Gause’s Snowden family earns honors at state 4-H goat show

Four Gause 4-H club members brought home top honors from the State 4-H Goat Judging Contest held at the International Goat Research Center and the Waller-Carden Extension Building in Prairie Views. Luke Snowden received first place Overall Senior Individual as well as first in Oral Reasons, first in Overall Placings, first on the Written Test and High Scoring on three classes.

In the Junior Division, Lydia Snowden, Anna Snowden, and Seth Snowden claimed the first place State Junior Goat Judging Team title. Lydia Snowden placed second Overall Junior Individual, with second place Overall Placings and second place Written Test with High Scorings on 3 classes. Anna Snowden was third place Overall Junior Individual, as well as placing 1st on the Written Test and High Scoring on one class. Judging for his first year, Seth Snowden placed third in the Junior Written Test category.

In the Goat Quiz Bowl Contest, Luke, Anna, Lydia and Seth formed a team to compete in the senior level contest. They came home with first place senior team. Congratulations to all of the team members and their coach and parents Chip and Phyllis Snowden.

Theme, logo contests

This will be the second year for 4-Hers to submit ideas for the State 4-H Roundup theme and logo. The submission must be received by the State 4-H Office by Sept. 6. Complete rules are available on the county website under 4-H in Milam Count y at the Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron.

Participants must be currently enrolled in 4-H. An individual or a team of 4-Hers (no limit on team size) from the same county can submit an entry. Images may be hand drawn or computer generated.

If you submit an entry for the contest, submit a copy of the entry to the extension office. We may use your entry in the county calendar. Send electronic formats to

Photography Contests

County 4-H Photography Contest entries will be due on Sept. 8 at the extension office. Finish taking your pictures and get your entries ready for the county contest.

For the county contest, beginners, juniors, intermediates and seniors can entry photos. Each photo must be 8x10 inches in dimension mounted on photo mount board (same size as photo). An entry form must be attached to the back of the picture. Complete rules and entry forms will be available soon on the county website and at the Extension Office. Watch the news for updates on this contest.

Winners in the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions will go on to compete at the District 4-H Photography Contest. District contest pictures will be on display at the Heart O’ Texas Fair in Waco in October.

4-H Deadlines

The following material is due to the Milam County Extension Office. If you have questions, contact the Extension Office at 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron, 254-697-7045. Additional information is also available in the 4-H newsletter for August and September on the website under 4-H

• Spring Major Show lamb and goat validation, tag orders due Aug. 20

• Rockdale Fair Broiler pick-up, Rockdale Fair Grounds, Aug. 25

• 4-H Jackets and Patches, orders due Sept. 1

• Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo, entries due Sept. 3

• Steer Tag-In, 5-6 p.m. at the Youth Expo Building in Cameron, Sept. 7

• Rockdale Fair Market Rabbits tag-in, 5-7 p.m. at the Rockdale Fairgrounds, Sept. 9

• 4-H Calendar Contest, entries due Oct. 1

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