Louisiana 4-H is the largest youth development program with clubs and groups in all 64 parishes! Science, Engineering, & Technology (S.E.T.), Healthy Living, and Citizenship are the main areas of focus within Louisiana 4-H. In these areas, 4-H has something to offer for everyone whether it be cooking, shooting sports, ATV safety, fishing, fashion, livestock, photography, art, and much more!
In this article:
|About Ascension 4-H|
|How to Join|
|Meet the Ascension 4-H Agents|
|Types of Membership|
The 4-H program in Ascension parish is one of the largest 4-H programs in Louisiana with over 1,650 Ascension 4-H members in 2019-20 school year! 4-H is offered as a club in nearly every school in Ascension Parish. If you are home schooled, a virtual learner, or 4-H is not offered at your school, you can become a member of the Ascension Homegrown 4-H Club or you can join as a member at large through the Ascension Parish Extension Office. Not only does Ascension 4-H offer opportunities for members to be a part of a school club, but it also offers more in depth learning in 6 different focus areas called project clubs. Ascension 4-H currently offers project clubs in the following areas:
To learn more about Ascension 4-H and what it has to offer, contact the Ascension Extension Office or one of the Ascension Parish 4-H Agents.
4-H members must complete an enrollment profile and pay dues annually. **NEW in 2021-22** All 4-H Enrollment will be held online moving forward. To register, click HERE. You will create a 4-H family and member profile that you can utilize for the remainder of your 4-H career. This profile can be used to track awards, register for events, and much more! Your member profile will help track your 4-H experiences from year to year!
A few notes when registering…
You can contact us to find out who the 4-H contact is at your school! Depending on your school club, enrollment fees can range from $5.00- $20.00. All school fees include the parish fee while some schools also include shirts, Achievement Day, and other items with their enrollment fees. Parish enrollment fees are $5.00 for 2021-22 to cover parish and state fees.
**Click the link below for 4-H enrollment instructions.**
Contact Mrs. Camille
Mrs. Camille is a lifelong 4-H member from Assumption Parish, where she still resides. Growing up, she was in a traditional 4-H program where showing livestock was her main project area. She has attended many 4-H competitions, camps, and was an active Jr. Leader. Before becoming a 4-H Agent, Mrs. Camille was an Agriculture teacher. Agriculture has always been a huge part of Mrs. Camille's life and has led her to where she is today. Mrs. Camille is married with 3 children and can't wait until her kids are of age to join 4-H!
Mrs. Camille's role with Ascension 4-H mainly deals with middle and high school clubs. She is in charge of the Ascension 4-H livestock program and Jr. Leader project club.
Mrs. Stephanie was born and raised in Baton Rouge and she bleeds purple and gold. 4-H was not introduced to Mrs. Stephanie until she started attending LSU. As an Animal Science major she became very involved in the College of Agriculture activities and clubs and it’s through these opportunities that she learned about 4-H by volunteering at the state livestock show. The Block & Bridle club is where she met her now husband who is a sugarcane farmer in St. James Parish. Mrs. Stephanie lives in St. James Parish along with her husband and 3 children. She is also looking forward to when her kids are of age to join 4-H!
Mrs. Stephanie's role with Ascension 4-H mainly deals with primary clubs. She is in charge of the monthly culinary contests and the Ascension 4-H shooting sports program.
Types of Membership for 4-H'ers
There are 3 different types of membership offered to youth through the Ascension Parish 4-H program.