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ALPA 4-H Scholarship Application 2017-Fillable





Recordbook Workshop

D9 Scholarship Training

4-H Goat Clinic Flyer












Handbook Contest

Leadership Adventure 2016 FLYER


2016prog fin Commercial Steer Camp Final

Kids in the kitchen flyer 6.29

2015-16 Waller County 4H Handbook finalAttend to AcheiveSoldier item flyer


4-H Duds to Dazzle

Duds to Dazzle

Kids in the Kitchen Youth Workshop Series  — July 15 & 17, 2015

Deadline for registration is July 10 at 12-noon

The workshops will cover nutrition with food preparation, kitchen and food safety basics. We will be doing Bread in a Bag this year. The Kids in the Kitchen is limited to the FIRST 20 youth that register with their $35 fee paid. (The day in between allows for preparation for the Food Challenge sessions)

2015 Kids in the Kitchen flyer

2015 Registration Form

Directions to Kids in the Kitchen Classes




What to bring: Apron, interest to learn, and appetite – you eat what you prepare.

2015 4-H Star Awards Handbook and Applications

Deadline for entries are on July 6, 2015

4-H Star Awards Handbook 2015

2014-15 Bronze.Sliver Application fillable form

2014-15 Gold.Danforth Application fillable form

2014-15 Rookie Award Application fillable form

2015 4-H Salute to Excellence/Outstanding Leaders and Friend of 4-H Information and Applications

Adult Awards Information and Application Forms

Waller County 4-H members do well at Texas 4-H Roundup

picture of Cate Franklin with First Place Educational PresentationAward

Cate Franklin received First place for Education Presentation

Picture of John Philip Jones receives second place with Education Presentation

John Philip Jones
Second Place with Educational Presentation

picture of Sam Franklin receiving second place with her Educaitonal Presentation

Sam Franklin
Second Place on Educational Presentation

Picture of a boy looking at Adam McFarlane's Fashion Storyboard Wearable category.

A 4-H member looks at Adam McFarlanes’ entry of his Fashion Storyboard Wearable Category.

Picture of Eli McFarlane Recieving Scholarship from Richard Wallrath

Lauren “Eli” McFarlane
receiving $10,000 Scholarship from Richard Wallrath

2014-15 Waller County 4H Handbook revised (please click for a copy)

2015 Waller County BBQ Queen and court

Crowned on April 12, 2015 at the Waller County Fairgrounds

Taylor Frank of Brazos Valley 4-H club was crowned the 2015 4-H Queen by the 2014 4-H Queen. Miah Lopez as her club raised $17,010.00, she received a $200.00 scholarship and Chuck Anderson, Brazos Valley Club Manager received $100.00 for the 1st place club. This is a county record amount. Taylor also received a special gift for being the queen candidate raising $3,245.00 in donations and sponsors by herself which is a major accomplishment.

Michaela Kitzmiller of the Rock Island 4-H Club was crowned 4-H Princess as her club raised $5,161.00, she received a $100 scholarship and Rachel Lopez received $75.00 for the 2nd place club. Layne Christian of the Town & Country 4-H Club was crowned 4-H Duchess as her club raised $5,011.00, she received a $75 scholarship and Dorothy Friedel received $50 for the 3rd place club.

picture of 2015 4-H BBQ Queen and court

picture of 2015 4-H BBQ Queen and court

Back Row L to R: Princess – Michaela Kitzmiller, Rock Island 4-H, Duchess – Layne Christian, Town & Country 4-H
Front Row L to R: Little Mr. 4-H — Gunner Bradley, Queen – Taylor Frank, Little Miss 4-H Carly Urban
Photo : provided by Laurie Bettis


Waller County 4-H BBQ will be held on April 11-12, 2015 at the Waller Co. Fairgrounds. 

4-H Scholarship Deadline Approaching

12/15/14 by Agent Dennison

The deadline to submit completed forms for the local ALPA 4-H Scholarships as well as State 4-H Scholarships will be Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.  Applicants are asked to make special arrangements to show up early for Agent Wright to review the application with the youth prior to the ALPA meeting.  Applications are to be sealed.  Click  here ALPA 4-H Scholarship Application 2015 (fillable) for the form and rules.

4-H Beef Cattle Clinic

12/15/14 by Agent Dennison

Tim Friedel will be hosting a Steer & Heifer Clinic on Dec. 16, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the county fairgrounds.  All are welcome.  Contact Tim for more details – 936-827-1327.

Clothing and Textile 4-H Leader Training

12/1/14 by Agent Wright

Contact Agent Wright about this training which starts at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office.  Updates on Duds to Dazzle and various fashion show categories.

Waller Co. 4-H Club Manager Training

12/1/14 by Agent Dennison

4-H Club Managers are asked to come and participate in a training about 4-H TAX filings and annual financial review forms for AgriLife Extension.  Additionally, Agent Dennison will assist in helping clubs request their 4-H BBQ distribution check from ALPA.  7 p.m. start time at the Extension office.  A short 4-H BBQ meeting will be held that day as well to determine the caterer.

Waller County 4-H Food & Nutrition Leadership Training

10/22/14 by Agent Wright

On Nov. 6, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Extension Office a Food & Nutrition Leader training for adults and youth will be offered by Agent Wright and Agent Reed.  Please contact the Extension Agents above at (979-826-7651) if you have questions or ideas for the training by Nov. 4, 2014.

Food Challenge Introductory Workshop— (Workshop is being rescheduled to January)

10/22/14 by Agent Wright

This workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Extension Office for team development.  Deadline to RSVP is Nov. 4, 2014.  Contact Agent Wright for more information.

Waller County Food & Nutrition Workshop

10/22/14 by Agent Wright

Tentative – The Waller County Food & Nutrition Workshop will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 at the Extension Office at 6 p.m.  Please RSVP to Agent Wright by 11/11/14 to attend.  (Date may be changed at the Leader Training on Nov. 6)

Major Show Entry Night & Judging Entries (SALE, HLSR, FT. WORTH, AUSTIN Shows)

10/06/14 by Agent Dennison

November 6, 2014 or before will be the deadline for entering Major Show breeding or market animals for the Spring 2015 shows.  November 13, 2014 or before has been chosen as the deadline for entering judging teams under Waller County 4-H.  This allows us time to summarize, type, and work through issues before submitting the entries prior to Thanksgiving holidays.  Call if you have questions.

Major Show Junior Breeding Beef Heifer Validation

10/1/14 by Agent Dennison

Oct. 28, 2014 at 3-5 p.m. at Waller H.S. (please double check tattoos are readable and match paperwork or have brands prior to the event).   Adults, animals, and youths need to be present.  Cost is $10 per animal.
If some will be buying a heifer during the 3 days window (Oct. 28-Nov. 1) , then contact an Ag Teacher or CEA.

4-H Eligibility Form (click here)

Eligibility Forms must be signed by an agent and youth must be enrolled on 4-H Connect.  Waller County Fair chairpersons will require this form upon arrival at the fair.  You need copies of it if showing multiple species (one for each chairman).

Waller County 4-H to Host 4-H  Awards Banquet

8/18/14 by Agent Dennison

Our 2014 4-H Awards banquet will be held on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Hockley Community Center in Hockley, TX.  Cost is free, but it is expected that persons attending bring a potluck dish.  Please RSVP to the Extension Office at 979-826-7651 so we can plan accordingly.  Event will be from 3 – 6 p.m. roughly.  4-Hers and Volunteers will be recognized.  Thanks.

WCF Rabbit Tag In

Waller County Fair Rabbit tag-in will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 8-10:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds.  If you have a conflict, you should contact Mandy Garrett, Chairwoman, immediately.

WCF Broiler Pick-up & 2015 Major Show order for Broilers

by Agent Dennison 8/15/14

Waller County Fair broilers pick up is Wednesday, Aug, 20, 2014 from 6-7 at fairgrounds. Call on me if you need help with your birds, if some get sick, or if you need helping culling them. Don’t wait till last minute to cull.

Additionally, those wishing to show mkt. broilers at the HLSR or Austin Shows in 2015 should place their order at the Extension office (bring payment), by Sept. 2, 2014.  Cost is $1.25 per bird.

Major Show Lamb & Goat Tag Orders Due

by Agent Dennison 8/11/14

Please contact the Extension Office if you are interested in showing breeding or mkt sheep and/or mkt. goats at the Spring 2015 Major shows (like HLSR, SALE, and Austin).  Cost is $10 a tag for market animals.  Deadline is Aug. 18, 2014.

$91,000 in State 4H Scholarships Awarded to 5 local youth

7/25/14 by Agent Dennison

Dalton & Bryant 7.25.2014 dj's senior cropped photo Miranda (head shot) ryan (headshot)

Recently, five (5) Waller County 4-Hers were awarded State 4-H San Antonio Livestock Exposition or SALE scholarships totaling $91,000. Ryan King, David “DJ” Franklin, and Miranda Jones all were awarded $20,000 scholarship by SALE at the Texas State 4-H Round-up on TAMU campus. These were the largest scholarships awarded, and Waller County 4-Hers won 3 of the 13 given state-wide. Miranda also was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Texas Extension Education Association (TEEA) of District 9. Additionally, Bryant Hunter and Dalton Williams were each awarded a $15,000 SALE scholarship in a ceremony held on PVAMU campus recently. This is presumably a NEW RECORD amount of funds given to five 4-Hers from the same county. Please congratulate these youths on a job well done.Additionally, $8,500 total in local Adult 4-H Leader funds was awarded to Ryan, Miranda, and DJ in April as direct result of our annul 4-H BBQ fundraiser. To join 4-H in Waller County, call us at 979-826-7651 or visit us at 846 6th street in Hempstead, TX. Our new year starts September 1, 2014, and we would enjoy working with your family “To Make the Best Better”.

Waller County 4-H County Awards Program & Potluck Dinner

7/25/14 by Agent Dennison

This event is open to all current Waller County 4-H Families.  It will be held at the Hockley Community Center on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 3- 6 p.m. (2 p.m. is setup and decorating).  Please RSVP to the Extension Office by email Sept. 5, 2014 if you plan to come and please select a dish to bring (side, casserole, salad, or dessert).  Please communicate that in the email as well.



7/25/2014 by Agent Dennison

CALF SCRAMBLERS WANTED  –4-Hers interested in calf scrambling at the Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin, or Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in 2015 must submit a short story about why they would like to scramble by Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.  Essays will be judged on content as well as neatness, grammar, and punctuation.  For more information contact Agent Dennison at the Extension Office.

MAJOR SHEEP & GOAT TAG ORDERS DUE – 4-Hers wanting to show sheep or goats at the 2015 Spring     Major shows (Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin, HLSR, or San Angelo) should come by the Extension office by Thursday, August 14, 2014 to pay for tags.  The cost is $10 per tag.  Contact Agent Dennison if you have questions.

MAJOR BROILER ORDER DATE – 4-Hers wanting to show broilers at San Antonio or Houston stock shows should come by the Extension office by Tuesday, Sept.  2, 2014 to pay for them.  See  http://posc.tamu.edu/texas-agrilife-poultry-extension-specialists/youth-programs/ for more information.


Waller County AG Day – hosted by local Farm Bureau and Extension volunteers and staff

7/13/14 by Agent Dennison

                              REQUEST for VOLUNTEERS

Youth and adult volunteers to help with the Ag Day event to be held on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the Waller County Fairgrounds on Fm 359 in Hempstead from 8 – 2:30 p.m.  4-H and FFA youth will be needed to serve as group leaders for 13 different groups of 4th grade students.  We will also need Extension, 4-H, and Farm Bureau volunteers to help assemble the donated meal for the 670 students we expect and the 100 teachers, parents, and speakers we will have on hand.  Please contact Agent Dennison by email or calling 979-826-7651 about serving in one of these roles today.


Official Waller Co. 4-H Project Form (2013-14)

Official Waller Co. 4-H Project Form (2013-14) Fillable form

Print your Project Forms to stay current on 4-H record keeping.  See the 4-H Clover for a complete list of 4-H project areas.

Please keep up to date forms with your 4-H’ers record for each event they are registered for. Deadline is August 1, 2014.





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