2018 Navarro County Youth Expo

The 2018 Navarro County Youth Expo will be held March 22-23, 2018 at the Navarro County Expo Center in Corsicana, Texas. Contests offered are Livestock Judging, Consumer Decision Making and Food Challenge. The early registration deadline is March 2 with a registration fee of $20 per team and $10 per individual. After March 2, the fee is $25 per team and $15 per individual. Contest registration is available at www.judgingcard.com. All entries are non-refundable. Registration fees should be forwarded to: NCYE, PO Box 96, Barry, TX 75102. If you have any questions please see Rules and Entry Form or contact the Navarro County Extension Service at (903) 654-3075 or Dan Waggoner at (254) 715-2922.

 

2018 Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program

The Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program is now accepting applications. Through this application process, 50 youth are chosen to participate in rigorous college-level animal science curriculum. Held at both Texas Tech University in conjunction with West Texas A&M, and Texas A&M University, short courses generate exceptional knowledge gained outcomes. Livestock Ambassadors are required to commit at least 40 hours of service annually. Ambassadors conduct educational livestock project clinics, speak to civic groups, assist with livestock shows, and advocate for livestock and agriculture across Texas.

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

For more information about the program, please contact Billy Zanolini at wfzanolini@ag.tamu.edu or refer to the Texas 4-H Ambassador Program Information Booklet.

4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Project (WHEP) State Contest

The 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Project (WHEP) State Contest will be held on April 28-29, 2018 at Camp Tyler in Smith County (District 5).  Registration will open March 1st on 4-H Connect and the fee is $25 per individual youth contestant. For more information, check out the flyer and the 4-H Wildlife & Fisheries webpage at https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/wildlife-fisheries/ under the “Contests” tab.

 

2018 MCFLA Livestock Judging Contest

The Matagorda County Fair & Livestock Association proudly announces their 2018 Livestock Judging Contest to be held on March 2, 2018 at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds. The entry fee is $10 per person and registration is from 7:30-8:30 am with the contest beginning at 9:00 am. For more information call 979-245-4100.

Fayette County 4-H Whiz Bang

The Fayette County 4-H Whiz Bang will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Fayette County Gun Club in La Grange, Texas. Registration is on iclays.com and is limited to the first 75 shooters. For more information, contact Susan Leppard at syleppard@gmail.com or refer to Fayette County Whiz Bang Information and Fayette County Whiz Bang Release Form.

2018 State 4-H Indoor Archery Contest

Entry into the Texas State 4-H Indoor Archery Contest is now open on 4-H Connect.  There are 4 different venues and 3 different weekends in which this match will take place.

The information can be found at the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports webpage:  https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/shooting-sports/  Go to “Contests” then scroll down to the “Indoor Archery Match Info.”

2018 Texas 4-H Equine Ambassador Application

The application for the 2018 Texas 4-H Equine Ambassador Short Course has been released. Since 2012, horse enthusiasts from across our great state have traveled to Gainesville for an exceptional training. Equine Ambassadors have been busy assisting his/her County Extension Agents with equine programming and advocating for the industry. These exceptional leaders have represented Texas 4-H, the equine industry and animal agriculture with distinction and purpose. Equine Ambassadors have been at the forefront of advocacy efforts at the local, state, national and international levels.

Continuing in 2018:

The course will still be headquartered in Gainesville, however a portion of the training will be held in Oklahoma City in conjunction with the NRHA Derby. Selected applicants will be treated to a behind the scenes educational experience of this storied event. Due to the difficulty in selecting applicants based on written information, 2018 applicants will submit a 2 minute video introduction and justification video along with their application.

2018 Texas 4-H Equine Ambassador Short Course:

Location: Gainesville, Texas

Dates: June 24 – June 27, 2018

Cost: $250

Selection Criteria:

  • Senior age (14-18) 4-H youth that have exhibited a superior level of ambition regarding his/her horse projects
  • Students with a profound interest in equine science and the horse industry in Texas
  • Students who have shown advanced leadership qualities and a willingness to help others
  • Top 25% class rank

Application Process:

  • Applicant goes to http://tamuag.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esuzimQvlFSJcVf
    • Student will complete the application and enter the contact information of supervising County Extension Agent
    • CEA will be automatically emailed a recommendation survey
  • Applications are due April 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified by early June, 2018 regarding the application result

For more information about the program, please contact Billy Zanolini at wfzanolini@ag.tamu.edu or refer to the Texas 4-H Ambassador Program Information Booklet.

Texas Horse Help Mobile App LIVE!

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The new Texas Horse Help Mobile App is now LIVE on the app store and google play!  This app was developed to be a FREE resource for the Texas horse community and we hope you will help us spread the word!  Within the app users can search for equine professionals, and events such as horse shows, clinics and 4-H contests.  The app also helps direct users to their county extension program, contains educational resources and links to 4-H materials.  We welcome any new event or business profiles within the app, this includes any 4-H events or county programs!  Information can be submitted by selecting the menu icon in the app or through the web submission forms here: https://animalscience.tamu.edu/texas-horse-help-app/.   Click here to learn more about the app features and get links to download: https://spark.adobe.com/page/vEWBx0FVK9Nsz/

District 11 Multi-District Judging Contests

The District Judging Contests will be on the following dates at the locations listed below:

Important Reminders:

  • District Dairy, Wool & Horse Judging participants must submit names by February 1, 2018 to the District Office. There will be no additional registration fee.
  • All other contests (Livestock, Meats, and Soil) must register via 4-H CONNECT by March 30, 2018.
  • Wool, mohair, range evaluation & Grass ID need to notify the District 4-H Specialist of participation by March 30, 2018.
  • An entry fee of $10.00 per INDIVIDUAL will be charged for Livestock, Meats and Soil Judging Contests.
  • Teams will NOT be designated on 4-H Connect. All participants will sign up as individuals for their particular contest. Team designations will be made at registration on the day of the contest.

For further information, visit the District 11 Multi-District Judging website.

District 11 Shooting Sports Training – Deadline to Register is February 2, 2018

Register no later than February 2, 2018 to avoid the late fee!

The District 11 4-H Youth Development program is pleased to announce that we will be offering a shooting sports training for RIFLE, SHOTGUN & ARCHERY on February 24-25, 2018 in Victoria TX.

Registration will be January 2, 2018 through February 2, 2018 for $120.  Late registration will be available from February 3, 2018 to February 16, 2018 for an additional $25.  All County Extension Agents are able to register for free.  Registration is open on 4-H Connect now.  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST  HAVE AN ACTIVE PROFILE ON 4-H CONNECT TO REGISTER.

For more information, please visit https://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/district-11-shooting-sports/ or contact your County Extension Agent or the District 11 4-H Office at 361-265-9203.