2017-2018 Food Show Theme

The theme for the 2018 Food Show is “Fresh from the Farm”.  This theme will allow participants the opportunity to explore many aspects of fresh foods, physical activity, and the value of locally grown foods.  Another aspect to consider is the simpler life of the farm and the importance of family and working together.  In addition, 4-H members can discuss the growing season their dish is associated with:  late spring and early summer, high summer, and early fall.  As well as, discussing where the ingredients for their dish were grown, especially if purchased from a local producer or farmers market or possibly harvested from their own garden.

D11 4-H Recordbooks State Judging Results

Congratulations to the following D11 youth for advancing to the state level and achieving the following Recordbook results!

Laurel Kelley – DeWitt County – 5th Place – Agricultural Sciences

J. Burns Cowley – DeWitt County – 1st Place – Beef

Justin Swize – Goliad County – 9th Place – Citizenship & Civic Education

Zoey Zahn – Wharton County – 6th Place – Clothing and Textiles

Laurece Silcox – Colorado County – 7th Place – Communication & Expressive Arts

Mollie Goetzel – Nueces County – 3rd Place – Companion Animal

Alaina Kohring – Washington County – 5th Place – Consumer Education

Lisa Seidenberger – DeWitt County – 3rd Place – Entomology

Hannah Bludau – Lavaca County – 3rd Place – Family Life

Samuel Cayford – Nueces County – 3rd Place – Food & Nutrition

Joshua Wigley – Nueces County – 1st Place – Gardening & Horticulture

Justin Ficklen – DeWitt County – 7th Place – Goat

Leah Bishop – DeWitt County – 3rd Place – Health

Reagan Hoelscher – Nueces County – 2nd Place – Horse

Ashley Richardson – Nueces County – 5th Place – Leadership

Connor Himly – Washington County – 6th Place – Natural Resources

Hannah Cayford – Nueces County – 9th Place – Personal Development

Hayden Steagall – Nueces County – 1st Place – Photography

Jayna Grove – Nueces County – 1st Place – Plant & Soil Science

Haley Bertsch – Fayette County – 1st Place – Poultry

Zane Wanjura – Colorado County – 3rd Place – Public Speaking

Rush Hoelscher – Nueces County – 1st Place – Rabbit

Champ Lee – Nueces County – 3rd Place – Sheep

Joshua Bludau – Lavaca County – 10th Place – Shooting Sports

Casey Sullivan – Nueces County – 6th Place – Swine

John Kelley – DeWitt County – 3rd Place – Veterinary Science

Reid Aschenbeck – Washington County – 8th Place – Wildlife & Fisheries

For complete results: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017-Results-by-Placing.pdf

 

Mission River Classic Steer and Heifer Show

August 19th-20th, 2017 is the Mission River Classic Steer and Heifer Show at the Refugio County Fairgrounds. There is no late fee to register. For more information, contact Jonette Wiginton at (210) 274-0806; Ruben Garcia at (361) 646-9410 or email missionriverclassic@gmail.com.

 

Livestock Judging Contest – Colorado County Fair

The Colorado County Fair will host a Livestock Judging Competition on September 9th, 2017.  Please note the date is several weeks earlier than usual – the entire fair has been moved several weeks earlier.

Cost is $6 per contestant (scantrons provided).

Registration is day-of only.

The contest will be held at the fairgrounds – 1146 Crossroads Blvd., Columbus, TX.

Rule book – Click Here

2017-2018 Texas 4-H Photography Contest Rules and Guidelines

The 2017-2018 Texas 4-H Photography Rules and Guidelines are posted on-line at the following site:  https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/photography-video/

Highlights of significant changes for 2017-2018 include:

·         Significant changes in the categories which photographs can be entered.  The categories for 2017-2018 are:

1.       Animals – Domestic

2.       Animals – Wildlife (this category will now include aquatic and marine animals)

3.       Catch-All (this category should not be used to enter photos that clearly align to another one of the categories).  It is designed for misc photos which do not clearly fit into another category.

4.       Details & Macro

5.       Dominant Color

6.       Elements of Design

7.       Enhanced (NEW) – formally the Digital Darkroom category

8.       Food

9.       Landscape & Nature

10.   Motion/Action (NEW) – photo capturing movement within a single photo

11.   People

12.   Plant/Flora

13.   Sports – photo that captures individual or team sports. 

14.   Theme – the theme for 2017-2018 is “BACKYARD.”  This creative category will feature photos what one would see when stepping out into your back yard.

15.   Travel & Place (NEW) – category includes images that express the joys and adventures of travel photography, showcasing place as an important part of the photo. 

·         Changes in the resolution and size of photographs:

1.       Resolution must be a minimum of 300 dpi high quality (print quality).

2.       Photograph size must be 3:2 (4”X6”) or 5:4 (8”x10”) ratio (either landscape or portrait).

Entries for the contest will be completed through 4-H CONNECT from the time period of April 1, 2018 to April 15, 2018.  Entry fee is $10.00 per photography. 

District 11 4-H T-Shirt Design Contest

Get your creativity flowing and enter the District 11 4-H T-Shirt Design Contest! The winner will be selected by D11 4-H Council Officers and will have their design showcased on the back of every 2017-2018 D11 4-H event t-shirt! They will also receive a $50 gift card.

The design must be one color, contain #D114H, and be submitted by an active D11 4-H member. Please submit your design to meredith.miller@ag.tamu.edu by October 1, 2017. Any questions? Contact Meredith Miller at meredith.miller@ag.tamu.edu

 

2017 Washington County Fair Open Junior Steer and Heifer Show

The 2017 Washington County Fair Open Junior Steer and Heifer Show (TCCA Sanctioned Double Show) is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017 and is open to all Texas 4-H and FFA members. New this year, a non-registered commercial heifer class will be offered for anyone with halter commercial heifers. The postmark entry deadline is September 1st and there is a $10.00 per entry per show late fee for entries on site.

For additional information please contact the Washington County Fair Association at (979) 836-4112.

Guadalupe County 4-H Livestock Judging Contest

The Guadalupe County 4-H Livestock Judging Contest will be held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Marion Country Church Arena in Marion, TX. This is a new location which is about 12 miles from Seguin. Any 4-H or FFA member that resides in the state of Texas is eligible. Pre-registration deadline is September 18.

Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Team Applications Now Open

The Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Team applications are now open through 4-H Connect.  The deadline to apply is September 13, 2017. Information can be found at: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017-18-Texas-Team-Application.pdf

 

4-H & 4-H/FFA Exhibitor Cards – New Supply Available!

Attention County Extension Agents, Ag. Science Teachers & County Fair Boards!

A new supply of 4-H exhibitor cards is available, including a new item for 2017-2018… 4-H/FFA cobranded cards. Order today for your fall, winter or spring shows. This opportunity is being offered statewide, so any county, chapter, or fair board can order cards. Order while supplies last at: http://agrilife.org/d124h/agents/4h-ffa-cards/