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Community donations for West ‘overwhelming’

MILAM 4-H NEWS
Cheryl Walker

Milam County 4-H and the Extension Office would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming response to the need in West. Jon Gersbach, County Extension Agent took a pick- up and trailer load of food, water, clothing, etc. to Waco. The Extension Office was full and the sidewalks around the office were piled high. Thanks again for the generous support for the West community.

DISTRICT JUDGING WINNERS— Seven 4-Hers recently participated in the District Judging Contests at Texas A&M University in College Station. Hailee Fisher with Thorndale 4-H placed high point individual in the Soil Judging Contest and will be competing in the State Contest in June at A&M.

In the Livestock Judging Contest, we had the remaining six 4-Hers. Our junior team placed third. The team members were Chloe Grimm, Taije Schroeder, Trayle Schroeder and Trew Schroeder. Caitlin Garcia participated in the intermediate division and Savannah Garcia participated in the senior division.


Rockdale 4-H Club gave a truck load of donations to the vicitms of the West fertilizer plant explosion. Above, Club members Ryan Luckey and Jack Luckey help load things up. Rockdale 4-H Club gave a truck load of donations to the vicitms of the West fertilizer plant explosion. Above, Club members Ryan Luckey and Jack Luckey help load things up. Congratulat ions to the 4- Hers and the Livestock Judging Team coach Tommy Schroeder.

POULTRY INSTITUTE— The 2013 Poultry Institute for Youth, sponsored by the Texas A&M University Poultry Science Department and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, will be held Sunday, June 16 through Tuesday, June 18 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 appl icat ion that can be found at http://posc.tamu.edu/ files/2012/08/2013-Institute- Application.pdf by May 3.

The cost to attend is $50/ 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. tamu.edu


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