Friday, June 28, 2013

Dog Project Advisory Board

Texas 4‑H continues to offer a wide range of successful projects for children to learn positive life skills through.  One project that has been available for many years, but needs a review for potential expansion is the 4‑H dog project.  The 4‑H dog project could be one of the largest projects that Texas 4‑H offers.  Kids love dogs, and whether they live in rural Texas or in the middle of urban Texas ‑ there is opportunity for children to be involved in 4‑H with their pet!

Three years ago we established at Texas 4-H Dog Project Advisory Board to work towards expanding the 4-H Dog Project.  Volunteer Leaders, 4-H Members and County Extension Agents are working together to provide support to both the growth of the project and improvement of the Texas 4-H Dog Show.  Efforts to support the 4-H Dog Project at the county level include:

            -     Ensure relevancy of the 4-H Dog Project by giving youth and volunteers the opportunity to provide vision for the future of the project including project materials, activities, SET ability terminology and recommending program direction, special activities, new materials and competitive events
            -     coordinate events that will provide learning opportunities for the development of leadership and effective citizenship related to the dog project.
            -     Provide educational experiences that will enable 4-H members from across the state to become knowledgeable and skilled in dog project subject matter.

Please relay the opportunity to apply for the Texas 4‑H Dog Advisory Board to youth and adults that you feel would be interested.  Furthermore, County Extension Agents are encouraged to submit applications as well.  The enclosed application must be postmarked, faxed, or e‑mailed by July 15, 2013. Click here to obtain the application

Although we need youth and adults who have a strong background in the project, we also need those who have not been involved, but have interest.  These participants often contribute a unique perspective about what appeals to children who have not historically been involved.

Although most meetings are conducted utilizing technology, plans are being made to host a “town hall” style meeting this Fall.  Additional information will be available as plans are finalized.

Friday, June 21, 2013

County Record-book Results

The results of the Travis County 4-H record-book judging are in! Click here to check out results Congratulations to all who participated.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nadine's Birthday Bash at Good Luck Grill

Attention Travis County 4-H Families, mark you calendars for July 13th, to eat at Good Luck Grill. Great Food, Great Friends and Great Fun!

Monday, June 3, 2013

4-H Recordbook Workday - June 5, 2013

For those who would like help with 4-H Recordbooks, add June 5th to your calendar. Cory will be available from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Extension Office to assist anyone who would like to stop by and get help and have questions answered. For those who may still be in school and unable to attend, you may email questions and pages to for Cory to review and send back comments.

Philips Career Day - August 20, 2013

An opportunity to learn about the Philips Corporation and gain insight in college and career opportunities from engineers, marketing managers, sales associates and tour the facility.

Age Limit: Youth must be entering 7th grade - 12th grade
Cost: FREE
Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 noon
Registration - Limited to 50

Must register via the link below. Prior to the event, participants will be emailed a waiver and release form that must be brought on the day of the event.

Click here to register