Tag Archives: 4-H

Join 4-H!

Did you know that the 4-H Youth Development Program in Bosque County offers 12 different projects for youth to participate?  Each project offers the kids a chance to learn new skills, practice those skills and then put them to the test at competitions with kids from all over Texas.  4-H teaches leadership, responsibility, service and citizenship through project experiences. The projects offered in Bosque County 4-H are Shooting Sports like rifle and archery, Food Challenge, Junior Master Gardeners, Livestock, Consumer Decision Making, and Agriculture Product Identification. Enrollment for… Read More →

Ft Worth Stock Show – DONE!

The final weekend of the Ft Worth Stock Show had Bosque County 4-Hers giving their best in the steer show and calf scramble. In the calf scramble, held during the rodeo on Friday the 6th, Emily and Benjamin Murphy and 14 other scramblers gave all the physical effort they could muster up in the pursuit of the 8 calves. Benjamin Murphy literally had the calf by the tail at one point and managed to hang on, which won him a certificate for $500 toward the purchase of a… Read More →

County Food Challenge Contest

The County Food Challenge Contest is being held at First Baptist Meridian at 11:00am tomorrow. There will be one senior team and two intermediate/junior teams advancing to the district competition. The teams participating are as follows: Senior Team: Lia Worley, Mackenzie Errington, Emma Guillory, and Elizabeth Seely Intermediate Team:  Reese Errington, Libby Stauffer, Bailey Burt, and McKenzie Hicks Intermediate Team:  Jackson DeBorde, Madisyn Hicks, Dakota Cassidy, and Hayden Hewitt Junior Team: Haley Creech, Jasmin Munoz, and Joshua Wyatt

New 4-H Archery Club

We are so proud to announce Bosque County’s newest 4-H Club: the Bosque Bullseyes Archery Club!  Last week, the new club met to adopt bylaws and elect officers.  The archery club will continue to meet practice their archery skills every Tuesday at 5:30pm at the Clifton Armory.  The club will hold a monthly business meeting on the second Tuesday of the month before practice.  Congratulations to the Bosque Bullseyes Archery Club and their new officers!

Central Texas Youth Fair & Swine Validation

We have been busy the last few weeks helping our 4-H members to validate their animals and get ready for livestock shows.  The Central Texas Youth Fair is just around the corner! The CTYF is open to exhibitors attending Bosque County schools or Valley Mills ISD, and members of Bosque County 4-H. Though the fair is not until March 3-7, 2015, some entries and fees are due by December 10, 2014, while others are not due until February 2, 2015. More information about the CTYF is on our… Read More →

2014 District 8 4-H Holiday Classic

The Holiday Classic Clinics and Prospect Shows are open to all 4-H and FFA families free of charge. They are taking place on Saturday November 8th & 9th at the Bell County Expo Center, Belton TX.  There will be many experts in livestock and youth development there to provide hands-on training for families in both group and individual settings. The focus is to teach the basic principles of livestock management as they relate to facility maintenance, selection, nutrition, animal health, handling, showmanship and transportation to families. Please contact… Read More →

4-H Major show Entry Night and 4-H Happenings

Major Show Entry Night will be held at the Extension office on Nov 4th from 5:00-8:00pm. All entry forms, schedules and rule books for the major shows will be provided. We will also be serving homemade chili and cornbread, so bring your appetite as we try to make this process as fun as possible. Enrollment fees for 4-H today are $20, and go to $25 starting October 31st. Don’t wait! Come, get enrolled and join the fun! The Food Challenge teams gathered at First Baptist Church of Meridian… Read More →

Halloween Safety

Halloween is almost here!  It’s one of my favorite days of the year, not because I like ghosts and goblins, but because there is candy involved!  Halloween is a great time for kids to be outdoors to enjoy treats, fun and games. Since most trick-or-treating occurs in the evening when the sun has gone down, there are some safety issues to consider as your family is out having fun. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly two-thirds (2/3) of all fatal pedestrian crashes and almost one-fourth… Read More →

Bosque County 4-Hers Left Their Mark at the Heart of Texas Fair

Dacey Dietiker exhibited three steers, walking away with a 3rd, 4th, and a 6th place.  Mason Brandenberger received a 2nd and 4th with his Shorthorn steer, and placed 5th and 8th with his Limousin steer. Maggie Chaffin placed 1st with her Hereford heifer and 2nd with her Polled Hereford heifer, and 3rd with her Maine Anjou steer. Case Koehler took 1st in the light weight Santa Gertrudis steer class. Ethan Banuelos’ goat took 9th in the heavy weight class on Friday, and competed strong on Saturday, as well…. Read More →

State Fair and 4-H Happenings

Congratulations to our State Fair Exhibitors!  Wesley Sanders, Ty Sanders, Logan Anderson, Mason Brandenberger, and Dacey Dietiker all competed at the State Fair of Texas last week.  We are proud of their hard work and accomplishments! Be sure to keep up with all of our upcoming 4-H events and project meetings! Food Challenge Practice: 6pm on Tuesday, October 14, at the Extension Office Food and Nutrition Workshop: 1pm on Saturday, October 18, at First Baptist Church Meridian Archery Practice: 5:30pm every Tuesday at the Clifton Armory Plant ID… Read More →