Monday, March 30, 2015


Travis County 4-H Workshop - April 16th @ 6:30 pm at the extension office

Record keeping and Texas 4-H Record Books! 2014-15 will be the final year for the online record keeping system. The System will no longer be available after October 31, 2015. If you have information in the system, please save and print a copy of all information to another site. If you are new to record keeping, do NOT set up a new profile; use the Word documents.

Record Books submitted for judging in 2014-15 can be completed using the site or the Word documents. Either format is acceptable. State Judging will be August 3, 2015. The only change to the judging process is that the Personal Information Page while required, will not be judged.

See updated powerpoint teaching aides and updated Family Guide and Score sheets

Mission Possible

Mission Possible a unique camp for youth with and without disabilities held annually at the Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood. Camp this summer will be July 7-9. 4-H members volunteer as Mentors (application due March 15) and gain a rich experience serving alongside a youth with a medically diagnosed disability. Time is running out to apply as a Mentor, so contact Doc Locke asap at  But, there is plenty of time for families to inquire about sending their son or daughter who may have a medically diagnosed disability. The camp is generally able to provide services for youth with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, various forms of mobility impairments, hearing and visual impairments, but each prospective camper is evaluated individually for their specific needs. The three day, two night camp is $175; campers participate in a traditional 4-H camp program including swimming, challenge course, shooting sports, field games, arts and crafts and dancing!

Contact Dr. Locke at for either a Mentor or Camper application. Due to the nature of the audience served, space is limited

National 4-H Congress - Applications due March 31st

Market Poultry Workshop - May 9th

County Roundup - Fashion Show and Share the Fun Registrations due

Registration forms for Fashion Show, County Roundup and Share the Fun are due tomorrow, Tuesday, March 31st.

State Photogrpahy Entries due - April 3rd

Texas 4-H Photography Contest
Take a photo, it will last longer, and then enter it into the 2015 Texas 4-H Photography Contest!  Rules and Guidelines are available for those interesting in the '15 photo contest.  State contest is open to senior 4-H members, but many districts have contest for younger 4-H members.  To learn more about the state contest, click HERE

Senior members will need to submit photos to Cory via email by April 3rd.

Cele 4-H - Spirit Night Fundraiser - April 8th

Sunday, March 22, 2015

2015 Summer Camp - Brownwood, TX - Travis County June 29th - July 1st

4-H Summer Camp Registration is now open at the Texas 4-H Conference Center near Lake Brownwood. Join us this summer for one of our fun filled and exciting camp programs. We have a new camp this year for youth ages 14-17 called Prime Time Extreme. This program takes camp fun to a whole new level. It will include advanced archery, advanced dance sessions, color run and much more! We will also take it to the extreme at the challenge course with the giant swing, swinging log and the Texas Screamer!
Visit our website to register:

Travis County 4-H - sign up to go June 29th - July 1st  

District 8 4-H Shooting Sports Coaches Training

D-8 is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training for Archery, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun in Ellis County (Waxahachie area) on May 16-17, 2015.

 This training is open to any potential coaches across the state.
  • Registration will be conducted through 4‐H Connect.
  • Look for 2015 D8 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training - Waxahachie
  • Registration will be open April 1, 2015 and closes May 4, 2015.
  • 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!!!

Additional details:
  • Registration will cover meals and course materials.
  • Only one discipline certification (archery, pistol, rifle, or shotgun) is obtainable per participant per training.
  • Lodging will not be provided for registrants.
  • Event will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, May 16 and tentatively end at noon on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
  • Tentative schedule, what to bring list, and release forms attached. Additional details will be sent to those that register.

Visit the website to view more details (including lodging information):

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Shooting Sports Extravaganza

2015 Shooting Sports Extravaganza
April 18, 2015
Texas 4-H Conference Center, Brownwood
Registration open through April 2, 2015

Detailed information is available in the 2015 Shooting Sports Extravaganza Information document available HERE on the 4-H Shooting Sports website. (

Monday, March 16, 2015

Virtual Volunteer Conference - April 21st & 22nd

Late Entries for D-10 Photography Contest - Due March 20th

 Late registration for Photography ends this Friday, March 20, 2015 it is now $30 per person to enter. No entries will be accepted after Friday.

4-H youth who would like to submit photos for the D-10 Photography Contest, entries are due on 4-H Connect by Friday, March 13th.

For information on rules and guidelines and submission requirements, click on the link below. Look under the maroon heading: "District Events"

Friday, March 6, 2015

Leadership Opportujity at Rodoe Austin - Spots Still Available.

It is that time of the year where we are looking for youth to sing the national anthem and recite the pledges at Rodeo Austin market species shows as well as the Longhorn and Boer Goat show. If you know of youth who are interested in participating in this leadership opportunity please pass along. The link below is the signup process we are utilizing.

4-H Shooting Sports Informational - May 7th

Numerous calls and emails are received regarding the 4-H Shooting Sports projects. An informational will be held to survey the interest in the areas of Travis County in which there are currently not instructors or a club for the various disciplines. Check out the flyer for more details.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Aggieland Lamb and Goat Camp

JULY 17-19, 2015

JULY 24-26, 2015

Join us in Aggieland for a FUN and EXCITING 3 day program dedicated to educating students on the fundamentals of feeding, nutrition, health, facilities, and selection with plenty of showmanship and Quality Counts information!
Register online starting March 18 via our website:

Children $150 & Adults $60
After May 1, 2015, a late fee will be added.
Registration will be open to the 1st 150 paid campers!

For More Information:
Or Contact: Kayley Wall or Becca Kirkpatrick at
Phone: 979-862-7644

Texas 4-H Healthy Lifestyle Ambassador Applications

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce the release of the application for the 2015 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador Program. The application is available on the 4-H healthy lifestyles program webpage and will be accepted until April 15, 2015. Youth selected to serve as an ambassador will be notified in early to mid-May.

The purpose of the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassadors is to promote the purpose and goals of the 4-H healthy lifestyles program, provide leadership to educational events through the implementation of healthy living programs, including Fuel Up To Play 60. More information about the ambassador program is included with the application.