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2021 4-H Beekeeping Essay – Due 03/15/21

  4-H members do not have to have a bee project to participate in the essay contest. The Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc. has announced their 2021 4-H Beekeeping Essay Topic. This year’s Topic is 2021 Essay Topic: Immunity: Threats to Bee Colonies and Methods to Defend Against the Threats Honey bee colonies have developed many ways to stay healthy. Their immune responses range from behaviors such as grooming to using materials such as propolis, a plant-derived substance bees coat on the interior of a… Read More →

Texas Brigade Applications Are OPEN! – Youth Wildlife Leadership Camps – Due 03/15/21

  APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR BRIGADE SUMMER CAMPS – LEARN WILDLIFE, STEWARDSHIP, LEADERSHIP, AND MORE STATEWIDE – Texas Brigades is now accepting applications for its summer Brigade Camps. The series of eight statewide camps are open to youth, 13-17 years of age, who are interested in the outdoors. Participating young men and women are introduced to subject-specific stewardship, conservation, and management topics throughout 5 days. Camp fees ($500) include meals, lodging, materials, and more. Local sponsorships are available and encouraged. Each camp is an extensive and hands-on educational camp… Read More →

and Storyboard Contests (03/29/21D10 Fashion Show ( 04/23/21) )

Please see letters attached for 4-H Fashion Show Buying & Construction and Natural Fibers and 4-H Storyboard.  They can be downloaded below: Fashion Show Buying & Construction and Natural Fibers Letter – Contest Date 04/23/21 4-H Storyboard Letter – Contest Date 03/29/21 Two important things to remember for these contests: We will allow construction and buying items to be entered this year that were made/bought last year (2019-2020) since we did not have a contest in 2020. Storyboard is no longer a qualifying contest. (The state contest is… Read More →

Rockne Livestock Booster Club – Buyer’s Letter Overview & Templates

Dear Families, The following YouTube video and documents are being sent to help livestock youth write buyers group letters. Mrs. Lang and Mrs. Watson produced a video with tips on writing buyers group letters and ways to speak with potential supporters. The attached documents include two examples. The first is an RLB template letter that can be used to contact supporters of the Rockne Livestock Booster Steak Supper. If you sold tickets in the past, you may wish to send a letter similar to the RLB template. The… Read More →

D7 Shooting Sports Coach Training – Texas 4-H Center, Brownwood TX- March 13, 2021

Please find attached, information on the statewide Shooting Sports Coach Training being hosted in District 7 at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood on March 13, 2021. While the letter should answer any questions please note the following: This event will be a 1 DAY training with an online portion (required to be completed prior to arriving).  Link to online training will be provided to participants once they register for the event. The online Green Injection training will allow us to complete the rest of the training in… Read More →

South Texas Select Club Calf Sale – 02/28/21

D10 Food Challenge Contest – 04/28/21

Please see the 2020-2021 District 10 4-H Food Challenge Contest Letter below.  The letter can also be downloaded by clicking here.

D10 4-H Photography Contest – Entries Due 02/26/21

Please see the reminder below for the District 10 4-H Photography Contest – entries are due 02/26/21 Register online at: See the District 10 Rules at:    

Registration OPEN! – Texas A&M AgriLife Summer Horsemanship School Program

Registration for the 49th Annual Summer Horsemanship School is now open!

D10 Leaders 4 Life Contest – 04/20/21

Below you will find the District 10 4-H Leaders 4 Life contest letter. In order to be accommodating of the current COVID guidelines we have made a few changes to this contest to make it work: Contest has been moved to Tuesday, April 20, 2020 Contest will be held in Seguin at the Guadalupe County Office Each team will be provided a scheduled time to arrive, they will be the only one’s allowed in the building at that time As with all of our other contests, please note… Read More →