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MILAM 4-H NEWS

Two Milam 4-Hers win Blackland scholarships
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent


Director of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Dr. Douglas Steele (left) presented $1,000 Blackland Income Growth scholarships to Madeline Kostroun and Tyler Vrazel. Director of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service Dr. Douglas Steele (left) presented $1,000 Blackland Income Growth scholarships to Madeline Kostroun and Tyler Vrazel. Blackland Income Growth conference presented 11 scholarships to 4-Hers in the area. Madeline Kostroun and Tyler Vrazel are the two Milam County 4-Hers who received $1,000 scholarships.

Both are members of the Cameron 4-H Club. Madeline is the daughter of David and Jennifer Kostroun and Tyler is the son of Gary and Marlene Vrazel. Douglas Steele, Director of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, presented the scholarships.

SHOWMANSHIP CLINIC— The Milam County Extension Office will host a rabbit, lamb, goat and poultry showmanship clinic at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Youth Expo Building in Cameron. Topics discussed will be show ring presence and show day jitters, basic showmanship and tips to improve your showmanship abilities. Overall health and management will also be discussed.

Dr. Morgan Farnell will also be on hand to discuss poultry basics.

This is an excellent opportunity for novice and experienced youth to learn more about their project. Participants are invited to bring their animals to practice with and expose them to the show ring. This clinic is open to all 4-H and FFA members.

For additional questions, please contact the Milam County Extension Office at 254-697-7045. Special thanks to the Milam County Junior Livestock Association for allowing the use of their facility for this event.

COUNTY CONTEST NIGHT—March 18 is the date set for the County Contest Night at Ben Milam Elementary School in Cameron. 4-Hers wanting to compete in District for the following contests will need to enter the March 18 contests: round-up presentations, Share-the-Fun contests and fashion show.

Roundup presentations are short talks about something you learned in a 4-H project. You can have poster, power points and other props to teach the information. Share-the- Fun contests offer a variety of ways to show off your talents. You can sing, dance, cheer, read poetry and much more. Fashion show participants can buy or construct a garment and model it for the judges. You will be asked questions about why you purchased the outfit along with care and quality questions.

Details on contest opportunities are available in the January 4-H newsletter or contact the Milam County Extension Office. Entry forms are available on the county website: http://milam.agrilife.org/.

4-H OPPORTUNITIES—For more information on 4-H opportunities, contact the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office-Milam County, 100 E. 1st Street, Cameron, Texas 76520, 254-697-7045, http:// milam.agrilife.org/, ce-walker@tamu.edu.


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