Friday, August 29, 2014

Keeping Up With Communication

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Monday, August 25, 2014

TCYS Queen's Court and Jr. Supt. Applications

Applications may be found on the TCYS website: Click here

Applications are due on September 5th

Upcoming 4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Trainings

District 10 Shooting Sports Coach Training--Kerrville, Texas: September 13-14, 2014. Registration via 4-H Connect August 18-31. Contact Megan Logan for additional information, 

District 12 Shooting Sports Coach Training—Alice, Texas: September 27-28, 2014, Registration via 4-H Connect September 1-September 21. See District 12 website for more information.

West Region Shooting Sports Coach Training--San Angelo, Texas: September 27-28, 2014, Registration via 4-H Connect August 18-September 18. See Shooting Sports website for more information or contact

South Region Shooting Sports Coach Training--Victoria, Texas: October 11-12, 2014, Registration via 4-H Connect August 21-September 18. See Shooting Sports website for more information or contact


Rockets to the Rescue Workshop - October 8th

4-H members in Guadalupe, Hays and Travis Counties who are in middle and high school are invited to participate in this workshop on Wed., Oct. 8th - National Youth Science Day!!  We will complete this year's NYSD project, Rockets to the Rescue, and learn about space projects happenings at the Southwest Research Institute.  This is a free workshop that is limited to the first 40 participants.  Click here to find out more.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Texas 4-H Instagram Contest

4-H in the City Film Festival

4-H in the City Film Festival is a short film competition that challenges 4-H youth to create an engaging, entertaining and informative film that is at least fifteen seconds and no longer than two minutes in length.  

The purpose of the short film is to promote 4-H, various projects to youth living in large cities where participating in the more traditional 4-H projects (livestock & farming) may not be practical.  The short film project is similar to the photography contest; a 4-H member or team would create the short film and forward it just as they would their photographs. 

The short film would be placed in the appropriate 4-H project category and judged against other short films in that category.  First, Second, and Third Place films for each 4-H project area will be recognized and d├ębuted on the Texas 4-H website. 

The best overall first, second, and third place films will receive prizes from the sponsor(s) of 4-H in The City Film Festival and showcased at State Roundup just as award winning photographs are. 

The deadline for a short film entry is November 10, 2014.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dog Project Opportunities

The new 4-H year has started and there are several dog project activities available for you to participate in.  4-H Connect is open and ready for enrollment for the 2014-2015 4-H year.  We encourage you to go ahead and re-enroll for this year so you will continue to get 4-H dog project information. 

We hope you are able to take advantage of some of these opportunities.  Each of the flyers for these events can be found at

Fido Fest - “AKC Responsible Dog Owner Day”
            Sunday, September 7, 2014 from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
            Trinity Valley Exposition, 321 FM 563, Liberty, Texas

Intro to Barn Hunt (Flyer under the Hollywood Dog selection)
Payment in full and registration form are required to reserve your space.  Limited working spots available.
            Friday, September 12, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            Magnolia, Texas (physical address to be given upon enrollment)
Learn how to compete in the great new sport of Barn Hunt and how to work as a team with your dog and see how much fun your dog has when they figure out this new game.

Hollywood Dogtm 101
Payment in full and registration form are required to reserve your space.  Limited working spots available.
            Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            Magnolia, Texas
Is your dog just waiting to be discovered? Is he cuter, smarter, and more talented than all those dogs you see in the movies or in ads?  If you’ve ever wondered about the world of animal modeling and acting and want to find out if your dog has the right stuff, This is the program to attend.

4-H Dog Grooming Clinic
            Registration due September 15, 2014
            Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
            Exhibit Hall II at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Conroe, Texas
Learn how to groom to your breed even if your dog is not purebred.  Help you dog look Pawtastic!

Kaufman County 4-H Dog Project Workshop and Show Series
            Registration due by 5:00 p.m. the Monday before each show
            Saturday, September 27, 2014
            Saturday, October 25, 2014
            Saturday, November 22, 2014
            Check in is at 8:00 a.m. Workshops begin at 9:00 a.m. and Show begins at 1:00 p.m.         

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo - Contests

For those who plan to enter the Heart of Texas Fair in Waco, entries are due to the County Extension Office by Monday, September 8th. Email Cory if you are interested in participating in this event;

September 8th entry deadline is for the following contests:
 - Junior animals shows
 - Food Challenge - $30.00 per team - Saturday, October 4th
 - Public Speaking - $10.00 per participant - Saturday, October 4th
 - Trap Shoot Extravaganza - $75.00 per participant - October 10th & 11th

Other Contests in which you can pay the day of. Each of the contests below are $10.00 per participant
 - Consumer Judging - Saturday, October 4th
 - Agriculture Product Identification - Saturday, October 4th
 - Livestock Judging -  -Sunday, October 5th

Rules and guidelines may be found at following link:
Click here for rules
***You must must registered in 4-H Connect to be eligible to participate***

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

District 10 Shooting Sports Coaches Training - September 13-14

District 10 is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Shooting Sports Coaches Training for Archery, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun in Kerrville on September 13-14, 2014.

This training is open to potential coaches across the state.

Registration will be done through 4-H Connect: Registrations will open on August 18, 2014 and closes on August 31, 2014.  Please pay close attention to the deadline!

Cost is $120. Registration will cover meals and course materials.

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!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Groovy Dog Bakery

Groovy Dog Bakery in south Austin is looking for potential older teen employees as well as volunteer opportunities. For more information, please use the contact information below.

Contact : Kim Hall

4477 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Texas 4-H Night With the Astros - August 30th

The Texas 4-H Night at Minute Maid Park is Saturday, August 30th.  The Astros will be playing the Texas Rangers.  Game time is set for 6:10 pm. 
Special Offer Code: texas4h

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Richie with the Houston Astros. 

Matt Ritchie
Account Executive, Group Sales

Houston Astros Baseball Club
501 Crawford St., Houston, TX 77002
O 713.259.8337

2015 Lamb and Goat Tag Orders - due August 22nd

2015 Lamb and Goat Tag Order Form is posted. If you plan to exhibit lambs or goats at TCYS or at any of the majors, tags must be ordered. Due date is August 22nd.

Monday, August 11, 2014

District 10 4-H Conference - August 23rd

District 10 4-H Conference - Saturday, August 23rd in LOCKHART!
This is a great way to get involved more at the district level. Meet other youth from surrounding counties and obtain learning experiences for your 4-H RECORDBOOKS!
Cost is $25.00 and that includes lunch at the District Gold Star Luncheon.  To learn more about this opportunity, click on the link and look under the heading "District Events"

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Magic of Electricity Workshop

Wednesday, August 20th - Magic of Electricity Workshop at the Philips Plant. To lean more about this opportunity, check out the flyer.

Consumer Education Project Workshop - August 12th

Change in plans for the Consumer Project Series Activities. New date is August 12th. We will meet at the Domain to learn more about the Consumer Education Project and classes. Please remove the following dates: July 24th, 29th and August 18th. Check out the flyer for more details.

Heifer Validation - NEW!

Any youth who plans to exhibit a heifer at any of the major livestock shows, your heifer will need to be validated. Please contact Cory at if you have or plan to show a heifer.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Livesock Extravaganza - Cancelled

Unfortunately, this event was cancelled due to low registration numbers. We will work to provide additional opportunities so that our youth will be able to gain learning experiences that are important to include in 4-H Recordbooks.