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2014-06-26

Barker selected for range workshop

Bandera County 4H

Pictured: Courtesy Photo
Bandera High School senior and 4-H member, Rachel Barker, at registration for 2014 Youth Range Workshop located at Texas Tech University Junction meets Dandy Kothmann, Director, Co-coordinator Dr. Barron Rector.


Bandera County 4H Plant ID Project youth, Rachel Barker, has been selected to attend the 2014 Youth Range Workshop at the Texas Tech University Center-Junction on June 22 - 27, 2014.
County selection of participants involved in 4H and FFA programs was based on outstanding projects, leadership and interest in range and natural resource management.
Barker's local sponsor is Bandera Soil and Water Conservation District #229, a strong supporter of range education and leadership development of local youth. She attends Bandera High School and is the daughter of Gregory and Janine Barker.
The weeklong Youth Range Workshop, sponsored by the Texas Section Society for Range Management, is held annually to recognize outstanding Texas youth and to provide them with an opportunity for complimentary training in range and natural resource management, stewardship and leadership.
Field trips for hands-on training will be to Mason and Menard County ranches, the Kerr Wildlife Management Area, Texas Tech University Center Lands and the South Llano River State Park.
This will be the 60th consecutive year for this educational program conducted for Texas youth. The Workshop began in 1955 and has provided training and been of benefit to more than 2000 Texas youth.