2020 December Lafourche Happenings

Donna Naquin, Smith, Vickie L.

Junior Livestock & Rabbit Show

The Jr. Livestock and Rabbit Show is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2021, at the Agriculture Building in Raceland. All animals will show on this day. Come check out the livestock show in the back barn. The show begins at 8:00 a.m. Concessions will be sold.

Rabbit Show

Check in is from 8:00—8:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, 2021, with judging beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Agriculture Building. NOTE: All rabbits must be entered prior to the rabbit show. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, registration must be in by January 11th.To register go to https://bit.ly/3mvvH3f.You will have to register for each rabbit you are showing (Ex. If you have 5 rabbits, you will have to register 5 times.) All rabbits should be brought in a leak-proof cage. There will be showmanship contest. Age divisions are 9-11 years old, 12-14 years old and 15 and up. Awards will be given. Rabbits will be released immediately after all rabbits have been judged and ribbons are awarded.

Ground Beef, Rice & Sweet Potato Cookery

Cooking can be a great opportunity to teach life skills such as kitchen and food safety, nutrition, and even math. It can give a sense of accomplishment and you get to enjoy the reward of eating the delicious, finished product!

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we are not allowed to have any food tasting so we will be doing Ground Beef, Rice and Sweet Potato Cookeries different this year. Club members will participate by cooking a dish at home and sending in a picture of them with their dish, a fun fact about your cooking experience, and a copy of their recipe to the 4-H office. You can enter one ground beef, one rice and one sweet potato dish. Make sure in your email to put your name, school, and grade. They should be emailed to vsmith@agcenter.lsu.edu by January 15th.Everyone will receive a purple ribbon and you will get points for participation. Rules for this contest are:

Ground Beef Cookery

The dish must contain at least one pound of ground beef. The Ground Beef categories are as follows:

Low Calorie Main Dish - A dish that provides less than 300 calories per serving. Can also be found on labels. Calculation of calories needs to be stated on the recipe.

Quick & Easy Main Dish - A dish that is ready to serve in less than one hour. The time for each step and for cooking or baking should be stated on the recipe.

One-Dish Meal - A dish that provides foods from at least three of the main food groups. Foods and food groups should be stated on the recipe.

Rice Cookery Contest

The dishes must contain at least 1 cup of cooked rice. The categories are as follows Rice Main Dish, Rice Side Dish, and Rice Dessert. Wild rice is not a cultivated rice in Louisiana and does not meet the requirement of 1 cup rice for this contest. Dishes containing rice products such as rice cereal, rice flour, etc. must also contain cooked rice. “Rice Crispy” cereal cannot be used as rice for this cookery.

Sweet Potato Cookery

The sweet potato dish must contain a minimum of 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned sweet potatoes. The categories are as follows Dessert or Other Sweet Potato Dish.

Beef Illustrated Talk

Public Speaking is another life skill that is very important so we will also have Beef Illustrated Talk.This also needs to be submitted by videoing and sending by email to vsmith@agcenter.lsu.edu by January 15, 2021.The contest is open to all 4-H club members. The three divisions are:

Division I – (Grades 4-6) Contestant designs a standard poster 22” x 28” relating to Beef and presents a 5-minute maximum explanation of poster subject.

Division II – (Grades 7-9) Contestant will present an 8 minute maximum oral presentation on beef relating to one of the five categories (1) production, (2) food preparation and nutritive value, (3) food safety, (4) processing, or (5) marketing. Two posters or two power point slides may be used. Costumes based on theme are acceptable.

Division III – (Grades 10-12) Contestant will present a 10-minute maximum oral presentation on beef. It can be a specific idea or an overview. Examples include Nutritional Value, Economic Value, Cooking Principles, Versatility, Food Safety, Role in Today’s Healthy Diet, Beef’s place in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Role in our National Economy, or Role in Protecting the Environment. Posters or power point presentations may be used. Costumes based on theme are acceptable.

Beef Poster Contest

The theme for this year’s Beef Poster contest is “Green Beef” The theme surrounds the concept that the consumption of beef is safe and vital for the environment. Remember the poster contest is about marketing and communicating the all-around (environmental, health, nutrition, economic, etc.) benefits of beef. They will be due by January 15, 2021.

Rules for the contest are:

1. Posters should be 11” x 14" white poster board. Please do not use foam boards.

2. Contestant should have their name, school, and grade written on the back of his/her poster.

3. The purpose should be to learn more about beef and/or beef products and their importance to human health.

4. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than ½" thick or anything that extends be-yond the edges.

Purple, Blue, and Red ribbons will be awarded to all contestants according to the following divisions: Division I - 4th – 6th grades, Division II - 7th - 9th grades and Division III – 10th – 12th grades. All purple ribbon winning posters will be displayed at the Parish Jr. Livestock Show in Raceland in January.

4-H Honor Cords

If you are a senior in 4-H you may be eligible to receive an honor cord for graduation. You must have been a 4-H member in high school for 3 years and have participated in at least one state sponsored program such as 4-H University, state records, state livestock show or horse shows, state outdoor skills, state boards, etc. within the last three years. The 4-H Honor Cord application for seniors is now completely online. Go to the following link to fill out your application to see if you qualify http://www.lsuagcenter.com/topics/kids_teens/events/awards/honor-cord. Deadline for submission is Friday, January 29, 2021.

4-H Golden Clover Award

The 4-H Golden Clover Award (formerly known as Key Club) in Louisiana gives recognition to 4-H Club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and in their parish. The object of the program is to encourage project growth, a broad program of 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and in their parish. The recipient of the awards can be proud of their contribution to their club and community. A club member may win the award only one time. You must be 16 years old or older. To find out if you qualify for this award please contact the 4-H Office for an application. These are due to the 4-H Office by January 31st.

Lafourche Website

Please take the time to look at the Lafourche website at www.lsuagcenter.com (once there you will click on our offices, parishes, then Lafourche and 4-H) or you can go to our Facebook page Lafourche Parish 4-H for updates. We are in the process of adding more things daily so if you do not see exactly what you are looking for at this time, chances are it will be there soon. We are always open to suggestions, so if there is something you think we should add to our website that would help, please feel free to let us know. For more information on any of the activities listed, please contact Donna Naquin or Teddi Folse at 985-446-1316.

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