The Virtual Texas 4-H Reel ‘Em In 2023 Fishing Skill-a-thon opens March 20th. Rules and contest prizes will be released soon, and registration in 4HOnline begins on February 1st!
2023 National 4-H Conference Delegation
Congratulations to Dylan Lynch, Jasper County, who has been selected to represent Texas 4-H at the 2023 National 4-H Conference. Dylan will travel to Arlington, VA in April 2023.
National 4-H Conference is the pinnacle experience in 4-H Civic Engagement, providing the opportunity for young people to connect, learn, engage, lead and impact their communities, nation and world. At the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions and present to federal partner agencies along with the opportunity for delegates to engage with their U.S. Senators and Representatives.
2023 Record Book Training
A Record Book Workshop for agents, parents and youth is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th via Zoom beginning at 5:30 p.m. Information on how to create a Record Book, tips for successful judging, and use of positive phrases will be provided. Use the link below to register to participate: https://forms.gle/QyukcBWNvkmr7BbT6
District 5 Bite-sized 4-H for Agents – January
The January Bite-Sized 4-H program for new and tenured agents is scheduled for Friday, January 20th from 9am to noon at the Nacogdoches County Extension office. Idea sharing will be on Major Stock Show Management tips, and our topics will include information on county, district and state Roundup, contest committees, volunteer recognition, major stock shows and validation, and school absences. We will have lunch at Clear Springs for those wishing to stay from noon to 1 p.m. As a reminder, new agents are required to attend this on-boarding session.
Use the link below to RSVP to participate:
Food Show Results
The District 5 Food Show was on December 2 and the results have been released. Click here to see the results.
District 5 4-H Food Challenge
Rules for the District Food Challenge have been released and are available on the District website.
This contest challenges teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a predetermined set of ingredients. From these ingredients, team members must identify and prepare the dish, then make a presentation about it to the judges.
The objectives of this contest include:
- Provide opportunities for participants to exhibit their knowledge and skill when preparing and presenting a dish
- Provide opportunities for participants to learn from other team members
- Promote teamwork
- Give participants opportunities for public speaking
- Provide leadership opportunities
For more information, visit the Food Challenge page
District 5 Food Challenge
Make-up Shooting Sports Coach Training
Due to a conflict with a national shooting sports training program being held the same weekend as the District 5 Shooting Sports Coaches Certification Training held in Frankston on October 29-30, the State 4-H office was unable to secure an instructor for the Shotgun and Pistol disciplines. Therefore, these two disciplines will be held on December 10-11, 2022 – same location; same time. Archery and Rifle will continue to meet October 29-30 as scheduled.
District 5 4-H Photography Contests
This year District 5 is hosting 4 different contests : Fall Foliage, General Photography, Spring Flowers, and new this year, Entomology, for our 4-H youth, Clover Kids, and Adults.
- Fall Foliage Photography Contest – Photos of interesting, unique, and colorful tree leaves that depict Fall or Autumn.
- General Photography Contest – 15 categories, from animals to plants and food, there is sure to be one for everyone.
- Spring Flowers Photography Contest – Take and submit photos of interesting, unique, colorful, bold, and beautiful spring flowers that depict the season.
- Entomology Photography Contest – Take and submit photos of interesting, unique, colorful, bold, and interesting Texas insects that depict their natural habitat.
For more information and complete rules, visit the Photography Contest page.
2022 District 5 4-H Food Show
Registration is now open for the 2022 District 5 Food Show, to be held on December 2 at the Henderson Civic Center in Henderson.
The theme this year is Backyard BBQ. What’s your favorite dish at a backyard BBQ? Don’t be afraid to showcase your culinary skills by experimenting with flavors and dishes commonly found at a backyard BBQ. Summer isn’t the only time for a Backyard BBQ! Sometimes, a backyard BBQ means you get to enjoy special dishes that you only see at a BBQ. Now is the time for you to get creative with flavors and recipes commonly found at a backyard BBQ.
Registration is open on 4HOnline and runs from October 18 – November 8, 2022.
For more information, visit the District 5 Food Show page.