Monday, June 29, 2015

4-H Award Forms

4-H Award Forms are due tomorrow, June 30th, to the Extension Office.

Form may be found at this link:

Breeding Sheep Showers

This does fall at the beginning of TCYS, but passing along just in case.

Dear Sheep Producer/Exhibitor/Supporter:
 The Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show in Kerrville, TX is EXCITED to announce that our District show will now be open to Junior breeding sheep exhibitors state-wide!  What do we have to offer these youth?
·        We show ALL breeds of registered sheep; classes include:  Delaine, Dorper, Hampshire, Rambouillet, Southdown, Suffolk and Other Registered Breeds
·        We show 6 age classes in each breed:  lamb, two-tooth and aged in both ewes and rams.
·        We pay guaranteed premium money to the top six places, regardless of entry number.  And we often have extra add-on premium money as well!
·        Breed champions receive an extra $ 150 premium (ram and ewe).
·        Reserve breed champions receive an extra $ 50 premium (ram and ewe).
·        The reserve supreme ewe receives an additional $ 500 premium.
·        The supreme ewe receives a $ 3000 scholarship and belt buckle.
·        The supreme ram receives a belt buckle.
·        It is a quick show – check in on Tuesday, January 16 from 12 noon – 7 p.m., show on Wednesday, January 17 starting at 8 a.m.  Exhibitors are released as soon as they finish showing. (this leaves plenty of time to get to the Ft Worth show)
For more information, please contact Mary Beth Bauer ( or Trey Dittmar (

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Clover Kid Fun Day - July 16th - Register on link

Two 4-H Clover Kid Fun Days have been planned for the summer. Check out the flyer at the link below. If you know youth entering K-2nd grade in the fall pass along the information.

Promotional Flyer:

Registration Link:

Friday, June 19, 2015

4-H Promotion Day at Mueller

4-H youth leaders involved in the Food and Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Projects are needed to assist with a 4-H promotional event on Saturday, July 18th at Mueller Park from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

If interested in assisting for this leadership opportunity, email Cory at

TCYS Shootout - Friday, July 24th

Registration Information can be found at the following  link:                Travis County Youth Show

Horsemanship Clinic

All welcome!
Adults and youth!
Beginners Intermediate Advanced!

June 22-24 Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Tx A&M AgriLife Horsemanship clinic
Llano Events Center covered arena
2200 RR 152 Llano

Topics to cover:
Showmanship and Horsemanship
Safety on the ground and in the saddle
Collection, flexion, circles
Leads, transitions, maneuvers
Lead changes, spins, stops
Barrel racing basics
Working cow horse
Ranch trail obstacles
And more!

$40 for one day
$70 for 2 days
$100 for 3 days
Cattle fee for those that work Tues Wedn
Stalls available

Bring coggins
Bring lunch/snacks
Will have releases for parents to sign

For more information 830-265-8048

Maroon and White Goat Sale - July 26th

4-H Recordbooks - Due June 24th

Don't forget that 4-H Recordbooks are due on Wednesday, June 24th by 5:00 pm

Forms may be found at the following link:

Juniors - Complete your form and remember that you can add up to 3 pages of photos  (action shots of you working in your projects)

Intermediates and Seniors: Complete your forms and be sure to write your story and include your photos - maximum of 10 pages.

Email Cory with questions:

Horse Project Information

For youth interested in Horse Project Activities, the link below provides some information on summer opportunities and other valuable information related to horses. Once on the webpage, click on the link for the May-August 2015 Newsletter.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Clover Kid Fun Day- cancelled

Regarding the Clover Kid Fun Day, for tomorrow , There were only two attendees registered and since I was out of town the last two days at the district horse show , I was not able to really tell what they weather was going to do. We also had some water leaking into our office on  both sides and after it flooded back in 2010 , we have to plan accordingly.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Recordook Judges Needed

One of the best ways to learn more about 4-H Recordbooks is to judge. Listed below are the judging opportunities:

County Judging - July 2nd - Travis County East Fleet Services Town Hall Building
District Judging - July 9th - Creedmoor Community Center

Teen/Youth (Senior aged) leaders are allowed to judge junior books.

Email Cory at if available to judge by June 29th. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

4-H Recordbook Workday - Monday, June 15th

Need help with your 4-H Recordbook? Monday, June 15th is a workday from 10:00 am  - 5:00 pm. Cory will be available all day to answer your questions and help you figure out the best way to showcase your 4-H experiences in one nice neat package.

See you on Monday, at the county extension office.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Texas 4-H Virtual Science Club

Have you been to the Hill Country Science Mill in Johnson City yet?  If not, here is a great reason to go.  During your visit at the Science Mill you get to create a custom Avatar that unlocks the Explorer Zone on the Hill Country Science Mill website.  From there you can sign up to be a 4-H Science Sleuth and solve ta mystery in various science areas such as technology, math, chemistry, or aerospace. 
Each challenge last for approximately three months and during that time 4-H members use the scientific method process to research, experiment, and solve your mystery.  Those submitting completed projects will be evaluated with one lucky science sleuth being chosen as the Chief Inspector earning online badges! 
For more information on the Hill Country Science Mill and how you can schedule a visit for your family or your 4-H Club, visit their website.

Texas 4-H Technology Team Application Now Available On Line

Are you a 4-H member between the grades of 10th and 12th who have an interest in Science, Engineering, and Technology? If so, the Texas 4-H Technology Team may be an area you would like to explore for project, leadership, and service involvement.

The Tech Team was formed in 2004 for the purpose of "Putting the Tech In Texas 4-H."  The team of 12 to 15 youth and adults meet twice a year for trainings and to work on team and 4-H projects.  Additional experiences for team members are to assist with state level events such as Texas 4-H Roundup and Texas 4-H Congress.  Also, members of the Tech Team have the opportunity to participate in a state leadership exchange with California each summer.

If you are interested in more information and to complete the online application visit the Texas 4-H Technology Team website.

Applications are due by July 31, 2015.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

4-H Family Fishing Weekend

Registration for the 4-H Family Fishing Weekend on July 17-19, 2015 is open on 4-H Connect.  The registration deadline is June 28th.  The attached file provides additional details about the weekend including registration information.  Please pass this information along to anyone in your programs who may be interested.  Information may also be found on the 4-H Sportfishing webpage (