Here’s a look at what Bailey County 4-H has been up toJohn Villalba, Texas A&M AgriLife County Extension Agent, Ag/Natural Resources- Bailey County December 16, 2021 0 COMMENTS
The fall has been a busy time for Bailey County 4-Hers and their families. September 1 is the beginning of the 4-H year and we saw an increase in membership this year as compared to the last couple years. The Extension office as well as Capital Farm Credit hosted our 2nd annual 4-H kickoff event September 22 at the Muleshoe Heritage Park where families were fed hot dogs and received enrollment and fundraising information. 4-H members and Clover Kids have attended 8 workshops held this fall which covered outdoor grilling, meat judging, furniture refurbishing, and foods and nutrition.
8 Bailey County 4-Hers competed at the District 2 4-H Meat Judging Contest in Lubbock on November 18th. Julius Strader placed as the 10th high individual and Braden Newton place as the 9th high individual in the junior contest. Judgers (left to right) are: Matthew Strader, Julius Strader, Braden Newton, Elle Ray, Denton Armstrong, Seth Thomason, Hayden Nichols, and Kaigen Newton.
Rounding out the fall events was the 64th Annual District 2 4-H Gold Star Banquet in Lubbock on November 18th. Bailey County was fortunate to have Rhonda Myers recognized as our Distinguished Leader. Rhonda’s dedication to Bailey County 4-H spans back to 1998 when her first child began showing livestock as a 4-H member. Through the years, Rhonda has dedicated her time as a club manager, concession stand leader, and a foods project leader.