Foods, consumer training workshop a tasty hit
Twenty 4-Hers and leaders attending the 4-H Foods and Consumer Training Workshop in Cameron on July 10. Teen leaders Gracen Dach, Julia Harwell, Heath Hollas, Hannah Hux, Hunter Hux and Danielle Pedroza coordinated the activity with the assistance of Collin Kostroun, Madeline Kostroun, Emily McCoy, Tricia Harwell, Carolyn Hux and Darlene Tucker.
4-Hers had fun preparing their lunch and learning about nutrition, food safety, food preparation and contest opportunities. After lunch the group learned about the contest options for the Consumer Decision Making Contest and they learned information on consumer buying.
WATER WORKSHOP— The summer time is a great time to learn more about Water and the Environment. At the Water Workshop on July 26 a group of teen and adult leaders will help you learn about water, environment and related topics. The workshop will start at 9:30 a.m. and end about 2:30 p.m. at Apache Pass on FM 908 North between Rockdale and Thorndale. Lunch will be provided, so please call the Extension Office, 254-697-7045, and sign-up by July 24.
Participants may have the opportunity to get a little wet during some of the activities, so dress casual and in something that you can get a little wet. You will be busy with a variety of games and activities to learn the importance of water.
RECOGNITION DUE— Mi lam County 4- Hers have two more chances to be recognized at the Celebration Event in October. You can submit a recordbook for county recognition and/or submit a county recognition form by Sept. 14.
Forms for the recordbook and recognition forms are available on the county website (http:// milam.agrilife.org/) or at the Milam County Extension Office.
The Count y Recognition Forms can be completed each year the guidelines are met, so you can receive the award several years. Here is a listing of the forms available to 4-Hers:
• 4-H Clover Award—Beginner ages (5 to 8 years old & not in the 3rd grade);
• 4-H Honor Award—Junior (ages 8 & in the 3rd grade to 10);
• 4-H All Star Award—Intermediate (ages 11 to 13);
• 4-H L et terma n Awa rd— Seniors (ages 14 to 18).
MAJOR SHOW DEADLINES— Deadline is Aug. 15 if you plan on entering livestock at the Heart O’ Texas Fair, livestock at the State Fair of Texas, the State Fair of Texas Plant ID contest or the Agricultural Public Speaking contest at the State Fair of Texas you must complete entry forms at the Extension Office by Aug. 15.
If you are t hink ing about showing a lamb or goat at the Spring 2013 major shows, you must order tags by Aug. 15 at the Milam County Extension Office.
All lambs and goats for the Spring 2013 Major Shows must order tags now and then bring them to validation at a later date. Cost of tags is $12 each, payment must be received by the deadline.