Friday, March 9, 2012

Nutrition Science Academy

Laura Petty, Hays County FCS Agent has created along with Texas State University the Nutrition Science Academy. Youth ages 13-17 who are interested in exploring nutrition science will participate in hands-on activities in university classrooms and labs.  The academy is limited to 20 participants. 

We hope to finalize the registration form after spring break, so I will distribute that and have it available on our Hays Co. 4-H blog at  If anyone has any questions about the academy, they can contact Laura at the Hays County Office.

This would be an excellent opportunity for those that want to take their food and nutrition or healthy lifestyles project to the next level!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Good Community Service Opportunity

17TH Annual
Sat. March 3 - 2012

Location: Walk/ Seguin Central Park
Location: Youth Rally/ Elks Lodge 1331 C.H. Matthies Jr.
Registration 9-11 a.m.
Walk 11 a.m. Youth Rally 12:00 p.m.

Come Join Us In Our Fight Against Suicide, Violence, Drugs, Among Our Youth!!!
Rally: Refreshments & Entertainment

Precious Life Suicide Prevention (830) 372 – 5980

This would be a good outside of 4-H community service opportunity for you!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

4-H has TALENT Competition

Do you have what it takes to be a star? Have you always pictured yourself performing on the
“Big Stage?” If so, the 2012 Texas 4-H Roundup "4-H  has Talent Competition is for you! Get the chance to show your skills on stage in front of nearly 3,000 of your fellow 4-Hers, parents, volunteers, 4-H faculty and staff! So sing a song, do a dance , tell a joke or just do something unusual!

 Deadline for Submission: All entries must be received by the state 4-H office by April 11, 2012.

How to get involved:
Submissions must be uploaded to YouTube (all links made public).
Submissions must be appropriate for 4-H youth.
A 4-H member may only participate on one team/entry.
Intermediate and Senior aged 4-H members are allowed to participate in this activity.
Teams may be one age category or a combination of both intermediates and seniors.
An individual and/or team (max 7 members) may only submit one video.
10 finalists will be selected by a expert panel of judges.
Those 10 finalists will then have the opportunity to perform on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Tuesday night assembly at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
After all finalists are finished performing, the audience will have the
opportunity to vote via text message to select their winner.
Top two entries selected at Roundup will win cash awards.
Submission Guidelines
4-H has Talent!
• Videos must be uploaded to YouTube
• Maximum Length: 5 minutes
• Links must be submitted via e-mail to Kyle Merten at
Please include in your email the following:
• Name of group/act
• Names of each participant and age
• County/counties representing
• Contact person
• Following information for contact:
• Address
• City/State/Zip
• Phone
• E-mail

Monday, December 19, 2011

Guadalupe County 4-H Scholarship Training NOW AVAILABLE!

Ok everyone, I hope those that came to the scholarship training actually learned something! I have posted ALL of the training and the applications on our website at

The first two links on that page for for both parts of the training that took place on 15 December. The third link is a new training that has in depth information on how to apply for the 4-H Foundation Scholarships! Please let me know if you have any questions. the deadline for the big state scholarships is FEBRUARY 3, 2012 AT 5PM

Monday, October 3, 2011



NEW 4-H Recordbook Forms will be available October 15, 2011
  • Online-forms can be found at (recommended) or paper forms can be downloaded from the Texas 4-H website
  • Instructions and training videos will also be available
  • Different forms for each age group based on age appropriateness (Junior, Intermediate, Senior - progressive in nature)
  • Added goal setting section for Juniors & Intermediates
  • No more recordbook objectives 
  • No more captions on photos
  • No more resume for Seniors
  • Added Career Exploration section for Seniors
 What should YOU be doing NOW?
  • Members should be setting goals for projects/project work for the current year
  • Start taking pictures of project work and activities
  • Keep journal/diary of project activities and summarize what was learned during these experiences

I will be having trainings on the NEW format coming up so stay tuned to the newsletter and facebook for those dates!



The 2012 Texas 4-H Photography Rules have been released.
Some of the highlights for the 2012 contest include:
  • Theme Category is TRAINS. This theme allows 4-H members to take photos of all types of trains. The train theme includes both real and model trains.Photo subject must be either the engine or a train or car. Photos of train accessories such as stations/depots, signs, tracks, etc are not allowed.
  • STORY BOARD has been added back as a category
  • Formatting of photos has been simplified. In 2012 all photos must be able to be printed at a 300 dpi at a 3 X 5 inch size. Max memory size of 1.5MB.
  • Both entry form and uploading of photos will all be done on 4-H CONNECT.
  • Time period for entry will be from April 1, 2012 to April 15, 2012.
To download a copy of the rules, visit the website at:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

One Day 4-H

Hi all!

National 4-H week is next week!!!  Our Ambassadors just recorded some PSAs on KWED this week so be looking for those next week. During National 4-H Week, your club should be doing some kind of promotion or community service event to show the public what 4-H does. Also, next Saturday is ONE DAY 4-H at the Guadalupe County Fair! As you know by now, we will have 4 tables and a fish pond to do fun crafts and activities with the kids of the county.

We will have cookie decorating, mini grass babies (chia pets), mini pumpkin decorating, a fish pond with prizes, face painting, and maybe something else but that should be it!  I sent the club managers the times when each club is supposed to be there, but if you are already there, just stop on by!  If you need a free pass, please let me know BEFORE Monday! 

See yall at the fair!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Photography Workshop

The Navarro Photography Group
Invites you to a workshop on

Cutting foam board
mounting 8x10 photos

Guadalupe Co Extention Office

prepare your photos for the upcoming
Guadalupe County Fair, Youth Show,
or 4-H photo competitions. 


Large pieces of thin foam board with self adhesive side

(Can be purchased at Hobby Lobby, Pickett Framing, Michaels, etc)

At least 1- 8x10 photo to practice with

You may bring other 8x10 photos as well

Copy paper to go between photos once mounted

We will provide:





Navarro4hpix@aol.comwith questions

Friday, September 2, 2011

Coastal Bend Classic

From the Official Release

All Texas 4-H and FFA members are invited to participated in the 2nd annual Coastal Bend Classic. 

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Location: San Patricio County Fairgrounds, Sinton, TX

Entry/Registration Deadline: Online Registration (complete form below) is requested by November 21, 2011.  After November 21, participants must register on-site the day of the event.  A registration fee of $15 per youth will be charged if registered by November 21, on-site registration will be $20 per youth.  The one time registration fee allows for an unlimited number of entries in the afternoon shows.
The first 150 youth pre-registered will receive a free CBC t-shirt.

Registration  Fee:
$15 per youth by Nov 21
$20 per youth after Nov 21
One-time registration fee allows for unlimited number of entries in the afternoon shows.
NOTE:  There will be a $30 fee for all returned checks!


CBC Promotional Flyer

CBC Event Information & Show Rules
If you know of anyone interested in supporting our event with a sponsorship, please direct them to the following link:
CBC Sponsorship Form

County 4-H T-Shirts!!!

Hey everyone, remember that we still have our Guadalupe County 4-H T-Shirts for sale but they are going fast. 
We still have
  • Youth medium
  • Youth x-large
  • Adult Small 
  • Adult x-large
Adults are $10, kids are $8, so be sure to grab one before they are gone!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


(From the Flyer)

Do we have an opportunity for an inspiring youth song writing and performer!
Two years ago, former 4-H member, Brison Bursey wrote and performed the theme for the one day 4-H community service project. We are looking for the next Brison Bursey!
Entries are now being accepted by any active Texas 4-H member for a theme song that highlights what Texas 4-H is all about.

• Entries must be the original work of the person/group entering the song.
• Entries will be evaluated on the words, music score, and audience appeal.
• Score can be performed by individual or a band and can follow any genre.
• Entries must be submitted by September 15, 2011 and the winner will be announced on Monday of National 4-H Week (October 3, 2011).
• The winning entry will be awarded a $200.00 prize and be featured throughout the week and year at events and activities hosted by Texas 4-H.
• Entries will need to be sent via e-mail ( or by mail on a CD/flash drive to Texas 4-H Office c/o Toby Lepley, 4180 State Hwy 6 South, College Station, TX 77845.
• Entries need to include the county where members are from, song writers name, names of all performers, and ages.
• Song writer and singers must be 4-H members, but can use adults as band members.
• Winning entry becomes the property of the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program for use in 4-H programming with credit and recognition given to the 4-H member/band.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Guadalupe Co. Fair and One Day 4-H Info

First off, the Guadalupe County Fair Catalog is ready and we have copies at the extension office! They will also be in this Sunday's Seguin Gazette. All of the entry forms for the various contests are located in this catalog. I encourage you to come by and grab one!

One Day 4-H
One day 4-H this year will be at the Guadalupe Co. Fair on Saturday, 8 October.  From Noon to 5, we will set up and man booths that have different crafts and fun things for any and all kids to do while they visit the fair. All of the activities are free!  We will be doing face painting, mini pumpkin decorating, a fish pond, making Grass Babies (Chia Pet type things) and Cookie Decorating!!!  There will be a time in September where we will have to make a bunch of cookies so be looking for that date!  We will also be doing odd jobs for the fair staff during the day to help them out.  All clubs should help with this project and I need a list of names by 2 October so I can get free passes!

Desserts on Display!
This contest will return to the fair this year and give kids a chance to make a dessert and show it off for an award! The forms to sign up are in the GCF catalog and on the County Extension Website. It is limited to the first 20 who sign up so be sure to get it in soon. Deadline is 28 September at 5pm.  

More Updates to come! 

Thursday, August 18, 2011



The Guadalupe County Extension Website is UPGRADED!

Hey all, so you know the County Website has been updated and is easier to use now. On it, you will find updated and working links to websites and publications, a link to QUALITY COUNTS on the main page, feeds from this blog and the facebook page, as well as events coming up and more! Look around and if you dont see something you would like to, let me know and i'll try to add it!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Some helpful information for 4-H Registration

If you are signing up on 4-H Connect for registration, be sure to use your profile from last year and not create a brand new one. You can just update your old one! If you cannot remember your login info, please let me know at the office and I will give it to you! 
Also, when you go in to pay the participation fee, be sure to click personal e-check, credit or debit card and not the "4-H Check option. If for some reason you have no card or check account, let me know!!! I understand some people will not have a checking account or a credit card...that is ok, we can work with you, just let me know!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

UPDATE: New Items Uploaded to County Website

UPDATE: 2011-2012 4-H Yearbook, Club Manager Training and One-pager with club info is now on the county website under the 4-H section in the PUBLICATIONS tab. Be sure to check it out!

Information Fair Flyers Available

I have poster/flyers for the 4-H information fair here at the office...I can also send you a PDF with them if you would like to put them up around the county!  Let me know if you want some. Don't forget the fair is 31 August at 7pm. Clubs should arrive 30 minutes early to set up your info boards!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


 The 4-H Shooting Sports Group will NOT be meeting in August. The first meeting will be in September! Sorry for the confusion!

Youth Show Gala Needs Our Help!!!

Guadalupe County 4-H Clubs are requested to send one silent auction item representing each club in Guadalupe County.  Please drop your items off at the Extension Office or you are welcome to drop them off at the Knight of Columbus of Seguin on Friday September 16 from 9am to 4pm.  Also please encourage your members To pass along the letter and invite the community to support in silent or live auction items and to purchase tickets and attend this event.

Your invited to support with donations or attend the Guadalupe County Youth Show Gala held in Seguin, Texas September 17, 2011

Our focus of this event:

The focus of the Youth Show Gala is to continue to raise money's to have the best Youth Show for our children of Guadalupe County and to build future dreams.

This event supports ALL Guadalupe County 4-H and FFA members of the Marion, Seguin, Navarro, Samuel Clemens, Steele and Cibolo Creek Clubs in Guadalupe County.  Over 650 exhibitors.  

Please help us help the agriculture youth of your community.  Please see attached information for details of the fun filled evening.  Tickets available to pickup at Marion State Bank and 4-H Extension Office in Seguin Micro Beef Seguin, Gift and Gourmet Seguin, Cascades Seguin and many other locations please see attached list or call Debra Reiley 830-305-0456.

For more information please contact any committee member
or the County Office!

Please join us.  And please share with others.  We need your support for this event!

Guadalupe County Youth Show Gala Committee

Monday, August 1, 2011

REMINDER: County 4-H Officer and Club Manager Training

Hey everyone, dont forget TOMORROW, August 2 at 3pm is the County 4-H Officer Training here at the county offfice...also tomorrow night is the Club Manager and Leader Training at 6pm....hope to see y'all here!!!