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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County Fashion Show
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.
FASHION SHOW CONTESTThe county Fashion Show contest provides several opportunities for youth to display the skills and talents they have acquired. This year’s contest will be conducted on February 18, 2016.
Please pre-register for the event by sending an email with your name, age division, and category to NFSwindle@ag.tamu.edu by February 1, 2016. The official entry forms are due by noon on February 16.
There are two main divisions of the Fashion Show:
Consumer Buying – In the Consumer Buying Division, youth consider a garment to add to their wardrobe. Then the member compares garments from at least 3 different types of stores (department, boutique, discount, online, resale, etc.). By recording the characteristics on a worksheet, the member is able to compare the items and select the best option to purchase.
Construction – In the Construction Division, youth learn basic sewing skills as they construct garments and participate in activities. Youth will need to keep fabric bolt information (fiber content & care instructions) and receipts for the entry paperwork.
Natural Fiber – An additional contest opportunity is the Natural Fiber contest. The garment must be a minimum 60% cotton or 60% wool, mohair, alpaca or blend. Please refer to the website for additional information: http://fcs.tamu.edu/clothing/4h/packet/
Another opportunity offered in conjunction with the Fashion Show, includes the Fashion Storyboard contest. This event focuses on the design skills of the 4-H member and the ability to communicate design ideas through visual media. This year’s contest will be conducted on February 18, 2016. Please pre-register for the event by sending an email with your name, age division, and category to NFSwindle@ag.tamu.edu by February 1, 2016. The official entry forms are due by noon on February 16.
Participants in this contest create a poster featuring their design (of one item), along with ideas for color variations, design modifications, embellishments, inspiration, etc. The poster is submitted, but there is no interview or modeling portion for this contest.
The title for the 2016 contest is: #4HFashionStoryboard2016
Social media has become a stage to not only set fashion trends, but to launch designers. Social media outlets such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube are easily accessible and conversational in nature. Fashion trends are created through social media. The trend is not “impose” on the audience, but instead, it is made available for the audience, and the audience will have the freedom to adopt it or grasp onto part of it.
Storyboard categories include:
|Wearable (pants, skirt, dress, sweater, etc.)||Non-Wearable (pillow, organizer, stuffed animal, etc.)|
|Accessory (belt, purse, bag, hat, etc.)||Jewelry (necklace, bracelet, ring, etc.)|
|Pet Clothing (articles that can be worn by a pet)|
Additional information may be found at http://fcs.tamu.edu/clothing/4h/packet/
County Share the Fun Contest
The Share the Fun is a talent event which provides an opportunity to be creative, share your talents, and share in the fun with 4-H youth across the county. Youth may participate individually or within age division groups. Categories are provided to encourage youth to showcase “traditional talents” as well as those that are “very creative and unique”.
Contest Date: February 26, 2016
Entry Forms Due: February 3, 2016
Event Location: 3900 Meadowbrook Drive; Fort Worth, TX
County 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:
March 10, 2016 at 2 pm; or at 6:30 pm; or member may submit a USB video by March 9
Entry forms are due on February 24, 2016, and may be submitted by email or fax for your convenience.
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 email@example.com .
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.