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Our Location

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.

It’s easy, doesn’t cost a thing, and turns every day actions into an easy way to raise funds for many of the events and activities that are sponsored by the Tarrant County 4-H Youth Council and the Tarrant County 4-H Adult Leaders, including the annual County Awards Banquet.

All you need to do is log on to www.goodsearch.com and choose “Tarrant 4-H Council” as your      charity.  You can even make a profile so that you don’t have to select Tarrant 4-H Council each time and you can watch the funds grow!

A penny is donated every time you search with www.goodsearch.com.  It is easy, painless on your pocketbook, and benefits our Tarrant County 4-H youth.

There are even other ways to make money through www.goodsearch.com for 4-H while shopping or dining.  Just go to their website to find out more.  Don’t waste any time.

Start helping our Tarrant 4-H youth while you search the Internet today!

State Steer & State Fair Lamb & Goat Validation

It is time once again to order your validation tags for State Fair Lamb & Goat and State Steer.  Orders for Lamb & Goat and Steer are due by April 11, 2014, no faxed or phone orders will be accepted.  Price is $11 per tag with payment made to the order of ELEC.  Our mailing address is Tarrant County 4-H, PO Box 1540, Fort Worth, Texas 76101.  If you miss the due date please contact Ken Johnson at kd-johnson@tamu.edu before ordering.

For questions regarding any of the upcoming validations please contact Ken Johnson at 817-884-1946 or at kd-johnson@tamu.edu

2014 State Fair Lamb & Goat Order

State Fair Swine Validation

It is time to order tags for the State Fair Swine validation, the cost is $10 per tag, make payment to ELEC and mail with completed order form by April 18, 2014 to:

Tarrant County 4-H
%Ken Johnson CEA-AG & Natural Resources
PO Box 1540
Fort Worth, Texas 76101

No faxed or phone orders will be accepted.  If  you miss the due date please contact Ken Johnson at kd-johnson@tamu.edu .

State Fair Swine order2014

County Horse Show

Below are the forms necessary to enter the Tarrant County 4-H Horse Show scheduled for May 10, 2014, to be held at Rendon Arena.  Entry deadline is April 25th, to be in the Extension office by 5 p.m. with no exceptions.

In addition to the entry form, each 4-H Exhibitor must have on file in the Extension office:

  •  Current and complete Enrollment Form via 4-H Connect
  • Horse Project Validation completed on 4-H Connect
  • Approved Academic Eligibility Form.

Be reminded that each horse entered and/or on the show grounds must furnish a 12-month negative coggins form (Not a copy). Failure to do so will result in immediate dismissal of the horse from the grounds.  Bring this with you to the show, do not attach to entry.

Halter Does Not count towards Hi-Point.  Only those classes offered in each division will count towards Hi-Point.  Hi-Point is a cumulative award. Hi-Point is based on one horse/one rider.  Hi Points and Reserve Hi Points will be given in three age groups over 3 divisions for a total of 9 Champions and 9 Reserve Champions.  Divisions are Hunter, Western and Timed.  Youth will be eligible for the Hi-Point based on their age as of 8-31-2013 and the division entered.

2014 County horse show entry

2014 Horse Show Classes

County Horse Show Academic Eligibility Form

District Horse Show

The District 4 and District 5 Horse Shows have combined this year to form a new and exciting East Region Show.  The following decisions pertaining to this year’s show were made by the East Region Horse Show Planning Committee.

It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read and follow the rules/information outlined in this memo as well as the rules for the Texas 4-H Horse show, which is linked below.

The horse show will be held on June 16-18, 2014 at the Henderson County Fair Park Complex in Athens, Texas. All entries for the East Region 4-H Horse Show will be made on 4-H Connect.  Registration will open starting on April 16 and close on midnight Friday, May 16, 2014.  No late entries on 4-H Connect will be accepted.

Please read the attached memo for detailed instructions.

2014-D4-D5-Regional-Horse-Show

2014-Horse-Show-Schedule2014

Texas 4-H Horse Show Rules and Regulations

  Spring Fling

The Tarrant County 4-H Spring Fling is scheduled for Friday, April 25, at the Extension office.  Hosted by the County Council, it is a fun event for all Tarrant County 4-H Club members.  They are planning a fun evening of games and activities and will send out a flyer soon.  So, for now, SAVE THE DATE, and plan on an evening of excitement.

County Council Elections

Council members interested in running for a County Council Officer position should read through the Officer Information document, review the officer responsibilities handbook, and carefully consider the positions for which they would like to apply.  Then, they should submit the Officer Application by April 30(which serves as the Intent to Run form).

Officer Application 2014

Officer Info

 

Poster & Video Contest

The Tarrant 4-H Youth Board is a group of 4-H and non-4-H teens who utilize their leadership skills to provide opportunities for youth throughout Tarrant County.

They are excited to announce two new contests for youth.   The goal is to enable youth to make a difference by creating a poster or video which promotes positive behavior.  Selected entries may be used in the Take A Stand Against Bullying campaign.

The contests are open to all youth (4-H members and non-4-H members), so please feel free to share this information with friends.

Awards will be given for the top 3 entries in each age division:

Poster Contest Age Divisions: 

Age 5 – 7
Age 8 – 10
Age 11-13
Age 14-15

Video Contest Age Divisions:

Age 12 – 13
Age 14-18

Entries may be mailed or delivered to the Tarrant County Extension office by May 1.

Winning entries will be notified by email or phone, so please make sure that information is current on the entry form.

Poster Flyer & Entry Form

Video Contest Flyer & Entry Form

North Central Texas 4-H Gear Robotics Contest

The 4-H GEAR Robotics contest is an opportunity for youth who are interested in robotics and engineering to participate in a fun challenging game.  This year’s game is called “MoonPost”.

The age divisions are:

Junior/Intermediate 8-13
Seniors-14-18
Teams consist of 2-6 players

The first regional 4-H Contest will be held May 10, in Dallas.  Registration is April 9-May 2 on 4-H Connect.

Individuals/teams/coaches who plan to enter should contact the Tarrant County 4-H office if you need to check out a game mat, equipment, etc.  Additional information is located on the state website at: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/robotics

Graduating Senior Night

As our seniors prepare to graduate and move on to exciting new adventures, we would like to pause for a moment of congratulations and encouragement.  Please mark your calendars and join us on May 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office as we honor these young individuals.

Please R. S. V.P. to Nanci at 817-884-1291 or nfswindle@ag.tamu.edu

 

 4-H Youth Sponsorship Fee

To maintain the level of programming and opportunities in the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program, Texas AgriLife Extension Services has implemented and annual participant fee for each 4-H youth member.  The participant fee is $25, or $20 if enrolled from September 1st to October 1st. (Clover Kids are exempt from this fee.)

Tarrant County 4-H and local donors have a strong desire to provide opportunities for interested youth and have secured a limited number of sponsorships for youth who may have difficulty with the fee at this time.  Families with children who need sponsorships in order to participate in the program are encouraged to submit the request as soon as possible.

4-H Participation Fee Sponsorship Request

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