing Sportspdf

2018 Forestry contestpdf

2018 Horticulture General Demopdf

2018 Horticulture Judgingpdf

2018 Horticulture USE Demopdf

2018 Insect IDpdf

2018 Louisiana Chefpdf

2018 Meat Evaluation Judging and IDpdf

2018 Next Healthy Food Starpdf

2018 Outdoor Skills Triathlonpdf

2018 Photographypdf

2018 Plant Sciencepdf

2018 Poultry Judgingpdf

2018 Public Speaking - any otherpdf

2018 Public Speaking - Cooperativespdf

2018 Solutions Unlimitedpdf

2018 Soybean Illustrated Talkpdf

2018 Sports Broadcastingpdf

2018 Teens Driving Teenspdf

2018 Wildlife Habitat Judgingpdf

A variety of educational programs are offered for all participants in contests during 4-H University. These programs are offered while 4-H members are not participating in their contests. All of the programs are interactive, ranging from exercises in bioengineering to a tour of LSU. Contact your parish 4-H agent for more information on educational program opportunities for 4-H members.

An opportunity to explore the world of health professionals, make a video and support military youth, investigate forensics, learn financial management, bring out the actor in you, be a fashion expert, test your healthy decision-making skills are all noncompetitive tracks offered at 4-H University in Clover College. A total of 7 hours of interactive and fun presentations on these topics. Presenters will include LSU faculty, LSU AgCenter faculty and special guests from around the state. It’s an opportunity to bring programs back to your home parish and communities. Contact your parish 4-H agent about opportunities in Clover College.

2018 Tracks:

A Day in the Life: Exploring Modern Technology and the Health Profession Student
A Zookeeper's Guide to Saving the World
Forensics: The First 48 (SET)
Graphic Design - A Career in Visual Language
Horsemanship 101
Lights, Camera, Action!
LSU Student Experience: Life in the College of Agriculture
Mapping Your World Using ArcCollector App and Story Maps
Project Runway
Shining Light on Pollution
Sound, Music, and Thinking Outside the Box

If you are interested in applying for a state board, contact your local 4-H Agent.

The Louisiana 4-H State Leadership Boards assist with the development of educational programs that provide opportunites for advocacy, leadership, and youth voice on a statewide level.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in 4-H and classified in the 9th - 12th grade for the year that they serve. See the application for more details.

All applications will be submitted online. Below is the application in paper form. This is just to be used as a guide. Paper applications will not be accepted.

It is recommended that you answer the questions in a word processor. You can then copy/upload into the online submission portal. You can not save and return later to the online portal. Please read all instructions in the application and online submission portal before submitting.

Link to online application: http://lsuagcenter.com/4hboardapplication

Paper Application Version: 2018-2019 State Board Applicationpdf

Executive Board Election Rules: 2018-2019 State Executive Board_Election Rulesdoc

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