Michael Lavergne, Leger, Toby
Saturday, January 11, 2020; 8:00 a.m.; Rowdy’s Range.
The December shoot is scheduled for December 14th. Check The Beauregard 4-H Shooting Sports FB page for updates.We will also hold Archery and Air Rifle events on December 7 at the Fair Grounds and CM Farms at 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 8th at the Ragley Rec. 2-5 p.m.January 11th from 8-11:30 a.m. at Rowdy’s Range.
Beauregard 4-H Equine Club has started meeting again. Our December meeting is set for Sunday afternoon, December 15, 2019. The January date has not been set yet.
Beauregard 4-H Rabbit Club is open for membership. Please contact our office if you would like to participate. Our next meeting is set for Tuesday evening, December 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fair Grounds Livestock Barn.
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.
(formerly the 4-H Key Club Award)
Due Friday, January 10, 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:
Forms may be found on our web page as well.
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:
Forms may be found on our web page as well.
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.
February 20-21, 2020Open to 7th and 8th Graders only (Cost $50.00).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.
We will select the Achievement Day Theme differently this year.The Jr. Leaders/Executive Council have narrowed down the Theme Ideas to several Ideas.Clubs will rank the TOP 5 ideas to obtain our 2020 Achievement Day Theme.Clubs need to submit their ranking to the Parish 4-H Office by December 21, 2019. Clubs are to rank their top 5 themes in the order of 1 through 5, with the lowest number in favor of the 4-H 2020 Achievement Day Theme. Please email and forward a hard copy to the 4-H Office.
Saturday, January 11, 2020 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Fair Grounds. Main Exhibit Building
Specific Rules will be distributed to Leaders and possibly on 4-H Facebook and Web Page.Rules will be provided to leaders, available at the 4-H Office and at Club meetings.A change for parish contest is that dishes may be brought hot and do not have to follow previous years’ rules.
Each competitor will create a lunch to be eaten at school by a student age 9 to 12. The beverage to accompany the meal will be water (do not need to include).
No raw egg, seafood or meat protein allowed in any category.
Each competitor will transport their Healthy Box or “Bento” Lunch to the contest packed in a portable, lock-top, and leak proof container, chilled and on ice. The food should be exhibited in a disposable serving container, not to exceed 18”. To allow adequate space for all entries. You will be asked to remove items not directly related to the dish, such as place mats, flower arrangements, figurines, trays, footed chafing dishes, soup tureens, etc.Non-edible items are not to be used as garnish. No serving utensils will be allowed.
All of the rules can be found on our 4-H FB page through the link provided.These contests are open to all 4-H’ers 9-19 (boys and girls).You may enter in one or all categories. An educational workshop will take place while dishes are being judged. Cloverbuds will have contest in Sandwich and Cookie categories.
There will no longer be a District contests in any of the categories. However there will be a Regional Ambassador contest held in Alexandria, March 2020.Regional Ambassador Winners will compete in the state contest in Baton Rouge in April. Please consider participating in the Ambassador contest.
If you are interested in participating in these contests be sure to contact your club leader or the 4-H Office at 463-7006 to get a handout with more specific guidelines, rules and regulations for these contests. Registration will be in December Clover Chatter.
These guidelines will also be made available at club meetings to interested 4-H’ers. Guidelines will be posted on our web page as well.
Registration for this event will be in the December Clover Chatter.
There is a $5.00 fee in order to be able to participate in this activity.The $5.00 helps to pay for a hands on educational activity, extra insurance and refreshments.
Participants will either compete or participate in one educational program Individually or as a team. We will provide participants with educational materials and training opportunities to compete for award placings and possibly trips.Talk to Mr. Mike if you are interested.You will get to explore the LSU Campus.
The Spring Livestock Shows are fast approaching.Remember that all animals must have current health papers in order to attend any livestock show. Health papers are good for 60 days, therefore you should get health papers written on your animals after December 18, 2019, in order to make it through the state show.It is the responsibility of the exhibitor and parents to obtain health papers on your animals.Those showing animals should be aware that we will write excuse letters requesting your school to allow you to miss the days that you will need to exhibit your animals.It will not entitle you the privilege to miss an entire week of school if you only need to be out of school for two days.This also does not exempt you from any class work you will miss while out of school.Please try to obtain class work you will miss prior to leaving for a show and turn in this work in a timely manner.It is important that you do not abuse this privilege; if abuses occur, this privilege may be taken away. Please do not miss more school than necessary.The address for the web site with the Livestock Show Catalogues, forms, etc. is http://www.lsuagcenter.com. Then under features on the right hand side of the screen click on Livestock Show – then under services on left hand side of screen click on catalogues or forms which ever one you need to get the 2019 Livestock Show Catalog and forms.If you know of someone planning to show who didn’t receive a Livestock Show packet or tag their animals, please contact the 4-H Office at 463-7006.
June 28 – July 3, 2020
Camp Grant Walker, Pollock LA
Summer Fun ………………
For 4-6th graders.Make your plans now to attend for a great camping experience.We will begin taking deposits in January 2020.Camp activities include Dramatic Arts, Outdoor activities, Arts and crafts, sports, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, Archery, Hunters education, Outdoor classes
Bullying is a big problem that affects lots of kids.According to research; 80% of Adolescents reported being bullied during their school years.90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.15% of students bully regularly or are victims of bullies.Up to 7% of 8th graders stay home at least once a month because of bullies.Bullying involves repeated acts of physical, emotional or social behavior that is intentional, controlling and hurtful.It can be either direct or indirect.We will discuss Myths and truths about bullying this month.
Tips to deal with Bullying.
There are three types of participants in bullying situations:1.) The Bully, 2.) The Target (or the one being bullied) and 3.) The witnesses continue to discuss the relationships among the participants.It is like a three-legged stool; If we can remove one of the three, then bullying will collapse.As 4-H members, lets help each other make sure we understand the myths about bullying and help all involved to stand up to bullying.
Clubs are encouraged to work with their leader to decorate a classroom door to highlight 4-H and our 4-H Club meeting educational focus.School clubs are encouraged to decorate a classroom door during January to be judged at the end of the month.Please follow the criteria below.
Due in Beauregard 4-H office January 31, 2020
Design a poster on white poster board (22” x 28”) encouraging the use of beef and/or beef products. The finished poster must not have anything attached that is more than 1/8th thick.The finished poster should be appropriate for use in a calendar. Ideas and information can be obtained from magazines, news articles, and other publications or from friends, ranchers, butchers, and supermarkets.This contest is open to all 4-H’ers.There are four divisions, 4th – 6th grade, 7th – 9th grade and 10th – 12th grade (10th-12th Digital).All participants receive a ribbon.Your name, address, grade, phone number, and name of 4-H Club must be on the back of the poster.Posters are due to the 4-H Office no later than January 31, 2020.
2020 LBIC Beef Poster Contest Theme: Better with Beef.
Posters must be on “22 x 28” poster board only.
Place your Name, Address, Age, Grade in School and Parish/Chapter on back, upper right corner of poser.
Digital entries must be designed using one of the following programs: Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Canva. Digital designs should be formatted for “22 x 28” poster size prints. All digital entries must be saved in high-resolution 300 DPI in All of the following: original design file, .png file format, and .pdf file format. Digital designs should be saved to a blank jump drive, placed in a 3 ½ x 6 blank envelope labeled with Name, Address, Age, Grade in School and Parish/Chapter on the front. Contact state contest coordinator for alternative delivery format. Posters and digital designs should generate positive images and promotion of beef (not live cattle production) using the indicated theme. Posters should promote beef without projecting any negative messages towards other agricultural commodities (chicken, pork, etc.).
Do Not use copyrighted materials • You may develop ideas from magazines, parents, friends, nutrition bulletins, Beef Ambassador Fact Sheets and meat publications but the end concept should be original and not copied material.
No Templates may be used in the digital division. All design work must be original and from scratch, just as a poster would be designed.
Our 2019-20 Name the Dolphin Winner is:
Ava Burse has named our Dolphin “Swimmer”
Beauregard Parish Cooperative Extension Service Extension Programs
It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in the meetings or activities, please call the Beauregard Parish Extension Office at (337) 463-7006.
Michael A. LaVergne
County Agent (ES) (4-H)
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year