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
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Tarrant Adult Leader Scholarships
Attention: Tarrant County 4-H High School Junior & Seniors
The Adult Leaders Association (ALA) is offering two scholarships this year—Mark Green Memorial Scholarship and Millie Hurst Memorial Scholarship. Both awards are in the amount of $500. The joint application is attached.
Mark Green Memorial Scholarship, established in 2008, recognizes those youth of Tarrant County 4-H who have established themselves as avid 4-H members. Mark was an ardent 4-H participant from the time he was a youth. He resonated the values he instilled in the youth of 4-H.
Millie Hurst Memorial Scholarship, established in 1993, recognizes those youth “who do the most work in the 4-H program.” Millie was a highly involved adult leader who encouraged youth to actively pursue their goals.
Carefully review the attached document titled ‘ALA Scholarship Guidelines 2015’ to determine individual eligibility.
Application deadline is June 18 at 5:00 p.m. All applications must be received in the 4-H office by that time.
All applicants must attend an in-person interview. Interviews will be held on June 22nd—interview time will be emailed to applicant on June 19.
The livestock physical validations will be conducted in June. Below is the Ethics Policy which will need to be signed by each student, parent, & AST. Also, registration papers will be required for steers and heifers. Please remember that the registration paper must show the student’s name as the owner (with no other names listed – no partnerships).
Additional information will be coming from the state office soon (along with the tags), but I wanted to send out the dates so that everyone can save them on their calendars.
We are very grateful to the chapters who have volunteered to host the June validations this year. This will enable us to have a validation on the north side and the south side of the county. Please confirm by return email which location you plan to attend.
Wednesday, June 3
Grapevine/Colleyville FFA Barn
4 – 6 pm
Friday, June 26
Crowley FFA Barn
10 am – noon
Thank you very much.
County Recordbook Contest
Below are the forms for this year’s Recordbooks, along with a copy of the Family Guide (which will be very helpful to families). Every child will need to include the Personal Information page in the front of the recordbook. (It is the same for all age divisions.) The report forms are specific to each child’s 4-H age division (Ages 8, 9, 10 = Junior; Ages 11, 12, 13 = Intermediate; Ages 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 = Senior). Intermediates and Seniors will also include a 4-H story (requirements are listed in the Family Guide.) The story for the Juniors is included in the forms so the only thing they need to add is 3 pages of photos.
Please remember that even though the photo captions are not required, captions are very helpful to the judges (so we highly recommend captions).
All Recordbooks are due in the Extension office by June 18 (or before). County Awards applications are also due on the 18th (because the easiest way to complete the awards application is when you have your completed recordbook in front of you.)
recordbook_junior_report_form_10_24 (Word format)
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recordbook_senior_report_form_10_24 (Word format)
Below is information on the County Awards program. Basically there are two main types of County Awards. Youth may apply for either or both. The “Overview” sheet lists each award and the application process.
For criterion-based awards, the member completes the form and sends it to us on or before June 18.
For merit-based awards, the member completed the County Awards Application form and sends it to us on or before June 18. The member also participates in an interview at the Extension office on Monday, June 22. (If a child is out going to be out of town, they may submit a video, maximum 5 min., describing their 4-H activities. Videos must be in a format that is readable by Windows MovieMaker (PC) and be submitted on a flash drive or memory stick.) The video must be submitted to us in advance and is only an option if they are out of town or unusual circumstances. It is not available for those who just don’t want to interview in person.
The application for the Community Service award consists of submitting the Community Service Log. Members should list specific dates of service and be very specific with their time. For example: Anyone who spends time volunteering to work at a charitable facility as a camp counselor would be able to count the hours they work. However, even if they are required to spend the night with the campers, they cannot count the time they spend sleeping.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at CPBryant@ag.tamu.edu .
County Awards Application- 2015 (Word format)
Rookie of the Year Award (Word format)
Honor Roll Application 2015 (Word format)
Community Service Log (Word format)
4-H Letterman Award (Word format)
2014-2015 County Officers & Ambassador Team
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.
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.