Friday, April 29, 2016

2016 District 10 Council

For a description of the duties of a particular District Council position, click here and scroll down to District Events.

2016 District 10 Leadership Lab

For more information on dates, fees, activities, and the Do's and Don't, click here and scroll down to District events.

State 4-H Dog Show Registration

Registration for the 2016 Texas 4-H Dog Show has been opened.  For those who have not yet registered, the deadline is May 9, 2016.  Late registration will be open from May 10-15, 2016 with a $50 late fee.  For first time participants, you will most likely enter the lowest skill level class in each event.  Returning participants should refer to the progression rules for their event along with last year’s scores.  If you don’t have your score sheets, the results are posted along with the rule book/catalog  at .  Obedience and Rally placings with a (*) next to them are qualifying scores and indicate that a participant must move up a skill level.  Attached is the quick reference used to check entries, but it is strongly encouraged that you to be familiar with the rules.

4-H Dog-handling Seminar

For more information and the registration form, click here.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Texas 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador Program

Applications for the Texas 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador Program are now being accepted. You can click here to access the online application, which will be available through Friday, May 27th.

The purpose of the 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador Program is:
  • ·         Promote the purpose and goals of the 4-H healthy lifestyles program;
  • ·         Empower youth by giving them the opportunity to provide leadership to the 4-H healthy lifestyles program;
  • ·         Provide educational experiences that will enable 4-H members across the state to become knowledgeable and skilled in the healthy lifestyles subject matter;
  • ·         Coordinate educational events that will provide learning opportunities for the development of leadership and effective citizenship related to the healthy lifestyles projects; and
  • ·         Help each ambassador experience personal growth and achievement, as well as be of service to others.

Requirements and Application Information:
  • ·         To apply to serve as a 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Ambassador, youth must be at least 15 years old at the beginning of the 2016-2017 4-H year (as of 8-31-16).
  • ·         Ambassadors will serve a two-year term, with terms beginning in the summer prior to the start of the 4-H year (Summery 2016).
  • ·         Ambassadors may serve consecutive terms but must re-apply if they wish to renew membership.
  • ·         Ambassadors are required to participate in an ambassador training, which will take place July 6-8, 2016. Registration fee for the ambassador training is $200 per person.
  • ·         Ambassadors are expected to attend all face-to-face and online meetings as well as complete the plans and submit reports as required. Specific ambassador requirements, including hours, leadership or program efforts, and community service projects) will be outlined at the ambassador training.
  • ·         Any costs associated with participating in ambassador trainings and/or meetings, including travel, registration fees, etc., are the responsibility of each individual ambassador.
  • ·         Ambassador applications will be accepted now through Friday, May 27th.
  • ·         Those selected to serve as an Ambassador will be notified by Friday, June 17th.

Friday, April 22, 2016

4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Project State Contest

The 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Project (WHEP) State Contest will be held June 25-26, 2016 in Uvalde, Texas on the campus of the Southwest Texas Junior College.  This contest is open to any enrolled 4-H member across the state, with all age divisions represented.  Click here and scroll down to State Events for a document announcing the contest and providing necessary information, including where to access the study information.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

2016 Texas 4-H Congress

I am happy to announce that the selections for the 2016 Texas 4-H Congress have been made and the slots have been filled.

Representing District 10/Travis County as a -
     Lobbyist:  Sofia Ramirez
     Press Corps:  Ishani Pandya, Javier Ramirez, William Whitaker
     House/Senate Members:  Caitlyn McCauslin and Erica Masi   (* please note that exact roles will be  determined by the state office)

Congratulations to all!

4-H members attending Texas 4-H Congress will be required to submit at least one bill prior to their registration to the event being accepted. To learn more on how to write a bill, download the “Preparing a Legislative Bill for Texas 4-H Congress”.  To submit a bill, go to the Bill Submission Form website.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2016 District 10 4-H Fashion Show and Duds to Dazzle

Don't forget that the Duds to Dazzle and Fashion Show components of the 2016 District 10 contests were moved.  The new location is:
Guadalupe County Extension Office
210 E. Live Oak
Seguin, TX 78155

There has also been a change in the schedule.  The new schedule is:

8:30              Registration
9:00              Duds to Dazzle Judges orientation
8:40-9:10     Check Duds to Dazzle kits
9:10              Duds 2 Dazzle Participant Orientation
9:30              Set-up Textile and Storyboard display
9:30              Duds to Dazzle begins
10:30            Duds to Dazzle ends
10:40            Duds to Dazzle judging
12 noon        Duds to Dazzle awards *** subject to change depending on tabulation time***
12:30            Fashion Show Registration – Judges/Contestants
1:00              Fashion Show Judges and Participant Orientation
1:30              Fashion Show Judging begins
3:00 pm        Fashion Show Awards (this includes announcement of Storyboard and Textiles
                     placings)      *** subject to change depending on tabulation time***

All other aspects of the District 10 4-H Round-Up will be held at the original location in Lockhart.

2016 Award Forms

We are trying something new this year and have put the annual Achievement Banquet award forms on the Travis 4-H website.   Click here to access the forms.  The award forms have retained the same format as the paper forms of the past, but allow for instant submission to the Extension office. A spreadsheet of club applicants who have applied for awards will be forwarded to club managers for their approval.

Help Wanted

The District 10 contests to be held on April 30 are in need of assistance.  Due to a variety of reasons (leave, health issues, vacancies), there are insufficient county agents to fill all the needed judge slots.  If you would like to assist with judging in Lockhart on Saturday, April 30, please contact John at (512) 854-9600 and let him know of your interest.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 Texas 4-H Round-Up

* To use links found in this flyer, please use the posting on our website,

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

2016 State Fair Swine Tags

The 2016 State Fair Swine Tag order form has been posted on the Travis County 4-H website.  Click here and scroll down to the Swine section.  Orders for these tags must be received in the Extension office by April 22, 2016.

Travis County 4-H Camp

Please help us spread the word on the exciting 4-H summer camps scheduled at the 4-H Center this summer. They have two new camps added to their schedule this year. A 4-H Beginner Shooting Sports camp and a 4-H Fishing Camp! Reserve your camp spot today with a $25 deposit by registering on their website  Final payments for camp are due on June 14th. Travis County 4-H will be attending Camp III.