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2020 Commercial Heifer Show and Sale Rules

Jamie Osbourn, County AgriLife Extension Agent for Ag and Natural Resources has announced the dates for entries to the Hill Country Commercial Heifer Show and Sale as Saturday, April 25, 2020.   The show and sale will be held in October.

Entry forms are available at the Llano County AgriLife Extension Office at 1447 E State Hwy 71, Unit E in Llano.  Exhibitors must be a 4-H or FFA member and be from on of the following counties:Gillespie, Blanco, Kerr, Kendell, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Menard, McCulloch, San Saba and Lampasas. They must be certified by a County Extension Agent or an Agricultural Science Teacher.

Consignment Fees are $10.00 per head entered. Each exhibitor may only show one pen of three heifers. Validation will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Gillespie Animal Center from 2 to 4 pm.  Entry Forms:Commercial Heifer Show Entry Form 2020

A copy of the full rules, timeline and additional information is available by clicking on this link: 2020 Commercial Heifer Show and Sale Rules

For more information about the raising and breeding program, click on the following link:  Rasing-Bred-Heifers

For local information, contact Jamie Osbourn, Llano County Ag and Natural Resources Agent, 1447 E State Hwy 71, Unit E, Llano, Texas  78643, jcosbourn@ag.tamu.edu, or llano-tx@tamu.edu. or by calling 325.247.5159.


4-H Horse Project:

2019_Horse Validation Instructions_Families

Horse Project Interest announcement

2019 State 4-H Horse Show Hotel Room Block

2019 State 4-H Horse Show Sponsorship Request

Taylor County 4-H & Open Horse Show

District 7 Horse Judging Contest Letter 2019

4-H Photography Project

2020 photography_contest_rules_guidelines_

Senior Photography (9-12),  we can only have one entry per category per county. Therefore, we need to have all senior photography entries EMAILED to Whitney or Corena by April 6th so that they can be judged at the county level to determine who will get to be entered at state.

For more information on the 4-H Photography project:  https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/photography-video/



Texas Brigades youth leadership summer camps accepting applications

Texas Brigades Youth Leadership-fbSource: AgriLife Today

Texas Brigades is now accepting applications for its youth summer camps. The seven leadership camps focus on natural resources and wildlife conservation and are open to youth 13-17 years of age. The all-inclusive tuition for each camp is $500 per participant and the application deadline is March 15.

Each camp features a single theme and is limited to 30 participants, called cadets. Themes include deer, bass, redfish, waterfowl, ranching and quail camps.

Dr. Dale Rollins, Texas A&M Extension Service wildlife specialist, came up with the idea for Texas Brigades in order to expand AgriLife Extension’s educational efforts through the development of the next generation of wildlife ambassadors.

The 2019 summer camp dates and locations are:

  • June 7-11, Rolling Plains Bobwhite Brigade, Centennial Lodge, Coleman.
  • June 16-20, South Texas Buckskin Brigade, Welder Wildlife Refuge, Sinton.
  • June 22-26, South Texas Bobwhite Brigade, Buck Horn Creek Ranch, McCoy.
  • July 7-11, North Texas Buckskin Brigade, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna.
  • July 16-20, Coastal Brigade, Sea Star Base, Galveston.
  • July 17-21, Bass Brigade, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna.
  • July 22-26, Ranch Brigade, Warren Ranch, Santa Anna.

Texas Brigades is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with AgriLife Extension, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service. Other collaborators include universities, conservation groups, local soil and water conservation districts, private businesses, individuals with an interest in natural resources, and those involved in wildlife conservation and youth leadership development.

For more information and to get an application:  https://www.texasbrigades.org/applications

2019 Texas 4-H Outdoor Challenge Announcement



-Do you like to shop? Learn how to save money while shopping in the consumer decision making project. You’ll learn how to compare prices, test for quality and make purchases based on facts and research.
-In this project you will learn how to compare prices, test for quality and make purchases based on facts and research. You will also improve your: Money management skills, Smart purchasing skills and Decision-making skills.
-Consumer Decision Making
-This contest is based on the skills of consumer observation, comparison, and the ability to make a fact-based purchases. Each participant is expected to defend their purchases to a panel of judges.
-If you are interested in this contest, please let me know!!!!  Also, I will hold a meeting detailing more about it on Thursday, January 24th at 4:00 pm at the Extension office.
Thanks so much for all of your support of our kids!

Dr. Whitney A. Whitworth, CEA-FCH
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension – Llano County
1447 Hwy 71 E, Unit E
Llano, TX 78643
Phone: 325-247-5159 Fax:325-247-2449

2019 4-H Consumer Decision Making


2019 Llano 4-H Food Challenge Teams




LCJLS Art, Craft, & Food Show

Little Britches 2019

BBQ Flyer

2019 Llano County 4-H&FFA Jr. Livestock Show Schedule

Chicken Fried Steak 2018 Luncheon
Tailgate 2018

2018 Guadalupe County Livestock Judging Contest Participants.


Thomas Ray Edwards for winning the TOP 4-H Award – Gold Star Award.  This is the highest award a Senior can receive.

Ross Edwards for winning the Silver Star Award.  This is the highest award an Intermediate can receive.

Autumn Moursund for the 2018 Outstanding Adult Leader for Llano County.

Lyssy & Eckel Feeds, Inc for the 2018 Friend of 4-H Award.

Elna Preston for the 2018 Llano County Friends of AgriLife Award.

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