2019 October Clover Chatter

Michael Lavergne, Leger, Toby

Celebrate National 4-H Week

October 6 – 12, 2019

Theme: Are You Into It?

Join the 4H Community

4-H Clubs across America will be celebrating.Join in the festivities by planning some special activities or events within your club/school or in town.National Science Day is set for Wednesday, October 9, 2019.Correct Date, the wrong date was posted last month.

Shooting Sports Activities

November 12, 2019: New for this year! We will conduct Zone Shoots and Parish Wide Shoots. Zone shoots will be smaller community activities to allow more to participate. Zone Shoots will take place at CM Farms in Dry Creek and the Beauregard Fair Grounds on Saturdays and at Ragley Recreation Center on Sundays of the weekends listed on the schedule. We will still hold parish wide Field days as well, however the range location has changed to Rowdy’s Range at 1541 Bertrand Road, DeRidder.Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Set up will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:00 p.m. Directions to our facilities can be found at the Beauregard Shooting Sports Facebook page. At this activity, If you have safety glasses, bring them. We will provide all shooting equipment.If you plan on attending this activity and you have not paid your full registration fee of $50.00 for the school year, be prepared to fill out the registration forms upon arrival and pay $10.00 for each event attending to cover insurance and refreshments. Zone Shoots will take place on October 12th at CM Farms and the Beauregard Fair Grounds. On Sunday after, October 13th, we will hold a Zone shoot at the Ragley Recreation center. Shooting Sports fun shoot on October 19th and November 16, 2019. Rowdy’s Range, beginning with registration at 8:00 a.m. Monthly events will be held. Check Beauregard 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook page for schedule and updates.

Executive Council

The Executive Council will consist of 4-H members in the 8-12th grades. Clubs will nominate 2 -3 members to represent their Club in the Executive Council. These names including their qualifications must be submitted to Mrs. Lisa Johnson at ljohnson@agcenter.lsu.edu by Monday, November 4, 2019. The Executive Council assist in planning and conducting our Annual 4-H Achievement Day as well as conducting other educational activities. It will be held the afternoon of November 11, 2019.It will take place at the Fairgrounds. This meeting will follow the Parish engineering Field Day.More information will be provided to the Leaders and on our Facebook page.

Achievement Day Theme

Each Parish 4-H Club, Elem, Junior and Senior will have the opportunity to submit 5 Themes for the 2020 Achievement Day. Clubs will receive points for submitting Themes. These themes are due to Mrs. Lisa Johnson at ljohnson@agcenter.lsu.edu by Monday, November 4, 2019.The Executive Council will narrow the themes down to five possible themes and the clubs will vote on the themes to select the 2020 Achievement Day Theme during their December 4-H Meetings.The 2020 Achievement Day Theme will be announced in January 2020. Achievement Day is set for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 not in May as listed in the September Clover Chatter. Record books are due February 25, 2020.

Livestock Show Dates

Entries Due Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Beauregard Livestock EXPO Monday, January 20, 2020 Tentative

Sale on January 24, 2020 Tentative

SW District Livestock Show, Jan 29th - Feb 1, 2020

LSU Show February 8th-15th, 2020 – Gonzales

2020 LSU Rule Book is posted on LSU AgCenter webpage

Possession and Validation Dates for LSU

Livestock Show Animals:

Attention Livestock Exhibitors and Parents

The LSU Show system requires that all Market and Commercial animals must be tagged and validated by that species possession date. Families are allowed to pick up tags and DNA envelopes and tag, pull DNA and validate animals at their home instead at a central location as has been done in the past. Validation materials are currently available at the Beauregard 4-H Office for pick up. There will be a $7.00 fee for each animal validated. Any animal already validated for the 2019 State Fair of Louisiana may utilize the current ear tag I.D. that each animal has, but a new DNA Sample and nomination fee must be submitted by that particular species validation/possession date.All market and Commercial Animals must be tagged and validated by the possession date of that particular specie. Validation includes tagging, pulling DNA sample and turning in DNA envelope and payment of $7.00 by the possession date of that animal. Entry packets for the 2020 Southwest District and LSU Shows will be available near Thanksgiving 2019. The tentative due date for these livestock entries is Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Hard copies of the entry forms will be available at the Beauregard 4-H Office and on the Beauregard Junior Livestock Association website in Late November. The LSU Livestock Show rule book is available by visiting the Beauregard 4-H website and the Beauregard Junior Livestock Association website and LSU AgCenter Website.

  • Possession Dates Are: Market Steers …August 1, 2019, Meat Pen Rabbits Must own and Breed Doe on October 10, 2019; or after.
  • Order Broiler Chicks from 4-H Office, must order and pay for at least 25 chicks by…October 21, 2019.
  • Beef, Dairy Breeding, Breeding Goats and Sheep, Breeding Rabbits, Market Goats and Lambs, Exhibition Birds, November 4, 2019.Miniature cattle November 11, 2019.Market and Swine Breeding…December 2, 2019
  • 2020 District Rabbit Show – Possession date December 1, 2019.Entries due January 3, 2020.

Attention: Parish and State broilers must be ordered and paid for by Monday, October 21st.Send check or money order in the amount of $.60 per chick and the number of chicks ordered by this date. Make payable to Beauregard 4-H Foundation. Payment must be received before chicks will be ordered.

The LSU AgCenter provides equal opportunities and employment. Cooperative agencies: LSU AgCenter, Louisiana parish governing bodies and United State Department of Agriculture

Annual Sweet Potato Sales

We will again conduct our annual Sweet Potato Sale. We will sell 10 pound boxes for $10 each. The orders must be received by Friday, November 1st. Orders must include the name of seller, complete payment and if the seller or purchaser will pick up the Potatoes. The delivery date for the Sweet Potatoes will be Friday, November 15, 2019.Order forms are available at the 4-H Office or through your club leader. This year the Beauregard 4-H Foundation will provide a Pizza Party for the Club that sells the most boxes of Sweet Potatoes.All sale proceeds will go to the Beauregard 4-H Foundation.


Decisions are important in our everyday life. If you are reading this letter or participating in the October 4-H meeting, this means that you have decided to join the 4-H Club in your school and Parish. We make decisions every day, from what we choose to eat, what to wear, where we are going and whether to do homework or go to the movies with a friend. We also decide what friends or groups to associate with and their association may affect our decisions as well. There should have been a process as to why you chose to join 4-H. Many people make a list of Pro’s and Con’s and weigh out both to make a decision. In life we interact with others and work as a team or group to accomplish task. We have to find a way to work with others and a thought process to work together in many ways to accomplish all kinds of task, from team sports, work and other things. It is important to include all members of the group in the process.At times, it may be the person that may be overlooked that may have a solution to a problem.It is very important to learn to work with all people in a group in order to accomplish task. It is also important to remember the Decision Making Process: 1. Define the Problem; 2. Specify your goals; 3. Develop Solutions and Select a Solution; and 4. Implement your Solution. These steps are important to help accomplish task either individually or as a group.If we learn to rely on this process for simple decisions; it can help us when we have to make harder decisions.

Character Really Does Count

Character is more than just words and feelings. Character is about all of our actions and should be a very important part of our everyday life. A person of good character must live it as well as say that they are a person of good character. The six (6) pillars of character are: Responsibility, Respect, Trustworthiness, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. 4-H Strives to surround our educational focus around the six pillars of character. National Character Counts week is October 20- 26th.

Engineering Field Day

We will hold an Engineering Field Day that will held on Monday, November 11, 2019 at the Beauregard Fair Grounds Open Pavilion. It will start at 9:30 a.m. We will cover Life Skills activities such as servicing a car, learn about drones and build an item to take home. The cost will be $20 and will cover lunch and snacks. Please email our office or complete and return the form below by Monday, October 21st if you plan to attend. You may pay at the office or the day of the event. We do need preregistration to allow us to prepare for the event. Contact us at mlavergne@agcenter.lsu.edu or 463-7006. More information will be posted with registration information.


Michael A. LaVergne
County Agent (4-H) (ES)
Beauregard Parish

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