G.E.A.R in Tarrant

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Blackstar 4-H of Tarrant County is hosting a 4-H G.E.A.R Robotics Challenge on Saturday August 17th at TCC – South Campus (5301 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119) From 8:30 – 12p. Teams can register by using this link Google Link.  The deadline to register is Wednesday August 14th.

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This Challenge will be a friendly completion and only involve match play – No technical interview or educational presentation layout.

Teams can refer to https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/robotics for more information.

Thank you, and hope to see you there.

Shannon Johnson-Lackey

Extension Agent – CEP (4-H)

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

817.884.1291 (office)

817.884.1941 (fax)

sjohnson@ag.tamu.edu

http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

www.pvamu.edu/cahs

Awards Banquet

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Please see the attached invitation for the Tarrant County Awards Banquet that takes place Friday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. We will again meet at the Tarrant County Resource Connection at 2300 Circle Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76119.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please use the R.S.V.P. form by Friday, July 26, 2019, so that we can plan accordingly.

I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H Youth Development

Prairie View A&M University Extension

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

(817) 884-1945

Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

 

Adult Award Application

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

In Tarrant County, we are fortunate to have amazing volunteers who work diligently in support of our 4-H youth. In an effort to provide public recognition, the following awards have been established. A volunteer may receive each award only once.  Nomination deadline is July 19.

Youth and adults are encouraged to submit nominations for the following awards. More than one person can nominate an individual or organization.

Friend of 4-H Award: This award is presented to a group, business, organization or individual that has contributed to the development of the overall 4-H program in Tarrant County.  Adult Awards

Alumni Award: This award recognizes a former 4-Her who continues to support the 4-H program and has made significant contributions in the community in an effort to “Make the Best Better.”  Adult Awards

Distinguished Leader Award: Each year, the Distinguished Leader Award recognizes an adult for his/her efforts to improve the 4-H program and make an impact on the 4-H members, not just within the local club, but at the county, district, and state level as well.  Adult Awards

I urge you to take a minute and nominate any adult volunteer or organization that makes your 4-H experience complete.  Deadline for nominations is July 19.

Thank you for all that you do for 4-H and the youth of our community.

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H Youth Development

Prairie View A&M University Extension

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

(817) 884-1945

Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

 

CLUB AWARDS

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Dear 4-H Club Managers and Volunteers,

Please complete the 4-H Club Award Application 2019  if you would like to nominate your club for the Honor, Blue Ribbon, or Rising Star club awards.  Please remember that only one person, preferably the club manager, should complete the entry.

The following are descriptions of the awards:

  • Honor Club Award-Clubs that meet 12 of the 16 standards of excellence.  By meeting these standards, clubs ensure proper management and leadership and can better fulfill the mission of making the best better.
  • Blue Ribbon Club Award-This award is given in recognition to clubs that place the youth as their focus.  Clubs that provide positive experiences and opportunities to grow for all of their members will be considered for this award.
  • Rising Star Club Award-This award is given to clubs whose members are extensively engaged in club, county, district and state level events.  While members engaging in club activities is great, we strongly encourage our youth to experience 4-H more completely by partaking in activities at all levels.

Application deadline is July 19, 2019

The county awards banquet is 7 p.m. on Friday, August 2nd.  Once again it will be held at the County Resource Connection located at 2300 Circle Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76119.  The form to nominate adult volunteers and community partners will be coming out later today in an email through 4-H Connect.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for all that you do for 4-H and the youth of our community.

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H Youth Development

Prairie View A&M University Extension

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

(817) 884-1945

Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

 

Tarrant County 4-H Award Reception RB Pictures

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REMINDER:  The below request was originally sent on June 18.  If you have submitted your pictures (see below guidelines), but did not receive an acknowledgement, please resend the pictures as they were not received.

For those that have not yet submitted pictures, please do so quickly. The deadline is approaching.

Please send photos to:  Tarrant4hALA@gmail.com by July 10.

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Congratulations to each of you who completed a 4-H recordbook this year.  The books are in the process of being judged and the judges are enjoying reading your stories and seeing all the wonderful things you have accomplished.

All recordbook participants will be recognized at the annual county-wide 4-H Awards Reception, which will be on Friday evening, August 2, at the Resource Connection.  (Please save the date on your calendar.)

Each year, a slide show is compiled of photos submitted.  Please select 3 action photos of the 4-H member doing project work, community service, shows, or an activity.   These photos may be the same or different from the ones used in the recordbook.   Please title each photo with the name of the child and a 1, 2, or 3.  (ie Lastname_Firstname_1)

Please send the photos to:  Tarrant4hALA@gmail.com by July 10.

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Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H Youth Development

Prairie View A&M University Extension

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

(817) 884-1945

Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

 

Movie Night – Monday, July 22

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Attention all Tarrant County 4-H members!

Your County Youth Council Social Committee has planned one last, great county activity before the new 4-H year starts!

MOVIE NIGHT!!!

We will have two movie options: Princess and the Frog and the original Toy Story. The movie will be chosen by a vote, those members attending will vote for the movie we watch. Join us Monday, July 22nd, at 6 pm to 8:30 pm, on the 5th floor of the county extension office, which is: 200 Taylor St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. See below for driving/parking information.

What to bring:  your favorite lawn chair/blankets and a snack to share.

Parents are invited to stay and visit, read, or enjoy the movie. Parents are also invited to drop youth off and run some errands. Unattended youth must be accompanied into the building and mature enough to stay without their guardians.  See below for driving/parking information.

I hope to see you at Movie Night.

-Cole Whiddon, 2018-2019 CYC President

Driving & Parking Instructions:   The entrance to the building faces Burnett Street (not Taylor).  Please use the following address for your GPS:  500 W 2nd St.; Fort Worth, TX; 76102.  Once you turn on 2nd street (which is one-way in this area), about half-way down the block, on the right, will be an entrance to a parking lot.  Parking validations will be available for this lot and you will see the entrance to the building near the center of the parking lot.   Unfortunately, we do not have validations or reimbursements for parking in any other location.  Additional driving information may be found at this link.

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H Youth Development

Prairie View A&M University Extension

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

(817) 884-1945

Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

 

National Day of the American Cowboy 2019 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

We are needing volunteers for the National Day of the American Cowboy.  See flyer below for more information.  On the flyer I have Bailey Williams as the event contact and she is one of the organizers.  Volunteers can contact her to find out where to meet and times etc.

Briefly here is the info:

We are looking for people to assist

with the free activities from

10:00 am to 8:00 pm. on 7/27/19.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

Helping with the free activities

Passing out water

Passing out bandanas

Other duties as needed.

You will get FREE entry into the parade and a FREE  General Admission Rodeo ticket.

PLEASE CONTACT:

BAILEY WILLIAMS

bailey@cowtowncoliseum.com

(817) 625-1025  ext.311

COWTOWN COLISEUM

121 EAST EXCHANGE AVE

FORT WORTH, TEXAS 76164

 Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank You,

Lisa Ellis

Admin Asst/Reception
817-625-1025

Cell (512) 902-3655
Fax 817-625-4811

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121 E. Exchange Avenue

Fort Worth, Texas 76164

 

Club Officer Training

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

The County Youth Council will be hosting a club officer training Tuesday July 23rd from 5:30-7 p.m. at the County Extension office. This training is for all new and returning officers who want to spend some time meeting the County Youth Council officers, learning about how to run a meeting, and some of the duties that come along with their positions. Additionally, you’ll walk away with some cool icebreakers and games to take back to your club. Parents and volunteers are welcome to attend as well.

Please R.S.V.P. with the https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyvbmeVSR8V8FfMZxdsoie4dh5zrgMj5R-rltXQp4l_i99Zg/viewform?usp=sf_link. Thank you and please contact the office if you have any questions.

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Please use this form to R.S.V.P. for the Officer Training on Tuesday July 23, 2019. Training will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Tarrant County Extension office 200 Taylor Street Suite 500, Fort Worth, Texas 76196.

Shannon Johnson-Lackey

Extension Agent – CEP (4-H)

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

817.884.1291 (office)

817.884.1941 (fax)

sjohnson@ag.tamu.edu

http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

www.pvamu.edu/cahs

 

Path to the Plate

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Join us on Tuesday, July 9th for dinner at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens in Fort Worth, TX and learn about Path to the Plate: the connection between agriculture, food and health! Special presenters include Chris Farley, Assistant Director of the TCU Ranch Management Program, along with County Extension Agents and Volunteers.
Register for $30 per person or $50 per couple by July 7 at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/DinnerTonight
Questions? Contact Alaina O’Daniel at 817-884-1942 or email alaina.odaniel@ag.tamu.edu

Fort Worth Stock Show Heifer Rule Change

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Good Afternoon,

I am wanting to make sure that you are aware of a rule change, which was just made public, that will be going into effect for the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show,  this is for the Junior Heifer Show only.

For the 2020 Fort Worth heifer show, the oldest heifer in the Junior Beef Heifer Show will be calved January 1, 2018.

This change makes all breed shows in the Junior Heifer Show consistent as to the oldest heifer. Several breeds, as designated by the breed association, had already established that date as the oldest class and several breeds were not entering any heifers in the older classes. With this change, they now all have the same oldest calved date. This allows for consistency among the breeds.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give me a call.

Jacklyn Jones

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://AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu