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The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies.
4-H University offers opportunities for youth from all over the state to come together to enjoy a week full of events. Mark the date for June 21-24.
Provides list of members and links to meeting minutes for the 4-H Teen Advisory Leadership Council.
Provides list of members and links to meeting minutes for the Madison Parish 4-H Advisory Leadership Council.
Volunteer training is essential so that volunteers not only understand the expectations of their role but have the skills, competencies, and information necessary to be successful. The LSU AgCenter is committed to providing opportunities for youth and adult volunteers to participate in quality professional development training designed to meet their specific needs.
4-H Challenge Camp is a weekend camping experience focusing on 6th, 7th and 8th graders specifically. About 250 youth and adult volunteers from 12 Northeast Louisiana parishes attend the 3-day/2-night event. Parishes participating include Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll.
Junior Leadership Conference is a youth driven educational experience that features workshop tracks targeting leadership development, communication, teamwork, service-learning, youth-adult partnerships and time management. JLC camp is March 7-9, 2014 at Grant Walker Educational Center on February 3, 2014. Must be 14 years or older and is limited to 8 4-H members. Registration deadline is February 3, 2014 and will cost $80
The 2014 Co-Op Leadership Conference will be held March 28-30, 2014 at Camp Grant Walker. While attending camp you will share and learn techniques and resources from professionals working in cooperative forms of business. The cost is $30 for 8th-12th Graders. An Educational trip and cash awards will be presented to top leaders.
Win Cash Prizes! 3 Categories to enter: 1. Farm Animals , Horticulture, Plants or Crops 3. Any Other Agriculture Deadline: January 6, 2014
Food and Fitness Camp weekend is a team experience! Youth and adults work together as a team to learn and develop skills in nutrition, diet, and fitness. Teams consist of one camper in grades 4-6 and one adult partner, which can be a parent, grandparent or other caregiver. Register right away! Deadline to register is January 31, 2014.
The 4-H State Citizenship Board is offering an exciting opportunity to whip you into shape while learning more about the special needs of our military heroes and their families. Don't miss the chance to get involved in a BIG way in support of this year's 4-H state-wide service initiative.
Join the 4-H State Fashion Board and travel the world of fashion! There's lots of fun projects to help you learn basic sewing skills. The camp is limited to the first 25 campers. Only one camper per parish on a first come, first serve basis.
4-H club members in grades 6-12 only. Parent chaperones are welcome! Contact the 4-H Office for more about chaperone fees.
4-H Connections is a monthly newsletter that will inform you of exciting events ahead.
4-H Club Educational Program Focus newsletter which contains programming goals, teaching objectives, teaching strategies, school enrichment, enhanced educational opportunities and 4-H Mission.
Kids need positive, committed adult role models in their lives and that's where parents and community volunteers play an important role in 4-H Youth Development. Volunteers are valued and recognized for the key role they play and a variety of training opportunities are provided throughout the year. The first one is coming up September 25 at the Rayville Civic Center and is open to any 4-H parent or volunteer as well as school/club sponsors.
Provides list of members and links to meeting minutes for the Family and Consumer Science Advisory Council.
Provides list of members and links to meeting minutes for the 4-H Advisory Council.
Create an ad that promotes milk and milk products! Deadline: April 15, 2013 First place winners receive a Rosette ribbon and $10. All entries receive participation ribbons and Cloverbucks.
Create a billboard ad that promotes beef and beef products. So easy to enter! Deadline: April 15, 2013 First Place winners receive a Rosette ribbon and $10. All entries receive participation ribbons and Cloverbucks.
Join other teens your age from Northeast Louisiana for awesome team-building activities and exciting games, including Camo Duck Blind Building and guaranteed to be fun and help you find your inner strengths! Hurry space is limited! Deadline to sign up is April 10, 2013.
Wright and Tallulah Elementary School students had the unique experience of being “digested” through the human body at the Smart Bodies Body Walk. On Thursday and Friday, February 21 and 22, more than 900 students toured the traveling exhibit that visits elementary schools throughout Louisiana.
ELIGIBILITY: Campers must be in grade 4, 5 or 6 and must be 12 years of age or younger as of January 1st of the current camping year. Camper selection is on a first come basis.Camp registration is accepted up until the deadline with a deposit required to hold the bed space. The deposit is non-refundable after the deadline. Fee balance is due by June 1.Applications for camp scholarships are available for 4-H members. First-time campers may be awarded $75 toward camp fees; returning camper
Junior Leadership Conference is a youth driven educational experience that features workshop tracks targeting leadership development, communication, teamwork, service learning, youth-adult partnerships and time management. The date of the conference will be March 8-10, 2013 at Grant Walker Educational Center. $80 per delegate.
2013 4-H Forever Fun at the Louisiana State Fair, Saturday, November 3, 2012. Total Fees are $50.00 and Registration fees are due by October 19, 2012. Madison Parish Teen Leadership Club members only. Each member may invite one guest. Guest fees are the same as members.
Use this flyer to promote the 4-H Youth Development Program in Louisiana and Madison Parish.
On farm variety trial in Madison Parish for corn.
Do you have a good idea for next year's summer camp theme? The winning slogan will be used on all publicity for camp and on the 4-H summer camp T-shirt. Deadline to enter is October 29, 2012.
The deadline to enter this contest is December 10, 2012. There are 3 categories to enter: Farm Animals; Horticulture, Plants or Crops; and Any Other Agriculture (example: farm machinery, barn, silo, crop duster, hen house, etc.). Open to all 4th -12th grade 4-H'ers. Winning photographs will be announced and displayed during Ag Expo in West Monroe January 18-19, 2013.
4-H members need support and encouragement from parents and caregivers to help them succeed. Please use this form with your parent volunteers.
4-H Volunteers play a critical role in supporting positive experiences for youth members. This series of 4-H Club Steps to Success provides numerous supporting materials to serve as tools and references vital to the success of the in-school 4-H club.
Information about the 4-H Youth Development program and its focus on youth development.
The Madison Parish 4-H Youth Development Program implemented a new program delivery model last year that provide a coordinated educational effort to more fully engage youth in hands-on learning experiences that are experiential and linked to life skill development.
Madison 4-H Teen Leadership Club members joined almost 1,500 youth and volunteers on Wednesday, May 30, in Baton Rouge celebrating the state bi-centennial and supporting Louisiana 4-H Youth Development at 4-H Day at the Capitol.
4-H University and Clover College featured a ‘star-studded’ theme this year celebrating the more than 1,400 students participating in 43 contests, 12 Clover College educational sessions and other educational programs. The 4-H premier teen event is held over three days on the LSU campus from June 19-21.
Madison 4-H youth were among over 300 campers and volunteers who opened the summer camping season May 21-24 at the Grant Walker Educational Center in Pollock, LA. The 4-H Youth Resident Summer Camp is sponsored by the LSU AgCenter and promotes fun and leaning through hands-on educational and recreational programs.
Register for 4-H U competition or a Clover College track using the forms attached. Mark your calendar for June 19-22, 2012. The $50 deposit is due May 13, 2012.
The regional 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest, held March 6 at the Rayville Center, featured some fierce competition while showcasing many mouth-watering recipes from Northeast Louisiana youth.
Learn about the different ways you can support your local 4-H club. Opportunities for support include the 4-H Strawberry Sale, the 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Fund, and the 4-H University and Clover College Opportunity Scholarship.
With the regional cook-off only a few weeks away, Madison 4-H'ers gathered their groceries and fired up their ovens to prepare 22 recipes for competition in the parish contest held February 16.
Ready...Set...Sew! The 2012 Fashion Camp kept campers and their adult helpers in high gear throughout the two-day event held January 21-22 at the Camp Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock.
The Northeast Louisiana Jr. Livestock Show Horse Show will be held on January 28, 2012, at the Delhi Livestock Arena and will begin at 9:30 a.m.
The State 4-H Fashion Camp will be held on January 26-27,2013 , at Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, La.
Food and Fitness Camp will be held March 15-17, 2013. The experience is designed for teams of youth and adults to develop knowledge and skills related to food and nutrition, diet and fitness and teamwork skills.
The 2011-2012 State 4-H Citizenship Board is offering a new and exciting opportunity to take a road trip through Louisiana. The event will be held on December 9-11, 2011, at the Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center for 7th-9th grade 4-H members.
Newsletter containing informaton for Madison Parish 4-H Program Overview
The LSU AgCenter is dedicated to providing innovative research, information and education to improve people's lives. Working in a unique statewide network of parish extension offices, research stations and academic departments, the LSU AgCenter helps Louisiana Citizens make the best use of natural resources, protect the environment, enhance agricultural enterprises and develop human and community resources.
Descriptions of non-chemical strategies that can help prevent lady beetle infestations of one's home.
2011 4-H District and State Horse Show information and possession date deadline. The 2011 District 4‐H Horse Show will be held June 28‐29, 2011, and the State 4-H Horse Show will be held July 4-10, 2011.
Can you grow a giant pumpkin? Well here’s your chance to find out! Madison Parish 4-H is participating in a regional Giant Pumpkin Contest, co-sponsored by Curry Farms of Start, La. and the LSU AgCenter.
The 2011 4-H LOST Camp will be held August 1-5, 2011. LOST camp is intended to fulfill a demand for a longer camping experience for 7th and 8th graders and is held at the LSU AgCenter's Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80 acre campsite located near Pollock, LA, on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria.
Information about the 2011 4-H Cooks! Contest which will be held Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Madison Parish Extension Office. You do not have to be present to win. Entries may be taken to school where they will be picked up for judging.
The Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (ALEC) will once again sponsor two 4-H members to attend the Louisiana Electric Cooperative's Youth Tour trip, June 10-17, 2011, to Washington, D.C.
Do you have the leadership skills to be part of a successful business? Organize your own co-op business and find out!
The Madison Parish Teen Leadership club has offered 4-H the opportunity to participate in the Annual 4-H Night With The Hornets on Saturday, February 12, 2011. The Hornets will play the Chicago Bulls with an opportunity for over 300 4-H members to participate in on-court programs.
The Louisiana 4-H Food & Fitness board invites you to join them for a Disney-themed showcase of healthy living workshops and learning fun! The camp kicks off on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. and concludes by 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 27, 2011.
Enter your picture into the 2012 Ag Photo contest by January 6, 2012. The contest categories are: Farm Animals, Horticulture/Plants/Crops and Any Other Agriculture.
Overview of the Madison Parish 4-H program focus for the 2010-2011 school year including descriptions of targeted activities for different grades and explanations of how participation in the 4-H proram benefits youth by building a sense of belonging, independence, generosity and mastery of new skills. Membership dues are also explained.
4-H Cloverbuds is for boys and girls who are not yet old enough to become 4-H members. Like all other 4-H projects, 4-H Cloverbuds involve youth in hands-on learning in a fun informal group setting.
There's more to 4-H than just club meetings...look what else you could be doing! Make a poster telling the story of beef and/or dairy products and you could put some extra cash in your pocket! Think BILLBOARD SLOGAN - short, catchy and to the point. Download the attached flyer for entry and award details.
Madison Parish is a rural agricultural community with a rich history and cultural heritage. Considered a “row crop” parish, Madison consistently leads the state in corn production. Cotton, soybeans and rice are also important crops for the parish economy.
A monthly nutrition newsletter focusing on the unique nutrition needs of senior citizens age 70 and older.
Madison Parish 4-H members' information about 2011 summer 4-H camp: registration form, checklist of what to bring, what NOT to bring, camp schedule and scholarship application for 2011 4-H camp, one of the most valuable experiences a child can have.
The LSU AgCenter has established the Extension Volunteer Corps (EVC). The EVC will allow us to draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise by engaging LSU AgCenter retirees (both research and extension) and other qualified retirees from state land-grant universities as volunteers to assist us in continuing to meet the needs of our clients.
The Madison Parish 4-H "Healthy Connections" newsletter provides information to 4-H Club members and their families. Healthy Living, one of three 4-H mission mandates for positive youth development, focuses on encouraging youth to learn, adopt and practice healthful decision-making. Healthy Living 4-H projects include: Foods and nutrition; fitness, health and safety; child development; consumer and financial management; and personal development.
Newsletter for 4-H volunteers with ideas and updates on activities that can be made available to 4-H'ers.
Newsletter provided to parents with ideas on how to improve their children's interest in reading. The newsletter is sponsored by USDA and the LSU AgCenter.
Use this invitation to encourage new 4-H members to join your 4-H Club. It could also be used to invite parents to attend regular 4-H meetings!
4-H in a nutshell...Use this brochure to introduce new parents, volunteers and youth to the 4-H Youth Development Program. (Includes a fun wordsearch game!)
Use this set of 4-H club meeting reminder posters each month to publicize upcoming meetings.
Selecting a 4-H project is an important first step when becoming a 4-H Club member. Your project should reflect your interests and goals. There are many 4-H projects to choose from. Use this revised Project Selection Guide to help you choose the project that is best for you. If you have difficulty selecting the project you're interested in, see if completing the Pick-A-Project activity at the back of the guide will help.
The Louisiana 4-H Camp Grant Walker Web site has recently undergone a complete redesign. Come take an online tour of the Camp Grant Walker facilities. View photos of the different buildings. Pan the campgrounds, and print a map of the campgrounds.
Information about the Madison Parish 4-H program and how to join.
Please use this form to apply for a counselor position at 4-H Camp Grant Walker.
Place 4-H promotional food tray liners in your school cafeteria or at local restaurants.
Write thank you notes to local supporters. Contact the 4-H Office for a list of people who deserve a BIG thank you for all they do.
Use this invitation to invite other students to your 4-H club meeting.
Order form for Clovergrams.
Use this outline for different 4-H projects.
This can be used in scavenger hunts or Bingo games.
Who says Valentine's Day is the only time we can give away funny cards and sweet treats? National 4-H Week is great opportunity to share the fun with your own clever "Clover" cards!
These wild and crazy bookmarks are just what you need to distribute to non-members to promote National 4-H Week! It is a two-sided document so you will need to print it front and back.
Use these fun tags in your 4-H balloon release activity to promote 4-H.
A wonderful drink recipe.
A collection of different 4-H picture frames.
Easy things to do now for free to promote National 4-H Week