Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rabbit Information

For those interested in the rabbit project and plan to exhibit rabbits, some resources have been posted to the website. Look under the tab "4-H and Livestock Information"  Check under the rabbit section for the links.
Click here to be directed to the website

National 4-H Conference

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. The 2013 National 4-H Conference will be held at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center. 

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) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) --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.

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, 2013). The maximum age for a youth delegate is 18.

Applications must be submitted online and certified through 4HCONNECT by November 30, 2012. 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 3, 2012. 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 ( The delegate’s share of registration, adult chaperone registration, lodging, airfare, meals, and transportation costs is $1600.00. This registration fee will be due on January 7, 2013.

Junior Leader Program For Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo

Youth leadership opportunities are available at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo. Click here to see the flyer and find out additional information.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

District 10 Photography Contest

Rules and guidelines for the District 10 Photography Contest have been posted to Travis County 4-H Website. The contest is open to 4-H youth ages 8 and in the third grade to 19 years of age. Click here to find additional information.

Clover Kids may submit photo entries to be judged at the county level only.

Travis County Food Show

County Food Show and contest entry information has been posted to the Travis County 4-H Website.
Click here for additional information.

Contest Date: Saturday, December 15, 2012
Location: Travis County Extension Office (1600 B Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721)

Major Show Entry Foms

For those who plan to exhibit their animals at any of the major livestock shows in the spring, the entry forms and individual summary form have been posted to the Travis County 4-H Website.

Forms and fees need to be submitted to the Travis County Extension Office on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 by 7:00 p.m.

Click Here to find the forms

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Animals Needed for a Petting Zoo

The Seminary of the Southwest is hosting a charity cook-off competition on February 2, 2013 and would like to have a few animals for a small petting zoo.  This is a great leadership opportunity for those involved in livestock projects. If this is something you would be willing to take part in, please talk with Cory.

4-H Contest Interest Sign Up Form

The best way for us to know if you are interested in a contest/activity is for you to to tell us. Below is a link for youth to indicate their interest in participating in a contest/event as well as the opportunity for adult volunteer leaders to indicate their interest in serving as a coach or a project leader.

Click Here to complete the form

Friday, October 5, 2012

Dine and Donate at Texas Land and Cattle

National 4-H Week is coming up October 7-13, 2012 and Texas Land and Cattle is offering Travis County 4-H Dine and Donate during that week. Print the flyer at the link below and take to any of the four restaurants during National 4-H Week:
Click Here for Flyer

4-H Night with the Texas Stars

4-H Night at the Texas Stars Hockey Game: October 14, 2012, check out the flyer:

Livestock Clinic in San Antonio

The San Antonio International Farm & Ranch Show and Bexar County A&M AgriLife Extension would like to invite you to our Livestock Clinic held at the San Antonio Freeman Coliseum (3201 East Houston Street  San Antonio, TX 78219). It will be held on November 10, 2012 from 9:30-11-30am. We will have Dwight Sexton, Brad Roeder, Todd Swift, and Chuck Real as our guest speakers. Topics to be covered include health management, feed and nutrition, grooming for show, showmanship, and project selection. The Clinic is open to all 4-H and FFA members. 

2013 Citizenship Washington Focus

Join Mica Garcia now & travel to
incredible Washington D.C. in
Summer 2013 for the best 4-H camp ever -

325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78132

This Leadership project is open to all county 4-H members & District 10 4-H members Ages 14 to 19!!!!

PARENTS - PLEASE COME! Chaperones needed!!

Come learn about the incredible
Citizenship Washington Focus Program EXCLUSIVELY FOR 4-H'er's
Meeting will include camp planning, fundraising & even prizes!
See you there!!

In the meantime, see our DOODLE POLL and vote for the best camp date:

Questions? Email Mica at  See you on the 20th!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

TCYS Entry Form

The entry form for the Travis County Youth Show has been posted to the TCYS website. Star looking at what you want to enter and submit your entry forms to your club manager.

TCYS - Youth Fair - Character Counts Test

For those who plan to exhibit a project in the Travis County Youth Show  - Youth Fair - you will need to complete the Character Counts. This is for youth fair only. If you plan to show an animal, you will need to complete the Quality Counts test.

Please read the information by clicking here

If you took the test last year and passed - you DO NOT need to to retake. Only take this if you are taking it for the first time to submit entries.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Texas 4-H Golf Challenge Swing Camp

With the success of the Texas 4-H Golf Challenge over the past three years, Texas 4-H is excited to announce a new opportunity related to the Golf Challenge. The first ever Golf Challenge Swing Camp will be hosted October 27th and 28th in College Station at Pebble Creek Country Club. This hands on camp will begin Saturday, October 27th at 9 am and conclude Sunday, October 28th at noon. 

The camp will provide 4-Hers of all ages the opportunity to work with golf professionals on swing fundamentals (putting, chipping, pitching, iron play, trouble shots), and situational golf play. In addition, instructors will use the Nike Golf Functional Performance System to provide a detailed assessment of participant’s golf swing as well as feedback on the strength of their muscles used in the golf swing. Golf professionals include former Assistant Texas A&M University Women’s Golf Coach, Texas A&M University Golf Course Professional, and Texas Team Golf and NG360 certified Instructor. The camp will be limited to the first 30 youth signed up and will focus heavily on one on one instruction. 

Registration is open on 4-H Connect and closes October 15th. The cost of the camp will be $150 and includes professional instruction, instructional materials, access to golf facilities, and lunch on October 27th. Lodging and transportation is not included. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to work with top golf professionals!