Talk about hitting the ground running! Jackson Parish welcomed Kristi Bourgeois as the new 4-H Agent the first of September. It would be understandable if the former Beauregard Parish native, who now lives in Ruston, took a little time to get used to the new surroundings. Not this energetic ULM graduate, who has a Bachelor in Ag Business and Animal Science and a Master’s from ULM in Education.
Already Bourgeois has conducted a STEM cell camp, took local 4-H’ers to the Winn Parish Broiler Competition and just this past weekend hosted a Livestock Production seminar. Bourgeois now announces that there are many more opportunities available for 4-H and LSU Ag-Centerenthusiasts, young and old, to enjoy during the month of October.
OCTOBER 4TH: The interesting schedule of events begins with a Junior Leaders meeting for students in grades 7-12 on October 4th. The session that will be held at the Charles H Garrett Community Center, located at 182 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro, will begin at 5:30pm.
OCTOBER 6-8: Young and old gardeners alike, have the opportunity to take part in a No-Till Vegetable Production workshop that will be held at the Charles H. Garrett Community Center from 8:00am – 5:00pm each day. Registration fee is $125.00 for the event that will include lunch and snacks where special guest speaker, Jesse Frost, will discuss among other things, productive ways of breaking ground, turning over beds and fertility management.
October 7-8: In conjunction with the Bienville Parish LSU Ag Center / 4-H Office a Hunters Education Course will be presented for anyone 10 years old and up who is needing their Hunters Registration Card. The event that will take place from 5:00- 9:00pm on October 7th and 8:00am – 2:00pm on October 8th at 2710 Maple Street in Arcadia, which is next to the Bienville Parish Public Library. To reserve a spot call 318-263-7400.
October 20: Youths from the ages of 9-18 and adults from 19 and up are invited to “Show Off Your Work” in competitive exhibits at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport. Running from 12:00pm – 5:30 pm competition will be held in clothing, home accessories, arts/crafts, photography and forestry for the youth and canning, clothing, needlework/sewing/home accessories, paingting, photography and honey for the adults.
For more information call 318-251-5134.
In an effort to assist those who can’t make it to Shreveport, Agent Bourgeois offers you to come to the LSU-Ag Center Office at 182 Industrial Drive in Jonesboro and drop off your submittal ahead of time and she will take it Shreveport for you.
How to join 4-H
Don’t forget — 4-H Online is active and waiting for YOU to join 4-H this year! If you need help, call the Jackson Parish 4-H Office office at 318-259-5690 or stop by the Jackson Parish LSU Ag-Center, located in the Charles H Garrett Community Center at 182 Industrial Drive, All checks must be made out to Jackson Parish 4-H.
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