Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp provides youth with leadership skills

FLOYDADA – About 90 youth from the Panhandle and South Plains districts attended the annual Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp June 30-July 2 at the Plains Baptist Encampment near Floydada. The goal of this camp is for the youth involved in Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 4-H program to learn about leadership, electricity and team building, […]

4-H Veterinary Camp teaches clinical skills, hands-on activities

COLLEGE STATION – Youth from across Texas recently participated in 4-H Veterinary Camp, building on skills and knowledge needed to achieve mastery in the certification program. The event coincided with Texas 4-H Roundup week. Upon completion of the week-long instruction, students received Beef Quality Assurance certification from the Texas Beef Council and obtained 33 of […]

Kyle Smith selected 2017 National 4-H Hall of Fame laureate, inductee

COLLEGE STATION – Kyle Smith, retired Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service executive associate director, has been selected a National 4-H Hall of Fame Class of 2017 Laureate and hall of fame inductee. Smith’s induction will take place during a special ceremony Oct. 6 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He […]

AgriLife Extension’s Schleicher County 4-H team takes national wool judging title

SONORA – The Schleicher County 4-H senior wool judging team won the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging Contest in Sonora recently with a combined score of 1,809 points. The contest and its sister competition, the 17th annual FFA Wool Judging Contest, highlighted the 80th annual Sonora Wool and Mohair Show June 13-15. Winning Schleicher County […]

4-H military program youth makes mark in academics, photography, community service

SAN ANTONIO — David Zulli, 18, a recent graduate of the John Jay Science and Engineering Academy at John Jay High School in San Antonio, might not have his driver’s license yet, but he has already excelled at various academic, artistic and altruistic endeavors. Zulli, who has been involved in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension […]

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo adds youth program

SAN ANGELO – The Texas Sheep and Goat Expo slated for Aug. 18-19 at San Angelo’s First Community Spur Arena has added a youth component. Billed as the largest, most comprehensive educational event of its kind, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-conducted expo addresses wool sheep, hair sheep, meat goats, club lambs and Angora goats. […]

80th annual Wool and Mohair Show set June 13-15 in Sonora

SONORA – The 80th annual Wool and Mohair Show set for June 13-15 in the Sutton County 4-H Civic Center, 1700 N. Crockett Street in Sonora, has some changes in store, an official said. The event coincides with the 57th National 4-H Wool Judging, 17th FFA Wool Judging contests and other ranch-related youth judging competitions. […]

4-H National Day of Service event touts physical fitness, competition

SAN ANTONIO – Students at elementary, middle and high school levels participated in the recent Kid-lympic Games at Sparks Park in San Antonio, taking part in age-appropriate competitive activities to emphasize physical fitness. Sparks Park is adjacent to the Adams Elementary School campus on San Antonio’s south side. More than 100 youth from kindergarten to […]