2017 Shooting Sports Coaches Training Offered

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District 8 4-H will host a Shooting Sports Coaches Training for Archery, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun in Stephenville on November 11-12, 2017.  This training is open to potential 4-H coaches across the state and registration is conducted through 4-H Connect (registration is October 9 – October 27).  The training cost is $120, covering meals and course materials.  Lodging is not provided for registrants; However, a room block is available at the Holiday Inn Express in Stephenville.

For additional information, please visit the District 8 website at https://agrilife.org/d84h/events-and-activities/shooting-sports-coaches-training/

Please note: Participants MUST have completed and passed the 4-H Background Check PRIOR to registering for this event.  If not, this should be done immediately as NO EXCEPTIONS are allowed!

Please forward to interested individuals.

Hurricane Harvey T-Shirt Fundraiser

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Order form (pdf)

District 8 4-H is partnering with Diamond E Awards to raise funds for Texas 4-H families effected by Hurricane Harvey. Proceeds from the purchase of shirts will be sent to the state 4-H office to go into the hurricane relief fund that has been set up.

If you are a member/family of 4-H please work with your county office to coordinate shirt orders.

If a County puts together a minimum order of 12 shirts, then their shirts can have their “COUNTY NAME” (Example: Erath County 4-H, Williamson County 4-H, etc.) printed on the shirt.

If you have just a few that want to order a shirt (but not meet the minimum of 12) then they will have “District 8” printed on them instead.

Others not affiliated with a county program but would still like to support these efforts and receive a District 8 4-H t-shirt, you may order directly from D8.

Please mail order forms and checks to:
District 8 4-H
1229 N US Hwy 281
Stephenville, TX  76401

Forms and money must be received by September 21.

2017 Holiday Classic Livestock Project Workshop & Practice Show

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Printable flyer (pdf)

Holiday Classic

 

Take Aim 4-H Club to host 3rd Annual Coryell County Shootout

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The Take Aim 4-H Club of Coryell County is hosting their 3rd Annual Shootout on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Lobo Ranch in Gatesville, TX.  The competition is open to adults and youth beginning at 9 a.m.  For additional information, please contact Jared Segraves at (210) 483-3244 or Joe Jones at (254) 223-0366.

 

 

Robertson County Fair Livestock ~ Livestock, Wool & Mohair Judging Contest

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The Robertson County Fair is hosting a Livestock, Wool & Mohair Judging Contest on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the official contest will start at 9 a.m.  For further information, please contact the Robertson County AgriLife Extension Office at (979) 828-4270 or visit http://www.rcfa.org/.

Roberston County will host a 2017 Robertson County Livestock, Wool & Mohair Judging Contest on April 8.  For specific details, please call 979-828-4270

Texas Dove Hunters Association Scholarship

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The Texas Dove Hunters Association will be awarding nine, $500 scholarships to high school seniors this May.  Applications must be post marked by Monday, April 3, 2017.  For further information, please call (210) 764-1189 or visit texasdovehunters.com.

Nine, $500 scholarships are available to graduating seniors pursing higher education. This can be a tech school, junior college or 4-year university

2017 D8 4-H Nutrition Quiz Bowl Results

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The District 8 4-H Nutrition Quiz Bowl contest was held Saturday, March 4 at the McLennan Community College Emergency Services Education Center in Waco.  Nutrition Quiz Bowl is a competition where participants must be knowledgeable about food and nutrition topics, and participants use a buzzer in order to answer.  Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by a judge.  For contest results visit 2017 D8 4-H Nutrition Quiz Bowl Results.

Congratulations to our D8 contest winners!

 

Immediate Attention – Service Project for Panhandle Wildfires

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CALLING ALL 4-H MEMBERS AND FAMILIES!

Our friends in the Panhandle need our help due to the wildfires. The District 1 and District 2 4-H Programs are accepting donations through the CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON MARCH 16TH for the following items:

  • Pre-packaged snacks
  • Chap Stick
  • Visine
  • Bottled Water
  • Gift Cards

Please see the information below for shipping addresses. Due to the need and time limitations, please do not wait to ship/mail any items.

Collection Point 1:
District 1 4-H
Shawnte Clawson
6500 Amarillo Blvd. W.
Amarillo, TX  806-677-5600

Collection Point 2:
District 2 4-H
Andy Hart
1102 E FM 1294
Lubbock, TX
806-746-6101

 

Results for District 8 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest

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Congratulations to our District 8 4-H members who competed in this year’s Consumer Decision Making Contest held in Waco on Saturday, March 4, 2017.  The top five placing individuals and the top three placing teams were recognized – For a complete list of contest results please select CDM Results.

Junior Individual Name County Total Score
1st Kade Mitchell Navarro 300
2nd Elena Herrin Navarro 291
3rd Corbin Powell Erath 290
4th Elaine Meyers Navarro 290
5th Brock Harrison Navarro 290
Intermediate Individual Name County Total Score
1st JW Hollas Milam 345
2nd Connor Heffernan Williamson 345
3rd Erin Jones Navarro 340
4th Colton Barbo Milam 340
5th  Kiran Shewmaker Erath 339
Senior Individual Name County Total Score
1st Margaret Wood Bell 388
2nd Jared Yost Bell 386
3rd Abbigail Miller Milam 384
4th Neeraj Bhakta Milam 384
5th Alexis Magre Milam 383
Junior Team Name County Total Score
1st Elena Herrin
Grant Meyers
Rylie Carroll
Elaine Meyers
Navarro #1 865
2nd Kade Mitchell
Brennen Burks
Kynlea Perez
Brennan Moore
Navarro #2 865
3rd Brinley Patterson
Camryn Green
Robert Miller
Milam 860
Intermediate Team Name County Total Score
1st Vaughn Kostroun
Hunter Hux
JW Hollas
Milam #3 1,009
2nd Colton Barbo
Colby Green
Grant Widner
Milam #2 1,007
3rd Addyson Owen
Mason Ivie
Arianna Neason
Erin Joes
Navarro #1 1,005
Senior Team Name County Total Score
1st Margaret Wood
Jared Yost
Delisa McClennon
Austin Castillo
Bell 1,152
2nd Alexis Magre
Julia Harwell
Hannah Hux
Neeraj Bhakta
Milam #1 1,145
3rd Rebecca Kostroun
Scott Widner
Health Hollas
Abbigail Miller
Milam 1,141

Horse Validation now OPEN!

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2017 Horse Validation is now open!

Horse validation is open March 1 – April 15 at $10 per validation, and beginning April 16 – May 1 at $20 per validation.

  • Horses must be validated in 4-H Connect each year; Detailed validation instructions can be found at the 2017 State 4-H Horse Show website.
  • Only one validation per horse for each year is necessary (You will validate under only one child, but all youth in that family will have the ability to show the horse);
  • If the horse is registered, the registration papers must be uploaded during validation.  The uploaded papers must be legible and the owner must be listed as the 4-H member or a member of the 4-H member’s immediate family (parent, sibling, grandparent, legal guardian).  A bill of sale or a signed transfer request will NOT suffice.  Families should apply for and receive the corrected papers prior to uploading into 4-H Connect.
  • If the horse is grade (unregistered) then the field designated for the upload of registration papers should be left blank.