Beauregard Clover Chatter December 2020 Edition

Clover Chatter

December 2020 Edition

4-H Shooting Sports

Saturday, January 16, 2021; 8:00 a.m.; Rowdy’s Range

The December shoot is scheduled FOR December 12th.Check the Beauregard 4-H Shooting Sports FB page for updates.

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 Thursday evening, December 17, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fair Grounds Pavilion.

Achievement Day Honoree

As in past years, a special recognition program will be held at the 2021 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 year clubs are encouraged to submit a possible honoree candidate. Our executive Council has decided to award the person that would have been awarded at the 2020 Achievement Day in 2021, so we will not be receiving nominations this year.

2021 4-H Emerald Achievement Award

(formerly the 4-H Key Club Award)

Due Friday, January11, 2021 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. We will try to have these applications posted on the webpage and as a link on facebook. The basic requirements are:

4-H’er must be 15 years of age by January 1, 2021.

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.

4-H Golden Clover Award

Due Friday, January 11, 2021 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. We will try to have these applications posted on the webpage and as a link on facebook. The basic requirements are:

4-H’er must be between the age of 14 or under by January 1, 2021.

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 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 29, 2021.4-H Honor Cord qualification information and application: Honor Cord Application

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

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 29, 2021.

Applications will be available in December.

4H Career Exploration Camp

February 26, 2021.Open to 7th and 8th Graders only. Parish quota is approximately 10 4-H’ers.Contact the 4-H Office, 463-7006, by December 18, 2020.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 January newsletter. Due to current Covid restrictions, this camp may be conducted as a virtual activity and may not have a cost and be available to more participants. More information will be distributed in January.

2021 Achievement Day

The Jr. Leaders/Executive Council has decided to use the Theme that had been chosen for the 2020 Achievement Day. The Theme for the 2021 Beauregard 4-H Achievement Day will be “4-H Roundup”. Members should be working on record books that will be due the end of February as well as club scrapbooks and banners, yells and educational displays.

Foods Field Day

Monday, January 18, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 5:00p.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.

Beef food dish – must have at least 1 lb. of ground beef in recipe –

Divisions: Low Calorie – less than 300 calories per person; and/or One Dish Meal – must have a serving from at least 3 food groups; Poster contest for grades 4-6; Essay contest for grades 7-8; Speech contest grades 9-12.

Seafood food dish must have at least 1 cup of seafood in the recipe and dish -Divisions-Crab, Shrimp, Crawfish, Fish, Other Seafood; Poster contest for grades 4-6; Essay contest for grades 7-8; Speech contest grades 9-12.

Sweet Potato food dish must have at least 1 cup of sweet potato in the recipe and dish – Divisions: Appetizer/Salad, Main Dish and Dessert

Wild Game New Division 1. For venison (deer) division, dish must contain at least (1) pound of venison.2.For other wild game division, dish must contain at least (1) pound of boneless, or (2) pounds, bone-in wild game meat. Categories are:

Meat ID - Identify cuts of beef – example – round steak, ground beef, etc.

Poultry food dish must have at least 1 lb. of chicken or turkey in recipe.

Chicken/Turkey or Processed Chicken/Turkey.

Poster contest for grades 4-6; Essay contest for grades 7-8; Speech contest grades 9-12.

Egg dish must have at least 1 cup of eggs in dish. Poster contest for grades 4-6; Essay contest for grades 7-8; Speech contest grades 9-12.

Rice food dish must have at least 1 cup of rice in recipe. Poster contest for grades 4-6; Essay contest for grades 7-8; Speech contest grades 9-12.

Pecan food dish must have at least 1 cup pecans in recipe. Poster contest for grades 4-6; Essay contest for grades 7-8; Speech contest grades 9-12.

Bento – Healthy Boxed Lunch

Bring a prepared healthy box or Bento lunch to the contest. It should be representative of “MyPlate” recommendations. Visit the My Plate website.

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 placemats, 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 District contests in any of the categories. However, there will be a Regional Ambassador contest held in Alexandria, March 2021.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.

These guidelines will also be made available at club meetings to interested 4-H’ers.Guidelines will be posted on our webpage 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.

2021 4-H University

June 22-25, 2021

LSU Campus

We are hoping to have live events this year, but this event may be virtual as it was last year. 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. Horse Judging will be a 4-H U contest instead of being held at the State Horse Show.

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 December 20, 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. 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.comThen 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 2021 Livestock Show Catalog and forms. If you know of someone planning to show who didn’t receive a Livestock Show packet by email or tag their animals, please contact the 4-H Office at 463-7006.At the current time show schedules are fluid due to current and possible new Covid Restrictions. Pay close attention to BJLA and Beauregard 4-H Facebook page updates.

2021 4-H Camp Date

June 28 – July 2, 2021

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 2021.Camp activities include many activities. Our state 4-H camp had significant storm damages from Hurricanes Laura and Delta. We will update participants as we receive more information. We hope to have live camping events for the 2021 Summer Camping season.

Personal Development

As we grow and develop into young adults; proper communication is key to getting our message across to others just as we understand what others are communicating to us. We can Communicate in both verbal as well as non-verbal ways. Many times, our actions speak louder than words. For good communication to happen, we need to think about how we use our voice, our bodies and words. We send mixed messages when our verbal and non-verbal communication does not match or agree. Our body language includes gestures, facial expressions, eye contact, posture as well as other gestures. Another way we communicate is on the phone. Now days almost everyone has a cell phone. As we use phones to communicate, we should focus on proper phone etiquette. Phone etiquette is import when communicating with others. When calling someone’ we should identify ourselves right away, if disconnected, recall that person; apologize if you dial the wrong number; leave a message on voice mail instead of hanging up. When receiving a call, we should always say hello; if you answer someone else’s phone and the caller doesn’t identify themselves, politely ask “Who’s calling please”. Write down the three W’s when taking a message: Who is it, what time they called and the subject of the call. If you receive a call from someone calling the wrong number, just tell them politely they’ve dialed the wrong number. It is also a common response in societies to judge someone when they are different from what we perceive as the norm. This is called ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism can prevent us from understanding and appreciating another culture and can lead to conflict. We should keep an open mind and remain objective. When we perceive things that are different from what we feel is the norm; we should take the time to get to know someone beyond the first impression before judging others for their cultural differences.

Beef Poster Contest

Due in Beauregard 4-H office January 29, 2021

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. All participants will have the option to participate in the digital or paper copy of the poster contest. All participants will 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 29, 2021.

2021 LBIC Beef Poster Contest Theme: Green Beef

Posters must be on “22 x 28” poster board only. Or posters may be done digitally. Rules will be emailed to leaders. Place your Name, Address, Age, Grade in School And Parish/Chapter on back, upper right corner of poster.

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. 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.

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

Regards,

Michael A. LaVergne
County Agent (ES) (4-H)
Beauregard Parish
(337) 463-7006
mlavergne@agcenter.lsu.edu

Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas And a Happy New Year

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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