One Day 4-H T-Shirts

Show your spirit of Making a Difference in One Day by ordering a 2018 One Day 4-H T-Shirt. T-Shirts are available for PRESALE ONLY. T-Shirts must be ordered by September 21, 2018 and will be shipped to your county office in time for the One Day 4-H Event on October 13, 2018. Shirts can be ordered individually by members and volunteers at:


National 4-H Week Kick Off – 4-H Day in Aggieland

This year, we have a new event to kickoff National 4-H Week in Texas. Texas 4-H Day in Aggieland will be October 6, 2018. There are several opportunities with this event: 

1) Order football tickets as a group and attend the Texas A&M vs Kentucky football game. Tickets are $30. Click here to order football tickets. Enter the promo code Texas4H.

2) Be part of the Texas A&M College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Texas 4-H “Going Green” tailgate 3 hours prior to game time. This is a very fun and FREE event for your 4-H families and volunteers to join. RSVP for the tailgate here. A fun opportunity for 4-H attendees to mingle with college faculty, students, donors, and alumni, as well as other 4-H’ers who attend. Food and entertainment are provided.

3) 4-H youth, their families, volunteers, and all who would like to join are invited to a prospective student session with faculty and students in the College of Ag & Life Sciences. This is a great opportunity for youth of any age to mingle with faculty and students… and it’s FREERSVP to the prospective student session here. 

4) Order a TAMU COALS/Texas 4-H Going Green Tailgate T-shirt. This information will be sent out on the blog once we have details from the college on price, order link, etc. Please watch the Practitioner’s blog and the Texas 4-H Facebook page for this information:

Participants do NOT have to be involved in all four parts of the day, i.e. if a family wants to tailgate but not go to the game, that’s perfectly fine, or vice versa. 

9th Annual Coastal Bend Classic

Join us for the 9th Annual Coastal Bend Classic on December 1 & 2, 2018!!!

This year the event has been expanded to two days. Clinics and showmanship contests will be held on Saturday, December 1 and shows will be held on Sunday December 2. All Texas 4-H and FFA members are invited to participate. Registration opens late September. Visit the event webpage often for up-to-date information:

2019 District 11 Food Show and Food Challenge

The District 11 4-H Food Show and Food Challenge committee is proud to release information for this year’s event!

Event Date: January 5, 2019

Registration Dates: November 1, 2018 – December 7, 2018. Late registration period is December 8-14, 2018 for an additional fee. Please note that registration deadlines are earlier this year due to the District Office being closed for Winter Break from December 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019.

Registration Fee: A flat management fee of $10 will be assessed per youth and $5 for each contest (Food Show and Food Challenge). A late registration period will be available for an additional $25.

All information can be found on the District 11 4-H website:

2018 D11 Crossroads Registration Opens September 1st!

2018 District 11 Crossroads will be held Thursday, November 8 through Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Express in Huntsville, Texas. Crossroads is a career development and youth leadership program for 8th-12th grade youth that introduces them to various career and higher education opportunities. We have four great sessions planned sponsored by the Department of Agriculture at Sam Houston State University: Body in Motion, Animal Science, Forensic Science, and Engineering Technology. Check our our website for more information:

Registration is available September 1 – October 12, 2018 for $175.

Late registration is available October 13 – November 2, 2018 for an additional $25 fee.


Fayette County Fair Lamb Prospect Show

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The Fayette County Fair Lamb Prospect Show will be held September 1, 2018 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds in La Grange, Texas.

Cost: $15 due at check in

Lamb Check-in and Weigh-in: 8:00 – 9:00 am

Show Begins: 10:00 am

For rules and more information please see: Fayette County Fair Lamb Show.

Washington County Fair Livestock & Dairy Judging Contest

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The Washington County Fair Judging Contest Committee would like to invite you and your judging teams to attend the Washington County Fair Livestock and Dairy Judging Contests on Saturday, September 22nd at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham, TX (1305 E. Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833).

NEW THIS YEAR: A $1,000 Scholarship Will Be Awarded To The Overall High Point Individual In The Livestock Judging Contest & A $500 Scholarship Will Be Awarded To The Overall High Point Individual In The Dairy Judging Contest.

Cost: $10 per individual

Check In: 7:00-8:00a

Contest Start Time: 8:15a

Results: 1:00pm

Age Divisions: Junior (3rd – 5th Grade), Intermediate (6th – 8th Grade) and Senior (9th – 12th Grade)

For more information see: Washington County Fair Livestock & Dairy Judging Contest

If you have any questions, contact Debbie Schroeder the Washington County Fair Office at 979-836-4112.

D11 State Recordbook Results

Congratulations D11 youth for achieving the following State Recordbook results! Youth placing first have earned a trip to Washington DC!

Samantha Henke –  Lavaca County – 5th Place – Agricultural Sciences

J. Burns Cowley – DeWitt County – 3rd Place – Beef

Jayna Grove – Nueces County – 1st Place – Citizenship & Civic Education

Madeleine Gulding – Nueces County – 2nd Place – Clothing & Textiles

Laurece Silcox – Colorado County – 8th Place – Communication & Expressive Arts

Mollie Goetzel – Nueces County – 11th Place – Companion Animal

Clayton Boeker – Washington County – 2nd Place – Consumer Education

Lisa Seidenberger – DeWitt County – 5th Place – Entomology

Hannah Bludau – Lavaca County – 2nd Place – Family Life

Emma Grahmann – Lavaca County – 5th Place – Food & Nutrition

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

Justin Ficklen – DeWitt County – 3rd Place – Goat

Luke Bludau – Lavaca County – 6th Place – Health

Reagan Hoelscher – Nueces County – 1st Place – Horse

Hannah Chumchal – Wharton County – 1st Place – Leadership

Connor Himly – Washington County – 3rd Place – Natural Resources

Wyatt Daughtry – Bee County – 8th Place – Personal Development

Briana Villarreal – Nueces County – 1st Place – Photography

Reagan Fox – Nueces County – 3rd Place – Plant & Soil Science

Amber Orsak – Wharton County – 5th Place – Poultry

Zane Wanjura – Colorado County – 1st Place – Public Speaking

Mallory Grimes – Matagorda County – 4th Place – Rabbit

Parker Mason – Washington County – 4th Place – Recreation

Reid Bentke – Washington County – 3rd Place – Science, Engineering & Technology

Megan Frerich – San Patricio County – 2nd Place – Sheep

Rachel Wynans – Washington County – 9th Place – Shooting Sports

Marshall Mahalitc – Wharton County – 9th Place – Swine

Rylee King – Nueces County – 3rd Place – Veterinary Science

Kaden Simon – DeWitt County – 7th Place – Wildlife & Fisheries

For complete results:


4-H National Youth Science Day – “Code Your World”

This October, 4‑H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, which invites kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing. NYSD will be held on October 3 and local activities can be held then or any other date.

Code Your World is a four-part computer science (CS) challenge that teaches kids to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction.

Code Your World uses games and hands-on fun to teach kids important CS and computational thinking concepts, and is perfect for first-time and beginner coders ages 8-14.

To learn more and to order your Challenge Kit for your school, club, after school program or home (pre-sale ends August 8 to save $2/kit): Learn More about 4-H NYSD and Code Your World.

Save the date for Coastal Bend Classic – December 1, 2018

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Coastal Bend Classic will be held at the San Patricio County fairgrounds in Sinton, TX.  The Friday night social will include a meal for those RSVP’d.  Saturday will include clinics for sheep, goats, beef, and swine.  Shows will be held for beef, sheep, and goats.

We look forward to seeing you there!  Stay tuned for more information.