LaSalle 4-H Newsletter-September 2021

E. Lavone Boyd, Cecil, Silas

Dates for Upcoming Activities in Sept-Dec

14 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6 p.m.
23 Pet Show, 5:30 p.m.-Jena Park
27 Shooting Sports Sign Up/Meeting 6 p.m.
30 State Fair Entry Deadline

Sweet Potato Fundraiser
3-9 National 4-H Week
12 Jr. Leadership Meeting, 6 p.m.
18 Pumpkin Workshop Registration due
19 Fall Cookery Contest
22 4-H Camp Phrase Due
28 Pumpkin Carving Workshop
26-6 State Fair of Louisiana

8 Market and Commercial Animal Possession Deadline
8 Sweet Potato Orders Due
9 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6 p.m.
15 Mini Cattle Possession Deadline
16 Water Rocket Registration Due
23 Water Rocket Workshop, 9 a.m.

3 Market and Commercial Hog Possession Date
3 4-H Enrollment & Dues to 4-H Office
14 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6 p.m.

4-H Seed of the Month Club

The LaSalle 4-H Seed of the Month Club is accepting members at this time. Each month members will receive a packet of seeds and 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. We have spots for 50 members. To register, please contact the 4-H office at 318-992-2205 or send email request to

4-H Camp Catch Phrase

4-H Camp Catch Phrase and illustration is due October 22! Think of a catchy theme and illustration for camp T-shirts and other marketing. Entries must have: Full Name and Age, Mailing Address, Parish/4-H Club, Mailing Address, and telephone number. Individual may submit more than one entry. Winner receives monetary award! Email entries to

4-H Monthly Photography Contest

Youth 4-H’ers do you enjoy taking photos? If so, then you might be interested in earning some points for your club. For this contest you will take a picture focused on the monthly theme and print a 4X6 inch photo or email to your 4-H agent. Write name, grade, and club on the back of the photo and turn in to your 4-H leader or 4-H Agent by the end of each month. Digital entries may be submitted by emailing them to: Turn in only 1 picture each month.

Themes will be posted in the 4-H Newsletter each month. Theme for September is “ People - Work or Leisure.” Examples include images of people working, having fun, or just relaxing.

National 4-H Week Display Contest

National 4-H Week is October 3-9, 2021. Show your community or school what 4-H means to you. School clubs may setup displays inside or outside to promote National 4-H Week. Email your 4-H displays, additional activities, and any descriptions of the events should be sent to Mr. Silas at . Pictures of displays should be sent the 4-H Office by October 22.

Livestock News

If you are new to exhibiting livestock animals, are planning on showing this year, please contact our office at 318-992-2205 so we can provide you with all the information you will need for upcoming livestock shows and activities.

The 2022 LSU Market and Commercial Animal Validation is just around the corner. All animals except breeding or registered are required to be validated through this process. A the time of validation, all animals will have hair samples pulled and a tag placed in that animals ear. Any animals not validated by the validation deadline will not show at the Parish, District or State Livestock Show. Cost of validation is $7.00 per head.

Market Sheep & Goat: Commercial Heifers, Dairy, Ewe and Does; Beef, Sheep, Goat , Dairy, & Breeding Animals:

Validation / Possession Date: November 8, 2021

Miniature Cattle: District / State Breeding Rabbit Show:

Validation / Possession Date: November 15, 2021 Validation / Possession Date: Dec. 8, 2021 / January 5, 2022

Breeding, Market, & Commercial Hog: District / State Show Meat Rabbit Pen:

Validation / Possession Date: December 3, 2021 Validation / Possession Date: January 7, 2022 / February 4, 2022

Any animal not validated or in possession by date stated will be ineligible to show at the 2022 LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows

Fall Cookery Contest

Start getting those ideals ready for the Fall Cookery Contest! The October contest will consist of three (3) categories.

1. Rice Cookery. Must contain one (1) cup of rice and be focal point of dish.

2. Ground Beef Cookery. Must contain one (1) pound ground beef.

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Challenge. One sandwich anyway you like it.

More Details in October 4-H News Letter!!

The Great Pumpkin Workshop

Attention Club members - 4th-6th grades. This year we will be holding the Pumpkin Workshop on October 28 in the 4-H Office’s downstairs conference room from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN CLEANED-OUT PUMPKIN!!

At the workshop you will learn how to grow your own pumpkins, the nutritional value and create pumpkin snacks. The highlight of the workshop will be “pumpkin carving”. You will be able to carve your own pumpkin to bring home and display for Halloween. You must bring a pumpkin that has been cleaned and is ready for carving. Return the registration form found in the September Newsletter with $5.00 to the LSU AgCenter Office by October 18.

LaSalle 4-H Pet Show

Come hangout with the Jr. Leaders and show everyone your adorable pet! Bring A Lawn Chair!

Registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
The show will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. at the Jena Town Park (amphitheater area). Each 4-H’er can only enter one pet!

1. Categories of pets include: Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Fowl (Birds), Fish, Reptile and any other.
Dogs must be on a leashes and cats in a pet carrier.

2. Elementary members will compete separately. Jr. High and High School members will compete separately in categories where 5 or more pets are registered. In categories where less than 5 pets are registered, Jr. High and High School members will compete together.

3. In each category, animals will be judged on characteristics such as: best groomed, largest (height), smallest (height), most unusual, longest hair, prettiest eyes, etc.

4. This is a fun pet show. It is not necessary to have a registered animal. Grooming, cleanliness and temperament are important.

5. Each 4-H’er will receive a participation ribbon.4-H’ers whose pet wins a division will receive a rosette.

You will not want to miss all the fun and excitement. There will be a Best Trick competition awarded. The Owner Pet Look-a-Like competition always allows for your creativity. So, get your canine friend ready for the miniature obstacle course!

4-H Outdoor Skills Club

The LaSalle Outdoor Skills - Shooting Sports program is running strong and membership continues to grow. The club focuses on firearm and archery equipment safety in addition to marksmanship, sportsmanship and character development. Workshops are taught by Volunteer Level I 4-H Shooting Instructors.
The Outdoor Skills Club provides an opportunity for you to meet youth from across the parish, region and state through parish events, regional, and state competitions.
To date the club offers the following disciplines: Archery, Shotgun, and .22 Rifle.

Interested youth may obtain a flyer that is being handed out at the club meetings this month.
A mandatory Safety/Registration Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 27 starting at 6 p.m. at the Community Center in Jena.

Join the Jr. Leadership Club

The LaSalle Parish Jr. Leader Club is open to all 7th-12th grade
4-H members. Junior Leaders have fun developing leadership skills while helping younger 4-H’ers with their project work and assisting the less fortunate in their communities. This club also participates in numerous activities where members meet and make friends with other teenagers throughout the state. Regular meetings are usually scheduled for 6:00 pm every second Tuesday of the month at the 4-H Office.

Dues are $12.00 to become a Junior Leader! This years Goals: Mental Health in Stressful Times; serve the community through service learning and community service projects, make new friends from across the parish, work hard, and having fun.

9/3/2021 2:44:08 PM
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