Here are the forms that you can use to make sure you have all the information you need to enter the 2013 Smith County Junior Livestock Show. Entries are Due online by March 11, 2013
Reminder: The County Ag ID contest is this Saturday at the Extension office from 10-12 (come and go) Hope to see several of you there!
Just a quick reminder that Smith County Junior Livestock Show has validations coming up soon! See the schedule below. Also ALL entries are now due online by March 11 . To do your entries online go to https://smith.fairmanager.com/ . Don’t forget if you are showing animals you will need to take the Quality Counts test and have a number before you can enter. The link for the Quality Counts exam is http://agrilife.org/qualitycounts/verification/
The 13th Annual Hawkins FFA Alumni Livestock Show will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at A.H. “Red” Harris Pavilion, located on the Hawkins ISD Campus behind the Ag. Building.
Registration: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (No preregistration necessary) Showmanship will begin at 10:00 a.m. Two Show Rings. Entry Fees: $10.00 per head for Heifers, Bulls, Steers, Lambs, Goats. Grand and Reserve Champion Awards for all Heifer Breeds.
For any questions call 903-769-0594, 903-769-2181, or 903-521-7168. See attached flyer for more information. HawkinsFFA-LivestockShow
East Texas Show Star Series will be held October 20-21, 2012.
County Expo Center 3805 NW Stallings Drive Nacogodoches, Texas
Open to all interested youth in 4-H and FFA. You must attend the Saturday clinic to participate in Sunday Prospect Show.
Attached is the Flyer with more information. 2012EastTexasShowStarSeries http://etsss.blogspot.com/
Leadership Lab June 20 -22, 2012
REMINDER: Officer nomination/applications are due to the district office no later than June 11th.
Tentative Schedule: Wednesday, June 20th 1:00 p.m. Officer Candidate interviews 2 – 3:00 p.m. Registration 3 – 11:00 p.m. Lab activities and dance.
Thursday, June 21st 7:30 a.m. Breakfast 4:00 p.m. Officer speeches and elections 7:00 p.m. Pool Party 9:30 p.m. Dance
Friday, June 22nd 7:30 a.m. Breakfast and activities 10:30 a.m. Officer installation 11:00 a.m. Head Home.
Lab participants will need to bring bedding, bathing suit, towels and toiletries. One piece bathing suits are best but shirts can be worn over bikinis. If you plan to attend the Challenge Course you will need closed toe shoes.
Questions? Contact Sarah Bolt at 903-590-2980 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Smith County Veterinary Science Club is hosting a recruitment meeting. At this meeting, they will be recruiting a leader or leaders to start a new year of the Vet Science curriculum. The current leader, Dr. Robin Fabre-Ellison will be coordinating the 2nd year curriculum starting in the fall but the club is in need of someone to coordinate the 1st year curriculum for any new 4-H Vet Science member. Also, the club is looking to see how many new members are interested in joining the program. This meeting will be held at the Smith County Extension in the Office Cotton Belt Building 1517 West Front Street Suite #116 Tyler, Texas on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
The Veterinary Science Project is a 5 year curriculum based project with 100 lessons and 50 activities that give youth interested in veterinary medicine opportunities to work in the field. The project is career-oriented and job-training so students can determine if this is a field they would like to purse. Students who participate in this project will work with licensed veterinarians at their practice. By doing this hands-on-training, they learn the knowledge and skills that are expected of a veterinary assistant. This will also be valuable on a resume, and will help them prepare for a professional program degree from an accredited university. This project has a set curriculum that allows youth and adults to work together to achieve success. It also allows for youth develop an interest in veterinary medicine, human medicine and other allied health field.
For more information about the program, the informal event on June 12, or the Smith County 4-H Program, please contact Sarah Bolt, County Extension Agent 4-H and Youth Development, at 903-590-2980 or email@example.com.
Texas AgriLife Extension Programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
Get ready to take the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge!
4-H National Headquarters and National 4-H Council are pleased to reveal the 2012 National Science Experiment for 4-H National Youth Science Day. The 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge will introduce youth to engineering concepts as the program a self-directed robot to clean up a simulated environmental spill.
Developed by the Ohio State University and Ohio State Extension, this unique experiment will engage young people in finding a solution to an environmental challenge, using engineering design skills.The experiment will test their ability to build an autonomous robot using household materials, design and construct a programmed environment for a working robot, develop a hypothesis and carry out a test, as well as collaborate and offer modifications to produce an optimized solution, generate links among engineering, technology, science, math, and society.
This annual youth science event will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 and will bring 4-H’ers together from all around the nation to complete this single, innovation experiment.
Participation in 4-H National Youth Science Day is meant to help spark an early passion for science, engineering and math. To encourage young people to consider these paths of study and future careers.
To visit the new National Youth Science Day website and download the 2012 Youth and Facilitator Guides as well as other key resources visit www.4-H.org/NYSD.
National 4-H Council thanks our generous donors, Lockheed Martin, Toyota, Donaldson Filtration Solutions and John Deere for their sponsorship of the 2012 National Science Experiment and 4-H Science initiatives.
It is time to register for Leadership Lab! This is an awesome opportunity for 4-H members 13 – 19 years old. This year the camp will be held on June 20 – 22 at the Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood. I know that it is a really long way to go but, it is well worth the drive. The cost this year is $200.00. We will pay half of the fee. If you are interested in Leadership Lab you must register. Registration is now open on 4-H Connect and the registration must be completed by May 27th at midnight.
If you want to run for District Council Officer – The officer positions include President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Secretary, Public Relations Chairman and Parliamentarian. The President and 1st, 2nd Vice Presidents will also have the opportunity to represent the District on the Texas 4-H Council. According to the by-laws, one of these position’s must be held by a minority delegate. This information is included in the Texas 4-H Leadership Information. We hope to have at least one person from Smith County to run. Good Luck!!!
Questions? Contact Sarah Bolt 903-590-2980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Antonio Livestock Exposition established the Rural Youth Award 56 years ago to honor youth leaders across the State of Texas. Today, this award provides recognition for 4-H and FFA members who have shown outstanding leadership in their organization and community. Each organization conducts its own nomination and selection process and submits 20 honorees to represent their respective organization. Texas youth involved in 4-H and FFA may apply for this award through only one organization.
These awards have been confirmed for 2012 and the application is now open on-line for submissions. The application process will remain open until Friday, May 4, 2012. Those selected as 2012 honorees will be announced in time for them to be registered and confirmed to attend Texas 4-H Roundup in June.
The application process for 4-H is open to 4-H youth across Texas. Rules for application and selection for the SALE Rural Youth Awards for Texas 4-H are attached. Deadline for applying on-line: Friday, May 4, 2012 (No late entries accepted)
Application website: http//fs4.formsite.com/state4h/form10/form_login.html (this site is set up where an application can log back into their application and make necessary edits up until the deadline).