4-H News and Notes
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
4 - Extension Office Closed for Holiday
9 - 11 - County Camp at Texas 4-H Center
12 - Brown County 4-H Goat Workshop 5:30p.m.- 7:00p.m. at Extension Office
19 - District Fashion Show in Grape Creek, Texas
22 - 28 - State 4-H Horse Show in Abilene, Texas
BROWN COUNTY 4-H GOAT WORKSHOP JULY 12TH
The time is near to start selecting goats for the Brown County Youth Fair and to help 4-Hers Brown County 4-H Goat Mentors, Gayland & Garrett Miller, will be conducting a series of Goat Workshops. The first one will be held July 12th 5:30 PM 7:00 PM at the Brown County Extension office. The workshop will cover Overview of the Goat Project, Selection, and Facilities. There will be goats at the workshop to practice selection.
This will be a great opportunity for new/inexperienced feeders or anyone wanting to gain more information about their goat project. For more information on the Goat Workshop please contact Gayland Miller (325-642-3007), Garrett Miller (325-998-6790), or Nick Gonzales.
58TH ANNUAL TEXAS A&M BEEF CATTLE SHORT COURSE AUGUST 6TH-8TH
The Beef Cattle Short Course (BCSC) youth program is a hands-on opportunity for youth to learn more about the beef cattle industry. All youth attending will have the opportunity to participate in a live cattle evaluation, beef quality demonstration, beef carcass competition, beef fabrication hands-on demonstration, sensory and preparation hands-on demonstration.
Students will be fed breakfast Monday through Wednesday, lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday. They will also receive the 600+ page proceedings, ticket to the Famous Texas Aggie Prime Rib Dinner, refreshments and trade show admittance.
The cost of the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is $60 for youth. Deadline for registration will be August 1. After August 1 the registration fee will be $80. All youth attending must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is registered and attending the BCSC. This program is limited to 50 youth so register early! Students must be between the ages of 13 and 18 to participate. For a registration form and tentative schedule you can go to http://animalscience-old.tamu.edu/ansc/BCSC/family.html.
SCHLEICHER COUNTY 4-H PLAY DAY
Schleicher County 4-H is putting on a play day on July 6, 2012. The play day will be held at the Schleicher County Rodeo Arena in Eldorado, Texas. Registration begins at 5:00p.m. and competition begins at 6:00p.m. The cost to enter the play day is $5.00 per event or $20.00 for 5 events. The events you can enter are as follows:
- Pole Bending
- Goat Tying
- Breakaway Roping
- Goat Ribbon Pulling
- Pee Wee Walk Trot
- Flag Race
2012 WEST REGION GOLF CHALLENGE
A two day golf experience for youth ages 11-18. There will be workshops, golf professional clinic, evening social, and a 18 hole Golf Challenge. The West Region Golf Challenge will be July 23-24, 2012 in Sonora, Texas at the Sonora Golf Club. Registration is on 4-H Connect and the registration opens on May 1st and ends on July 9, 2012. If you are interested in participating or have any questions please contact the Extension Office.
SUMMER CAMP OPPORTUNITIES AT THE TEXAS 4-H CENTER
Texas 4-H Center Youth Programs will provide your child with the chance to develop character, learn valuable life skills, make new friends, and discover new interests. Finding the right camp for your child is as important as helping them find the right college! Annually, five or more sessions are offered each summer for youth ages 9 (or completed 2nd grade) to age 18, 4-H membership is NOT required for most camps. All camp registrations are made through the Texas 4-H Center website, texas4hcenter.tamu.edu. The 4-H Center is accredited by American Camp Association. Listed below are the different camps that will be offered this summer at the Texas 4-H Center:
- Camp Corral, July 15, 2p.m. - July 20, 2p.m., Military Youth Only
- Mission Possible Mentor Training, July 22, 2p.m. - July 23, 11a.m., cost is $80
- Mission Possible, July 23, 2p.m. - July 25, 3p.m., cost is $175
- Prime Time I Grades 5-8, July 22, 2p.m. - July 25, 10a.m., cost is $225
- Prime Time II Grades 2-5, July 25, 2p.m. - July 28, 10a.m., cost is $225
2012 JUNIOR RODEO SCHEDULE
July 13 & 14 San Saba Jr. Rodeo
July 19, 20, 21 Lometa FFA Jr. Rodeo
August 10 & 11 Best of Texas Youth Blow-Out
4-H ENROLLMENT IS OPEN ON 4-H CONNECT!
August 1st started the enrollment process for the 2011-2012 4-H year in Texas. All 4-H families, new and returning, are encouraged to log in and enroll in order to become an official 4-H member. If you want to become an adult leader or volunteer we encourage you to enroll for the 2011-2012 year. There is no cost for adult leaders or adult volunteers. As you enroll in 4-H for the year, here are some tips in using 4-H CONNECT:
If you already have a profile DO NOT create another one!
If you lost your email and password call the county office we can tell you your e-mail address and reset your password!
To be an official 4-H member in Texas 4-H you must have an ACTIVE profile in 4-H CONNECT!
An active membership will not be granted until the $25.00 participation fee is paid on 4-H Connect!
You cannot register for an event until your profile is ACTIVE.
When you are doing your re-enrollment for the 2011-2012 4-H Year please make sure you update your address, phone number, and e-mail address.
Don't wait until the last minute to enroll!
Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners' Courts of Texas Cooperating.