The East Texas Show Star Series is a series of species-specific clinics and prospect shows created to provide ‘hands-on’ educational opportunities for 4-H and FFA members to learn the basic principles of livestock management in relation to: project selection, facility maintenance, animal health, nutrition, handling, showmanship, and transportation. These opportunities are bolstered by the discussion of the “Quality Counts” program and principles; thereby, ensuring the safe, legal and ethical use of pharmaceutical products and chemicals in the development and exhibition of livestock projects. For more information, visit the East Texas Show Star Series website.
The District Office is located in Overton and serves 22 counties in East Texas.
What Is 4-H All About?
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.
More than 65,000 Texas youth are enrolled members of 4-H community clubs in Texas. Another 850,000 Texas youth get involved in 4-H through special educational opportunities at school, in after school programs, or at neighborhood or youth centers. These youth live in cities, suburbs, small towns and rural communities.
4-H gives them a chance to pursue their own interests – from photography to computers, from building rockets to raising sheep. A list of 4-H projects is available online. They go places – to camp, to state and national conferences. They learn to be leaders and active citizens.
In 4-H clubs, they serve as officers and learn to conduct meetings, handle club funds, and facilitate group decision-making. In a growing number of communities, 4-H youth serve as youth representatives in municipal or county government or as members of Teen Courts. They give back to their communities. 4-H members get involved in volunteer projects to protect the environment, mentor younger children and help people who are less fortunate.
Texas 4-H Alliance Partners
Texas 4-H Alliance members have special programs set up for Texas 4-H members, their families and supporters the program. These business organizations offer discounts for services or merchandise, and in return a portion of the proceeds are donated back to support Texas 4-H.