Friday, August 28, 2009

Atascosa County Fair Association

Prospect Steer, Heifer, Lamb and Goat Show

see flyer at for more information (look under the tab "upcoming events"

Lone Star Classic

Prospect Steer Show in Gonzales
See flyer at for more information. (looking under tab "upcoming events)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Are you a Pedernales Electric Cooperative Customer?

Essay contest for youth who have completed their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school
by June 10, 2010 and whose parent/legal guardian are a PEC member or receive Pedernales Electric Services at their residence.

If you fall under the requirements, please let us know so we can provide you more detailed information. Entry deadline is October 26, 2009.

4-H One Day - Walk for NAMI

Many of you have read and hopefully have seen the 4-H One Day video. On October 10, 2009 4-H'ers across the state will be giving back to their community. Many of the clubs may choose to coordinate their own community service activity. As the 4-H Agent, I have chosen to participate in a community service as well. Each of you are more than welcome to join me for this event. I have decided to participate in the

NAMIWALKS for the Mind of America
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Location: Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake
Registration & Check-In: 8:00 am

Walk Begins: 9:00 am

Distance: 5 K

If you would like to participate, please go to the following website and join the Travis County 4-H Team. This will take you to my page and below my name on the left side, click on Team: Travis County 4-H. Once on the team page, you can sign up to join the team and create your own page. You can then email your page link to friends and family for sponsorships as a walker. For those under the age of 18, you will need to complete a paper registration form. Please let me know of your interest at

Once I have an idea of how many are willing to participate, I will email you more information.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Hutto-Thrall Lamb and Goat Show

Saturday, October 17th, 2009
Open Show – Non-Sanctioned
Williamson County Show Barn
San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, Texas

For more information, check out the flyer at under the "upcoming events" tab.

Another great opportunity to gain some experience in the show ring.

2010 Broiler/Roaster/Fryer Orders

If you plan to show chickens during the 2010 Show season, the order form and information is posted to the website. Click on the "forms" tab.

Order forms are due to the Extension Office by Monday, September 28, 2009.

If you have questions, please ask.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Calf Scramble

For youth interested in this calf scramble, please contact Cory for the appropriate forms. To enter, youth must have reached their 12th birthday, but not their 18th by August 31, 2009.

***Completing and submitting required paperwork does not guarantee you a slot. Selection will be made at the district level.***

State Shooting Sports Results

Back in July, 4-H Shooting Sports members participated in the state games held in Helotes, TX. Their results have been posted to the website (click on the "upcoming events" tab). Please check out their successful year.

Congratulations to all of the participants. Awesome Job!!

Guadalupe County Sheep and Goat Show

Posted on the website under the "upcoming events" tab is a flyer for the Guadalupe County Sheep and Goat Show. If interested, please check it out.

October 10, 2009
Seguin, TX

San Antonio Stock Show Calf Scramble

4-H members interested in participating in the San Antonio Livestock Show Calf Scramble need to contact Cory. To be eligible, members must have reached their 12th birthday, but not their 18th by January 1, 2010.

All required forms including medical release will need to be completed with all original signatures and document needs to be notarized. Completed forms will need to be returned to the County Extension Office by September 21st.

****Completing the forms does not guarantee that you will be selected to compete in the scramble. There is a selection from all applications submitted throughout the district.****

If interested or would like to know more information, please contact Cory to get the required forms and additional information.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cowboy Christmas Ball

October 24, 2009
Double Tree Hotel North
6:30 p.m. to midnight
Silent and Live Auctions
Live Music by Bryan Smith Band
Proceeds benefit 4-H and FFA youth of Travis County.

For tickets, sponsorships and other information, please visit the website below:

(Event is adult admission only)

Monday, August 24, 2009

State Lamb and Goat Validation

If you plan to exhibit lambs or goats at the Travis County Youth Show or any of the major stock shows in the spring, you will need to purchase an ear tag for each animal you plan to have.

Tags are $9.00 each. Checks may be made payable to Travis 4-H and must accompany an order form which may be found on the website.

If you are unfamiliar with this process, orders are taken now (due August 28, 2009) and all lambs and goats will be validated on October 20, 2009.

If you have any additional questions, please call us at 854-9600 and ask for Cory, John or Brad.

Hays County Bobcat Classic

October 24, 2009
Hays County Civic Center
1249 Civic Center Loop
San Marcos, TX

Great opportunity to get some exposure especially if this is your first year as a showman.
Please see the flyer at under the "upcoming events" tab.

Monday, August 17, 2009

4-H Clothing Community Service Project

If you are a 4-H member interested in the clothing and textiles project, I have a community service project ready to go. All of the linens that were used at the banquet need to have the edges hemmed or surged so that we can use them in the upcoming years. If you are willing to take on this task, please contact Cory at

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

El Paso 4-H'ers in Need of Assistance!!

AgriLife Extension Family,

This past weekend several El Paso 4-H members were burned while working a food booth at a 4-H fundraiser. Three of those youth are now in the Burn ICU at University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX.

Many 4-H families are already providing the Extension faculty in Lubbock with non-perishable foods, books, cards, and letters to support these families during this most trying time. If you would like to contribute any of these items, please contact Cory and bring those items to the office by August 19th.
Also, the Texas 4-H Foundation has set up an account for people to make financial donations to help these 4-H families with meals and lodging. If you would like to support these young 4H'ers and their families, please send your checks or money orders to:
Texas 4-H Foundation
P.O. Box 11020
College Station, Texas 77842
(on the memo line state " El Paso 4-H Youths")
If you would like to make an Online Donation, please go to the Texas 4-H Foundation website at Click on the DONATE Button on the home page. From here you will be taken to PayPal. Under the "Specify Donation Requirements" box, please type "El Paso 4-H Youths"
(Only Paypal fees will be deducted from your contribution. Your tax deductible donation will be the actual amount donated.)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Foundation office at 979-845-1213.
Please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

4-H Youth Invited to Special Event at Bob Bullock Museum

The Museum will be offering free admission for our 4-H friends, employees and their families, on August 12 from 8 am to 3 pm. The Museum will host a live satellite conference with Astronaut Colonel Timothy Kopra (a native Texan) aboard the International Space Station (ISS) in the IMAX Theatre. We will offer and host complimentary educational activities including on-site experiments, autograph signings, hands-on NASA artifacts, a discovery dome inflatable planetarium, & Space Station 3-D IMAX screenings. A simulcast of the downlink will be projected on the timeline video wall on the 2nd floor.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Travis County Youth Show

Rules for the 2010 Travis County Youth Show have been posted to the show's website. Please become familiar with the rules as early as possible.

Dates included in the rules; validation dates and housing request form deadlines.