Most kids started off their spring break this year by sleeping in late, going to the lake or going on vacation somewhere. This wasn’t the case, however, with the Red River Parish 4-H Jr. Livestock Club members. Seven members of the Jr. Livestock Club spent their Good Friday break by visiting with the residents of Green Meadow Haven Nursing Home, initiating their community service project referred to as Farm Day at the Nursing Home. This first of its kind event for Red River Parish is a unique version of what most people refer to as pet therapy. The 4-H youth brought some of their favorite baby animals to the nursing home and shared with the residents what they have experienced through showing livestock and being a part of the 4-H organization. Both the residents and the youth enjoyed their experience.
Those in attendance from the Red River Parish Jr. Livestock Club were: Michael Arnold, Sarah McCoy, Carmen Latiolais, Madison Lewing, Miranda Robinette, Sarah Warren and Riley Kate Woodard. Also attending were parents and volunteers including Nancy Nettles, Jessica Compton, Kim Durr, Brenda McCoy, Chad and Judy Latiolais, Bert Robinette, Marie Woodard, Dick and Diane Milner and LSU AgCenter agents Cindy Smith and Joshua Salley.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture