2019 Summer Opportunity Newsletter
will be posted week of March 4th, 2019
2019 YOUTH AGRICULTURAL LIFETIME LEADERSHIP “YALL” TOUR
July 14-19, 2019
Cost: $200 – payment and application submitted online
Application Deadline: April 1, 2019
Do you know where you want to go to college? Have you visited any colleges yet? The 2019 YALL tour will give you a behind the scenes look at the Ag department at 3 west Texas colleges: West Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and Angelo State University!
To complete application and submit deposit go to: https://yall.ticketleap.com/2019yalltour/details
The Youth Agricultural Lifetime Leadership opportunity is a 6 day exploration for youth to experience West Texas agricultural production. Participants will tour Texas Tech University, West Texas A&M University and Angelo State University. Tour attendees will also be challenged in a variety of ways to improve on their leadership skills as agriculture spokespersons. Participants will see how numerous agricultural related issues are challenged on a daily basis by groups targeting our food supply system. Participants will be provided opportunities to defend agricultural related topics based off of the information they learn from the tour presenters.
The tour will depart from the Kerr County Extension office in Kerrville on July 14th and return to the Kerr County Extension office on July 19th. The cost to the participants for the 6 days is $200 each with a $100 deposit submitted with the application.4-H members that have a strong interest in production agriculture who are outgoing high school freshmen through outgoing seniors are invited to apply and 30 youth will be selected. Application deadline is April 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their selection in to the program by May 1, with the remaining balance being due May 30th.
If you have any questions please contact the Kerr County Extension Office at (830) 257-6568.
2019 Leadership Lab
Leadership Lab is held annually in June and 4-H members from ages 13-18 may attend. This event provides a variety of leadership, recreation, and project enhancement workshops that participants are challenged to take back to their own county and implement. District 4-H Council Delegates from the 21 counties are highly encouraged to attend and participate in the District 4-H Council Business Meeting which includes the election of officers for the new 4-H year. Candidates for District 4-H Council will present their campaign speech and participate in a question/answer session in front of the voting delegates.
CITIZENSHIP WASHINGTON FOCUS 2019
Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF), a week-long 4‑H citizenship program for youth ages 14-19, is the preeminent 4‑H citizenship and leadership experience for 4‑H youth. An immersive experience preparing the youth to step up to the challenges of a complex, changing world through educational workshops. The week-long 4-H Citizenship program for youth ages 14-19 empowers 4-Her’s to take their leadership skills to the next level for themselves and their communities. Register now!
Camps at 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood
- Mission Possible & Mission Possible Mentors
- County Camp I, II, III
- Fishing Camp
- Horizons – Wood Working, Robotic/STEM, Vet Science, or Wildlife
- Prime Time I, II
Wildlife / Outdoor
Texas Brigades is a wildlife and natural resource-focused leadership development organization for youth (ages 13-17). Each camp is an intense, all inclusive, five day experience led by some of the top wildlife and natural resource professionals in Texas. Approximately 200 youth from throughout the state of Texas are typically served.
These programs feature quail, deer, bass, redfish/marine species, waterfowl or livestock, with an aim to equip youth with the resources and determination needed to make a difference in conservation and land stewardship throughout their lives. Through this experience, participants are introduced to habitat management, hone their communication skills, learn to work together as a team, and develop a land & conservation ethic.
Applications may be found and completed online at https://www.texasbrigades.org – due March 15th. The all-inclusive tuition is $500 per cadet per camp. Applications for tuition assistance are also available. Come enjoy the outdoors with Texas Brigades. For more information, contact Texas Brigades at firstname.lastname@example.org, call the office at 210-556-1391, or find us on Facebook, Twitter, and IG.
4-H ROUNDUP WILDLIFE CHALLENGE
The Wildlife Challenge covers material found within five 4-H Natural Resources projects; Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP), the Hunting & Wildlife Discipline in Shooting Sports, Entomology, Forestry, and Sportfishing. Contestants will have the opportunity to explore all five of these projects while preparing for the challenge. Contestants will compete within intermediate and senior age divisions.
For more information and resources visit https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/wildlife-fisheries/
Texas 4H Outdoor Challenge
Howard College Lamb Camp
Howard College Goat Camp
Aggieland Lamb Camp
Aggieland Goat Camp
Texas A&M Poultry Institute for Youth
Texas 4H Livestock Ambassador
Texas Pork Leadership Camp
Texas A&M Livestock Judging Camp
Blinn College Livestock Judging Camp
Texas Tech Livestock Judging Camp
Texas Cattle Feeders Association Junior Fed Beef Challenge
4H Shooting Sports State Games
Texas Tech Chef Camp