St. John Parish Clover Chronicle - December 2011

Outstanding 4-H'er

Name: Jada Gros
School: John L. Ory Magnet
Award: 2011 4-H Cookery Contest Grand Champion

Attention 4-H'ers

It is time to start thinking about the LSU AgCenter Junior Broiler Show. The broiler project is a six week growing project. 4-H’ers will raise, feed, clean, and show their live chickens.

Judging will be on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012.

For more information, contact the 4-H office.

School Garden Project

If your school is interested in participating in the school garden project, please contact the St. John Parish 4-H office. We look forward to seeing what you can grow!

4-H Pet Show

Calling all 4-H’ers with four legged friends! The St. John Parish 4-H office welcomes all dogs, cats, fish, and lizards to participate in our Pet Show. You don’t want to miss this event.

The annual Pet Show is scheduled for March 17, 2012.

Ag Day at the Fast Food Farm

Third graders throughout St. John Parish attended an extravaganza like no other!  On Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, they participated in the area Ag Day at the Fast Food Farm located in Gramercy, Louisiana. Here the students received valuable information on where the foods they eat every day come from. The third graders were engaged in hands on activities that were both educational and tasty. One activity was a workshop on soil layers. The demonstration included different types of cereals which represented each layer of soil. The students learned about bedrock, subsoil, topsoil, organic matter, and the process of percolation, which is the absorption of water through the earth’s surface. After the students constructed the layers, they were given the opportunity to eat them. This was only one of the many stations the students enjoyed on their visit.

Attention Livestock Competitors

Market hogs will be validated between Nov. 28, 2011 and Dec. 3, 2011, with Dec. 3, 2011, being the absolute last day to validate any market hogs for the LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows.

The 2012 Southeast District Livestock Show will be held Jan. 31, 2012-Feb. 3, 2012, at the Covington Fairgrounds located in Covington, Louisiana. Those who want to rent camper spaces should contact Pat at 225-686-3020. It will be on a first come, first served basis. Proper health papers will be needed to get through the veterinarian check.

The 2012 State Livestock Show will be held Feb. 12-18, 2012, at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center located in Gonzales, Louisiana. All potential competitors please pay close attention to approaching deadlines.

Click on the link below for the livestock entry form.

2011 4-H Cookery Contest - St. John Parish

On Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, the St. John Parish 4-H office hosted the 4-H Cookery Contest at the Andouille Festival. The 4-H Cookery Contest was designed for the education and enhancement of 4-H members, allowing them to place emphasis on specific agricultural commodities such as beef, seafood, poultry, eggs, and sugar. In addition, 4-H members were given the opportunity to compete in the Ambassador Competition which required participants to present illustrated talks on any of the listed agricultural commodities. The 4-H Cookery Contest also gave 4-H’ers the opportunity to become aware of the Louisiana seafood industry, acquire knowledge of the nutritional and economic values of beef, identify cooking principals of poultry meats and poultry meat products, acquire knowledge on the uses and values of eggs, and become aware of the economic values of the Louisiana sugar industry.

2011 4-H Cookery Contest Winners

Division I - Ground Beef

Overall Winner

  • Tysen Stevens - John L. Ory Magnet

Ground Beef/Quick and Easy Main Dish

  • 1st Place - Tysen Stevens - John L. Ory Magnet
  • 2nd Place - Kori Smith - St. John Alternative School

Ground Beef/One Dish Meal

  • 1st Place - Robbie Duhe - St. Joan of Arc
  • 2nd Place - Brandon Leger - St. John Alternative

Ground Beef/Low Calorie Dish

  • 1st Place - Jalyn Brown - St. John Alternative School

Division II - Seafood

Overall Winner

  • Jada Gros - John L. Ory Magnet

Seafood /Shrimp

  • 1st Place - Jada Gros - John L. Ory Magnet
  • 2nd Place - Alicia Perret - John L. Ory Magnet
  • 3rd Place - Raymond James - East St. John High

Seafood/Fish and Other

  • 1st Place - Monteja James - Lake Pontchartrain Elementary
  • 2nd Place - Javon Brown - St. John Alternative School
  • 3rd Place - Kardell Vance - St. John Alternative School

Seafood/Crab

  • 1st Place - Kelly Campbell - Ascension of Our Lord
  • 2nd Place - Darinesha Terry - St. John Alternative School

Division III - Poultry

Overall Winner

  • Tysen Stevens - John L. Ory Magnet

Poultry/Chicken

  • 1st Place - Tysen Stevens - John L. Ory Magnet
  • 2nd Place - Cody Pellissier - Riverside Academy

Division IV - Eggs

Overall Winner

  • Kelly Campbell - Ascension of Our Lord

Eggs/Appetizer and Salads

  • 1st Place - Robbie Duhe - St. John of Arc

Eggs/Main Dish

  • 1st Place - Amber Hotard - St. John of Arc

Eggs/Dessert

  • 1st Place - Kelly Campbell - Ascension of Our Lord

Division V - Sugar Cookery

Overall Winner

  • Robbie Duhe - St. John of Arc

Sugar Cookery/Cakes

  • 1st Place - Darinesha Terry - St. John Alternative School
  • 2nd Place - Jeremyah Taylor - Our Lady of Grace
  • 3rd Place - Alicia Perret - John L. Ory Magnet

Sugar Cookery/Pies

  • 1st Place - Robbie Duhe - St. John of Arc
  • 2nd Place - William Ledet - John L. Ory Magnet

Ambassador

Overall Winner

  • Kelly Campbell - Ascension of Our Lord

Illustrated Talk on Eggs

  • 1st Place - Kelly Campbell - Ascension of Our Lord

4-H Night with the Hornets

The LSU AgCenter is pleased to announce that they have teamed up with the New Orleans Hornets again this year. This year will be bigger and better than ever. The 4-H Night with the Hornets basketball game will be Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, versus the Portland Trail Blazers. The tickets are $25.00. Contract negotiations are still ongoing between NBA owners and players; therefore, the website to purchase tickets cannot be opened until a settlement is reached. Hopefully a settlement will be reached soon! The NBA season is now scheduled to open Dec. 1, 2011. There will be more information in the next few weeks, but 4-H members will have an opportunity to participate in several on court programs again this year.

Click on the Hoops and Clovers link below for more details.

2011 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest

On Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, The St. John Parish 4-H office held a pumpkin decorating contest. Listed below are the winners.

1st Place

Delisha Thomas - East St. John Elementary

2nd Place

Corae Hollins - East St. John Elementary

3rd Place

Faith Miles - East St. John Elementary

Honorable Mention

Hope Miles - East St. John Elementary

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