Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter

New Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter has been posted, check it our to learn more on all the great opportunities that 4-H offers. Click Here

Friday, September 21, 2012

2012 Junior Leadership Retreat

Junior Leadership Retreat is scheduled for November 9-11, 2012. Youth who are not Senior level 4-H members are invited to participate in this weekend leadership conference. All educational workshops are provided by members of the Texas 4-H Council, it is a true Youth Teaching Youth leadership conference.

Click her to Register for the Event 

Flyer for Event

Thursday, September 20, 2012

District 10 Leadership Shuffle

The District 10 Council is hosting a district wide dance on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Waring Hall in Boerne. Check out the link for more information. Click here for the flyer.

Monday, September 17, 2012

State 4-H Photography Contest

Attention Senior Aged 4-H Members. The 2012-2013 State 4-H Photography Rules and Guidelines have been posted. Check them out now to begin planning for photo opportunities. Click here for more information.

Theme:  Holiday Season in Texas

JPEG Images Due to Cory via email: March 20th. Each county is allowed to submit 15 photos (1 per category). For the best photos to advance to the state contest, all categories with more than one photo will be judged at the county level and winning entry will be notified if advancing to the state contest.

Consumer Decision Making Contest

This is a team oriented event and each team may have 3-4 team members. Participants will judge a class of 4 items and then place the class based on the quality and price of products and scenario provided.

The State Consumer Decision Making Contest will stay with the categories provided in 2011-2012.  The guidelines and study guides are located on the Texas 4-H website at Consumer Decision Making Website We will utilize all of the categories provided on the website.  If you have any questions about the Consumer Decision Making Contest please contact Cory.

Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop

Please pass this on to your 4-H Horse Project leaders.

Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Location: Freeman Arena, College Station, TX
Time: Starts at 9am
Cost: $15 per youth (by Nov. 1st); $20 per youth (after Nov. 1st) – parents and coaches welcome to attend

Topics: Instruction and practice on halter and performance classes, as well as reasons

Register online: www.judgingcard.com
Note: Online registration requires one consolidated entry for each FFA Chapter or County 4-H group.

More information: http://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/equine/  Click on Equine Workshops and Aggiefest Horse Judging Workshop.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Volunteer to Assist With NAMIWalk

Travis County 4-H is providing dog watering stations at NAMIWalk Austin on Saturday, October 6th. Any youth or adult volunteers who would like to assist, please sign up on the Google Form at the link below:Volunteer Sign Up Form

Volunteers will need to arrive at 7:45 am @  W. Riverside Dr. at S. 1st Street, Austin, TX

4-H Recipe Rally

Information and guidelines for the 2013 4-H Recipe Rally are now available.  They are attached to this e-mail and posted online:   http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/healthy_lifestyles.

In the 4-H Recipe Rally, intermediate and senior 4-H members are challenged with selecting, creating and/or altering a recipe and submitting a video of them preparing the recipe.  The video should highlight the 4-H member demonstrating the preparation of the recipe while also highlighting nutrients, food safety practices, serving size and cost analysis, as well as their inspiration for selection or creation of the recipe.  Entries are submitted online and due by midnight on February 1, 2013.  From there, the top three intermediate and senior 4-H members will be invited to compete in the 4-H Recipe Rally during Texas 4-H Roundup next June.

Click Here for link to contest overview page

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Major Show Broiler Order Form

Any youth planning to exhibit broilers at the San Antonio Livestock Show, Houston Livestock Show and/or Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, must complete the order form at the link below. Each exhibitor must order at least 25 birds and no more than 75. Orders are due to the county extension office by October 5th. Checks should be made payable to Travis 4-H.

Each box of 25 birds is $ 31.25.

Click Here for the order form.

TCYS Junior Superintendent

If any of your members are interested in this opportunity they must be in the 8th-12th grades. Eight selections will be determined from the applications by an outside entity. Applications are due in the TCYS office by October 5, 2012(5pm). No exceptions. You will be notified by phone on October 19, 2012 and invited to attend the December 5th board meeting to meet the TCYS superintendents.
Junior superintendents will be expected to assist the superintendents with various areas of the show & auction. They will be expected to wear the official name tag. This obligation will not interfere with your own show times.

The application in on the web. Www.traviscountyyouthshow.org

TCYS Fryer Order Form

Any youth planning to exhibit chickens at the Travis County Youth Show will need to complete the order form at the link below and  bring the form and money to the extension office by October 4th.
Families must purchase at least 25 birds, but may not purchase more than 100 birds per family member. Siblings may cross validate.

Click Here for the Order Form
$43.75 per box of 25

Call Cory at 512-854-9600 if you have any questions.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Your Texas 4-H Story

Texas 4-H, your movement… your story!  What better way to tell the 4-H story in Texas than to use the voice of the more than 650,000 youth who participate in different aspects of the Texas 4-H Program annually. From October 7th to the 13th, 2012 Texas 4-H will join the nation in celebrating 4-H week across our country.  To assist our county offices in the promotion of this annual week, we have compiled the 2012 National 4-H Week Packet.  This packet provides a variety of information on how your 4-H members, volunteers, and clubs can celebrate 4-H, and spread the word about this great positive youth development program.  

American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship

Completed applications are due December 1, 2012

2013 AQHF Scholarship Application is now available online. If a member you know is interested in receiving a scholarship, please be sure to share this information.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships. Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual scholarship criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship offered through the Foundation. A complete list of criteria is located within the 2013 Scholarship Guidelines.

Scholarship applicants must submit a completed application, official transcript and letters of reference. Students applying for state or regional scholarships must also submit proof of affiliate membership. State and regional scholarships are currently available for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. All application materials must be postmarked by December 1, 2012 in order to be eligible.

Recipients are selected based on academic merit, financial need and American Quarter Horse involvement, as well as applicant’s leadership and communication skills.

For more information, please visit our website at www.aqha.com/foundation or call us at (806) 378-5040.