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					Lafayette Parish 1010 Lafayette St., Ste 325 Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 (337) 291-7090 Fax: (337)291-7099

March 6, 2009

TO: RE:

8th – 12th Graders 4-H University

Dear 4-H Member: Many of you know that this time of year brings much excitement to our program. We are beginning to make preparations for our annual State 4-H University. 4-H University is the state wide event that is both educational and a fun learning experience. The event will be held in Baton Rouge on the Louisiana State University campus on June 23 – 26. Over 1200 4-H club members from throughout the state will be in attendance. During this event middle and high school students will have the opportunity to meet new friends from across the state, participate in completion, visit different colleges or departments on campus and learn new skills. Do you want to be on part of this great and exciting experience? If you are a current 4-H member and 13 years old or older as of December 31, 2008, you may be eligible to participate in this event this summer. If you are interested in attending, these items will be considered, but not limited to when selecting participants. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Previous year’s 4-H University/State Records performance, Participation in Junior Leadership, Participation and performance in Parish Contest(s), Completion of 4-H projects, Overall activeness in 4-H.

We encourage you to find out more about it and join Lafayette’s Team. Don’t pass up this opportunity to meet new people and “Make the Best Better” our 4-H motto. You will find a contest summary and participation form attached. Please review all of opportunities, complete the form and return it to us on or before March 19, 2009. Return the form to 4-H University, 1010 Lafayette St., Suite 325, Lafayette, LA 70501 or bring it to the meeting. We encourage you to join us on March 19, 2009 at 6:00 PM for the Junior Leader Meeting and 4-HU Orientation meeting. It will be held at the 4-H Office. Make every effort to be part of the Lafayette Team at 4-H University. If you have questions, please contact one of us. Sincerely,

Charles Hebert
Charles Hebert County Agent 4-H Youth Development Lafayette Parish

Nikki Mouch
Nikki Mouch Extension 4-H Agent 4-H Youth Development Lafayette Parish

Angie Arnould
Angie Arnould Associate County Agent 4-H Youth Development Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Parish 4-H UNIVERSITY
Contest Summary & Participation Form
4-H HAS TALENT May enter two entries of 1-8 members, competing either as an individual or group. Talent is judged in one category with a time limit of 3-7 minutes. Acts may include vocal, dance, drama, instrument, etc. Award: $500.00 cash award AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS DEMONSTRATION May enter two teams of two. Individual demonstration preparing a dish with one of the following agriculture commodities: Rice, Sugar, Beef, Wheat, Poultry, Louisiana Seafood, Dairy, or Soybeans. Demonstration should not to exceed 15 minutes. Award: Educational Trip AGRICULTURE DEMONSTRATION TEAM CONTEST May enter two teams composed of 2 persons. Must be a demonstration, not illustrated talk, related to agriculture. Award: 1st Team, 4-H Congress Trip or Educational Trip if 13 years old. 4-H ATV SAFETY CONTEST May enter two contestants. The contest will consist of three parts: 1) written test, 2) parts identification and trouble shooting, 3) ATV safety skill driving. Award: Educational Trip 4-H AUTOMOTIVE CARE, SAFETY, AND DRIVING Parish may enter two teams of two individuals. Boys and girls will compete equally. Contestant must possess a valid La. Driver’s License and an accident free driving record. The contest will consist of four parts: 1) written test, 2) parts identification, 3) safety & maintenance, and 4) skill driving exercise. Award: Two highest individuals – 4-H Educational Trip. Highest placing parish team – Louisiana Educational Trip. BICYCLE CONTEST May enter two contestants. The contest will consist of three: 1) written test and parts identification, 2) 10 minute illustrated talk, and 3) skill demonstration. Award: Educational Trip CAREER PREPARATION INTERVIEW CONTEST Each parish may send two contestants. Contestants will be judged on a resume, story, and will be interviewed by a panel of judges. Contestants will be asked questions dealing with a workplace ethics situation in the interview. Award: Two Educational Trips to 1st Place and 1st Alternate winners CHILD DEVELOPMENT May enter two contestants. Contestant will compete in a judging activity based on prior knowledge and information received during and educational activity. The judging activity will include written reasons. Award: 4-H Congress Trip (November) or Educational Trip if 13 years old (July). COMPACT TRACTOR Two contestants per parish. The contest is in two parts: 1) Parts Identification, and 2) Driving a compact tractor. Award: 4-H Educational Trip COMPUTER SIMULATION (Microsoft Flight Simulator X – Standard Edition)

A team of two from each parish will participate in the flight of an aircraft. Each team will be represented by a pilot and copilot. Each parish may bring two teams. The participants will be required to take off from airport A and land at airport B. The team will have to perform in flight maneuvers and procedures to prove their knowledge of the aircraft Award: Computer Related Prize or 4-H Educational Trip

CONSUMER DECISION-MAKING A parish may bring two teams of three 4-H’ers each. They will judge nine classes of consumer products or services. In addition, participants will use criteria outlined in situation statements on a true-false/multiple choice test. Classes may include financial products or services, repeat purchases items, big ticket items, or contractual services. Award: 4-H Educational Trip CONSUMER FOODS JUDGING May enter two teams of three members each. Team will work cooperatively to judge food items for nutrition, dietary guidelines, cost-per-serving, unit pricing, quality standards, and product forms. One judging class will include contestants submitting written reasons. Award: 4-H Congress trip for 1st place team & Educational Trip for 2nd place team. DAIRY JUDGING May enter two teams of three members each from the parish. Team will judge six classes of dairy cattle, giving oral reasons for placing of animals. (14) Award: One National Dairy Judging Contest Trip or team and high scoring individual not on winning team to World Dairy Exposition, Madison, Wisconsin. DIESEL EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS Each parish may enter two contestants. The contest will consist of a 25 question written exam & a mower component. The top 10 contestants will participate in a hands-on pasture mower component. (14) Award: 4-H Educational Trip DOG CARE May enter two contestants per parish. Contestant will take a written exam of general questions and breed identification. Also they will present a 5 minute talk on some topic of dog care. Award: One Educational Trip ENTOMOLOGY DEMONSTRATION TEAM May enter two teams of two. Contestants will present a 15 minute demonstration on any topic relating to Entomology. Award: Top three teams - Gulf Coast Trip ENVIRONMENTAL THREAT RESOLUTION Each parish may enter two teams of two individuals. Contestants will participate in a team problem solving activity. They will be given 3 environmental issues prior to 4-HU. They will be assigned one of these issues to write a paper about documenting what they have learned, outline hoe they would go about resolving the threat and give a persuasive presentation from the paper while at 4-H U. Award: 4-H Educational Trip. FASHION REVUE This contest has four divisions; a parish may send 8 contestants, two per division. Creative Choice, Special Occasion, Casual and Ready-to-Wear. Contestants will make and model a garment to be judged on appearance and construction. (14) Award: Creative Choice – One 4-H Congress Trip Special Occasion – One Educational Trip Casual Outfit – Serger Machine Ready-to-Wear – Fashion Board Trip FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE DEMONSTRATION May enter two teams composed of 2 persons. Must be a demonstration, not illustrated talk, related to

clothing, family life, family resource management , health & safety, housing , housing furnishings, and food & nutrition. Award: 1st Team, 4-H Congress Trip or Educational Trip if 13 years old. FORESTRY STUDY Two 4-H members per parish. Contestant will be required to identify 25 trees from leaves, measure designated tree to determine the board foot volume, take a written test on all information, measure the distance and azimuth or bearing for five lines, identify 10 insects and diseases of trees. (14) Award: Trip to National 4-H Invitational Contest for the top 4 winners HORTICULTURE USE DEMONSTRATION Two teams of two 4-H members or this can be just an individual. Teams or individuals will present a 15 minute demonstration relating to horticulture (use or general, depending on the division). Award: 4-H Educational Trip HORTICULTURE GENERAL DEMONSTRATION Two teams of two 4-H members or this can be just an individual. Teams or individuals will present a 15 minute demonstration relating to horticulture (use or general, depending on the division). Award: 4-H Educational Trip HORTICULTURE JUDGING Two parish teams of 3 4-H members each may enter. The contest is composed of 3 parts: 1) 4 classes of vegetables, nuts, fruits & flowers will be judged on quality & condition, 2) a test of 20 objective-type questions (true-false & multiple choice) dealing with horticulture projects, 3) identification of 40 specimens of fruits, flowers, etc. Award: Educational Trip for winning team and high individual if not on winning team. INSECT IDENTIFICATION SURVEY Two 4-H members per parish. Contestants will be required to identify 25 insects by common name and order. A written exam will be given on questions of a practical nature regarding the habits, food, etc. of insects. Award: Gulf Coast Area Trip with Entomology Demonstration Team LIVESTOCK JUDGING Two parish teams of three 4-H members each. Classes of beef cattle, swine, or sheep will be judged. Oral reasons will be given on designated classes. (14) Award: National Livestock Judging Contest Trip for winning team & high individual not on winning team MEAT EVALUATION, JUDGING AND IDENTIFICATION Two teams of three 4-H members each per parish. Contestants will be required to identify up to 30 retail cuts of meat. Contestants will be required to place 3 or 4 meat classes and give oral reasons. Award: Trip to National Contest for team and high individual not on winning team. (Contestants shall not have competed in an intercollegiate meat contest or national FFA or 4-H meat contest previously). (14) NUTRITION ILLUSTRATED TALK TEAM CONTEST Each parish may enter two teams of one or two contestants. Teams will present an illustrated talk promoting of and/or Solutions to Food Security Issues in Louisiana. The talk must be between 10-15 minutes. Must have passed his/her 14th birthday and not passed his/her 20th birthday on January 1, 2008. (14) Award: Congress Trip to winning team (November). OUTDOOR SKILLS TRIATHLON Each parish may enter two teams of three 4-H members. Teams will compete in a three divisions: 1) performance challenge (consisting of archery, shotgun, rifle, black powder, outdoor safety/skills, wildlife identification, & orenteering), 2) ethics/environmental awareness test, and 3) an outdoor adventure scenario in which contestants will apply knowledge and skills to solve and give a 5-7 minute oral presentation. (14) Award: 4-H Educational Trip for winning team & high individual not on winning team PHOTOGRAPHY Each parish may enter two contestants. This contest is composed of a written exam and a portfolio of 10

pages of pictures and a short story about project work. (14) Award: 4-H Congress Trip; Marty Due Award PLANT SCIENCE Two parish teams composed of three members each. The contest consist of five areas: soils judging, seed identification, weed identification, crop identification and a test. Award: Educational Trip for winning team of three (3); High Scoring Individual not on winning team. POULTRY JUDGING Two parish teams of three members each. The contest will consist of three parts: 1) judging classes of birds and giving oral reasons, 2) judging a market class of dressed fryers, 3) grading egg classes. (14) Award: National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference, Louisville, KY for wining team & high individual not on winning team. PUBLIC SPEAKING COOPERATIVNESS SPEECH: Each parish may send two 4-H members. They are expected to research and present a 5-7 minute speech on cooperatives. Award: 1st place - 4-H Congress Trip or $500 savings bond if 13 years of age. 1st alternate - $200.00 Savings bond; 3rd place - $100.00 Savings Bond ANY OTHER SUBJECT: Each parish may send two 4-H members. They are expected to research and present a 4-7 minute talk on any subject. Award: 4-H Congress Trip or $500 Savings Bond if 13 years of age. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Each parish may send two 4-H members. Individual contestants present an illustrated talk and respond to questions from judges. Award: 4-H Educational Trip SMALL ENGINE DEMONSTRATION Two contestants per parish. Contest will consist of three parts: 1) small engine parts identification, 2) small engine demonstration, 3) and a written exam. Award: 4-H Educational Trip SOLUTIONS UNLIMITED Two teams of two or three members. The contest will consist of the team receiving a scenario. They must research, write an abstract, & make a power point presentation on day one. On day two they will give a 5-7 minute presentation. Award: Educational Trip SOYBEAN ILLUSTRATED TALK Each parish may enter two contestants. Contestant must present a 5-7 minute illustrated talk on any phase of the soybean industry. Award: Educational Trip SPORTS BROADCASTING CONTEST Each parish may send one team of two contestants. A team of two individuals will broadcast a sporting event selecting from football, basketball, and baseball. Award: Receive two tickets to an LSU athletic event, meet LSU sports broadcaster Jim Hawthorne, and have dinner at a Baton Rouge restaurant. WILDLIFE HABITAT JUDGING Each parish may enter two contestants enrolled in the wildlife project. Contestants will be required to identify the needs of wildlife in the southeast mixed and outer coastal plains forests habitat and make recommendations on wildlife management practices that will improve the habitat for certain wildlife species. Contestants will be required to identify certain wildlife species and take a written test dealing with species habitat needs and general species information. Contestants must give on-site recommendations for various wildlife management practices, prepare a written wildlife management plan and give an oral defense of this written plan. (14) Award: Top 4 winners will receive a trip to the 2009 contest, which will be held July 19-23, 2009 at Wildwoods Resort in Sabine Parish.

4-H UNIVERSITY Clover College
A new option for 4-H University participants is a Clover College track. This will be a non-competitive opportunity for nine (9) youth from each parish. Each parish can have no more than 2 students per track. Participants will have an opportunity to select first, second and third choice. The options are:

Are You Ready for College? Contact Person: Kelley Hiemstra Description: Remember the big changes in your life? They are often exciting, scary, lonely, and fun all wrapped up together. Going to college are all of those things and more! Find out how to best be prepared for your transition into college. This workshop has four areas of emphasis: Academics, Finances, Relationships, and Healthy Choices. Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Citizenship Louisiana Focus Contact Person: Juanita Johnson Presenter(s): Juanita Johnson Description: CLF @ 4‐H U is an educational and challenging activity that enables you to act as Senator for a Day as you explore community and youth issues through research and group discussions. This workshop is for you if you like debates and you are interested in how laws are made. Experience government as you take part in a democratic process where you and your group write a bill and then engage in public debate to get your bill passed in a Mock Senate Hearing at the Old State Capitol. Also, come and enjoy the ‘friendly competition’ of the CLF Scavenger Hunt and the Louisiana Trivia games. Maximum Number of Participants: Creative Forces: Youth Educational Theater Corps Contact Person: Janet Fox Presenter(s): Dana French and Creative Forces Members Description: Creative Forces use skills as actors, comics, poets, singers and teachers to educate others about the vital issues of the community. Creative Forces’ motto, “Information + Imagination = Knowledge” is a challenge and an invitation to all to go beyond the mere transmission of facts and engage young people as critical thinkers and creative leaders in the transformation of society. Maximum Number of Participants: 50 Exploring the World of Sports Contact Person: Terril Faul Presenter(s): LSU Athletic Department Description: Led by members of the LSU Athletic Department representing football, basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics. The world of sports is a huge business and a major impact on universities across the country. This is an opportunity to learn about the behind the scenes management of athletics on the LSU campus. Exercise, nutrition, and the overall health of an athlete are extremely important in the success of an athletic team. Learn about the details of traveling to LSU sporting events, academics for athletes, and behind the scenes in technology for sports. You will leave the session with an understanding of expectations of a college student athlete. There also will be an opportunity to meet college athletes during the sessions. Maximum Number of Participants: 75

Forensics: The First 48 Contact Person(s): Kimberly Jones and Jaye Guerin Presenter(s): Kimberly Jones, Jaye Guerin, and Yancy Guerin

Description: Back for the second year, this clover college workshop will offer a Forensics Frenzy. The first forty‐eight hours of an investigation are key in determining the answers to the Who? What? When? Where? How? Time is very valuable and so is the information that will be provided in this session. Youth will use their investigative and problem solving skills to solve a mock crime scene. Several detective agencies will offer opportunities to learn the methods of observing, gathering and analyzing physical evidence to solve mysteries. This hands‐on session doesn’t stop there. Come take part in a virtual visit to a local morgue and discover the secrets of the underworld. If that’s not enough, have you ever wondered how long it takes for a body to decompose? Or maybe you’ve been interested in body composition and bone structure. Well, take a peek in our Forensics Anthropology corner. This session will offer these opportunities and so much more. Maximum Number of Participants: 30 Make Your Health Rock! Contact Person(s): Lanette Hebert Presenter(s): Lanette Hebert and Amy Juneau Description: Participants will learn how Health Rocks! through interactive programs that will test their healthy decision making skills. To showcase their knowledge, these Media Smart Youth will develop unique marketing tools to promote their parish plans. Maximum Number of Participants: 20 Operation: Military Kids Contact Person(s): Katie Schexnayder & Stephanie Hill Presenter(s): Kathleen Schexnayder, Stephanie Hill, Casey Alphonse Description: Join us for AT in your BDUs or FDUs, have fun at your APFT, eat your MREs and get some OTJ about OMK. Learn more about Operation: Military Kids, a program that serves the children of the military. Learn more about military culture and the needs of military families while participating in fun activities and service learning. OMK Clover College participants will sharpen their public speaking and personal communication skills, and leave with the knowledge and resources to plan seminars, camps and events that increase community awareness of military children and families. Through Speak Out for Military Kids Training, participants will be equipped with the right tools to go out in their community and have some fun while educating others. Join us and make a difference! Maximum Number of Participants: 30 Robotics: Our Challenge ‐ Your Solution! Contact Person: Katina Hester Presenter(s): Katina Hester, Dr. S. Sitharama Iyengar, LSU Robotics Department Description: Are you interested in robotics? Love a good puzzle? This workshop, led by the LSU Robotics department, will let you work as a team to build a SumoBot. The team will encounter challenges similar to those faced by scientists and engineers. Exposure to these fields of science and related professionals will open your team’s eyes to future career choices. Participants will build a SumoBot, tour a robotics engineering facility and pair off in SumoBot competition in this fun, fast‐paced, workshop. Maximum Number of Participants: 36 Additional adult helpers ‐ 4 trained adults/teen helpers (may be able to pull some graduate students from the robotics department to help with this).

Louisiana’s Paradise Contact Person(s): Ashlee Marceaux, Hilary Collis and Trevor Powell Presenter(s): Ashlee Marceaux and Trevor Powell

Description: Louisiana’s Paradise will give participants an opportunity to learn about the bountiful environment of Louisiana and what it has to offer. Students will receive instruction on outdoor cooking, the quality of our marsh land, and how pollutants directly and indirectly affect, us as humans. Participants also will learn about Louisiana's unique waterfowl population and have an understanding of the types of waterfowl and their characteristics. The participants will also be able to join in for a fun filled trip to explore Louisiana’s Wetlands and learn about our Alligator industry. Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Youth would attend 7.5 to 9 hours of training from: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, June 19

Note: (14) – Must have reached 14th birthday as of January of current year. We appreciate your interest in 4-HU. Your indication of preference on the attached form does not necessarily guarantee you a spot in your first choice on this year’s 4-HU team.

Return next page to: LSU AgCenter, 4-H University Form, 1010 Lafayette St., Ste. 325, Lafayette, LA 70501

Lafayette Parish 4-H UNIVERSITY

Participation Form
Name_______________________________________________________ School Club __________________________________________________ Home Phone #_________________________________ Address______________________________________ _____________________________________________ E-mail Address_________________________________ T-shirt Size: Adult S M L XL XXL Cell Phone # ________________________________ Birthday ___________________________________ Age as of Jan. 1 (current yr)____________________ SS#____________________________________ I would help solicit sponsors to assist with funding. YES Preferred Roommate:___________________________ I would like to be considered for: I would like to run for election as a : I want to apply for: ___Voting Delegate ___Regional Representative ___Food/Fitness Board ___Citizenship Board ___Delicate Coordinator ___Officer Candidate ___Fashion Board ___Science, Engineering & Technology (SET) NO

Sing or Entertainment:

___ Sing National Anthem ____ Night Assemblies Opportunity to sing National Anthem or perform for nightly talent (individual or group). Must be recorded on CD or DVD and submitted to 4-H Office by May 1)

Choice 1: Competitive Track – Rank your 1st, 2nd & 3rd Contest Choices
1st Choice________________________________ 2nd Choice________________________________ 3rd Choice ________________________________

Choice 2: Clover College Track – Rank your 1st, 2nd & 3rd Choices from the list below
_______ Are You Ready for College? _______ Citizenship Louisiana Focus _______ Louisiana’s Paradise _______ Robotics: Our Challenge – Your Solution! _______ Exploring the World of Sports _______ Forensics: The First 48 _______ Make Your Health Rock! _______ Operation: Military Kids _______ Creative Forces: Youth Educational Theater Corps

Choice 3: 4-H University Event Team (UKrewe) – Will be comprised of a minimum of one per parish. It is
designed to promote full-time technical assistance during 4-HU. Members will be selected by application and phone interview. Must submit application forms to 4-H Office by May 1. _______ Technician _______ Videographer _______ Reporter _______ Web Production _______ Photographer

Return this form to the address below on or before March 19, 2009. You may bring it to the 4-H University Meeting at the Lafayette LSU/4-H Office Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 6:00 PM.
LSU AgCenter, 4-H University Form, 1010 Lafayette St., Ste. 325, Lafayette, LA 70501


				
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