Dear 4-H Members and Families,
I encourage all youth who are interested in production agriculture to read the email below from Micah Walker, Ag agent for Kerr County. This is a great opportunity to visit three universities as a great cost and meet other 4-H youth from across the state.
The 2019 Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership (Y.A.L.L.) Board is excited to announce that the Y.A.L.L program is in its fifth year of existence and is open to 4-H members across the state. This will be our 2nd year to open the program up state wide.
The 2019 Y.A.L.L. Tour will take place on July 14 -19, 2019. This opportunity is one that is undoubtedly most practical in terms of its goals. Participants from across the State of Texas commit and dedicate six days and five nights to understand production agriculture and what it takes to feed this country. Throughout this experience they learn about the dynamics of the agricultural industry, including: horticulture, beef cattle, problem solving, marketing, finance, education, leadership, and more. At the completion of their time invested, the participants, as producers, have the opportunity to defend every decision making process throughout each learning experience via an oral presentation. This allows them a chance to advocate and support practices utilized in our advancing agriculture.
Year after year, we observe that this Y.A.L.L. experience has made a lasting impact on young peoples’ futures. We believe this Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership model could grow and adapt towards extra opportunities including, but not limited to the following: additional leadership opportunities, broadening educational perspectives, and increasing the real world application prospect to further enhance the knowledge base of all youth involved.
The tour will depart from the Kerr County Extension office in Kerrville on July 14th and return to the Kerr County Extension office on July 19th. The cost to the participants for the 6 days is $200 each with a $100 deposit submitted with the application. 4-H members that have a strong interest in production agriculture who are outgoing high school freshmen through outgoing seniors are invited to apply and 30 youth will be selected. Application deadline is April 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their selection in to the program by May 1, with the remaining balance being due May 30th.
We aim to promote excellence in our youth with the highest quality of leadership, education, and agricultural service our world deserves. For additional information or any questions, you may have, please contact me at 903 439 5935.
County Extension Agent
Agriculture and Natural Resources
505 Moody Street | PO Box 247 | Mason, TX 76856
p: (325) 347-6459 | Cell: 903.439.5935