Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hays County 4-H Clothing Workshop

Wed., March 12th, 9:30 am-2 pm
Valli & Kim’s Quilt Show in Dripping Springs
Each person is asked to provide $5 and a sack lunch

Please join us as we make quilts and blankets as part of the Texas 4-H Quilt Challenge.  We’ll also learn about the new Texas 4-H Trashion Show invitational contest.  We’ll wrap things up by going over all of the 4-H clothing project contest opportunities in preparation for the County 4-H Clothing Contests, scheduled for April 1st.  All supplies will be provided.  Please bring a sack lunch.  Special thanks to Kim Sessions for hosting us at her shop. 

Please sign up with our office (512-393-2120) by March 10th

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Texas 4-H Center - Day of Service - March 29th


The Texas 4-H Center is looking for 'some good Volunteers'.  The list of spring chores is longer than we can manage and we need help!

To accomplish our list we are recruiting 4-H members and families to join us for the
4-H Center One Day Service Project 
Saturday, March 29th @ 8 am
Kick off dance 8 pm Friday!  It's the 4-H Center...must dance!

Spring Chore List Includes:
Assemble 88 new beds in dormitories
Assemble new dorm furniture
Remove trees/limbs
Install new boards on ROPES Climbing Tower 
Trail Work

Free dorm lodging on Friday night, if needed.  Basic linens provided.  Please call ahead to reserve a space.  325-784-5482.  ALL youth MUST be chaperoned!

Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday for all volunteers.  Please let us know you are coming so we can plan for enough food. To download the registration form, click HERE!

Come join us for some great fun, fellowship and a little work to make your Texas 4-H Center the center of fun for the summer! If you have any questions or need additional information contact Dr. Darlene Locke at 

D-10 Council - Camp Out and Clean Up

The District 10 Council is planning a clean up and camp out at Garner State park on April 26-27, 2014. There must be 40 people interested and fully commit to attending before the event registration will be posted. For details of the event, click here. If you have questions, call Cory at 512-854-9600.

Fashion Storyboard Workshop - Monday, March 10th

The 4-H Fashion Storyboard is an industry inspired method of displaying original designs. The best storyboards create vivid visual images that are interesting and appealing to viewers. The storyboard “tells the story” of the designer’s idea. The storyboard includes original illustrations and flats, as well as additional materials (such as photos from the Internet or magazines, paper, fabric swatches, patterns, etc.) that have influenced the unique design.

 Click here for more information

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association - Youth Contest Opportunities

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will be hosting youth contests during the Cattle Raisers Convention in San Antonio April 4-6! This is just a reminder that the youth contest entry deadline is March 3! These contests are a great opportunity for the youth in your county to get involved in the largest livestock organization in Texas and a chance to win part of $5,000 in prizes!

Contests include essay, photo, beef promotion video and art! More information can be found here. The student does not have to be present to win!

Please note the following rule:

All contestants must be a member of TSCRA (either a student member, child or grandchild of a member or whose parents are employed by a TSCRA member). Proof of membership must be submitted with entry.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Volunteers Needed for Austin Kennel Club - Dog Show

The Austin Kennel Club is seeking 4-H youth to volunteer their time at their annual dog show on April 12th and 13th being held at the Travis County EXPO Center. Four youth are needed each day, two for the morning shift and 2 for the afternoon shift. Youth will be assisting with setup, tear down and of course poop scoop patrol. This is a great leadership opportunity as well as the perfect opportunity to see some amazing dogs. If interested in helping out, sign up on this form. If you have any questions, please email Cory at

Horse Project Validation Information

Youth interested in participating in the D-10 and State 4-H Horse shows, must validate their horses on 4-H Connect. The process starts on March 1st. For information on the validation process and rules for the State 4-H Horse Show, click on the following link.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Horse Judging Camp

Interesting in horse judging? A camp is being offered in College Station by the Animal Science Department. . Click on this link for information

TCYS Rule Changes/Additions/Clarifications

Rule change/additions/clarifications are being accepted at this time. The form to be used may be found on the TCYS website (click here). Suggestions are due by March 14th.

Entomology Judging Clinic - March 29th

The Department of Entomology at Texas A&M will be hosting an Entomology Judging Clinic Saturday, March 29, 2014 on the campus of Texas A&M University.  The Entomology Judging Clinic is designed for all youth including 4-H, FFA, scouts, etc., that have an interest in entomology and the youth contests for 4-H and FFA.  The program will be from 8am to Noon and include separate instruction for beginning students and for advanced students on order recognition, morphology, biology and ecology, as well as materials, supplies, and instruction on making collections.  Everyone will then be able to rotate through instruction modules on insect diversity by order or order groups so that they can see, compare and interpret variation in size, structure, color, etc. across a multitude of specimen examples.  There will be a contest room for all to test their skill in a format similar to the 4-H and FFA insect identification contests.  We fully expect the adult leaders to attend any or all sessions and work side-by-side with their members, and we will have a list of resource materials available for their future use.

Students interested in the program must register at (which must be completed by the extension office).  The cost is $10.00 per person; late registration is $15.00 per person.

Email Cory at if you plan to participate. 

D-7 Shooting Sports Training - Registration closes on Monday, February 24th

District 7 will be hosting a Shooting Sports Coaches Training for Archery and Shotgun here in San Angelo on March 8th – 9th, 2014.
This training is open to potential coaches across the state.

Registration will be done through 4-H Connect: Opens today and Closes on February 24, 2014.  Please pay close attention to the deadline!
Cost is $120

Participants MUST have completed and passed the Background Check PRIOR to registering for the event, so if they have not completed this, they should do so IMMEDIATELY!

Tom Green County 4-H Building
3168 North US Hwy 67
San Angelo, TX 76905

Registration is currently open on 4-H CONNECT. Look for District 7 – Archery & Shotgun Coaches Training.
Registration will cover meals and course materials.
Lodging will not be provided for registrants.

Event will begin at 8AM on Saturday, March 8th and “tentatively” end at Noon on Sunday, March 9th.
Detailed information will be sent to those that register.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Travis County Fashion Show- April 10th

Fashion show paperwork and information has been posted on the website at the link below. There are new categories this year. This is a great way for youth to show off your sewing or consumer shopping skills. Check out the link for more information or contact Cory at or at 512-854-9600.

School Tour Guides for Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo

The Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo is looking for youth to serve as school tour guides on March 3rd, 4th and 5th. This is open to youth ages 14 and up. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Cory at Youth must be academically eligible to be out of school for this event.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Date Change for Travis County Roundup and Fashion Show

There has been a date change to the Travis County Roundup and Fashion Show Contests; please make note in your calendar that the these two contests will now be held on Thursday, April 10th.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

February Edition of the Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter

The monthly publication of the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program
February 2014
• 4-H StrongVirtual  4-H Volunteer Training
• Study Abroad
• 4-H Outdoor Challenge
• Recipe Rally
• Scholarship Opportunities
• Healthy Lifestyles Contest
• Summer Staff Opportunities
• Veterninary Science Skill- A-Thon
• Celebrate the Centennial of Extension Poster
• Natural Resources Update
• I Support The Clover Silent Auction
• 4-H Where Change Makes Cents
• Summer Camp Opportunities
• Dallas Mavericks
• PBR at AT&T Stadium

Summer Camping Opportunities at the Texas 4-H Conference Center

The Texas 4-H Center is busy preparing for their summer camps. Come join us at the Texas 4-H Conference Center for lots of dancing, games, zip-lining, rock-wall climbing, and FUN! Registration opens March 1st. Please see the attached schedule for a list of our summer programs or visit our website