4-H Clover Talk


4-H Ball Caps are Available

$15.00 each. Choice of soft bill with netted back in green and white or hard or soft bill solid in khaki, black or pink or your school color.

Hard bill with netted back is $20.00 each. Choice of Safety Green and Charcoal, Turquoise and Charcoal or Orange and Charcoal.Order yours today!

4-H Parents!

Is your child losing their Clover Talk? Do you want to know more about what goes on in 4-H? Do you want to be current on due dates, contest dates, service projects and more?

Sign-up to be added to our e-mail list to receive Clover Talk and other significant information in your in box. To sign up e-mail us at Vernon@agcenter.lsu.edu with your name, phone number and email address and we will add you to the list.

Backpack Project

Vernon Parish Backpack Project Providing Nutrition for Needy Kids.

According to a study by Feeding America, an estimated 13 million American children under the age of five are at risk of hunger. The U.S. Census estimated that 18.3% of Vernon Parish residents were considered below poverty level in 2018. Going hungry will have a severe impact on a child’s ability to learn. Behavioral problems have also been linked to hunger in children. Hungry children can’t learn and can’t concentrate.

When students are not in school, they may not get the nutrition they need for proper growth and development. By sending these students home with a backpack filled with nutritious, non-perishable foods and snacks, the students are getting some of their dietary needs met when school is out for the holidays. Any non-perishable food that the child can open and eat directly from the container, such as: peanut butter, cheese crackers, snack size bags of cookies/ crackers, fruit cups, raisins, pudding, juice boxes, dried fruit, granola bars, service size boxes or cereal. Small Ziploc bags and plastic spoons would also be welcome. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!! The Vernon Parish 4-H Teen Leaders have taken on this backpack project to assist Mrs. Leslie Ortiz in this very worthwhile endeavor and are hoping to provide these backpacks to children in need at each of the schools in Vernon Parish. Donations of food, backpacks or money can be brought to Mrs. Leslie at the Special Education Center across from the School Board Office, or to the 4-H office in the Old Courthouse. Checks can be made out to Vernon Parish 4-H for the purchase of items to complete these backpacks. Help us provide nutrition to our needy children today! For more information, contact Mrs. Leslie at 239-9041 or Mrs. Kem at 239-3231.

Livestock program

Did you ever want to how and animal? Now is the time of year to start thinking about showing Livestock for next year.

There are projects available for many types of animals: rabbits, poultry, horses, cattle, goats, sheep and swine.

Talk to your parents and contact Mr. Chad for more information at (337) 239-3231

Mardi Gras Beads

Donate your beads to a good cause!!

Bring your Mardi Gras beads to the Vernon 4-H office. All beads collected will be donated to the Autism Society of SWLA .All money raised will help send these awesome kids to Summer Camp.

Service learning/community service

Vernon Parish is well known for its Service Learning and Community Service efforts!We want to applaud several of our clubs that are off to a great start with projects and activities!Over the coming months, we will share some of these great ideas!

To begin, we would like to share the four parish-wide Service-Learning projects and hope that you will choose (as a club or an individual) to get involved:

  • Soft drink tabs for Ronald McDonald House.Share this with your schools, churches, youth groups, etc. We will collect for years to come!
  • Relay for Life. We plan to create a Parish 4-H Team.So, get your thinking caps on!
  • Backpack Project. This project will collect “kid friendly” foods to send home with needy children during the long school holidays.
  • Stuffed Animals for the Louisiana Lion’s Camp.Collecting new and gently used stuffed animals of any size.
  • Mardi Gras Beads for Autism Awareness. Collecting new, gently used beads of all sizes and colors.

Stuffed Animals

Stuffed Animals for the Louisiana Lion’s Camp Summer Camp Carnival.

These stuffed animals will be used as prizes for the children attending summer camp. Bring your donation to the 4-H office or Teen Leader Meetings.

We Need Your Help!

Please help us collect items and monetary donations for the Christmas backpacks. Our students are out for two weeks and we truly don’t want any child to be hungry. We need donations by Monday, December 9th.

Please consider donating any of the following:

  • Peanut butter (18-ounce jar)
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Ramen Soup
  • Fruit Cups
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit Juice
  • Cookie Packs
  • Snack Crackers
  • Oatmeal Packets
  • Mac & Cheese Cups

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