Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bell County Liverstock Judging Contest

Bell County Youth Fair Livestock Judging Contest to be held on Friday, February 12, 2016 at the Bell County EXPO center in Belton, TX.

This is a good opportunity for another practice before major show contest and upcoming district contest in the spring.

If anyone is interested, email Cory for the registration form:

Friday, January 29, 2016

4-H International Program - be a part of it!

Texas 4-H International Programs have been relatively dormant the last few years, but are on a path for new life! Dr. Darlene Locke, Extension Specialist at the Texas 4-H Office in College Station is now coordinating the program and seeks your input for the development of a program to meet the needs of 4-H families. The first step is to gather information using a simple 15-question Qualtrics survey.
Please take just a few minutes to provide your input by February 28.

Take the Survey

Be a Host Family! Texas 4-H will host 20 Japanese youth, ages 11-15, this summer for a four-week immersive homestay. Open your heart and your home to one of these youth. The only requirements are to provide a bed and three meals a day for the four weeks of July 22 through August 18. There are no scheduled events, other than the pickup and delivery of the delegate. The only expectation is to treat the youth as 'one of the family' and share your summer with them.

Texas 4-H members -- you can travel to Japan for a four-week homestay with a Japanese family. The deadline for the application process is March 1, so don't delay!

Thank you Texas 4-H families and if you would like information on these or any other programs, please contact me at

Summer Staff Positions at the Texas 4-H Conference Center

 Do you want a summer job where you can play with kids, swim, dance, and have fun while gaining valuable leadership experience? Consider applying for a Texas 4-H Center Summer Staff position. The 4-H Conference Center provides an opportunity for you to work in an atmosphere where you will not only impact the lives of young people, but also learn a lot about yourself and make life-long friends. Each position provides valuable leadership training, work experience, fun and profit for individuals who truly desire to be part of a positive summer experience for over 2,500 youth.
Requirements of applicants:
* Successful completion of one year of college or other work by June 1, 2016
* Be enthusiastic, creative, hardworking and dependable
* Be able to get along with others and work as a team
If are interested in being a part of the summer staff at the 4-H Center, please visit our website at:
 to fill out an application.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Discover Science Method Contest - State 4-H Roundup

Texas 4-H is excited to announce we will be awarding 6 - $1,000 scholarships to senior age division 4-H members (grades 9-12) during the 2016 Texas 4-H Roundup - Discover Science Method Research Poster Contest.  This is an invitational contest which will be held on Thursday, June 9thIntermediate age division contestants will receive award prizes per category.

1st place in each category will be eligible to receive these scholarships upon graduation from high school.
Contest Categories include :
· Biochemistry/Microbiology/Food Science
· Environmental Science/Chemistry/Earth Sciences
· Animal Science
· Plant and Soil Science
· Engineering/Physics
· Consumer Product Testing

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

State 4-H Photography Contest - Senior 4-H Members Only

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to release the information for the 2015-2016 State 4-H Photography Contest.  Please note that this is for our Senior 4-H members only. (youth in grades 9-12)

2016 Texas 4-H Photography Contest
Theme:  For 2015-2016 the theme is “4-H, Ribbons, Awards and Recognition”. This year the theme will focus still life arrangements of 4-H awards, ribbons and recognition. The arrangement and positioning of items will be strongly evaluated as well as the quality of the photo.  Photo should create emotion and have impact! 

Changes to rules for 2016.  A statement related to the fact that all photos must be the original work of the 4-H member submitting the photograph.  No photograph can be submitted which has been taken by other 4-H members, a family member, or any printed/digital source.  All photos will be scanned through a reverse image search.

More information on the contest can be found at the following link:
 Travis County can only send 1 (one) photo per category. If youth are interested in submitting photos, email them to Nathan Tucker at if a category has competition, the photos will be judged to determine which one will move on to represent Travis County at the state contest.

Photos are due to Nathan's email by Friday, April 1st. He will let you know if you are eligible to  register on Connect for the State Contest. 

Entry Period:  April 1, 2016 to April 15, 2016 through 4-H CONNECT for the youth moving on the state contest only)

District 7 Coach Training - Shooting Sports