2019 November Clover Chatter

Michael Lavergne, Leger, Toby

Achievement Day Honoree

As in past years a special recognition program will be held at the 2020 Achievement Day. The idea is to Honor and Dedicate Achievement Day to an adult who has touched and improved the lives of 4-H youth in Beauregard Parish. Each club is encouraged to submit a possible honoree candidate. To nominate a deserving person, send the candidate’s name & a short resume’ (no more than 1 page) to the 4-H Office by the end of January 2020.

Shooting Sports Activity

Any 4-Hers who have signed up for this activity in the October 2019 “Clover Chatter”:Don’t forget the Shooting Sports activity on Nov. 16. The location for this activity will be at Rowdy’s Range at 1541 Bertrand Road in DeRidder. Directions on the Beauregard 4-H Shooting Sports Facebook page Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Should you have any questions, please contact Mike LaVergne at 463-7006. Our next shoot is December 14th at Rowdy’s Range beginning at 8:00 a.m. We will register for regional contest in January.

Shooting Camp

There will be a shooting camp held December 13-15, 2019 at Grant Walker educational center. The camp is open to youth 9-13 years old. Participants will choose one of the following: Archery, Shotgun or Rifle. Parents or coaches are welcome to attend, but not mandatory. The cost is $110 per participant which covers all expenses. Participants must bring their own firearm or bow and ammunition. Registration deadline is November 15th. Contact the 4-H Office for registration information.

Junior Leader Club

Our Junior Leader Club is growing and has some of the largest participation in years and will be participating in many activities throughout the year.Our Junior Leader Club will be conducting its meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds.Contact the 4-H Office of Mrs. Lisa Duet with any questions you may have.Club Officers are:President – Kylee Duet ; Vice President – Michael Wisby; Secretary – Cassidy Sweat; Treasurer – Karley Bailey ; Reporter – Kennidy Hargrove ; Parliamentarian – Elaina Wisby; Photographer – Skylar Kinney.Jr. Leader Group Announcements are coordinated through Facebook/Group Me

4-H Golden Clover Award

Due Friday, January 10, 2020 to the parish 4-H Office.The 4-H Junior Award of Excellence gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown active participation in the parish, area, and state 4-H activities.This award may only be received one time. Applications available in December.The basic requirements are:

  • 4-H’er must be between the age of 14 or under by January 1, 2020.
  • Must have at least two (2) years of 4-H club work, including award year.
  • Must score at least 250 points on the application and scorecard.
  • Forms may be found on our webpage as well.
  • 4-H’er must be 15 years of age by January 1, 2020.
  • Must have at least three (3) years of 4-H club work, including award year.
  • Must have completed one (1) year of active Jr Leadership work excluding award year.
  • Must score at least 360 points on the application and scorecard.
  • Forms may be found on our webpage as well.
  • Must be an enrolled 4-H member in good standing
  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must have been enrolled in 4-H for 3 years of their high school career
  • Must have participated in at least one state sponsored 4-H program in the last 3 years.
  • Must fill out the application form online and submit by Friday, January 31, 2020.

4-H Emerald Achievement Award

Due Friday, January10, 2020 to the parish 4-H Office.The 4-H Emerald Achievement Award gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership in their club and parish.This award may only be received one time. Applications available in December.The basic requirements are:

Stand Up For Diversity

Our Club educational focus is related to Life Smarts.We have to be willing to accept others and ourselves for who we are.This month, we are looking at Diversity.Diversity means, that in any group of people, each person is different in many ways: but we also have some things in common that bring us together.To be Life Smart, we need to be aware of our differences and embrace them.Life would be boring without differences in each other.

4-H Graduating Senior Honor Cord Recognition

The State 4-H Awards Committee has implemented an awards program that recognizes graduating seniors.The application process must be completed online.Please follow the two links to review the qualifications and the application.The deadline to submit the application online is Friday, January 31, 2020. 2020 4-H Honor Cord qualification information and application link can be found here.

For 4-H Seniors to receive the 4-H Honor Cord, they must:

Applications will be available in December.

Fashion Camp

The annual 4-H Fashion Camp is set for January 25-27, 2020.It will take place at Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock.Registration and payment is due by December 7th.It is open to 10-13 year old youth.Cost is $130.00 per camper and $80.00 for chaperones.This event is a parent youth event and parents attending must have completed the Overnight Chaperone training.For more information, contact the 4-H Office.

Co-Op Youth Conference

The annual Co-Op youth conference is set for March 29-31, 2020 at Grant Walker Educational center.Youth learn how Cooperatives work and have the opportunity to win monetary prizes.Cost for the event is $30 per person.It is open for youth in 8th – 12th grades to attend.For more information contact the Beauregard 4-H Office.

4-H Career Exploration Camp

February 20-21, 2020

Camp Grant Walker

Open to 7th and 8th Graders only (Cost $70.00).Parish quota is approximately 6 4-H’ers.Contact the 4-H Office, 463-7006, by December 16, 2019. This camp is set up to allow youth to learn about and explore potential careers.Spots are very limited. More information will be provided in the December newsletter.More information will be distributed in December.

Livestock Information

The 2020 Livestock show series is fast approaching.The livestock entry packets should be mailed around Thanksgiving.All market and commercial gilts must be tagged and validated by December 2, 2019.Entries will be due in the 4-H office by December 3, 2019.Entries will need to include all animal information, signatures and copies of registration papers.Calf Scramble entry forms and Camper information will also be available.The Parish EXPO is set for January 20 and the sale on January 24th.District show will be January 29-February 2, 2020.The state show is set for February 15-21, 2020. Please make sure all required paperwork is complete and you acquire health papers on animals that you will show.Please contact the office if you do not receive your livestock entry packet by November 25th.Attention Pig Exhibitors:Each pig must be validated by December 2, 2019 will be assessed a $7.00 fee.Additional entry fees will be assessed on any animal shown at the Beauregard EXPO that does not pass through the sale.Sale animals will be assessed a commission through the sale.Non sale Cattle, Hogs, Sheep and goats will pay a $20.00 fee and Rabbits and chickens will pay a $5.00 fee.


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

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