Ascension 4-H Clover Column- March 2020

Calendar of Events:

March

5- Record book Workshop; 6pm- Office

6- Marsh Maneuvers Camp Application Due

6- Mondart Scholarship Application Due

7– State Rabbit Show; Alexandria

11- Summer Camp Mtg; 6pm- Office

13-15- JLC Conference; CGW

16– Regional Ag Career Day Reg. Due

16- Camp Culinary Registration Deadline

17- Raising Cane’s Fundraiser; 11am-close

17-22- Regional Shooting Match

23- Seafood Cookery Drop Off; 8am-5:30pm– Office

25- 4-H University Info Mtg; 6pm- Office

25- Capitol RC & D Scholarship Due

April

1- Horse Possession Deadline

1- Scott Scholarship Application Due

9- Regional Ag Career Day (8th-12th grades)

10- OFFICE CLOSED- Holiday

15- Competitive Records Due to Office

24- Deadline to Enter Garden Contest

May

7- Achievement Day; Dutchtown High Gym

4-H Record Book Competition

The deadline to submit record books to the 4-H office for competition is April 15th. Remember, record books consist of your completed activity guide and/or project book along with your completed portfolio! The electronic 4-H portfolio can be found Here. Remember, portfolios can be added to from year to year and can consist of up to 3 years of work! Remember to add pictures with captions of you completing projects and activities in your project area for a more complete portfolio! Ribbons and certificates do not need to be included. On Thursday, March 5th, 6pm there will be a Record Book Workshop at the Extension Office. This workshop is open to all Ascension 4-Hers who would like tips and ideas to help make their record book more competitive. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Attendees should bring their mostly completed project book, portfolio book, and any materials that you wish to include in your record book.

Senior 2020: Scholarship Opportunities!

Seniors, there are lots of scholarships out there for you through 4-H! Some are awarded locally, others through the state 4-H office and other entities! Be sure you are in contact with the 4-H Office, so you are not missing out on these opportunities! We have money that we want to give away!!!

Regional Ag Career Day:

The South East Regional Ag Career Day will be held at the Sugarcane Research Station in St. Gabriel on April 9th. 8th-12th grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend. This is a great opportunity for networking, meeting other 4-H members, and opening the door to new opportunities even if you may not be planning to pursue a career in Ag. Deadline to sign up is March 16th. Contact the Office for an application. Lunch and transportation will be provided. Limited Space is Available.

4-H Day at the Capitol

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On Wednesday, May 27, 4-Hers from across the state will travel to the Louisiana State Capitol for tours, legislative meet & greets, service projects and more! Stayed tuned for more information on how to sign up for this fun, awesome event!!


4-H University

Any 4-Her in 8th-12th Grades, along with their parents, are invited to attend a 4-H University Informational meeting on March 25th, 6:00pm at the 4-H Office! 4-H University is a summer camp hosted on the LSU campus where students get to experience college life and compete for the chance to win free trips! 4-Hers from across Louisiana come to 4-H U to compete in their choice of over 40 competitions or attend clover college. To find out what contests are offered, for general information, or to sign up for 4-H University, please attend the meeting on March 25th! This year’s 4-H University will be held June 23-26!

Summer 4-H Camp

“Get Hooked on 4-H Camp” at Camp Grant Walker July 6th-10th! Ascension 4-H will hold a mandatory informational meeting March 11, 6pm at the 4-H Office! Please be sure to attend if you would like your child's name on the list to attend summer camp and if you would like information on this grand adventure! Summer Camp is open to youth in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. A $50.00 deposit will be collected at this meeting to hold your child’s summer camp spot. Depending on number of students interested, a lottery may be used to select attendees.

4-H Achievement Day!!!!

A-Day will be held on May 7th, 2020 at the Dutchtown High School gymnasium! It will follow this year’s Ascension 4-H theme “See the ABLE, not the Label”! Achievement Day will be a fun filled day of talent demonstrations, awards, spirit, competitions, games, service and more! Parents are encouraged to attend Achievement Day! The program will begin promptly at 9:45am and will end at 1:30pm. We hope your club has begun preparing for the song, yell, t-shirt, flag/banner, and scrapbook competitions! Check with your club leader to see how you can help!

Achievement Day Talent Show

4-Hers who have a special talent, whether singing, dancing, playing an instrument, etc. can sign up to be considered to compete in the 4-H Achievement Day Talent Competition, held on May 7th! To be considered, 4-Hers should complete the talent show form, on Facebook or ask your club leader! Forms are due to the office by April 15th! The agents will review the forms and select the acts for Achievement Day! Because of time, only a few acts will be selected. Participants may be asked to perform their act for the agents prior to selection. Call the office for more info!

4-H Summer Horse Shows

If you may be interested in participating in the Summer 4-H Horse Shows, please contact the office ASAP! Events such as roping, barrel racing, pole bending, ranch riding, western pleasure, hunter under saddle, and much more are offered at the summer shows. April 1st is the possession deadline. A copy of the horse’s registration papers, or a grade horse certificate must be turned in by 4/1.

Marsh Maneuvers

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Fishing, outdoors, shrimp/crab boils, planting marsh grass, marsh volleyball are just a few of the fun events that are offered through the 4-H State Marsh Maneuvers Camp open to high school 4-Hers. Deadline to apply for the selection process is March 6th. 4-Hers can choose to attend during the July 20-24 or July 27-31 camp weeks. Contact the office for an application and more information!!


Garden Contest

Do you plant a veggie garden at your house? Do you have a school vegetable garden? Enter the annual 4-H gardening contest!! All gardens must have at least 4 different types of vegetables. You should keep records for your garden! If you have questions, please call the Extension Office. Awards will be presented at Achievement Day! Deadline to enter the contest is Friday, April 24th.

Camp Grant Walker- Camp Culinary

Open to 9th-12th grade 4-Hers who are interested in diving into Louisiana’s unique culinary heritage and creating the meal themselves! Attendees will make sausage and work directly with Chef Quincy Vidrine for a hands-on culinary experience! Camp will be held April 3-4 at Camp Grant Walker for the cost of $125. Transportation is not provided. Students should register directly with Camp Grant Walker by contacting (318)765-7209 or emailing aomalley@agcenter.lsu.edu. Deadline to sign up is March 16th.

LOST Camp

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The Louisiana Outdoor, Science & Technology (LOST) Camp is “Your Ticket to Fun” for all 7th & 8th grade 4-Hers who would like to enjoy a summer camping experience at Camp Grant Walker. LOST Camp will be held July 26th-29th for a cost of $150.00. 4-Hers will be able to participate in different tracks such as Videography, Animal Science, SET and many of the other traditional summer camp tracks. Transportation will not be provided. Registration deadline is June 15th.

Camp Counselors

If you are 14 or older, enjoy attending camps, working with younger kids, and are very energetic, you may want to consider being a camp counselor at 4-H summer camp or LOST camp. For more information on camp counselors, please contact the office or agents.

Raise a Little Green for Ascension 4-H with Raising Cane’s

Stop by Raising Cane’s on Airline in Gonzales or Prairieville on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day!) from 11:00am until closing to help “Raise A Little Green for 4-H.” Be sure to mention Ascension 4-H at the register for Ascension 4-H to receive 15% of the location’s profits from that night! More info to come!


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