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Sunday, October 11, 2009

District 11 Extension Marketing and Interpretation Committee

I would like to thank the following agents for volunteering to serve on our marketing and interpretation committee Brent Batchlor, Meredith Carter, Sam Womble, Kathy Farrow, Jennifer Jansen, Amy Freeman, Larry Pierce, and Jerry Gray.

These individuals will help in hosting the County Judges and commissioners conference on December 15th, in Edna, Texas. I will schedule a planning meeting soon.

Making Progress on Filling Vacant Positions in the District

This morning I will be in Aransas County presenting a candidate to the County commissioners court for the vacant Agriculture/Natural Resource agent position. In Bee County a candidate will also be presented to the court as my recommendation for the Ag agent position. With the court’s approval I will be able to announce these two individuals next week.

I also have identified a finalist for the 4-H and youth agent position in Washington County and we are in the process of arranging court approval. I will also be scheduling interviews for the positions in Colorado(ANR), and Matagorda(4-H) this week.
The ANR position in Karnes County has been released for external applicants. Mr. Dozier and myself will soon have an opportunity to identify some applicants for this position.

South Texas Farm and Ranch Show -25 Anniversary Show

The annual South Texas Farm and Ranch Show will be held on October 28-29, 2009 at the Victoria Community Center 2905 E. North St. Victoria, Texas

LUNCHEON:Climate Change and Texas Agriculture October 28th, Dr. Jerry L. Hatfield, Laboratory Director, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, Ames, Iowa

LUNCHEON: Food, Biofuels & Climate: How Can Agriculture Survive? October 29th, Dennis Avery, Director, Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute, Washington D.C.

Agents make your producers know of this great opportunity to acquire there necessary CEU's. CEU’s Offered: TDA 21 hours BQA’s - 2 CCA 25 hours 3 - L&R, 7.5 - IPM, 10.5 - Gen. 14 - Pest; 7 - Crop; 2 - S&W; 2 – PD

Ag agents this is an excellent oppertunity to learn more about the many ag products, services and equipment that is used in our area. Many Ag industry representatives will be at the show and you will have a great opportunity to visit with them and make contacts.

Top ten reasons to come to Texas 4-H Round-up

Top ten reasons not to miss a day at the 2010 Texas 4-H Roundup June 7-11, 2010.
10. Trade Show featuring different universities, businesses, livestock shows, and many more that support the mission of Texas 4-H
9. Opportunity to play Nintendo Wii during the trade show
8. Try your hand at news casting and sport casting during the trade show
7. 4-K For 4-H Walk and Run that will take place on Kyle Field (Thursday)
6. Daily State 4-H Council Assemblies/Pep Rallies
5. Scholarship Banquet
4. 4-H Has Talent Competition (Wednesday)
3. Brison Bursey Concert (Tuesday)
2. Healthy Lifestyles and Livestock Sweepstakes
1. Six New Invitational Contests open to all Intermediates and Seniors (Thursday)

On Day – 4-H Community Service Saturday 10th, 2009

We are all absolutely amazed about what occurred on October 10th!!! Please thank every youth for their work that made this one of the most influential community service days ever!
Also, ask them to send videos and pictures of their project. We will be opening up the website to upload their videos and pictures after October 10th.Continue to check the web link below for more information:http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/oneday/index.html