LaSalle 4-H Clover News-September 2019

4-H is for Everyone

4-H represents groups of young people in all parts of LaSalle Parish having fun together and “Learning By Doing”. 4-H Clubs offer a world of opportunities for boys and girls to learn new things, go new places and meet new people. A 4-H club is an organized group of boys and girls; the members elect their own officers and operate as a democracy in action. Most clubs hold monthly meetings at their school.

What are the Goals of 4-H?

4-H helps youth grow into: strong citizens through club and community activities; congenial neighbors through wholesome companionship in club and community; skilled and responsible adults through project work; well-trained individuals through wise guidance in varied experiences; and cooperative family members through 4-H family events.

What Does it Cost to Join?

Your club dues are determined at your school. Of your dues, $5.00 is collected by LaSalle 4-H of that $3 is paid to the State 4-H office in Baton Rouge. This is collected in your club by the treasurer and your local leaders. Some clubs choose to collect extra money for their own treasury. The dues you pay to the Parish 4-H Office assist with programs, awards and expenses for both Parish and State 4-H Programs.

What is a 4-H Project

It is a unit of 4-H work which is the basis of “Learning By Doing” experiences which involves skills such as: planting shade trees, repairing a bicycle, collecting insects, planting flowers, making a shirt, making projects for your home, sewing a pillow, taking pictures, wiring a lamp, woodworking, fishing hunting., etc. The series of learning experiences built into every 4-H project are the tools used to help shape the character of 4-H youth.

What are Some Other 4-H Programs?

Camping, dress revues, recreation, demonstrations, trips, fairs, parish contests, 4-H University, project workshops, Achievement Day and many other programs are offered through 4-H. Going places and doing things in 4-H helps to teach boys and girls to enjoy working together. These programs add interest to the 4-H project by offering additional fun-type educational opportunities that promote the ideals of 4-H. Project books will be available to 4th and 5th Grades. Project Summary and/or project leaflets are now being substituted for actual books. A 4-H Record Book now consist of Project Summary and Portfolio!

Calendar of Events & Activities


3 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
5 4-H LSU Tailgate & Football
7 State Fair Entry Deadline
24 Shooting Sports Reg. Meeting


1 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
6-12 National 4-H Week
21 Pumpkin Workshop
22 Fall Cookery Contest
22-2 State Fair Of Lousiana
29 Pumpkin Carving Workshop


4 Market and Commercial Animal Possession Deadline
5 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
6-9 North Central LA Fair-Olla
7 Sweet Potato orders due, 4-H Office
19 Water Rocket Workshop registration due
26 Water Rocket Workshop


2 Market and Commerical Hog Possession due
3 4-H Enrollment Due to 4-H Office
3 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Join the Junior Leadership Club!

This 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 6:30 pm every first Tuesday of the month at the 4-H Office.
Dues are $12.00 to become a Junior Leader! This years Goals: Exploring our environment and ways to stay safe, serve the community through service learning and community service projects, make new friends from across the parish, work hard and have fun.

LaSalle 4-H Outdoor Skills - Shooting Sports Program

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 24 starting 6:00 pm at the Community Center (Fair Barn) in Jena.

LaSalle 4-H Pet Show

Come hangout with the Parish Jr. Leaders and show everyone your adorable pet!
Registration is between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
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! Entry Fee is $1.00

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In each category, animals will be judged on characteristics such as: best groomed, largest (height), smallest (height), most unusual, longest hair, prettiest eyes, etc.
  • This is a fun pet show. It is not necessary to have a registered animal. Grooming, cleanliness and temperament are important.
  • 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!

The Great Pumpkin Workshop

Attention Club members - 4th-6th grades. This year we will be holding the Pumpkin Workshop on October 29 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. If interested, return the registration form with $5.00 to the LSU AgCenter Office by October 21.

View and print The Great Pumpkin Workshop form.

Return with $5.00 by - Deadline: Tuesday, October 21.

Make Checks Payable to: LaSalle 4-H Foundation

Fall Cookery Contest - October 22. Check in 5:15pm. Judging begins 5:30pm

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 Challenge. One sandwich anyway you like it.

More Details in October 4-H News Letter!!

4-H Camp Catch Phrase

4-H Camp Catch Phrase and illustration is due October 24! 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 and telephone number. Winner receives monetary award!

2020 Market and Commercial Animal Validation

The 2020 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. At 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 BreedingValidation / Possession Date: November 4, 2019
  • Miniature Cattel: District / State Breeding Rabbit Show:
    Validation / Possession Date: November 11, 2019 Validation / Possession Date: Dec. 4, 2019 / January 1, 2020
  • Breeding, Market, & Commercial Hog: District / State Show Meat Rabbit Pen:
    Validation / Possession Date: December 2, 2019 Validation / Possession Date: January 3, 2020 / January 31, 2020

Any animal not validated or in possession by date stated will be ineligible to show at the 2020 LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows

View and print the Livestock Exhibitors Form and mail to the 4-H office today so you can be included in all the fun!

Monthly 4-H 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. 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 club meeting at your school each month. Entries may also 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 “ Landscapes & Nature.” Examples include images focusing on the scenic beauty of the outdoors.

2019 State Record Book Results

State Record Book competitions are finalized! Hannah Zeagler of Nebo Elementary School 4-H Club placed in the Blue Ribbon group of the 6th Grade Achievement Contest with her Shooting Sports, Photography, and Citizenship projects!

For more information about the LaSalle 4-H Program, email Silas Cecil, or call the 4-H Office at 318-992-2205.

8/29/2019 1:35:03 PM
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