March 4-H Chatterbox

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4-H Calendar of Events

March 2021

1st - Horse Exhibitor Forms Due

4th – SET Club Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

7th - Parish Shooting Sports Competition

10th - 4-H Records Due

13th – Jr. Leadership Conference, Baton Rouge

15th - 21st - Southern Region Shooting Sports Match

22nd - Grade Horse Certificates Due

24th – Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

29th – Virtual 4-H Achievement Day Entries Due

29th - Four-Wheeler Raffle Tickets & Monies Due

April 2021

1st - Horse Possession Deadline

4th - Easter

12th - 18th - State Shooting Sports Match

21st - Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.

21st - Club Point Sheets & Treasurers Report Due

May 2021

1st - 4-H Color Fun Run/Walk, Ag Arena, Opelousas

6th - SET Club Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30-6:00 P.M.

19th - Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.

4-H Clover Kitchen

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Join the spring 4-H Project Club: Clover Kitchen. Throughout March 4-H’ers that register, will receive 2 recipes to cook at home with your family! Ingredient list will be emailed on Fridays, just in time for weekend grocery shopping, along with a YouTube video link of 4-H and FCS Agents cooking the recipe. You can follow along with the video and cook up a great recipe for your family. There is no charge to join- you just need to register using the link below.

4-H Clover Kitchen Registration

4-H Color Fun Run/Walk

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The 4-H Color Fun Run/Walk will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Ag Arena (behind Yambilee Building) in Opelousas. Check-In will be held from 8:00-8:45 A.M. and Fun Run/Walk will begin at 9:00 A.M. No same day registration. Obtain Fun Run/Walk registration form from a 4-H Agent. Early registration is due by Monday, April 5, 2021 to the 4-H Office. Registration is open to 4-H’ers and 2 family members. The course will cover 2 miles and be an untimed event.

Registration Fees:

  • $10.00 fee – includes individual color powder packet (wear your own white t-shirt)
  • $20.00 fee – includes individual color powder packet and 4-H Color Run/Walk T-shirt
  • Late Registration Fee: After April 5, 2021 – No same day registration.

  • $15.00 – includes individual color powder packet and wear your own white t-shirt.
  • 4-H Horse Shows

    The 4-H Horse Shows will be rapidly approaching, and now is the time to begin preparing for the Parish, District and State Horse Shows. Exhibitors must have possession of their horses prior to April 1, 2021.

    All registered horses must be officially registered in the name of the 4-H club member or an immediate family member on or before April 1, 2021. To show a grade horse (non-registered horse), the 4-H’er must submit a certificate of ownership to the St. Landry 4-H Office by March 22, 2021. Grade horse certificates can be obtained from the 4-H Office.

    Families must purchase the animal(s) for 4-H’ers to show. Interested 4-H’ers should contact Megan Plattsmier at 337-948-0561 for more information.

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    4-H Record Book Time

    Four-H Record Books are due at your March 4-H meeting or the Extension Office, Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

    4-H Seed of the Month Project Club Evaluation

    The St. Landry Parish 4-H Agents would like the 4-H’ers that participated in the 4-H Seed of the Month Project Club to complete an evaluation. Please use the link below to access the evaluation. We ask that you complete the evaluation by Friday, March 12, 2021.

    Seed of the Month Evaluation

    Junior Leader Meeting

    The March meeting will be Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 4:30 - 6:00 P.M. at the Extension Office.

    National 4-H Conference

    There will be a forum on the future direction of 4-H. Sophomores can apply to represent Louisiana at this conference. Finalists will be interviewed in June during 4-H University. An application form must be completed by interested 4-H'ers. Applications can be obtained from a 4-H Agent.

    Virtual 4-H Achievement Day

    This event will be held virtually this year. All contest entries will need to be submitted by Monday, March 29, 2021. Video and picture submissions must be emailed to Lisa Benoit at the following email address: lbenoit@agcenter.lsu.edu.

    Achievement Day Contests

    • Demonstration Contest – Submit a video or photo story with (1 or 2) 4-H’ers demonstrating anything that follows a step-by-step process and has an end product, 10 minutes or less.
    • Public Speaking Contest – Submit video of 4-H’er giving a speech on “Importance of Doing Service for Your Community”, 5 minutes or less.
    • Job Interview Contest – Submit video of 4-H’er interviewing for a job they can currently do at their age. 5 minutes or less. 4-H’er must dress in appropriate interview attire and must answer the following questions during the interview:
      1. Tell me about yourself.
      2. What job are you applying for and why?
      3. What would you consider to be your greatest strength and why?
      4. What would you consider to be your greatest weakness and why?
      5. What experiences/skills do you have that would prepare you for this job?
      6. How will you manage your school-work and other activities along with this job?
      7. Why should you deserve to get this job over someone else?
    • Talent Contest – Submit a video of one talent act. Can be individual or group of 4-H’ers. The performance must be 5 minutes or less. All acts should be family and age appropriate. Select from the following categories: Musical Instrument, Vocal Music, Dance, Other.
    • Exhibits – 4-H’ers can enter 1 exhibit in each category. Exhibits must be made individually (no group exhibits). Submit 2 photos of the exhibit (one of exhibit only and one of exhibit and 4-H’er together). Exhibit categories: Photography Poster, Recycled Art, Seed of the Month Project Poster.

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