LaSalle 4-H Clover News-October 2019

Upcoming Activities/Events in LaSalle 4-H


1 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
6-12 National 4-H Week
12 Jr. Leader Bake Sale & Clovers
21 Pumpkin Workshop Due
21 Camp Catch Phrase Due
22 Fall Cookery
22-2 State Fair of Louisiana
29 Pumpkin Carving Workshop


4 Possession deadline-market and commercial animals
5 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
5 Sweet Potato orders due in 4-H Office
6-9 North Central Fair -Olla
11 Mini Cattle Possession deadline
12 Water Rocket registration due
14 Sweet Potato Order Pickup
18 Fashion Camp registration due
26 Water Rocket Workshop

Cookery Contests

4-H’ers do you enjoy helping prepare meals at home? If so, you need to get those
cookbooks out and prepare your special recipes to enter in the commodity cookery
contests to be held on October 22. Check-In 5:15 p.m. Judging at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-registration is requested by 10/15/19. Contest will be held in the Extension
Meeting Room (23) at the Courthouse.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd places will be given for each division and category. Overall dishes will receive $25.
Four-H’ers may enter only one dish per division. Dishes cannot be split between divisions.

Contestants will display their dishes on table to be judged, along with recipe. Do not put your name on recipe. Remember: prepare whole recipe and bring only half of the dish to exhibit in the contest. Leave other half at home to enjoy with your family! All final garnishes for the dish should be done by contestant.

Dishes are prepared by 4-H’er at home the night before the cookery, chilled and transported to the contest on ice, in an ice chest. PB&J maybe prepared before arrival to the contest, but must arrive chilled in an ice chest.

Ground Beef

Rules: The dish must use at least one pound of ground beef.

All ground beef should be cooked until gray in color, not pink, and juices run clear.

Rice Cookery

Rules: Dish must contain 1 cup of cooked Brown or White rice. Rice should be the focal point of the dish.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Challenge

Rules: One sandwich in. Must contain peanut butter - smooth or crunchy. Jelly is optional. All other toppings are fair game. Focus on complimentary ingredients to balance your creation: Sweet countered with Spice/Salt, Smooth & Crunchy textures, etc.

4-H Camp & LOST Camp Catch Phrase - Due October 24, 2019

It’s that time of year again to begin cranking out those creative ideals for 4-H Camp 2020! We need an illustration and a catchy theme in 7 words or less capturing the spirit of camp to run all summer. Imagine that, your ideals promoting 4-H Camp and not to mention on all the T-shirts and advertisement! An illustration must accompany your slogan.The winner will receive a monetary award from the LAE 4-HA. Submissions must also include the following:

Full name and age of person submitting the slogan Parish/4-H Club
Complete mailing address Telephone Number

Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clovers

Tractor Supply stores in communities across the country have long supported 4-H clubs and now Tractor Supply has had an official partnership with the National 4-H Council as a source for 4-H project supplies.

The Paper clover drive will occur October 9-20, 2019. Please check out the clovers and help support the local 4-H Youth development programming efforts!

The Great Pumpkin Workshop

Attention Club members - 4th-6th grades. This year we will be holding the Pumpkin Workshop on Tuesday, 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, create a pumpkin snack, and more. The finale 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, call the 4-H Office before October 21st to pre-register.

4-H Water Rocket Workshop - Pre-register before November 12, 2019

Science, Engineering and Technology Clubs or SET is a way for 4-H’ers to explore the mathematics and physics of the world around them and apply what you have been learning in math and science class in a fun and exciting way.

Members will need to supply three (3) empty 2-Liter Coke bottles for the workshop.

Workshop is slated for Tuesday, November 26, 2019. We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last tentatively till 2:00 p.m. at the Jena Fair Barn (Community Center). Act fast, this will be limited to the first 20 members in 4 -7 grades.
Registration for the event is $10. Lunch will be provided. Deadline to register is November 12.

Workshop registration flyer is available to members at the club meeting or visit our Facebook page at LaSalle Parish 4-H!

2020 State 4-H Fashion Camp - “4-H Diving into Fashion” January 24-26, 2020

Get ready to explore the world of fashion in a fun and friendly atmosphere!

The Fashion Board chose this theme to reflect their personal excitement about fashion and the attitude that the campers will adopt as they travel through the experiences at camp. In addition to basic sewing fundamentals, a few of the educational activities for campers include: a sewing caddy, tote bag, pajama shorts, and a community service project plus more. You will return home with completed projects and ideas to host a fashion workshop of your own. The camp is set for January 24-26, 2020 at 4-H Camp Grant Walker.

Please note space is limited. Each parish has the opportunity to send two campers. Fashion Camp is open for
4-H’ers age 10-13 years old. Need to have a little knowledge of sewing. Don’t wait if you want to attend; in the past, part of the waiting list has been accepted. Camp registration if arriving Friday night is $130 or Saturday morning is $110 for campers.
This includes all lodging, meals, and tee shirt. Supply list of materials is available at the 4-H Office.

An Overnight Chaperone Volunteer must attend with the delegation from LaSalle Parish. Cost for volunteer is $80. Transportation is on your own. Contact the 4-H Office for Application, Health Form, and Code of Conduct. Deadline is November 18, 2019, yet don’t wait if you want to attend!

Sweet Potato Fundraiser

LaSalle Parish 4-H members are selling 40 pound boxes of Louisiana Sweet Potatoes for $30 a box during the month of October. Help a 4-H’ers with their cost of 4-H Camp, Challenge Camp, LOST Camp, 4-H University, and other camps and competitions! Proceeds from each box an individual sells helps them offset their registration fees.

Sales benefit 4-H members by offsetting the cost of buses, funding the purchase of 4-H supplies & educational materials, funding service projects and more.

Orders and money must be turned in to the 4-H office by November 5, 2019. Find a 4-H member to place an order or stop by the 4-H office today. Potatoes will be available for pickup on November 14 from 3:00 –5:30 p.m.

Fair Exhibits

Have an art or craft project you have created since last year’s fair? Fair Entries are due November 5 to the Olla Fair Grounds between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Division are broken into Junior (under 14 years old) and senior (over 14 years old by December 1).

Several divisions are available for youth to participate including: Clothing, Home Accessories, Arts & Crafts, and Cooking! Other classes include Forestry, Entomology, Safety Poster. Other classes for all ages to compete include eggs, vegetables, canning and much, much, more. Fair books are available in the 4-H Office at request.

Monthly 4-H Photography Contest

Theme for October is “Details and Macro”. Examples include images detailing: a knot, a lock, or an abstract close-up. Macro examples include part of a flower bloom, insects, stamps, ice crystals, etc. Turn in only 1 picture each month.

Write name, grade, and club on the back of a 4X6 photo and turn in to your 4-H leader or 4-H Agent by the club meeting at your school each month. Photos may also be attached & emailed to:

Livestock News

2020 Market and Commercial Animal Validation

The 2019 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 $5.00 per head.
Market Sheep & Goat: Commercial Heifers, Dairy, Ewe and Does; Beef, Sheep, Goat & Dairy Breeding:
Validation / Possession Date: November 4, 2019

Miniature Cattle: 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 2019 LSU AgCenter Livestock Shows.

Broiler Entries - State Exhibits

Looking for a lower costing, fun and educational opportunity to experience a 4-H livestock project? Then the Broiler Project is for you!

All 4-H members who want to show broilers at the State Livestock show need to contact the 4-H office or see agent during club meetings to pick up an order form. Cost per chick is 75 cents. Payment is due with order form! Minimum order of 25 chicks. Make checks payable: LaSalle Parish 4-H. Deadline to order chicks for the State Show is November 18, 2019.

Exhibitors are limited to show one pen of pullets and/or one pen of cockerels at state. An entry consist of three (3) broiler either three pullets or three cockerels. Tentative Delivery Date: - January 2, 2020
Show Dates: - Check in February 11, 2020; Show on February 12, 2020

Livestock Show Dates - Flyers available on our Facebook page

The 2019-2020 Livestock Show Dates are as follows:

Rapides Fair Open Show October 10-13, 2019

State Fair of Louisiana Oct. 22 - Nov 2, 2019

Jim Bowie Livestock Show November 22-23, 2019

Evangeline Beef Classic November 24, 2019

Red River Rumble November 24, 2019

Central District Livestock Show Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020

LSU Spring Livestock Show February 8 - 15, 2020

4-H Shooting Sports Camp

Due November 11, 2019
Ready to hone your outdoor skills? Current 4-H Shooting Sports members 9-13 years old can attend the 4-H Shooting Sports Camp at Camp Grant Walker on December 13-15, 2019.

Campers will select and participate in one of the National Competition based disciplines. (Archery, Shotgun or .22 Rifle.)

Camp includes two nights lodging, six meals, snacks, drinks, targets, and t-shirt. Shooters provide their own ammo/arrows and equipment.
Registration Fee AROUND $100. Parents may also attend, yet must be overnight chaperoned trained and pay a registration fee.

Level 1 and Level 2 instructors will provide instruction and training for youth to hone their skills. Contact 4-H Office for Registration Packet!

For more information about LaSalle Parish 4-H contact:
Silas Cecil
Extension Agent
LaSalle Parish

The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

10/10/2019 7:35:07 PM
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