Wednesday, January 22, 2020

This Week in Texas 4-H - 1/8/20

January 8, 2020

This Week in Texas 4-H

·    Roundup 2020 Theme
·    American Farm Bureau Convention
·    Texas 4-H Congress 2020
·    National 4-H Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition
·    THANK YOU Sponsors

The Roundup 2020 theme is...

Roundup 2020

See you in June where we will Embrace the Past, Empower the Present, and Envision the Future! Join us June 8-11, 2020 in College Station!

Save the Date for Texas 4-H Congress

Texas 4-H Congress allows 4-H members to experience the law making process first hand by writing and submitting a bill, and then serving as a member of the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Press, or as a Lobbyist. From these roles, the 4-H members determine the fate of each bill submitted.

Any 4-H member, regardless of age or planning on attending Texas 4-H Congress, must submit a legislative bill for consideration. Participation in the bill writing exercise allows 4-H members the opportunity to become engaged in the legislative process and the 4-H citizenship project. 4-H members attending Texas 4-H Congress will be required to submit at least one bill prior to their registration to the event being accepted.

The committee structure for Texas 4-H Congress 2020 follows.
·    Agriculture and Livestock (AGL)
·    Education (EDU)
·    Energy and Environment (EEV)
·    Government, Finance, & Appropriations (GFA)
·    Homeland Security and Public Safety (HPS)
·    Judiciary and Juvenile Justice (JJJ)
·    Public Health & Welfare (PHW)

To learn more on how to write and submit a bill download the “Preparing a Legislative Bill for Texas 4-H Congress” as well as work with your county Extension agent or a volunteer. View the 2018 Texas 4-H Congress Bill Book

2020 Texas Farm Bureau Scholarship Applications Open

There are several scholarship opportunities provided by Texas Farm Bureau. Three of the available scholarship programs are for high school students who have not yet graduated: 
1. TFB District Scholarship - (39 scholarships available at $1,000 each) & (13 scholarships available at $1,500 each)

2. TFB Young Farmer & Rancher High School Scholarship - (13 scholarships available at $1,000 each) 

3. TFB Dick Mitchell Memorial Scholarship - (1 scholarship available at $1,000) 

All information for the scholarships can be found on the Texas Farm Bureau website under the Youth Opportunities page. This includes deadlines, individual scholarship rules, eligibility, awards and the link to MyTFB.

All students applying for the above scholarships must be a member of a Texas Farm Bureau family, with membership remaining current during the duration of the scholarship. To become a Texas Farm Bureau member go to the following link: Click on “Don’t have a Membership” located within the “Sign Up” box on the MyTFB website. 

All scholarship applications must be submitted online no later than midnight March 2, 2020.

National Youth Summit Series
The National Youth Summit Series brings together some of the best and brightest students to focus on STEM, agriscience, healthy living, and photography. Designed for high school students (grades 9 – 12), the Summits provide opportunities to learn technical skills, participate in hands-on activities, workshops, and engage with nationally-recognized leaders.

Agri-Science Jan. 9-12, 2020 | Healthy Living Feb. 13-16, 2020 |
Photography Feb. 26-March 1, 2020

Thank You Corporate & Foundation Sponsors

Texas 4-H Alliance Partners

Texas 4-H Alliance members have special programs set up for Texas 4-H members, their families and supporters the program. These business organizations offer discounts for services or merchandise, and in return a portion of the proceeds are donated back to support Texas 4-H.

Book through the direct link here (click on the Wyndham logo) or use the code 1000028575 when booking to receive a discount!

Check out the Fall and Spring Paper Clover campaigns to earn money for your county 4-H program at Tractor Supply. Learn more at the link here (click on logo).

Check out the Lone Star Silversmith's one-of-a-kind 4-H jewelry. Click on the logo.

Save 15% with JOANN 4-H rewards on every purchase, every day! Current & alumni members, parents, volunteers and 4-H staff can save 15% off total purchases every day with 4-H Rewards. Enroll now by clicking on the linked JOANN logo.

Thank you to our Texas 4-H Alliance Partners!

Texas 4-H | 979-845-1211 | 1470 William D Fitch Pkwy |

Texas 4-H and Youth Development | 1470 William D Fitch Pkwy, College Station, TX 77845

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