2018 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Training

District 11 4-H is proud to host a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Training on December 7, 2017 at 6:30 pm at https://agrilife-tamu.webex.com/meet/Meredith.Miller.

The training will cover the 2018 application, the application process, and major changes for 2018.

The Texas 4-H opportunity scholarship is open to graduating seniors, however, its never to early to start planning and familiarizing yourself with the process!

Registration is Open for Texas A&M AgriLife Summer Horsemanship Schools!

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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. For more information about hosting a SHS and to register go to: Summer Horsemanship Program or contact program director Chelsie Huseman at chelsie.huseman@tamu.edu or 979-845-5264.

2017 Coastal Bend Classic – Deadline Approaching!

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The Coastal Bend Classic Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 Coastal Bend Classic. This year’s event will include clinics and shows for steers, heifers, goats and lambs. A clinic will be provided for swine participants. This year’s speakers include Dave Guyer for beef, Dale Hummel for goats, Matt Kenedy for lambs, and Leo Canales for swine. Judge for goats will be Drew Gonzales.

Registration fee is $25 per youth before November 17, 2017. After November 17, the registration fee will be $30. Registration fees must be paid to complete registration. Payment will be accepted by credit card, check or cash. Mail payment to District 11 4-H c/o Meredith Miller, 10345 Hwy 44, Corpus Christi, TX 78406. To pay with credit card (convenience fee of $2 will be added per registration), please call 361-265-9203.

 

Registration and more information can be found here: https://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/coastal-bend-classic/

If you have any questions, please call Meredith Miller at 361-265-9203.

We look forward to seeing you at the Coastal Bend Classic on December 2, 2017!!!

 

2017 District 11 Archery Match Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2017 D11 Archery Match to be held on December 14 & 16, 2017 at Straight Arrow Archery in Victoria. All youth are required to register on 4-H Connect.

Regular registration is open now through December 1, 2017 for $20 per youth. Late registration is December 2-8, 2017 for an additional $25. For more information visit: D11 Archery.

2018 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Application Announcement

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation.  This year Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program.  All applications and support materials are attached to this email.  Additionally, all information can be downloaded from the Texas 4-H website at:  texas4-h.tamu.edu

Changes for the 2018 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process

  • Texas 4-H will continue to accept both the old and new versions of SAT scores for the 2018 application process.
  • Applicants must work directly with their school administrators to ensure they have quartile ranking for their application. A quartile ranking is required to be considered for a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Scholarship Interviews will be conducted in College Station in May, 2018.
  • Dr. Toby Lepley will resume leadership as Scholarship Coordinator for 2018.  Please direct all questions directly to Dr. Lepley or your District 4-H Specialists.

The application and the instructions are separate documents for easier completion and direction.  The application form is being offered in Microsoft Word edition.

Due to a continued increase in incomplete and the incorrect completion of the scholarship applications from applicants, any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered.  It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting.  Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.

Due dates and deadlines for 2018 Scholarship process are as follows:

November, 2017                                 Release of 2018 Application

November – January                          Scholarship Trainings

October                                                 Applicant can start completing FAFSA and receive report

Set by County Office                           Application due to County Office

February 2, 2018                                 Applications due to District Office

February 16, 2018                              Applications due to State 4-H Office

April 13, 2018                                      Interview selection notification

May 4-6, 2018                                     Interviews in College Station, Texas

June 12, 13, &/or 14, 2018               Awards Assemblies/Banquets (College Station, TX)

Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships

All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details).  Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be submitted to the county Extension Office and/or Agent.

Trainings

The Texas A&M Collegiate 4-H Club will be hosting a face-to-face training in College Station on the campus of Texas A&M University on Saturday, November 18th from 9 am to 3 pm.  Registration is $20.00 per person and sign up can be completed on 4-H CONNECT until November 15th.  For other trainings check with your District 4-H Specialist to see about any district based training(s) might be held in your area.

 

2017 Coastal Bend Classic

The Coastal Bend Classic Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 Coastal Bend Classic. This year’s event will include clinics and shows for steers, heifers, goats and lambs. A clinic will be provided for swine participants. This year’s speakers include Dave Guyer for beef, Dale Hummel for goats, Matt Kenedy for lambs, and Leo Canales for swine. Judge for goats will be Drew Gonzales.

Registration fee is $25 per youth before November 17, 2017. After November 17, the registration fee will be $30. Registration fees must be paid to complete registration. Payment will be accepted by credit card, check or cash. Mail payment to District 11 4-H c/o Meredith Miller, 10345 Hwy 44, Corpus Christi, TX 78406. To pay with credit card (convenience fee of $2 will be added per registration), please call 361-265-9203.

 

Registration and more information can be found here: https://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/coastal-bend-classic/

If you have any questions, please call Meredith Miller at 361-265-9203.

We look forward to seeing you at the Coastal Bend Classic on December 2, 2017!!!

 

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!

  • New Location:  Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex, 7403 Lone Tree Road, Victoria TX 77904
  • Event Date: January 6, 2018
  • Registration Dates:  November 1, 2017 – December 15, 2017 on 4-H Connect.  Late registration period will be December 16- December 29, 2017 for an additional fee.
  • 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.
  • Food Show forms will be uploaded at the time of entry on 4-H Connect.  All forms must be in PDF format.
  • Food Challenge:  Counties are assigned right now, but can change based on number of entries.  A more detailed schedule will be released after registration has closed.

All information can be found on the District 11 4-H website:  https://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/food-show-and-food-challenge/

Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training

District 8 4-H will be hosting a Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training for Archery, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun in Stephenville on November 11-12, 2017.

This training is open to any potential coaches across the state.

  • Registration will be conducted through 4‐H Connect.
  • Look for 2017 D8 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Certification Training (Stephenville)
  • Registration will be open starting October 9 and closes October 27, 2017.
  • Please pay close attention to the deadline!
  • Cost is $120
  • Participants MUST have completed and passed the Background Check PRIOR to registering for the event, so if they have not completed this, they should do so IMMEDIATELY.

Visit the website to view more details: https://agrilife.org/d84h/events-and-activities/shooting-sports-coaches-training/

 

2017 D11 Crossroads Registration Now Open

Registration for 2017 District 11 Crossroads in now open! The event will be held Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Quality Inn & Suites 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 three great sessions planned with the Department of Agriculture at Sam Houston State University: Animal Science/Ag Business, Ag Engineering Technology/Floral Design and Ag Communications/Ag Marketing & Sales. Check out our website for more information! https://d114-h.tamu.edu/events-and-contests/crossroads/

Registration is available now through October 13 for $175.

Late Registration is available October 14 – November 3 for an additional $25 fee.

Cotton Country Classic

Nueces County 4-H is hosting the Cotton Country Classic Jackpot Show at the Richard M Borchard Regional Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. Entries are accepted the day of the show. For more information, contact Kyle McManus at the Nueces County Extension Office at 361-767-5220.