Tuesday, May 29, 2018

2018 South East Buyers Group Scholarship

Please see the Southeast Buyer's Group Scholarship Application below.  They are due May 31st.

2019 Houston Livestock Show Schedule Updates

In an effort to continually improve upon the quality of our show presentation and experience for exhibitors, we are proposing a few schedule changes for the 2019 Show. The main reason for the changes is to better move ins and move outs for our junior shows. To make this happen, we are switching the days of the lamb/goat and poultry auctions, moving the time frame of the lamb/goat shows and the breeding heifer show up one day and moving the poultry show back one day. The new dates for each show are as follows:

Junior Market Lamb & Goat Show
March 5 - March 8
Move-in: Tuesday, March 5th
Show: Wednesday, March 6th - Thursday, March 7th
Auction: Friday, March 8th

Junior Breeding Beef Heifers
March 6 - March 9
Move-in: Wednesday, March 6th
Show: Thursday, March 7th - Saturday, March 9th
Scramble: Scramble heifer move-in on March 5th following lamb/goat move-in & show on March 6th during junior heifer move-in

Junior Market Poultry Show
March 7 - March 9
Broiler Move-in/Show: Thursday, March 7th
Turkey Move-in/Show: Friday, March 8th
Champion Drive: Friday, March 8th
Auction: Saturday, March 9th
(note: Poultry judging contest will take place on Wednesday, March 6th)

No significant changes were made to the other junior shows, the dates for these shows are as follows:

Junior Gilt Show
February 28 - March 1
Move-in: Thursday, February 28
Show: Friday, March 1

Junior Breeding Sheep Show
March 2 - March 4 Move-in: Saturday, March 2
Show: Monday, March 4

Junior Market Barrow Show
March 9 - March 15
Wave 1 Move-in: Saturday, March 9
Wave 1 Show: Sunday, March 10 - Monday, March 11
Wave 2 Move-in: Tuesday, March 12
Wave 2 Show: Wednesday, March 13 - Thursday, March 14
Auction: Friday, March 15

Junior Market Steer Show
March 11 - March 16
Move-in: Monday, March 11
Classify: Tuesday, March 12
Show: Wednesday, March 13 - Friday, March 15
Auction: Saturday, March 16
Scramble: Scramble steers move-in on March 11th & show on March 12th

Junior Dairy Heifer Show
March 15 - March 17
Move-in: Friday, March 15
Show: Sunday

Friday, May 18, 2018

REMINDER: The 2018 District 10 Leadership Lab Registration is Open until May 31

Promotional information for the 2018 District 10 Leadership Lab has been released and will be posted on the District 10 Website starting May 1st!! 

Our District 10 Leadership Lab will take place at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood, Texas from June 27-29.  This event is the annual during which our youth elect their District 10 4-H Council Officers and participate in Leadership Workshops to take back new leadership skills to help their County and Clubs.  All participants must be at least 13 years of age by the date of Leadership Lab. 

The registration cost of $200 covers all meals and lodging except for lunch on Wednesday, June 27, and lunch on Friday, June 29.  (Current District 10 4-H Council Officers will go up a day early on June 26).  Travis County will be taking at least one 15-passenger van to assist with transportation and carpooling, we will coordinate more transportation as needed.  A more detailed list of items to pack and items to leave behind will be emailed out to attendees at the beginning of June once registration closes.

Check out the following links for more information: .

Registration Information:
  • Registration is online via 4-H CONNECT
  • Registration period: May 1-31
  • Cost to attend: $200
  • Two (2) copies of the original health and release forms MUST be turned in to the Travis County Extension Office by June 1, 2018 - NO EXCEPTIONS.  
    • 1 copy will be mailed (certified & tracked) to the District 10 Office
    • 1 copy will stay with Mellanie, the 4-H Agent, and will accompany the youth to camp.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Check out our upcoming 2018 events!


Date of Event Appl. Deadline Name of Event
Monday, May 21, 2018 NA County Council Meeting - Elections (6:30 PM)
Tuesday, May 22-23, 2018 NA District 10 CEA Spring Meeting - agents out of office
Thursday, May 24-25, 2018 NA Mellanie out of the office - returns Tuesday, May 29th 
Monday, May 28, 2018 NA Memorial Day - Extension Office closed
Friday, June 1, 2018 6/8 State Fair of Texas Broiler Orders due to the county
Monday, June 04, 2018 NA Tentative - Recordbook Workday
Wednesday, June 06, 2018 5/23 4-H FCH Project Workshop Day: Canning & Financial Literacy
Monday, June 18, 2018 NA Major Steer/Spring Heifer Validation; State Fair Swine Validation- Hendrickson HS Ag Farm
Wednesday, June 20-22, 2018 6/1 Travis County Youth Leadership Program (Toastmaster's)
Friday, June 22, 2018 6/22 Recordbooks due to the County for Judging
Saturday, June 23, 2018 TBD Professional YoU Workshop!
Monday, June 25, 2018 6/22 County Recordbook Judging - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Saturday, June 30, 2018 6/30 All Award Forms due online by 11:59 PM
Wednesday, July 04, 2018 NA Independence Day - Extension Office closed
Friday, July 06, 2018 6/30 Award Interviews - mandatory if submitting an award requiring judging, times TBD
Friday, July 06, 2018 6/6 2018-2019 Club Chartering Information Due to County in 4-H CONNECT
Thursday, July 20, 2017 NA 4-H FCH Project Planning Day - morning meeting
Thursday, July 27, 2017 6/6 4-H FCH Project Workshop Day: Cooking & Sewing
Monday, August 13, 2018 NA County Council Planning Day - Officers Elect
Monday, August 13, 2018 TBA Floral Design Workshop - 6:30 PM at Extension Office
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 TBA Travis County Achievement Banquet
Saturday, August 25, 2018 TBA 4-H Orientation Day
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 TBA Major Lamb/Goat & Fall Heifer Validation  - Hendrickson HS Ag Farm
Sunday, November 18, 2018 TBA Swine Validation -  Tentative: Lanier, McNeil, Pflugerville, Hendrickson, Lanier
Monday, November 19, 2018 TBA Swine Validation - Tentative: Akins, Bowie, Lake Travis 
Saturday, December 15, 2018 TBA Rabbit Validation – Hendrickson High School Ag Classroom


Date of Event Appl. Deadline Name of Event
Wednesday, June 20-21, 2018 5/18 District 10 Horse Show
Wednesday, June 27-29, 2018 5/31 District 10 Leadership Lab
Wednesday, July 13, 2018 6/22 District 10 Recordbook Judging


Date of Event Deadline to Apply Name of Event
Sunday, May 20, 2018 5/20 2018-2019 Texas 4-H Water Ambassador Applications are due
Saturday, May 26, 2018 NA Moore Livestock - Lamb & Goat Sale
Saturday, May 26, 2018 NA Rainey Club Lamb Sale (Andrews County)
Saturday, June 2, 2018 5/21 23rd Annual Callahan Rifle Fun Club Shoot
Saturday, June 2, 2018 6/2 2018 Kaufman County 3D Archery
Saturday, June 2-3, 2018 TBA Summer Horsemanship School
Monday, June 11-14, 2018 5/21 2018 Texas 4-H Roundup
Friday, June 15, 2018 Wise County Dog Show
Friday, June 15-16, 2018 TBA 2018 Guadalupe County 4-H Shoot 
Friday, June 22-24 2018 5/30 2018 Texas 4-H Outdoor Challenge (registration open 5/1/18 to 5/30/18)
Friday, June 22-24 2018 TBA Bandera County Cowboy Blast
Saturday, June 23-24, 2018 6/23 Kendall Classic Pospect Steer Show
Saturday, June 23, 2018 6/16 2018 Gaines County Whiz Bang
Friday, July 13-15, 2018 TBA State Texas 4-H Dog Show - Belton, TX
Sunday, July 15-20, 2018 6/12 Youth Ag Lifetime Leadership
Monday, July 16, 2018 7/9 2018 Texas 4-H First Tee Golf Challenge - 3 person scramble Golf Tournament
Monday, July 23-27, 2018 5/1 2018 Wildlife Conservation Camp (Applications)
Friday, August 3-5, 2018 6/30 Sheep Capital Lamb Camp

2018 Rainey Club Lamb Sale (Andrews County) - 5/26

Rainey Club Lamb Sale will take place on Saturday, May 26th at Rainey Farm in Andrews, TX.  Viewing will begin at 9am and sale will begin at 11am.  See the flyer below for more information!

Wise County Dog Show moved to 6/15

The Wise County 4-H Dog P.A.C.K. has moved its annual show to June 15, 2018 and it will be held at the Wise County Fairgrounds in Decatur. There are prizes and awards for Best Handler, Best of Show Purebred and Non-purebred, High in Trail, Class Winners, and Overall High Point in each age group.

Classes offered include: Confirmation, Showmanship, Obedience and Drill Classes.

An updated flyer is below and registration forms are available  on the Travis 4-H website under Dog Project Information!

Upcoming 2018 Moore Livestock - Lamb & Goat Sales - May 26

We are sharing information about an upcoming lamb & goat sale (Saturday, May 26, 2018).  It will be at 7 p.m. and located at 2485 Sutton County Road 102, Sonora Texas .  

Directions to the ranch:  approximately 5.5 mi north of Sonora on Hwy 277 N, turn West (left) on Sutton County Road (SCR) 102 & travel 2.2 miles. Ranch entrance will be on the left. (map attached)

Consignors include: Bean Show Goats, Bean Dorper Division, Moore Livestock, and Leonard Livestock.
They will be offering 5·6 Goats, 10 Dorpers, 5 Medium Wool Sheep, 5 Flnewool Sheep

Viewing will begin at 4:30 p.m. on sale day.

For additional information, contact:
  • Douglas Bean:(325)226-3345
  • Chase Moore:(325)226-3481
  • Alexandra Moore:(325)216-0813
  • Craig Leonard:325-226-3347

2019 Broiler Order Changes - news about Rodeo Austin

There has been a major change for broiler orders for the 2019 Rodeo Austin Youth Market Livestock Show.  For 2019, exhibitors will need to purchase a separate set of chicks for the Rodeo Austin show.  

Houston broilers will NOT be eligible for the Austin show as was done in previous years.  This may significantly impact the planning of poultry exhibitors for next year, so the Poultry Science Center wanted to get the information out early so people can start making adjustments.  This change is for broilers only, and does not apply to turkeys.  The same set of turkeys will still be eligible for the San Antonio, Houston and Austin shows.

Guadalupe County 4-H Shoot - June 15-16

Guadalupe County invites you to participate in their annual 4-H Shotgun Shoot, June 15-16 at the Bexar Community Shooting Range.  The registration is currently open on iClays.

Friday, May 4, 2018

2018 Texas Raise Your hand Update

Our efforts earned us 1,200 votes last week but it wasn’t enough! WE NEED MORE! Texas fell off the map this week and we are in 7th place behind MONTANA. Fun fact, did you know Montana only has 1.05 million people…Texas has 28.3 MILLION!
What can YOU do?!?

  1. VOTE! If you have not, go to https://4-h.org/raise-your-hand/ and complete the form. NOW…do not wait any longer!
  2. Have you posted on social media? Check out page 5 of the RYH attachment for suggested wording and use one of the photos attached.
  3. SHARE Texas 4-H’s Facebook posts…this is so easy and quick! GO NOW!https://www.facebook.com/texas4h/
  4. Email everyone you know using the wording on page 4 of the RYH attachment.

Texas, we only have 12 days left! PUSH PUSH PUSH! Imagine the impact $20,000 can have on our youth!

2018 Youth Leadership Program (Toastmaster's) Registration is available until June 1st!

We are now accepting registrations for the Youth Leadership Program for those interested in developing their public speaking skills!!  This year we are limiting the participation to 20 individuals.  Registration is available on the Travis 4-H Website under the "Registrations" Tab.

2018 Kaufman County 3D Archery - June 2nd

Please see the information below about the 2018 Kaufman County 3D Archery Tournament.  The letter and information are also available on the Travis 4-H Shooting Sports Page.

2018 Gaines County WhizBang

Please see the information below about the 2018 Gaines County Whiz Bang.  The letter and information are also available on the Travis 4-H Shooting Sports Page.

2018 Bandera County Cowboy Blast

Please see the information below about the 2018 Bandera County Cowboy Blast.  The letter and information are also available on the Travis 4-H Shooting Sports Page.

State Fair of Texas Announcements & 2018 State Fair Broiler Order Form

The 2018 State Fair of Texas is fast approaching us!!!  Some announcements for State Fair include:

The Exhibitor Handbook is now available online
State Fair Validation will be done in June - we'll send you more updates soon!
2018 State Fair Broiler Orders are due in the County Office by Friday June 1st; they are available below, linked, and available on the Travis 4-H Website (scroll down to Poultry)

2018-2019 Texas 4-H Water Ambassador Applications are available

The application is also available and linked on the Travis 4-H Website.

2018 District 10 Horse Show Letter - Registration Open until May 18

The District Horse Show Letter is also available and linked on the Travis 4-H website.

2018 Outdoor Challenge

Registration is now open on 4-H Connect for the 2018 Texas 4-H Outdoor Challenge!!!

New to 2018 - registration is limited to the first 50 complete teams (100 youth).  Registration is scheduled to close May 30, but may close sooner if it fills.

2018 Sheep Capital Lamb Camp - August 3-5

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tom Green County and the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association are proud to present the Sheep Capital Lamb Camp to be held in San Angelo, Texas on the fairgrounds August 3-5, 2018.

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 3, 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, and a Family Fun Night is planned for Saturday evening. Sunday will wrap things up a showmanship contest for the age divisions, and an awards program wrapping up just after lunch!

The registration fee will include breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and lunch 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.  Entry forms are attached or can be found at:

Forms may be mailed to:
San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo
Attn: Brittni Kaczyk
200 West 43rd Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903

Forms are also available on the Travis County Website under lamb/goats.

2018 A+ Federal Credit Union Financial Boot Camp!

Financial Boot Camp
Teens going into grades 9-12 are invited to join us this summer for Financial Boot Camp. This free, full-day camp is a crash course in learning how to best manage and protect our money.

With hands-on activities, games, and discussions that cover a wide variety of financial topics such as credit and smart spending, you'll be better prepared for life after high school. Plus, there's pizza!

Spots fill up quickly – so tell a friend and secure your spots today!
Click a session to register now:
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