Monday, January 22, 2018

Mission Possible Mentors Needed

Interested in helping a person with disabilities have a great camp experience?  Apply to serve as a Mission Possible Mentor.

Friday, January 19, 2018

4-H Spring FCS Contest

Mark your calendars for this very special event!!  We will have our County 4-H Spring Contest on Tue., March 20th.  It will include our recognition events for those doing clothing, public speaking/performance arts and photography.  The deadline for all entries is Fri., March 9th.  Check back soon for all the details.

College Prep 101 Workshop

This workshop is set for Mon., Feb. 19th, 9:30-2:30, in Prairie View.  It will help youth in grades 8-12 and their parents learn more about the basics of planning for college including admission tests, academic requirements, major/degree selection, and financial aid.  The workshop is free, but is limited to the first 50 registered youth and adults. Click here for more info and to register.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Scholarship Resources

We have compiled some scholarship info and resources to help you. Also included is information about NUMEROUS scholarships. Please click here and check it all out!  At this point, not all applications are available, but keep checking back for 2018 forms.

For those of you who are considering applying for a Texas 4-H Foundation Scholarship, you can watch a recorded presentation by Laura Huebinger, our District 8 4-H Specialist.

We are here to help you in preparing applications, so please let us know if you need any assistance. We have a few laptops and WiFi available at our office if you need to make use of them. 

If you know of any additional scholarships, please share that info with us so we can include it in our resources.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Leon Co. 4-H Advisory Board

Image result for importantWe are in the process of organizing our Leon Co. 4-H Advisory Board.  What is the Board?  The Board will provide overall guidance to the county 4-H program which could include 4-H clubs, projects, recognition, promotion, adult volunteer development and financial support.  The Board will meet 4 times a year.  The Board should include 10-18 youth and adult members who have a genuine interest in helping to strengthen the Leon Co. 4-H program. 

Anyone interested in serving on the board is asked to complete a brief survey by clicking here.

Texas 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest

This opportunity is open to 4-H members, so check it out!  The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. says this year's topic is “What's So Super About the Super Organism in the Honey Bee?”  All entries must be submitted on 4-H Connect (Event : State – 2018 Beekeeping Essay Contest) by Sun., Feb. 18thWinners will be announced the week of March 5th.  Great cash prizes!!  Click here for all the details.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Nutrition Quiz Bowl

Nutrition Quiz Bowl is a contest opportunity that is part of the Food & Nutrition project.  It is a quiz game, tournament style that tests teams of 3-4 on their knowledge of food and nutrition.  4-H’ers buzz in to answer questions and earn points for correct answers.  Open to all 4-H’ers.  Click here for more details.  The District 8 contest is set for Sat., March 3rd, in Waco.  You must register for the contest on 4-H Connect between Jan. 31st and Feb. 16th.  Cost is $10 per 4-H’er.

Consumer Decision Making

The District 8 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest is coming up on Sat., March 3rd, in Waco.  It is a judging contest in which a 4-H’er evaluates 6-8 classes of consumer products.  For each class, there are 4 similar products and a situation statement with information about the person the product is being “purchased” for.  4-H’ers rank/place the items in each class.  Intermediate and Senior age 4-H’ers also present reasons for their placings for 1-2 classes to a panel of judges.  Open to all 4-H’ers, and can be done as a team of 3-4 or individually.  Click here for more info.  For the district contest, you must register for the contest on 4-H Connect between Jan. 31st and Feb. 16th.  Cost is $10 per 4-H’er.

Livestock Judging Practices

Here is the schedule for Leon County 4-H Livestock Judging Practice.  All practices will be held at the Leon County Extension Office, starting at 6:30 p.m.
January 16th
January 30th
February 6th
February 20th
March 6th
March 20th
April 3rd

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Youth Livestock Extravaganza

Mark you calendars!  We will be hosting a youth livestock workshop on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Leon County Expo Center.  This free workshop will focus on selection, housing, feeding, health maintenance, record keeping, showmanship, and so much more.  Click here to download a registration form.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Leon County Youth Ag Fair

The Leon County Youth Ag Fair was held on November 8 for all of the 4th grade students in Leon County.  Check out the highlight video to see what all the students experienced! 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

4-H Rifle Project Kicks Off

Mr. Adams says the Leon Co. 4-H Rifle Group will have sign up/orientation meetings on January 4th and 11th, at 6:30 pm, at the Centerville City Hall meeting room.  Everyone interested in participating in this project must attend ONE of the two nights.  All questions, start dates, etc. will be answered then.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Major Livestock Show Information

It is time to begin thinking about making entry into the Spring 2018 Major Livestock Shows. 

Leon County 4-H entries into the Fort Worth Livestock Show are due to the Leon County Extension Office by November 3.
Fort Worth Livestock Show Premium Book
San Antonio Livestock Show Premium Book
San Angelo Livestock Show Premium Book
Houston Livestock Show Premium Book
Rodeo Austin Livestock Show Premium Book

Monday, October 23, 2017

Camps at 4-H Center

The Texas 4-H Conference Center is located on Lake Brownwood, and offers not only summer camps, but educational activities throughout the year.  Here are some upcoming opportunities:
Teen Retreat - Jan. 5-7; for kids in grades 8-11, register online by Dec. 22nd;  topics include Survival Guide to Turning 18, Leadership in Community Service, Team Building and much more
Re-Fashion Retreat - Feb. 9-11; open to all 4-H members; register online by Jan. 26th; hands-on workshops and a trip to a local thrift store to purchase items that you will re-fashion
Youth Hunter Education Camp - Jan. 19-21; open to 4-H members age 9-15; register online by Jan. 5th; hands-on hunter safety and certification

Click here to find out more about these and other camps at the 4-H Center.  You can also register at their site.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

4-H Polo Shirt!!

Mrs. Barrett is kind enough to coordinate the order of Leon Co. 4-H polo shirts that 4-H members and volunteers can wear during various contests and activities.  We'll soon be compiling another order for be looking for details soon. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

4-H Sweatshirt Hoodies

We have just a few Leon Co. 4-H sweatshirt hoodies available for $20.  First come, first serve.