Milam teams win at State Fair contest
Cheryl Walker
Extension Agent

Milam County 4-Hers walked away the first place junior and senior teams at the 64th State Fair of Texas Range and Pasture Plant Identification Contest in Dallas. Irby McWilliams is the coach and project leader for the teams.

In the junior division, first place team members were Neeraj Bhakta, Kassidy Hundle, Kyrene Jackson and J.W. Hollas. High point individual award placing were: Neeraj Bhakta, first; Kassidy Hundle, second; Kyrene Jackson, fourth; J.W. Hollas, fifth; Ryan Luckey, 10th.

In the senior division, first place team members were Rebecca Kostroun, Kaylee Jackson, Mason Lindig and Patrick Cobb. High point individual award placing were: Rebecca Kostroun, second; Kaylee Jackson, third; Mason Lindig, fourth; Patrick Cobb, fifth.

Congratulations to all of the 4-Hers, parents and coaches for an outstanding showing at the State Fair.

DISTRICT PHOTO RESULTS—Three 4- Hers submitted photographs for the district 4-H photography contest. The 503 district entries were displayed at the Heart O’ Texas Fair. Congratulations to the 4-Hers. In the jnior division, Samantha Sanders received three blue and one red ribbon. Ryan Luckey received four blue and one white ribbon.

In the senior division, Emily McCoy received six blue and five red ribbons . Emily also received the Spirit of 4-H Award with her Theme Photo.

COUNTY FOOD SHOW— The county 4-H food show will be held prior to the Oct. 29 council and leaders meeting in Cameron at Bea’s Kitchen. Cook your favorite dish and display it. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m. with judging starting at 6 p.m.

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:

Senior 4-Hers can go to the district contest on Dec. 11 in Belton. If juniors and intermediates want to participate in the district contest they must form a team an compete in the Food Challenge. The Food Challenge is a contest where they are given a basket of ingredients and they must make a dish. More details are on the county website.

COUNCIL , LEADERS MEETING—County 4-H Council and Leaders will meet at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29 at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron. Voting guidelines for council election, council bylaws and a Christmas Party will be the major items for discussion. A beef cattle and forage management seminar will be held Monday, Oct. 28 at the Pridgeon Community Center in Franklin. Seven CEU’s will be available for anyone needing hours to renew their private or commercial pesticide license. The hours available will include 4 General, 1 IPM, 1 Laws & Regulations, and 1 Drift.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with the program to begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. and running till 3 p.m.

Topics for the program will include “Farm Chemical Drift Control”, “ Review of Local Laws and Regulations”, “Winter Beef Cattle Management”, Controlling Grasshoppers and Armyworms”, “Pasture Weed and Brush I.D.”, “Current and Future Dupont Weed & Brush Control Chemistry” and “Current & Future Dow Weed & Brush Control Chemistry.”

Dr. Barron Rector will be presenting the Pasture Weed and Brush Control Program. He has asked that anyone that has a pasture plant they would like identified he will be at the program much of the day and will be available to identify your plants.

Cost for the program, meal, handouts and refreshments will be $50. RSVP to 979-828-4270.

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