Author Archives: deborah.rasberry

Bandera 4-H Concession fundraiser

I would like to take a few minutes and thank everyone who volunteered and stepped up to the plate and worked the concession stand. It was a first for me and I know it was a challenge as kids and parents were volunteering and showing all in the same day. I appreciate your patience with me as we moved forward each day. I cannot thank you clubs, club managers, kids, parents and other volunteers enough.   Debbie

Successful Stock Show year

  11 Resolutions for a Successful Stock Show Year Monday, January 5, 2015 Kate Hagans No Comments Kick off the new show year with a resolution. People generally anticipate making changes at some point in time – those who are disciplined, follow through. No one expects perfection, but one should keep personal expectations. Seek success drive – A showman who shows effort of hard work and persistence will find success. Find an area of weakness and look to improve it. Examples may include working to keep a cleaner… Read More →

Youth Day at S.A.L.E

    4-H    members from across South Central Texas gather together at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to showcase their talents, organization activities and project work. Members set up exhibits and hands-on activity booths for visitors and guests attending the Stock Show & Rodeo. Additional activities throughout the day include: A Photography Contest display and the Wagon & Wheelbarrow Parade. Youth Day is hosted by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo School Tours Committee.   Club Managers, If you could share this with your… Read More →

Texas 4-H Practitioners Blog

Here’s a good blog to go and check out. This blog is written by Chris Boleman, Assistant Director and State Leader for 4-H Youth Development from College Station. I wanted to share his blog information to you as he has some very informational blogs of all sorts of thing for 4-H. You can follow him at   Hope you got all your shopping done for the holidays. See you soon.   Debbie  

New Livestock Website from Extension

We have a new livestock website that was set up by Extension to help anyone who needs information on a particular species. This will help you with any questions for any FYI’s. Please check out the link below.   Enjoy, Debbie

Vet Tech Project

We’re about to get a new project off the ground here at Bandera County 4-H. We have had a volunteer, Laura Berlin Bowers, who comes from the Triple H Equitherapy Center is interested in starting a Vet Tech project for 4-h’ers who are 12yrs-16yrs old. This project is a 3-5 year coarse. Members who do this are eligible to get certified and can (as long as they are 18yrs old) test to be a registered Vet Tech. We are just in the beginning stages of this and are… Read More →

Reminders for upcoming 4-H events

Reminders for some upcoming events in our 4-H clubs and projects. If you have any questions fill free to contact the Extension office.   County & State Swine Validation – Saturday, November 22nd, 8am-11am at the Mansfield Park Showbarn.  Parents and exhibitors must be in attendance to sign paperwork. Intro to Sewing Workshop – Monday, November 17th at 6pm at the Mansfield Park Rec Center. San Antonio Food Challenge Entry Deadline – Senior 4-H members (ages 14-18 yrs.) – Wednesday, November 19th by 5pm to Extension Office. District… Read More →

BCJLS Concession Stand Schedule

As the holidays approach us, I am trying to plan ahead. I am attaching the Bandera County Junior Livestock Show concession stand schedule. It would be good for ya’ll to take a look at it. This year we are asking the clubs to take two(2) shifts. There are a total of 14 shifts . If each club takes two it will take care of the concession at the show. Reminder your club will get a 100.00 incentive for working. This was approved by our Council at our October… Read More →

Scholarship workshops

Something you can pass along to your Junior and Senior age 4-her’s and their parents. We have two different opportunities for them to attend workshops to help them with the process of filling out scholarship applications. Megan Logan, District 10 4-H Specialist will conduct these workshop and help perfect the process and answer any questions anyone may have. I’m attaching both flyers. One will be in Kerr County Nov. 20th and the other will be in Medina County December 3. Pass along to your clubs/projects. Great opportunity.  

Stay Strong Virtual Volunteer Webinar Nov. 19th and 20th

Make plans to be a part of this informational webinar. The Bandera Extension office will have this webinar set up in the conference room to view for your convenience. You will find an link at the bottom of this post the schedule for this webinar. The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is pleased to announce the schedule for the Virtual 4-H Volunteer Conference, scheduled for November 19th and 20th. Twelve educational workshops will be offered as a part of the virtual conference during the daytime hours on both… Read More →