WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to
  recognize the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program for its
  legacy of outstanding service to the state; and
         WHEREAS, This exemplary program traces its roots to the
  1908 founding of the Jack County Boys Corn Club, which taught
  improved production methods to a group of 25 farm boys; other
  early efforts were the Milam County Girls Tomato Club and a 1914
  Waller County initiative to teach African American boys and girls
  how to supplement their families' diets by growing vegetable
  gardens and raising poultry; and
         WHEREAS, Texas 4-H evolved from these early groups and
  today provides young people with opportunities to practice life
  skills, develop strong character, and improve their readiness
  for the workplace and college; the organization's pledge and
  motto call on members to make productive use of the four Hs, which
  stand for head, heart, hands, and health, in order to make the
  best better; and
         WHEREAS, Conducted by the employees and volunteers of the
  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Prairie View A&M
  Cooperative Extension Program, Texas 4-H has through the years
  involved millions of young people in educational and
  developmental programs, including Operation Military Kids and
  efforts to help those affected by disability and hardship; and
         WHEREAS, The members of Texas 4-H have made countless
  worthwhile contributions to our state, and it is truly fitting
  that they be recognized for their many achievements; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 83rd
  Legislature, hereby commend the Texas 4-H and Youth Development
  Program and extend to its members best wishes for continued
  success; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
  Texas 4-H as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on January 30, 2013.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate