Ft. Worth stock show yields awards for Milam County youth
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

Plant identification teams and Brangus Heifer showing have all brought home awards from the Fort Worth Livestock Show.

First, Colton Coufal was first place in his Brangus Heifer Class. Colton also won Brangus Showmanship at the Fort Worth Livestock Show.

Next, five teams competed in the Plant I.D. contest at the Fort Worth Livestock Show. Four teams competed in the junior division. They were: First place team of Collin Kostroun, Karl Woelfel, Devin Fisher, Cheyenne McWilliams; second place team of Hailee Fisher, Patrick Cobb, Kaylee Jackson, Kelton Hooker; fourth place team of Andrew Stolte, Chandler Barton, Neeraj Bhakta; fifth place team of Kassidy Hundle, Rebecca Kostroun, Heath Hollas, Brayden Hollomon.

Milam County junior team members were also recognized with the following individual awards: Collin Kostroun, first; K Karl Woelfel, second; Devin Fisher, fourth; Cheyenne McWilliams, fifth; Hailee Fisher, sixth; Patrick Cobb, seventh; Kelton Hooker, eighth; Kaylee Jackson, ninth; Andrew Stolte, 10th.

In the senior division, the first place team members were Jarrett Beckhusen, Taylor McWilliams and Madeline Kostroun.

Individual honors were also received by the senior members: Jarrett Beckhusen, first place; Taylor McWilliams, second; Madeline Kostroun, ninth.

Congratulations to the 4-Hers and leaders on a great job. Irby McWilliams, David Kostroun, and Jay Beckhusen work with the plant I.D. teams along with the parents of team members.

JANUARY MEETING–Mark your calendar for the Monday, Jan. 31 council and youth board meetings at the New Salem Building at Fair Park. The meetings will follow the annual record book training. The meetings are open to club representatives, 4- Hers 12 to 18 years of age, club managers and leaders.

Youth Board meeting– 6:45 p.m.; major items of business for the Youth Board will be the discussion of the Celebration Event and setting of the 2011 4-H budget. County Council meeting–7:30 p.m., council will vote of the 2011 4-H budget and set the Celebration Event for 2011. A new contest “Leaders 4 Life” will be explained and used as a leadership training for council members. The contest stresses parliamentary procedure skills to make strong leaders.

RECORD BOOK TR AINING– 4-H record book contests are one way 4-Hers receive recognition for their accomplishments. Senior 4-Hers also have an easier time completing scholarship applications when they have 4-H record book information on community service, leadership and other accomplishments organized on a yearly basis.

On Jan. 31, the annual 4-H record book training will be held from 6- 6:45 p.m. at the New Salem Building in Rockdale.

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