In this article:
|4-H Online Enrollment Information|
|4-H Portfolios/Record Books|
|Beef Poster Contest|
|Camp Grant Walker Camp Culinary|
|Community Service Project|
|December HYPE/Jr. Leader Meeting|
|Facebook, Instagram, & the 4-H Newsletter!|
|Golden Clover/Emerald Achievement Awards|
|Northeast Region Ag 4-H Photography Contest|
|Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest|
|Photography Club Meeting|
|Steven L. Hotard Scholarship|
|Your Ouachita 4-H Agent is Tara Garlington|
If you need to enroll, please see our Facebook Page, “Ouachita 4-H” for the link, QR code, instructions, & tips!
Record keeping is an important part of every 4-H educational project, & it’s a critical skill that will help students for a lifetime!
The 4-H Portfolio - Many awards, educational trips, & college scholarships are given to club members on the basis of their records & project work. Records show your 4-H club work progress, such as leadership accomplishments, citizenship/community service involvement, awards & recognition, etc.
The 4-H Project Record Sheet - The project record sheet helps members track, record, & reflect on their specific projects. It is used to document various project work, such as: livestock, photography, outdoor skills/shooting sports, foods/nutrition, leadership, communications, etc.
Timeline - Completed Portfolios/Record Sheets will be due to Ouachita Parish 4-H around early July each year. Selected Portfolios will be sent to the State Records Contest around early August. Results from the State Contest are available early September.
Details & Updated Record Book Forms will be available soon on our Facebook Page. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars to attend Ag Expo at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, 501 Mane Street in West Monroe, January 14-15, 2022. Times will be available soon.
The Louisiana Beef Industry Council Beef Poster Contest encourages participants to learn more about the beef industry, meat science, & nutrition while developing marketing, communication, organization, & research skills. The 2022 Beef Poster Contest Theme is “All About Beef”. Participants may compete in either the poster or digital competition! Details & rules will be available soon on our Facebook page, Ouachita 4-H. Posters or digital entries are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by March 11, 2022. This contest is open to 4-H & FFA members in grades 4-12!
Awards: All monetary awards are sponsored by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council.
Camp Culinary is for all youth ages 9-13 & is scheduled for December 17-18 at Camp Grant Walker in Pollock. Registration deadline is December 3. See our Facebook page for details.
Help our Jr. Leaders/HYPE Members with our Community Service Project! We will be supporting the Simple Project, a non-profit charity that is dedicated to the homeless & less fortunate. Ouachita 4-H will be collecting new or gently used coats in all sizes, scarves, hats, gloves, & misc. travel sized toiletry items, such as: shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, & Kleenex. We will be collecting donations through Wednesday, Dec. 15. Items may be dropped off at the Ouachita 4-H office, 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday, 704 Cypress Street in West Monroe.
Open to 4-H’ers 7th grade & up - The Jr. Leader/HYPE meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 11 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. We will meet at the West Monroe Community Center, 400 S 5th Street, West Monroe. We have been invited to the community center to participate in a community service project wrapping Christmas presents, learn about Americorps, & participate in a financial literacy lesson! RSVP by Monday, December 6 by calling 323-2251, or by emailing email@example.com
Be sure to “like” us on Facebook & Instagram… both pages are named Ouachita 4-H. The 4-H Newsletter is made available on our webpage, lsuagcenter.com/Ouachita, as well as on our Facebook page. It is available within the first week of each month, September through April.
The Golden Clover & Emerald Achievement Awards reflect the years of 4-H club work, club offices held, project records completed, participation in workshops, clinics, & events, awards programs, leadership participation, etc. In an effort to incentivize local programming & recognition, both awards have been transitioned to parish awards. For application form & details, please contact Tara Garlington at 323-2251. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
4-H Golden Clover Award
All items are optional, but a total of 250 points must be earned for award. Points are accumulated based on your total years of work in 4-H.
4-H Emerald Achievement Award
All items are optional, but a total of 360 points must be earned for award. Points are accumulated based on your total years of work in 4-H.
In an effort to recognize graduating 4-H seniors, the Louisiana 4-H Foundation sponsors the 4-H Honor Cord awards. Please visit the following 4-H Honor Cord link to view the qualification information & to fill out the application by January 21, 2022: Senior Honor Cords
See our Facebook page for the flyer! Winners will receive cash prizes. Divisions: 4th-6th Grades & 7th-12th Grades. Categories: 1. Farm Animals 2. Horticulture/Plants/Crops 3. Any Other Agriculture. Mounted Photos must be delivered to the Ouachita 4-H office by January 5, 2022.
Pre-registration deadline is Friday, January 7, 2022! The Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest is scheduled for Monday, January 10, 2022 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in the 4-H auditorium. 4-H’ers should drop off their dishes between 5:00-6:00 p.m. & arrive back at 7:00 p.m. for the awards presentation. 4-H’ers with winning dishes will compete in the Area Cookery in Rayville in February. They will compete against 4-H’ers in 12 other parishes! Please pre-register by contacting the 4-H office via phone (318-323-2251) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating contestant’s name & dish category. 4-H members aged 9 to 19 are eligible to compete. See Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest for complete cookery rules & dish category rules.
Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, Sweet Potato, Egg, Chicken, Quick-N-Easy Ground Beef, Main Dish Beef
The Photography Club will meet Thursday, December 16 from 4:45-6:00 p.m. in downtown West Monroe. We will meet at “Alley Park” for a few minutes then we will head over to “Land of Lights.”Parents may pick-up at the “Land of Lights” at the corner of Pine and Cotton Streets. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, December 13.
The Northeast Louisiana Master Gardener Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Steven L. Hotard Scholarship for Excellence. The Association will again award a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving graduating senior who has been accepted into an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical school & who is pursuing a degree in any of the applied or natural sciences. The student must be currently active in 4-H. Selection of the recipient will be based on 4-H project work, community service, demonstrated leadership, & academic achievement. For more information, please contact Tara Garlington at 323-2251. Completed application & supporting documents are due by February 28, 2022.
Ouachita Parish 4-H, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 323-2251 Fax: (318) 387-9376
Made Available By: Tara Garlington, Assistant Extension Agent
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Lucien P. Laborde, Jr., Interim Vice President for Agriculture, Interim Dean of College of Agriculture
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center; Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station;
Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service; LSU College of Agriculture
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