Current Events

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!

Club Officer Training

The 4-H County Council officers of 2014-2015 will be hosting a county-wide Club Officer Training on August 4, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., at the Extension office (200 Taylor Street; Suite 500; Fort Worth).    Topics will include:  Leadership Qualities, Teamwork, Officer Responsibilities, 4-H Opportunities, and Putting FUN into Meetings.   The event is offered free of charge and is open to all members (ages 11 – 18).  Younger members are welcome if they will be serving in a club officer role in 2014-2015.

Each attendee should bring a pocket folder with brads, paper, and a pen or pencil. PleaseRSVP by 7/31 so that we will be able to prepare the appropriate amount of supplies.  RSVP to:   TarrantYouthCouncil@gmail.com        .

 

 

 

 

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.

Charter Application 2014-2015

Annual Review of Support Group Fund-c

Club Officers List

Club Budget

No Bank Account – Letter

No Budget – Letter

State Lamb & Goat Tag orders

Time is fast approaching for each of you to make decisions on how many ear tags you will need for the State Lamb & Goat validation. The deadline for ordering tags for these validations is August 20, 2014.  The cost is $11 per tag.  Tags for breeding sheep will be $5.00 per tag. Lambs & Goats validated for the 2014 State Fair of Texas will have to be re-validated for the 2015 Winter/Spring Major shows. Payment must accompany the order form.  No faxed or phone orders accepted.

Mail forms & payment to

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Attn: Ag Department
PO Box 1540
Fort Worth, Texas 76101

2014 State Lamb & Goat tag order form

Livestock Show Entry Day

For those of you who are interested in showing in the following livestock shows, there will be a livestock entry day held at our office.  The Ag Agent from Johnson County has kindly offered to come and assist us with the entry process for these shows.  Due to us not having an Ag agent, this will be the only time entries will be done for the shows listed below.  Please make this date a priority if you plan to participate in these shows. If there is no way you can come that day, please make arrangements with someone else to come and turn your needed paperwork and funds in.

State Fair of Texas (Dallas) and West Texas Fair (Abilene) East Texas Fair (Tyler) and Heart O’ Texas Fair (Waco)

Entry Day Thursday August 7, 2013 2:00-6:30 p.m. at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
200 Taylor Street, Ste. 500
Fort Worth, Texas 76196

All questions must be e-mailed to either Sonia or Nanci at smbenavides@ag.tamu.edu  or nfswindle@ag.tamu.edu , please give us 24 hours to get back with you as we are working with our family & consumer sciences agent and Ag agent(s) in other counties that have their own responsibilities as well.

What you need to bring with on Entry Day:

  •  All exhibitors must bring their social security number with them.
  • Checks or money orders are preferred, make payable to ELEC.  If paying with cash, bring exact amount, we will not have change.
  • Bring registration papers for all breeding animals, or a copy that you can leave with the Extension office.  We must have a copy of the papers.

Each show has a website with all their entry info listed.  Be sure you are familiar with all rules and dates for each show you want to enter.  You can download forms at home and have them filled out before you come, this will speed up the process (this is highly recommended).

If you miss entry day, you most likely will not get entered as these shows have strict online entry procedures.

DO NOT WAIT TO ASK QUESTIONS  — CALL OR EMAIL NOW.

   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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