Taking Livestock Projects Beyond The Show Ring

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Taking Livestock Projects Beyond The Show Ring

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

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