Monday, August 30, 2010

Hendrickson FFA Swine Workshop

September 14, 2010
6:30 p.m. at the PAC

2905 FM 685

Pflugerville, TX 78660

Topics include: selection, feeding, facilities and showmanship led by David Wright - Williamson County 4-H Agent.

For more information, contact Jeremy Bonds, Hendrickson Ag Teacher, or at 512-594-1175

Friday, August 27, 2010

Travis County Youth Show Jr. Superintendents

The Travis County Youth Show is only a little over four months away so it is time to start thinking about the role you will play in this event. For the second year, the Travis County Youth Show will be selecting eight youth to serve as Jr. Superintendents at the show. The youth selected will be expected to hep in various ways assisting the adult superintendents with the show and the auction. If you are in the 8th-12th grades and are interested in applying, the application may be found on the Travis County 4-H website - look under the 4-H Forms tab.

Application deadline - October 1, 2010 - to the TCYS office (please do not send to the Extension office)

4-H Night with the Spurs

5th Annual 4-H Night with the San Antonio Spurs
Saturday, November 6, 2010
AT&T Center 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $12 - $81 and includes; ticket, hotdog, chips, soda and 4-H recognition

To check out the registration form, go to the Travis 4-H Website (look under upcoming events tab)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

San Antonio Calf Scramble

If you are interested in participating in the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf Scramble and you fit the requirements below, you need to talk with Cory by September 17th.
  • Youth must be a bonafide member of a Texas County 4-H Program Texas FFA Chapter
  • Participants must have reached their 12th birthday, but not their 18th but January 1, 2011 and not be enrolled beyond their junior year in high school
  • Must be approved by your CEA/AST to participate
  • Participants are only eligible to receive 0ne (1) San Antonio Calf Scramble Certificate during their 4-H /FFA career.
Let Cory know soon if you are interested; there are forms that need to be completed and notarized and deadlines that must be met.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2011 Lamb and Goat Tag Order

If you plan to exhibit lambs or goats at the Travis County Youth Show or at any of the major shows in the spring of 2011, you need to purchase validation tags. Each tag will be $9.00 and the order form may be found at under the tab of "Livestock Information". Orders are due to the Travis County Extension Office by August 27, 2010. Please mail the orders as we are still receiving our mail, but are not currently house at that address.

National 4-H Week & One Day 4-H

Start your planning now. National 4-H Week is October 3rd - 9th. Come up with some creative ways to spread the word about 4-H and to thank those who support your clubs, events and activities.

Saturday, October 9, 2010 marks the 2nd Annual One Day 4-H Event. This is your day to give back to your community.

Entomological Foundation Science Project Contest

Great opportunity for those interested in entomology (insects). The Entomological Foundation is hosting a contest for ideas for science projects related to insects. If you are interested, please check out the flyer at the Travis County 4-H Website and look under the tab "upcoming events"

4-H Night at the Houston Astros

Saturday, October 2, 2010
Minute Maid Park
For ticket information, please check out the Travis County 4-H Website
look under the tab "Upcoming Events"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 4-H Billboards Across Texas

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program has been given the opportunity to share the purpose of 4-H through a partnership with LAMAR Advertising during the 2010 National 4-H Week.

LAMAR advertising has donated 100 billboards throughout the state of Texas and their coverage area to feature the five different Billboard designs on the bottom of this page. Texas 4-H only has to pay for the printing of the signs. Therefore, we need help in spreading the word of 4-H in Texas!

We are in need of 100 donors that would like to be part of the "2010 4-H Billboards Across Texas" campaign. Each billboard will cost $135.00 and can be sponsored by a 4-H Family, a business, a 4-H Club, a County 4-H Council, 4-H Adult Leaders, or a Friend of 4-H. The estimated value of this billboard campaign is more than $100,000.00 so this is a great opportunity for us to market the Power of 4-H all across Texas!

The billboards will start going up the 2nd/3rd week of September and stay up through National 4-H Week scheduled for October 3-9, 2010. Since the billboard locations are based on availability at the time of the event it is difficult to know if one will be located close.

All donors to the project will be listed as an official donor to the 2010 National 4-H Week Campaign and have their family/business name listed on the Texas 4-H and Youth Development website. A sponsorship form can be found at under the tab "4-H Forms"

Monday, August 23, 2010

South Texas Winter Classic

Saturday, November 7th
Bee County EXPO Center
Lambs and Goats

For more information, please check out the website and look under the tab "4-H Livestock Information"

Travis County 4-H Extension Office Update

We have officially moved into a new temporary building. We are located at 5501 Airport at the north entrance in room 209. This room is on the 2nd floor so you can use the elevator.

When mailing items to our office, please continue to use our 1600 B Smith Road, Austin 78721 address. We are not changing where we will be receiving mail.

If you have any questions please let John or myself know; or

State Recordbook Results

Matthew Evans and Hallie Casey both had 4-H Recordbooks that advanced on to the state level of judging. Hallie placed 8th with her Communication and Expressive Arts book and Matthew placed 2nd with his Environmental Sciences Open book.

Congratulations to the both of you! We are proud of your outstanding accomplishments!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

4-H participants can gain statewide or national recognition for demonstrating outstanding volunteer community service by joining in the 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a prestigious, independent awards program that recognizes young people in grades 5-12 on the basis of their volunteer activities. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Last year, 137 county 4-H programs selected honorees in this prestigious youth recognition program, and 17 4-H’ers were among the 102 State Honorees for 2010. This recognition is extremely beneficial to 4-H’ers who have performed exemplary acts of service in their communities and to 4-H as a whole.

The Travis County 4-H program can nominate one middle school student (grades 5-8) and one high school student (grades 9-12). For those interested, please Contact Cory no later than October 15, 2010 -

7th Annual Chocolate Lover's Festival

Check out the link below for more detailed information about the baking contest. This would be a unique learning experience for those involved in the Food and Nutrition Project.

Monday, August 2, 2010

4-H Enrollment for 2010-2011 Year

It is that time of the year again. If you are joining 4-H for the first time or will be rejoining, please go to 4-H Connect to either review and renew your profile or start a profile. If you have any questions, please let John or myself know.
Cory's -
John's -