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.
Madison Parish 4-H’ers joined nine surrounding parishes for the annual competition in six commodity groups including over 65 dishes featuring beef, chicken, egg, pecans, rice, and sweet potatoes. To compete at the area level members had to qualify by winning first place in the parish 4-H Cooks! Contest held February 16.
The purpose of the contest is for 4-H members to have fun and learn more about food preparation and safety, nutritional value and versatility of agricultural commodities. All contestants participate in an educational program and receive medals and certificates. First, second and third place winners receive cash prizes.
Chicken: Morgan McCormick, Delta Christian, 5th grade – Second Place
Sweet Potato: Karvan Powell, Jr., Delta Christian, 4th grade – Second Place
Pecan: Aidan Collins, Delta Christian, 5th grade – Third Place
Beef: Morgan McCormick, Delta Christian, 5th grade – Blue Ribbon
Egg: Elizabeth McBroom, Delta Christian, 5th grade – Blue Ribbon
Rice, Any Other: Hannah Till, Delta Christian, 5th grade – Blue Ribbon
For more information on how to get involved in 4-H contests, camps and other events, contact the 4-H office at 318-574-2465.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture