Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Reminder - 2017 Outdoor Challenge

The last day to register for the 2017 Outdoor Challenge will be next Monday, May 29.  You can find more information, and the link for registering, on our website by clicking here.  You can also search for our initial posting of this event by entering 2017 Outdoor Challenge in the Search box to the right.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

TVMDL 50th Anniversary Coloring, Art and Photography Contest Results



More than 100 entries were received for the TVMDL 50th Anniversary Coloring, Art, and Photography Contest for Texas 4-H members.  We are pleased to announce the winners and highlight their artistic skills. Below are the first, second, and third place winners in each of the areas and three age categories. The top three winners will be recognized by the Director of the TVMDL during Texas 4-H Roundup at the Tuesday, June 6th, General Assembly.  

Upcoming Events!

Need to see what all is coming up?  Check out the events we know about below!  You can search the blog for more information by typing in the name of the event in the search tool.


2017 4-H Shotgun Camp


Image result for shotgun clipartRegistration for the 4-H Shotgun Camp will open tomorrow, Friday, May 19th and close on June 11th.  The 4-H Shotgun Camp will be held June 25-28 in Brazos County.  Registration is first come, first serve for the 60 youth positions and 10 adult coach positions.  Complete details can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

80th Annual Wool and Mohair Show



SONORA – The 80th annual Wool and Mohair Show set for June 13-15 in the Sutton County 4-H Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Street in Sonora, has some changes in store, an official said.
The event coincides with the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging, 17th FFA Wool Judging contests and other ranch-related youth judging competitions. All activities are conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in cooperation with the Sonora Lions Club, Sonora Wool and Mohair Co. and the Sonora Chamber of Commerce.  
“The most notable change will occur in the mohair fleece competition,” said Pascual Hernandez, AgriLife Extension agent in Sutton County. “Fleece entries will not be designated as being produced by a buck or doe this year, but will be entered by grade alone and must weigh from 5-7 pounds. The idea is to reward quality above all other criteria including weight. Each grade will be judged solely on the individual fleece’s style, character, yield, length and feel regardless of gender.
“The second change will be that prize money will be given for first through third place in both the wool and mohair shows.”
Hernandez said all of the events are intended to encourage profitable livestock production, knowledge of range-land vegetation, and proper wool and mohair fleece preparation.
“We also try to make these events fun learning experiences aimed at ranching practices common in our range production area, Hernandez said. ”
Hernandez said events will begin with the weighing and tagging of wool and mohair fleece entries at 10 a.m. June 13. All fleeces must be turned in by 3:30 p.m. that day.
Invitational judging contest registration will start at 7 a.m. June 14. Livestock judging competition will begin at 8:15 a.m. that day, as will judging of the junior wool and mohair entries.
Range judging participants will depart from the Sutton County 4-H Civic Center at 10 a.m. The day’s wool and mohair judging contest will begin at 1:30 p.m. June 14 at the Sutton County 4-H Civic Center.
The national 4-H and FFA wool judging contests begin at 8 a.m. June 15, also at the civic center.
The three days of activities will conclude with an 11:30 a.m. awards luncheon June 15 sponsored by the Sonora Lions Club and the Sonora Chamber of Commerce at the civic center.
For more information, contact the AgriLife Extension office in Sutton County at 325-387-3101, or http://sutton.agrilife.org.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

2017 County Photography Contest Results

The photos from the 2017 Travis County 4-H Photography contest have been posted to our website.  Click here if you would like to see what our youth submitted this year.  The order is Juniors, Intermediates and then Seniors.  The category and award earned are noted on each photograph.

And, if you have the time, be sure to check out the 2016 county entries as well as the 2016 and 2017 District 10 entries.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sheep Capital Lamb Camp



The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Tom Green County are proud to present the Sheep Capital Lamb Camp, to be held in San Angelo on the fairgrounds, the first weekend in August. 

The camp will be open to incoming 3rd graders through seniors in high school and exhibitors of all levels of experience are welcome to participate. The camp will be divided into three age divisions to better facilitate hands-on experience with the participants.

Camp will be a three day program, kicking off on Friday, August 4, with registration that morning and the clinic starting shortly after noon. Saturday will be a full day of clinic information and hands-on experience for the showman. A Family Fun Night is planned for Saturday evening. Sunday will wrap things up with a showmanship contest for the age divisions and an awards program just after lunch!

The registration fee will include breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, a t-shirt and a camp packet. There are also additional meal tickets available for children too young to participate. Each camp participant must also have an adult supervisor, though an adult supervisor can be responsible for multiple children.

Registration is available beginning May 1. Forms may be mailed to: 
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo
Attn: Brittni Kaczyk
200 West 43rd Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903




Texas 4-H Water Ambassador



Spots still remaining for inaugural class of Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors! Deadline for applying is Monday May 15.

The Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program provides high school age 4-H members and youth an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge and practice leadership skills related to the science, technology, engineering, and management of water in Texas. Through an application process,  high-school age youth (32) are selected to participate in an advanced level of education and training via a summer 4-H2O Youth Leadership Academy experience, continuing education opportunities, and mentor-ship by individuals in the water industry and in academia. In return, Water Ambassadors are required to complete a minimal level of service credit over the next 12 months, which may include delivering water education at local 4-H clubs, schools, fairs, and community events.

Who is eligible to apply? Youth entering 9th, 10th, and 11th grades for the 2017-2018 school year.

How many youth will be selected? 32 youth will be selected for the first class of Water Ambassadors.

What is the summer 4-H2O Youth Leadership Academy? The Leadership Academy will include a tour of Texas, allowing youth to experience its vast diversity of water supplies and demands, sensitive ecosystems, water quality concerns, as well as the applied research and technologies employed to conserve this valued resource. Ambassadors will gain insight into water law, policy, planning, and management as they interact with representatives from state water agencies, educators, policy-makers, and water resource managers. Youth will form an appreciation for and broadened perspective of the importance of water to support the quality of life and economic needs of rural and urban communities alike. Pick-up and drop off will be in Austin. Tentative dates for the Academy are July 8 – July 15.

How do I apply? On-line applications are now being accepted. An information brochure, application instructions, and link to the on-line application portal is available at https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/water/.

Is there a registration fee? There is no cost to apply. However, if selected, the program registration fee is $250.

What is the deadline to apply? The application deadline is May 15.

Have questions? Call (979) 862-1989 or email davidsmith@tamu.edu for more information.