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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

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!

County Photography Contest

Photography encourages communication through visual media.  With the advancement of digital technology, participation in the 4-H Photography project has grown rapidly.  Combining their knowledge and technical skills with their creativity, many youth produce high-quality photos that impact the audience in positive ways.

It is once again time for the annual Tarrant County 4-H Photo Contest.   At the county level, for 2014-2015, we will adopt the state categories and judging criteria, but will submit the photo entries in print format.  NEW for 2015: This year, the photos will be submitted to the Tarrant County Extension office as a non-mounted 8×10 photo print. Entries are due March 16, 2015.

Below are the rules and photo labels for this year’s contest.

2015 County Photo Contest Rules (PDF writable format)

2015 County Photo Contest Rules (Word format)

County Photography Academic Eligibility

Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Tarrant County Jr. Livestock Show

The Tarrant County Junior Livestock Show and 8th Annual Youth Fair will be held on March 26-27-28, 2015 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center Swine Barn in Fort Worth, Texas.  For 4-H members all entries need to be submitted to your club manager by the due date designated by your club manager.  The club manager will turn all forms in to the TCJLS by January 24, 2015. Please read the rule book carefully before completing your entry form.

TCJLS Rule Book for 2015 Show

TCJLS academic eligibility form

 

 2014-2015 County Officers & Ambassador Team

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CLOTHING & TEXTILES CONTESTS

(Fashion Show, Storyboard, Trashion Show, & Duds 2 Dazzle)

 The Clothing & Textiles project includes a wide variety of activities through which members may choose to learn about the selection, care, or construction of garments, accessories, etc.

2015 TEXAS 4-H TRASHION SHOWAdditional information may be found at http://fcs.tamu.edu/clothing/4h/packet/index.php

This contest provides an opportunity for 4-H members to use their design skills to create and exhibit a recycled/reused garment created from items that would otherwise be thrown in the trash.

Each design team may include 1 – 4 members.   Each entry will provide its own model, but the model may or may not be a member of the design team.

Fashions must be constructed from at least 75% recyclable or reused materials that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled.  It may include: cardboard, steel/tin, recycled fabric or clothing, aluminum, plastic, paper cartons, chipboard, newspaper, magazines, etc.    Contest pieces must be durable enough for wear throughout all the contest levels of the Fashion Show.

To enter, contestants will submit an online entry and post a video on You Tube by 5 pm on April 1.

Additional information may be found at http://fcs.tamu.edu/clothing/4h/packet/index.php

DUDS 2 DAZZLE

Youth in the 4-H Clothing & Textile Project learn about fibers and fabrics, wardrobe selection, clothing construction, comparison shopping, fashion interpretation, understanding of style and design, proper grooming, poise in front of others, and personal presentation skills. The Texas 4-H Duds to Dazzle Clothing & Textiles Competition goes one step beyond, utilizing the knowledge and skills learned in the project, while increasing awareness of the impact of the clothing & textile industry on the environment, specifically the waste stream. In the competition, teams of 4-H members will re-design and repurpose discarded garments.

Additional information, entry forms, etc. is located at:http://fcs.tamu.edu/clothing/4h/packet/index.php

Educational Presentation Contest

The Educational Presentations contest provides an opportunity for youth to select a topic of interest, research, and prepare an educational presentation. Each presentation is usually 5-12 minutes in length and may include posters, slides, or visual props. Presentations may be made by individuals or age-division teams. This is an excellent opportunity for youth to practice their public speaking skills in a supportive, non-threatening environment.

In order to accommodate busy schedules, youth may select one of three presentation options.

Presentations may be made at the Extension office:

  • Tuesday, March 17, in the afternoon (2:00 pm) or
  • Tuesday, March 17, in the evening (6:30 pm) or
  • Video submission, due by March 16 (noon) –  The video should be formatted to be viewable on a PC (Windows Movie Maker recommended) and saved to a DVD or USB.

Entry forms are due on March 6, and may be submitted by email or fax for your convenience.

2015 County Educational Presentation Entry Form (2)

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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   m-ross@tamu.edu .

 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.

Quality Counts Verification Frequently asked Questions

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