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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

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Tarrant County 2015-2016 4-H County Officers

News Release 2015-2016 Officers

Scholarship Opportunity for Graduating Seniors (and collegiate scholarship program for current college students)

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation.  This year Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program.  All applications and support materials are attached to this email.  Additionally, all information can be downloaded from the Texas 4-H website at:

The application and the instructions are separate documents for easier completion and direction.  The application form is being offered in Microsoft Word edition.

Please Note:   Families should complete the FAFSA NOW in order to receive the required report before the application deadline.

Due to a continued increase in incomplete and the incorrect completion of the scholarship applications from applicants, any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered.  It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting.  Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.

Due dates and deadlines for 2016 Scholarship process are as follows:

November – December                   Applicant complete FAFSA and receive report

January 21, 2016                         Application due to County Office

February 5, 2016                                Applications due to District Office

February 19, 2016                              Applications due to State 4-H Office

April 12, 2016                                      Interview selection notification

April 29-May1, 2016                          Interviews (Austin, TX)

June 7, 8, &/or 9, 2016                     Awards Assemblies/Banquets (College Station, TX)

Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships

All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details).  Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be submitted to the county Extension Office and/or Agent.




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Fort Worth Stock Show Parade

The annual Fort Worth Stock Show Parade will launch the new Stock Show season on Saturday, January 16 at 11:00 a.m. in downtown Fort Worth.    4-H Youth and Adults are encouraged to join us as we walk, wave & smile.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the attached Parade Release of Liability form and return to the   4-H office by December 15th .  (Fax: 817-884-1941) or Email:       w/cc: to       .

2016 Fort Worth Stock Show Parade Release

County Food Show

The theme for the 2015-16 Food Show is “Picnic Perfect.” During your scheduled interview time, each contestant will provide a three minute oral presentation, which will be followed by a five-minute interview & questions from the judges, and one-minute for the contestant to serve the judges your dish.

Also, the four food categories now align with MyPlate: protein, fruit and vegetable, grain and dairy.

  1. Date. The contest will be held on Tuesday, December 8, at the Extension office (200 Taylor; Suite 500).
  2. Registration. Entry forms are due in the county office by November 18.
  3. Theme. The theme for the 2015-16 Food Show is “Picnic Perfect”.  This theme will allow participants the opportunity to explore many aspects of food prepartation, food safety, creative recipes and more! Concentrate on foods that could be enjoyed when spending a day at the park, a leisurely afternoon at the beach, or an outside family gathering.
  4. Contest categories/divisions.  The four contest categories listed and defined below are:
  • Protein-All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group.  Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group.
  • Fruit & Vegetable-Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the fruit group.  Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed.  Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable group.  Vegetables may be raw or cooked, fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed.
  • Grains-Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product.  Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products.  Grains are divided into 2 subgroups-whole and refined.  Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel-bran, germ, and endosperm.
  • Dairy-All fluid milk products and many foods made from milk are considered part of this food group.  Most Dairy Group choices should be fat-free or low fat.  Calcium-fortified soymilk (soy beverage) is also part of the Dairy group.  Foods made from milk that have little to no calcium, such as cream cheese, cream, and butter, are not.

2015-16 County Food Show Packet

County Food Show Entry Form (Word format)

County Food Challenge Contest

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 7, so save the date.  The entry registrations are due by October 15.    All participants must have an active enrollment for the 2015-2016 year on Texas 4-H Connect.

Coaches:  Sample lesson plans are located under the topic of Food Challenge at:     

Food Challenge – What to Expect

Food Challenge County RULES OVERVIEW

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Heifer Validation

We have just received information regarding the order of UIN codes for heifers which will be validated this fall, in preparation for upcoming major stock shows.
This applies to new heifers, which have not already been validated in Tarrant County.  (Heifers need to be validated only once, unless it changes ownership or breed).
We have been notified that, beginning with this order, all UIN codes will be firm orders, which will be charged, at the time of order.   (There will be no refunds for extra  UINs  or unused UINs ordered.)  All orders must be received by 9/11/15.  

The price of each heifer UIN code will be $13.   Please make checks payable to ELEC.

Mail or deliver the attached order form with payment to:

200 Taylor Street;  Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX   76196

I realize that this is a very short time-line.   Due to the short deadline, please send a quick email to    with the number of UINs ordered, so that we can be watching for your envelope.  )

One of the physical validation dates will be October 28.   We plan to set an additional date option also, and will send that date soon.

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 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.

Livestock Project Registration Form

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 .

 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

Please see the  document below that has the answers to frequently asked questions regarding Quality Counts.

Quality Counts Verification Frequently asked Questions

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