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4-H University 2021- Whatever It Takes!

Due to COVID-19, 4-H University has been moved to a hybrid (online and in-person) format during the month of June. 8th-12th grade 4-Hers can participate in the fun! The registration deadline is May 17th. A $10.00 deposit will be collected at registration. To access the online payment and registration site click AP4-H University Online Registration. Due to COVID restrictions, transportation to most events will not be provided. For registration information, please email cbrady@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Looking for an opportunity to enhance your leadership within the local community and state? If you are in 9th-12th grades, you may want to consider running for a State 4-H Leadership Board! The available boards are

  • Executive
  • Citizenship
  • Fashion
  • Food & Fitness
  • Science, Engineering & Technology (SET)
  • Shooting Sports Ambassador
  • Wetlands Ambassador

If you are going into 11th grade, you may consider running for National Conference Delegate! Ask us more about these opportunities!

There are many contests being offered at 4-H University. The dates and locations for the contests are listed below.

Contest Dates & Locations:

June 11-

  • Forestry (Camp Grant Walker)

June 12-

  • Dairy Judging (Franklinton)
  • Horse Judging (LSU)
  • Horticulture Judging (LSU)
  • Livestock Judging (LSU)
  • Poultry Judging (LSU)

June 22-

  • Fishing Sports (Evac Center)
  • Child Development (Evac Center)
  • Consumer Decision Making (Evac Center)
  • Fashion Review (Evac Center)
  • Teens Driving Teens (Evac Center)

June 23-

  • Ag Demo (Evac Center)
  • FCS Demo (Evac Center)
  • Career Prep-Finals (Rapides Office)
  • Public Speaking Any Finals (City of Alexandria Facility)
  • Outdoor Skills (Camp Grant Walker)
  • Tiger Tank (City of Alexandria Facility)
  • Next Food Star (City of Alexandria Facility)

June 24-

  • ATV (Evacuation Center)
  • Vet Set Geaux (Evacuation Center)
  • Tiger Tank (City of Alexandria Facility)
  • Next Food Star (City of Alexandria Facility)
Ascension group at 4-H U around statue of Mike.

Important 4-H University Deadlines:

May 5th- Leadership Board and National Conference Delegate Applications Due Online

May 17th- Registration Deadline

May 19th- Virtual Leadership Board Orientation

June 4th- Contest Materials Submitted for the following contests

  • 4-H Has Talent
  • Career Prep
  • Fashion Review - Ready to Wear
  • Fashion Review - Upcycled Fashion: Recycling
  • Fashion Review - It’s Sew You
  • LA Co-op Public Speaking
  • LA Chef
  • Photography - photos due
  • Public Speaking Any (Preliminary Videos)
  • Tiger Tank

June 8- Executive Board Elections (Candidates and Delegates- Alexandria, LA)

June 24- 4-H University Celebration Assembly
Will be live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube.

  • Recognition of Scholarship Winners
  • Recognition of Hall of Fame Honorees
  • State Officer Speeches
  • Announcement of Louisiana 4-H Leadership Board Members

June 30- 4-H U Awards Assembly
Will be live-streamed via Facebook and YouTube.

  • Announcement of Contest Winners
  • Retiring and Incoming 4-H Presidents’ Addresses

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