Ascension 4-H Clover Column- March 2021

Calendar of Events:

March

  • 6- State Rabbit Show
  • 9- Mondart Scholarship Deadline
  • 11-13- Junior Leader Conference
  • 17- Raising Cane’s Fundraiser
  • 18- Record Book Workshop; Vendor Rooms
  • 19- Project Cottontail Deadline
  • 29- Seafood Cookery Contest Drop Off
  • Clover Update

April

  • 1- Horse Show Possession Deadline
  • 13- Competitive Record Book Submissions Due to Office
  • 13- Talents showcase videos and entry forms due

Look for information to be released soon on upcoming summer opportunitites!

Ascension 4-H is raising funds with Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. March 17th, 4 pm until closing. Mention Ascension 4-H when ordering at the drive-through at the Gonzales and Prairieville locations.

Record Books

The deadline to submit record books to the 4-H office for the competition is April 13th. Record books consist of your completed activity guide and/or project book along with your completed portfolio! If you have not received your project books/activity guides, please let us know! The digital portfolio and records sheet can be found at https://rebrand.ly/4hrecords. Remember, portfolios can be added on from year to year and can consist of up to 3 years of work! Add pictures with captions of you completing projects and activities in your project area for a more complete portfolio! Ribbons and certificates do not need to be included. On Thursday, March 18th, 6 pm there will be a Record Book Workshop tentatively at the Lamar Dixon Vendor Rooms. This workshop is open to all Ascension 4-Hers who would like tips and ideas to help make their record book more competitive. We will also stream for those who cannot attend in person. Please RSVP if you plan to attend as we will have a max amount of participants. First come, first serve. Attendees should bring their mostly completed project book, portfolio book, and any materials that they wish to include in your record book. Masks will be required to attend the event.


Achievement Day Talent Show

4-Hers who have a special talent, whether singing, dancing, playing an instrument, etc. can sign up to be considered to be showcased in the virtual 4-H Achievement Day Talent Show! To be considered, 4-Hers should complete the talent show entry form and submit a clear, quality video of their talent. More details and entry forms can be found on our website, www.lsuagcenter.com/ascension4h, under contests. Entry forms and talent videos are due to the office by April 13th! The agents will review the forms and videos to select the acts to be showcased for the Virtual Achievement Day! Only a couple acts will be selected in each age division.


Graduating Seniors- Scholarships

The Mondart Scholarship is a $1,000.00 renewable scholarship opportunity for those freshmen entering the LSU College of Agriculture. The submission deadline is March 9th. Please contact cbrady@agcenter.lsu.edu for details.


Raise a Little Green for Ascension 4-H with Raising Cane’s

Drive through Raising Cane’s on Airline in Gonzales or Prairieville on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day!) from 4:00pm until closing to help “Raise A Little Green for 4-H.” Be sure to mention Ascension 4-H when ordering for Ascension 4-H to receive 15% of the location’s profits from that night! More info to come!


4-H Summer Horse Shows

If you may be interested in participating in the Summer 4-H Horse Shows, please contact the office ASAP! Events such as roping, barrel racing, pole bending, ranch riding, western pleasure, hunter under saddle, and much more are offered at the summer shows. April 1st is the possession deadline. A copy of the horse’s registration papers, or a grade horse certificate must be submitted to the office by April 1st.


Service- Project Cottontail

Through Project Cottontail, we are collecting filled and wrapped Easter baskets for foster children in need. Baskets can be purchased premade or assembled by 4-H members for children ages 0-18 with the majority of children in the 7-13 age group. Call the office for more details. All baskets are due to the office by noon on March 19th.


Cookery Contest-

Although we have had to make some major changes to our cookery contest this year, we are excited to incorporate some new components!! Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be taste testing your dishes, but don’t worry your hard work will still shine in several different ways! For each of your monthly contest entries, you will need to take pictures before (ingredients), during (3-action shots), and after (2-shots) you have completed your dish. You will need to submit your recipe and a short summary of the experience of cooking your dish. From this point, the entries will be judged and the judges will choose the top three from each age category. If there is a tie that needs to be broken the parents will be contacted to set up an interview with the contestants. (Phone or virtual) The next monthly contest will be the Seafood Cookery! You can find detailed guidelines and explanations on our website under contests at lsuagcenter.com/ascension4-H or on the Bento Box Events page on Facebook! The entry deadline is March 29th.


Clover Updates- Virtual Parish Meetings

March’s update will take place at 6 p.m. on the 24th. This will be an opportunity for 4-H members to tune in to a monthly 4-H meeting with the 4-H agents, Mrs. Camille and Mrs. Stephanie, to get updates, talk about upcoming Ascension 4-H opportunities, and participate in the monthly 4-H Science Lab activity that will be presented at school club 4-H meetings. You can access the virtual Clover Update through the info below or the link posted on lsuagcenter.com/ascension4h and social media. Below are next month’s educational activity & supplies to be prepared for the Clover Update.

Click here to Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Or call in +1 225-614-2374 United States, Baton Rouge (Toll)

Conference ID: 962 328 264#

March’s Science Lab Activity: Plant Science- Living Necklace

Supplies Needed: Small jewelry size Ziploc bag, 30” piece of yarn, cotton ball, bean, water

April’s Science Lab Activity: Chemistry- Invisible Ink

Supplies Needed: lemon juice (not purified), cotton swabs, a sheet of paper, clothes iron, towel



Livestock Shows

The Parish, District, and ¾ of the State Livestock Shows are now completed. The Ascension Parish Livestock Show team did an amazing job in representing Ascension during each of these events! We would like to congratulate all of our winners and let ALL of our livestock show exhibitors know how PROUD we are of them. We wish those competing in the State Rabbit Show on March 6th and the remaining state poultry and goat exhibitors who will compete March 10-12 GOOD LUCK!

Below are the 2020-21 Ascension Livestock Exhibitors who represented Ascension at the livestock shows.

Senior Members: Stephanie Epps, Hannah Fowler, Cheyenne Moran, and Tate Templet

William Arnold, Braylie Babin, Brody Babin, Anna Blanchard, Paige Blanchard, Peyton Blanchard, Bree Blankenship, Sadie Bourgeois, Alie Causey, Hudson Clements, Anna Cole, Hailee Daigle, Hayden Daigle, Paisley Danehower, Cameron Deane, Bryson Delaune, Ethan Delaune, Aylena Detillier, Emily Duguay, Desiree Falgout, Karlie Fife, Annalise Gautreau, Cecilia Gautreau, Grant Gautreau, Nathaniel Gautreau, Carter Gibbons, Sophie Gibbons, Bailey Griffin, Alex Guillot, Luke Guillot, Emmie Hebert, Jacie Hebert, Madison Hebert, Reese James, Reed James, Jenna Kling, Jorja Kling, Ali Laiche, Tobie Laiche, Rylee Landry, Brookelyn LeBlanc, Brylee LeBlanc, Josie Leon, Abby Lobell, Bailey Louviere, Beau Louviere, Morgan Miller, Mallory Miller, Sierra McCormick, Sheila McCrory, Megan Motichek, Anna Parker, Lily Raffray, Kayden Roussel, Kenzie Roussel, Kayleigh Salazar, Aubree Savoy, Anna Schexnayder, Ava Schexnayder, Kade Schexnayder, Rance Schexnaydre, Rachel Stewart, Skyler Townson, and Kyndal Wright


Shooting Sports

The completion of livestock shows marks the beginning of our local shooting sports competitions. These include our co-hosted East Baton Rouge match, the Ascension Invitational, and our state qualifying Southern Regional. Our members will get to experience their hard work, dedication, and training come to fruition. They will find their areas that need additional work and gain the confidence to continue competing. Please join us in sending well wishes to our Ascension competitors and all shooting sports members.


Summer Camp and 4-H University

Camps this summer may look a little different, but are going to happen! We are working on developing a plan for these events. Stay tuned to the Ascension 4-H social media accounts and website for updates on summer activities and opportunities.
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