2019 Assumption Parish January/February 4-H Clover Chatter

Margo L. Castro - 4-H Extension Agent

Assumption Parish AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386
mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu

Important Dates:
Jan. 11 - Dairy Posters Due
Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King, 4-H Office Closed
Jan. 25 - Duct Tape Items Due
Jan. 25 – 27 - Fashion Camp
Jan. 26 - Parish Livestock Show
Jan. 29 - Honey Bee Essay Due
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 - District Livestock Show
Feb. 8 - Hoops & Clovers
Feb. 9—16 - State Livestock Show
Feb. 15 - Character Ed Posters Due
Mar. 5 - Mardi Gras, 4-H Office Closed
March 22 - Sew with Cotton Items Due
March - At Club Mtgs. – Demonstration Days


4-H Summer Camp

4-H Camp is June 10-14, 2019 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock, LA and is open to all 4-H’ers that are in 4th-6th grade (9-12 years old).

How to apply:
* You must fill out an application.
* You must have the school disciplinary sign your application.
* You must have a parent/guardian sign your application.
* You must return application to the 4-H Office by February 15, 2019.

The cost of camp:
● $200.00 includes lodging, meals, transportation and a t-shirt.
● If 4-H’er qualifies for free/assisted lunch program they are eligible for the LSU AgCenter Chancellor’s Scholarship Fund assistance fee.The scholarship fee will be $100 per 4-H’er that qualifies to assist with the cost of camp.
● If accepted - your first payment of $100.00 (non-refundable) is due by March 15, 2019.
● A final payment of $100.00 is due by April 12 2019.

Once all applications are received and reviewed you will receive a letter letting you know if you have been accepted.If you have questions, please call the 4-H Office at 985-369-6386 or email Ms. Margo at mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.


Character Education Posters

This contest is open to all 4-H members. The purpose of this poster contest is for 4-H’ers and their families to become more conscious about responsibility, respect, trustworthiness, fairness, citizenship, and caring.

Rules are as follows:

1. Poster MUST BE of uniform size - 22"x 28" poster board only.
2. Do not attach anything to poster that is more than 1 inch thick.
3. Be sure to place name, address, grade and school on the back of the poster in the upper right hand corner.
4. A blue, red or white ribbon will be given to every 4-H’er who participates.

Division CB - 3rd grade
Division I - 4th, 5th - 6th grade
Division II - 7th, 8th and 9th grade
Division III - 10th -12th grade

Character Education Posters are due at the January meetings or can be brought to the 4-H Office by February 15, 2019.


4-H Jr. Leadership Conference

The educational objective of the Junior Leadership Conference is to increase the leadership skills and knowledge of youth across Louisiana. The conference features a variety of workshops focused on leadership development, communication, teamwork, service-learning, youth-adult partnerships and time management.At the Louisiana 4-H Junior Leadership Conference, youth participants aren't only learning about leadership, they are practicing leadership.

JLC is scheduled to be held March 8-10, 2019, at 4-H Camp Grant Walker and is open to Junior Leaders, 9th—12th Graders. The cost to attend is $75.00.If you are interested in participating in JLC please contact Ms. Margo at 985-369-6386 by January 31, 2019.


Honey Bee Essay Contest

2019 Essay Topic:Honey Varietals, State to State
Date due to 4-H Office:Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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.


Sew With Cotton Contest

Sew with Cotton garments are due to the 4-H Office March 22, 2019

Rules are as follows:
1. The Contest is open to all 4-H members (girls and boys) regardless of the projects enrolled in. There will be four divisions, (Division I - 4th grade, Division II - 5th & 6th grade, Division III - 7th & 8th grade, and Division IV - High School..
2. The Categories are:
Girls: Division IV - sportswear (complete outfit), school dress (or skirt & blouse), best dress or
Boys: Division IV - sportswear (complete outfit), pants or shorts with shirt
Girls: Division III - sportswear (complete outfit), school dress (or skirt & blouse) or
Boys: Division III - sportswear (complete outfit), pants or shorts with shirt
Girls & Boys:Division II - chef’s apron with pockets sixth grade -- boxer shorts or pajama pants – (elastic waistband with side seam pockets optional).(No set pattern for boxer shorts)
Girls or Boys:Division I -Tote bag - fourth grade (No set pattern)
3. Garment must be cotton, including interfacing, underlining, lining, tape, trimming, etc. – everything.Except: thread may be dual duty polyester. Buttons may be of any suitable type. Ready-made belts (chain, leather, etc.) are acceptable.
4. Contestants will be judged on the construction of the garment.
5. The following placing will be given: a blue, a red and a white ribbon will be given in all divisions. All other garments will be placed in the Blue Ribbon Honorable Mention group.
6. IMPORTANT!!!Items should be tagged with your name, grade, school, and division when they are turned in.If you have any questions or need more information ask your club leader or call Ms. Margo at the 4-H Office at 985-369-6386.


Avoiding the Flu

Flu is short for influenza. It is a contagious virus that infects the respiratory system. Most people get the flu between the months of October and May. The flu virus spreads through the air when a person who has the virus sneezes, coughs or speaks. It can sometimes be passed on through objects that someone who has the virus has touched, sneezed, or coughed on. A person can be contagious for 1 day before their symptoms occur and up to 5-7 days after they have the first symptoms.

To help fight the spread of the flu, practice a few simple rules:
1. Cover sneezes and coughs by using the arm raised to the face and doing so in the curve of the elbow.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth so as not to transfer the flu germ to your body.
3. Wash your hands often using warm water and soap scrubbing them for 20 seconds and drying them properly. You should always remember to wash your hands after using the restroom, before you eat, after playing with pets, and always after you get home from school and playing outside.
4. Avoid drinking after others and using the same eating utensils.
5. Don’t put things in your mouth like fingers or pencils.
6. Practice healthy habits:
a. Get plenty of sleep
b. Eat well, including lots of fruits and vegetables
c. Drink lots of fluids, especially water
d. Exercise regularly

Sources: www.webmd.com
www.kidshealth.org
www.hanslodge.com (infographic)

Robin Landry, Area Nutrition Agent
Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter


Seafood, Rice and Sugar Cookery Contests and Pet Show Results:

Seafood Cookery Results - Grand Champion - Kenzlee Landry

Category Winners:
Crab - Kenzlee Landry - NMS, 6th
Crawfish - Hailey Comeaux - PPES, 4th
Fish & Other - Claire Landry - PPES, 5th
Shrimp - Trevor Aucoin - PPHS, 12th

Sugar Cookery Results - Grand Champion - Kenzlee Landry

Category Winners:
Cake - Kenzlee Landry - NMS, 6th
Candy - Gavin Hebert - NPS, 4th
Cookie - Payton Arvel - NMS, 6th
Pie - Tyler Ashworth - PPES, 6th
Any Other - Kaeli-Gracyn Bourgoyne - PPES, 7th


Rice Cookery Results - Grand Champion - Autumn McAdams

Category Winners:
Main Dish - Joshua Templet - PPES, 5th
Side Dish - Autumn McAdams - PPES, 8th
Dessert - Kenzlee Landry - NMS, 6th

Pet Show Contest Winners:
Largest - Kenzlie Rivere - LMS, 5th
Smallest - River Sanchez - NPS, 4th
Prettiest - Gracie Aucoin - PPES, 8th
Most Unusual - Gray Sanchez - NMS, 6th
In Person Look-A-Like - Gavin Hebert - NPS, 4th (Tie)
Kynzli Rivere - LMS, 5th (Tie)
Pet Look-A-Like Portrait - Skyler Domingue - PPES, 7th

Congratulations to all our 4-H’ers for a job well done!

Many thanks to all our judges! You are greatly appreciated!


Demonstration Days – At March Club Meetings

Demonstration events will include competition in the following:
- Individual and/or team (4th-12th grade)
- Agriculture (Horticulture)
- Home Economics
- Safety
- Sports

Demonstrations:
1. Any 4-H’ers regardless of the project enrolled in.
2. A team must join with another 4-H’er to form a team of two.
3. All demonstrations must be at least 2 minutes and not to exceed 4 minutes for 4th - 6th graders. All 7th -12th demonstrations must be 4 minutes and not to exceed 6 minutes.
4. Demonstrations should include:
- 4th-6th graders - 1 to 2 posters
- 7th-12th graders - 2 to 4 posters


4-H Calendar of Events

January
Club meetings as per schedule
11 Dairy Poster Contest
21 Martin Luther King Holiday-(School & 4-H Office)
25 Duct Tape Contest Items Due
25-27 Fashion Camp
26 Parish Livestock Show
29 Honey Bee Essay Contest Due
31-Feb 2 District Livestock Show
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

February
No Club Meetings
9-16 State Livestock Show
15 Character Education Posters Due
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

March
Club Meetings as per schedule
Demonstration Days, At Club Meetings
2 State Rabbit Show
4-8 Mardi Gras Holiday - (School)
5 Mardi Gras Holiday - (4-H Office)
5-10 Southern Regional Shooting Sports Match (WBRP)
8-10 Jr. Leadership Conference
21-22 Ag Day
22 Sew with Cotton Garments Due
TBA Food & Fitness Camp
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

April
No Club Meetings
12 Projects/Record Books Due
15-20 State Shooting Sports Match (Desoto Parish/Caddo Parish)
18-23 Easter Holiday (School)
19 Easter Holiday (4-H Office)
26 Garden Contest Entries Due
TBA 4-H Area Cookery
TBA 4-H Awards Banquet
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

May
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA 4-H Day at the Capitol
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

June
10-14 4-H Camp, Camp Grant Walker
25-284-H University

July
4Holiday (4-H Office)

Summer
TBA Jr. Leader Awards Trip
TBA District Horse Show
TBA State Horse Show

TBA—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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