Iberia Parish 4-H

Iberia Parish 4-H The 4-H Pledge: "I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country, and my world."
The 4-H motto is "To make the best better", while its slogan is "Learn by doing." 4-H in the United States is a youth organization administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), with the mission of "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development." The organization has over 6.5 million members in the United States, from ages five to nineteen, in approximately 90,000 clubs. The official 4-H emblem is a green four-leaf clover with a white H on each leaf standing for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. White and green are the 4-H colors. The white symbolizes purity and the green represents growth.
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Membership is open to all youth in Iberia Parish who are 9 years of age before January 1 of the current year and who have not passed their 20th birthday on January 1.

Mission: Through non-formal, research-based, experiential education activities, 4-H participants gain knowledge and life skills enabling them to become positive, productive, capable and compassionate members of their communities. 4-H has three primary program initiatives: citizenship; healthy living; and science, engineering and technology. Youth learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through a variety of projects with topics such as outdoor skills, aerospace, animal science, nutrition, forestry and community service. "Learn by doing" is the 4-H club slogan. 4-H members don't just read about things; they do them. They make things. They take part in club meetings. They learn interesting new things.

4-H Summer Camp is going VIRTUAL!! Register today!
05/29/2020

4-H Summer Camp is going VIRTUAL!! Register today!

Alright STOP! Collaborate and LISTEN! Camp is BACK in a brand new FORMAT! Yes! You read that correctly!

2 months of VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMP with Grant Walker Educational Center is starting June 8. 4 tracks will be offered over the next two months including: SET (Science, Engineering & Technology), Growth in Gardening, Shoot for the Stars (Photography and Videography), and BBQ Bootcamp (Animal/Meat Science). Lessons are primarily designed for 4-6 graders; however, there will be some lessons that are suitable for 2nd grade all the way to 8th.

Register TODAY: https://bit.ly/LA4-HCamp

P.S. Camp registration is open to ALL youth this year--whether enrolled in 4-H or not and is being offered at ZERO cost, so feel free to share and get the word out!

For questions or concerns, please reach out to Grant Walker's Educational Programs Coordinator, Adam O'Malley via email at [email protected]

See y'all around the campfire real soon! #InspireKidsToDo #Louisiana4H #CloversOnTheBayou #GrantWalkerEducationalCenter #VirtualSummerCamp

Photos from Iberia Parish 4-H's post
05/18/2020

Photos from Iberia Parish 4-H's post

We need YOU to help us "Make the Best Better" for the Iberia 4-H Program!  Please take this short survey to let us know ...
05/15/2020

We need YOU to help us "Make the Best Better" for the Iberia 4-H Program! Please take this short survey to let us know how our program can more positively impact our youth: http://lsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IbUuJKwrLQgy7b
Your insight and guidance are valuable to us!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!Chloe Crochet – Homeschool on the Teche6-year member, Honor Cord Recipient Major activities/accomplis...
05/04/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!
Chloe Crochet – Homeschool on the Teche
6-year member, Honor Cord Recipient

Major activities/accomplishments: completing 14 dual enrollment classes; being accepted into college; receiving scholarships for my academic achievements

What have you enjoyed most about 4-H during your time as a member? What I have enjoyed most in 4-H is the community that it creates. This club brings together so many people from different social circles and makes them a family.

Plans after high school – I plan to pursue a degree in psychology with a minor in social work. I hope to work as a Child Life Specialist.

Congratulations Chloe!

Congratulations to our newly elected 4-H Junior Leader Officers for the 2020-2021 school year! Yesterday, we held our fi...
05/01/2020

Congratulations to our newly elected 4-H Junior Leader Officers for the 2020-2021 school year! Yesterday, we held our first ever Virtual Junior Leader Officer elections. Congratulations to all and we look forward to another great year in the 4-H Junior Leadership Program!!!
Blake Gisclair - President
Hunter Gathe - Vice President
Mikayla Barletto - Secretary
Zachary Cormier - Treasurer
Trey Watson - Reporter
Daphnie Dore - Community Service Chair
Luci Geoffroy - Parliamentarian

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!Thomas Dore’ – Catholic High School9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient Major activities/accomplishmen...
04/29/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!
Thomas Dore’ – Catholic High School
9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient

Major activities/accomplishments: 2013 State Grand Champion Charolais heifer; 2014 State Reserve champion Charolais bull; 2019 State Reserve champion Charolais bull

What have you enjoyed most about 4-H during your time as a member? I have enjoyed my many accomplishments & the relationships I made over the past 9 years. 4-H will always have a special place in my heart.

Plans after high school - I plan to work on my family’s Sugarcane farm.

Congratulations Thomas!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!Mary-Catherine Segura – Catholic High School6-year member, Honor Cord Recipient Major activities/acco...
04/28/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!
Mary-Catherine Segura – Catholic High School
6-year member, Honor Cord Recipient

Major activities/accomplishments: Overcoming the fear of showing pigs, 1st place in swine showmanship (2012), class placings and making the sale each year at Sugarcane Festival Livestock Show, placed 7th in class at the State Fair Show (2015), Sugar Cookery Reserve Champion Non-Baked (2012), Outstanding 4-Her (2016)

What have you enjoyed most about 4-H during your time as a member? 4-H has allowed me to learn new things. 4-H has taught me so much about responsibility. Raising livestock requires a daily commitment that has helped me to be more responsible for myself. This is important for college and my career.

Plans after high school - I plan to attend SLCC and transfer to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to earn degrees in Speech Pathology.

Congratulations Mary-Catherine!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!Gavyn Stevens – New Iberia Senior High9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient Major activities/accomplish...
04/27/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!
Gavyn Stevens – New Iberia Senior High
9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient

Major activities/accomplishments: Being elected the 2017-2018 Louisiana 4-H Parliamentarian; Becoming a two-time state champion at 4-H University; Serving as the current Louisiana 4-H Citizenship Board President.

What have you enjoyed most about 4-H during your time as a member? I have enjoyed meeting new people from across the country and gaining life-long friends, but also watching the future leaders of 4-H grow and develop through their younger years.

Plans after high school - I plan to attend Louisiana State University pursing a degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Movement Sciences, focusing on Physical Therapy. My main goal is to become a traveling physical therapist for professional sports programs.

Congratulations Gavyn!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!Victoria Watson – Homeschool on the Teche9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient Major activities/accompl...
04/23/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!
Victoria Watson – Homeschool on the Teche
9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient

Major activities/accomplishments: Serving on the Louisiana State 4-H Fashion Board, Winning 1st place in the Showmanship Senior Division at the Louisiana State Livestock show, 15 years of dance, and being accepted into Louisiana College.

What have you enjoyed most about 4-H during your time as a member? I have enjoyed participating in various projects. I also loved being able to serve my community, making friends, and traveling with 4-H.

Plans after high school - I plan to attend Louisiana College majoring in Journalism.

Congratulations Victoria!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!Malia Schexnayder – Homeschool on the Teche9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient Major activities/accom...
04/22/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!
Malia Schexnayder – Homeschool on the Teche
9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient

Major activities/accomplishments: Receiving several Grand Champion awards for rice dishes and brownies, raising livestock, placing 2nd and 3rd for rabbit shows, and above all, placing 2nd in the parish archery competitions for the 2018 through 2020 school years.

What have you enjoyed most about 4-H during your time as a member? Being a part of Junior Leaders is the thing I have most enjoyed. 4-H is more than just a club to me; it is a family. All the agents that I have worked with have helped me grow as both a leader and as an individual. I would not be the person I am today without 4-H and I am truly thankful to each person that has guided me on this journey.

Plans after high school - I will be attending college at SLCC for a business degree. I hope to one day start my own small business!

Congratulations Malia!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!Savannah Williams – New Iberia Senior High6-year member, Honor Cord Recipient Major activities/accomp...
04/21/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!!
Savannah Williams – New Iberia Senior High
6-year member, Honor Cord Recipient

Major activities/accomplishments: Attending a junior winner’s trip; Going to 4-H Camp at Grant Camp Walker; Earning the title as 4-H Secretary for my school's club.

What have you enjoyed most about 4-H during your time as a member? What I enjoyed most was the positive atmosphere of learning and trying new things. 4-H allowed me to explore a variety of life skills at a young age. I'm proud to be 4-Her and I plan to continue being a part of 4-H after graduating. Thank You Ms. Patrice, Mr. Maddox & all Iberia Parish 4-H Staff!

Plans after high school - I plan to attend University of Louisiana at Lafayette during the summer, completing the Upward Bound Bridge program. I have not decided which university I plan to attend, but I plan to major in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcasting.
Congratulations Savannah!

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!Jesse Breaux – Loreauville High School9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient Major activities/accomplishm...
04/20/2020

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!!
Jesse Breaux – Loreauville High School
9-year member, Honor Cord Recipient

Major activities/accomplishments: My proudest moment of 4-H was being named to the Louisiana State SET Board. The next would be attending Citizenship Washington Focus and being able to serve as a camp counselor to the younger 4-Hers.

What have you enjoyed most about 4-H during your time as a member? The friendships I have made.

Plans after high school - I will be attend Mississippi State University majoring in Meteorology.

Congratulations Jesse!!!

04/13/2020
Louisiana 4-H

Check out this video from one of our Iberia 4-H’ers, Victoria Watson! Way to go, Victoria!

Here are some tips for maintaining your style, in the midst of quarantine! Check out Louisiana 4-H Member Victoria Watson’s fun and productive ways to keep your days fashion-filled! Victoria is a Louisiana 4-H Fashion Board Member from Iberia Parish.

RESULTS POSTED: Congratulations to all 4-H members who participated in our Virtual Achievement Day! We would like to tha...
04/09/2020

RESULTS POSTED: Congratulations to all 4-H members who participated in our Virtual Achievement Day! We would like to thank all 4-H'ers, parents, and judges who made this opportunity a success. Check out some of our amazing 4-H entries!

Louisiana 4-H
04/06/2020

Louisiana 4-H

To Louisiana 4-H Families:

We continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and how it is affecting our AgCenter mission, as well as the safety of our employees, staff, and clientele. Over the past week, we have been looking broadly at the impact the virus is having on our 4-H Youth Development Program both short and long-term. We must consider and choose the health and well-being of our youth clientele and the adults who work closely with them.

It was our hope that COVID-19 would clear quickly and we could offer our 4-H programs this summer, but the impact of what we are experiencing today will have lasting effects well into the summer. As a result, the AgCenter is canceling, suspending, or switching to a virtual format the majority of 4-H summer programming. Below is a list of those affected events as of this announcement:

- 4-H Day at the Capitol – Canceled
- Lunch at the Governor’s Mansion (Leadership Boards) - Canceled
- District/Regional Horse Shows – Canceled (state show, if allowed, will not have qualifying requirements.)
- Louisiana 4-H Hall of Fame – Rescheduled for October 10, 2020
- All Grant Walker 4-H Educational Camps (Parish and LOST) – Canceled
- 4-H University – Transitioning to virtual format and will provide as many contests as possible.
- National 4-H Shooting Sports Contest – Canceled on April 2nd by national committee
- All Marsh Maneuvers Camps – Canceled
- 4-H Fashion Board New York Trip – Rescheduled to July 2021

The 4-H faculty will be in communication with the 4-H agents and parishes. We are currently working to develop and implement plans for 4-H University to continue in a virtual format.

As you can imagine, this is a decision that has not been made lightly as it impacts thousands of young people this summer. Ultimately, ensuring the health and well-being of our youth participants is our priority.

REMINDER:  Virtual Achievement Day submissions are due TOMORROW, April 4th at 12:00 midnight to iberiaparish4h@gmail.com...
04/03/2020

REMINDER: Virtual Achievement Day submissions are due TOMORROW, April 4th at 12:00 midnight to [email protected]! We can't wait to see all of your 4-H project submissions!

Iberia Parish 4-H is taking Achievement Day online! Instead of hosting our traditional Achievement Day on April 4th, we ...
03/20/2020

Iberia Parish 4-H is taking Achievement Day online! Instead of hosting our traditional Achievement Day on April 4th, we will accept online contest submissions for VIRTUAL Achievement Day! All submissions must be sent to [email protected] by Saturday, April 4th at midnight. Good luck 4-H'ers!

Check out this great opportunity!  Be sure to visit the LSU AgCenter page every day at 11:00am for a new activi...
03/18/2020

Check out this great opportunity! Be sure to visit the LSU AgCenter page every day at 11:00am for a new activity!

Hey parents! Starting March 17, your kids can join the 4-H Virtual Recess! We will be sharing daily activities/challenges to keep kids’ minds and body active. 🍀🍀

Look for a daily post here, on our Instagram, and on the AgCenter’s website.

Out of an abundance of caution related to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the LSU AgCenter Iberia Extension Office will...
03/17/2020

Out of an abundance of caution related to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the LSU AgCenter Iberia Extension Office will be closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17th until further notice.

Iberia Parish 4-H encourages everyone to practice cleanliness, social distancing, and proper hand washing in response to...
03/16/2020

Iberia Parish 4-H encourages everyone to practice cleanliness, social distancing, and proper hand washing in response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. For more information, be sure to visit www.cdc.gov/nCoV

Considering the health and safety of our 4-H'ers and volunteers, we are cancelling/postponing our Livestock Shrimp Boil ...
03/16/2020

Considering the health and safety of our 4-H'ers and volunteers, we are cancelling/postponing our Livestock Shrimp Boil Fundraiser and cancelling our Junior Leader & Shooting Sports Strawberry Fundraiser. We will be sending further information to our 4-H members regarding the rescheduling and/or refund process in the near future.

4-H Camp is an unforgettable experience for 4th-6th graders in Iberia Parish 4-H!  This year, we will be camping the wee...
03/09/2020

4-H Camp is an unforgettable experience for 4th-6th graders in Iberia Parish 4-H! This year, we will be camping the week of July 6th-10th at Camp Grant Walker. Be sure to turn in your Camp applications to the Iberia 4-H office by March 27th. Spaces are filling up quickly!

Our Parish Archery match yesterday evening at the SugArena was a big success! Congratulations to all 4-H'ers who partici...
03/07/2020

Our Parish Archery match yesterday evening at the SugArena was a big success! Congratulations to all 4-H'ers who participated and a big thank you to all instructors and volunteers for a great season! Best of luck to all of our archers who will soon represent Iberia Parish 4-H at the Regional & State competitions.

Don't forget...4-H Project Record Books are due to the Iberia 4-H Office this Friday, March 6th!
03/02/2020

Don't forget...4-H Project Record Books are due to the Iberia 4-H Office this Friday, March 6th!

The 2020 4-H Spring Livestock Show season is a wrap!  A special congratulations goes out to all of our 4-H livestock exh...
02/19/2020

The 2020 4-H Spring Livestock Show season is a wrap! A special congratulations goes out to all of our 4-H livestock exhibitors who participated in the Parish, District, and State Shows. Everyone did a great job representing Iberia Parish 4-H!

RESULTS POSTED: A great time was had by all 4-H'ers who participated in the cookery contests, poster contests,  demonstr...
02/06/2020

RESULTS POSTED: A great time was had by all 4-H'ers who participated in the cookery contests, poster contests, demonstration contests, and a pet show at Contest Day this past weekend! We would like to thank all Junior Leaders and volunteers who made this event a big success! Congratulations to all participants!

We hosted Rabbit and Poultry workshops earlier this week at the 4-H office.  Our 4-H exhibitors had the chance to learn ...
01/31/2020

We hosted Rabbit and Poultry workshops earlier this week at the 4-H office. Our 4-H exhibitors had the chance to learn about proper nutrition, grooming, and health of their animals. A big thank you goes to our adult and youth volunteers who made these workshops a success! We wish all of our exhibitors the best of luck at our Parish Poultry and Rabbit Show on Friday, February 7th at SugArena!

Iberia 4-H Contest Day is Saturday, February 1st at Sugarland Elementary from 9:00am-12:00pm. We are in need of judges f...
01/30/2020

Iberia 4-H Contest Day is Saturday, February 1st at Sugarland Elementary from 9:00am-12:00pm. We are in need of judges for our Seafood & Bento Box Cookeries and Demonstration Contests. If you would like to volunteer at this wonderful event, please contact the 4-H Office at 337-369-4440. Thanks for all you do for Iberia 4-H!

Iberia Parish 4-H Contest Day will be held on Saturday, February 1st at Sugarland Elementary from 9:00AM - 12:00 noon.  ...
01/27/2020

Iberia Parish 4-H Contest Day will be held on Saturday, February 1st at Sugarland Elementary from 9:00AM - 12:00 noon. We will host the Seafood Cookery, Bento Cookery, Demonstration, Commodity Ambassador, and Pet Show contests. Be sure to see the complete contest rules below. All 4-H'ers are encouraged to participate and are sure to have a great time!

The Acadiana District Livestock Show will be held this week at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette, LA.  We wish our 4-H live...
01/22/2020

The Acadiana District Livestock Show will be held this week at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette, LA. We wish our 4-H livestock exhibitors the best of luck with their swine, sheep, goat, cattle, and dairy projects!

We are in the middle of our January 4-H club meetings, and we have some great information to share with our 4-H'ers!  Ch...
01/15/2020

We are in the middle of our January 4-H club meetings, and we have some great information to share with our 4-H'ers! Check out the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, the Clover Chatter. Stay tuned for complete contest rules for our upcoming Contest Day, to be held on Saturday, February 1st!

01/05/2020

The Shooting Sports practice scheduled for 1-3pm today has been cancelled due to wet field conditions. Please help to spread the word.

Our 4-H'ers were able to get into the holiday spirit earlier this week at our Holiday Plant workshop and Cooking 101 mee...
12/26/2019

Our 4-H'ers were able to get into the holiday spirit earlier this week at our Holiday Plant workshop and Cooking 101 meeting! We had a great time creating festive holiday planters and reindeer graham crackers. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year!

Students at Coteau Elementary and Center Street Elementary have been diligently taking care of their gardens and have gr...
12/19/2019

Students at Coteau Elementary and Center Street Elementary have been diligently taking care of their gardens and have grown some awesome vegetables this year! We have learned about healthy habits while growing lettuce, cabbage, kale, mustard, cauliflower, and broccoli. #4HHealthyHabits

4-H Workshop Opportunity: We will be hosting our Holiday Plant workshop on Monday, December 23rd from 1:00-3:00PM.  4-H'...
12/16/2019

4-H Workshop Opportunity: We will be hosting our Holiday Plant workshop on Monday, December 23rd from 1:00-3:00PM. 4-H'ers will decorate their very own holiday planter and learn about plants and landscapes. The cost of the workshop is $10 and registrations are due this Friday. We have 8 spots left!

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415 Providence Street
New Iberia, LA
70560

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Representing Acadiana Christian School 4-H at the Iberia Parish Livestock Show . Holly Hebert showed her Dairy and Beef Animals. It was a great show. Congratulations to all the winners.
Were the results from Sugar Cookery ever posted?
To our 4-H leaders at Camp Grant walker. Parents are wanting to see some pictures of their kiddos having a blast or pictures of them getting the cleanest cabin!!! Thank you!!! April Hunter
We have a few (5) spots available for kid Chef cooking camp July 5 & 6 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at Iberia Middle School in the Home Ec. Lab. Please come by the 4-H Office by Tuesday, July3rd to pay and fill out the paperwork. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Remember to pack a water bottle for camp.
We are looking for an adult female to come to 4-H camp July 9-13th. You will have to be overnight chaperone trained and pass a background check. Contact Ms. Christy or Mr. Maddox if interested.
Good Luck to all Iberia Parish 4HER'S competing at 4H University this week! 🍀🍀🍀🍀
Where or how can i get the sign up sheet for the Holiday workshop painting and popcorn?
Photos from the Sugar Festival Show are up and ready for viewing. You can contact me if you would like digital photos! Thanks in advance, hope you all enjoy! https://emphotographydesign90.pixieset.com/sugarfestivalshow/
My camper says she had a blast -- and even got an award :)
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