Monday, March 31, 2014

County Camp at the Texas 4-H Conference Center

For those interested in attending County Camp at the Texas 4-H Conference Center this summer. Mrs. Julie will be taking kids June 30 - July 2nd. If you plan to register, check out the link below and please email Cory to her know you will be attending.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Flower Delivery - Community Service Opportunity

Community Service Opportunity; Sunday, April 6th, starting at 9:30 am. We will be delivering potted orchids to Dell Children's. We need 10 volunteers to help with this. If you would like to help, please sign up using the link below.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Gold Swing Camp and Golf Challenge

Texas 4-H Golf Swing Camp
Location:  The Campus Course at Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
Date:  May 3, 2014
Time:  8:30 am - Noon
Cost:  $75
The Texas 4-H Golf Swing Camp will be for 4-Hers of all ages and all skill levels. This fun and exciting camp will provide instruction to youth on chipping, pitching, putting, full swing, and trouble shots. Instructors from the Campus Course at Texas A&M University will provide individualized attention to each participant to ensure each youth leaves more confident in their golf swing and enjoys their experience at the camp. For more information see attached flier. 

2014 State 4-H Golf Challenge - Texas 4-H Golf Website
Location:  The Campus Course at Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
Date:  July 28, 2014
Time:  8:00 am shotgun start
Cost:  $60
In 2014 changes are being made to the Texas 4-H Golf Challenge Program. There will be no regional events hosted this year. Instead one State event will be hosted at the brand new course located on the campus at Texas A&M University. The Campus Course at Texas A&M University is in its first year and is being rated as one of the top new golf courses in Texas.  This event will be open to all age 4-Hers and split into two age divisions (Juniors 12 and under and Seniors 13 and up). This event is also open to non 4-Hers. Please pass this event on to any clientele you feel would be interested. 

Photo Display at the State Capitol

During the month of April, visitors to the State Capitol can view stunning photographs of the diversity of Texas agriculture in the exhibit Picturing Texas Agriculture.  One hundred students in 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) from throughout the state submitted images to a photography contest.  The prize-wining images in eight different categories will be displayed in the Capitol ground floor rotunda.  Picturing Texas Agriculture opens on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, and will remain on display through Sunday, April 27, 2014. 

The free exhibit in the Capitol ground floor rotunda is open daily to the public.  Please call 512.305.8400 for more details.

Weekdays 7:00 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm 

The State Preservation Board preserves and maintains the Texas Capitol, the Capitol Extension, Capitol Grounds and the 1857 General Land Office Building (now the Capitol Visitors Center) for the benefit of the citizens of Texas. The State Preservation Board also operates the Bullock Texas State History Museum and preserves and maintains the Governor’s Mansion. In addition to its preservation and long-term care for these important Texas landmarks, this state agency further fulfills its mission by educating the public about Texas history through tours, public programs and exhibits.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

D4 AE4-HA Photography Contest

The Texas Association of Extension 4-H Agents (TAE4-HA), a professional Extension organization for County Extension Agents, Specialists, and Extension Administrators for the purpose of professionalism, collaboration, and youth development. The members from District IV delegation are hosting a photography contest for youth and adults to provide scholarship funds for district level 4-H leadership events, such as Fall Focus, District Lockin and Leadership Lab.

ALL photos must be received by the District IV Photography Committee Chair by 5 p.m. on May 15, 2014.
Late entries will not be accepted.

Addressed to:
ATTN: D4TAE4-HA Photography Contest
C/O Dr. Tamra McGaughy
10056 Marsh Ln, Suite B-101
Dallas Texas, 75229

Contest participation will cost $10.00 for the first photo and $1.00 for each additional photo per individual. Payment can be check or money orders only and should be mailed with photo submissions. Payment should be made out to D4AE4-HA Photography Contest. Photos will not be consider as an entry until payment is received. 

Contest rules and guidelines may be found at the following link: 

District 10 Photography Contests - Deadline March 28th.

The deadline for the District 10 Photography Contest is approaching this Friday, March 28th. For photos to be considered for the District 10 Contest, youth must register their photos on 4-H Connect and upload the photos. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter

The March edition of the Texas 4-H Standard Newsletter can be found on the following link.
 Newsletter - Look under heading
In This Edition:
• 4-H Center One Day Service Project
• Calf Roping School
• Let’s Move Contest
• Vet Science Skill-A-Thon
• Share-the-Fun New Category
• National 4-H Food Challenge
• Fuel Up Play 60 Ambassadors
• National Contest Opportunities
• Texas Congress
• Photography Contest
• Extension Centennial
• Natural Resources Update
• Purple Up! for Military
• I Support the Clover
• National 4-H Congress
• 4-H Where Change Makes Cents!
• Summer Camps for 4-H
• Dallas Mavericks
• Poultry Institute
• TAMU Vet School Open House
• 4-H Night with the Houston Rockets
• There’s and App for That - the Texas 4-H Calendar App

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

County Roundup - Educational Presentations, Public Speaking and Share the Fun

County Roundup is just around the corner and this is the perfect opportunity to showcase and share your knowledge on your favorite project. You can work individually or as a team. You can deliver a speech, sing a song, demonstrate something and you can even dance. Check out the information at the link below:

Email Cory with questions on this event,

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 Outdoor Challenge

The state committee is excited to provide information for the Texas 4-H Outdoor Challenge, scheduled for June 27-29, 2014.  Click here for the document to find registration information, rules, a tentative schedule, and various educational resource links (under state events tab).  Please forward this to your club membership as well as publicize in your newsletters and blogs.  Note that the Outdoor Challenge is being held in a new location this year (in Collin County), and we have made some changes to the events being offered.

For future reference, this same information can be found online at the following link:

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Steer Tag Orders for 2014-2015

If you plan to exhibit a Market Steer at Travis County or the major shows, tags will need to be ordered. Tags are $12.00 each. Order form along with payment is due to the county extension office by Monday, April 14th.

Form may be found on the Travis 4-H Website under the tab of livestock and animal information.

Calling All Young Chefs - Time to Break Out Your Chef Hat!

First Lady Michelle Obama is again teaming up with the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Epicurious to host a nationwide recipe challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among America’s youth. We’re inviting parents or guardians and their children, ages 8-12, to submit an original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty, with the opportunity to be invited to attend a Kids' "State Dinner" here at the White House where a selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

State Fair Lamb and Goat Tag Orders

If you plan to exhibit a Market Lamb or Market Goat at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas in the fall, validation tags will need to be ordered. Tags are $12.00 each. Order form along with payment is due to the county extension office by Monday, April 14th.
Click here for form

Fuel Up to Play 60 - Healthy Living Ambassador Program

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce the establishment of the 4-H Fuel Up To Play 60/Healthy Living Ambassador Program. Applications to serve as an ambassador are currently being accepted and will be accepted until April 15th. This ambassador group is replacing the current healthy lifestyles advisory board.

The purpose of the 4-H Fuel Up To Play 60/Healthy Living Ambassador Program is to:
·        Promote the purpose and goals of the 4-H healthy lifestyles program through Fuel Up To Play 60;
·        Empower youth by giving them the opportunity to provide leadership to the 4-H healthy lifestyles program as it relates to Fuel Up To Play 60; and
·        Equip youth to serve as a leader to implement the Fuel Up To Play 60 Program in local schools.

Requirements for ambassadors include:
·        4-H members must be at least 15 years old at the beginning of the 2014-15 4-H year.
·        Ambassadors will serve a two-year term.
·        All youth accepted as ambassadors will be required to participate in a training and planning session June 30 – July 1st in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and pay any associated travel and registration costs.

The ambassador application is attached and available online, with additional information, at Please share this information with youth that may be interested in this leadership opportunity.