Special workshop set for 4-H beginners from 5-8

County award applications due June 21

This is a special workshop for 4-H’ers 5 to 8 years of age.

You will be able to learn a variety of 4-H projects and have FUN meeting other 4-H’ers from across the county.

You will keep your hands busy with arts and crafts, cooking, gardening, games, cookie decorating, and much more.

Teen leaders and volunteers will be conducting the workshop.

If you have a friend that is thinking about joining 4-H, invite them to attend the Fun Day with you.

Lunch and snacks will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay and join the activities.

The Beginner’s Workshop on Saturday, June 23 will be held at the Gause I.S.D. Cafeteria.

Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. with activities running from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

If you k now you w ill be attending, call the Milam County Extension Office (254- 697-7045) so we can prepare handouts and lunch. We will also have extras for some last minute participants.

Learn about 4-H on June 23 at the Beginner’s Workshop. Mrs. Wanda Lee and the Gause 4-H Club will be hosting the workshop.

County Award Apps

When you submit your 4-H record book, make sure you submit county awards applications: Gold Star, I Dare You, Silver Star, and Bronze Star Awards.

Applications are available at the Milam County Extension Office and on our website Interviews will be conducted in August for everyone that submits applications. Remember, you must submit a 4-H record book by June 21.

New record book Forms

4-H record book format has been changed and improved for 2012. The new version is available on the record book website or you can complete a word version.

Either format can be used for the 2012 4-H Record Books. Handouts and additional information is available at the Extension Office or on the Milam County 4-H website, http://

4-H Record Books have new format for Junior, Intermediate and Senior levels. Beginners can complete the Junior forms for county recognition. You must use the new forms for the 2011 - 2012 4-H activities.

Your record book will start with the new forms for the current year. All previous years record book information will just be attached behind the current year. This will make record book preparation a lot easier.

Start now so you will have a record book ready to submit for county judging on June 21st. For additional information, contact the Milam County Extension Office at 254-697-7045.

The website for the new record book system is ready for your entries. Use either version of the 2012 4-H record book.

Computer Version Forms - http:/ /

Word Version Forms -http://texas4 recordbooks.

Develop and save information on your computer.

Livestock Project News

Major Livestock Show Tag-In June 26, 7-9 a.m. at Arledge Feedyard on Hwy 79 just west of Rockdale.

Steers for the 2012 State Fair of Texas, Heart of Texas and 2013 Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston, and Star of Texas shows must be tagged-in on June 26.

Steers for the Milam County Jr. Livestock Show can be tagged-in on June 26 or at the MCJLS Steer tag-in on September 4.

Lambs, goats and swine for the 2012 State Fair of Texas show will also be tagged-in on June 26. These animals will be validated at the conclusion of steer validation. Remember, at validation, your livestock project, and a parent must be present to complete validation. If a parent is unavailable to attend validation, you must contact us beforehand to complete and sign additional paperwork.

No animals will be validated without a parent/guardian present, or paperwork prepared beforehand.

Validation only validates ownership of the animal project. You will still need to enter your livestock in the respective livestock shows.

If you have not already ordered tags for the June 26 tag-in, you can order them from the Milam County Extension Office through June 8.

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