AgriLife and 4-H Happenings

4-H Enrollment is going on now for children in 3rd-12th grades. There are many different projects that 4-H kiddos can get involved in. If you’d like to enroll, visit the website at https://tx.4honline.com. The cost is $20 per child through October, and $25 per child in November and after.

The Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic will be conducted Thursday, September 22 in Lampasas. The clinic will be at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau building at 1793 N US Hwy 281. Registration will begin at 8am, with the program following at 8:30am and ending with a catered lunch at noon. Individual registration is $25 and will include the meal.

The clinic is a collaborative effort of the AgirLife Extension offices in Lampasas, Burnet and Llano counties.

Swine Validation Tag Orders for 4-H members are due to County Extension Agent Heath Lusty Friday, September 23, and the cost of tags is $10 each.

All barrows, for county show only and for major shows, must be state validated this year.

All gilts going to the Texas Stars Gilt Show or Junior Show in San Angelo and all gilts going to Kerrville require state validation. Gilts only going to Ft. Worth, San Antonio or Houston do not require state validation.

The Dinner Tonight healthy cooking school will take place Thursday, September 29 from 6-8pm at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau building. Karen DeZarn of the Lampasas AgriLife Extension office and Linda Wells from the Burnet office will be doing healthy cooking demonstrations and there will be tastings, recipes, gift bags and door prizes.

You can pre-register for this event now through Monday, September 26. The first 50 people register for only $10, and then registration is $20 per person after the first 50.

A Hay Testing Campaign is currently going on and hay producers have an opportunity to get their hay tested through the AgriLife Extension Service. To have hay tested, you will need to contact the Lampasas County office at 512-556-8271, ext. 140. The hay samples will be sent off to the Texas A&M Forage Testing Lab for an analysis, and the cost is $5 per sample.

Results will be provided to the producer at the Central Texas Hay Workshop, held Thursday, October 20 at the Burnet County Fair Barn.