Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Take Care of Texas Video Contest

Take Care of Texas and Waste Management of Texas, Inc. invite students to submit a 30-second video public service announcement that portrays positive ways Texans can help keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, or reduce waste. Three 9th-12th grade students with the best videos will be awarded scholarship funds; 1st place - $2,500, 2nd place - $1,500, and 3rd place - $500. Three 6th-8th grade students with the best videos will be awarded GroPros cameras with accessories.

The contest closes Dec. 16, 2016. The videos will then go through three rounds of judging, including a public voting period from Jan. 11 – 25, 2017. More contest details are available here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

San Antonio and Houston Livestock Show Entry Forms

The entry forms for the San Antonio and Houston livestock shows have been posted to the Travis 4-H website.  You can click here to access the forms.  Please note that contest forms have not been posted.  If you'd like a contest entry form, contact John and he'll email you a copy.  Remember - all major show entries must be at the Extension office by 5:00 PM on Monday, November 14, 2016.

Monday, October 17, 2016

2016 County 4-H Food Show

2016 4-H Food Show participants with their dishes.
Cecilia Cowan                              1st Place - Dairy

Claire Whitaker                           1st Place - Grains
Ava Smith                                     2nd Place - Grains
Rachel Seguit                              1st Place - Dairy
Elle Smith                                     2nd Place - Dairy
Olivia Higgins                              1st Place - Fruits & Vegetables
Delia Krushefski                           2nd Place - Fruits & Vegetables
Noah Higgins                                1st Place - Protein
Meme Miri                                    2nd Place - Protein

Elle Brannam                                      1st Place - Grains
Anna-Laura Whitaker                         2nd Place - Grains
Rachel Keese                                      1st Place - Dairy
Erin Pish                                             1st Place - Fruits & Vegetables
John Paul Whitaker                            2nd Place - Fruits & Vegetables
Korine Stanley                                    1st Place - Protein
Carolyn Krushefski                             2nd Place - Protein

Will Whitaker                                      1st Place - Dairy
Amelia Tapia                                       1st Place - Fruits & Vegetables
Cynthia Bashara                                  1st Place - Protein

Congratulations to all who participated!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

District 9 Shooting Sports Coaches Training

The District 9 4-H Youth Development Program will be offering a 4-H Shooting Sports Leaders/Coaches training on December 3-4, 2016 in Angleton, TX. 

Registration will open in 4-H Connect on October 14th, will close on Friday, November 15 and is listed as District 9 Coach's Shooting Sports Training. Late registration will be accepted from November 16th -21st.   ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT AND APPROVED 4‐H CONNECT PROFILE TO REGISTER. Registration is non‐refundable, but may be transferred to another person within the same county 4‐H program.

Please see that this information is shared with any potential coaches to ensure everyone is informed.

Tentative schedule, what to bring list, and release forms can be found on the Travis 4-H website.

If you have questions, please let Cory Hundl or Cameron Arias know.   Additional details, waiver and a final agenda will be sent to those who register. This training will be open for registration statewide.

2016 Travis County 4-H Food Challenge

Information for this year's county Food Challenge has been posted to the website.  To register a team for the Food Challenge, use the form found here.  Registration will be available until October 21.  There will be a $10.00 per team fee to participate and the fee will be collected on the night of the competition.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Shooting Sports Coaches Training

The District 5 4‐H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce an opportunity for county 4‐H programs to have adult volunteers, teen leaders and County Extension Agents certified as coaches in the following shooting sports disciplines: archery, pistol, shotgun or rifle. The training and certification will be conducted on November 5 - 6, 2016 at the Rusk Civic Center in Rusk, Texas. The training will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 5th and conclude the following day as disciplines complete the necessary information.

Registration is open on 4-H Connect and will close at midnight Monday, October 24th – . ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT AND APPROVED 4‐H CONNECT PROFILE TO REGISTER. Registration is non‐refundable, but may be transferred to another person within the same county 4‐H program.

The flyer, schedule and other information may be found on the Travis 4-H website by clicking here.