Our location is 200 Taylor Street Suite 500, Fort Worth, Texas 76196. Parking at the meters is available on Burnett, Weatherford, and Taylor Streets. The entrance to our building faces Burnett St. If you prefer to park in the lot adjacen to our building, please enter the parking lot on 2nd street and enter at the west side entrance that faces Burnett Street. The Taylor Street entrance is closed and the only open entrance is on the west side of the Plaza building.Mailing Address
Texas A & M AgriLife Extension
Tarrant County 4-H
P. O. Box 1540
Fort Worth, Texas 76101
Fax Number 817-884-1941
Support for Tarrant County 4-H
Looking for a way to support Tarrant County 4-H without taking money out of your pocket? Do you search the internet? Do you make online purchases? If so this opportunity may be just what you are looking for.. . Join www.GoodSearch.com, and every time you search the internet, a donation is made to the Tarrant County 4-H Youth Council and Adult Leaders Association.
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Chartering for 4-H Clubs for the new 2014-2015 Year
The state 4-H office is moving the charter deadline to July 15 this year, in order to process club charters before the beginning of the 4-H year.
For those clubs which are currently chartered, the process is very similar to last year. Below is a list of items that will be needed (and forms are attached for your convenience).
- 2014-2015 Charter Application
- Club officers list
- Annual Review of Support Group Funds (New: must have at least one reviewer who is not affiliated with the club)
- Club Budget (Clubs with no funds may substitute with an explanatory letter. A form letter is attached.)
- Bank Statement copy for each account (Clubs with no funds may substitute with an explanatory letter. A form letter is attached.)
- Bylaws – Note: New: The officers listed in the bylaws must match the club officers list. If you have a vacant position, please notify me for optional bylaw wording to provide some flexibility.
All forms may be returned by email to CPBryant@ag.tamu.edu .
I need to receive it before 7/13, so that I will have time to process it and post it to the state site by the 7/15 deadline.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Robotics Online Course for CEAs, Leaders and Members Offered this Fall
Texas Tech has graciously offered to conduct a FREE online robotics course for our Texas 4-H adults and members. Individuals will learn the basics of building and programming the Lego Mindstorm EV3 robot. Details and instructions for signing up are included in the attached flyer.
Robotics Advisory Committee
Please see the attached document regarding a new state-level advisory committee being formed. Applications are open now through October 10. Applications are open to any County Extension Agent, teen 4-H member, or adult volunteer. Each youth applicant must also have a reference complete the online recommendation form. Links to the online youth and adult applications and the recommendation form are below. Committee meeting dates will be determined once members have been selected.
Grants for Texas FIRST Lego League Teams
FIRST® in Texas Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Robotics Team Grants
The FIRST® in Texas Foundation is thrilled to announce that they are now accepting applications for team grants made possible by the Texas Workforce Commission, Dell, Freescale Foundation, 3M, and US FIRST® to support K-12 FIRST® Robotics teams throughout the state of Texas. All grants will be distributed through the FIRST in Texas Foundation.
To qualify for funds, applicants must complete the application provided on the FIRST® in Texas Foundation grant application page.
The 4-H Food Challenge is another fun way that 4-H members can exhibit their knowledge and skills while working as a team to create that “special dish”. Modeled after the Food Network’s “Iron Chef”, this contest challenges teams of 3 – 5 members to create a dish using a predetermined set of ingredients. There is always a lot of excitement and laughter as members build lasting friendships while working together as a team to meet the challenge.
Once again, TCU has graciously agreed to host the event for us. The contest date is November 8, so save the date. The entry registrations are due by October 8 (There is kitchen space available for 8 teams.)
Below is an overview of the contest, along with a list of kitchen equipment needed.
Horse Quiz Bowl; Nutrition Quiz Bowl; Beef Quiz Bowl
Register by October 12
Contest – October 25
Quiz Bowl contests are a fun way to test project knowledge while building teamwork. Each team is comprised of 3 – 4 members. Teams decide whether they would like to compete in Horse, Beef, or Nutrition. In preparation, they study materials and resources listed in the reference guide. At the contest, a moderator asks a question and the first person to “buzz in” has an opportunity to answer the question.
The 2014 District 4- Quiz Bowl contests will be conducted the morning of Saturday, October 25, at the TAMU campus in Commerce, TX.
Each contestant needs to register online, through 4-H Connect, https://texas.4honline.com/Login.aspx?403D4079444C6D387A6E595A2F6F3D by October 12.
Livestock Project Registration
It is time to send in your livestock project sheets to the 4-H office. Livestock Project Sheets must be renewed each year just as your member enrollment form. For new members the form is due when you enroll in 4-H and get a project.
The Livestock Project Sheet is due for renewing members on October 1, 2014.
Major Livestock Show Entry Day
Sign-up Day for Major Stock Shows – Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo and STAR (Austin) will be Tuesday, November 11th from 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Tarrant County Extension Office. Parking is NOT validated for this event.
This sign-up day includes all contests associated with these stock shows; except for open, all open show entry will need to be done by the participant.
For each eligible exhibitor you must have:
¨ Current, paid active 4H enrollment on 4HConnect,
¨ A verified Quality Counts number,
¨ Social Security Number
¨ Each breeding animal a copy of the registration paper(s).
Bring payment in the form of a check or money order. If paying with cash you must have the exact amount as we cannot make change.
Here are the links for the major shows. Be familiar with their rules, updates, and times before coming to the office as this will assist in speeding up the process. Some shows already have forms available online while others do not.
If you have any questions or concerns about signing up for any stock show please call or email Marian Ross immediately at 817-884-1294 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Quality Counts Verification
If the Quality Counts Verification you completed as a junior member has expired, you are required to take the Senior level verification. This must be done prior to entry into any major fall, winter or spring livestock show. Upon completing the verification process please email ag department to make them aware of your status. You cannot enter you into any shows from this point forward without a senior level designation.
The Link for verifying is at http://qc.wieghatgraphics.com/
Please see the document below that has the answers to frequently asked questions regarding Quality Counts.