Texas Agri-Life Extension Service 4-H Column
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4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills.

4-H offers so many projects besides just livestock (pigs, beef, goats, etc.). You can look at projects in Food & Nutrition, Clothing & Textiles, Leadership or anything else you might be interested in.

If I can be of any help in anyway, please call the Extension Office 830-780-3906.

Please continue to let us know of things in your club! We would like to be of any assistance that we can!

Meredith Carter,

CEA-FCS/4-H Coordinator.


The 4-H Club meetings for Karnes County are listed as follows: Falls City 4-H, 1st Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Falls City School Cafeteria. Karnes City 4-H Club, 3rd Sunday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at the Karnes County Show Barn. Kenedy 4-H Club, 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:15 p.m. at the Kenedy Fire Station. Lonesome Dove 4-H, 1st Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Karnes City Junior High School Library. Panna Maria 4-H, 1st Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Panna Maria Snoga Store. Runge 4-H Club, 2nd Sunday of the month at 3:00 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.


4-H Connect is up and running for the 9-10 school year. If you have trouble remembering your password please contact me.

This year it is not a requirement for families to come to the office if they can log in to 4-H Connect themselves and re-register. Instructions will be posted on the Karnes County Extension website!

Go to http://texas.4honline.com & register for 4-H. 4-H has open enrollment, so if you know anyone who is still interested please tell them to let me know and we can get them signed up!!!!


Remember, 4-Her’s please send a “Thank You Note” to the buyer of your project. This is very important! When the checks come in, you will not be able to receive it if you have not written a Thank You Note. Please take a copy of your not to your 4-H manager. Please make this your priority. Thank you!


This year we will be doing monthly community service projects as a County organization.

Karnes County 4-H Council decided to make Happy Easter cards for the Elderly at the Nursing Homes here locally. Please make these at your March/April club meetings and get them to me BEFORE EASTER so we can deliver them.

If you have an idea for a community service project please share it with Meredith!!


The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Texas

4-H Roundup “4-H Has Talent Competition.” This exciting new event will give youth the opportunity to showcase their talents on the “big stage” at the June 9th Assembly at Texas 4-H Roundup. The 2011 4-H Has Talent Competition is another way the Texas 4-H Program is continuing to encourage youth to explore the arts as well as showcase the young talent the great state of Texas has to offer. Please pass this information to all of your 4-Hers so the 2nd Annual

4-H Has Talent Competition will be a huge success!!!


The District 11 fashion show will be April 16th in Victoria, Texas at the Victoria Mall. Entries are due to Meredith by March 7th. Call Meredith at the extension office so she can help you get registered.

District Round up will be April 9 in Brenham this year. If you are interested in doing an educational presentation or showing us your vocals, please let me know!

There is a ton of stuff you can do and possibly earn the chance to attend state round up in June!


District Photography will be judged March 31, 2011 in Victoria. If you are interested I need your photos by March 21. This year’s categories include people, animals/wildlife, animals (domestic), marine/aquatic, elements of design, Nature & Landscape, Plant/Flora, Details & Macro, Digital Darkroom, Clover Theme, Night Photography, Food, Dominant Color, and a Miscellaneous group. Descriptions for these categories can be found at: http://d114-h.tamu.edu/files/2010/08/2011-Dist-Photo-Rules.pdf.

We have the photo board at the Extension office, so just come by and get it!

I would like to have at least 20 entries this year! If you submitted a photo for the youth show, submit it for the 4-H contest and a chance to go to state.


If you want to validate your Goat or Lamb for the 2011 State Fair of Texas, you must order and pay your tags at the Extension office no later than April 07, 2011. Tags will cost $10.00 each and must be paid for at the time of ordering.


The Paper Clover Campaign will run in month April. Please visit your local Tractor Supply Store. Karnes County 4-H benefits from every campaign.


These scholarship applications are offered to any 4-H’ers that is graduating Senior in 2011. Please contact your County Extension office or your AG teacher. The deadline for the applications is April 29, 2011 at 5 p.m.


The Karnes County 4-H has ordered 4-H Karnes County T-shirts. 4-H’ers if you would like to purchase one come by the County Extension Office. They are Great !!


Karnes County 4-H is sponsoring a “Recycling Project” collecting inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and cell phones! The 4-H clubs are working with local businesses to collect used

inkjet and toner cartridges to keep them out of landfills. We are working with a National

Recycling Company to ship all the used cartridges to them so that they can be refilled and used again. If a 4-H’er contacts you about collecting your used ink jet cartridges, toner cartridges or cell phones, please get all the details. For more information, contact the Extension Office 780-3906


What “MASH” stands for.

MASH stands for Medical, Activity, Safety and Health.

MASH Camp is a hands-on learning experience that allows youth to learn about the medical, safety and health fields. During the three-day, two –night camp, youth will participate in activities with the Texas

A&M Athletic Department, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Medicine and Health

Science Center to explore and discover career opportunities.

Age Requirements

MASH Camp is open to youth entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade and those who just completed 9th grade in

2010-2011 school year (ages 13 – 15).

Membership in the Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program is not a requirement for participation in this camp.

Date: Tuesday, June 28 – Thursday, June 30, 2011. Cost: $175 which includes programs, meals, & lodging.

Registration: Opened on March 9th thru Friday, May 13th, or until camp is full whichever comes first.

Call the County Extension Office if you are interested – (830) 780-3906
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