​The Bayou Gazette 7th-12th Grade Edition- March 2021

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



Clover Events Calendar

March

5 Challenge Camp

6 State Rabbit Show

10-12 State Breeding Goat Show

12 Junior Leadership Conference, Alexandria

13 Junior Leadership Conference, Baton Rouge

19 Beef Posters Due

15-21 Southern Region Shooting Sports Match

22 Junior Leadership Club Meeting, Virtual

22 Trivia Deadline

25 Horse Club Workshop, BBHS Barn

26 Strawberry Orders Due

April

1 Achievement Day

2 St. Martin Parish Extension Office Closed

6 Tentative, Strawberry Order Pickup, St. Martin Parish Extension Office

7 Farm Tour

12-17 State Shooting Sports Match

26 4-H University Interest Meeting

26 Junior Leadership Club Meeting, Virtual

30 Dairy Billboards due


Achievement Day

The St. Martin Parish Extension Office is working towards confirming a plan for Achievement Day. Once the plan has been approved, the 4-H Agents will be unrolling the plan for each of you.


Strawberry Flat Fundraiser

St. Martin Parish 4-H is selling flats of strawberries. You can earn a credit of $5/flat towards your 4-H University fees. In the event that 4-H University does not have a cost associated with it, funds will go to the Junior Leadership Club for those that are members and the St. Martin Parish 4-H Foundation for non-Junior Leader members.

This incentive is non-transferable, and you will not receive any cash back – You will only receive credit towards your 2021 4-HU registration fees, the Junior Leadership club if 4-H University does not require the fees, or the St. Martin Parish 4-H Foundation. There is a specific order form to utilize if selling for credit, please check your email or contact Mrs. Hannah at hdevall@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Strawberries are fresh picked Louisiana strawberries from Liuzza Farms. There are eight pounds of berries per flat. The cost is $25 per flat. Orders are due no later than March 26th. Tentative delivery date is April 6th from 3-5:00 p.m. at the St. Martin Parish Extension Office.

2021 Strawberry Order Form for Junior Leader or 4-H University Credit

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More information regarding the strawberry flat fundraiser can be found here: St. Martin Parish 4-H Strawberry Flat Fundraiser


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The Louisiana Executive Board selected the theme Whatever It Takes for our 2021 4-H University. This theme could not be truer, as it is the shared goal of our 4-H faculty, agents, and youth to make 4-H University happen in 2021!

As an update, a hybrid plan for 4-H University is currently being reviewed by the 4-H faculty, contest superintendents and AgCenter administration. The plan will include a limited number of contests for 2021 of which some will be in-person, as well as virtual. Contests determination is based on a variety of criteria, some of which include, past participation, structure of contest in relation to safety guidelines, last year’s 4-H University process and those contests which were successful in a virtual format, as well as facilities available.

The in-person format of 4-H University (if approved) will look different due to the COVID-19 restrictions and overall structure. The event will focus more on day event for contestants compared to a three-four-day experience. As with our shooting sports and livestock events, parishes will need the involvement of participants parents for transportation and any lodging.


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When teens become legal adults, they gain the rights of adults, but are they prepared with all the information and skills needed to make wise choices? As legal adults, each can vote, get married, apply for a credit card, sign contracts, live independently, make financial and medical decisions without parental permission and go to jail. In Louisiana, this happens at the age of 18.

Laws are sets of rules that allow people to live together, to keep the peace and prevent violence. Laws affect everything…food we eat, how we drive, how we buy and sell goods, what happens when we are born or die. There is both criminal and civil law. In addition, there is also constitutional, administrative and statutory law.

Laws can be changed through legislative action that amend, create or remove existing laws or through judicial action that changes the way a law is interpreted. It’s important to pay attention to changes. Ignorance is not an excuse.



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 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!

March 4-H Trivia Question:

In Louisiana, at what age do you become a legal adult?

Email us the answer along with your full name, the school you attend, and your grade level by 3/22/21 to: stmartin4h@yahoo.com


Clovers to These 4-Hers

Congratulations January Trivia Contest Winners

Last month’s trivia question was “What is one indication of a high quality garment?” The correct answer was one of the following: looks like high quality, keeps its shape, and no pills or fades.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

At-Large: Alyssa Theriot, Olivia O’Brien, Isabelle Couvillion

CJHS: Ava Allemond

SMSH: Abbey Poirier, Billy Poirier


Health-Rocks-logo-RGBjpg4-H Health Rocks- Inspired to be Substance Free!

St. Martin Parish is offering a virtual project club for 5th-8th grade 4-H members. Health Rocks! Applies 4-H’s successful Positive Youth Development model with life skill development and decision-making philosophy to the challenge of reducing tobacco, alcohol, e-cigarette/vaping and drug use. Students who attend 8/10 virtual meetings will be entered to win a $50 Visa Gift Card! To register, sign up here: Register here!


Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports is in full swing. Thanks to all of our coaches who volunteer their time at each practice.

Save the Dates:

March 15-21, 2021: Southern Regional Shooting Sports Match (WBR, Ascension, & St. James parishes)

April 12-18, 2021: State Shooting Sports Match (WBR and Ascension Parishes)

Additional information and registration forms for each of these events will be mailed out soon!


Junior Leader Club

The next meeting will take place on Monday, March 22nd beginning at 5:30 p.m.. All 4-H’ers in 7th-12th grades are welcome. Dues for this club are $10.If you haven’t paid your dues, please do so as soon as possible.

The Jr. Leader Club is a group of St. Martin Parish 4-H members who gather once a month and do fun things. We also like to volunteer at different events, learn new things, help the community, and go on trips!We hope to see you at our next meeting! All 4-H’ers in 7th-12th grades are welcome.



4-H-Horsejpg Horse Project Club

St. Martin Parish 4-H Horse Club will meet for their first workshop, led by Master Horseman Mr. George Hitter, on Thursday, March 25th at the BBHS barn.


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  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit instead of cookies. Try dipping fruit in low fat yogurt or with a slice of cheese for a nutrient dense snack.
  • Try snacking on vegetables instead of unhealthy foods like chips. Roast broccoli and cauliflower with red pepper flakes and olive oil for a crispy, low fat treat.
  • Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs which leads to over eating. Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables leaving the other half for grains and protein.
  • Find whole grain options that you like. Whole grain foods keep you full longer helping not to overeat. Try including one new whole grain option like popcorn this week.
  • Make physical activity fun by including the whole family. It is more fun when you exercise together. You need at least 1 hour of physical activity 3 times a week and your parents need at least 30 minutes of physical activity 3 times a week. Make plans to do something active with your family this week.


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2021 Beef Poster Contest

Who:4-H’ers in 4th-12th Grades

When: March 19, 2021 – Deadline for turning in poster to the 4-H Office

Why: To learn more about the beef industry while encouraging beef industry, product, and nutrition promotion

How: Make a poster generating positive images and promotion of beef (not live cattle production) using the indicated theme. The finished poster should be appropriate for use on a billboard

2021 Theme: This year’s theme is ‘Green Beef.’ The theme surrounds the concept that the consumption of beef is safe and vital for the environment. Remember, the poster contest is about marketing and communicating the all-around (environmental, health, nutrition, economic, etc.) benefits of beef.


Division I:4th - 6th Graders

Division II: 7th - 9th Graders

Division III POSTER: 10th - 12th Graders

Division III DIGITAL: 4th- 12th Graders


Parish Level Awards in Each Division:

Every 4-H’er who makes a poster will receive a ribbon. Each poster will be placed in purple, blue, or red ribbon groups. The parish winner will receive a rosette and their poster will move on to the state level for judging.

State Level Awards in Each Division:

1st Place - $200 sponsored by the LA Beef Industry Council

2nd Place - $100 sponsored by the LA Beef Industry Council

3rd Place - $50 sponsored by the LA Beef Industry Council

A 4-H’er is allowed to win each division only once at the state contest level. Posters submitted to the state competition become the property of the LSU AgCenter and the LA Beef Industry Council and will be used to promote beef cattle production and beef products.


2021 Draw a Dairy Billboard Contest

Who:4-H’ers in 4th-12th Grades

When: April 30, 2021 – Deadline for turning in poster to the 4-H Office

Why: To learn more about milk and milk products and their importance to healthy bodies

How: Make a poster promoting the consumption of milk and milk products and their importance for health. The finished poster should be appropriate for use on a billboard

Rules for the Dairy Billboard Contest:

  1. Billboard design must be on a 22” x 28” (regular sized) poster board only.
  2. DO NOT ATTACH anything to the poster that is more than 1/2 “ thick.
  3. Do not use the commercial brand names of products on the poster. Do not use jingles, slogans, signs, or pictures that are trademark or copyright protected on the poster.
  4. BE SURE to print your name, address, age, grade, and parish on the upper right corner on the back of your poster.

Division I:4th - 6th Graders

Division II: 7th - 8th Graders

Division III: 9th - 12th Graders

Parish Level Awards in Each Division:

Every 4-H’er who makes a poster will receive a ribbon. Each poster will be placed in purple, blue, or red ribbon groups. The parish winner will receive a rosette and their poster will move on to the state level for judging.

State Level Awards in Each Division:

1st Place - $100 check

2nd Place - $75 check

3rd Place - $50 check

A 4-H’er is allowed to win each division ONLY ONCE. Posters submitted to the state competition become the property of the Extension Service and will be displayed at statewide events.


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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