Sunday, September 28, 2014

Travis County 4-H Happenings - Last Week

It is has been a super busy and productive week and weekend for Travis County 4-H. Many activities and programs have taken place.

 - Great programming at Blake Manor Elementary School on Take A Stand!
 - County Council Meeting that incorporated training on the Food Challenge event
 - Science of Agriculture Event - A partnership with Travis County Farm Bureau and Travis County A&M AgriLife Extension Office, best event in 10 years and took place at a new venue. First time to use Travis County Exposition Center and all agents/ programs were involved from Travis County A&M AgriLife, special thanks to Rhonda Burnett & Family, Tina Warwick & Family, 4-H CAPITAL Staff and AmeriCorps members, Travis County Farm Bureau and TC agents
 - 4-H youth youth compete in Colorado County Judging Contest; Paige Simpson, Madison Cotton, Zack Lena and Mason Liles, Bryce Simpson and TyWilliamson , Team places 10th and Paige was 8th place individual.
 - Meredith Masi and Collin Warwick attended their State Council Training in Dallas and received their green blazers.
 - 20 youth and adults participated in the NAMI Walk on Saturday morning supplying the dog watering stations.
 - Der Kampher conducts a community service event in Webberville, working on a deck

Great week, if anyone has anything to share, please email Cory at

Check back for more updates!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bowie Austin FFA - Lamb and Goat Prospect Show

Click on the link to find out more information about upcoming shows: Shows are divided by species.

If you have items you want posted, send to Cory via email at

Hendrickson Lamb and Goat Prospect Show - October 11th

Click on the link to find out more information about upcoming shows: Shows are divided by species.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

2015 TCYS Queen's Court

Congratulations to the 2015 Travis County Youth Show Queen's Court:

Queen – Carissa Jackson – Manor FFA
Queen Runner –Ups
     Megan Steffek –Bowie Austin FFA
     Beth Simmons – Lake Travis FFA

Princess – Rylee Oldham – Oak Hill 4-H
Princess Runner-Ups
     Madison Cotton – Der Kampher 4-H
     Martha Dolliver – West Austin 4-H

Broiler Order Deadlines

TCYS orders are due September 30th and Major show orders are due October 3rd.

TCYS orders are on their website -
Major show broiler orders are on our website -

Long-term Dog Boarding/Behavior Assistance Needed

I live in Austin, TX and recently (May) rescued 2 white GSD/Husky mix litter mates from a kill shelter in Irving.  They are female and very bonded.  They have been fully vetted, spay and microchipped (they tested heartworm + but are on medication).  They are very intelligent, curious, loving dogs ... and at just over a year old, they are high energy. The down side is they have terrible separation anxiety & jump when excited. They are shy around people when first meeting, but warm up (I fear the shelter time was a difficult experience for them).

I have two other dogs that have been with me for 5 years and having a total of 4 dogs has become far more than i can manage. 

I am looking for long-term boarding and behavior assistance.  I would happily bring them to A&M, or another locale if it is at all a possibility. I will happily supply all vet info & contacts.

If interested in helping out, contact person below:

Kristina Schlegel

NAMI Walk - Dog Watering Stations - Community Service

4-H provides dog watering stations

Saturday, September 27th

It will begin and end in front of The Long Center (corner of W. Riverside Dr. and S. 1st St.) 

7:30 am  - 11:00 am 

Email Cory if you would like to help out with the event. and bring a jug or two of water and some dog treats

Junior Leadership Retreat

Please join us for the Junior Leadership Retreat November 7-9 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center. We have a lot of fun and exciting activities planned for the event.

Junior Leadership Retreat features Texas 4-H Council members conducting hands-on educational workshops with younger 4-H members. This year, the program will focus on increasing your knowledge and skills in five 4-H project opportunities.

State 4-H Council members take pride in showcasing their creativity at the Saturday Night Theme Dance! The theme is “Oh, the places you'll go”, so come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Don’t miss out on this fabulous costume party. All of the State Council members will be in costume, join them! Don’t forget to bring a rock from your county for closing ceremonies at the Texas Star on Saturday night. Join us for a weekend full of fun and exciting activities. Visit our website to register today:

4-H Whiz Bang Shotgun Rules

The 4-H Whiz Bang rules have recently been revised by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  This agency's Outdoor Education branch has been a long time supporter of the 4-H Shooting Sports Project and has operated the Whiz Bang Program for many years for our youth.  The revised rules are now posted on the 4-H Shooting Sports webpage (  These rules and procedures will help county 4-H shotgun projects understand the event as it is held not only at the 4-H Shooting Sports State Games in July, but at the local events as well which serve as qualifying shoots for the overall finals held in October each year.  To learn more about this event or to see the revisions, go to the 4-H Shooting Sports webpage and choose the 'Whiz Bang' link under the 'Rules' title box.  A schedule of county 4-H projects holding a Whiz Bang event is posted on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department webpage (  This schedule will be updated prior to the season beginning in the spring.