Record Book Training

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

We have rescheduled the canceled January Record Book training to Tuesday, March 19th.  Please mark your calendar to partake in this last county wide record book training of the year.  Both of these trainings will take place from 6-7 p.m. and be out in the community.  Keller 4-H will host the evening of the 15th at Ridgeview Elementary School located at 1601 Marshall Ridge Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248

These trainings are open to all families in the county.  I encourage parents and members to attend.  The training covers:

  • Why a record book is a great way to complete the 4-H year.
  • The steps involved in completing a record book successfully.
  • What happens to your record book once it is complete.
  • How to make a great impression with your record book.

Please complete this registration form if you will be attending.  There will be handouts for all attendees so please let us know your plans to attend so we can be prepared.

If you have any questions, please contact me.  And thank you for participating in the record book process.

Kent DeCardenas

Tarrant County 4-H Extension Agent

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX  76196

p: 817.884.1553

m: 817.881.7581

kent.decardenas@ag.tamu.edu

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Meeting Invite February 25, 2019

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Please see the invitation to next week County Youth Council meeting.  All 4-H members are encouraged to attend the CYC meeting at eth Extension office.  There will be an informal meeting of adult volunteers at the same time to discuss the use of social media in growing your club program.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Kent DeCardenas

Tarrant County 4-H Extension Agent

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX  76196

p: 817.884.1553

kent.decardenas@ag.tamu.edu

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Dog Project email.

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Please see the email below from Renee Raschio, who is leading a dog training project.  If you have considered joining this project, there is a great opportunity at the next meeting.

This project meets every Thursday from 5:15 to 6 p.m. at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church at 3900 Meadowbrook Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76103.

Kent DeCardenas

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Hi.

I wanted to let everyone know that there will be dog project on Thursday the 21st and we will be having a professional trainer coming to help out. Please let me know if you will be coming.

The trainer has experience in herding and showing dogs.  This is a great opportunity to learn from a professional for FREE.  Show her how much we want her to continue to come, by coming on Thursday!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at either

682-808-8770 or EVpoodle@gmail.com

Thank you,

Renee Raschio

 

Texas 4-H Equine and Livestock Ambassador Program

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Are you a high school student or will be one next year?  Do you have a serious passion for livestock and/or horses?  Are you ready to take your 4-H experience to the next level?  If you’ve answered yes to these question then I highly recommend you apply for a spot on the Livestock or Equine Ambassador teams.  These state level groups provide an intense short course training at one of three Universities.  After this, you will be expected to assist in various Extension educational programs at the county and state level.

If you are interested, please read the email from Billy Zanolini below.  Tarrant County 4-H will also make scholarships available from our Tractor Supply funds to pay for a part of the $250 fee for the short course.  The amount will depend on the number of attendees from our county.

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4-H Families,

The Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Program is coming off another groundbreaking year. In June 2018, 20 Ambassadors boarded a plane in Houston departing to South America to expand the worldviews of exceptional leaders in agriculture. Ambassadors engaged a valuable study abroad experience in the agriculturally-rich country of Argentina. With visits to family farms, historic ranches, feedlot tours and various production facilities, Ambassadors were able to immerse themselves in South America’s agricultural production systems. In 2019, the program is continuing to expand to include South Texas. I am pleased to announce that we will offer a Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Course in Kingsville in collaboration with TAMU Kingsville.

Our hope is when you return from the course, you will find yourself eager to assist your local Extension agents with educational programs. Below are the 2019 details and application link. Attached, you will find a Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador promotional document.

2019 Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Courses:

Texas A&M University – Kingsville June 17-20, 2019

Texas A&M University – College Station July 8-11, 2019

Texas Tech University/West Texas A&M University – Lubbock/Canyon July 22-25, 2019

Cost: $250.00 (includes food and lodging)

Selection Criteria:

  • Senior age (14-18) 4-H youth that have exhibited a superior level of ambition regarding his/her livestock projects
  • Students with a profound interest in animal science, animal production and advocacy
  • Students have shown advanced leadership qualities and a willingness to help others
  • Top 25% class rank

Application Process:

  1. Applicant goes to: https://agrilife.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5C2PxJ597FTPIFL
    1. A two-minute YouTube video will be required (instructions can be found within the application)
  2. Student will complete the application and enter the contact information of supervising County Extension Agent
  3. CEA will be automatically emailed a recommendation survey
  4. A selection committee will review the applications and accept up to 25 participants per university
  5. Applications are due May 15, 2019
  6. Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2019 regarding application result

If you have any questions regarding the program, please feel free to contact me by any means listed.

My best,

Billy

Billy Zanolini, PhD

Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Youth Livestock and Agriculture

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

1470 William D. Fitch Parkway

College Station, TX 77845

Tel. 979.458.0466

Fax. 979.845.6495

www.texasyouthlivestock.com

wfzanolini@ag.tamu.edu

Buckles on the Bosque Livestock Show to be held in Clifton, Texas on April 20, 2019

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Please disregard if you do not have 4-H livestock responsibilities.

Please find attached a flier for the upcoming Buckles on the Bosque Livestock Show to be held in Clifton, Texas on April 20, 2019.

Please share with your 4-H families and FFA advisors.

Thank you,

Chelsea Dorward

Chelsea Dorward

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Bosque County Extension Agent – Ag/NR

104 S. Fuller St

Meridian, TX 76665

Office: 254.435.2331

Fax: 254.435.6231

chelsea.dorward@ag.tamu.edu

http://bosque.agrilife.org/

Opportunity for 4-Hers to Experience and Explore Agriculture on the Y.A.L.L Tour!

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

I encourage all youth who are interested in production agriculture to read the email below from Micah Walker, Ag agent for Kerr County.  This is a great opportunity to visit three universities as a great cost and meet other 4-H youth from across the state.

Kent DeCardenas

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Howdy,

The 2019 Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership (Y.A.L.L.) Board is excited to announce that the Y.A.L.L program is in its fifth year of existence and is open to 4-H members across the state. This will be our 2nd year to open the program up state wide.

The 2019 Y.A.L.L. Tour will take place on July 14 -19, 2019. This opportunity is one that is undoubtedly most practical in terms of its goals. Participants from across the State of Texas commit and dedicate six days and five nights to understand production agriculture and what it takes to feed this country. Throughout this experience they learn about the dynamics of the agricultural industry, including: horticulture, beef cattle, problem solving, marketing, finance, education, leadership, and more. At the completion of their time invested, the participants, as producers, have the opportunity to defend every decision making process throughout each learning experience via an oral presentation. This allows them a chance to advocate and support practices utilized in our advancing agriculture.

Year after year, we observe that this Y.A.L.L. experience has made a lasting impact on young peoples’ futures. We believe this Youth Agriculture Lifetime Leadership model could grow and adapt towards extra opportunities including, but not limited to the following: additional leadership opportunities, broadening educational perspectives, and increasing the real world application prospect to further enhance the knowledge base of all youth involved.

The tour will depart from the Kerr County Extension office in Kerrville on July 14th and return to the Kerr County Extension office on July 19th. The cost to the participants for the 6 days is $200 each with a $100 deposit submitted with the application. 4-H members that have a strong interest in production agriculture who are outgoing high school freshmen through outgoing seniors are invited to apply and 30 youth will be selected. Application deadline is April 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of their selection in to the program by May 1, with the remaining balance being due May 30th.

We aim to promote excellence in our youth with the highest quality of leadership, education, and agricultural service our world deserves. For additional information or any questions, you may have, please contact me at 903 439 5935.

Micah Walker

County Extension Agent

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Mason County

505 Moody Street | PO Box 247 | Mason, TX 76856

p: (325) 347-6459 | Cell: 903.439.5935

 

 

Reminder: Grayson County: 2019 Youth Agrobotics Challenge – Deadline Friday

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The Grayson County 4-H Program is excited to announce we will be hosting a Youth Agrobotics Challenge on Saturday, March 2nd following the Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show. Youth in 3rd to 12th grade may enter and at least one member of the team must be in Texas 4-H or FFA. Teams can register at https://grayson.agrilife.org/agrobotics

Dr. Tamra McGaughy, Ed.D (pronounced McGoy)
4-H and Youth Development Agent, Grayson County
100 W Houston St.
Sherman, Texas 75090
Phone: (903) 813-4201

Dog Training & Showing

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Renee and Karen Raschio will once again be leading a Dog Training and Showing project.  Their first meeting for spring will be this Thursday, February 14th.  Please see the information from the Raschios below.

Do you happen to have a dog around the house, who needs a little obedience training?

Is your yard too small to fit a goat or horse, but want to show an animal?

Come join us at The Tarrant County Dog Project .

Topics to be covered:

  •  Learn how to get registered for the 2019 Texas 4-H State Dog Show.
  •  Other Texas 4-H dog shows for this upcoming year.
  •  Plan activities for the upcoming year in Tarrant County.
  •  What is the difference between Obedience, Rally, Showmanship, and Confirmation.

Join us.  We will meet from 5:15-6 p.m. at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church in Fort Worth.  Our first class meeting for the new year will be Thursday, February 14th.  No cost for the class.  Please RSVP to Renee Raschio at EVPoodle@gmail.com.  We plan to continue working on obedience but also start working on showmanship, confirmation, and rally starting after the New Year.  We will also explore the possibility of creating a dog drill team to compete at the 4-H State Show in July.

Thank you Renee for leading this project for the county.

Kent DeCardenas

Tarrant County 4-H Extension Agent

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX  76196

p: 817.884.1553

m: 817.881.7581

kent.decardenas@ag.tamu.edu

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RE: 4-H and You!

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

I would like to ask a favor of our 4-H parents and adult volunteers.  I and the officers of the Adult Leaders Association, Teresa Womble, Joshua Seabolt, Joel Lang, and Chris Hibbitts, would like to know more about you and what brings you to 4-H.  Please take a moment to complete this survey.

In the survey, we ask about what makes you passionate about 4-H, employment, your skills and hobbies, and what the Adult Leaders Association can do to help you.  4-H would like to know about employment to assist in our funding campaign.  Some community grants from our local businesses specifically ask if their employees are engaged in programs seeking funds.  Other times, we may put you in touch with other 4-H parents that work at the same company as you to seek employer matching contributions.

As a community based program, 4-H is great at connecting people eager to learn with those willing to teach.  By sharing a list of your talents, we may be able to connect you with a youth who would love to learn about you and what you do.  We may also call upon you to provide guidance or assistance as we grow the 4-H program.

And as we grow, the Extension staff and the Adult Leaders Association would love to learn what we can do to help you and your youth get the most out of 4-H.  So please take a minute to complete this survey.  Please encourage your fellow club members to complete the survey.  And feel free to contact the Adult Leaders Association officers at tarrant4hala@gmail.com or me with any questions or other information you would like to share.

Kent DeCardenas

Tarrant County 4-H Extension Agent

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX  76196

p: 817.884.1553

m: 817.881.7581

kent.decardenas@ag.tamu.edu

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2019 Spring Show Notice – Please share with Tarrant County 4-H

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JOHNSON COUNTY 4-H HORSE COMMITTEE

Chisholm Trail Stampede
Open Horse Shows Spring Series 2019
Featuring 21 series end overall high point award buckles
mark your calendars for
March 2     April 6     May 11     June 8

We are looking forward  to seeing all of our old friends and making new ones again, to enjoy common interests, friends, family, and an activity we love to share

$50.00     $50.00     $50.00     $50.00     
To encourage 4-H youth entries, we are offering a $50.00 flat fee for 4-H youth from any county. Proof of 4-H membership will be required.

Once again, we are approved by the APHA for their PAC program.

Daily show high point awards at the end of each show. 
Series end overall high point award buckles will be awarded at our annual Johnson County Awards and Recognition Banquet late in June. Time and place to be determined.

If you would like to sponsor a class, a hi point, our web site, show buckles, or our banquet, the sponsorship forms are on the web site along with the show class list, rules, and entry forms. Every sponsor we get helps us to offer great awards.

Pre-Registration entry forms must be received by Wednesday midnight before each show to get the best  class, all day, or family fee.
Payment is not required until you confirm your registration at the show.

Pre-Entries go to-  sharilynn1960@gmail.com
Contact us at- jocohorse2018@outlook.com
Web Site is- www.johnsoncountyhorse.com

Sherry Jones at 817-223-9416 or sgjmomof3@gmail.com
Nancy Hogg- Talk or text 817-269-5574