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MILAM 4-H NEWS

New 4-H year starts up Aug. 15, time to enroll
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

The new 4-H year will start in August with 4-H Connect opening for new and renewed enrollments of youth and adult leaders. Aug. 15 will be the first day to enroll for the 2013-2014 4-H year.

The cost will be $20 for third graders through 18 years of age. Clover Kids (kindergarten through second grade) and leaders are free.

On the county website you will find helpful guidelines to help you re-enroll and update your family profile as well as help new 4-H families enroll. You can also contact the Milam County Extension Office for assistance. The 4-H Connect for on-line 4-H enrollment is located on the following website, http://texas4-h. tamu.edu/.

Sign-up for 4-H. It is a fun family experience.

LIVESTOCK SHOW ENTRIES—Entries for the 2013 State Fair of Texas are due in the Extension Office by Aug. 16. Entry forms are available online or in the office. However, all entries must be entered by the Extension Office online. Remember, livestock being exhibited in Market Classes must have been validated through the State Validation Program to be eligible to show. Prospect Show Steers do not have to be validated to be eligible to show.

Entries for the 2013 Heart O’ Texas are due in the Extension Office by Aug. 16. Entry forms are available online or in the office. However, all entries must be entered by the Extension Office online. Remember to take your online Quality Counts Verification if you have not taken it before, or you just turned 14.

Members wishing to validate lambs, goats and breeding sheep for Spring Major Livestock Shows (Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston, Austin) need to order tags at the Milam County Extension Office by 5 p.m. Aug. 23. Validation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29. You may order as many tags as you anticipate having projects to validate. Cost will be $12 per lamb and goat tag and $6 per breeding sheep validation. Milam County Junior Livestock Show will accept animals tagged for major shows.

ROCKDALE FAIR—Broiler pick up for the Rockdale Fair is Aug. 28 at the Home Demonstration Building in Rockdale Fair Park. Rabbit validation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Home Demonstration Building in Rockdale Fair Park.

Remember you will enter your animals at validation, so bring the required information with you. Complete rules are posted on our website. This year’s Rockdale Fair will be held Oct. 17-19.

MCJLS—Steer validation for the 2014 Milam County Junior Livestock Show will be 6-7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Youth Exposition Building in Cameron.

MCJLS dates are March 27-29.

RECOGNITION FORMS DUE—Milam County 4-Hers have two more chances to be recognized at the Celebration Event in October. You can submit a record book for county recognition and/or submit a county recognition form by Sept. 13. Forms for the record book and recognition forms are available on the county website, milam. agrilife.org or at the Milam County Extension Office, 100 E. 1st Street in Cameron. Contact the Extension Office if you have questions, 254-697-7045.

The county 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 (5-8 years old and not in the 3rd grade).

• 4-H Honor Award—Junior (ages 8 to in the 3rd grade, age 10).

• 4-H All Star Award—Intermediate (ages 11-13).

• 4-H Letterman Award— Seniors (ages 14-18).

WHERE TO GET 4-H INFO—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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