Thursday, August 11, 2022

Upcoming Livestock Deadlines!!


State Fair of Texas- Entries Due 8/22

Please note, this show is requiring all Indemnity & W-9 forms to be completed in the online parent portal.  They are NOT accepting any hard copies of these forms.  You also have the option of completing your online entries in this system, HOWEVER, you must still bring a hard copy of your entries to the County Extension Office to be mailed in. More information and links to the forms can be found at our website.

Heart of Texas- Entries Due 8/22

Paper copies of all forms are due to the extension office. More information and links to the forms can be found at our website.

Sheep and Goat Tag Orders-Due 8/24

Order Form

Sheep and Goat Validation

October 18th, 2022 from 5 -7 pm. Must be in line by 7 pm

Hendrickson Farm Facilities: 5800 Cele Rd, Pflugerville, Texas


Thursday, July 28, 2022

Free Toastmaster Public Speaking Camp


Join in on a free camp for Travis and Bastrop County 4-H Members!
RSVP online at by 12:00 Noon on Monday, August 1, 2022, to allow time to order snacks, refreshments, and materials!
Space is limited to the first 20 people to sign up. 
Contact Mellanie Mickelson at 512-581-7186 or with questions.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

2021-2022 4-H Awards

 Don't forget to apply for this year's Travis County 4-H awards at: 

The application deadline is July 18th and interviews will take place July 25th. If this date doesn't work for you, do not worry. We will work with you to figure out a makeup time. If you have any questions do not hesitate to reach out to me at 

Monday, July 11, 2022

Travis County Awards Banquet- Please RSVP

Please RSVP to I hope to see you all there and I look forward to meeting you!


Friday, July 8, 2022

4-H Agent

Hi, I'm Morgan Newton and I am excited to join Travis County as the new 4-H Extension Agent. I grew up in northern California as a 4-H member showing cattle and sheep. I received a bachelor’s degree in  agricultural education and animal science from Colorado State University before teaching ag in Colorado for the last 5 years. I married my husband Colby this summer and we are excited to now be living in the great state of Texas with our dog Emma and cats Olive and Bandit. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and am here to assist you with any questions or concerns. Reach out at if you need anything!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Health, Food, Fashion, and Photography Camp

We would like to thank everyone that came out to the Health, Food, Fashion, and Photography Camp on Friday, June 17th that was held at the Southeast Health and Wellness Center.  Thank you to all our employees and volunteers who helped to make the event such a success!  Here are some photos of the event:

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

State 4-H Roundup Results

We would like to congratulate and commend the following Travis County 4-H'ers for placing at State 4-H Roundup:

1st, Fashion Show, Natural Fibers (Wool, Alpaca/Mohair), Emily Shaw

5th, Leaders for Life, John Paul Whitaker, Anna-Laura Whitaker, Clare Whitaker and Sarah Shaw

$10,000 Texas 4-H Foundation scholarship, John Paul Whitaker

Great job, everyone!

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

2021-2022 Texas 4-H Photography Contest Results

Congratulations to all our Travis County participants in the 2021-2022 Texas 4-H Photography Contest Results!  

Here are the results from our county:

Scout Goldsmith - Red Ribbon - People, Blue Ribbon - Catch All, Elements of Design, Shadow/Silhouette
Willow Goldsmith - Red Ribbon - Motion/Action, People, Blue Ribbon - Shadow/Silhouette
Luke Sempsrott - Red Ribbon - Animals, Domestic, Blue Ribbon - Details & Macro, Animals, Wildlife, Nature & Landscape

"All photos are viewable on Submittable’s gallery located here and are presented in random order.  You can filter photos by category.  Click on individual images to see details.

We had close to 1,000 photos judged.  Congratulations to everyone who submitted such great photos for competition!"

-Derrick Bruton

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

2022 PVAMU 4-H Jr. Youth Leadership Lab

 Hello 4-H Friends and Families!


Prairie View A&M 4-H is excited to announce our 5th Annual Jr. Youth Leadership Lab! 

“Jr. Youth Lab (Jr. YLL) is a 4-day virtual program hosted by the College of Agriculture and Human Science Cooperative Extension 4-H (Head, Hands, Heart, and Health) Program. Jr. YLL is open to under-served youth entering the 6th-8th grades throughout Texas. Activities will be focused on agriculture-related careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and discovery, developing, and honing leadership skills in preparation for entering the workforce.”


Registration is limited to the first 30 applications received. Youth must have a laptop or computer and reliable internet.


Program Dates: July 5-8, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM CST/ 9:00 AM-3:00 PM MST

Ages: Rising 6th-8th graders

Place: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Registration Link: 2022 Jr. Youth Leadership Registration Link


Application Deadline: Closes when 30 spots are filled

Program Coordinator: Cynthia Pierfax

For More Information: Contact Cynthia Pierfax at (936) 261-5028 or


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Congratulations to our 4-H Foundation Scholarship Recipients!

We would like to say congratulations to our Travis County 4-H Foundation Scholarship recipients this year.  Congratulations to John Paul Whitaker and Scout Goldsmith for receiving a combined total of $15,000 in scholarships!  We would also like to thank our generous donors the McLean Estate and the Texas Farm Bureau.  

Friday, May 20, 2022

CEP 4-H State Photography Contest

Please see below for information regarding the second annual CEP 4-H State Photography Contest for Juniors and Intermediates.  Link to register is here.


 Please click on this link to register for this event.

Friday, April 29, 2022

District 10 Roundup results for Travis County

I would like to share with you the results of the Travis County Participants in the District 10 Roundup.  Congratulations to all our participants and good luck at State Roundup!  

2022 District 10 Results Travis County:

District 10 Fashion Show

Emily Shaw - 1st place, Construction - Everyday Living

Scout Goldsmith - 1st place, Construction - Semi-Formal to Formal

Kristen Early - 1st place, Theater/Costume

Emily Shaw - 1st place, Natural Fibers - Wool/Alpaca/Mohair


District 10 Leaders 4 Life

Travis Sr. Team: Clare Whitaker, John Paul Whitaker, Sarah Shaw, Anna‐Laura Whitaker - 2nd place

District 10 Consumer Decision Making

John Paul Whitaker, Anna-Laura Whitaker, Clare Whitaker, Emily Shaw - 2nd place


District 10 Share the Fun 

Willow Goldsmith - Musical Instrument - 1st place

Clare Whitaker - Poetry/Prose - 1st place

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

2022 National 4-H Congress - Texas Delegate Application Process - Deadline May 20, 2022

I would like to share with you the following message from 4-H Specialist Megan Logan:

Good Afternoon,

We are excited to announce that the 2022 National 4-H Congress event is set for November 25-29, 2022 in Atlanta, GA. Therefore, it is now time to have all youth who are interested in attending to apply to serve as a 2022 Texas 4-H Delegate at National 4-H Congress.

Attached you will find the National 4-H Congress Announcement with details about the application process as well as additional details about travel, costs, etc. Please share with any interested parties that you have. Applications will be open from May 1 (Sunday) – May 20, 2022 on 4Honline. There is no cost to apply for consideration as a delegate.

If you have any questions please let me know. 


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Registration extended for TAMU 4-H One Day

Registration has been extended for the TAMU 4-H Day 2022 until Sunday, April 24th. 4-H members, grades 8th – 11th are eligible to attend. This was a change from the original announcement of 10th-11th graders. Space is limited. Registration is through 4HOnline, look for the event “TAMU 4-H Day 2022”. Share the attached flyer with 4-H members you feel may be interested in attending.


Monday, April 18, 2022

Core Application 2022

 Don’t miss this opportunity!

Core Application 2022 is now available! Deadline is May 1st! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Goat Give-Away!

 A message from Cynthia Pierfax:


It is officially the Prairie View A&M 4-H Goat Give-Away season, and the Goat Give-Away committee would like to share an opportunity to expand your youth agricultural program. The 4-H Goat Kid Giveaway Program has promoted dairy goats as a 4-H project since 1987. There has been an additional option for meat goats (contingent on the meat goat breeder being willing to donate the meat goats). 

Applications are open April 5th-April 15th. The committee will judge the applications by looking for evidence that the applicant has the resources and knowledge to properly take care of the goat and show commitment to furthering their goat and overall 4-H involvement. Applicants do not need to have previously raised goats to enter this program. Dairy goats will be ready the second week in May. For those wanting meat goats, once the committee gets the number of meat goats requested, we will work with the breeder to see if he is still willing to donate this year. The delivery timeline of the meat goats will depend on the breeder's schedule. The committee will inform the youth of their acceptance in the give-away by April 30th. 

Attached is the marketing flyer for the project. We would love to have your 4-H, FFA, or youth organization participate this year. If interested or would like additional information, please respond to this email, and we can move forward from there.

Click on flyer for link: