Wednesday, September 28, 2016

San Angelo Livestock Show/Rodeo Austin Entry Forms Posted

The entry forms for the 2017 San Angelo Livestock Show and the 2017 Rodeo Austin have been posted on the Travis 4-H website.  You may access the site by clicking here.  Should you need items such as the entry forms for contests or breeding animals, please contact John at the Extension office.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Food Preservation Program

Sonia Coyle, Travis County Family and Consumer Science Agent, would like to extend an invitation to the Food Preservation Program to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Travis County Extension office from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. 

Topics covered will include basics of drying fruits, vegetables and herbs. The program will be taught by Dr. Jenna Anding, AgriLife Extension Specialist and Associate Head of the Nutrition and Food Science Department at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The cost of the class is $40.00 per person and the class will be limited to 30 individuals. Each participant will receive a Ball Guide to Preserving book. The workshop is open to adults and youth who are 8 years of age and up. The deadline to register is September 24, 2016.  Please confirm with Sonia by 9/24.

Click on Events at the top of the website and then go to Filter and type October. Then you can select the Food Preservation Workshop to register.
Register by phone:  979-845-2604

For more information, contact Sonia Coyle, Travis County Extension Agent at 512-854-9600 or  

Participants with special needs requiring auxiliary aid should contact the Travis County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service within seven days prior to the program in order for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Spooky Dessert Contest

4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training

Youth Food Jam

Urban Roots' Youth Leaders would like to invite you to be a part of the Youth Food Jam. The Food Jam is a conference led by youth, for youth, and is a unique opportunity for teenagers across Austin and beyond to gather for a free day of fun, celebrating youth leadership, healthy lifestyles, and social justice.

The theme of this year's Food Jam is "Empowering youth leaders to challenge the perception of their generation."

The event is free, sponsored by Kerbey Lane Cafe, and lunch will be provided for attendees and facilitators by Chipotle Mexican Grill. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Travis County 4-H Food Show

Rodeo Austin Junior Leader Program

Rodeo Austin would like to invite youth to apply to be a part of our Junior Leader Program. 
  • The Junior Leader Program’s purpose is to allow young men and women the opportunity to interact and participate as volunteers, as well as serve as ambassadors for Rodeo Austin. 
  • The Junior Leaders are ages 13 – 20 and support Rodeo Austin’s 19 committees through work projects coordinated by the Junior Leaders Committee Chair.
  • All interested students must apply to the program with the attached application. They will then be contacted for an interview. 
  • Each Junior Leader is required to volunteer at one Rodeo Austin special event and 15 hours during the Fair & Rodeo.
We would love to talk with you further, and would be happy to attend any upcoming meetings to provide more information about our program. Please see the flyer and application (below) for more information.

If you have any questions, please call Presley Holloway at 512-919-3000 or email at

Monday, September 19, 2016

Preserved Foods Recipe Form and Youth Fair Project Worksheet

TCYS Group Entry Form

*  Note that this form requires each group member to also complete and submit an entry form.

TCYS Entry Forms

Remember to make your entry checks payable to your club.  Club managers will then write one check to "TCYS" for all club entries and turn everything in to the Extension office.  Forms and payments must be in Extension office by Monday, October 24, 2016.  If applicable, don't forget to get the Preserved Foods Recipe form and/or the Youth Fair Project Worksheet form.
*  Note - Group entries require a different form.

Friday, September 16, 2016

2017 TCYS Fryer Order Form

If you are ordering fryers for TCYS, please have your form and payment to John by September 30.  If you'd like to order birds for the other shows, please use the form found elsewhere on this blog.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

2017 Ft. Worth Livestock Show

The entry forms for the Fort Worth Livestock Show have been posted.  I have attached the general entry form below, but if you'd like a form for a breeding animal or a contest, please contact me by clicking here.  Completed entry forms and fees must be received in the Extension office by Monday, October 31 (that's right - Halloween).

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

2016 PAYB Blowout


Travis County 4-H is looking for volunteers to help out at the NAMI Walk to be held on Saturday, September 24th.  We need volunteers to help fill water bowls for the dogs that are participating in the walk.  This year, we have been asked by the organizers to assist at the watering station just south of the Capitol Building on 11th Street.  Water will be supplied by the NAMI Walk and I will bring the dog bowls, but please bring a bag of doggie treats if you can.  If you are interested in participating, please email me at

The walk starts at 9:30 AM, and they have asked that we arrive by 9 AM.  We should be done by 11 AM at the latest.  Free street parking should be plentiful at that hour.  Please see the map below for the location:

Friday, September 9, 2016

2016-2017 Broiler Order Form

Please use this form to order birds for the Houston, San Antonio and Austin shows only.  Please note that siblings may now share a set of birds (up to 75).

Thursday, September 8, 2016

2016-17 Swine Tag Order Form

Please note that orders must be in to the Extension office by Tuesday, September 20.