Archive for December, 2007

Quality Counts

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Quality does count when it comes to how you raise and show your livestock project.  Too often we get caught up in the hardware.  What in the world is hardware you ask?  Well, those are the dinner plate-sized buckles, rainbow coloroed ribbons, and sky-high trophies.  It’s also the cold hard cash. Livestock projects are intended […]

What to do at your next meeting…

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Several years ago, Texas 4-H introduced the Texans Building Character program.  It is a program based upon six pillars of character: Trustworthiness Respect Responsibility Fairness Caring Citizenship What could be better traits to instill in our youngsters in our 4-H program?  I’ve put together a set of web pages that talks about each of these character […]

A few helpful 4-H Volunteer Links

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

VOLUNTEERING WITH THE 4-H PROGRAM Volunteering in 4-HWhat Types of 4-H Volunteers are There? Youth Protection Standards MANGEMENT RESOURCES AND TOOLS Texas 4-H Program Management Guide Club Ed Toolbox for Club ManagersCharacter Education Programs VOLUNTEER RESOURCES 4-H Learning On-Line Volunteer Voice (4-H Blog)Recognition and Certifications Volunteer Extension Cord Newsletter Volunteer Leaders Association of Texas VOLUNTEER […]

Club/Project/Individual Reports

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

When your club or project group has met, or if you’ve been awarded something at a livestock show, or anything else you want to announce, please let us know by means of the following website: We can put this information here on the blog and also in the newsletter, but we can’t do so […]

National 4-H Congress

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

National 4-H Congress is the flagship event of the National 4-H program. Each year a National Design Team of Extension educators, 4-H youth, and 4-H adult volunteers analyze current youth issues and determine the most effective ways to address them. The program combines a variety of fun and exciting educational, recreational and networking opportunities. The […]

4-H Video

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

If you would like to learn more about the history of the 4-H program and what impact it can have on an individual, then check out this video presented by one of our very own members here in Smith County.

4-H Connect Version 2

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program has released a new version of 4-H CONNECT ( It now includes the capabilities for on-line 4-H enrollment features, a reporting function for 4-H club managers/project leaders to report attendance and participation numbers from club activities, in addition to the event registration. You will see that the look […]

Need 4-H Stuff?

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

If you are looking to purchase project guides, awards, clothing, or other 4-H related items, your official source is the 4-H Mall (