LaSalle 4-H Clover News-December 2019

Activities for December-February


2 Enrollment & dues to 4-H Office
2 Market and Commercial Hog Possession date
5 Livestock Entries Due
9 Jr Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
13-15 Shooting Sports Camp
17 Career Exploration Camp due in 4-H Office


2 Broiler Chick pickup
13 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
13 Art Workshop registration due
21 Winter Cookery Contest
21 Regional Shooting Sports Due
24-26 State Fashion Camp
27 Art Workshop
28 Emerald Award due
28 Golden Clover Award due
28 Sr. Honor Cords
31-2 District Livestock Show


4 Wildlife Workshop due
10 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
18 Wildlife Workshop, 5 p.m.
20-21 Career Camp
24 State Rabbit Entries due

Career Exploration Camp

February 20-21, 2020

Come experience the brand new challenge camp. Get ready to explore your future careers and other occupations you may not know exists.

This two-day camp is packed with lots of educational, hands on activities, and tours for 7th and 8th grade 4-H members. The camp will be held in Alexandria at the state evac shelter.

Youth will select from different career field options such as: Medical, Trades, Military, Ag Education, Ag & Natural Resources, and STEM.

Second day of camp, 4-H’ers will load buses/vans and hit the road with their respective career field for a day of career exploring. Camper will need lunch money for second day activities!

Registration for Career Exploration Camp is $50. Camper will need lunch money for second day activities! The 1st Deadline for Career Camp is December 17, registration received after will be placed on alternate list if not yet full.

Wildlife Workshop

February 18, 2020, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Fourth - 6th Grade 4-H’ers, join the Jr. Leaders as we embark on a Wildlife Workshop. Come join us as we explore a few survival skills. Learn to identify the key features used to age deer. Build a paracord bracelet not only for fashion but for it’s other uses. And lastly, build a feeder for the bushy-tails in your backyard. Pizza will be served after you wash your hands!
Deadline to register and pay your $10 fee isFebruary 5, 2020 Make Checks Payable to: LaSalle 4-H Foundation

Art Workshop

January 27, 2020

It’s time to get creative and bring out your imagination for the 4-H Art Workshop slated for January 27, 2020!! 4-H’ers will need to email a photo to Mr. Silas prior to the workshop for the picture transfer activity. Participants will also need to supply a white t-shirt for the tye-die activity.

Workshop will begin at 5:00 pm and conclude by 8:00 pm in the downstairs meeting room of courthouse.Deadline to register and pay the $5 isJanuary 13, 2020
Make Checks Payable to: LaSalle 4-H Foundation

Winter Cookery Contest

Enjoyed a dish over the holidays that you would love to enter into competition? If so, enter your special recipe in the Winter Cookery Contest on January 21. Check-In 5:15 p.m. Judging at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested by 1/13/2020. 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 will be chilled and brought to the contest cold, on ice, in an ice chest.

Chicken Cookery

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

All chicken should be cooked through and juices run clear.

Sweet Potato Cookery

Rules: Dish must contain at least one cup fresh or canned sweet potatoes.

Cupcake Challenge

Rules: Three identical cupcakes will be submitted. Go wild and be creative!

(Cannot be store bought cupcakes-must be baked by 4-H’er)

Emerald Achievement & Golden Clover Awards

Due January 28, 2019

The Louisiana State 4-H Foundation recognizes 4-H youth that excel in project work and leadership. The Emerald Achievement Award and Golden Clover Award gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and in their parish.

The objective of the program is to encourage project growth, a broad program of 4-H club activities over the years and the ultimate development of outstanding citizens. The recipient of the Emerald Achievement Award and Golden Clover Award can be proud of their contribution to their club and community. A club member may only win each of these awards one time.

See application at 4-H meeting or contact the office for application scorecard.

November Photo Contest Winners

Detail & Macro

Elementary Division: 1st Place - Belia McPherson, NES. 2nd Place - Rylee Masters FES. 3rd Place - Gracie Marks GPMS.

Monthly 4-H Photography Contest

Theme for January is “Night Photography” Take advantage of all the Christmas and Holiday lights!! Photos should have no sunlight/moon light. 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 January club meeting at your school each month. Photos may also be attached & emailed to:

2020 4-H Senior Honor Cords

Every year in effort to recognize graduating 4-H’ers for their leadership, community service and participation, Louisiana 4-H offers the 4-H Honor Cord. All seniors that met the requirements may apply even though you may not have the minimum GPA to wear during commencement.

Must be an enrolled 4-H member in good standing

Must be a graduating Senior

Must have been enrolled in 4-H for 3 years of their high school career

Must have participated in at least one state sponsored 4-H program in the past 3 years

Apply online at: byJanuary 31, 2020

LSU Premier Exhibitor Contestants

Entry forms for the LSU Premier Exhibitor contest are due to the State Livestock Show Office by January 18th, 2019. All youth exhibiting animals at the LSU State Livestock Show grades 9th – 12th are eligible to participate. Applications may be downloaded at or visit the 4-H office.

The 4-H office also has a few of the resources you can use to study for in preparation for the Premier Exhibitor Contests.

Livestock Show Dates

Flyers available on our Facebook page

The 2020 Livestock Show Dates are as follows:

Ag Expo Jr. Livestock Show January 17-18, 2020 LSU Spring Livestock Show February 8 - 15, 2020

Central District Livestock Show Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020 LSU State Rabbit Show March 7, 2020

Jr. Leadership Conference

Attention 4-H’ers 14 years of age and older. If you are interested in developing leadership, teamwork, and communication skills; or hanging out with other teens and having a great time, then come register for the 2020 Jr. Leadership Conference. The conference is operated and planned by other 4-H members across the state. The conference will take place March 13 – 15 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock.

The conference features a variety of workshops focused on leadership development, communication, teamwork, service learning, and time management. A key element of the conference is its youth-driven focus. Youth decide what is offered, preside over the sessions and teach all the educational workshops.

Transportation is on your own or carpool with other Jr. Leader members. This will be a first come first served basis. Tentative registration of $90 begins January 9 and continues through February 4, 2020. February 5 begins a late fee of $10 until till Feb. 19. Flyers will be handed out at the club meetings. Don’t Delay. Tracks include: SET, Performing Arts, Healthy Living, Outdoor Skills, Leadership, and Community Service. Register Early to Get the Tracks you Like!

2019 Louisiana 4-H Honey Bee Essay Contest

Topic: “Honey Varietals, State to State”
Essay entries are due in the 4-H Office: January 29, 2019. Contact the 4-H office before beginning.

Each jar of honey reflects an unrepeatable combination of climate, soil, weather and flowers. Each state has unique honey varietals that beekeepers can market to their customers. Please identify one unique varietal to your state and discuss the flower’s uniqueness and how beekeepers can effectively market that varietal. In your essay, please include a photo of the varietal’s flower, an interview with a local beekeeper who collects this varietal and a recipe that highlights the varietal.

  • Must include a biographical sketch on a separate sheet of paper. A brief biographical sketch of the essayist, including date of birth, gender, complete mailing address, and telephone number, must accompany the essay and works cited.
  • Length – The essay is limited to: 750-1000 words. The word count does not include the endnotes, the bibliography or references, not the essayist’s Biographical sketch – which should be a separate page.
  • State Sponsored Awards: 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, & 3rd - 50. National Awards: 1st - $750, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $250.

LaSalle 4-H Shooting Sports

Reminder! We need your ideas on the design for the 2019-20 Parish 4-H Shooting Sports Shirt. Send design to or drop off at the 4-H Office before January 7, 2019. Be sure to include a back of shirt and a front left chest design. After all your ideals have been submitted, we will send an email to shooting sports members for everyone to vote.

2020 Beef Poster Contest

Due March 16, 2020- State Division Winners: $200, $100, and $50.
Create a poster centered around marketing and communicating the all-around health, nutrition, or promotion of Beef. Poster must be on 22” x 28” white poster board. Division III may elect for Digital Submission. Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the uppercorner of the back of the poster. *Poster should generate positive images of beef and beef products and notnegative images of other food products. Get ideas from magazines, parents, friends, nutrition bulletins, meat. Sponsored by Louisiana Beef Industry Council.

2020 Dairy Poster Contest

Due March 16, 2020
Division I- Grades 4-6; Division II - Grades 7-8; Division III - Grades 9-12 Poster - State Division Winners: $100, $75, and $50.
Awards: Parish: Ribbons will be given to all contestants. First place winners will receive a rosette ribbon. Cash awards will be givenstate winners. Learn more about milk and milk products and importance they play to healthy bodies. Create a billboard encouraging and promoting the milk. Posters must be on 22”X28” regular poster board. Do not attach anything more than 1/2” thick. No use of commercial brand names, jingles, slogans, signs or pictures that are trademarked or copyrighted. Place your name, address, age, grade in school and parish on the upper corner of the back of the poster.

4-H Water Rocket Workshop

If you missed the water rocket workshop, then you missed a high-flying time! Our 4-H rocket designers and Jr. Leader members did a great job. We did experience some altitude meter glitches and hard crashes! Be on the lookout for flight videos on our Facebook Page!

  • Drew Adams, No Flight Data Jonah Chapman, 114ft; 164 MPH
  • Simon Clark, 87ft; 121 MPH Brayln Cripps, 83ft; ??? MPH
  • Owen Girlinghouse, 93ft; ??? MPH Clint Hall, 101ft; 56? MPH
  • Nathan Hallmark, 138ft; 95 MPH William Harris 130ft; 38?? MPH
  • Gracie Marks, 122ft; 116 MPH Asher McLaurin 151ft; 80 MPH
  • Zoe Newsom, 123ft; 96 MPH Silas Powell, 114ft; ??? MPH
  • Joel Simoneaux, 154ft; 14?? MPH Cayda Willis, 117ft; ??? MPH

For more information about the LaSalle 4-H program please call our office at 318-992-2205.

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