Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lanier FFA Plant Sale

Plant Sale @ Lanier High School
May 7, 2010 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 8, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Check out the flyer at

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Summer Camps at Texas Tech


Chef Camp
The Hospitality Program is hosting Chef Camp 2010 for ages 14 to 19. Chef Camp 2010 is dedicated to enhancing each campers knowledge of culinary arts - ranging from lessons and activities on plating and presentation to learning about foods from around the world. Campers explore the world of culinary arts, but at the same time learn many aspects of their own personal style. Everyday is beneficial, creative, and tons of fun. After a week full of culinary arts activities, the students will present their skills through a reception for their friends and family.

Dates of Camps:
Beginner: June 21-25
Intermediate: June 28-July 2
Deadline for Applying: May 1
For more information:

Fashion Camp
The Retailing Program is hosting Fashion Camp 2010: Be a Fashionista, for ages 11 to 18. Fashion Camp 2010 is dedicated to enhancing each campers knowledge of fashion - ranging from lessons and activities on fashion show production, runway hair and make-up, design your own collection, visual merchandising, fashion industry goes green, and of course fashion do's and don'ts. Campers explore the world of fashion, but at the same time learn many aspects of their own personal style. Everyday is beneficial, creative and tons of fun. After a week full of fashion activities, a fashion show will be held in celebration of a job well. done for all of the campers' family and friends.

Dates of Camps:
Session I: June 21-25
Session II: June 28-July 2
Deadline for Applying: May 1
For more information:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4-H and Texas Ranger Baseball Game

It's that time again!!!! Baseball season is upon us. And again this year the Texas Rangers Baseball program is providing discounted tickets to Texas 4-H Friends, Family and Alumni!!! However, this year they are providing even more incentives for your county 4-H program to become involved.
The discounted tickets are on sale now for first annual Texas 4-H "GREEN OUT" event to kick off State Roundup with Major League Baseball's club the Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays on August 28, 2010, at the Ballpark in Arlington. This will be a fun-filled day of family, friends, and fellowship for all to enjoy.

Every ticket holder will receive a FREE one-of-a-kind GREEN OUT t-shirt with the Rangers and 4-H logo (To receive your green out t-shirts, tickets must be purchased by May 21st, 2010). The t-shirts are generously being sponsored by the Texas Farm Bureau and will have their logo on the back of the shirts. The first 20,000 Texas Rangers fans will also receive a red Rangers T-shirt. Every county and 4-H club has the opportunity to sell GREEN OUT tickets as a fundraiser for their county 4-H program. Prizes will be awarded for the member, club and county 4-H that sales the most tickets. The Texas Rangers organization has been gracious enough to not only give us a discounted ticket rate, but are giving $3 back for every ticket purchased to the county 4-H program that sells tickets. The more tickets you sell, the more money you can make for your County 4-H!

For more information and an order form check out the website (look under the tab "upcoming events")

East Texas Beef Camp

The camp is scheduled for July 15-17, 2010 at the Van Zandt County Fairgrounds in Canton. (24742 Hwy 64 - Canton, Texas 75103)

This event has had a tremendous amount of results over the 10 years we have been developing it! We have a tremendous slate of speakers already lined up!

The best part of our camp:

1. It's affordable!

2. It's tailored for the ENTIRE family!

3. You will learn about the WHOLE beef project - not just showing!

Thanks for helping us pass the word along!

Attached are the registration form and flyer for the event. (also available online)

Keep checking back for updates on our website -

We look forward to a great event this year!~

For more information, check out the flyers at (look under the tab "livestock information"

4-H Fashion Storyboard Workshop

4-H project activity -- Fashion Storyboards! Youth will be completing an actual storyboard during the workshop that they can use as a guide for developing their board for the 2010-11 4-H contest! Registration fees will cover all workshop supplies to complete one board, lunch and snacks ($15.00).

Adults may attend and observe/learn but will not be provided workshop materials. A registration fee is also required for all adults to cover lunch and snacks. ($8.00)

Please refer to the attached flyers for details on 4-H Connect Registration dates!

Workshops will be held:

* June 18, 2010 -- Hays County Extension Office, 10 am - 4 pm (limited to 30 youth participants)
* July 19, 2010 -- Kerr County Extension Office, 10 am - 4 pm (limited to 20 youth participants)
* July 22, 2010 -- Hondo Community Center, 10 am - 4 pm (limited to 30 youth participants)

4-H Healthy Lifestyles Camp

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas A&M Health Science Center are pleased to offer a M.A.S.H. Camp that will be held June 16-18, 2010. The Medical, Activity, Safety and Health Camp will provide an opportunity for youth to learn about nutrition, physical activity, health and safety, as well as explore a variety of careers available in the health education field.

The three-day, two-night camp will be conducted at the Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood, TX, and is open to any youth in Texas that is in the 7th, 8th, or 9th grade. While the camp is targeting youth in rural Texas, youth from all areas of the state are welcome to participate. Membership in the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is not a requirement for participation in the camp; therefore, please promote this opportunity throughout your community and schools. A promotional flyer is attached.

Camp highlights include:

· Learn about MyPyramid

· Daily exercise experiences

· Food Challenge experience

· Interaction with hospital and emergency medical personnel

· Full emergency triage experience

Camp activities for youth will include:

· Learn how to take vital signs

· Wound and injury care

· Surgical and emergency room procedures

· Dental care

· Medication compounding

Registration for the camp is open until May 20th and is $200 which includes meals, lodging and camp materials. Camp registration is limited to the first 50 youth! To register, visit the following link: and click on the “Join 4-H/Register for an Event” tab.

Blanco County Horsemanship School

June 4-5, 2010
Blanco County Fairgrounds
$70.00 per participant

Check out the flyer at

2010 Market Poultry Production and Selection Workshop

The 2010 Texas Market Poultry Production and Selection Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Texas A&M University’s Louis Pearce Pavilion on George Bush Drive in College Station. The workshop will begin at 8:50 am and will adjourn at approximately 3:00 pm.
This workshop provides CEAs, Agriscience Instructors, 4H Leaders, parents and youth with an opportunity to ‘hear the experts’ and work alongside judges and superintendents for major poultry shows in Texas. Educational activities include an in-depth discussion of brooding, management, sanitation programs, feeding programs and selection methods for broilers, turkeys and roasters. Discussion on selection procedures and bird quality characteristics will be followed by ‘hands on’ practice in early culling and selection of show pens.

Registration for the event will be conducted by Texas AgriLife Extension Conference Services online at beginning in April. Mail-in registration instructions can also be found on the website. Early registration for the event will be $35 per person or family with an additional (optional) cost of $9.00 per meal for BBQ lunch.

2010 Youth Range Workshop

The 56th consecutive annual workshop will be held on June 20 - June 25, 2010. Purpose of the Workshop is to recognize outstanding youth, develop leadership skills, and provide advanced training to 4-H and FFA youth interested in practical range ecology, ranch and natural resource management. A goal of the Workshop is that youth participants will return to their local communities and can serve as leaders to educate youth and other audiences about the value and management of the rangeland resource. The workshop will be conducted at the Texas Tech University – Junction, located in Junction, Texas. A total of 40 youth will be accepted to the 2010 Workshop.

For more information on the workshop, please check out the flyer at (looking under the tab "upcoming events"

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 State Water Camp

July 11-15, 2010
George and Opal Bentley 4-H Center, Monahans, Texas
Camp Fee: $150.00
Registration Deadline: May 21, 2010
For more information check out our website:
Or call Texas AgriLife Extension Service:
(432)943-2682 / 943-4112

State Wide Photogrpahy Workshop

Bell County 4-H is hosting a statewide 4-H photography workshop. The photography workshop will be held on June 21 and 22, 2010, at the Bell County Expo for any youth, ages 8-19. Bell County 4-H leaders, Harold and Melissa Carter, have collaborated with the Central Texas Camera Club and other area professional photographers to offer two days of interactive photo workshops for youth at all skill levels. Cost is $10.00 for each day ($20-full registration) which includes: lunch, snack, folder of information, a chance drawing for prizes, and a take-home project. Registration is available on the Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Bell County website at: and click on Bell County 4-H Website and then Photography.

Many outstanding speakers and professionals will be sharing their expertise and skills about photography. Some of the sessions include learning how to use the camera still life composition, portraits and groupings, digital photography, how to build a light box demonstration, landscape/nature photography, and hot to prepare pictures for exhibition. We also hope to have a scrapbooking session on how to properly scrapbook and not harm your photos. The second day will be a field trip to the antique tractor fairgrounds where the youth will take pictures of tractors, old buildings, people in costume, and horses. Photography leaders will be helping the youth with staging photos and finding great photo opportunities at the fairgrounds.

To participate in the workshop a camera is needed as well as batteries and fill to practice taking pictures. You are also encouraged to bring 4 or 5 objects or collectibles to learn to set up your own still life photos. You may also bring a 4x5 print of one of your photos to learn how to make photo note cards. The workshop will be having a photo exhibit for you to display your photos. These photos must be mounted on foam board and Velcro fastened on the back along with your name and/or 4-H club or county.

Don't miss the fun! Parents who bring youth to the workshop are welcome to attend the sessions but must pay the $10 registration fee ($20-full registration) as well.

For more information about Bell County 4-H, please call the Bell County Extension Office at 933-5305 or email Micah Holcombe, 4-H Agent, at or you can find more information about 4-H on the Bell County 4-H Website and click on Bell County 4-H Website.

Support the Texas 4-H Conference Center - Text Clover to 50555

For 35 years, the Texas 4-H Conference Center on Lake Brownwood has opened its doors to hundreds of thousands of youth, volunteers, and adults to experience the true meaning of 4-H - learning, opportunities, and creating life-long friendships. During those 35 years, many improvements have been made to the 4-H Conference Center, but many more need to be made to continue serving both the youth of Texas 4-H and those of many other organizations.

In partnership with the National 4-H Council, during the month of April you can text CLOVERto 50555 to make a $10.00 donation that sends all proceeds to the Texas 4-H Conference Center for the purpose of capitol improvements and maintenance. The Give2Vote program is not only a way of giving, but a competition among all state 4-H programs. Texas 4-H has always been the biggest and best 4-H Program in America - here is our opportunity to prove it!

Additionally, JCPenney will award an additional $5,000 to the state that has the most "votes." Currently, Texas is in second place next to Wyoming! Texas 4-H we can do this, but we must have your vote!

Please forward this e-mail to those in your community, former 4-H members, and others that you know would love to help us win this challenge! Your help and support is the only way that we can show the rest of America how great Texas 4-H really is!

Thank you.
Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Travis County Youth Show

The Travis County Youth Show is holding it's 5th Annual Golf Tournament. Please check out the TCYS website for additional information.

Monday, May 10th at Star Ranch