4-H’ers get record book awards

Twenty-four Milam 4-H project forms headed to district
There were 32 4-Hers who submitted record books/ project forms for the county judging on June 21 and 24 of them have advanced to the next level. The first place winners in the junior, intermediate and senior record books will be competing at the District 8 Contest on July 8.

Congratulations to all of the 4-Hers and a job well done. Here are the results from the record book judging:


Communication and Experiences– Rebecca Kostroun, blue ribbon

Citizenship and Civic Education– Jacob Pedroza, blue ribbon

Food and Nutrition–Kerrigan Hooker, blue ribbon

Goats–Colby Barton, blue ribbon; Kyrene Jackson, blue ribbon

Photography–Seth Snowden, blue ribbon


Food and Nutrition–Julia Harwell, first

Goats–Chandler Barton, first; Kaylee Jackson, second

Horse–Lyndy Laurrell, first

Plant and Soil Sciences–Patrick Cobb, first

Poultry–Patrick Dean, first

Range Management–Kelton Hooker, first

Swine–Gracen Dach, first


Citizenship and Civic Education– Danielle Pedroza, first

Consumer Education–Kameron Hooker, first

Goat–Anna Snowden, first Leadership–Carson Cobb, first

Rabbits–A.J. Harwell, first Range Management–Collin Kostroun, first

Shooting Sports–Ethan Krumnow, first

Member Achievement Plan: Goat/Photography–Lydia Snowden


Beef–Tyler Vrazel, first

Family Life–Natasha Ramthun, first

Gardening and Horticulture–Jarrett Beckhusen, first

Goat–Elaine Luckey, first

Leadership–Evan McCoy, first

Photography–Emily McCoy, first; Luke Snowden, second

Poultry–Madeline Kostroun, first

Safety–Sterling Faulkner, first

Shooting Sports–William Dean, first

Veterinary Sciences–Benjamin Snowden, first


On July 5, 4-Hers have an opportunity to demonstrate project experiences to the Milam County Extension Education Association Members. 4-Hers are being asked to give a short, presentations (five minutes or less) to show the EEA ladies about one of their projects Pick your favorite project for show and tell.

The meeting will be at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall (4th and Fannin) in Cameron. Call the Milam County Extension Office by July 1 if you plan to give a presentation. This is a great leadership opportunity.


Lyndy Laurrell of Rockdale 4-H completed at the District 8 4-H Horse Show on June 14–15. She participated in showmanship and received 11th place in Mares age 5 and older.

Laurrell will be competing at the State 4-H Horse Show in July.


Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about and tasty food dishes from India. Our host and speaker will be Yaminie Bhakta. She will demonstrate several dishes as she shares information on special seasonings and foods. Participants will also be making some dishes to taste. In fact all of your snacks and lunch will be Indian Cookery items.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 15 at the Budget Host Motel, 102 Lafferty Ave. in Cameron (on the Cameron side of the bridge). Pre-registration is needed by July 12 to prepare handouts and food needs. Contact the Milam County Extension Office to sign-up for the workshop. Leaders/ parents can also attend with 4-Hers.

Handouts will also be available about the County Food Show and other food and nutrition project opportunities.

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