Wildlife Conservation Camp for High Schoolers

Are you fascinated by the natural world and all of its beauty? Do you have a passion for the conservation and management of wildlife, habitats, and eco systems? Interested in pursuing a career in a wildlife or a natural resource related field? If so, then this is the summer camp for you! Contact Andy James at wildlifecampdirector@yahoo.com with any questions or go to the website www.wildlifecamptx.org

Texas 4-H Roundup Robotics Challenge Invitational

We are excited to be hosting another Robotics Challenge Invitational contest this year at Texas 4-H Roundup on June 6.  Below is time-sensitive information pertaining to the registration process for the contest.

Before signing up, please make sure to understand the Robotics Challenge rules, which can be viewed/downloaded here: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017-4h_robotics_challenge.pdf  Like all other Roundup invitational contests, this too is only open to intermediate and senior age divisions.

TDHA Scholarship Applications Available Online

Texas Dove Hunters Association will be awarding nine $500 scholarships in May! TDHA is in the 5th year of it’s scholarship program and will have awarded 36 scholarships to students by the end of May.

Do you know any high school seniors in Texas who are hunters and are pursuing higher education: tech school, junior college or 4 year university? Applications available online at: texasdovehunters.com. All applications must be postmarked by Monday, April 3, 2017.

For questions call 210-764-1189.

2017 Texas 4-H Horse Validation

Instructions for the Texas 4-H Horse validation are now posted here:  http://wp.me/P7MoBF-1f  

All horses must be validated to participate in the District and state horse shows.

Raise Your Hand Alumni Campaign – Help Texas 4-H and Your County 4-H Program Win $20,000

The Texas 4-H Program and Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation are excited to announce a new campaign to reconnect with 4-H Alumni across Texas and our country.  The Raise Your Hand campaign will start on March 1st and go through June 30th.  Each county 4-H Program is encouraged to join with us in promoting the Raise Your Hand campaign through the use of social media  and other marketing assets during the campaign period.

The purpose of Raise Your Hand is to encourage our 4-H alumni to raise their hand and help pay it forward for the next generation of 4-H members.  The goal is to have as many alumni sign up and then at the end of the campaign each county will receive a list of those alumni from their county.  County offices are encouraged to reach out to these alumni and involve them in 4-H by signing their children up for 4-H (if not already), or asking them to volunteer, or maybe becoming a donor to the program.

National 4-H Council has committed a $20,000 prize to the state that has the most Alumni sign up during the campaign period (March 1st to June 30th).  Texas 4-H is confident that we can bring home this grand prize and want to offer an incentive to counties to be part of the award if we win.  Your county, and you as an agent, have the opportunity to receive funds for county 4-H programs and agent professional development.  The top eight county 4-H Programs will each receive a $500 cash prize for program enhancement and the top 10 County Extension Agents (4-H Coordinators) will receive a $100 scholarship to assist with Professional Development during the 2017-2018 year.  The remaining prize money will be invested into state-wide 4-H youth development programs as identified by the 4-H Program and 4-H Foundation.

In addition to the promotional packet, social media, email, and newsletter graphics have been posted on line for use by county offices and 4-H clubs.  These graphics can be found at:  http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/volunteer/#logos.

If you all have any questions please feel free to contact either Toby Lepley with the Texas 4-H Youth Program or Laura Windwehen with the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation.

 

Entomology Judging Clinic – March 4, 2017

Texas 4-H Outdoor Challenge

Texas 4-H is pleased to announce the 2017 Texas 4-H Outdoor Challenge.

This year’s contest will be held June 16-18, 2017 at the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center.  Registration will open on 4-H Connect May 1 and close on May 29.  No late team registrations.

The rules have been updated for 2017, and a new event, mountain biking, has been added.  All information can be found here: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/Outdoor-Challenge-Rules-and-Resource-Guide.pdf

 

Scholarship Opportunity from Capital Farm Credit

Our friends at Capital Farm Credit have an exciting scholarship opportunity for 4-H Members. Check out Capital Farm Credit’s 2nd Annual “What Agriculture Means to Me” Video Contest: http://www.woobox.com/7uzmrc

 

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association Scholarship

The Texas Nursery & Landscape Association has reached out to Texas 4-H and ask that we share this exciting scholarship opportunity to our 4-H High School Seniors.  The TNLA is offering two scholarships opportunities that 4-H members may be eligible for. The Grow Texas and the TNLA Education and Research Foundation scholarship information is listed below and we encourage you to please forward to your high school seniors so they can have the opportunity to review the information in ample time of the deadline.

For more information on each of the scholarships please visit the websites below

TNLA Education & Research Foundation  

http://www.tnlaonline.org/education–research-foundation1.html

Deadline is May 1st for scholarship submission

Value:  $1,000

 

Grow Texas Scholarship Program

https://www.growtexasprogram.org/scholarship-programs/

Deadline is April 1st for scholarship submission

Value:  $1,000 to

$3,000

 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact TNLA at :

Grow Texas Scholarship Program

c/o TNLA Education & Research Foundation

7730 S. IH 35

Austin, Texas 78745

growtexas@tnlaonline.org

4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training – North Region

Registration will open next week, February 13 – March 12, 2017, for the 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training – North Region. This training will be held on April 1-2, 2017 in Pampa (Gray County, D-1).

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