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Texas 4-H Photography Contest

Texas 4-H Photography Contest – The theme for the 2015 Texas 4-H Photography Contest is “Inspiration.”  This year, the theme will focus on pictures of subjects that move and inspire you.  Photos can include photos of leaders, mentors, family, friends, things in your community, school, church, or across the country and world.  Examples include images of family members, a leader/teacher or someone that you look up to, something in nature, or things that give you daily inspiration.  Entry period is April 2, 2015, to April 15, 2015, through… Read More →

Crawford FFA Show – October 25

Crawford High School FFA Show will be held on October 25 at the Fairgrounds in Clifton, Texas.  Entry deadline is October 20 for mail-in  entries, but late entries will be accepted the day of the show.  Please see guidelines for more information.  If you have any questions, contact Art Hunter at 254-486-2381 or 254-932-6854. Crawford Show Guidelines and Entry Form

Robinson FFA Livestock Show – November 1

Robinson FFA Livestock Show will be held on November 1 at the Clifton Fairgrounds in Clifton, Texas.  All exhibitors must register at the office.  Please see show guidelines and schedule for more information. Robinson FFA Livestock Show Flyer, Schedule, and Rules

Diabetes Self-Management Class Series – November 4, 11, 18, 25, and December 2

Do Well Be Well With Diabetes Self-Management Class Series will be held on November 4, 11, 18, 25, and December 2 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Baptist Church located at 1207  North Old Robinson Road, Waco, Texas  76706.  Topics to be covered are – What is Diabetes and Basic Nutrition, Carbohydrate Counting and Managing Blood Glucose, Exercise and Nutrition Labels, Diabetes Medications and Eating Out Wisely, and Diabetes Complications.  Classes are free, but participants must pre-register by October 30.  For more information or to… Read More →

Lawn Management Seminar – November 3

Lawn Management Seminar will be held on November 3 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Virkim located at 718 Sun Valley Blvd in Hewitt.  One General CEU will be given to pesticide applicators.  Casey Reynolds, Turf Specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be the speaker.  Topics will be application of pesticides/fungicides and management of weed and disease in turf grasses.  For more information, call the McLennan County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 254-757-5180. Lawn Management Seminar – November 3

Farm Bill Update – October 30

Farm Bill Update will be held on October 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 2547 Jerry Mashek Drive in West, Texas, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Jason Johnson, Associate Professor and Extension Economist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will provide an updton the new farm bill.  There are many questions and uncertainty concerning the new Farm Bill.  This program will provide producers with more information about the Farm Bill and, hopefully, aid in the decision making process. Farm Bill Update – October… Read More →

McLennan EE 4-H Scholarship Fundraiser – November 8

McLennan EE 4-H Scholarship Fundraiser – The McLennan EE ladies are having a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 8, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at Applebee’s located at 614 N. Valley Mills Drive.  Tickets are $8 and must be purchased in advance.  Tickets are available at the Extension Office located at 420 North 6th Street in Waco.  All money raised will be used for 4-H scholarships.  For more information, call the Extension Office at 254-757-5180.

4-H Food Challenge – November 3

4-H Food Challenge will be held on November 3.  Teams of 3-5 members create dishes using only a predetermined number and amount of ingredients.  From these ingredients, team members must develop a recipe and prepare the dish.  Teams then make a presentation to a judging panel, explaining the preparation steps, serving size, nutritional value, and cost of the dish.  The contest is open to junior, intermediate, and senior 4-H members.  Juniors and intermediates can be on the same team, but seniors can only be on a senior team. … Read More →

4-H Food Show – November 3

4-H Food Show will be held on November 3.  The food show is an individual contest where 4-H’ers prepare  dishes in one of the contest categories (grain, diary, fruit, vegetable, or protein) and present them to a panel of judges.  During the presentations and interviews, 4-H’ers exhibit the knowledge and skills gained through the 4-H Food and Nutrition project.  Clover kids (county level participation only) and senior 4-H’ers can participate in the Food Show. First place winners will advance to the district contest on December 10. Entry deadline… Read More →

Holiday Classic Livestock Clinic and Prospect Show – November 8-9

Holiday Classic Livestock Clinic and Prospect Show will be held on November 8-9 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas.  The Holiday Classic is open to all 4-H and FFA members.  Participants must attend Saturday clinics to participate in Sunday showmanship and prospect shows.  Please see flyer for schedule and more information.  If you have any questions, contact Kyle Dykes at 254-757-5180. Holiday Classic Livestock Clinic and Prospect Show – November 8-9