District 11 Junior Leadership Lab

The 2017 District 11 Junior Leadership Lab will be held on July 11, 2017 at Rockport Beach – Saltwater Pavilion. Registration opens on May 15 and goes through June 23. Late registration is open June 24 – June 30.

Registration is on 4-H Connect.  ALL adults, volunteers, and youth (grades 3-8) must register via 4-H Connect to stay on site at the event.

Registration fees are $30 for ALL youth participants (includes lunch, snacks, t-shirt, programming supplies, facility rental & insurance); $20 for adults, parents, agents and District Council officers wanting a Jr. Lab t-shirt (must register via 4-H Connect); $5 for adults, parents, agents, and District Council Officers NOT ordering a shirt (register via 4-H Connect).

More information can be found on the D11 4-H Page: http://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/junior-leader-lab/


Salute to First Responders and Military

During the 2017 Texas 4-H Roundup, we would like to honor those 4-H Alumni who are currently serving in the military (active or reserve) or as a first responder. We will be preparing a video presentation recognizing those that serve.

Please take the time to complete some brief information about the 4-H alumni serving.  We are asking for a photo as well, in their respective uniform or service gear, if available. If not available, any current photo would work.

Deadline to submit is Friday, May 12, 2017.

Submit information at https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/militaryfirstresponders/


District 11 Invitational 4-H Hippology Contest

Registration is now open for the District 11 Invitational Hippology Contest held on May 20, 2017 in La Grange at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Hippology is the study of horses. You don’t have to own a horse to compete, just simply have an interest in horses and the horse industry.

Entry fees are $15 per person and registration via 4-H Connect is open through May 12. Late registration is May 13-18 for an additional $25. For more information, check out our events page: http://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/invitational-4-h-hippology-contest/



2017 District 11 Spring Spectacular – RESULTS

Congratulations to all the District 11 youth who competed in District 11 Spring Spectacular!

We believe it was a great event for all involved.  Results can be found here: http://d114-h.tamu.edu/district-11-event-results/ 

2017 D11 Horse Show

Information regarding the 2017 D11 Horse Show is now posted to the D11 4-H Page: http://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/horse-show/

Registration opens on May 1 on 4-H Connect. Please note the April 15 validation date. On April 16, validation fees go up to $20 per horse.

2017 D11 Leadership Lab

Information for 2017 District 11 Leadership Lab has now been released. All information and forms can be found here: http://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/leadership-lab/

Registration will open on May 1 on 4-H Connect.

Accepting Applications for Texas 4-H Roundup National Anthem

Texas 4-H Roundup will showcase three 4-H members or groups of 4-H members each day for the singing of the National Anthem during the General Assemblies.

DEADLINE is Monday, April 24, 2017

Submit online at https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/NationalAnthem/index.html

  • All submissions MUST BE POSTED TO YouTube (All links made public).
    • Entries may be submitted on an individual basis or as a group.
    • Groups cannot be made up of more than five (5) members. Three individuals/teams will be selected to perform one at each assembly held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
    • Individuals/teams will be announced May 1, 2017.
    • Open to all 4-H members grades 3 – 12 (based on September 1, 2016 4-H Year).
    • 4-H member does not have to be a contest participant of Texas 4-H Roundup.
    • YouTube Video must be of the individual or group (up to five 4-H members) singing the National Anthem.
    • Singing must be in a capella style (no music).
    • If selected to sing during Texas 4-H Roundup, performance will be done a capella.
    • Videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges.
    • If selected to sing participants must be registered on 4-H Connect.
    • Roundup staff will be selecting the nights that the individuals/groups will be performing.

Applications Being Accepted for Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors Program

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The new Texas 4-H Water Ambassador Program kicks off this summer providing youth a wealth of insight and knowledge into water law, policy, planning and management as they interact with representatives from state water agencies and industry professionals. Water Ambassadors will gain an appreciation for the complexity of managing Texas surface and groundwater resources, its importance to local, regional and state economies, and the responsibility we all have to protect this valuable resource for generations.

Thirty-two individuals selected from all applicants will participate in a summer 4-H20 Youth Leadership Academy tentatively scheduled for July 8-16 in Austin. Following the Leadership Academy, water ambassadors are expected to fulfill a minimum level of service by providing water education in their communities, and by taking part in continuing education activities throughout the next 12 months.

Applications are now being accepted for high school age youth who will be entering grades 9-11 for the 2017-2018 school year. Application instructions and program brochure are available at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/water/. The application deadline is May 15.

For more information, contact David Smith – 4-H2O Program Coordinator at davidsmith@tamu.edu.

2017 Aggie Commercial Steer Camp

This year’s Aggie Commercial Steer Camp is quickly approaching! Aggie Commercial Steer Camp is for youth participants, as well as parents, County Extension Agents and agricultural teachers, who wish to learn more about purchasing and managing commercial steers for the youth commercial steer project. Join us in College Station, July 26-27, 2017! To learn more about the program, please visit http://aggiecsc.blogspot.com/ or email Dan Hale, dhale@tamu.edu.


National 4-H Congress Deadline Quickly Approaching

The April 16 deadline for youth to apply for National 4-H Congress 2017 is quickly approaching!!

The application is on 4-H Connect; there is no fee to apply.

National 4-H Congress is held annually in Atlanta, Georgia over the Thanksgiving holidays. The program combines a variety of fun and exciting educational, recreational and networking opportunities. The program combines sessions, seminars, discussion groups, and a service learning experience. The nation’s most outstanding community leaders, speakers, and educators present the most current and timely information available.


  • To improve the ability of teen 4-H youth to express themselves in written and verbal forms of communication that are necessary and important “life skills” for today and in the future.
  • To increase the awareness of the importance of Leadership, Citizenship, and Community Service in 4-H Youth Development.


  • Youth who possess the maturity to interact with other youth from different regions, cultures, experiences and beliefs.
  • Youth in grades 9-12 at time of event, November 23-28, 2017.
  • Youth must still be in high school during the time of the trip.
  • Must have approval of county Extension Office/4-H Coordinator


Online Application Closes: April 16, 2017

Interviews Announced: April 28, 2017

Interviews during Roundup: TBD

Delegation Announced: June 8, 2017

Deposit (1st Payment) due ($750.00): June 30, 2017

Final (2nd Payment) due (balance of $1,000-1,500*): July 31, 2017 (donor/sponsor search underway; final registration amount to be announced by May 1, but will not exceed $1,500)

For more information: National 4-H Congress