4-H Events and Activities

Friday, April 05, 2019

LEAD Academy - June 10-13

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce a new opportunity for our High School age 4-H members. This year, June 10-13 in College Station, we will be offering LEAD Academy. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about college opportunities and what it takes to get there, serve their community, and gain valuable life skills in a true college setting. Our goal of this activity will be to provide the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, their country and their world. The event will be designed to engage youth in hands-on educational activities in which they explore, practice and master existing and newly developed skills/knowledge in civic engagement, civic education and personal development. The objective is to provide youth a broad- based learning experience in which they will acquire practical knowledge and skills to reinforce the attitudes and motivation that will give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation and world. From this experience, we hope the youth attending will apply what was learned in their real world experiences in which they develop leadership skills using their voices, work, ideas and/or behavior to make a difference in their community, country and world.

LEAD Academy participants may also be competing at Texas 4-H Roundup, but LEAD Academy is NOT limited to Roundup competitors.


Monday, June 10th
10:00 am – 12: 30 pm   Registration Open
  1:00 pm –  2:00 pm     Keynote Speaker, Mr. James Olson, former CIA and Senior lecturer                                        at the Bush School
  2:30 pm  – 5:30 pm     College/Career Tract Sessions (attendees will select one)
1.    Ag & Livestock
2.    STEM
3.    Health & Nutrition
4.    Natural Resources
5.    Vet/Medical
6.    Leadership/Public Service
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm       Closing Session

Tuesday, June 11th
TBD           Day of Service in Bryan College Station
7:00 pm     Texas 4-H Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm     Kickoff event
Wednesday, June 12th          
TBD            College/Career Preparedness focused workshops
7:00 pm      Texas 4-H Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm       DJ’d Dance
Thursday, June 13th
TBD             Real world/life skills focused workshops
7:00 pm       Roundup Assembly
9:00 pm       Closing Concert

State 4-H Roundup Invitational and Workshop Opportunities

If you did not have the opportunity to qualify through district competition for the State 4-H Roundup well hold the horses!!! There is SSOO much more to do at the Texas 4-H Roundup.  Take a LOOK!!
Invitational Contests!!!!
The following contests do not require individuals to qualify at district level contests. Contests are open to all 4-H members who are in the 6th – 12th grades as of the September 1, 2018 school year. (That’s Intermediates AND Seniors!!)
• Agriculture Product Identification               
• Archery
• Discover Scientific Method Research Poster
• Entomology Identification
• Healthy Lifestyles
• Hippology
• Invitational Livestock Judging
• Invitational Meat Judging and Identification
• Livestock Skill-a-thon
• Photography Judging
• Poultry Judging
• Soil Judging
• Swine Quiz Bowl
• Robotics Challenge
• Vet Science Skill-a-thon
• Wildlife Challenge

Some of the contests allow Intermediates to move up to the senior division. Intermediate Age youth can compete as a Senior to complete a team for SOME Invitational Contests. Those choosing to do so, will be eligible for awards in that level only. Intermediates moving up would be considered as Seniors for ranking. This will NOT be allowed for the following contests: Hippology, Healthy Lifestyles, Livestock Skill-A-Thon, Poultry Judging, and Soil Judging as these contests allow for national competition open to Seniors aged youth only.

Project Information

Project Talk

Order Time for State Fair Projects and Major Steers Deadline to order April 12th.
Attached to the newsletter is an order form for the Major Steers, Fall Show Heifers, State Fair Market Lambs, State Fair Market Goats
Form to use is linked here.  

Physical Validation Dates 
State Fair Market Goats and Lambs
June 20th – North Forney Ag Barn – 10 am
June 28th – County Fair Grounds – 5 pm

Fall Heifer Validations
June 25th – Risinger Vet Clinic – 6:30 pm  UNBROKE HEIFERS (ie they are not halter broke)
 June 28th - HALTER BROKE HEIFERS ONLY – County Fairgrounds – 5 pm

Major Steer Validation
June 25th – Risinger Vet Clinic – 6:30 pm
June 27th – Mabank FFA Barn – 5 pm

The State Fair Breeding Gilt is NEW this year.

Dog Project Orientation Meeting – April 30th 6:00 pm - Extension Office
We will be kicking off the 4-H Dog Project for the summer.  I have updated the online resources for the dog project for you to get started.  Youth who are planning to participate in this year’s dog project are highly encouraged to attend the orientation meeting as it will help you get off to a great start for this year’s dog project. 
Proof of Rabies Shots must be carried with you at all times when traveling with your dog in Texas. Tags or a receipt will not substitute for the Rabies certificate. If your veterinarian does not use current forms, the documentation must include:
• Vet signature                                     • Vet license number
• Name, brand, and lot number of drug used
• States: Rabies Certificate                • Date given

Region 4-H Horse Show – June 18-19
New Place and New Dates!!!  This year the Region 4-H Horse will be held on June 18-19 at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler Texas!!  Don’t forget to get Horse Projects validated on 4H Connect to be able to participate.

Multi County 4-H Camp

Explore 4-H Camp!!!

Please note – registration is due to your county Extension office.  And camp registration packet can be found on your Family 4H Connect page.
Again, youth will need to be signed out by an adult – parent, volunteer or county agent - - - we don’t want anyone to get left at camp or wonder where & who they left with.  ALL campers MUST to be picked up by 10 am – parents are invited to come to the closing & awards presentation.

2019 Camp Workshops
Foods – Outdoor Cooking    -    Archery    -     STEM   -    Healthy Lifestyles (team games)
Nature/JMG  -  ROPES station – zip line (conducted by trained camp employees)


Forms:  (All Of These Forms Are Required) – to be turned in with fees
  • Extension Waiver/Medical Form
  • Camp Health/Medical Forms
  • Code of Conduct Form
  • Registration Form
  • $115 registration fee