LaSalle 4-H Newsletter-January 2021

E. Lavone Boyd, Cecil, Silas

Dates to Remember


Shooting Sports Shirt Design Due4
District Rabbit Entries Due4
Broiler Chick pick up5
Jr Leader Meeting; 6:30 p.m.11
SET Workshop due12
Regional Shooting Sports Due19
Winter Cookery Photo Board21
SET Workshop21
Sr. Honor Cords Due26
Emerald Award Application Due28
Golden Clover Award Application Due


District Livestock Show3-6
Jr. Leader Meeting; 6:30 p.m.8
Wildlife Workshop Reg. Due9
State Rabbit Entries Due9
State Livestock Show13-20
4-H Senior Scholarships Due23
Wildlife Workshop; 5:00 p.m.23


Northern Regional Shoot1-7
Jr. Leader Meeting; 6:30 p.m.8
Jr. Leader Conference11-13
Beef & Dairy Posters Due

January Club Meeting Lesson Topic

Science Lab-Plant Science

Temperature, moisture, air, and light conditions must be correct for seeds to germinate. All seeds must have optimal temperature ranges for germination. Seeds also need correct moisture to initiate internal processes leading up to germination.

A seed is alive! It needs water, soil (or cotton as in this month’s experiment to hold the moisture), the appropriate temperature, air, or carbon dioxide.

Gardening with children stimulates the senses, encourages healthy eating, introduces young people to science and math skills, teaches responsibility and awareness of the environment, and teaches patience, planning, and organization.

Monthly 4-H Photography Contest

Theme for January is “Still Life.” Still life photography is a genre of photography used for the depiction of inanimate subject matter, typically a small group of objects. Similar to still life painting, it is the application of photography to the still life artistic style 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:

December Photo Contest Winners - Food!
Jr. High Division: 1st Place - Seth Richard, FES & Hannah Zeagler, Nebo; 2nd Place - Katelyn Nugent, JJH.
Elementary Division: 1st Place - Gracie Marks, GPMS

4-H Scholarship Applications for Graduating Seniors

4-H Scholarships for graduating seniors are now available. Applications are to cover the last three years of 4-H work (no project book is required). Beginning this year, all 4-H Scholarships are to completed electronically. Applications will be emailed to senior 4-H members upon request.

Application deadline is February 23, 2021. Contact the 4-H Office at 318-992-2205 for more information.

Co-op Leadership Conference

This year’s camp will be held at Camp Hardtner in Pollock, La. March 25-26, 2021. Sharpen your leadership, marketing, money and management skills as you compete with your team to build and manage your cooperative business at this year’s Cooperative Enterprise Teen Leadership Conference! Come learn with other 9-12 grade 4-H’ers from across the state to organize your own co-operative business and find out! Cost TBA.

Co-op Camp is designed for youth to share and learn techniques and resources from professionals working in cooperative forms of business. Top campers will receive the 4-H Educational Trip this summer and cash awards.

Check out:

2021 4-H Senior Honor Cords

Apply online at: by January 26, 2021.

Jr Leadership Conference

"Walk your Way to Leadership"
Attention 4-H’ers 14 years of age and older. If you are interested in developing leadership, teamwork, and communication skills; or hanging out with other teens and having a great time, then be on the look-out for the 2021 Jr. Leadership Conference!

JLC may look just a bit different this year…. Plans are to provide the same leadership event, just one day 9:45am - 4:00 pm in three different locations: March 11 - Shreveport, March 12 - Alexandria, or March 13 in Baton Rouge. (Limited Seating Capacity!) Cost TBA.

The conference features a variety of workshops focused on leadership development, communication, teamwork, service learning, and time management. A key element of the conference is its youth-driven focus. Youth decide what is offered, preside over the sessions and teach all the educational workshops.

Beef & Dairy Poster Contest

Beef Poster Contest: Theme: Green Beef
State Division Winners: $200, $100, and $50.

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.

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.


Livestock Show Dates

Central District Livestock ShowFebruary 3-6
LSU Spring ShowFebruary 13-20
LSU State Rabbit ShowMarch 6

Outdoor Skills News

Northern Regional & State 4-H Outdoor Skills Competition Dates

The dates for the Northern Regional Shoot are March 1-7, 2021 . The Northern shoot will be held in Shreveport and Grand Cane. The State Outdoor Skills Competition is tentatively set for April 12-17, 2021 down in southern Louisiana.

Youth that have completed a minimum eight (8) hours of training in their shooting discipline and satisfied their Louisiana Hunter Education requirements and have demonstrated a working knowledge and safe firearm or archery equipment are eligible to attend. Registration forms will be due to the 4-H office before January 19, 2021!!


Clovers go out to the Friends of the NRA Foundation in their support of the LaSalle Parish 4-H Outdoor Skill - Shooting Sports Club. This year the Friends of the NRA Foundation has funded the program with $5065.99 in grant support. Much of these funds are raised here locally in our community and surrounding parishes which truly has a grassroots support of effort.

Ask anyone in the club and they will tell you that shooting sports is expensive, but what a great teaching tool outdoor skills is in developing mastery and life skills. So, if your enjoying the Outdoor Skills Program be sure to thank those that are providing the majority of the financial support for us to carry-on these educational events. You can visit there website at

4-H SET Workshop

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 Thursday, 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. Contact the 4-H Office at 318-992-2205 for more information.

Wildlife Workshop

4-H members in grades 4-6 will join the Jr. Leaders on February 23 from 5-8 p.m. as we embark on a Wildlife Workshop. 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! Call the 4-H Office at 318-992-2205 for more information.

LA 4-H Emerald & Golden Clover Award

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. See handouts at club meeting!

Louisiana 4-H Honey Bee Essay Contest

While we don’t know this years theme yet from the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, we would like to take a moment and show you a great video on our natural pollinators!

Below check out the general rules from year to year and in the mean time…. Checkout the short 5 minute video entitled, “Wings of Life” from Disney Nature!!

- Essays must include a biographical sketch on a separate sheet of paper. A brief biographical sketch of the essayist, including date of birth, gender, complete mailing address, and telephone number, must accompany the essay and works cited.

- Length – The essay is limited to: 750-1000 words. The word count does not include the endnotes, the bibliography or references, not the essayist’s Biographical sketch – which should be a separate page.

-State Sponsored Awards: 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, & 3rd - 50. National Awards: 1st - $750, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250.

4-H 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.

Winter Cookery Story Board

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 but not necessary.

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

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