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4-H and FFA youth photos to be displayed in State Capitol rotunda
‘Picturing Texas Agriculture’ exhibit will be open April 9-27
Edited by Mike Innis
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Posted April 5, 2014

AUSTIN — Visitors to the State Capitol in Austin during the month of April will have the opportunity to view a variety of photographs representing the size and diversity of Texas agriculture — each taken by 4-H and Future Farmers of America youth.

The exhibit, called “Picturing Texas Agriculture,” will open April 9 and remain on display through April 27 in the Capitol ground floor rotunda. Prize-winning images from eight categories – Agricultural Equipment, Animals, Agriculture Architecture, Texas Crops, True Texas Foods, People in Agriculture, Agriculture Education and Weights and Measures – will be on display in the rotunda.

The exhibit is free to the public on weekdays from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., and weekends from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

“One hundred students in 4-H and FFA submitted their photographs for the 2013 State Preservation Board photography contest,” said Toby Lepley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service youth development specialist at the Texas 4-H state office in College Station.

“Photography is one of the many hobby and interest subjects available through the 4-H program, and we have many talented 4-H’ers who are learning about and applying the artistry and technical expertise necessary to take a really outstanding photograph.”

Lepley said AgriLife Extension, part of the Texas A&M University System, administers the Texas 4-H youth program. Currently there are more than 42,000 youth ages 8-18 in 4-H clubs throughout the state. In 2013, more than 550,000 youth statewide participated in 4-H programs and activities.

For more information on the exhibit, call 512-305-8400.

For more information on Texas 4-H, go to http://texas4-h.tamu.edu.

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