Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fundraising Opportunity

We've posted more information on this opportunity on the website, so click here to find out more

Glen Rose 4-H Jackpot Show

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

4-H FCS Project Day

2017 Aggie Commercial Steer Camp

Click here for registration information.

Round-Up Commemorative Coins

Several people asked during Roundup if they could potentially purchase one of the commemorative coins we did this year for our Roundup contestants.  We did end up with some extras and would like to offer those for purchase at this time.

You can order them from Marketplace now through July 21st.  The coins are $7.50 which includes shipping cost.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Jana Barrett

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Offers Free Admission to 2017 Nursery/Landscape Expo to 4-H Members

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to partner with the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA) on a career development opportunity for senior aged 4-H members across Texas.

The 2017 Nursery/Landscape Expo will be held in Dallas, Texas on August 10-12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center and will feature a TNLA Student Rally on Thursday, August 10th from 8 am to 12 noon.  This complimentary high school and college conference will allow the youth to have VIP seating at the 8 am Keynote Session, followed at 10:30 am by a networking session featuring some of Texas’ leading Nursery and Landscape Professionals.  Admission also includes access to the Expo Trade Show which features hundreds of nursery and landscape companies and organizations from Texas and America.

This is a great opportunity for youth interested in education or careers in agronomy, horticulture, forestry, entomology, landscape design, agriculture
engineering, chemical engineering, and others to explore, talk, and discover the opportunities available in the nursery and landscape industry.

Registration deadline is July 21st and is free for Educators, Students, Media, and Children.
To attend register at:
(In the registration process you will indicate either educator or student and select the “Tradeshow Only Pass” option.  Upon checkout, a promo code will be added and registration fee waived.)

Friday, June 23, 2017

Guadalupe 4-H Robotics Camp

Cattle Showmanship Clinic July 8, 2017

If you're looking for an opportunity to learn the basics about cattle showmanship or an opportunity to fine tune your skills this summer, there is a cattle showmanship clinic coming up on July 8th for $10!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

2017-2018 Turkey Orders Due 7/12/17

It’s time to start thinking about the 2017-2018 show year and order turkeys!  If you plan on showing turkeys at TCYS or the major shows this upcoming show season, please submit your Turkey Order Form to the Travis County Extension Office by Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by 5:00 PM.  Late orders will be accepted for 1 week with an additional $25 fee.  Please note that poult prices did go up this year with Texas A&M.  

A fillable order form is available here.

Animal Handling with the Austin Opera Opportunity!

The Austin Opera is putting on a production of Ariadne auf Naxos, which is set on a farm in Texas. They would like to use 2 goats and 1 chicken with Travis County Youth acting as their animal handlers to help with specific blocking movements on stage.  

The animals will only appear in the Prologue of the opera, so youth would be present for a short makeup session, assist with their animals at the beginning of the production, and be dismissed shortly after.  The Production Manager has also said that they would be able to pay a small honorarium for helping with this.

Attached is the proposed schedule (with a small typo) for assisting with the production.  If you are interested in this opportunity and are available for those dates, please sign up here by July 15, 2017.