January Cajun Chronicles

4-H Cloverbuds

TerrebonnefourhcloverbudsimagepngTerrebonne 4-H Cloverbuds are allowed to participate in all 4-H events and activities for most 4th – 12th grade members. Please be aware that cloverbuds do not compete (or win), they participate. They will receive a green participation ribbon for everything they enter. Please contact Mrs. Cherie with any questions.

4-H Meetings

Jan  bitmoji 4hroompngWe have enjoyed our 4-H Virtual Club Meetings.

The 4-H Agents will hold at least 2 virtual meetings each month.

Any Terrebonne 4-H member can join our virtual meetings. The January 4-H Virtual Meetings are scheduled for

January 13 and 25, 2021.

Each Meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a social time to visit with friends from 5:30 p.m. - 5:55 p.m.

To register for the January 4-H Meeting, visit: http://bit.ly/JANtbonne4hmtg

Youth Must be registered at least the day before the meeting they plan to attend to receive the email with the information. Once the 4-H members register for a meeting, they will be emailed a link to join the meeting. We will use Microsoft Teams for our meetings. Instructions for using Teams will be sent to those who register. A 4-H member only attends one of the meetings.

Caring Card Contest Results

blue-ribbonjpgThanks to all who submitted “Caring Cards” for our December service project. Ribbons will be sent to schools or can be picked up at the 4-H office. Congratulations to the following members who placed in their division:

Cloverbuds Participation:

X’ia Payne – St. Gregory

Isabella Olan, Angela Leyva, Melanie Subuyuje- Grand Cailou Ele.

Elementary Division:

1st Place- Bethany Roberts- Broadmoor

2nd Place- Olivia Oh – St. Matthews

3rd Place – Ava Little – St. Gregory

HM – Alexander Amico- St. Francis

Middle Division

1st Place- Tyden Eschete – Houma Junior High

2nd Place – Emma Pinell – Lacache Middle

3rd Place – Kole Usie – Lacache Middle

Character Chat –Trustworthiness

SixpillarsofcharacterimagepngBuilding trust in a friendship is much like growing plants in a garden; you must sow (plant) the seeds. If you do not sow it, you can’t grow it.

This month, 4-H members are reminded of the character word “trustworthiness” by planting seeds. 4-H members can register for our “Seeds of Trust” monthly seed club. There will be a fee of $20. What will this fee cover? Each month (February – May) the 4-H member will receive a bag with seeds, starter pot/soil, character word information, and planting information. 4-H members who register will pick up bags at the 4-H office.

4-H members should register for the “Seeds of Trust” bags by January 29, 2021. Members who register will be contacted by email with updates and dates to pick up the bags. Click the following link to register: http://bit.ly/seedbagtbonne4h

For the month of January, our lesson topic is: “Making Wise Choices”

When making choices, it is important you consider how it will impact you personally, your friends, your family, and others. Think about the outcome before you make the decision.

“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.” – John C. Maxwell

“Life’s choices aren’t always easy, but they are always yours.” – Unknown

Clover Coins

The January Clover Coin shopping day is scheduled for

January 29, 2021 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For every 4-H event, meeting, contest, etc. that a 4-H member participates/competes in this year, they will earn clover coins.

Members can visit the 4-H office to redeem their clover coins during Clover Coin Shopping hours beginning December. A variety of 4-H items will be available for members to purchase using your clover coins. These are not actual coins that members receive. We are keeping track of participation and awarding clover coins (points) that they will redeem when shopping.

Cooking with Clovers

cookingimagejpgOur first two cooking demo classes were fun! We hope that if you joined the first two, we hope you will join again. If you have not participated in Cooking with Clovers yet, we hope that you will join us this month.

This year we will offer virtual cooking classes. We will have 4-H members cook dishes using our Louisiana commodities. A special clover chef will host the cooking class, showing our guest how to cook a special dish step by step. The 4-H member will cook the dish with the special clover chef. The clover chef will go over facts about the specific Louisiana commodity. 4-H members will sign up for the class using a link given by the 4-H office. Prior to the class, the 4-H member will be emailed a list of ingredients to make the dish as well as a link to join the live cooking class. At the end of the demo, the 4-H member will have a cooked dish to serve to their family.

Join us for our January class:

Cooking with Clovers – Ground Beef Edition

This event will be held January 29, 2021, via Teams. You must register to participate.

To register for this cooking class, visit http://bit.ly/cookingwcloversgroundbeef

The 4-H member must be registered by January 27, 2021 by 4:00 p.m. This class is open to all Terrebonne 4-H members.

Layers of Love

Terrebonne 4-H members are encouraged to continue to make a positive change in our community by participating in our “4-H Layers of Love” drive. We are asking 4-H members make a fleece blanket to donate to people within the community. In the past we encouraged our members to complete a blanket as a club or with a group of friends. We know that this will be difficult to do this year. This would be a great family project!

Click on the following link to find the instructions and a list of supplies to make these “no-sew” blankets- https://cutesycrafts.com/2018/10/how-to-make-a-tie-blanket-from-fleece.html.

Please do not add embellishments such as buttons, glitter, beads, or sequence. Iron-on’s and embroidery are OK.


Roll up the blanket and attach a tag with a ribbon or other material. Please do not use safety pins to attach the tag. Your tag should have a nice friendly message with your school name and 4-H emblem.

We are only collecting the no-sew blankets and not collecting small blankets like we did in the past.

Blankets are due to the 4-H office by February 1, 2021.

Poster Contest

Let’s Get Creative! We are offering 2 poster contests this month. The Dairy Poster Contest and the Beef Poster Contest. Each contest has a set of individual rules.

First place parish winning posters will go on to the state contest and they become the property of the Extension Service and may be displayed at statewide events to promote the beef and dairy industry.

Dairy and Beef Posters are due February 1, 2021 by 4:30 p.m. to the 4-H Office (521 Legion Ave).


Dairy Poster Contest

The purpose of the Dairy Poster Contest is to: Learn more about milk and milk products and their importance to healthy bodies; Demonstrate communication skills by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products; Share knowledge with others.

Rules are as follows:
  • Billboard design must be made on 22” x 28” poster.
  • Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than ½ inch thick.
  • Place name, grade, and school on back of poster in upper right-hand corner.
  • Divisions are:
    • Division I – 4th -6th Grade
    • Division II – 7th -8th Grade
    • Division III – 9th -12th Grade

Beef Poster Contest

2021 LBIC Beef Poster Contest Theme: Green Beef

The theme surrounds the concept that the consumption of beef is safe and vital for the environment. Remember, the poster contest is about marketing and communicating the all-around (environmental, health, nutrition, economic, etc.) benefits of beef.

The purpose of the Louisiana 4-H Beef Poster Contest is to learn more about beef and/or beef products and its importance to human health. Make a poster telling a story of beef and/or beef products using a catchy title.

Rules are as follows:

  • Posters must be on “22 x 28” poster board only.
  • Place your name, address, age, grade in school and school name and Terrebonne Parish 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. Templates cannot be used in the digital division. All design work must be original and from scratch, just as a poster would be designed. Digital designs should be saved to a blank jump drive, placed in a 3 ½ x 6 envelope labeled with ame, address, age, grade in school and school name and Terrebonne Parish 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. The poster will be disqualified if copyrighted materials are used. Computer generated clipart may be used on the poster if it is not copyrighted material.

• Materials to pull ideas from are also available from your local supermarket, butcher, the American Meat Institute and National Livestock and Meat Board.


• Division I – 4th – 6th grades

• Division II – 7th – 9th grades

• Division III – 10th – 12th grades

• Division Digital – Open division. All ages compete together

Terrebonne 4-H Livestock Show

tp LivestockPNGJoin Us for the Terrebonne Parish 4‑H Junior Livestock Show and Rabbit Show on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Raceland LSU AgCenter Barn (115 Texas Street, Raceland, LA 70394). Come out to support our cattle, sheep, goat, pig, rabbit and poultry exhibitors. The show will begin at 9:00 a.m. The Poultry show will begin at 8:30 a.m. The rabbit Show will follow, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Concessions will be sold. We invite our 4-H members to come out to support our Livestock exhibitors.

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