December 2020 LaSalle 4-H Newsletter

E. Lavone Boyd, Cecil, Silas

Dates to Remember

December
4 Market and Commercial Hog Possession Date
8 Livestock Entries Due
14 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
January
4 Shooting Sports Shirt Design Due
4 District Rabbit Show Entries Due
5 Broiler Chick Pickup
11 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
12 SET Workshop Registration Due
19 Regional Shooting Sports Due
21 Winter Cookery Photo Board
21 SET Workshop
26 Sr. Honor Cords Due
28 Emerald Awards Due
28 Golden Clover Award Due
February
3-6 District Livestock Show
8 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
9 Wildlife Workshop Registration Due
9 State Rabbit Entries Due
13-20 State Livestock Show
23 Wildlife Workshop, 5:00 p.m.
March
1-7 Northern Regional Shoot
8 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
15 Beef and Dairy Posters Due

December Club Lesson Topic

Science Lab-Electricity

What does a light bulb in a flashlight need to light it? The light bulb in a flashlight needs electricity to light it. Electricity is the flow of electrons. Electricity is produced when something upsets the balance between electrons and protons in the atoms, causing electrons to move from one atom to another.

For this month’s experiment, aluminum foil is used as an electricity conductor. A battery or generator produces voltage -- the force that drives current through the circuit. For electrons to do their job in producing light in the bulb, there must be a complete circuit so they can flow through the light bulb and then back out. With a battery, tin foil, and a bulb you can show your family and explain to them how a circuit works.

Winter Cookery Photo Story Board Contest

Winter Cookery Photo Story Board Contest

Well…. Look like we are doing this again! We had some great submissions for or Fall Cookery Contest! Due to food restrictions, the Winter Cookery contest will focus on the 4-H member preparing a food dish. Use your photography skills and story telling ability to showcase a Chicken dish or Cupcake Challenge (be creative in decorating your baked cupcake).

Entries will be judged on clarity, flow, and creativity. Preferred format would be PowerPoint slide show or but not necessary.

Think outside the box and how cooking recipes are placed in step-by-step publication. Submissions due January 21, 2021.

4-H SET Workshop

4-H SET Workshop - Pre-register before January 12, 2021

Science, Engineering and Technology Workshop for 4-H youth in 5th - 7th grades. Build models and explore the basics of Newton’s principles and explore engineering designs through hands-on activities.

Members will need to supply a Face Covering!.

Workshop is slated for Tuesday, January 21, 2021. We will begin at 5:00 p.m. and last tentatively till 8:00 p.m. in the downstairs 4-H meeting room below courthouse. Workshop limited to the first 20 members in 5 -7 grades.
Registration for the event is $10. Light individual packaged meal provided. Deadline to register is January 12, 2021.

Workshop registration flyer is available to members at the club meeting or visit our Facebook page at LaSalle Parish 4-H!

Wildlife Workshop

Fourth - 6th Grade 4-H’ers, join the Jr. Leaders as we embark on a Wildlife Workshop scheduled for February 23, 2021 from 5-8 p.m. Come join us as we explore a few survival skills. Learn to identify the key features used to age deer. Build a paracord bracelet not only for fashion but for it’s other uses. And lastly, build a shelter for the batty friends in your backyard. Pizza will be served after you wash your hands! Members will need to supply a Face Covering!
Cost to attend is $10-Deadline to register is February 9, 2021. Call 318-992-2205 for more information.

2020 4-H Senior Honor Cords

Every year in effort to recognize graduating 4-H’ers for their leadership, community service and participation, Louisiana 4-H offers the 4-H Honor Cord. All seniors that met the requirements may apply even though you may not have the minimum GPA to wear during commencement.
Requirements:
Must be an enrolled 4-H member in good standing
Must be a graduating Senior
Must have been enrolled in 4-H for 3 years of their high school career
Must have participated in at least one state sponsored 4-H program in the past 3 years

Apply online at: www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/kids_teens/events/award... by January 26, 2021

LaSalle 4-H Shooting Sports

Reminder! We need your ideas on the design for the 2020-21 Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Shirt. Send design to scecil@agcenter.lsu.edu or drop off at the 4-H Office before January 4, 2021. Be sure to include a back of shirt and a front left chest design. After all your ideals have been submitted, we will send an email to shooting sports members for everyone to vote.

Awards

Louisiana 4-H Emerald Achievement & Golden Clover Award - Due January 28, 2021

The Louisiana State 4-H Foundation recognizes 4-H youth that excel in project work and leadership. The Emerald Achievement Award and Golden Clover Award gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and in their parish. The objective of the program is to encourage project growth, a broad program of 4-H club activities over the years and the ultimate development of outstanding citizens. The recipient of the Emerald Achievement Award and Golden Clover Award can be proud of their contribution to their club and community. A club member may only win each of these awards one time.

Emerald Achievement Award

The Basic Qualifications Include:

1. Must be 15 years of age by January 1st of the club year application is made.

2. Must have at least three (3) years of 4-H club work, including award year.

3. Must score at least 360 points on the application scorecard.

4. Must have completed one year of active Jr. Leadership work, excluding award year.

5. A 4-H’er can receive this award only one time.

Golden Clover Award

The Basic Qualifications Include:

1. Must be under 14 years of age by January 1st of the year application is made.

2. Must have at least two (2) years of 4-H club work, including award year.

3. Must score at least 250 points on the application scorecard.

4. A 4-H’er can receive this award only one time.

4-H Camp in a Box

Louisiana 4-H Camp in a Box - The Colors of Nature

Camp-in-a-Box provides youth with a custom packaged box set of themed supplies, lessons, and activities. Each box will also include a Camp Grant Walker 4-H Youth Academy Art Apron!

Future box options, including Environmental Science - Forestry, and STEM – Mini Drone Operations, will be available early next year! The STEM and Environmental Science boxes will include materials based on current Louisiana education science standards.

Online ordering at the National 4-H Shop website, located at: shop4-h.org A specific page link to the box is coming soon. Boxes will be mailed directly to you, and all lessons and activities can be completed in a self-directed format .

Livestock Updates

2021 Market and Commercial Animal Validation

District /State Show Breeding Rabbit:District / State Show Meat Rabbit Pen: Validation / Possession Date: Dec. 9, 2020 / January 5, 2021
Validation / Possession Date: January 8, 2021 / February 4, 2021

State Broiler Chicks & Exhibition Poultry Entries Due: January 8, 2021

Any animal not validated or in possession by date stated will be ineligible to show at the 2019 LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows.

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LSU AgCenter Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification program

Mandatory quality assurance and ethic certification (QAEC) program is being implemented for the 2021 livestock shows. New exhibitors must complete the general tutorial and a tutorial for each specie(s) they plan to exhibit. On completion of this tutorial you will be allowed to print an affidavit showing you have completed the training. The affidavit must be signed by exhibitor and a copy must be turned in at the time of entry. the training and print the certificate at http://qaec.lsuagcenter.com/.
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LSU Premier Exhibitor Contestants

Entry forms for the LSU Premier Exhibitor contest are due to the State Livestock Show Office by January 18th, 2021. All youth exhibiting animals at the LSU State Livestock Show grades 9th – 12th are eligible to participate. Applications may be downloaded at http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/our_offices/departments/Livestock_Show_Office/Forms/ or visit the 4-H office.

The 4-H office also has a few of the resources you can use to study for in preparation for the Premier Exhibitor Contests.
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Show Time Preparation

As the livestock shows approach, now is the time to be honing your grooming skills if you haven’t been already. Remember the more time you spend with your livestock project, either setting feet, bracing, leading, or driving the better your animal will perform in the show ring!

Beef & Dairy Poster Contest

2021 Beef Poster Contest - Due March 15, 2021

Division I - Grades 4-6; Division II - Grades 7-9; Division III - Grades 10-12 Poster; Digital - All Ages
Awards: Parish: Ribbons will be given to all contestants. First place winners will receive a rosette ribbon. Cash awards will be given to state winners.

Beef Poster Contest: Theme - Green Beef- State Division Winners: $200, $100, and $50.
Create a poster centered around marketing and communicating the all-around health, nutrition, or promotion of Beef. Poster must be on 22” x 28” white poster board. Digital Submissions (May only compete in digital or poster, not both) - Digital entries must be designed using one of the following programs: Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Canva. Digital designs should be formatted for “22 x 28” poster size prints. All digital entries must be saved in high-resolution 300 DPI in ALL of the following: original design file, .png file format, and .pdf file format.

Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the upper right corner of the back of the poster. *Poster should generate positive images of beef and beef products and not portray negative images of other food products. Get ideas from magazines, parents, friends, nutrition bulletins, meat publications. Sponsored by Louisiana Beef Industry Council.

2021 Dairy Poster Contest - Due March 15, 2021
Division I - Grades 4-6; Division II - Grades 7-8; Division III - Grades 9-12 Poster - State Division Winners: $100, $75, and $50.
Awards: Parish: Ribbons will be given to all contestants. First place winners will receive a rosette ribbon. Cash awards will be given to state winners. Learn more about milk and milk products and importance they play to healthy bodies. Create a billboard encouraging and promoting the milk. Posters must be on 22”X28” regular poster board. Do not attach anything more than 1/2” thick. No use of commercial brand names, jingles, slogans, signs or pictures that are trademarked or copyrighted. Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the upper right corner of the back of the poster.

Seed of the Month Club

Seed of the Month Club

LaSalle Parish 4-H is starting a Seed of the Month Club and accepting the first 50 members who would like to participate. Each month members will receive a packet of seeds or planting material with instructions on planting, watering, growing, and harvesting. Project activity guides will also accompany the seeds that include recipes, and a wide variety of gardening education. To register, please contact the 4-H office at 318-992-2205.

Monthly 4-H Photography Contest

Monthly 4-H Photography Contest

Theme for December is “Food” Take advantage of the Christmas and Holiday place settings around the table! Think marketing/advertising articles which makes the reader hunger. Lighting maybe crucial here. Turn in only 1 photo for the month. Include name, grade, and club and email to 4-H BEFORE the End of the Month! Attach & emailed to: scecil@agcenter.lsu.edu

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