MILAM 4-H NEWS
You bring a dish that you have prepared at home with a serving utensil. A team of judges ask you questions about your dish and the nutritional value. Entry forms and additional resources are available on the county website: milam.agrilife.org.
OTHER CELEBRATION WINNERS—Promotion of 4-H in Milam County is important and our 4-Her guide this promotion by selecting a yearly slogan along with drawing pictures for the annual calendar.
This year James and Taylor Jester submitted the winning slogan “4-H for America’s Future.” The calendar drawing winners were:
Beginners—Natalie Garcia, first place; Harrison Bender, second; Hadley Meadors, third. Juniors— Kassidy Hundle, first; Bailey Baggerly, second; Kyrene Jackson, third. Intermediates— Logan Fisher, first; Kaylee Jackson, second; Devin Dickerson, third. Seniors—Kaley Dodd, first.
Along with the recognition of 4-Hers, each year Milam County 4-H Clubs acknowledge their top supporters and leaders. Cameron 4-H presented top supporter award to Abiding Savior Lutheran Church received by David Harwell and Monica Barton as top leader. Gause 4-H presented top supporter award to Coats Grocery received by Alfred and Wanda Coats and Martha Newman as top leader. Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports and Rockdale 4-H Club both presented top supporter awards to New Salem Extension Education Association received by Betty Backhaus.
Milam County 4-H Shooting Sports recognized Bill and Diana Foster as top leaders, while Rockdale 4-H recognized Sarah Goeres as top leader. Thorndale 4-H recognized Downtown Cafe and owner Louis Alvarez as top supporter and Eric and Becky Garcia as top leaders.
LAMB, GOAT VALIDATION— Milam County will hold validation for any lamb or goat that will be exhibited at one of the spring major livestock shows. Validation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 30 behind the Youth Expo Building in Cameron. Remember, your animals must be validated in order to show at Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston or Star of Texas in Austin. You must also have pre-ordered validation tags. Late tags are available for order through Oct. 18.
You must bring all animals that you plan to validate for show, and a parent or legal guardian to sign paperwork at validation. If a parent is not available to accompany the animals at validation, there is additional paperwork that must be completed befire your animal can be validated. Please contact the extension office in advance to make arrangements for additional instructions if the parent of an exhibitor cannot attend validation.
TURKEY PICK UP—If you ordered turkeys for the Milam County Junior Livestock Show or for the major shows in the spring, you need to prepare your facilities for the turkey arrival on Oct. 31. Call the Milam County Extension Office on Wednesday, October 31 to confirm the pick -up time which is planned for 4-5 p.m. at the Youth Expo Building in Cameron. Remember to bring a suitable box to transport your birds town.
MAJOR SHOW ENTRIES DUE—Any 4-Hers interested in exhibiting livestock in any of the Spring Major Livestock Shows, such as Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston or Star of Texas in Austin will need to turn in completed entry forms for all shows to the Extension Office by Nov. 1. Please note that the deadline on the show websites will be later than this date, but all entries for junior market, breeding and judging contests must be entered as one group through the extension office. The early deadline will provide ample time to review, enter and ensure each entry for accuracy. Please call or email the office for more information.