Monday, July 16, 2018

Reminder:

4-H End of the Year Party is coming up!
When: 6:30-8:30 pm
Where: Blue Hole 


2018 District Recordbook Results

2018 4-H District Recordbook Results:

The spreadsheet will have the placing on the far right.
This shows placings of the top 5, if you see 
DNP= Did Not Place in the top 5
If highlighted, that means the recordbook is moving on to the State competition 😊

CONGRATS to Konleigh and Neil for advancing to state!!!!!!

Click here for results!

Friday, July 6, 2018

District Record books

REMINDER: District Recordbooks are due to the Extension Office by July 11th!! 

***This is for those who placed first at County***

Monday, June 18, 2018

CLUB Manger Training

If you are a 4-H Club Manger come to the Club Manager Training, that will be held on June 30th at 10am at the Extension Office. 

ATTENTION: Recordbooks

If you turned in a Recordbook and want to make any corrections before the County Recordbook judging, then please pick up your recordbook tomorrow at the Extension office and make any corrections and return by Thursday, June 21st. 

Also, we need HELP judging recordbooks at the County contest in Seguin. If your willing to help let us know! 😊

Friday, June 8, 2018

TURKEY ORDERS


It is that time of year to start doing Turkey Orders for the 2018-2019 show year. If you plan on showing turkeys at the county or major shows this upcoming show season be sure to have the form into the office by July 31st by 5:00PM. You can print off the form with the link below.

For the form Click Here!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

REMINDER***

****REMINDER******

All 4-H Recordbooks and Star Award Applications are due to the Extension office by June 8th!! 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Major Steer and Heifer Validation

We will be holding Major Steer and Heifer Validation on two different dates this year. Unfortunately, with all the 4-H events going on during June I am only able to hold validation on Saturday's this year.

The first one will be held on Saturday June 16th from 9-12 at the Cox's Ranch
Address: 9284 FM 150, Driftwood, Tx 78619

The second one will be held on Saturday June 23rd from 9-12 at the Krackau's Ranch

Families who show heifers do be aware that this is only the first validation of the year, so do not worry if you do not have a heifer yet as we will have another validation in November. This is a question I get every year so I thought I would go ahead an mention it now.

If there are any other question please feel free to contact me by email, jason.mangold@ag.tamu.edu, or by phone at 512-393-2120

Monday, May 14, 2018

Star Awards

2017-2018 Star Awards Applications are due June 8th to the Extension Office.

Click here to view requirements and application 

Star Award interviews will be held on July 2nd at the Extension office.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Leadership Lab

Leadership Lab "Soaring High with 4-H"

June 27th-29th
Texas 4-H Conference Center
5600 Farm to Market 3021, Brownwood, TX 76801

Cost: $200 per youth, includes all meals 

Register on 4-H Connect: May 1-31st  (after the 31st, late fees will incur)


Click here for more info

Click here for Waiver form 


Click here for Texas 4-H Council Informational Packet

Click here for Texas 4-H Council Membership Requirements

Click here for District 10 Officer Election letter

Multi-County Recordbook Judging

2018 Multi-County Recordbook Judging:

June 22nd

Guadalupe County Extension Office
210 E Live Oak ST
Seguin, TX 78155

Begins at 9am


***Please let me know if you can volunteer to help judge, lunch will be provided****

End of the Year 4-H Party!!!


Monday, April 30, 2018

4-H State Roundup


4-H State Roundup is June 12th-14th, 2018 
Register on 4-H Connect from May 1-17th (will incur late fees after the 17th)
           

THINGS TO NOTE:
There are a few changes to the steps involved in registering and we need your help in communicating that to our 4-H families. Roundup t-shirts will be purchased through Marketplace and the parking permits for the week will be direct through Transportation Services. See the attached flyers to share with your families. I have also attached the registration worksheets which some find beneficial for helping their families with the registration process.



Hotel Room Block information was released in February. If you have not made reservations, please do so. Some hotels have mid-May cutoff dates for their room blocks. If you are having any problems with a hotel block, please let me know ASAP.
Donor information will be released soon. The Texas 4-H Foundation is confirming with a few additional sponsors before we send the list statewide.  




For more Roundup info: 



Recordbook Training

Recordbook Training on May 15th @ 6pm 
Extension Office in Wimberley 

Please RSVP by May 14th; call the Extension office @ 512-393-2120
The primary purposes of completing a Record Book are for a young person to develop the skills necessary to set goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for themselves. A secondary benefit is to prepare young people for the process of completing quality academic scholarship applications.



Come learn the process, organization and tips to make your recordbook successful 😤



**Recordbooks are due to the Extension office by June 8th***

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kids Baking Championship

 
Food Network is casting for Kids Baking Championship:
We are currently casting children ages 8-13 for who LOVE to bake.
Contestants will be selected to appear on the show to participate in a series of baking challenges. Ultimately, one winner will be awarded a cash prize!
We are trying to spread the word as much as possible about this awesome opportunity for talented kid bakers!
To apply, parents can visit: bakingchampionship.com (Put my name(DANIEL) on "How they heard about casting")


Friday, April 13, 2018

Horse Awards Banquet


Hays County 4-H Horse Program Awards will be on May 22 at 6:30 at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park.  Meal will be provided.  Everyone is ask to bring a wrapped mystery item for the scholarship auction.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Clothing Drive


Rebekah McDaniel serves as Vice President on the State 4-H Clothing and Textiles Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board is holding a statewide community service project to collect gently used clothing to be donated to non-profit thrift stores in each county.  Rebekah hopes to collect 500 lbs of clothing to donate.  She is asking each club to collect children's and adult's clothing at their April meetings and bring the donations to the County Council meeting on April 23rd.  If you have questions please email her at seramaartchick@yahoo.com

4-H County Council Officer Applications

4-H County Council Officer Applications will be due by April 11th. Turn into the Extension Office or email to kate.blankenship@ag.tamu.edu

We will be conducting interviews for the council positions on April 18th starting at 4:30pm.
Once we have received all the applications, you will be notified of your time slot.

Click here for the application


Here are the positions and responsibilities for each position:


Chairman:      
Preside at meetings
Contact/Meet with County Extension Agentto prepare in advance of meetings
Appoint committees
Serve on committees as an ex-officio member
Serve as voting delegate to DistrictCouncil, attend meeting/s, and actively represent County Councilas a member of the District 4-H Council.

1st Vice Chairman:
                        Assume duties of the Chairman in his/her absence
                        Serve as Programs committee chairman for council
Serve as voting delegate to District Council, attend meeting/s, and actively represent County Council as a member of the District 4-H Council



2nd Vice Chairman:
Assume duties of Chairman of 1st Vice Chairman in his/her absents
Serve as recreation chairman for council
Serve as voting delegate to District Council, attend meeting/s, and actively represent County Council as a member of the District 4-H Council (if fourteen or older)

Secretary:
Keep accurate minutes of meetings 9regular and executive0
Keep roll and attendance records
Tend to correspondence as necessary
Submit monthly report on 4-H Connect
Serve as chairman of membership committee

Reporter:
Submit reports of meetings and council activities to area media outlets
Submit information to 4-H newsletters 9county/district/other) as appropriate
Work closely with Secretary and Information Officer
Keep a scrapbook/digital presentation of County Council activities/events
Serve as chairman of community Service committee

Social Officer:
Update social media outlets
Work to update newsletters and 4-H Blog
Work closely with Secretary, Reporter, and County Extension Agent
Help Reporter keep a scrapbook/digital presentation of County Council activities/events
Serve as chairman of Public Relations committee

Parliamentarian:
Oversee the conduct of County Council meetings
Use Roberts Rules of Order, Revised as a reference for correct procedures and conduct Council meetings
Serve as chair/member as appointed by Council Chairman



Tuesday, March 6, 2018

2018 Horse Validation


The 2018 Horse Validation is open on 4-H Connect.  
  As in years past, the cost for validation is $10 per horse from March 1st through April 15th, $20 per horse from April 16th through May 1st and we have added a late fee of $250 per horse from May 2nd through May 5th.  There will be absolutely no validations accepted after May 5th.   Also, please encourage those with registered horses to make sure that they apply for and receive any necessary transfer of ownership with the breed association.  The owner listed in 4-H Connect must match the owner of record on the horse’s registration papers, and appropriate relationship status selected between the horse owner and the 4-Her.  We are partnering with various breed associations to recognize those youth showing registered horses at the State 4-H Horse Show, and in order to be eligible for those breed awards the registration papers must be correct and uploaded to 4-H connect. 

We have several new additions to the State 4-H Horse Show this year, including a new class: Quad Drill; jackpots for speed, roping and ranch sorting events; and expanded scholarship opportunities including the Hi Pro feed incentive program.  

Click here for Horse Validation instructions



Monday, March 5, 2018

Mission Possible Mentors

MISSION POSSIBLE MENTORS


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. 





Friday, February 23, 2018

Major Shows Validation Steer tag order form

Steer Tag Order forms are due April 13th!  

$16 per tag

Click here for order form

State Fair Sheep/Goat tag form

State Fair Sheep & Goat Tags

Click here for the order form





2018 District 10 Spring Roundup Guide

2018 District 10 Spring Roundup will be in Fredericksburg on April 19-21st. 


Click here for the Roundup guide for more information! 


Sign-up on 4-H Connect March 8th-20th

Women in Ranching program

Texas Cattlewomen present a Women in Ranching Training
May 26 & 27th 2018
NRS Ranch & Event Center in Decatur Texas

Click here for the flyer and more info! 

Swine Tag Order Forms


It is that time of year again to order state swine validation tags for the State Fair of Texas to be held in September/October of this year (2018). Order forms and money are due by Friday, April 13th. No validation date has been set. 



Click here for swine tag order form 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program

2018 Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Courses:

Texas A&M University July 16-19, 2018
               Cost: $250

Texas Tech University/West Texas A&M University July 23-26, 2018
               Cost: $250

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: http://tamuag.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3O9MuXE8KeGj1sh
  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 June 1, 2018
  6. Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2018 regarding application result



Friday, February 2, 2018

Leftover items

There were some items leftover from the Hays County Youth Livestock Show  a few weeks ago.

If your child participated in the Home skills contest and forgot to pick up their exhibit (art, photography, crafts), it's at the Extension Office.

Also each Home skills participant should have received an envelope at checkout that contained ribbons and money they received for their project. If you didn't pick up your envelope, these are at the Extension office as well.


Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office
200 Stillwater Rd
Wimberley 78676


Paper Clover Campaign


 


We are pleased to announce the Paper Clover campaign is coming to JOANN stores!

During the month of February, millions of JOANN customers, 4-H members and supporters will have a chance to share their hearts and show their love by equipping local Clubs with resources to reach more kids in need.  

Here's how:
  1. Support the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign by visiting your local store between February 1 and 28, 2018. Donate $1 or $4 at purchase, and you'll receive a clover featuring a special Valentine's Day craft from FamilyFun. With each $4 donation, you'll get $4 off your next purchase.
  2. Join hundreds of 4-H youth February 3, 2018, from 11am-2pm to make and deliver custom Valentine's Day cards to local children's hospitals, senior citizen centers, and others in the community. Visit your local JOANN store to participate.
Don't miss out show your love for 4-H Today.



Monday, January 29, 2018

4-H Spring Roundup

4-H Spring Roundup will be Feb 26th at the AgriLife Extension office, we will start at 6pm. 

Contest will consist of:

  • Duds-to-Dazzle
  • Fashion Show
  • Share-the-Fun



All entry forms are due to the Extension office by Feb 20th. 

Click here for the entry form 

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Need Volunteers!!!

Volunteers are needed Saturday, January 20th at 10:00 a.m. to help set up for the 2018 Hays County Livestock Show. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Reminder

Just a reminder that all 2018 4-H Opportunity Scholarships are due to the Extension Office by the end of the day, Jan 19th.

Austin Rodeo School Tour Guides

Are you interested in being a School Tour Guide for the Austin Rodeo??

If so, you have until Feb 5th to sign-up via email or phone call:
kate.blankenship@ag.tamu.edu or 512-393-2120

Dates are March 19 through 23 and students will need to be on the rodeo grounds and available from about 8:30 to noon.  Lunch will be provided for tour guides and they will have some door prizes for them.  

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Consumer Decision making project

Do you like to shop? Learn how to save money while shopping in the consumer decision making project. You’ll learn how to compare prices, test for quality and make purchases based on facts and research.

Go to the website below for more information on the project:
https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Explore_Consumer_Education.pdf

If interested in the Consumer Decision Making project, please contact the Extension office, and let the extension agents know you are interested so we can get a group together. 😊