Multi-county plant ID training set Jan. 19
A multi-county plant identification training opportunity will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19. The training will be conducted at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron starting at 5:30 p.m. We will have a pizza supper followed by a training provided by Dr. Barron Rector, Extension Range Specialist. The hands-on training for 4-Hers and leaders will include topics on ecology, range management and plant identification.
This information will help the plant I.D. and range evaluation teams, but all interested 4-Hers and leaders are welcome to attend. Register for the training at your plant I.D. training or call the Extension Office, 254-697-7045, so enough pizza can be provided for supper.
NEW HORSE PROJECT–A new 4-H Horse Project Group will be organized at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at the home of Tarrin Warren. Mrs. Warren has volunteered to help organize the group, but other leaders are also needed to provide activities for the project group.
The organization meeting is open to all 4-Hers, parents and leaders interested in the 4-H Horse Project. During the meeting the youth and adults will discuss topics and activities of interest for future activities of the group.
Come to the meeting and help plan activities. An email address group will be organized for the project group. Email if you are interested in receiving additional information on the horse project, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEEKEEPING ESSAY CONTEST–If you like to write, give the Texas 4-H Beekeeping Essay Contest a try. For the 2011 contest, you must submit an essay on “U. S. Honey: A Taste for Every Preference” to the State 4-H office by Monday, Jan 10. The essay must be 750 to 1,000 words. Complete details are available on the county website and at the Extension Office.
CONSUMER DECISION MAKING–The consumer project is a great opportunity for 4-Hers to learn the importance of financial decisions. Through the project sessions, the 4-Hers practice comparing products for different situations.
4-Hers in the intermediate and senior age divisions learn to give reasons for their selections. For more information on the consumer decision making project contact the extension office.
All practices are tentatively set at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron at 6 p.m. on the following dates: Jan. 11, 18 and 25. An additional training will be held on Feb. 4 in San Antonio.
‘4-H DAY’ AT THE CAPITOL– Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is excited to announce an opportunity for youth to become engaged in the civic process. On Wednesday, Feb. 2, Texas 4-H will host the first “4-H Day at the Texas Capitol.” This event will allow 4-H members from the ages of 8-18 to visit with their representative and senator, as well as being part of the program as it is recognized in both of the House and Senate chambers. 4-Hers, leaders and Extension staff are invited to participate in this event dedicated to promoting and interpreting the many benefits of the 4-H and Youth Development Program to our state officials at the Capitol.
Registration will be limited due to space, so register early. Each registration will include a long-sleeve “4-H Day at the Capitol” T-shirt, barbecue lunch and other registration materials. Registration will be $25 per person and will be conducted on-line through 4-H CONNECT from Jan. 3-21.
The event will start with registration in the Capitol Extension and then move to either the House or Senate chamber for our first recognition. After the first recognition the delegation will move to the other chamber. This educational process will allow our youth (and adults) to observe the procedural opening that our legislators participate in on a daily basis, as well as showing our legislators the support they have from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and 4-H Program.
After the morning recognition events, the group will enjoy a catered barbecue at the historic Saengerrunde Hall. During the lunch, one of our state leaders will address the group and talk about the 2011 Texas legislative session and the issues that will be so important to our state, as well as the 4-H Program. The day w ill conclude w ith 4- H members visiting the offices of their representative and/or senator.