2018 District 11 Spring Spectacular

District 11 4-H is pleased to announce our 2019 Spring Spectacular! Contests included are Fashion Show, Fashion Storyboard, Duds to Dazzle, Educational Presentations, Public Speaking, Share-the Fun, Quiz Bowls (Beef, Horse & Nutrition), Consumer Decision Making, Leaders 4 Life Skill-A-Thon, and Food Show & Food Challenge. This event will be held on April 12-13, 2019 at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex in Victoria, Texas. Details and entry forms can be found on the event website: https://d114-h.tamu.edu/district-11-4-h-spring-spectacular/. Please contact your County Extension Office for information regarding their county level qualifying contests.

The cost to register includes a one time contest management fee of $15 per individual (includes a souvenir) and a $5 registration fee per contest. Registration opens on February 15, 2019 and must be completed on 4-H Connect. Deadline to register is March 15, 2019 with late registration being March 16-29 for an additional $25. T-shirts will be for sale for $15.

4-H Instructional Horse Show

Rodeo Austin will be hosting an instructional horse show on Monday March 18th.  More information can be found on their website: https://rodeoaustin.com/compete/horse-show/.

Leadership Opportunity – Rodeo Austin

Youth are needed to sing the National Anthem and recite pledges at Rodeo Austin before the Junior Shows as well as the Longhorn and Open/Youth Boer Goat Shows. Below is the information that is also included on the SignUpGenius link.


National Anthem – Youth will need to submit a video as those spots will be assigned. Email videos to Cory at cory.hundl@ag.tamu.edu by  February 3rd.

Listed below are opportunities for youth to volunteer to sing the national anthem and recite the American, Texas Pledges, the FFA motto and the 4-H Pledge at the shows for Rodeo Austin.

  • Longhorn Show – Saturday, March 16th  – Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Market Lamb & Goat Show – Tuesday, March 19th   – Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Market Poultry Show – Wednesday, March 20th  -Show starts at 11:00 am
  • Open Boer Goat Show – Thursday, March 21st  – Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Barrow Show – Saturday, March 23rd – Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Barrow Show – Sunday, March 24th – Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Market Steer Show – Tuesday, March 26th – Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Market Steer Show – Wednesday, March 27th – Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Jr. Breeding Heifer Show – Friday, March 29th – Show starts at 9:00 am
  • Jr. Breeding Heifer Show – Saturday, March 30th  – Show starts at 9:00 am

For those interested in this leadership opportunity, please sign up using this online form. You will need to plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the species show in which you are volunteering. One parking and one gate pass will be provided for the youth who is volunteering (provided you do not already have any) and the passes will be mailed to the address provided. You WILL NEED to provide your address when signing up.

When you register, please select the option to use alternate name and in the “First Name” box , list the first and last name of the youth member. In the “last name” box, list the 4-H County or  FFA Chapter in which the youth is a member.

If you would like to sing the national anthem, a video needs to be emailed to Cory by February 25th as those spots will be assigned.

If you have questions, please email Cory at Cory.hundl@ag.tamu.edu

Temple Grandin Visit – South Texas Tack

Dr. Temple Grandin will be at South Texas Tack in Brenham, TX on February 2, 2019 at 1pm.  All 4-H and FFA members are invited to attend!  This FREE event is offered by South Texas Tack!

47th Annual Summer Horsemanship School Program

Registration for the 47th Annual Summer Horsemanship School is now open. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Program provides youth and adults a great opportunity to gain a solid foundation and advance horsemanship skills in a fun learning environment. Any group in Texas can host a 2 or 3-day horsemanship school (clinic) including 4-H clubs. For more information about hosting a SHS and to register go to: https://animalscience.tamu.edu/livestock-species/equine/summer-horsemanship/ or contact Chelsie Huseman at 979-845-5264 or chelsie.huseman@tamu.edu.



Cedar Lane 4-H Super Bowl Shootout

Cedar Lane 4-H is holding a Super Bowl Shootout fundraiser on February 2, 2019 at the Cajun Haven Range and Shooting Club in Markham, Texas (Matagorda County). All proceeds benefit club projects and scholarships. Please see flyer for more information or contact the Matagorda County Extension Office at 979-245-4100.


2019 4-H Day at the Capitol

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program will once again host 4-H Day at the Capitol on Thursday, March 14, 2019. This event is designed as a citizenship experience for 4-H members of all ages to learn more about the state legislative process, as well as meet their state representative and/or senator through an office visit.

Because this event is held during the legislative session and other organizations/groups are at the capitol on the same day, the number of participants (youth and adults) must be limited. Registration will open on 4-H CONNECT on January 9, 2019 at 5:00 pm and will remain open until January 25, 2019 or until the event is filled. (In recent years, the event was full within the first 24 hours of being opened). 4-H Day at the Capitol is open to the first 250 youth and 50 adults registering for the event.

Please see flyer for more information.

Mission Possible Mentors

Applications are now being accepted for Mission Possible Camp Mentors. Youth who will have completed the 8th grade in May or June of 2019 are eligible to apply. Mentors will work with the Mission Possible Leadership team and Texas 4-H Center Summer Staff to provide a safe and fun environment for all! Mentors will attend a training starting on June 30th and then attend Mission Possible camp July 1-3 working with the other mentors and campers.

This year the application is a google form and can be found on the 4-H Center Website- texas4hcenter.tamu.edu. Click on the “Camps” button and then scroll down and click the “Mission Possible Mentor Service Learning Opportunity”. The application will be submitted upon completion. All applications are due on March 19th and applicants will be notified with a decision by April 2nd.

2019 District 11 Photography Contest

The District 11 4-H program is pleased to announce the 2019 Photography Contest. This contest is open to Junior and Intermediate 4-H members only. Senior 4-H members will go directly to the state contest.

Registration is February 1 – March 1, 2019 for a fee of $10 per participant. Late registration is March 2 – 8, 2019 for an additional $25 fee.

Photography contest judging will take place online March 11 – 15, 2019. Placing entries will be electronically displayed at the District 11 Spring Spectacular event on Saturday, April 13th in Victoria.

All contest information is posted on the District 11 Website under Events and Contests.


2019 Washington Co. 4-H Invitational Consumer Decision Making Contest

You and your Consumer Decision Making teams are invited to participate in the 2019 Washington County Invitational Consumer Decision Making Contest. The contest will be hosted on Saturday, February 23rd at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Brenham, TX.


Early Registration: Counties may register teams by mailing an entry form and payment to the Washington County Extension Office (1305 E. Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833). The cost to enter a team is $40, and $10 for an individual, and they must be postmarked by February 15th.

Late Registration: A late registration option will also be offered up until the start of the contest. The cost to late register a team is $60, and $20 per individual.

For more information, including contest guidelines and entry form please see: 2019 Washington Co. 4-H Invitational CDM Contest.