Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2022 District 10 4-H Leadership Lab

05/17/22
2022 DISTRICT 10 4-H LEADERSHIP LAB REGISTRATION IS OPEN


 

Hey all!

We wanted to send some quick information for the District 10 Leadership Lab for this year since registration has opened!  This is an incredibly fun opportunity for youth ages 13 and older to get to meet and interact with other youth in the District, learn leadership activities and skills, and to potentially run for additional leadership positions! We are also excited to be attending the camp with District 6, so we'll get to meet some new people.

If you serve in a youth leadership role (teen leader, club officer, ambassador, etc) we HIGHLY encourage you to attend this event. As a reminder, our County Council officers are required to attend and will be there with me as a chaperone, along with several other County Agents in our District.  Additionally, the 4-H Council offers a reimbursement of 75% of the cost of registration for youth who register for and attend the event.  If you have any questions about this event, please let us know!!

QUICK EVENT OVERVIEW:

Promotional information for the 2022 District 10 Leadership Lab has been released and is available for download here.

Our District 10 Leadership Lab will take place at Camp Kubena in Ledbetter, Texas from June 29 - July 1, 2022.  This event is the annual during which our youth elect their District 10 4-H Council Officers and participate in Leadership Workshops to take back new leadership skills to help their County and Clubs.  All participants must be at least 13 years of age by the date of Leadership Lab.  This year, District 6 will also be joining us!!

The registration cost of $250 per youth and covers all meals and lodging except for lunch on Wednesday, June 29th, and lunch on Friday, July 1st.  Bastrop County 4-H will be providing transportation to and from the event, please send an email to MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu letting us know if you would like your 4-H member to ride with us OR if you are planning on driving them.  A more detailed list of items to pack and items to leave behind is available via the following link: Camp One Pager & Packing List.

If you are wanting to run for an officer position, please let Mellanie know at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu and be sure to register early.  Mellanie will be following up with individuals to help them prepare for elections.  

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Leadership Lab One Page Event Overview (PDF)
  • Registration is online via 4-H CONNECT
  • Registration period: May 5-31, 2022
  • Cost to attend: $250
  • Additional Paperwork Requirement: There are 4 forms to download, complete, and upload in the registration, please make sure to complete these.

 

CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Other opportunities can be found on the County Calendar – registration information should be included for each post.
  • Other Contest related opportunities can be found on the Judging Card Calendar – to sign up for these opportunities, please contact Mellanie at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu or at 512-581-7186

That's all for now!  Have a great week and let us know if you have any questions!

M

Mellanie L. Mickelson

Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187
MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu

Website – https://bastrop.agrilife.org
Blog – www.bastrop4h.blogspot.com
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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

2022 Texas 4-H Roundup Event Reminders

05/11/22
2022 Texas 4-H Roundup Event Reminders


Hey all,
 
We wanted to send a couple of reminders to everyone following up on the Texas 4-H Roundup emails sent through the 4HOnline broadcast email system. 
 
Check out the following information and links and let us know if you have any questions!  We will be emailing those who qualified for contests this week to make sure they get registered; however, anyone can attend invitational contests!!  This is a great opportunity to see if you like that contest, see the Texas A&M Campus, and check out some of the statewide things that happen in 4-H!!
 

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS:

  • Texas 4-H Roundup is a qualifying and invitational event for Senior 4-H youth (9th-12th) who placed in a district level roundup or signed up to compete in one of the invitational events. The Texas 4-H Roundup has around 50 diverse competitions that tie in with the many projects that 4-H has to offer.

  • LEAD Academy is designed to engage youth in hands-on educational activities in which they explore, practice, and master existing and newly developed skills and knowledge in civic engagement, civic education, and personal development. It is an opportunity for volunteers to sharpen their skills to help them while working with the 4-H members in their clubs and projects. Volunteers can connect and network with other volunteers and parents.

 

DATE & LOCATION:

  • June 6-9, 2022
  • Texas A&M University Campus in College Station, Texas

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

  • Registration Closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 12, 2022
  • Registration Portal: 4-H Online
  • Event Name: “2022 Texas 4-H Roundup – LEAD Academy” You are able to register for both contest and the LEAD Academy workshop opportunities through this one event. This is not just LEAD Academy.

 

LINKS & OTHER INFORMATION

 


 PREVIOUS BROADCAST EMAIL:
 
The following email has been sent to all 9th – 12th graders through 4HOnline broadcast email. Hopefully this email helps everyone find the event they are looking for. You can register for Contest, LEAD Academy, or both through the one event! Workshop information is posted to the LEAD Academy website now. Also at the bottom of this email you will find parking information which was not available when I sent the county agent email out earlier this week.
 
You will receive another email tomorrow morning to sign up for the HELP NEEDS for the contest that week. We are finalizing some judges/moderators/etc that have been already confirmed by our Superintendents before we release to what needs we still have for the week.
 
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Are you ready to Amplify Your Impact?

Learn more about our upcoming exciting Texas 4-H Roundup week from our Texas 4-H Council members by watching this promo video https://fb.watch/cLU-sBTn0U/
 
Two sites to bookmark – 
Texas 4-H Roundup https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/roundup/ - 
LEAD Academy https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/lead/  - Workshop descriptions should be posted on the website Monday
 
Registration is now open for the “2022 Texas 4-H Roundup - LEAD Academy” event through May 12th. All registrations need to be at a PENDING status before May 13th. Any INCOMPLETE registration as of May 13th will be deleted from the system. Those planning to attend would then have to begin their register again which would be at the $50 late fee. 
 
This year registration is based on a per event participation, contests are $25/contest as well as $25 for LEAD Academy participation/day. There is not an option for our Senior level 4-H members to do “Assembly Only”. This option is only for our 3rd - 8th Graders (who may be attending with family members) and Adults. There is a daily activity either a contest or LEAD Academy opportunity provided for our Senior level 4-H members and we encourage them to take advantage of these options. 
 
Everyone will be required to upload the following forms with their registration.
Must be uploaded by all participants (youth and adults):

Have these forms prepared, properly signed and dated, when you are ready to begin your registration process. 
 
Please pay close attention to your registration options when you register. 
 
Registration options in 4HOnline
 
Youth = Senior level 4-H members that will be competing and/or participating in LEAD Academy
2021-2022 Texas 4-H Council Members – Registration type for the 30 2021-2022 Texas 4-H Council Members only. If you select this type, your registration will have to be deleted and started over
Adults = Adult volunteers, Extension Employees/Staff (Will have the option for LEAD Academy Workshops or Assembly only pass. Contest that are open to the public will be accessible as well)
Non Competing Youth (3rd - 8th grades) – Day or Week pass only option for assemblies and contests that are open to the public 
4-H Scholar (Not competing nor participating in LEAD Academy) – This option will only be available May 13th – May 18th for a 4-H Opportunity Scholar to register that may not already be registered because of a contest or LEAD
 
Here is where it may get a bit more confusing.
 
Youth – After they click Youth. They will need to select a Session. There are 4 options:
1.            CONTEST ONLY - For youth only competing in contests. Includes Assembly entry, no LEAD Academy Workshops)
2.            LEAD Academy ONLY - LEAD Academy Only. No Roundup contests (Includes Assembly entry)
3.            CONTESTS & LEAD Academy Workshops - For Youth Competing in Roundup AND participating in LEAD Academy
4.            STEM & Photography Ambassadors – Only ASSISTING with Texas 4-H Roundup LEAD Academy, not a participant/contestant
 
Adults – After they click Adults. They will need to select a Session. There are 3 options:
1.            LEAD Academy (Adult) - LEAD Academy for Adults (includes Evening Assemblies)
2.            AgriLife Extension Employees ONLY - AgriLife Extension Employee (County Agent, Program Asst, Interns, etc.)
3.            ASSEMBLY ONLY - Assembly Only - No Contests (youth) or Workshop Participation. You can watch contests that are open to the public.
 
Parking permits will be required on campus. You will be required to enter the vehicle license plate at time of purchase. Permits can be bought the week of our event if you do not yet know which vehicle you will be bringing. 
There are no longer paper permits that will be placed in your window, your license plate is your permit. You will be able to purchase a Full Conference pass for $25 or day passes for $7. You will select Texas 4-H Roundup in the drop down menu at https://transport2.tamu.edu/account/conference/parkingpermits.aspx 
 
A map showing which parking lots the permits are good for can be found at https://transport.tamu.edu/WebFS/Transport/Maps/Events/4hconfernce.pdf (Pearce Pavilion may not currently be noted on the map, but is being updated to include Lot 58 and 63)


 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Other opportunities can be found on the County Calendar – registration information should be included for each post.
  • Other Contest related opportunities can be found on the Judging Card Calendar – to sign up for these opportunities, please contact Mellanie at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu or at 512-581-7186

That's all for now!  Have a great week and let us know if you have any questions!

M

Mellanie L. Mickelson

Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187
MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu

Website – https://bastrop.agrilife.org
Blog – www.bastrop4h.blogspot.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BastropCounty4H

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Monday, May 2, 2022

2021-2022 Bastrop & Travis County Photography and Videography Contests

 

05/02/22
2021-2022 Bastrop & Travis County Photography and Videography Contests


Hey all,

We are excited to host our second county photography contest with Travis County!

  • Registration for the County Photography and the Videography Contest will be done via e-mail and entries are due by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2022.  Nathan has graciously said he will accept entries up through the morning of Monday, May 9th, 2022.
  • Entry into the contest is free. Please email all entries to CEP 4-H Agent Nathan Tucker at: Nathan.Tucker@agnet.tamu.edu
  • Instructions for labeling photos and the category descriptions can be found in the rules at http://bit.ly/21PhotoRules.
  • Instructions for the videography contest can be found in the rules at  http://bit.ly/21VIDEORULES


PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST RULES:

 



VIDEOGRAPHY CONTEST RULES:

 

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Other opportunities can be found on the County Calendar – registration information should be included for each post.
  • Other Contest related opportunities can be found on the Judging Card Calendar – to sign up for these opportunities, please contact Mellanie at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu or at 512-581-7186

That's all for now!  Have a great week and let us know if you have any questions!

M

Mellanie L. Mickelson

Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187
MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu

Website – https://bastrop.agrilife.org
Blog – www.bastrop4h.blogspot.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BastropCounty4H

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Monday, April 25, 2022

2022-2023 County Council Officer Announcement & Meeting Dates

 

 

04/25/22
2022-2023 County Council Officer Announcement & Meeting Dates


Hey all,

We wanted to share some exciting news - we have the results from our Council Officer Election!  (Officers, be looking for some follow-up information towards the end of this week).

We also wanted to go ahead and send out a save-the-date for the 2022-2023 Council Meetings that will take place from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Bastrop County Extension Office.  Remember that both Council Delegates AND Club Members are invited to come and participate in discussions.  We'd love to have you there to let us know what you are interested in seeing in the county!  The Council has also decided to move the meeting dates to the First Thursday of the designated months to try to accommodate the heavy Tuesday activity schedules.   

2022-2023 COUNCIL OFFICERS:

 




2022-2023 COUNCIL MEETING DATES:


 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Other opportunities can be found on the County Calendar – registration information should be included for each post.
  • Other Contest related opportunities can be found on the Judging Card Calendar – to sign up for these opportunities, please contact Mellanie at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu or at 512-581-7186

That's all for now!  Have a great week and let us know if you have any questions!

M

Mellanie L. Mickelson

Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187
MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu

Website – https://bastrop.agrilife.org
Blog – www.bastrop4h.blogspot.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BastropCounty4H

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

2022 Smithville Livestock Show Schedule & Expense Sheet Reminders


04/06/22
SMITHVILLE LIVESTOCK SHOW DATES & EXPENSE REPORT REMINDERS


    • Hey all!  

      We wanted to share a couple of reminders for our Smithville Show Exhibitors, since we are about 3.5 weeks away from the show!  There are a few dates and a couple of tasks that will need to be completed.

      As a reminder, the rulebook is available for download HERE (please note that the show and sale for all projects will take place on Saturday, April 23rd) Exhibitors and family members are responsible for knowing the rules that apply to their projects.  Remember that 4-H members are representing our program at all times while at the show and should be following the Texas 4-H Code of Conduct while present at shows.

      Please also note that the rulebook outlines a fine of $100 per violation for not participating in the setup and cleanup events.  If you have a conflict, please get with your species superintendent(s) and your Ag Teacher(s)/County Agent ahead of time to discuss everything.  

      A copy of the estimated schedule is included below!  Please see the rest of the information below and let us know if you have any questions!


       

      IMPORTANT DATES:

      • Sunday, April 10, 2022 - 2:00 PM Mandatory Set-up Day at the Riverbend Park Pavilion (Project Expense Sheets also due at this time)
      • Saturday, April 23, 2022 - Show Day!
      • Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 2:00 PM Mandatory Clean-up Day at Riverbend Park Pavilion
      • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - Exhibitor Thank You Notes should be received by the Show Committee
       

      PROJECT EXPENSE REPORTS:

      • All exhibitors must turn in a project expense sheet for EACH of their projects they will be showing 
        • These sheets need to be turned in to either your 4-H Agent (Mellanie Mickelson) or your Ag Teacher (Brad Bass or Rebecca Walla)
        • These are due on or before the Stock Show Set Up day, Sunday, April 10, 2022.  
      • A fillable PDF version is available for download at https://bit.ly/SmithvilleExpense
      •  For our new members, some items that you might include on this sheet are:
        • Cost of your animal project (what you paid for it)
        • Feed purchases (what type of feed, name, etc.)
        • Supplement purchases (what type of supplement, name, etc.)
        • New equipment purchases (water buckets, feeders, halters, lead ropes, pig whips, fencing, housing, brushes, cleaning & hair products, bedding, etc.)
        • Medical Expenses (Veterinary visits, medications, hoof trimming, vaccinations, treatments, etc.)
        • Show related expenses (health certificates from veterinarian, show entry fees, hotel expenses, fuel expenses, etc.)
        • Cost of 4-H/FFA membership dues
        • Income may potentially come from sponsored or donated items, participation in other shows such as jackpots or the Elgin Livestock Show, or the sale of equipment or projects
      • If you have questions or need help with this item, please let Mellanie know as soon as possible.
       

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Other opportunities can be found on the County Calendar – registration information should be included for each post.
  • Other Contest related opportunities can be found on the Judging Card Calendar – to sign up for these opportunities, please contact Mellanie at MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu or at 512-581-7186

That's all for now!  Have a great week and let us know if you have any questions!

M

Mellanie L. Mickelson

Bastrop County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services

P.O. Box 650 | 901 Pecan Street | Bastrop, TX 78602
p: (512) 581-7186 | c: (512) 522-9174 | f: (512) 581-7187
MLMickelson@ag.tamu.edu

Website – https://bastrop.agrilife.org
Blog – www.bastrop4h.blogspot.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/BastropCounty4H

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