Friday, January 31, 2014

D-10 Photography Contest

Exciting announcement for the county and district photography contest.. We are going DIGITAL!!! Photos will not need to be mounted this year. More details about the deadline and logistics coming soon!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Consumer Education Project Informational - March 6th

Good consumer skills can help you get more for your money. The 4-H consumer education project gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping. Consumer Decision Making is a judging contest designed to teach kids to observe, compare and make wise consumer decisions based on facts.

Consumer Education Project Informational
Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Travis County Extension Office

Click here for flyer

4-H Where Change Makes Cents



Look for jars in your district and give back to the Texas 4-H Center! The Texas 4-H Council has initiated a year-long community service project to enhance the 4-H Center and provide resources to a facility that the entire 4-H community can enjoy! Find out where to give or visit the Texas 4-H Foundation to donate today!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7lVZ8DCikk4/UtgV2OwUQtI/AAAAAAAAAeQ/l_jOewX9F8I/s1600/communityservice.jpg

District 8 4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Training - Rifle, Archery, Pistol, Shotgun



District 8 will be hosting a Shooting Sports Coaches Training for Archery, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun in Stephenville 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!
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Location:
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center – District 8
1229 N US Hwy 281
Stephenville, TX  76401

Registration is currently open on 4-H CONNECT. Look for District 8 – Archery, Rifle, and Pistol 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.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fashion Show Workshop - February 8, 2014

If  you are interesting in sewing clothes or buying an outfit, check out the Fashion Show Workshop. Learn the ins and outs of the event, how to complete the proper paperwork and tackling interviews.
Saturday, February 8, 2104
Travis County Extension Office
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click here for workshop flier

Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association Scholarship

The Dick Laursen Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Dick Laursen, a life-long irrigation specialist. Dick was born in 1942 into a Nebraska ranching/farming family. He began his career as a purchasing agent for a pivot manufacturer; then moving on to Rain Bird Ag before partnering to open SWISH, Inc., an irrigation company. With his partners, Dick spent the rest of his life building SWISH, until his death in 1998.
TAIA will award scholarships based on the applicant’s qualifications.  Scholarships will be available to registered, full-time students either entering college or continuing a college education.  Graduate students are also eligible. A recommendation from a TAIA member would be beneficial but is not mandatory. Scholarship funds will be given to the student's selected college to use towards enrollment expenses.

The scholarship committee will start taking applications October 1, 2013.  The deadline for the 2014 scholarship will be March 1, 2014.

For Fed-Ex deliveries please send to the following address:

Texas Agricultural Irrigation Association
c/o Kern Stutler
6028 79th Street
Lubbock, TX 79424


Qualifications:

  • Full-time student (12+ hours)
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, reporting GPA at end of each semester
  • 1000 minimum word essay with application
  • Not required to be a Texas resident
  • $500 per semester / $4000 total maximum / 4 year maximum
  • Funds sent to attending school first semester; from then on GPA and enrollment must be verified by a scholarship committee

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shooting Sports Coach's Training - Archery and Shotgun



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!
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Location:
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.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

County Council Meeting - Monday, January 27th

Reminder that the county council meeting will be held on Monday, January 27th at the county extension office. The council meeting will start at 7:00 pm. We will have a guest speaker on photography so this will be a great meeting council delegates and any 4-H member to attend. With the county, district and state photography contests coming up in the next couple of months, this will be a great learning experience for all in attendance.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fancy Feathers - Chicken Show




Fancy Feathers 7th Annual Chicken Show

Saturday, March 15, 2014
 9:30 am – Approximately 2:00 pm



Dripping Springs Ranch Park
1042 Dripping Springs Ranch Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

The Fancy Feathers chicken show is professionally judged poultry show set up and run 
by Fancy Feathers 4-H members. There will be adult and youth classes as well as a 
backyard class for both bantam and standard sized birds. You will be able to see over 
40 varieties of chickens originating from all parts of the world, including the classics, 
such as Rhode Island Reds to the more exotics, such as Seramas. In addition to seeing 
the birds you will be able to participate in a cluck-off, where the contestants perform 
their best imitation of a chicken, participate in our raffle/silent auction, view or enter an 
egg show, or have fun at the Kid’s Corner, or the Judging Competition for adults! Information and entry forms are
available on our web site www.fancyfeatherstx.org . Enter your birds or eggs or just come and join in the fun. Admission is free.


9:30 am – Approximately 2:00 pm

Friday, January 10, 2014

Anthem Singer Needed for Friday, January 24th

4-H and FFA youth who sing... we are looking for a member who sings the National Anthem and would be available to sing at the TCYS auction on Friday, January 24th in the morning. If you are interested, please email Cory a video submission of you singing the anthem so that the auction committee can make a selection. cmtalley@ag.tamu.edu

Friday, January 3, 2014

Dog Project Certifications

Dog Certification is now open on 4-H Connect and will close on January 10, 2014 at midnight.  Detailed instructions on how to certify a dog may be found by clicking here.  If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Cory at cmtalley@ag.tamu.edu.


Most significant is the 2014 Texas 4-H Dog Show Catalog is now posted on-line at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/dogshow it outlines the rules for the 2014 show.  Please take note of some significant changes.

            - The 2014 show will be held in Belton, Texas at the Bell County Expo July 11-13, 2014.

- New exhibition class Treibball has been added.  Treibball is also known as urban herding where dogs “herd” exercise balls to a goal using basic herding techniques.

- We have also added a new Foster/Family Dog Program to encourage fostering dogs.  These dogs do not have to meet the six month ownership requirement and will be eligible for Canine Good Citizenship, Costume, Tricks, Obedience and Rally.

Clothing and Textiles Project Leader Training - January 21st

There will be a project leader training for Clothing and Textiles on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Check out the flyer for more details.
http://travis-tx.tamu.edu/files/2010/06/Clothig-and-Textiles-Project-Leader-Workshop.pdf