Thursday, June 21, 2012

Texas 4-H Technology Team

Now Accepting Tech Team Applications!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

D-10 4-H Conference

This is event is what was formerly known as the District 10 Mega Meeting. Project workshops will be conducted for youth and adults and District 10 4-H Council will conduct a business meeting. The event will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Our Lady of the Hills Catholic High School. For more information on the event and registration click here.

Rodeo Extravaganza

The Texas 4-H Foundation Trustees are excited to announce a new fundraising opportunity. "Rodeo Extravaganza ~ Texas 4-H Style". This raffle is to benefit the 4-H members in Texas through county program support grants, scholarships and statewide event sponsorship. Prize package includes premier rodeo tickets to major Texas rodeos beginning Fall 2012 - Spring 2013, free nights stay at hotel, $500 gift certificate, pair of 4-H boots, western hat, trophy belt buckle, Priefert calf roping chute, calf roping dummy and ropes, and 10 pairs of Wrangler jeans. Tickets are on sale now for $5.00 each. The drawing will be held in July 2012 during the Texas 4-H Horse Show in Abilene, TX. You need not be present to win. Visit our website for more information and to order tickets online Tickets will also be on sale a 4-H events throughout the year including Texas 4-H Roundup. Special thank you to the following sponsors: Anderson Bean Boot Company, Cavender's, David's Western Store, Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Lone Star Silversmith, McCoy's, NRS, San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Rodeo Austin and
Wrangler. This fundraising effort will replace the "I Support the Clover" Silent Auction hosted by the Texas 4-H Foudation, that has been held the past two year during the Texas 4-H Roundup. The raffle is hosted by the Texas 4-H Youth & Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3), non-profit
organization. For questions, contact Texas 4-H Foundation 979-845-1213 or

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

D-10 Textiles Contest

4-H youth may submit entries for the D-10 Textiles Contest. Information on this event is posted on the 4-H website at Click on the tab "4-H Events" Scroll down until you see the information page for the Textiles Contests. Entries must be submitted via 4-H Connect by July 2nd and all items need to be at the Travis County Extension Office by noon on July 13th.

Monday, June 18, 2012

4-H Award Forms

To apply for 4-H awards and be recognized at the annual 4-H Achievement  Banquet, the award forms are due Monday, June 25th to the extension office. Forms may be found at the following link;
Click Here

Save the Date: 4-H Achievement Banquet

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Book Drive and Nadine's Forever 39 Birthday Bash

Welcome Julie Ansley - Travis County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent

Julie Ansley starts her career with Texas AgriLife Extension in Travis County with some familiarity to her surroundings and people in the county.  In the Fall of 2006, she started with the Travis County 4-H CAPITAL Program as the Animal Science Coordinator.  Ansley has developed curriculum to teach inner city youth about biological sciences as well as responsibility and character building.  She obtained both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Tarleton State University in the field of Agriculture and is looking forward to serving the people of Travis County.  

Please join me in welcoming Julie to her new position. If in the office, please stop by and introduce yourself.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Food Challenge Workshop - Postponed

The Food Challenge Workshop that was scheduled for Monday, June 18th has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Check the Travis 4-H Facebook page, website and blog for updated information.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Food Challnege Workshop

Food Challenge is an exciting team oriented contest. It is a great way to learn about nutrition, show off your cooking skills and have fun with friends. To learn the ins and outs of this contest, join us on:

Monday, June 18th -
2:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.
Travis County East Fleet Services
6011 Blue Blue, Austin, TX 78721
Cost: $5.00 per 4-H member/adult and $15.00 per non 4-H member

Workshop Flyer can be found by clicking here
Registration is being conducted via a Google Docs Form by clicking here: Registration

Need at least 5 people to register or workshop will not be conducted. If there are not 5 or more people registered by noon on Friday, June 15th, the workshop will be rescheduled.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Youth Leadership Program - Toastmasters

Does standing before a group seem a little intimidating? If you answered yes, then you need to take advantage of the Youth Leadership Program. By participating in the three day workshop, students will learn to deliver great presentations, easily lead teams, conduct meetings, give and receive constructive evaluations,be able to speak off the cuff and learn to be a better listener.

When: July 23 - 25, 2012
Location: Goodwill Community Center
1015 Norwood Park Blvd
Austin, TX 78753

For youth ages 12 and up
Cost: Free for Travis County 4-H members and $10.00 for all other youth
Open to first 20 Registrants

 Click here to see promotional flyer

Registration is being conducted via a Google Docs Form: Click here

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Texas Proud of Texas Agriculture - Essay Contest

*** Deadline Extension - September 15, 2012***
Are you Texas Proud of Texas Agriculture?
As a member of FFA or 4-H, your answer is probably YES! However, there are those who do not share your enthusiasm or may just not know how agriculture impacts their lives.

Ever dreamed of being a published Author? Here’s YOUR chance to tell YOUR story!

Any FFA or 4-H member between the ages of 8-18

Before August 31, 2012

Enter your essay at

To speak out with a common voice to promote the positives of agriculture across the Lone Star State!
Winners will be selected by a panel of judges and will be featured in:
“Good for the Soul, Texas Proud stories from Texas Proud people” A collection of stories about what makes Texas agriculture a driving force in our country from those who love and live it.