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Taking Livestock Projects Beyond The Show Ring

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  • 1. Taking Livestock Projects Beyond the Show Ring TAE4-HA State Meeting August 5, 2009
  • 2. Acknowledge the Obvious
    • The County Stock Show is the most important thing we do
    • In some counties major shows are a close second
    • There are only so many hours in a day
  • 3. Leverage Your Resources
    • Time Multipliers
      • Train the Trainer
      • Asynchronous Communication/Education
      • Prioritize
      • Make a plan
    • Work Smarter not Harder
      • Time spent at home is time spent wisely
      • Use discretion in your decisions
  • 4. Train the Trainer
    • Managing County 4-H Livestock and Horse Projects for Show
      • The teaching outline and resources are done
      • The intended audience is new agents….Volunteers?
      • Resources are available to everyone:
        • http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/agents/4Hlivestockprog.html
  • 5. Train the Trainer (cont.)
    • District and Regional Opportunities
      • Leader College
      • Multi-County Workshops
      • MENTOR (QC Gold)
        • Every office should have one Copy
  • 6. Asynchronous Communication (pedagogy term)
    • What is Asynchronous Communication?
    • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous (advantages/disadvantages)
    • Examples of Asynchronous Communication
      • Youtube
      • Blogs
      • Newsletter
      • Other…..
  • 7. Prioritizing Work Load Urgent Not Urgent Important
    • A
    • Remove cattle from alfalfa hay
    • Cattle out of water
    • Meet deadlines
    • Replace employees
    • B
    • Planning Ranch Buget
    • Long Range- Ranch Plan
    • Interview new cowboy
    • Spend time with family
    • Exercise
    • Repair fence
    • Proper nutrition (me and the cows)
    Not Important
    • C
    • Return phone calls
    • Some meetings
    • D
    • Unannounced visits from sales reps
    • Some phone calls
    • Some mail
    • Television
    • Lunch at the sale barn
  • 8. Prioritizing Work Load Urgent Not Urgent Important A B Not Important C D
  • 9. Make a Plan -POW
    • Include your workforce
    • Don’t expect things to be done your way
    • Set Expectations
    • Be realistic
  • 10. Work Smarter not Harder
    • Where do you focus your time?
      • Beginning feeder
      • Experienced feeder
      • Rules and Regs…Validation
      • Education
    • Use Discretion
      • Say Yes when you can
      • Say No when you can’t
  • 11. After all of this, what’s available?
    • Vet Science
    • Beef and Horse Quiz Bowl
    • Swine Skillathon
    • Livestock Sweepstakes
    • Invitation Judging Contests at Roundup