Monday, May 6, 2019

REMINDER: State Livestock Ambassador Applications DUE 5/15/19

The Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program is coming off another groundbreaking year. In June 2018, 20 Ambassadors boarded a plane in Houston departing to South America to expand the worldviews of exceptional leaders in agriculture. Ambassadors engaged a valuable study abroad experience in the agriculturally-rich country of Argentina. With visits to family farms, historic ranches, feedlot tours and various production facilities, Ambassadors were able to immerse themselves in South America’s agricultural production systems. As fulfilling as it was for our Ambassadors to be recognized internationally, the program is successful only because of outstanding work you lead locally. In 2019, the program is continuing to expand to include South Texas. We are pleased to announce that we will offer a Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Course in Kingsville in collaboration with TAMU Kingsville. We would like to thank Mr. Kyle McManus for his leadership in getting this unique opportunity off the ground.

Below are the 2019 details and application link. 

2019 Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Courses:
  •  Texas A&M University – Kingsville June 17-20, 2019   
  • Texas A&M University – College Station July 8-11, 2019  
  • Texas Tech University/West Texas A&M University – Lubbock/Canyon July 22-25, 2019 
  • Cost: $250.00 (includes food and lodging)

 Selection Criteria:
  • Senior age (14-18) 4-H youth that have exhibited a superior level of ambition regarding his/her livestock projects
  • Students with a profound interest in animal science, animal production and advocacy
  • Students have shown advanced leadership qualities and a willingness to help others
  • Top 25% class rank

Application Process:

  1. Applicant goes to:
    1. A two-minute YouTube video will be required (instructions can be found within the application)
  2. Student will complete the application and enter the contact information of supervising County Extension Agent
  3. CEA will be automatically emailed a recommendation survey
  4. A selection committee will review the applications and accept up to 25 participants per university
  5. Applications are due May 15, 2019
  6. Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2019 regarding application result

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