The Flight Schedule for the 2023 District 5 4-H Indoor Archery Meet has been released. Click here to see the flight times.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
District 5’s 4-H Specialist, Dr. McSwain, hosted a presentation on January 5, 2023 with information about the Texas 4-H Foundation Opportunity Scholarship program. If you were not able to sit in on the presentation, or would like to hear it again, you may access the recording by clicking on the link below. A copy of the Power Point slides is also available.
- 2023 Opportunity Scholarship presentation recording
- 2022-23 Opportunity Scholarship presentation slides
*If you are given the message that you do not have access to the recording, you can request access by providing your name, county and 4-H member’s name, and clicking the Request Access button.
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:
Looking for a fun learning experience for your 4-H youth this winter? Join District 5 as we host a Leaders 4 Life workshop and Invitational Mock Contest on January 21, 2023 in Nacogdoches, Texas on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The Texas 4-H Road Show will be hosting fun team building activities throughout the day and lunch will be provided! This workshop is FREE and open to all wanting to learn about this project, hone their parliamentary procedure skills, prep for their district or state contests, and meet new friends.
The registration link and QR are in the flyer and if you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact Makenzie Banks via email at email@example.com or phone at (903)236-8428. If any type of accommodations need to be made, you can contact Brianna Howard by the 8th and her number and that message is listed on the flyer.
The District 5 Food Show was on December 2 and the results have been released. Click here to see the results.