Friday, May 15, 2020

05/15/20 Email Blast - D10 activities, poultry orders, & Virtual Opportunities


  • D10 Horse Show Registrations - due 05/29/20
  • D10 Leadership Lab Registrations - due 05/29/20
  • State Fair Broiler Orders - due 05/27/20
  • Major Turkey Orders - due 06/24/20
  • Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Updates 
  • Cake Auction Reminders
  • Virtual Opportunities

Howdy and happy Friday!!!

I hope you all are doing well and staying healthy on this lovely Friday!  I wanted to send out a few updates for you about upcoming opportunities.  We’re waiting on some updates in the next week or so to figure out what our summer programming might look like this year.  In the meantime, we are still open on an appointment only basis.  In other news, there are several opportunities available at the moment:

D10 Horse Show Registrations

  • District 10 Horse Show registrations are open in 4-H CONNECT until May 29th
  • The event is currently scheduled to take place June 17-18, 2020
  • All horses participating need to be validated in 4-H CONNECT by midnight tomorrow (5/16) in order to participate in this show or State Horse Show
  • For more information, visit

D10 Leadership Lab Updates

  • Registration is open in 4-H CONNECT until May 29th for all youth over the age of 13
  • Youth who want to run for a District 10 Council Officer position will need to complete and submit the Council Applications by May 31st
  • The event is currently scheduled to take place June 24-26, 2020
  • For more information, visit
  • REMINDER:  Council Officers need to register for this event; it is recommended for anyone needing leadership experiences or in leadership projects, as well

State Fair Broiler Orders

Major Turkey Orders

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease updates

  • There have been additional cases confirmed in both Domestic and Wild rabbits – if you breed or have rabbits, please be sure to read through the updates on the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) Website and be sure to practice good biosecurity habits.
  • More information about RHDV2 can be found at:

Cake Auction Reminders

  • Save the date – Cake Auction is going to take place on Saturday, August 1st
  • For those new to 4-H, our Cake Auction is our primary fundraiser for the year that supports all of the programming and activities that we put on for the youth!  It takes place during the Bastrop Homecoming and it's super fun and very much appreciated - be sure to help invite businesses and friends to come purchase cakes from the auction!
  • Be sure to reach out to your club manager to let them know if you would like to help make a cake – we need 18 cakes total. 

Virtual Opportunities:

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

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

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