4-H Christmas Card Design Contest

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Good Afternoon Tarrant 4-H Families,

I wanted to share with you a reminder that the deadline is approaching for 4-Hers to enter their original artwork in the Texas 4-H Foundation Christmas Card Design Contest. The Foundation started this as a fundraiser last year and the winning card designs were adorable. This year the theme is “A Texas Christmas”. I have already pre-ordered my pack and would love to see a Tarrant County 4-Her’s design featured on a card. Please see the attached flyer for more info as there are cash prizes for winners. Entries must be postmarked by November 1st. Here is the link to where you can find the entry form and where to mail your designs: https://texas4hfoundation.org/christmas-card-design-contest/. I know we have some creative 4-Hers in this county so I encourage everyone to enter. Youth can submit as many entries as they want.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Jacqui Frampton

County Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Tarrant County

200 Taylor, Suite 500

Fort Worth TX 76196

p: 817-884-1945 f: 817-884-1941

https://agrilife.org/urbantarrant4h/

 

Virtual 4-H Contest Opportunity!

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

For those that missed the October 6th Agricultural Product ID workshop, you can view the training video along with other information pertaining to the Ag ID Contest at  https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/food-nutrition/ (scroll to the bottom of the page under Contests)

Agricultural Product ID

  • This contest provides youth the ability to further their knowledge and skills when evaluating agricultural products grown in Texas. For the Agriculture Product Identification contest, 20 Texas agricultural products are selected and exhibited at separate stations. Contestants select the correct identification of each product from four possible answers. Following the product identification, each station has one multiple-choice question pertaining to the product on display. Questions can be general to the industry that produced the product, (i.e. Texas’ national ranking, economic impact to Texas, general nutrition content, region of production) and specific to the individual  product  that  is  on display (i.e. cooking method, use, growing season, specific nutrition of the cut or variety).

As a reminder, don’t forget to register by 10/28/2020 for the Virtual Ag Product ID Contest through 4Honline. This contest is open to all Texas 4-H members and we are also offering an Adult Challenge as well for parents, coaches and agents to get in on the fun!!! Team and Individual Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 teams/individuals for Youth and top 3 individuals for Adults. See the attached informational flyer to share on Social Media.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Jacqui Frampton

County Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Tarrant County

200 Taylor, Suite 500

Fort Worth TX 76196

p: 817-884-1945 f: 817-884-1941

https://agrilife.org/urbantarrant4h/

 

CYC Invite for October

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Please see the invitation below to next week County Youth Council meeting.  All 4-H members and families are welcome to attend. All club delegates are especially encouraged. It will be held virtually.  Please let me know if you have any questions and hope to see you there.

Invite – October 26, 2020

4H – Steer Exhibitors

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Good Afternoon 4-Hers,

I know last week you received an email from me saying that Fort Worth Stock Show has been canceled. While it will be for 2021, that has not stopped people from around the state to step up and put other shows together for exhibitors across the state.

One such show is being hosted by Battle of the Cattle, they are calling the show “The Patriot” junior market steer show.  It will be held in Abilene, Texas February 2-6.  The format in terms of classes will be similar to other show you are use to.  Breed classes are: Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Shorthorn, American Cross, and European Crosses.  I am attaching the website for the show, where you will be able to find all the information you will need.

Also, please pay attention to the fact that this is a show that you will be sending in your own entry form.  It does not need to go through the extension office to enter.

https://www.battleofthecattle.com/thepatriot

Important dates for this show:

  • Entry forms must be post marked on or before December 15
  • Entry fees are $95 (includes entry fee, drug testing lab fee, pre-bedded stall fee, parking & grounds access)
    • Limited number of tie – outs will be sold at the show for $10 – available while in the trailer line
  • Late fees are $250 accepted up to the check-in deadline –  Do not be late on entries
  • You will be sending in your own entry form.
  • Be sure your Quality Counts Program is up to date you will need this number for entry
  • Arrival
    • Stalls will be assigned at arrival
    • Exhibitor who wish to stall together, will need to arrive/haul together
      • I will ask that Tarrant County Show Team (anyone who goes) at least try and coordinate with each other to travel together so that everyone is in close proximity to each other in order to help each other at the show.   Please let me know if you have entered this show that way I can coordinate contact information for everyone prior to you going to the show.

Jacklyn Jones – Doyle
Ag & Natural Resources Extension Agent

Tarrant County

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor St.  Suite 500

Fort Worth, Tx 76196

Tel:   817.884.1946

Fax:  817.884.1941

jacklyn.jones@ag.tamu.edu

http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

https://www.facebook.com/agrilife.tarrant/

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Saturday October 24 Validation

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Attention 4H Cattle Exhibitors,

As everyone knows this weekend is the last weekend to State Validate heifers for Texas Majors.  However; if you have cattle (steers or heifers) that need to be validated for TCJLS you can bring those on Saturday as well.  We will have TCJLS tags and paperwork with us.  Tags this year are $5/tag.

Validation is 9-12 at the Wendy Ryon Arena

6229 Wendy Ryon Way

Saginaw 76179

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Jacklyn Jones – Doyle
Ag & Natural Resources Extension Agent

Tarrant County

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor St.  Suite 500

Fort Worth, Tx 76196

Tel:   817.884.1946

Fax:  817.884.1941

jacklyn.jones@ag.tamu.edu

http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

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4-H Public Speaking Competition on Zoom

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Tarrant County 4-H Families:  You’re Invited!

Our Fall Class of 2020 Tarrant 4-H Public Speaking Project Group will be hosting their Speech Competition and Graduation on Zoom next Thursday, October 22nd  from 6:30 to 9:30pm This class has been taught and mentored by Dr. Jeff Johnson, Distinguished Toastmaster and Chairman of TEDxFortWorth, and his colleagues.  They turned their in-person class virtual this year and it has been a very successful program.

All 4-H Families are invited to tune in and watch from the comfort of your home!

The Zoom Room # is 120 028 315.

https://zoom.us/j/120028315

Please join us to see all the hard work this group has put in over the past 7 weeks!

Thanks,

Jacqui Frampton

County Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Tarrant County

200 Taylor, Suite 500

Fort Worth TX 76196

p: 817-884-1945 f: 817-884-1941

https://agrilife.org/urbantarrant4h/

 

2020 East Texas Show Star Series Nov 14 & 15

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Good Morning!

In case you haven’t received information on the 2020 East Texas Show Star Series, I wanted to pass along the schedule and flyer with registration information.

This year the ETSSS will be held in Henderson TX at the Rusk Co Youth Expo Center.  It will be a 2 day event with clinic on Saturday and jackpot show on Sunday.

NEW THIS YEAR:

  • You do not have to participate in Saturday to compete on Sunday.
  • Entry fee includes both rings Sunday
  • All animals must be in place and registered by 5 pm Saturday.  No Sunday registrations.
  • Steers MUST BE PRESENTED TO WEIGH AND CLASSIFY Saturday 5pm-7pm  See schedule for details
  • Clinic on Saturday for Novice exhibitors who wish to better their skills in the showring as well as the barn.
  • Saturday participants will receive 1 free head in Sunday’s show.  Each additional animal will be $50 for the 2 ring show Sunday.
  • Must have participated in Saturday clinic to show in Showmanship contest Saturday.
  • Show and Clinic are limited to 1 species only (cattle, lamb, goat)
  • Entries close Nov 6.  Late fee will apply to clinic registration after Nov 6 – $75

You will also be able to arrive Friday night

Additional information and Registration is located at https://agrilife.org/etsss/   You can also register by the QR code on the flyer.   I have also attached the schedule for the weekend.

2020 ETSSS Schedule

If you have specific questions to your species show and clinic, please contact the chairperson listed on the flyer.

2020 ETSS Flyer NEW jackpot

Pass this along to all who may be interested!  IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND TONS OF FUN!!

Jo Smith , M.S. Agriculture

Houston County Extension Agent – Ag/NR

716 Wells Street

Crockett, TX 75835

936.544.7502

 

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

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Good Afternoon 4H Exhibitors:

I am sure by now that you have heard the news concerning the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.  But if you have not, it was announced this morning that the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is canceling the 2021 show.  I have spoken with the show office and have confirmed it.  They will not be hosting any type of Livestock Show for 2021 whether it be market or breeding.

However; AT THIS TIME, the TCJLS show is still being planned to happen in March.  Houston has also announced they are going to be having a show, but we do not know at what capacity at this time.  Keep in mind that this is also subject to change as well.  As for San Antonio, San Angelo, and Rodeo Austin we have not heard anything concerning their shows as this time.  Therefore, at this time no news is good but that is always subject to change.

With all of this being said we are going to go ahead and move forward with having our Stock Show Entry nights on November 17 and November 19 at 5-7 pm here at the extension office.  You will be receiving more information about this event around the first of November, once we have more information concerning the other major shows.  So stay tuned.

Tarrant County Show Teams we will get through this and will be stronger and better for the 2022 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo!!!!  With playing off of FWSSR’s slogan…… “You guys are legendary”!!!

Jacklyn Jones – Doyle
Ag & Natural Resources Extension Agent

Tarrant County

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor St.  Suite 500

Fort Worth, Tx 76196

Tel:   817.884.1946

Fax:  817.884.1941

jacklyn.jones@ag.tamu.edu

http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

https://www.facebook.com/agrilife.tarrant/

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Turkey Showdown Jackpot Show

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Here is some Information on The Turkey Showdown Jackpot Show.  Click on the Link or See flyer below for dates and times.

The Turkey Showdown Jackpot Show

 

October Community Service Opportunity!

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Tarrant County 4-Hers:

As mentioned in last week’s CYC Meeting, for the October County Community Service effort, we will be writing letters to those elderly individuals that are confined to home or a facility.

Each youth member is encouraged to write a note or make a card or two (or more!).  For clubs that are meeting in person, those clubs are asked to collect notes/cards/letters from their membership and mail to the address given at the bottom of this email.  For those clubs that are not yet meeting in person, members are still encouraged to write notes/cards and mail directly to the address shown at the bottom of this email.  If you have a loved one (family or friend) to whom you would prefer to write, that’s fine!  Just be sure and report the number of letters/cards to the CYC as noted in the next paragraph.

At the end of the month, each club (or individual youth if mailed separately) should report to the County Youth Council how many letters were sent so we can keep track of the effort. These reports may be sent to the CYC at tarrantyouthcouncil@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at this email address (tarrantyouthcouncil@gmail.com).

Rumaysa Drissi

CYC, Chair, Community Service

Address Cards/Letters to: 

“Any Resident”

Westpark Rehabilitation and Living

900 Westpark Way

Euless, TX  76040