2019 Assumption Parish November 4-H Clover Chatter

Margo Castro, Templet, Loretta


This issue contains information on 4-H Events, Broiler Orders, Fashion Camp, Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners, Seafood, Rice and Sugar Cookery Contests, Pet Show, Beef Poster Contest, National Diabetes Month and a message from Ms. Margo Castro.

Margo L. Castro, 4-H Extension Agent

Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386

Important Dates:

November 9 - Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry & Sweet Potato Cookery

November 15 - Recycled Art Contest

November 20-21 - Challenge Camp

November 28-29 – 4-H Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November Jr. Leader Meeting – Date to be announced

December 7 – Seafood, Rice and Sugar Cookery and Pet Show

December 18 – Beef Posters Due

Broiler Orders

The 4-H Office is now excepting orders for Broilers.

Orders and money for broilers is due November 18, 2019 to the 4-H Office. Broilers can be purchased for 75¢ each.

Checks or money orders can be made payable to: Assumption 4-H Foundation.

Tentative delivery date: Thursday, January 2, 2020.

For more information call the 4-H Office at 985-369-6386.

2020 4-H Fashion Camp

This year’s Fashion Camp Theme is “4-H Diving into Fashion”

Camp will be held at Camp Grant Walker, January 24-26, 2020.

We can send two 4-H campers (10-13 year-olds) and one adult volunteer or Junior Leader.

The fee to attend camp is $130.00 for each camper and $80.00 for volunteer leader. While at camp you will enjoy making several projects and you will return home with ideas to host a fashion workshop here in our parish.

Registration due by December 2, 2019. For an application or more information, contact

Ms. Margo at (985) 369-6386 or email mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.

2019 Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

Grand Champion – Charli Boudreaux, Napoleonville Middle School

Carved - Ariel Washington — Napoleonville Primary School, 4th Grade

Creative - Charli Boudreaux — Napoleonville Middle School, 7th Grade

Funniest - Grey Sanchez — Napoleonville Middle School, 7th Grade

Prettiest/Cutest - Kennedie Crochet — Pierre Part Elementary School, 4th Grade

Scariest - Morgan Bailey — Labadieville Middle School, 7th Grade

Unusual - Camille Weaver — Napoleonville Middle School, 6th Grade

Seafood, Rice and Sugar Cookery Contests and Pet Show

The 4-H Seafood, Rice and Sugar Cookery Contests and Pet Show will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the 4-H Office. Registration will be 8:00-9:00 am.

Rules for Seafood, Rice and Sugar Cookeries

★Only one dish may be exhibited in each cookery contest.

  • Dishes are to be brought in a disposable dish.
  • Dishes should contain servings enough for five-six samples.
  • A copy of the recipe for the entire dish with title of recipe at the top.
  • Place 4-H’ers initials and grade only on back of recipe.
  • 4-H’ers will not stay for the judging. The dishes will be judged, and the results posted in the Clover Chatter newsletter.
  • Ribbons will be distributed at the club meetings.

General Contest Rules:

Blue, Red, and White ribbons will be awarded in each division:

  • Division CB - Clover Bud
  • Division I – 4th grade
  • Division II – 5th & 6th grades
  • Division III – 7th & 8th grades
  • Division IV – 9th-12th grades

Seafood Cookery Contest Rules:

To participate 4-H’ers need to:

  • Bring a prepared seafood dish to the contest.
  • The dish must use at least one (1) cup of seafood.
  • The seafood must be fresh, frozen, dried or pasteurized. Canned seafood is not acceptable.
    Surimi, an artificial crab made from fish, cannot be used.
  • There can be no raw seafood in the final dish.
  • Entries may contain a small amount of a second seafood but not more than ½ the amount of the primary seafood.

For example, a recipe could contain one cup of crab as the primary seafood and ½ cup of shrimp as the secondary seafood.

Please note: Seafood dish may be entered in only one of the five categories:

  • Crab Dish
  • Crawfish Dish
  • Fish Dish and other seafood (examples: Alligator, turtle, clams, squid, frog legs.)
  • Oyster Dish
  • Shrimp Dish

Rice Cookery Contest Rules:

To participate 4-H’ers need to:

  • Bring a prepared rice dish to the contest.
  • The dish must contain at least one (1) cup of cooked rice.
  • Wild rice is not a cultivated rice in Louisiana and does not meet the requirement of 1 cup rice for this contest.
  • Dishes containing rice produces such as rice cereal, rice flour, etc. must also contain cooked rice.

Please note: Rice dish may be entered in only one of the following three categories:

  • Rice Main Dish
  • Rice Side Dish
  • Rice Dessert

Sugar Cookery Contest Rules:

To participate 4-H’ers need to:

  • Bring a prepared sugar dish to the contest.
  • The dish must use at least one-half cup of 100% sugar.
  • The sugar used in the recipe may be granulated white sugar, brown (light or dark) sugar, powdered sugar or any combination of the above. Splenda is not considered an acceptable ingredient for this contest.
  • Dishes made from “scratch” are preferred; however, dishes containing mixes are as long as 1/2 cup of additional sugar is added to the recipe. This might be in the form of a glaze, enhancement ingredient or other addition to mix.

Please note: Sugar dish may be entered in only one of the following five categories:

  • Cake
  • Cookie
  • Candy
  • Pie
  • Any Other

Pet Show Rules - The show is open to any Assumption Parish 4-H'er.

Registration will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Judging will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Ribbons will be given out as each category is judged.

The categories are:

  • birds
  • cats
  • dogs
  • rabbits
  • reptiles
  • any other

All dogs must have either a dog tag or health papers to prove animals have had shots up to date. All dogs must be on a leash and controlled at all times. All 4-H’ers participating will receive a blue, red or white ribbon. An additional ribbon will be awarded in each category for the Largest, Smallest, Prettiest, and Most Unusual Pet.

Pet Look-a-Like Portraits

  • Picture should be framed or mounted on construction paper. No larger than 8x10.
  • Photograph will be judged on how much the pet and 4-H’er look-a-like.
  • Label pictures with 4-H’ers name, grade and school on back.

Best Pet Tricks

All animals may compete but in one general category, animal will perform one trick to be judged.

In Person Look-a-Like

  • 4-H’ers will arrive with their pet the day of the contest.
  • 4-H’er and pet will be judged on how much they look-a-like.

Beef Poster Contest - 2020 Theme: Better with Beef

The purpose of the Louisiana 4-H Beef Poster Contest is to learn more about beef and/or beef products and their importance to human health. Make a poster telling a story of beef and/or beef products using a catchy title. Posters will be picked up at the December meetings or they can be brought to the 4-H Office on December 18, 2019.

Rules are:

  • Poster Must be on an 11"x14" White poster board only. Cut your regular poster in four to make an 11”x14” poster.
  • Do not attach anything to poster that is more than 1 inch thick.
  • Be sure to place your name, address, grade, school and parish on the back upper right corner of the poster.
  • Division CB - 3rd

Division I - 4th, 5th and 6th

Division II - 7th, 8th and 9th

Division III- 10th, 11th and 12th

Hints: Get ideas from magazines, parents, friend, nutrition bulletins and meat publications Meat Institute or the National Livestock and Meat Board.

November is National Diabetes Month

Diabetes is a chronic (persistent) disease that affects how your body turns food into energy. Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar, also known as glucose. Once the food is broken down, the sugar is released into your bloodstream. When your blood sugar goes up, it signals your pancreas to release insulin. Insulin acts like a key to let the blood sugar into your body’s cells for use as energy.

For someone with diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use the insulin it makes as well as it should. When there isn’t enough insulin or cells stop responding to insulin, too much blood sugar stays in your bloodstream. Over time, that can cause serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease. There isn’t a cure yet for diabetes, but losing weight, eating healthy food, and being active can really help.Eating foods from MyPlate (fruits, vegetables, protein, dairy and grains) can help your body get what it needs to be health, and being physically active can help you maintain a healthy weight. All of these can help prevent or manage diabetes. To learn more about diabetes and how to prevent or manage it, visit https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/basics/diabetes.html.

Robin B. Landry, Area Nutrition Agent
Assumption Parish, LSU AgCenter

4-H Mission Statement

4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

4-H Volunteers Make a World of Difference!

A special thanks to all the judges for volunteering for the Pumpkin Contest and Spook Night!

Dear Parents, Members and Leaders,

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. We will gather with family and friends and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. During this time of Thanksgiving I would like to thank all our 4-H'ers and 4-H volunteers for their time and effort. I am truly blessed to be able to work with such great people.

Wishing this Thanksgiving finds you with plenty of reason to give thanks!


Margo L. Castro
4-H Extension Agent

2019-20 4-H Calendar of Events


Club Meetings as per schedule

9 – Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry & Sweet Potato Cookery, 4-H Office

15 – Recycled Art Contest Items Due

20-21 – Challenge Camp

25-29 – Thanksgiving Holiday (School)

28-29 – Thanksgiving Holiday (4-H Office)

Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office– Date to be announced


Club Meetings as per schedule

7 – Seafood, Rice, and Sugar Cookery, 4-H Office

7 – Pet Show, 4-H Office

11 – Ag Career Day

18 – Beef Poster Due

20-Jan. 3 – Christmas Holidays (School)

24-Jan. 1 – Christmas Holidays (4-H Office)

Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office – Date to be announced


Club meetings as per schedule

17 - Dairy Poster Due

20 - Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)

21 - Duct Tape Contest Items Due

24-26 - Fashion Camp

25 - Parish Livestock Show

30-Feb. 1 – District Livestock Show

Honey Bee Essay Contest Due – Date to be announced

Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office – Date to be announced


No Club Meetings

8-15 – State Livestock Show

14 – Character Education Posters Due

24-26 – Mardi Gras Holiday (School)

25– Mardi Gras Holiday (4-H Office)

28 – 4-H Night with the Pelicans

Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office – Date to be announced


Club Meetings as per schedule

Demonstration Days-at Club Meetings

7 – State Rabbit Show

13-15 – Jr. Leadership Conference

17-22 – Southern Regional Shooting Sports Match (West Baton Rouge)

26-27 – Ag Day

27 – Sew with Cotton Garments Due

Food & Fitness Camp – Date to be announced

Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office – Date to be announced


No Club Meetings

10 – Easter Holiday (4-H Office)

10-17 – Easter Holiday (School)

14-19 – State Shooting Sports Match

20 – Project/Record Books/Activity Guides Due

4-H Area Cookery – Date to be announced

Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office – Date to be announced


Club Meetings as per schedule – Date to be announced

25-29 – 4-H Camp, Camp Grant Walker

4-H Awards Banquet – Date to be announced

4-H Day at the Capitol – Date to be announced

Garden Contest Entries Due – Date to be announced

Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office – Date to be announced


23-26 – 4-H University

30-July 2 – District Horse Show


3 – Holiday (4-H Office)

26-29 – Lost Camp


Jr. Leader Awards Trip – Date to be announced

State Horse Show – Date to be announced

It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability.

If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in any of our activities, please contact Margo Castro at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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