County food show Tuesday in Cameron

Don’t miss the opportunity to show off your talents for the County 4-H Food Show. Just bake or cook your favorite food and bring it along with a serving utensil to the food show. A team of judges will ask you questions about your dish and the nutritional value.

Select one of the following categories for your food show entry: beginners, juniors and intermediates categories: main dish; fruits and vegetables; breads and cereals; nutritious snacks; desserts; five ingredients or less. Senior categories: main dish; fruits and vegetables; breads and cereals; nutritious snacks (recipe cannot be cooked in an oven).

Remember the County 4-H Food Show is on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. Registration will start at 5:15 p.m. and continue throughout the judging time. Judging will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Following the judging, 4-Hers will have hands on experience with the Food Challenge Contest. Juniors and intermediates must do the Food Challenge to participate in the District Food Show. Seniors can elect to do the food challenge and/or the regular food show to compete on the district level.

Entry forms and study materials are available at the Extension Office and on the county website under 4-H. Submit an entry form with your recipe to the Extension Office by Friday, Oct. 22. This project will give you a great start in 4-H.

HOLIDAY CLASSIC– 4-Hers and FFA members who raise beef, lamb, goat and swine projects for livestock shows need to make plans to attend the 19th Annual North Holiday Classic Nov. 13-14 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. The clinics and prospect shows are intended to provide an educational opportunity for new families participating in the livestock project area.

The main purpose is to teach the basic principles of livestock management as they relate to facility maintenance, selection, nutrition, animal health, handling, showmanship and transportation.

“Quality Counts” programs are discussed to ensure the safe and legal use of drugs or medications to facilitate the ethical care, development and exhibition of livestock.

There are No Entry Fees thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. Here is the schedule for the two day event.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Noon–All livestock in place.

1:30-4 p.m.–Individual Specie Clinics. One (1) set of clippers will be given away at the conclusion of each session. Must be present to win.

4:30 p.m.–Beef Cattle and Goat Showmanship

6 p.m.– Dinner provided free to participants by Holiday Classic

Sunday, Nov. 14

8 a.m.–Nondenominational Church Service

8:30 a.m.– Beef prospect show (steers followed by heifers)

9 a.m.–Lambs, Swine, Goats (prospect shows to follow showmanship)

Remember all interested youth in 4-H and FFA can participate in the free workshops. Youth must attend Saturday clinics to participate in Sunday showmanship and prospect shows. However, you don’t have to bring or exhibit an animal to participate in the Saturday clinics.

Contact the Milam County Extension Office for additional information on any topic of interest related to 4-H, 254-697- 7045.

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