Wednesday, September 30, 2009
BA Tomorrow's Magic
IAHA Breeder's Sweepstakes Nominated US National Futurity Nominated AHR# 0596148
“Magic” is a large Arabian pony mare by the Legendary Pioneer V. She is a very well trained pony. She is quiet, and minds her manners. She has had a variety of work done on her. She has been ridden, Dressage, Hunter, Hunter-Jumper, Bareback, and Western. She has done trails down the nearby roads, and been ridden in an arena also. Her ground work is exquisite. She bathes, ties, trims, loads, leads, and all around behaves well. She can also do some TRICKS! She will do well with anyone with a couple of year of experience or as a lesson horse. She is registered with Arabian Horse Association, and is Breeder sweepstakes Nominated. She is update on worming, shots, floating, and Coggins until April. We are selling her due to financial hardship, and another sick loved one. She is valued at way more, however priced for an emergency quick sale.
I have photos and videos upon request. I also have an open schedule so if you would like to have a visit please don't hesitate.
Emily Keller (Please contact Emily - she is the owner and will be able to answer any questions you may have.)
Thanks So Much :)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Pioneer Farms is actively planning for its 2009 Christmas Event, and this could be a great opportunity for you to reach an audience of Austin area families and international visitors. The theme is 'Christmas Around the World', focusing on the heritages and Christmas traditions of the families that settled Central Texas. A Christmas Bazaar is also being planned in conjunction with the event. The date and time of the event is Saturday, December 12th, 4 to 9 p.m.
Pioneer Farms is a non-profit 1880’s living history museum. It is run solely by volunteers and provides an invaluable service to our community in educating school children and the public about Texas history. Members of the Pioneer Farms 4-H Club are volunteers at the museum.
Pioneer Farms waives all vendor fees and vendors may keep 100% of their proceeds. The event will be held rain or shine. Vendors are issued one 12-foot-by-12-foot space for the five hours of this event. The vendor will need to supply tent, tables, chairs, etc. Booth set up will begin at 2 hrs before the event begins and take down must be no later than a half hour after the end of the event. All vehicles must be off of the historic areas inside the museum no later than one half hour prior to the event start time. A special vendor parking area will be provided at the front entrance, near where the booth area will be located. Immediate families of vendor may attend the event free of charge; wrist bands will be provided with your info packet.If you have any questions regarding this event, or to receive the vendor information packet, please e-mail Angela Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have access to e-mail please call her at (512) 497-8952. Angela would like to get vendor applications back by October 30th if possible, so your information may be advertised on the Pioneer Farms web site. Pioneer Farms looks forward to working with you!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The National 4‐H Conference is the Secretary of Agriculture’s premier youth development opportunity to engage youth in developing recommendations for the 4‐H Youth Development Program.
The National 4‐H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults‐‐at the invitation of the Secretary of Agriculture‐‐assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4‐H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. This event brings together
youth, volunteer leaders, and state and county Extension staff members from across the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the Canadian Provinces. As the sponsor for this conference, the National 4‐H Headquarters‐‐located within Families, 4‐H, and Nutrition at the U.S. Department of
Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Cooperative Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES)‐‐is charged with sharing the recommendations that emerge from the conference with the Secretary of Agriculture, national Extension Program Leaders, and others who determine 4‐H programs. At the same time, ensuring that the conference is a meaningful experience for the youth and adult participants.
DATES AND LOCATION:
The 2010 National 4‐H Conference will be held at the National 4‐H Youth Conference Center. The National 4‐H Youth Conference Center is located in a quiet, 12‐acre campus‐like setting in Maryland, one mile from the nation’s capital, making it the perfect gateway to Washington, D.C.’s leaders, monuments and museums. The Conference Center is operated by the National 4‐H Council. To read more interesting history on the National 4‐H Youth Conference Center, visit http://www.4hcenter.org/center_history.html.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?:
The National 4‐H Conference requires youth who are focused and committed to working during the Conference and in their state. The Texas delegation will consist of 10 youth delegates, who need to engage in pre‐ and post conference work and participate in all scheduled conference activities. The minimum age requirement for a Texas youth delegate is 15 years old (must be by January 1, 2010). The maximum age for a youth delegate is 18.
Applications must be submitted online and certified through 4H CONNECT by November 15, 2009. Final selection of delegates will be made on the basis of the online application. The final selection of delegates will be announced on, or before, December 1, 2009. Please refer to the Application/Nomination for 4‐H Recognition Form (4‐H 3‐2.041) to help you complete the online application. This form is available from the
Publication page of the Texas 4‐H and Youth Development Program website (http://texas4‐h.tamu.edu).
The delegate’s share of registration, adult chaperone registration, lodging, airfare, meals, and transportation costs is $1500.00. This registration fee will be due on January 5, 2010.
For many years, 4-H has been looking to partner with NASCAR.
On Sunday, October 4th, the 4-H clover and website address will be featured on the back TV panel of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet driven by Jeff Gordon at the Kansas Speedway.
Tune in for the race that day to check out the great exposure 4-H will receive courtesy of DuPont and NASCAR.
- Peanut Butter
- Personal care items (shampoo, toothbrushes, soap, feminine hygiene).
- Canned meats like tuna, stew and chili (pop-tops preferred)
- Canned vegetables
- Pasta & pasta sauce
- Healthy cereals
- Peanut Butter
- Baby food & baby formula
- Diapers (adult and baby)
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
For official rules for this contest, please go to the travis4h.com website and look under the "upcoming events" tab.
For the 2010 essay contest, the essay topic is:
“Is My Community Honey Bee-Friendly?”
Honey bees and other pollinators have been in the news lately. Many beekeepers have experienced colony losses to the yet unexplained Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. These unexplained losses have caused some people to wonder: What can I do to help? For this essay, you should survey your community to see what is being done, or could be done to help
honey bees. Perhaps there are classes to attract new beekeepers – or laws that prohibit beekeeping. Does your community allow roadsides and open land to grow up in blooming plants in the spring – or not? Are there resources to help home gardeners make bee-friendly choices? When insecticides are required for pests (for example, mosquito control), are the insecticides chosen or applied with bee protection in mind? Include your state in your survey if there is some reason; for example, your state may have declared the honey bee your state insect, or your state highway department may have a wildflower seeding program. The scope of the research is an essential judging criterion, accounting for 40% of your score. The number of sources consulted, the authority of the sources, and the variety of the sources are all evaluated. Personal interviews with beekeepers and others familiar with the subject are valued sources of information and should be documented. Sources, which are not cited in the endnotes, should be listed in a “Resources” or “Bibliography” list. Note that “honey bee” is properly spelled as two words, even though many otherwise authoritative references spell it as one word.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
For the adults interested in volunteering for the Youth Fair, please join us on October 3, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Texas 4-H Conference Center, Brownwood, Texas
This event is open to youth ages 8 (and in the third grade) to 14 (as of August 31, 2009)
Cost: $120.00 - youth
$80.00 - adult
The workshop will focus on basics such as communication skills, leadership, team building, new
project and/or activity opportunities, community service, leading recreation, how to manage
groups, and more. It is the goal of the workshop to empower youth with the skills they need to
become leaders in their community clubs and county programs.
***If a youth would like to attend, a parent needs to serve as chaperon***
For those interested, please contact Cory at email@example.com or John at JJRiegler@ag.tamu.edu. If attending, you will need to submit the $50.00 non-refundable fee or the full deposit by Tuesday, October 6, 2009.
What can you do to help? By donating the following items you can do your part:
- fleece baby material
- cotton baby material
- yarn (#3 or baby yarn)