Rockdale to hold FFA banquet Monday

Rockale FFA will hold its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 29 at the RHS cafeteria, according to FFA advisor Amanda Grigsby.

FFA members and their families are welcome, Grigsby said.

The public is then invited to attend a Rockdale FFA parents and supporters meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in the high school ag building.

Bylaws will be written and officers will be elected for the 2013-2014 year, Grigsby said.

4-H council, leaders meetings set Monday

CAMERON—Monday is the day for 4-H Council and Leaders meetings, set for 6:30 p.m. at the New Salem Building in Rockdale.

Club Managers, interested leaders and council members representing your club are needed to plan and conduct county 4-H activities.

Council and leaders will be planning for a rotation of council meetings throughout the county for the 2013-2014 4-H Year. Planning for the summer trainings will also be major items on the agenda.

Poultry Institue applications due May 3

The 2013 Poultry Institute for Youth, sponsored by the Texas A&M University Poultry Science Department and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, will be held Sunday, June 16 through Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

This program gives high school students with an interest in the poultry industry a chance to gain first-hand knowledge. They will have the opportunity to meet both Texas A&M faculty and Texas poultry industry leaders.

A portion of the institute will also include hands on activities as well as field trips to local commercial poultry companies.

Students who will be a junior or senior in high school in the Fall of 2013 or have just recently graduated from high school are eligible to attend.

Interested students must complete and submit an application that can be found at files/2012/08/2013-Institute Application.pdf by Friday, May 3.

The cost to attend is $50 per student (do not submit this with your application). Lodging and meals are provided. Students who are selected will receive a confirmation packet after May 17.

For any questions please contact Jennifer Allen at 979- 845-1654 or jallen@poultry.

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