2020 January Clover Chatter

Michael Lavergne, Leger, Toby

Livestock Exhibitors

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 January 3, 2020 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.The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has gone to a system of electronic versions of health papers, therefore it is important to have a Veterinarian/Client relationship and exhibitors need to visit their practicing Veterinarian to seek appropriate health papers for their show 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.

Find information on the Livestock Show Catalogues, forms, etc. on the Livestock Shows website.

Louisiana 4-H Draw a Dairy Billboard Contest

Demonstrate communication skills by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products.Use a 22” x 28” poster board to illustrate billboard design. Share their knowledge with others.Sponsors:Co‑sponsors are the Louisiana Dairy Industry Promotion Board and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.There are Three divisions: I 1st ‑ 4th, 5th and 6th grades; II 7th and 8th grades; III 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades

  • Billboard design must be made on 22” x 28” poster board ONLY.
  • Do Not Attach anything to the poster that is more than 1/2” thick.
  • Do not use the names of commercial brand name products on the poster.Do not uses jingles, slogans, signs or pictures that are trademark or copyright protected on the poster.
  • Be Sure to print name, address, grade in school and parish on back of the poster in the upper right‑hand corner.Posters are due to the 4-H Office no later than March 1, 2020.
  • First place parish winning posters will be sent to the State competition.

2020 Achievement Day

March 25, 2020

Beauregard Parish Fair Grounds

The Theme will be announced during the January 4-H meetings

Record Books are due in the 4-H Office no later than Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Portfolio information and Outstanding forms will be distributed in January and February 2020.

Have you nominated your Achievement Day Honoree? Due to the 4-H Office by January 31, 2020.

Record Book Tips

Record Book Due, February 26, 2020

Don't let these books go unopened!

4-H projects and records are a very Big part of your 4-H Club work.The following tips should help you in your 4-H pro­ject work:

  • Keep 4-H materials in a special place:a box, drawer, etc.
  • Set aside sometime each month to work in your books and to make plans for the next month's activities.
  • Keep a notebook of all 4-H events you participate in. Write down anything you see/do that is related to 4-H.
  • Record all 4-H meetings you attend and programs you see, as well as other youth you have assisted.
  • Have someone take pictures of you when you do a 4-H activity.Keep the pictures with your project books.
  • Turn in your project books in the form of a record in March or when asked for by your leaders.

For Judging; Record Books, participation forms and Outstanding 4-H member applications will be due in the 4-H Office on February 26, 2020.The last date to qualify books or participation forms to attend Achievement Day is Wednesday, March 4, 2020. More specific detailed rules to be distributed in January and February 2020.

Jr. Leadership Conference

March 13-15, 2020

Camp Grant Walker

4-Her’s 14 years of age and older as of January 2020.Beauregard Parish is allowed to send 4 boys and 4 girls.Contact the 4-H Office by January 20, 2020.If interested in attending the cost will be $90.00. Track information available at 4-H Meeting & Jr. Leader Meeting. Contact Mr. Mike if interested.

Hoops & Clovers, Friday, February 28, 2020

New Orleans Arena

New Orleans Pelicans vs.Cleveland Cavaliers

For ticket order information

Visit: www.pelicansgroups.com/Louisiana4-H

4-H Graduating Senior Honor Cord Recognition

Reminder Graduating seniors.The application process must be completed online.The deadline to submit the application online is Friday, January 31, 2020.4-H Honor Cord qualification information and application link can be found here.

2020 4-H University

June 23-26, 2020 LSU Campus: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.

2020 4-H Camp Date: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 The Artist Within; Outdoor Adventures; Arts and crafts, sports, swimming, canoeing and kayaking, Archery, Hunters Education; Food and Fitness, Get Ready SET; Science, Engineering and Technology; Renewable Energy; and Wetlands, Wildlife and You.

Presidential Inauguration Attendance Opportunity

In January of 2021, the National 4-H Youth Conference Center will be offering Citizenship Washington Focus: Presidential Inauguration. Louisiana 4-H is delighted to be sending a delegation to participate in this momentous event that only comes around every four years. The official date of the event is January 17-21, 2021.

Eligibility: The Louisiana 4-H Delegation will consist of a quality representative group of our state 4-H program. The application process is open to enrolled members of Louisiana 4-H that are currently in 8th-11th grade with the understanding that all youth will be in high school and not have graduated by January of 2021. For more information, contact the 4-H office.Applicants can visit the following link to complete the application.https://tinyurl.com/CWF-Inauguration-2021. All applications must be submitted online.January 17, 2020 is the application deadline.

Conflict Resolution:

At one time or another, we have all had disagreements or conflict.Conflict is inevitable and happens all the time.We normally think it is negative, but it can be positive.There are two types of Conflict: destructive and constructive.Destructive Conflict is when we hurt others’ feelings and hurt relationships that usually lead to more problems.Constructive conflict helps us learn and grow and become better people.We see things from other people’s views, we are more open minded, and are more accepting of others.We can urn conflict into a constructive issue by managing it correctly.We can use the D.E.C.I.D.E model.Step 1. Define the problem; Step 2. Examine your choices; Step 3. Consider the Consequences; Step 4. Identify what is important to you; Step 5. Decide the best choice for all involved; Step 6.Evaluate the consequences of your choice.Ask yourself, was it a good decision and why?

Beauregard Parish Cooperative Extension Service Extension Programs

203 W. 3rd Street
DeRidder, LA 70634
Phone: (337) 463-7006 / Fax: (337) 463-7007
E-mail: mlavergne@agcenter.lsu.edu
Website: www.lsuagcenter.com
4-H Youth Programs
Michael A. LaVergne
County Agent (ES) (4-H)
Beauregard Parish

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.

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