Brown County 4-H News and Notes
Brown County 4-H is supported by Brown County United Way
DATES TO REMEMBER
16 - Interviews for Brown County 4-H Council
17 - Deadline to Enter State Fair
22 - Deadline to RSVP for Annual Awards Banquet
25 - 2011-2012 Brown County Awards Banquet 9:00a.m. at Home Economics Building
3 - Extension Office Closed for Labor Day
7 - Deadline to Enter Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo
4-H ENROLLMENT IS OPEN ON 4-H CONNECT!
August 15th starts the enrollment process for the 2012-2013 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 2012-2013 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 $20.00 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 2012-2013 4-H Year please make sure you update your address, phone number, and e-mail address.
You can use your Spaghetti Luncheon Fundraiser Voucher to pay your membership dues. To do this you will have to come into the extension office to enroll.
Don't wait until the last minute to enroll because after October 31st the cost increases to $25!!
LOOKING FOR LIVESTOCK PROJECTS???
The time is near to have your livestock project if you plan on participating at the Youth Fair or major livestock shows. If you are planning on showing a goat, lamb, or swine and need help selecting your project please contact Nick Gonzales.
STATE LAMB AND GOAT TAGS
It is that time again!! If you are a 4-H member and planning on showing a Lamb, Breeding Sheep or Goat at any Major Stock Show such as Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin, San Angelo, or Houston you will need to purchase state tags. The costs of the tags are $10 per animal. The deadline to order tags is August 20th. If you are planning on purchasing a state lamb tag for San Angelo Stock Show you need to make sure that lamb is Texas Bred and has a Texas Lamb Breeders tag, which will come from the lamb breeder. You can order state tags by contacting the Extension Office.
STATE FAIR AND HEART OF TEXAS FAIR
It is that time already to start thinking about stock shows. The fall stock shows that are coming up are State Fair and Heart of Texas Fair. The deadline for State Fair is August 17th, and the deadline for Heart of Texas Fair is September 7th. The entry forms are available at the Extension Office. If you have any questions please contact Nick Gonzales.
BROWN COUNTY 4-H BANQUET AUGUST 25TH
The annual Brown County 4-H banquet will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Brown County Home Economics building. This year's banquet will be a FUN day. We will start at 9:00 AM with games and then have the award ceremony and lunch at 1:00 PM. There will be no cost to attend this year's banquet. The banquet is open to everyone so bring some friends that are interested in 4-H. The deadline to RSVP for the banquet will Wednesday, August 22, 2012.
- We are making a power point slide show so please start submitting digital pictures to the extension office. Last day to submit pictures will be August 13th.
- This year we want to showcase each 4-H club in the county; therefore, I would like each club manager to have their members create a project board for your club showing what they have accomplished. Also include contact numbers and when your first meeting will be.
We look forward to seeing everyone coming out to celebrate the 4-Hers accomplishments from this past year. If you have any questions please contact Nick Gonzales.
BROWN COUNTY 4-H COUNCIL INTERVIEWS
Are you interested in being a Youth Leader? Do you want to be someone that younger 4-Hers can look up to? Well here is your chance!!! County 4-H Council will be holding interviews for 2012 2013 officers on August 16th at the extension office. The Brown County 4-H Council is a leadership team that is elected through an application and interview process at the county level. Each of these 4-H members represents the 4-H program throughout the year at many different county and district events. Applications will be available starting July 18th and will be due August 14th. If you have any questions about being on County Council please contact Nick Gonzales.
QUALITY COUNTS VERIFICATION
Texas has the largest number of 4-H and FFA livestock projects in the nation. Young people participate at the county, district, regional and state level. The tremendous support and dedication of livestock show officials help make this possible. With this opportunity comes a responsibility for each exhibitor to learn and demonstrate the highest standards, both in personal character and in the feeding and care of their animals. "Quality Counts" is designed to teach young people the importance of displaying good character in carrying out livestock projects, and in every aspect of their lives. "Quality Counts" helps them learn the importance of using proper livestock management practices so that food quality and safety are preserved.
*If you are planning on participating at any major livestock show you will need a Quality Counts Verification number. This number can be obtained by successfully passing the online exam. Quality Counts website can be found on the Brown County 4-H home page http://www.brown.agrilife.org. If you have taken it already then your number will still be valid. It will not be valid if you turned 14 years old before August 1st of this year; therefore, you will need to take the senior exam. If you have any questions or think you might have to take the exam again please contact Nick Gonzales.
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