September 2020 - Cloverbud Activity Guide

2020-2021 Focus

This year, the 4-H Cloverbud focus is on Ag Literacy/Education. Cloverbud members will explore various areas of agriculture and participate in fun, hands-on activities each month. Also, while meetings will be engaging, members will bring home an activity guide that will enhance what has been discussed.

About 4-H Cloverbuds

The East Feliciana 4-H Program is excited to continue to offer the 4-H Cloverbud program to youth in kindergarten to 3rd grade. The 4-H Cloverbud program is an enrichment program offered that fosters the development of life skills that are essential for the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical maturation of the youth involved by providing a unique educational opportunity.

Cotton Incorporated Fa

  • American paper currency is made of 75% cotton
  • The first light bulb manufactured by Thomas Edison used cotton filament
  • Cotton is good for all seasons because it keeps the body cool in the summer and warm in the winter
  • The average American owns seven paris of blue jeans
  • Ancient Egyptians grew cotton, but only the High Priest was allowed to wear a cotton garment
  • There are 150 yards of cotton in a regulation baseball
  • In 1730, cotton was first spun by machinery thanks to the Industrial Revolution
  • One bale of cotton weighs about 480 pounds
  • Levi Strauss and his partner added rivets into their denim jeans for added strength
  • Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin during the Industrial Revolution, which changed the face of the cotton industry forever

Fall Cookery Contest

Calling all inspired chefs! Participate in the Fall Cookery Contest. This contest will feature the following dishes Bento, Ground Beef, Pecan, Sugar, & Sweet Potato. Dishes must be dropped off at the 4-H Office between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9th, as judging will begin at 10:30 a.m.

This contest is open to both 4-H members and Cloverbud members. Members must follow the following rules, or they will be disqualified.

  • Members can only submit one dish per category
  • Dishes must be transported on ice and in an ice chest to the contest
  • Non-edible items are not to be presented as part of the dishes or as a garnish. Only edible items can be used as a garnish

For more information visit our Parish Events Page

Get Moving - Cotton Ball Relay

Cotton Ball Relay

Items needed: Cotton balls, petroleum jelly, bowls

Instructions:Set up tables with saucers with petroleum jelly, and cotton balls in a mixing bowl.Break up into teams.

One at a time, the ‘contestants’ dip their noses into the jelly (no hands allowed) then touch the cotton ball with their nose. Run with the cotton ball hanging to the receptacle bowl on the other end of the room. Deposit the cotton ball in the bowl (no hands allowed), return to the start point, and tag the next person who repeats everything. The team with the most cotton balls in the bowl at the end of the time limit wins!

Helping Those In Need

The East Feliciana 4-H Program will be collecting items to be donated to Cameron Parish in the wake of Hurricane Laura. We will be accepting donations at the 4-H Office until September 18th. See below a list of approved items to donate.

Air MattressDeodorantPlastic Totes
Ant PoisonDuct TapeSpray Bottles
Baby WipesFabulosoStaples
Barbed WireFace Mask
for mold
Strong Broom
BleachFence PostStrong Trash Bags
Body WipesGas CansT Posts
Bottled WaterGatoradeTarps
Bug SprayGlovesTire Plug Kits
Canned FoodIce ChestToilet Paper
Can Opener
Cleaning SuppliesNails and Tack
Wire Cutters
Cooling TowelsNon-perishable
Work Gloves

Louisiana Cotton

In the United States, Cotton is grown in 17 states stretching across the southern half of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Did You Know?

190,567 acres of cotton were harvested in Louisiana.

Cotton lint sales were $157.2 million.

Sales of cotton seed were $27.2 million.

The total value of cotton production was $230.5 million in 2018.

Source: LSU AgCenter AgSummary, 2018

National 4-H Week

Join 4-H members, volunteers, and alumni from across the country celebrate being a part of the nation's largest youth development organization during National 4-H Week, October 4th – 10th.

This year's theme for National 4-H Week is #Opportunity4All. Talent is everywhere, but opportunities are not; therefore, we want to help make every kid's potential count.

4-H Activity for the Week:

  • 4-H Spirit Day – Oct. 7th
    • Wear green or the 4-H Clover and share a picture. Show your 4-H Spirit

Welcome From the 4-H Agent

I want to take the time to personally welcome each of you to the East Feliciana 4-H program. 4-H is more than a club; it is a FAMILY; A family that extends across every parish in the State of Louisiana, every state in the United States, and many international countries. COVID-19 has changed the way many of us conduct many things, but I want to ensure you that the 4‑H Program will keep the safety of everyone involved its #1 priority. This year we will use a variety of methods to conduct club meetings, contests, and events. Therefore, it is necessary to read the rules and all information closely as many will have modifications due to current guidelines to keep each of us safe.

I am excited to have you this year and look forward to a wonderful year this year!

9/10/2020 4:04:54 PM
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