Saturday, May 30, 2015

4-H Healthy Lifestyle Ambassador Application - Travis County Leadership Opportunity

Travis County 4-H is accepting applications for youth to serve on the Travis County 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador Committee. For more information on this opportunity, click here to find the application and requirements.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

2015 Invitational Photogrpahy 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 an invitational photography contest for youth and adults to provide scholarship funds for district level 4-H leadership events.

ALL photos must be received by the District IV Photography Committee Chair by 5 p.m. on May 29, 2015.
Late entries will not be accepted.

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. 

Click herefor more details. All questions regarding this contest can be sent to Dr. Tamra McGaughy, District IV Photography Committee Chair at

Monday, May 25, 2015

Volunteer and Clean up Equipment Needed for Hays County Flooding

For those wanting to volunteer and assist with the Hays County Flood Clean up below is some information from the Hays County Sheriff's Office:

We have set up an email account for use by the public to volunteer equipment and volunteer service organizations:
If you have equipment that you would like to offer for use during the clean up the flood areas, send an email with a complete detailed list of what resources/equipment you have to offer. Include a Point of Contact name with email address and telephone number. It will be forwarded to the administrator and you will be contacted if your equipment can be utilized.
If you are part of a volunteer organization, please email with Point of Contact name, email address and telephone number and number of available persons in your group. It will be forwarded to the administrator and you could be contacted for possible deployment.
Beginning tomorrow afternoon, we will have a Volunteer Coordinator Contact for individuals who want to assist on an individual basis. We are not prepared to accept people for this today. We will notify the public when the system has been set up.
We appreciate all of your patience during this incident.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kendall County Steer Show - June 27th

Baby Chicks - Need a home

12 baby chicks need a good home, if you know of anyone  who would like them, please email Cory at They will be available Friday morning 5/22/2015.

2015-2016 Turkey Orders - Due June 18th

T-shirt to Tote Bag Service Project

A service opportunity is available for those who would like to participate in recycling old t-shirts to make tote bags. This is a collaborative effort of departments within Travis County. I have shirts in my office that can be picked up to do this project. Email John at when you will be coming by to pick up shirts.  Directions are below.


Ultimate Sporting Camps

Saturday, May 16, 2015

4-H Recordbooks- Due June 24th

Need Help? - June 15th is recordbook workday at the extension office. 10:00 am  - 5:00 pm

Recordbooks are due June 24th 

Kaufman County Dog Show

The Kaufman County 4-H Dog  Project Workshop and Show on May 30th is cancelled due to facility double booking.  We are going to add a date in the fall to make up the date.  We are still hosting the June 20th show at the Kaufman County Fairgrounds.  Flyer and information has been posted to the Kaufman County 4-H Councils Blog Spot ( ).  If you have any questions please email back .

Horsemanship Clinic - June 8-10 - Giddings, TX

The Brush Poppers 4-H Horse Club will host an A&M Horsemanship clinic for 3 days Monday-Wednesday June 8-9-10. We will be at the Lee County Sheriff Posse covered arena (off highway 290 in Giddings, TX). 

Cost will be $35 per day, or $75 to ride all 3 days. There is no cost to view from the stands, but you'll get more out of it if you bring a horse. Our clinic is open to adults as well as youth riders, and 4-H membership is not required. The instructors will be from the A&M horsemanship program. Horsemanship levels include from beginner (must be able to control the horse at a walk and trot) to advanced (working on flying lead changes and advanced skills). There will be some time for special interest hints like trail obstacles, patterns, or barrels. We may limit enrollment, so please let us know if you plan to attend. We'll send more information about stalling, camper hook-ups, and liability release after you RSVP.

Ask individual questions or RSVP by e-mail to

PBR at Cedar Park Center

I am contacting you in regards to a special offer we are giving to 4-H groups, and their friends and family. We are offering a $10 flat rate ticket (normally $25) for our upcoming PBR Touring Pro Division HOOey Brands Classic.

Robinson Bulls, Inc and HBarH Bucking Bulls, Inc. have announced the first-ever Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Touring Pro Division HOOey Brands Classic, coming to Cedar Park Center on August 7 – 8, 2015.  Over the past 20+ years PBR has harnessed the raw power of bull riding and transformed a country-fair show into a worldwide sport and entertainment phenomenon.

Use promo code TEXAS to redeem the offer online. If you would like to order through fax or email you may use the attached order form. You can also call 512-600-5013 Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm to complete your order online.

Hill Country Best of the Best Club Lamb Sale - June 6th

Texas A&M Lamb and Goat Sale - May 17th

Support the Clover - Silent Auction

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the  “I Support the Clover” Silent Auction during Texas 4-H Roundup, June 9-11, 2015.
Online pre-bidding will begin on Friday, May 15th at 8 am.  You can place your bids at
Online bidding will be open until Monday, June 8th at 5 pm.  
Proxy bidding is also available online, should you not be able to attend the LIVE event in June.  Proxy bids will be updated by Foundation staff during the LIVE Silent Auction, on your behalf.
The LIVE silent auction will open at Roundup on Tuesday, June 9 at 7 am.  The online bids will serve as the opening bid amounts.
Silent Auction LIVE event schedule:
·        Tuesday, June 9th :  7 am – 7 pm
·        Wednesday, June 10th : 7 am – 7 pm
·        Thursday, June 11th : 7 am – 3 pm (bidding closes at 3pm)

Proceeds from the auction will be used to benefit statewide efforts of the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program.  Your support of this effort is helping us “make the best better” for out next generations of leaders!