October 12, 2018
GOOD LUCK AT ROCKDALE FAIR NEXT WEEK!!!!!! Remember to represent Milam County 4-H well and congratulate everyone who participates! Make the BEST BETTER!!!!!!
New 4-H Year: The new 4-H year has started on September 1st. To re-enroll or join 4-H, please see our website: http://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-enrollmentguidelines/ This link will show you the steps to join as well as many important items for the 4-H year! Join us for 4-H fun! Our new club leaders and club information will be posted soon! NOTE: Please make sure you enroll ASAP because you will not receive the 4-H Blasts until you re-enroll!
4-H Facebook: Don’t forget we have a 4-H Facebook page!!!! We post 4-H Blasts, 4-H contest results and neat opportunities to do in 4-H! Make sure that you “see us first” in your settings. Step 1: Like the Page, Step 2: Click on Following, Step 3: See First, Step 4: Turn Notifications ON! Then you will see all 4-H posts when they arrive!
Rockdale Fair Rules Updated: The Rockdale Fair Rules have been updated for 2018 and are posted on the website for viewing: https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/rockdale-fair/ Please get those rules out and put the dates in your calendar! There is a lot of great things going on at the Rockdale Fair!!!!
Home Economics Division:
Rockdale Fair Home Economic Division and Auction Baked Goods Rules are posted on the website! Rockdale Fair Home Economics Division activities will once again be back at the New Salem Building on the fair grounds and happen at the beginning of the week. Check-in for the non-food Home Economics Division starts on Monday, October 15, 2018 and all other entries including food will continue check in on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 until noon, and check out will be Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 6-7pm along with pictures at 5:30pm. There are a lot of changes in the rules so please make sure you look them over. Some exciting and new awards and categories!!!
A Welcome Party/Exhibitor Kick-Off will be held October 17th, at 5:30pm, at the Rockdale Fairgrounds. They will have Free T-shirts for all exhibitors, free hot dog dinner for exhibitors, family night at the carnival, pick up exhibitor passes, and you may bring all your tack, feed, signage, stalls, etc. (no animals). Pig scramble will start at 7pm. Sponsored by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
One Day 4-H: Opportunity to help at One Day 4-H:
Saturday, October 13 is One Day 4H
Our one day 4-H activity will be helping with Steaktoberfest
Please make plans to come out and help!
We will have 3 different shifts available
for you to get involved…please email Micah to sign up: email@example.com
There will be more details to come…
** Parents, please make sure you stick around to help. This is a Family 4-H Project.**
Quality Counts: NEW!!! The newly updated Quality Counts system is now available to 4-H livestock exhibitors. The new curriculum has been designed to better equip our youth livestock exhibitors with the most relevant and timely information related to the livestock project area. Focused on quality assurance and character education, Quality Counts is designed to teach young people the importance of displaying good character in carrying out livestock projects, and in every aspect of their lives.
**There is a very important one-pager attached with detailed instructions of how students should enroll/login to the course, please go to the website for those instructions: https://counties.agrilife.org/mc4h/4-h-livestock-projects/
ALL EXHIBITORS will need to re-certify under the new system if you plan to show a livestock project at any Major livestock show in Texas.
Here are some major events happening in the fall months. This is not all the dates so please keep posted on more as we go forward!
November 3-4: Holiday Classic
November 26: Holiday Gift Idea
December 12: District Food Show
The 4-H Consumer Project is a great life skill to have. The contests are open to 3rd grade-12th grade. Below are the practice and contest dates. Please email Micah (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the consumer email list.
Major Heifer Validation:
Heifer Validation for the 2019 show year will be October 23, 2018 at the Milam County YEB
Price will be $10.00 per heifer. Heifers previously validated will not need to attend.
Major Sheep & Goat Validation: Major sheep and goat validation for Spring Major Shows will be Thursday October 25th 2018 at the Milam County YEB. This is not MCJLS Sheep and Goat tag in. However, if you are a family that is validating sheep or goats for major shows and will be validating a MCJLS only sheep or goat project, you may bring it to tag along with your Major Show projects.
Holiday Classic: The clinic is November 3-4, 2018 at the Bell County Expo. It is FREE!!!! Open to all youth in grades 3-12th. Please see the 4-H AG website for more information! The Holiday Classic Clinics and Prospect Shows are intended to provide an educational opportunity for new families participating in the livestock project area. The main purpose is to teach the basic principles of livestock management as they relate to facility maintenance, selection, nutrition, animal health, handling, showmanship, and transportation.
Holiday Gift Idea:
On November 26th the Holiday Gift Idea Exchange will be held at Bea’s Kitchen in Cameron from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. You will see a variety of demonstrations, get handouts with instructions for the projects and enjoy refreshments and door prizes. Everyone is welcome at the program. Come to the Holiday Gift Idea Exchange on November 26 and get new ideas for the holiday season.
4-H Members: (Kindergarten-12th grade) bring a Holiday Craft or Food and demonstrate it to the audience!
A booklet with all instructions will be given out! 4-H members are also asked to bring a second item of the same to give for door prize! Deadline to email instructions to the County Extension Office: November 16th, Email: email@example.com (google drive: firstname.lastname@example.org) with instructions. PLEASE BRING A CAN GOOD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE!!!!!
Youth Hunter Education Camp: Oct 26-28: This camp is “Family Style” where each participant must be chaperoned by an adult, the family will stay in the Leadership Lodge (hotel style) for the weekend, all meals are provided and the Hunter Education Certification is included in the registration fee. Register Online
Junior Leadership Retreat: Nov 9-11: Junior Leadership Retreat 2018 is open for registration! Junior Leadership Retreat is designed for youth in 3rd through 8th graders! You can register online by clicking the “Register Now” button at texas4hcenter.tamu.edu Participant must be chaperoned by an adult and transportation is not provided.
Milam County 4-H Information! For information about any 4-H related activity, please go to the website or facebook page! www.Join4-h.com or www.facebook.com/milamcountyfourH