Brown County 4-H News & Updates



Dates to remember


26 – Bangs club meeting 4-H 3:00 p.m. at Bangs HS cafeteria

27 – Information meeting on food and nutrition from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the extension office


4 – Brown County 4-H Proclamation in County Commissioner’s Court

5 – Livestock Coalition Meeting 5:00 p.m. at the Extension Office

6 – Early 4-H Club Meeting 5:15 p.m. at Double H Mercantile

11 – Extension office closed for Columbus Day

12 – RSVP deadline for LIFE 101

16 – County and State Lamb / Goat Validation at 8:00 a.m. in Youth Fair barns

19 – LIFE 101 information meeting 5:00 p.m. at the extension office

27 – State Heifer Validation 2:00 p.m. at Bob Clarks Pens

4-H registration is open in 4-H Connect

The registration process for the year 4-H 2021-2022 begins August 15, 2021. All 4-H families, new and old, are encouraged to log in and register to become an official member of the 4- H.

As you begin your registration for the year, here are some tips on using 4-H CONNECT:

If you already have a profile DO NOT create another!

If you’ve lost your email and password, call the county office so we can reset it for you.

An active membership will not be granted until the participation fee of $ 25.00 is paid on 4-H Connect!

You cannot register or participate in an event until your profile is ACTIVE.

When re-enrolling for Year 4-H 2021-2022, be sure to update your address, phone number and email address.

For any young person joining 4-H in 2021-2022 for the first time in 3rd year, we ask that you DO NOT REGISTER before September 1st. September 1 is the first actual day of the 4-H New Year and what is used to calculate level / age. If a Grade 2 student entering Grade 3 registers before September 1, they will “mark” them as a Clover Kid, charge no registration fees, and lock them out as a Clover Kid for the year.

If you are currently having problems signing up for the 4-H program, we recommend that you wait until September 1. The system has been updated and is currently having issues.

Do not wait until the last minute to register because after October 31 the cost drops to $ 30 !!

Benefits account for the club leader Bangs 4-H

Rachel Hall has been a manager and volunteer with the Brown County 4-H Club for over 10 years. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments for colon cancer.

A benefit account at Texas Bank, Bangs, was opened for her. Please help someone who has given so much to our Brown County 4-H youth.

Bank of Texas – 501 E Hall St. Bangs, TX 76823

Brown County 4-H Food and Nutrition Information Meeting

If you have a youth who would like to participate in the Food Show and / or Food Challenge or if you are a volunteer interested in coaching Food Challenge, please attend the meeting on September 27 at 5:00 p.m. at the Extension Office.

The purpose of the meeting is to educate adult and youth leaders on the Food Show and Food Challenge competition.

During the meeting we will discuss coaches, practices, county food show and teams. For more information, contact the extension office.

4-H announcement

National 4-H Week runs from October 3-9. 4-Hers will have the opportunity to meet with the Brown County Commissioners on Monday, October 4 at 8:00 am to have them sign our proclamation and visit them about what Brown County 4-Hers has accomplished. We would like to see as many 4-Hers there as possible to show our thanks for the support Brown County has given us.

We will meet here at the Extension Office on Monday October 4 at 8 a.m. So if you are interested in participating, contact the extension office before Monday September 27th. You must be registered for 4-H to participate. We will provide apologized absence letters to your school if you wish to participate.

Livestock Coalition Meeting

The purpose of this coalition is to help strengthen the breeding program. The Livestock Coalition is responsible for developing workshops / clinics, the Brown County 4-H Project Show and other learning opportunities that will help young people develop in their project area.

If you are interested in being part of this coalition, please join us on October 5 at 5 p.m. at the Extension Office. Your ideas are welcome for improving the youth rearing program in Brown County.

Austin Barrow Show Rodeo Update

New for 2022, Rodeo Austin is proud to partner with the Texas Pork Producers Association to host an exclusive Texas Bred Barrow Show. All Barrows must be Texas Bred certified to compete.

4-H breeding projects

If you need help finding a 4-H breeding project such as lamb, goat, or pork for upcoming county and / or state shows, please contact Nick Gonzales or Scott Anderson at extension office.

If you already have your breeding project and want agents to come, check your project, please contact the extension office to make an appointment.

Lamb, goat and pork county and validation of the state

Now is the time to start preparing for the Brown County Youth Fair and major exhibitions. The most important step in doing this is to validate your animals. Lamb / goat validation will take place on October 16 at 8 a.m. Pig validation November 13 at 8:00 a.m. at the Brown County Youth Fair barns.

There will be no county validation remedial day. If you are planning to attend the Brown County Youth Fair, you must ensure that your pet is present on the day of validation. If you’ve ordered state labels and haven’t paid for them, come to the extension office as soon as possible. You must be registered in 4-H before the validation date.

Validation of heifers

If you present a heifer at a large breeding show which has not been previously validated by the state or which has changed owners, it must be validated. Heifers participating only in the Brown County Youth Fair do not need to be validated.

Please make sure you have the registration papers on hand during validation. Each heifer must have an identity document, either a mark or a tattoo. Please ensure that the tattoos / marks are made and legible before validation.

Dates to remember:

October 27 Physical validation from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. using Bob Clarks pens

November 1 Deadline The original registration documents must be in the exhibitor’s name

For more information, contact the extension office at 325-646-0386.

Life 101

Life 101 is a program for young people that aims to fill in the missing pieces and help with strategies for successfully entering adulthood. The goal is to eliminate the idea of ​​”learning from your mistakes”.

The learning subjects are: banking and money management; credit card; financial aid, loans and grants; budgeting; actual cost of transport; interview skills and how to get a job; etiquette and dressing for success.

This program is open to Brown County 4-H members in grades 9-12. If you are interested in Life 101, there will be an information meeting on October 19 at 5:00 p.m. at the extension office. RSVP by October 12 if you plan to attend.

Ag Texas Youth of the Month scholarship competition

AgTexas Farm Credit Services is proud to host a program that highlights some of Texas 4-H’s best and brightest young minds and FFA members in the South Plains, Panhandle and Central Texas areas.

The AgTexas AgYouth of the Month program will honor students who excel in the classroom and as leaders in their 4-H clubs and FFA chapters. The objectives of this award are:

Raise the profile of these two organizations by recognizing outstanding leaders within 4-H and FFA.

Recognize these monthly winners in local newspapers and on the radio (if applicable), on social media and on the AgTexas FCS website.

Bring these exceptional young men and women together at the annual banquets.

Create scholarships that will help graduates afford college studies

If you are a high school student and would like to apply for AgYouth of the month, complete your application online at ag-youth – registration form /



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