Originally Published September 24, 2020.
In this article:
|2020 Welcome to 4-H|
|4-H University Spotlight|
|How to Join Pointe Coupee 4-H?|
|Seed of the Month|
Welcome all members, new and returning, to another exciting year in Pointe Coupee! This year we are going on a fun virtual adventure learning more about “4-H Science Lab” and “Adulting” While we understand this year will look different for the time being, I hope to give you a fun and educational experience in Pointe Coupee 4-H! Our monthly meetings may look different although as always we have updates from the parish, fun, hands-on activities, and I hope to get to see your smiling faces soon!
Be on the lookout this year for a variety of new activities, project clubs, and workshops. This year we will have a pet parade, poster contest, club in a bag, and virtual variations of our typical 4-H activities. We will continue to offer our traditional programming such as livestock activities, shooting sports program, workshops, and camps. We ask for your patience and grace as we navigate this upcoming year. The best is yet to come!
Louisiana 4-H members competed for best in the state in more than 20 events ranging from meat identification, photography, and automotive to public speaking and fashion design. While COVID-19 did not allow youth to travel to LSU campus this summer it did not take away from the hours of practice youth dedicated. Congratulations to the following Pointe Coupee 4-H members for placing in 4-H University
4-H Has Talent
Lily Martinez- Lakeview Academy
Any youth from the age of 9 years (before January 1st of the current 4-H year) can be a member. Youth can participate as long as they have not passed their 20th birthday on January 1. 4-H club members must be in grades 4 through 12.
4-H provides several ways that youth can participate.. Three types of memberships are offered in Pointe Coupee Parish. Cloverbud, Club Member, and Member-at-large.
School Clubs- ask your school about 4-H enrollment. Most schools are offering 4-H enrollment.
Homeschool, Virtual Students, and others- complete your 4-H enrollment by visiting the 4-H office at 180 E. Main Street, New Roads, LA 70760
For any additional information contact the 4-H office at 225-638-5533.
Attention Livestock Exhibitors or any new 4-H members who may be interested in showing livestock (dairy, beef, swine, lambs, goats, chickens, or rabbits), please contact Mr. Mark at the 4-H Office to receive more information about the upcoming shows and possession dates. Scan the QR code below to access the registration form.
When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Where: Microsoft Teams
We will discuss the upcoming show season and begin preparations for the parish livestock show.
Madeline Martinez- Lakeview Academy
Abigail Hawkins - STEM Academy
Robert Brown - Lakeview Academy
Sarah Moore - False River Academy
Ali Langlois - STEM Academy
Jolie Dorgan - STEM Academy
Welcome to Seed of the Month Club! Each month, members will receive a packet of seeds (or plant material) with instructions on planting, watering, growing, and harvesting. Recipes, service opportunities, and a wide variety of gardening education will be available for youth. Seeds will include:
Carrots, Lettuce, Green Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Cone Flowers, and Okra.
Please register online or call the 4-H Office to join. There will be no charge to join seed of the month.
The PC 4-H Shooting Sports Program is ready to get started and welcome new members! If you are interested in joining, please join us for our Registration Meeting. Scan the QR code below to access the registration form.
When: Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Where: Microsoft Teams.
The registration fee is $25.00, which includes a parish shirt. All registration forms and fees are due to Mr. Mark at the 4-H Office by Thursday, October 29.