The 4-H Bayou Gazette Newsletter 4th-6th Grade Edition- November 2020

St. Martin Parish Cooperative Extension
114 Courthouse Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337-332-2181 Fax: 337-332-2870
Website: www.louisiana4h.org/stmartin
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Social Media: Search “St. Martin Parish 4-H” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest


4-H FUN Day- November 24thBBHS Gym

4-H Fun Day is for 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th grade 4-H members who want to learn about leadership, communication, physical activity, and healthy living!

The workshop will be held at Breaux Bridge High School in the gym on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 from 9:00am-11:00am.

Make plans to attend, and be ready to learn all about healthy living at Fun Day.(Please wear tennis shoes)

Pre-Registration is required so that we can have enough fun supplies for everyone. Please Pre-Register on this link signup by Nov. 20th.

Schedule of Events:

8:45am-9:00am Registration

9:00am-9:30am Welcome, Introductions, and Ice Breaker

9:30am-10:45am Rotate through FUN Sessions

10:45am-11:00am Closing Celebration

11:00amPick Up (Parents MUST sign out youth before leaving)

Sessions led by Jr. Leader club members will include: Cars Fitness Speedway, Veggie Avengers, Pirates of the Caribbean Scavenger Hunt, Monsters University Fitness Leaders, and Germs-Let It Go!


Fall Fest Contest Day-Save the Date: November 7, 2020

All 4-H members are invited to join for the first contest day of the year, 2020 4-H Fall Fest! Fall Fest will be held virtually and entries are due on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at noon. What do you do at Fall Fest? Enter different parish contests like Pumpkin decorating, 4-H Chef Contest, and the Pet Show.

Scan the QR code for a link to the contest rules. If you have questions, call 337-332-2181



Clover Events Calendar

November

4 Livestock Advisory Meeting

6 Possession date (sheep, goats, beef breeding, dairy)

6 Validation deadline (commercial heifers and market and commercial sheep & goats)

7 Fall Fest Entries due at 12:00 p.m. Noon

9 Possession date for miniature cattle

20 Trivia Contest Deadline

24 4-H Fun Day (BBHS)

24 Pick Up Sweet Potatoes, Rice, and Pecans (BBHS Barn 3:00-5:30pm) - Jr. Leaders Needed

26-27 4-H Office Closed – Thanksgiving holidays

30 Jr. Leader Meeting

December

2 Livestock Exhibitor and Parent Meeting / Livestock Entry Forms and Fees due

4 Possession date for swine; Validation deadline for market hogs and com. gilts

22 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Workshop

NOTE: The 4-H Office will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021.



What's on Your Plate?

This year at club meetings, the 4-H Agents will present the What's on Your Plate? lessons listed below. We want to prepare youth to effectively participate in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively as well as adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communication tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. Youth will also be able to ask questions and define problems while analyzing and interpreting data that explores the connection between nutrition, science, and agriculture.

Have you ever wondered how eggs can start out as a liquid and when they are cooked they turn to solid? Or questioned why so many recipes use eggs? Eggs have special properties that make them unique and interesting in food science.

Eggs are a “high quality protein.” This means that they are one of the best protein foods for building strong muscles and keeping you full and healthy. They can even help with brain function and eye health. Eggs are really a fantastic food!

Don’t let the trickiness of cracking an egg stop you from enjoying them for your next meal. Here are some steps to help you crack you egg next time:

  • Hold egg in one hand
  • Gently crack the egg on the edge of a bowl or cup
  • Using the tips of your two thumbs, slowly open the shell so learners can observe your actions and gently drop the egg onto a plate.
  • Remove any shell pieces with a spoon
  • Set aside to use if you are scrambling an egg.

Livestock News

Below are many important dates for livestock exhibitors and their families. Good luck with your projects! If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Mrs. Hannah Devall at 337-332-2181 or hdevall@agcenter.lsu.edu

Livestock participants should have received important information in the mail about the validation procedures and completing the required LSU AgCenter’s Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification program.

Possession Dates:

August 1, 2020 Possession Date for Market Steers

November 1, 2020 Possession Date for Exhibition Poultry

November 6, 2020 Possession Date for all Beef, Sheep, Goat, and Dairy

November 10, 2020 Possession Date for Miniature Cattle

December 4, 2020 Possession Date for all Swine

January 1, 2021 Possession Date for Rabbits (for parish & state show)

April 1, 2021 Possession Date for Horses

Livestock Validation Deadlines:

Validation will consist of ear tagging the animal and pulling a hair sample for DNA Testing.

August 1, 2020:All Market Steers must be validated by the exhibitor and the properly identified validation envelope including the hair sample must be submitted to the 4-H Office along with the validation fees of $7 per animal.

November 6, 2020: All Commercial Beef Heifers, Commercial Dairy Heifers, Commercial Ewes, Commercial Does, Market Lambs, and Market Goats must be validated by the exhibitor and the properly identified validation envelope including the hair sample must be submitted to the 4-H Office along with the validation fees of $7 per animal.

December 4, 2020:All Market Hogs and Commercial Gilts must be validated by the exhibitor and the properly identified validation envelope including the hair sample must be submitted to the 4-H Office along with the validation fees of $7 per animal.

Livestock Show Dates:

St. Martin Parish Livestock Show: January 15-16, 2021 (BBHS Barn)

Acadiana District Livestock Show: January 26-30, 2021 (Lafayette)

St. Martin Parish Poultry & Rabbit Shows: February 6, 2021 (BBHS Barn)

LSU State Livestock Show: February 13-20, 2021 (Gonzales)

LSU State Rabbit Show: March 6, 2021 (Alexandria)

Acadiana District Horse Show: July 1-3, 2021 (New Iberia)

LSU State Horse Show: July 2020 (Gonzales)

Other Important Dates:

November 4, 2020Livestock Advisory Committee Meeting (4-H Office 5:30-7:00pm) ALL ARE WELCOME

We’ll be making the final decisions regarding our parish livestock show.

December 4, 2019Livestock Exhibitor and Parent Meeting (4-H Office 6-7:30pm) ALL FORMS & FEES DUE and Quality Assurance and Ethics Certification(s) and Affidavit due

December 17, 2020Poultry Workshop (4-H Office 5:30-7:00pm)

December 22, 2020 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Workshop (4-H Office 9:00am-12:00noon)

January 13, 2021 Parish Premier Exhibitor Testing / Barn Yard Bash

Anyone not raising their animals on their property (home or farm) MUST contact the 4-H Office to request a possession hardship application. Completed hardship forms must be turned in to the 4-H Office by the animal’s possession date.

2020-2021 livestock ambassadorspngMeet the 2020-2021 Livestock Ambassadors:

Josie Blanchard, Cecilia High School

Ali Fontenot, At-Large

Therese’ Harris, St. Bernard

Mary Harris, At-Large

Bradlie Debnam, At-Large









Shooting Sports

Youth who are 9 years old prior to January 1, 2021 are eligible to participate in the shooting sports program. 4-H members who plan to participate in the shooting sports program must select the Louisiana Shooting Sports project in the outdoor skills/shooting sports area on their enrollment card. If you select the Louisiana Shooting Sports project, you will be contacted by mail about the registration process, fees, future workshops, trainings, practices, and safety clinics.

Project books will not be distributed until the first shooting sports workshop, which will be announced at a later date.

Join us to learn more about St. Martin Parish’s 4-H Shooting Sports program on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at Breaux Bridge High School Barn from 1:00 - 2:30pm. Come by and meet certified instructors, find out what equipment and supplies youth, participants will need for each discipline, ask questions, find out how to become a certified instructor, and turn in registration forms and fees early

**Please note that there are extra fees and requirements for those involved in the Shooting Sports program. Adult support is required. An adult must attend all events with youth.

2020-2021 shooting sports ambassadorspngMeet the 2020-2021 Shoot Sports Ambassadors:

Kara Broussard, BBHS

Alyssa Theriot, At-Large

Connor Guidry, At-Large

Billy Poirier, SMSH

Abbey Poirier, SMSH







Healthy Living Update

Did you know what you eat effects your teeth? Eating fresh fruits and vegetables help protect teeth from developing cavities. Calcium-rich foods helps promote strong teeth and bones. You can find calcium in foods like low-fat milk, cheese and yogurt, almonds, dark leafy green vegetables, and canned salmon.



Low Fat Ranch Dip

Ingredients
  • 1 can great northern beans (15 ounce, rinsed and drained, low sodium)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup yogurt, low-fat plain
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chives (fresh, chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (fresh, chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon tarragon (dried)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Directions

1. Blend the beans and garlic in a blender, adding enough water for the desired consistency.

2. Blend for 2 minutes to make it silky smooth.

3. Use a spatula to scrape the mixture into a medium bowl.

4. Stir in the yogurt, cayenne, chives, parsley, and tarragon, salt and lemon juice.

Serve with your favorite vegetables

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question markpng 4-H Trivia

Each month, we will have a trivia contest in The 4-H Bayou Gazette newsletter.

If you are one of the first 5 members of your club to email the correct answer to us, along with your full name, school you attend and your grade level, you will receive a prize at your next club meeting. Remember, your answer must be correct!

November 4-H Trivia Question:

Can you tell which egg is fresher, A or B?

Email us the answer along with your full name, the school you attend, and your grade level by 11/20/20 to: stmartin4h@yahoo.com



St. Martin Parish 4-H Foundation Fall Commodity Fundraiser

The St. Martin Parish 4-H Foundation is hosting an annual fundraiser and will be selling both sweet potatoes and pecans. Proceeds from this sale will benefit the St. Martin Parish 4-H Program. The sweet potatoes are Louisiana grown on Garber Farms in Iota. The pecans are from Pointe Coupee Pecan Company. Orders are due to the St. Martin Parish 4-H Office by November 10th. Pick-up for the items ordered will take place on November 24th from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Breaux Bridge High School Barn, near the football field.

To order, fill out the form below and return to the St. Martin Parish Extension Office located at 114 Courthouse Street, Breaux Bridge, LA. 70517. For questions or more information, please contact the St. Martin Parish 4-H Agents at 337-332-2181.

Order Form

St Martin 4-H Commodity Fundraiser Form



Questions?

Contact the St. Martin Parish Extension Office
St. Martin Parish Cooperative Extension
114 Courthouse Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337-332-2181
Fax: 337-332-2870
Website: www.louisiana4h.org/stmartin
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Social Media: Search “St. Martin Parish 4-H” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest

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