3 JLC early registration due
4 COOP Camp registration due
5 Wildlife Workshop due
8-15 State Livestock Show
10 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
17 Senior Scholarships due
18 Wildlife Workshop, 5:00 p.m.
20-21 Career Camp
3-8 Regional Shoot
7 State Rabbit Show
9 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
13-15 Jr. Leader Conference
16 Beef & Dairy Posters due
20 Marsh Maneuvers reg due
26-28 COOP Camp
2 4-H Camp Deposit due
6 Record Books due 4-H Office
13 Jr. Leader Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
14-19 State Shooting Sports Match
28 4-H Awards Banquet (tentative)
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. Registration of $90
begins January 10 and continues through February 6, 2020. February 7 begins a late fee of $10 until till Feb. 17. Flyers will be handed out at the club meetings. Don’t Delay. Tracks include: SET, Healthy Living, Animal Science, Wetlands, and Citizenship/Government.Register Early to Get the Tracks you Like!
Sharpen your leadership, marketing, money and management skills as you compete with your team to build and manage your cooperative business at this year’s Cooperative Enterprise Teen Leadership Conference! Come learn with other 8-12 grade 4-H’ers from across the state to organize your own co-operative business and find out!
Co-op Camp is designed for youth to share and learn techniques and resources form professionals working in cooperative forms of business. Top campers will receive the 4-H Educational Trip this summer and cash awards.
Cost of the camp is only $50 (non-refundable) thanks to the Louisiana Cooperative’s Association. Camp is Thursday - Saturday this year!!
Registration covers meals, lodging, activities, and T-shirt. Transportation to the camp is on your own, or carpool with your friend!
Deadline for registration, health form, and code-of-conduct is February 4, 2020 to the 4-H Office.
Parents: We Must have 3 deep leadership (Adult Volunteer Chaperones) in each cabin. In 2020, that number of adult chaperones per cabin increase to 3 Adult Volunteer Chaperones per cabin! If we do not reach our Adult Chaperone numbers LaSalle campers will be split across other parish’s cabins with other adults, 4-H’ers, and Counselors they do not know. Not Fun.
(This has happened in the past.)
Overnight Chaperone training takes about an hour online, requires a background check, and is good for five (5) years. Adult volunteers assist camp staff and agents with educational tracks, participate in
recreation activities, supervise night activities, have fun, eat 6 times a day, access to hot showers and cold cabins, and spend time with amazing campers. Also, we no longer clean the bathhouse or mop the cabin on Friday morning!!!!
4-H Camp will be held May 25 - 29, 2020
4-H Camp is for youth in grades 4th – 6th this school year. Camp will cost $185 for 5 fun filled days.
4-H members will get to choose from 8 Educational Tracks: Food & Fitness— Science, Engineering & Technology—Outdoor Adventures—Hunter Safety Certification—Wetlands, Wildlife & You—The Artist Within—Renewable Energy—Water Safety
Camp deposit of $75 is due by April 2nd.
Four-H’ers in need of financial assistance will need to contact the 4-H office to provide necessary paperwork. Scholarships only provide the first sixty dollars ($60) of camp registration; this does not include the deposit. Registration forms are available at club meetings and in the 4-H Office.
4-H Scholarships for graduating seniors are now available. Applications are to cover the last three years of 4-H work (no project book is required). Beginning this year, all 4-H Scholarships are to completed electronically. Applications will be emailed to senior 4-H members upon
request. Application deadline is February 17, 2020.
Record keeping is a life skill that will benefit you for years to come.
The 4-H office has its parish contest each year; then sends top records onto the State contest. Scholarships can be won on the parish or even state levels based off your records. Great award trips are also sponsored by the State office. All you have to do is keep a record of your work in 4-H.. Typically records are due the first of April.
A Record Book consist of the Project Book or a Project Summary (in place of the book) and up to three (3) years of your 4-H portfolio. If you would like a specific project book other than the 4th and 5th grade project books, contact the 4-H office at 992-2205.
Jr. Achievement Awards - 4th-6th Grade Achievement. Fifty dollar Awards to top 5 in Traditional or Livestock/Pet Care.
7th & 8th Grade Achievement Awards 30 winners will be selected on the state level to receive the Louisiana Educational Trip.
Dairy Conference (must be 15 years of age before Jan. 1) Each parish can enter 2 portfolios to compete. Trip to National Dairy Conference in Madison, WI, to top 2 Portfolios
National 4-H Club Congress - 21 Awards are presented to 4-H’ers 14 years and older to Atlanta, GA to attend the keystone conference of your 4-H career.
Disney Leadership Trip - 10 Youth who have previously won the Club Congress trip are chosen for the trip to Orlando, FL based on quality of project work, leadership, and citizenship records.
Need a portfolio to complete your records? Check out http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/4H/Kids/ or call the 4-H Office at 992-2205.
Division I- Grades 4-6; Division II - Grades 7-9; Division III - Grades 10-12 Poster or Digital
Awards: Parish: Ribbons will be given to all contestants. First place winners will receive a rosette ribbon. Cash awards will be givenstate winners.
Beef Poster Contest: Theme - Better with Beef - 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.
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 uppercorner of the back of the poster.
Everybody loves delicious sweet strawberries!
LaSalle 4-H members will have the opportunity to sell strawberry flats next month (March).
A portion of the proceeds each member sells will be applied towards 4-H’ers attending summer camp, LOST camp, or 4-H University.
Orders and payment will be due directly to the 4-H Office by the end of March so we can place a parish order with the grower. Delivery will be in April.
Louisiana 4-H Outdoor Science and Technology Camp is available to 4-H members in 7th - 8th grades (this school year). This camp is packed with exciting and hands-on activities to ramp up your learning experiences! Campers can participate in three different tracks.
The camp is slated for:Sunday, July 26 – Wednesday, July 29, 2020. . Check you calendars and begin making plans to attend Louisiana 4-H’s premier science camp in Pollock, LA! Application will be available shortly. Applications and Deposits are typically due the third week of May.
4-H members “wowed” the judges with their awesome dishes in the recent cookery contest! In addition to the cookery, 4-H’ers enjoyed using their culinary skills while preparing creole stuffed bread.
Chicken Cookery Winners
1st Place – Ashton Cockerham, LaSalle Jr. High (Chicken & Buttery Ritz Casserole)
2nd Place – Shelby Norris, Fellowship Elementary (Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner)
3rd Place – Rylee Masters, Fellowship Elementary (Cheesy Chicken Dorito Casserole)
Cupcake Challenge Winners
1st Place – Rylee Masters, Fellowship Elementary (Triple Chocolate Cupcakes)
2nd Place – Jillian Parker, Goodpine Middle School (Banana Pudding Cupcakes)
3rd Place – Hannah Zeagler, Nebo Elementary (Pinata Cupcakes)
1st Place – William Harris, Homeschool Club (Louisiana Sweet Potato Blondies)
2nd Place – Jillian Parker, Goodpine Middle School (Candid Yams)
3rd Place – Ashton Cockerham, LaSalle Jr. High (Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes)
First place winners in each category received a $25 dollar premium for their dish. All participants received a certificate.
Members participating in the Cookery: Ashton Cockerham, Phaedra Dorsey, William Harris, Gracie Marks, Rylee Masters, Jacob Morris, Shelby Norris, Jillian Parker, Seth Richard, Joel Simoneaux, Waylon Vercher, Wyatt Vercher, Kyria Wilhite, & Hannah Zeagler.
Theme: Night Time Photography
1st Place—Gracie Marks, GPM, 2nd Place—Sarah Riggs, OES, 3rd Place—Rylee Masters, FES
Honorable Mention—Baylee Calk, FES
Theme for February is “Selfies with my Pet” Concentrate on filling the frame, different angles, and photos that tell a story! 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 March club meeting. Photos may also be attached & emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The dates for the Northern Regional Shoot are March 3-8, 2020 . The Northern shoot will be held in Shreveport and Grand Cane. The State Outdoor Skills Competition is set for April 14-19, 2020 down in southern Louisiana.
Youth that have completed eight (8) hours of training in their shooting discipline and satisfied their Louisiana Hunter Education requirements and have demonstrated a working knowledge and safe firearm or archery equipment are eligible to attend. Registration has passed for the Northern Regional Competition-Members qualifying for State will register following Regional Competition.
4-H’ers needing to complete the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Hunter Education course will have the opportunity February 21-22, 2020. The class will be held in the downstairs meeting room at the courthouse in Jena. Friday’s class will run from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Saturday is 8:00am to 3:00pm. Register at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/hunter-education
Marsh Maneuvers Camp 2020 is now open for applicants beginning February 4 till March 20, 2020. Don’t miss the greatest 4-H camping experience ever! Camp experiences include taking a tour of the marsh in an airboat, helping restore wetlands by planting marsh grass, crabbing, and touring the Tabasco Factory and Jungle Gardens at Avery Island, and much more! Open to 4-H’ers who have completed the ninth grade. Camp flyers available at club meetings.
The 2020 Livestock Show Dates are as follows:
Ag Expo Jr. Livestock Show January 17 - 18, 2020
Central District Livestock Show Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
LSU Spring Livestock Show February 8 - 15, 2020
LSU State Rabbit Show March 7, 2020