Thursday, July 28, 2011

Auction Items for Cowboy Country Bash

For those who would like to donate an item to the Cowboy Country Bash Fundraiser, click on the link below for items of items to be donated. Items may be dropped at the Travis County Extension Office or at Morris Glass. For individual youth who donate, this would be a great promotional leadership opportunity for your recordbook. Items should be submitted by August 15th. Auction Item List

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cowboy Country Bash

Saturday August 20th, 2011
6:30 pm
$100 per ticket
Sam Bentley Band
Saengerrunde Hall

Right next to Scholz Garden!
Parking available:
* Metered on San Jacinto
* FREE in State Parking Garages after hours
email or with any questions
Check out our website

Check out the flyer - CCB 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - 2012 Quarter Horse Youth Show

Texas 4-H Technology Team Is Looking For You!

Applications are now available from the Texas 4-H Technology Team website for 4-H members between the ages of 14 to 18 (and collegiate members) to apply for membership.  The Texas 4-H Technology Team focuses on the many ways that technology can be implemented into 4-H. The team conducts trainings for others, provides support to state-level events, and travels throughout the United States to participate in other 4-H experiences and opportunities.   Application deadline is September 1, 2011 

Texas 4-H Metal Road Signs Available

Texas 4-H Is Looking For A New Theme Song

Do we have an opportunity for an inspiring youth song writing and performer  Two years ago, former 4-H member, Brison Bursey wrote and performed the theme for the one day 4-H community service project.  We are looking for the next Brison Bursey!  Entries are now being accepted by any active Texas 4-H member for a theme song that highlights what Texas 4-H is all about.  Entries must be the original work of the person/group entering the song.  Entries will be evaluated on the words, music score, and audience appeal.  Score can be performed by individual or a band and can follow any genre.

Entries must be submitted by September 15, 2011 and the winner will be announced on Monday of National 4-H Week (October 3, 2011).  The winning entry will be awarded a $200.00 prize and be featured throughout the week and year at events and activities hosted by Texas 4-H.  Entries will need to be sent via e-mail ( or by mail on a CD/flash drive to Texas 4-H Office c/o Toby Lepley, 4180 State Hwy 6 South, College Station, TX 77845.  Entries need to include the county where members are from, song writers name, names of all performers, and ages.  Song writer and singers must be 4-H members, but can use adults as band members. Winning entry becomes the property of the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program for use in 4-H programming with credit and recognition given to the 4-H member/band.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Travis County Youth Show - 2012 Rules

The 2012 Rulesbook for the Travis County Youth Show has been posted on the TCYS website:, please download and read the rules. There are some changes that you need to be aware of;
  • Meeting attendance requirement - youth must attend 50% of their meetings
  • Fryer Order - TCYS is ordering its own batch this year due to schedule changes of the San Antonio Livestock Show Schedule
Those are just two of the changes off the top, please read through the rules so that you are aware of the rules by the time entries are due.

Friday, July 15, 2011

2012 Beekeeping Essay Contest

The link below provides information about the 2012 Beekeeping Essay Contest. This is a great way to showcase your writing ability and have the possibility to win a little money. Click on the link below to learn more about his opportunity. 
 Contest Rules and Guidelines

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Go to Bat for 4-H

Want the chance to win tickets to the 2011 Major League Baseball World Series and help 4-H win $25,000? You have a chance to do both just by visiting the State Farm Go To Bat website!
For the second year in a row, State Farm has selected National 4-H Council as one of the organizations to be a part of their Go To Bat program with Major League Baseball (MLB). The promotion started July 11th and will continue through the rest of the regular MLB season (September 28). Follow the instructions on the Go To Bat site which include playing a virtual home run derby and for every home run you hit, it counts as a point (entry) for you and 4-H. The charity (team) with the best collective batting average wins a weekly prize of $18,000 for the charity. Additionally, if your team wins, you are entered into a weekly drawing to win a trip for two to the 2011 MLB World Series. The charity with the highest cumulative score at the conclusion of the 10-week program will receive a grand prize of $25,000
To sign up and play for 4-H:
  • Go to the State Farm Go To Bat website
  • Choose the” Health and Human Services” category and pick "National 4-H Council" as your charity
  • Play the Go To Bat online game and earn points by hitting home runs
  • Return to the site to play up to 3 times each day
We know this program works, Council's own Aggie Stephenson was one of last year's lucky winners! Aggie received a trip to the World Series and National 4-H Council received $20,600 because she was playing for our team. Once you have signed up to play, be sure to check out the video on the “About the Program” tab that features Aggie going to bat for 4-H!

Monday, July 11, 2011

2012 Lamb and Goat Tag Order

For those who plan to exhibit lambs or goats at the Travis County Youth Show or at any of the major livestock shows in 2012, orders are due to the Travis County Extension Office by Friday, August 26, 2011. Tags are $10.00 each. All orders must be submitted on the form below (Click on link)
Lamb and Goat Tag Order Form

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pet Vaccine Clinic offered in Kyle.

Kyle Animal Hospital will be hosting a Pet Vaccine Clinic this Saturday, July 9th from 2-4pm.  This is a great way to get your pets up-to-date on their vaccines.  On Saturday, the normal office fee is waived during the clinic time, saving you money.  Of course you can always visit Kyle Animal Hospital during their regular hours to bring in your pets.  Check out the link regarding the vaccine clinic  or you can go straight to their website to learn about their staff and hospital services at 

The Travis Count HCH  4-H Vet Science Group thanks you in advance for taking advantage of this clinic or visiting Kyle Animal Hospital during the month of July as they are donating 5% of their July income to our group in support of local 4-H.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Computing and Agriculture

Cyberinfrastuctures to Feed the World
Discussion of The iPlant Collaborative, project bringing high-end computing to bear on challenges of agriculture
Featuring Dr. Dan Stanzione and Dr. Matthew Vaughn
AT&T Conference Center, Amphitheater (Rm #204), 1900 University Blvd, Austin @ 5:45 p.m. reception;  6:30 p.m. lecture (more info)