Monday, November 3, 2008



Major Lamb and Goat Validation
October 23, 2008
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Centerville, Texas- Leon County Livestock Show Facility

Leon County Youth Livestock Show
Steer and Heifer Validation
November 3, 2008
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Buffalo Livestock Auction

Major Show Entry Night
Leon County 4-H
November 13, 2008
Leon County Annex Grand Room
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Major Swine Validation
November 25, 2008
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Leon High School Ag Science Department

Tommy Neyland, CEA-Ag
Texas Agrilife Extension Service

IDK Text Messaging???

Parents: DYNWUTB when it comes to text messaging? :) If you don't understand this, then you might want to sign up for a class that Leon County Texas AgriLife Extension Service is hosting covering Child Predation on the Internet and MySpace, Texting, and Social Networking. The program will begin at 6:00 PM, at the Centerville First United Methodist Church, Thursday, November 20, 2008. Speaking for the evening will be Weldon Floyd and Jill Hughson, both being Information Technologists with Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

We ask that you pay a $10.00 registration fee in advance to cover the cost of your dinner. Please pre-register and pre-pay by calling 903-536-2531, before November 14, 2008. You may also mail in your registration to Texas AgriLife Extension Service Leon County, PO Box 188, Centerville, TX 75833. Extension programs serve of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.

Tommy Neyland, CEA-Ag
Texas Agrilife Extension Service

Leon County 4-H Member Honored!

Reagan Robertson of Leon County 4-H was awarded the Texas 4-H Gold Star
Award, Monday October 27, 2008 at a formal banquet in Waco, Texas on the
campus of Baylor University. The Gold Star Award is the highest county
level achievement award made available through Texas 4-H. It is awarded
only once in a member’s 4-H career. Counties have award quotas based on
the number of senior 4-H members. The award is presented to the most
deserving young people without regard to gender. The following are
minimum requirements that must be met: 1. The member must be at least 15
years of age as of August 31 of the current year of the award and must
have completed at least 3 years in 4-H, including the current year.
2. The member must submit an awards program record book in the year he
or she is to be considered for the award. 3. The member must have
completed projects in three different project areas, have submitted
appropriate records on the projects, and have participated in one or
more activities in at least three of the following areas, Method
demonstration/4-H presentation contests, Projects, Citizenship
activities, Project exhibits, Leadership labs, Public relations
(speeches, poster displays, radio, TV, newspapers)

PIC CAPTION: County Extension Agents Tommy & Wendy Neyland, Reagan
Robertson, Parents Clare & Donnie Robertson

Tommy Neyland, CEA-Ag
Texas Agrilife Extension Service

4-H Livestock Team

Leon County 4-H Livestock Judging Team celebrates success! As a team
they placed 5th out of 23 teams at the Aggiefest Livestock Judging
Contest held in College Station, Texas on October 25, 2008. As
individuals Cody Oden placed 12th, Braxton Wilson was 18th and Korley
Wilson was 45th. In the Beef Division (2 pens of Market Steer, 1 pen of
Angus Bulls and 5 Questions) Cody Oden placed first with a score of 165.
4-H Livestock judging is an academic activity, as well as a competitive
opportunity which offers those interested in judging an opportunity to
learn and grow within the Livestock Industry. 4-H Livestock judging
members practice to prepare for competition and compete as a team at
regional and state competitions against other 4-H and FFA teams. Members
spend time traveling as a competitive team. Each individual has the
option of obtaining coaching and assistance from the Leon County 4-H
Livestock Judging Coach Mr. Jimmy Richardson or County Extension Agent
Tommy Neyland and 4-H peers. Lessons in responsibility, leadership,
maturity, pride, dedication, and success are all a part of the Leon
County 4-H Livestock Judging program. These values are taught through
competition and hard work and are necessary for the competitor to become
a “true winner.”

pic Caption: Leon County 4-H Livestock Judging Team, Cody Oden, Braxton
Wilson, and Korley Wilson

Tommy Neyland, CEA-Ag
Texas Agrilife Extension Service