Monday, March 26, 2018

D10 Spring Roundup Meat Judging Registration is now open in 4-H CONNECT!


Reminder: TCYS Auction Thank You Notes are due this Friday, March 30th

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Friendly reminder that all 4-H members' TCYS Auction Thank You notes are due this Friday, March 30th, by 5:00 PM to the Extension Office.

Purple UP at the Round Rock Express Baseball Game on April 5, 2018!

On April 5th the Round Rock Express are honoring military youth!! See  the flyer below for how to get free tickets to the baseball game and event for military families/youth. This annual event is in need of support - they need at least 100 youth to ensure this awesome opportunity is hosted in the future.  Please come!!!


Monday, March 19, 2018

Upcoming Events!

TRAVIS COUNTY EVENTS

Date of Event Deadline to Apply Name of Event
Monday, March 26, 2018 NA 4-H FCH Coalition Meeting (5:00 PM)
Monday, March 26, 2018 NA County Council Meeting (6:30 PM) 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 3/28 State Fair Swine Tag order due in the Extension Office (late tags until April 4)
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 4/3 State Fair Lamb/Goat Tag order due in the Extension Office (late tags until April 10)
Monday, April 09, 2018 NA Recordbook Workshop (6:30 PM)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 4/10 Steer Validation Tag order due in the Extension Office (late tags until May 15)
Friday, April 13, 2018 NA 2018 Purple Up! For Military Kids
Saturday, April 14, 2018 NA East Austin Garden Fair
April 15-21, 2018 NA National Volunteer Week
Monday, April 16, 2018 NA Club Managers Meeting (6:30 PM - WebEx)
Monday, April 30, 2018 NA County Council Meeting (6:30 PM) 
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 5/1 Texas 4-H Horse Validation is DUE in CONNECT
Friday, May 04, 2018 5/4 2018 Travis County Photography Contest
Monday, May 07, 2018 NA Club Managers Meeting (6:30 PM - at the Extension Office - Chartering)
Thursday, May 17, 2018 NA Professional Association Meeting - Agents out of the Office
Monday, May 21, 2018 NA County Council Meeting (6:30 PM) - Officer Elections
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 5/22 Heifer UIN/Tag orders due in the Extension Office (late tags until August 28th)
Tuesday, May 22-23, 2018 NA District 10 Agent Planning meeting - Agents out of the Office
Monday, June 04, 2018 NA All-Day Recordbook Workday - Walkins welcome at the Extension Office
Wednesday, June 20-22, 2018 TBA Toastmaster's Program (Public Speaking Workshop)
Friday, June 22, 2018 6/22 Recordbooks DUE to the County Extension Office by 5:00 PM
Monday, June 25, 2018 TBA County Recordbook Judging
Saturday, June 30, 2018 6/30 Achievement Award Applications due online by 5:00 PM


DISTRICT 10 EVENTS

Date of Event Deadline to Apply Name of Event
Thursday, April 19-21, 2018 3/23 District 10 Spring Roundup Events - be sure to see the contest changes! - Register in CONNECT
Wednesday, June 20-21, 2018 TBA District 10 Horse Show


EXTERNAL COUNTY, STATE,  AND NATIONAL EVENTS

Date of Event Deadline to Apply Name of Event
Friday, March 23-24, 2018 3/2 2018 Texas 4-H Indoor Archery Match (Bay City Location)
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2/15 2018 Ellis County 4-H Open Invitational Archery Tournament
Saturday, March 31, 2018 3/1 2018 Henderson County Whiz Bang
Sunday, April 1-15, 2018 4/15 State Texas 4-H Photography Contest Rules & Guidelines 
Thursday, April 05, 2018 NA 2018 Atascosa Calf Breeder's Sale
Friday, April 13-14, 2018 3/22 2018 Texas 4-H Indoor Archery Match (Carrizo Springs Location)
Saturday, April 14, 2018 TBA 2018 Glen Rose 4-H Indoor 3D Archery Invitational Shoot
Saturday, April 14, 2018 TBA 2018 Guadalupe Co. 4-H GEAR Robotics Challenge
Sunday, April 15, 2018 4/15 2018 Texas 4-H Equine Ambassador Applications are due
Sunday, April 15, 2018 4/15 State Photography Entries Due (Seniors only)
Monday, April 16, 2018 4/16 Jason Krueger Memorial Scholarship application DUE
Thursday, April 19, 2018 4/19 TAMU Vet Science Camps (Applications DUE)
April 20- 22, 2018 TBA Shooting Sports Extravaganza (Brownwood)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 4/1 2018 WilCo 4-H & FFA Lego Robotics Competition
Saturday, April 21, 2018 4/8 4-H Sportfishing Project Leader Training
Saturday, April 21, 2018 TBA 2018 Brazos County Open Buckle Horse Show
Saturday, April 21, 2018 NA Buckles on the Bosque Lamb/Goat/Swine Show 
Friday, April 27-28, 2018 TBA 2018 Brazos County Whiz Bang
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 5/1 2018 Wildlife Conservation Camp (Applications DUE)
Saturday, May 05, 2018 TBA 2018 Tom Green County Whiz Bang
Thursday, May 10, 2018 5/10 TAMU Poultry Science Institute for Youth (Applications DUE)
Saturday, May 19, 2018 NA 2018 TAMU Market Poultry Workshop
Sunday, May 20, 2018 5/20 2018-2019 Texas 4-H Water Ambassador (Applications DUE)
Friday, June 01, 2018 6/1 Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program Applications DUE
Saturday, June 02, 2018 TBA Bosque County 3D Archery Tournament
Sunday, June 10-12, 2018 5/10 TAMU Poultry Science Institute for Youth 
Monday, June 11-14, 2018 4/19 TAMU Vet Science Camp (College Station)
Monday, June 11-14, 2018 TBA Texas 4-H Roundup
Friday, June 22-23, 2018 5/30 2018 Texas 4-H Outdoor Challenge (registration open 5/1/18 to 5/30/18)
Friday, July 13-15, 2018 TBA State Texas 4-H Dog Show - Belton, TX
Monday, July 23-27, 2018 5/1 2018 Wildlife Conservation Camp (Applications)
Monday, July 23-25, 2018 4/19 TAMU Vet Science Camp (West Texas A&M)

2018 Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camps

We are excited to announce that we will be having two Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camps this summer. We are implementing an application process through Qualtrics for the camps this year. Please have interested Texas 4-H members complete application that is due by 5:00 pm on April 19, 2018.

Texas A&M University: $175.00
West Texas A&M University: $175.00

Program Dates:
Texas A&M University: June 11-14, 2018
West Texas A&M University: July 23-25, 2018

Application is due by 5:00 pm on April 19, 2018

A selection committee will review the applications and accept 25 for each location

Applicants will be notified by May 1, 2018 regarding application results

*Applicants will be notified if they are accepted/denied.
An application does not ensure entrance into the camp. The camp is limited to 25 participants at each site.



If you have any questions about the camps, please contact Joe Mask at joe.mask@ag.tamu.edu 

2018 Brazos County Whiz Bang

It is time to get registered for the Brazos County 4-H Whizbang.  The shoot is held on Friday April 27-Saturday April 28th.  They have novice and international events on Friday only.  If the shooter is shooting events on Friday they will also be scheduled for sporting clays on Friday.  

This information is also available for download at https://travis-tx.tamu.edu/4-h-programs/4-h-shooting-sports-information/ 



2018 Glen Rose 4-H Shooting Sports Club Indoor 3D Archery Invitational Tournament - 4/14/18

The Glen Rose 4-H Shooting Sports Club will be hosting their annual indoor 3D Archery Invitational Tournament on April 14, 2018 at the Somervell County Expo in Glen Rose, TX. Please see the flyer and registration form for more information. (also available at https://travis-tx.tamu.edu/4-h-programs/4-h-shooting-sports-information/)








2018 East Austin Garden Fair


2018 Purple Up! for Military Kids

April marks the nationMonth of the Military Child, a time to honor youth who have parents that serve in the military. In celebration, Texas Operation: Military Kids (OMK), part of the 4-H Youth Development program of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, invites you to join us for the annual Purple Up! For Military Kids.

We are encouraging everyone across the state of Texas to wear purple on Monday, April 13thas a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. OMK hopes everyone will take this opportunity to appreciate and celebrate these young heroes. 





2018 4-H Water Ambassadors Program Accepting Applications


2018 Market Poultry Workshop


2018 Texas 4-H Summer Camp Registrations are open!

Texas 4-H Camp registration is in full swing! If you register now and pay the $25 deposit we will hold your spot, the remaining balance isn’t due until June 14th. There are still spots available in all sessions, however some are nearing capacity, so register soon to ensure you have a spot! Go to https://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/ , click on the “Register Now” button, choose “2018 Texas 4-H Camps”, and select the camp(s) you want to attend!


Thursday, March 8, 2018

2018-2019 State Fair Lamb & Goat Validation Tag Orders

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The tag order form for 2018 State Fair Lamb & Goats has been posted on the Travis County 4-H website and is also directly available by clicking HERE.  Please note that the form and payment must be returned to the Extension office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 3..  Tags cost $18.00 each.  

2018 Tom Green County Whiz Bang

Please see the information below regarding the Tom Green County Whiz Bang.  Additional information is available on the Travis County Website.




2018 Andrews County Whiz Bang & Fun Shoot

Please see the information below regarding the Andrews County Whiz Bang and Fun Shoot.  Additional information is available on the Travis County Website.






2018 Greenway Silhouette Match

Registration deadline for the Greenway Silhouette Match is March 26, 2018.  Please see the flyer below.  More information, including forms and details are available on the Travis County 4-H Website.  

2018 Wilco 4-H & FFA LEGO Robotics Competition - Preregister by 4/1/18


2018 Guadalupe Co. 4-H GEAR Robotics Contest - 4/14/18

The Guadalupe County 4-H Robotics club is hosting its first GEAR robotics contest on April 14. 2018 at the Guadalupe County Extension office in Seguin.   Registration $60 per team - Register by March 23rd -Late registration $75 - Register by March 30th -Maximum of two teams per club per category -Concessions will be available.


Contact guadalupe4hrobots@gmail.com for questions.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

2018 Aim True Invitational 3-H Archery & Fun Shoot Fundraiser - 3/24/18

Please join the Scurry County 4-H Shooting Sports at their 1st Annual Aim True Invitational 3-D Archery & Fun Shoot Fundraiser, March 24, 2018.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mike Hale @ 325-575-9506 or Jeremy Haynes @ 325-207-2547


2018 Texas 4-H Calf Roping & Break-a-Way School

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like more information, please email Mellanie at the Travis County Extension Office at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu

Reminder: Mission Possible Applications are due 3/15/18


Become a Mission Possible Mentor


This leadership opportunity is open to all current 4-H members, that have completed 8th grade. You will serve alongside a Texas 4-H Center Counselor and Adult Volunteers to provide a safe and fun camp experience for all.

Mission Possible is a unique residential camping experience for all youth. A special effort is made to recruit youth with special needs. 4-H Mentors reside in the dorms & participate in all camp activities. As a Mentor you may be asked to work individually with a camper needing special attention or with the entire group. 

Join us for a unique leadership experience and apply to be a Mission Possible Mentor today!

For an application email cari.snider@ag.tamu.edu or jmcarroll@ag.tamu.edu

Applications are due by March 15th. Applicants will be notified in April of acceptance


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2018 4-H Sportfishing Project Leader Training - 4/21/18

2018 Texas 4-H Dog Show Rulebook is now available!

The 2018 Texas 4-H Dog Show Rule Book is now posted on the State 4-H website at https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/dog-care-training/  and on the Travis County 4-H website at https://travis-tx.tamu.edu/4-h-programs/4-h-livestock-information/.  Please note there are some proposed rule changes for 2019 in addition to the current rules.  Because there will be some significant changes in some rules for 2019 we wanted to give you adequate time to prepare.

2018-2019 State Fair Swine Validation Tag Orders

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The tag order form for 2018 State Fair pigs has been posted on the Travis County 4-H website and is also directly available by clicking HERE.  Please note that the form and payment must be returned to the Extension office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 28..  Tags cost $20.00 each.  

2018-2019 Travis County Steer Validation Tag Orders

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If you plan to exhibit a steer at any of the shows, you must purchase validation tags. The order form and payment is due to the county extension office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 10th. Tags are $18.00 each.  We will send out additional forms and validation information soon!

Order form may be found on the Travis 4-H Website or by clicking HERE.