Club Awards

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Dear 4-H Club Managers and Volunteers,

Please complete the 4-H Club Award Application 2022  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 Monday, July 25, 2022, by 5 pm.

Club awards will be announced at the Annual County Awards Reception.  Check your emails for further information on this event.

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

Kate Marshall

Tarrant County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500 | Fort Worth, TX 76196

p: (817) 884-1553 | f: (817) 884-1941

kate.marshall@ag.tamu.edu | https://tarrant-tx.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 Monday, July 25, 2022, by 5 pm.

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 Monday, July 25, 2022, by 5 pm.

Awards will be announced at the Annual County Awards Reception.  Check your emails for further information on this event.

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

Kate Marshall

Tarrant County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500 | Fort Worth, TX 76196

p: (817) 884-1553 | f: (817) 884-1941

kate.marshall@ag.tamu.edu | https://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

 

Save the Date – August 11, 2022

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Save the Date for the Tarrant County 4-H Awards Reception and Graduating Senior Night on August 11, 2022 at 7pm.  See Flyer below.

 

West Tx State Fair Entry Worksheets

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Good Morning 4-Hers!

It is about that time of year to kick off the Fall run on Stock Shows.  You will be receiving a few emails over the next few weeks with information about the fall run entries.  Please pay attention to the due dates in these emails, because we will be on tight deadlines this year.

Attached are the worksheets for the West Texas State Fair in Abilene.  Anyone interested in going to this show must have their worksheets as well as entry payment into the Extension office by July 15th at 5pm.  This is a hard deadline, so please be sure to mark your calendar for this date.

WTSF – Market

WTSF – Breeding

Information on State Fair of Texas, Heart of Texas Fair, and East Texas State Fair will be coming out around August 1st.

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:   817.884.2828

Fax:  817.884.1941

jacklyn.jones@ag.tamu.edu

http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

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

http://AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu

 

Texas Farm Bureau Youth Programs

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Dear 4-H’ers,

Entering the 8th, 9th or 12th Grade this Fall – please check out these great opportunities from Texas Farm Bureau!

Jumpstart is virtual and is for students going into 8th Grade.

Activate is virtual for students going into 9th Grade.

Thrive is an in-person event in Waco for incoming Seniors.

**The THRIVE event for incoming Seniors has sponsorship opportunities available from the Tarrant County Farm Bureau.

Here is the link to register: Student Success Series – Texas Farm Bureau

Sincerely,

Kate Marshall

Tarrant County Extension Agent – 4-H & Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

200 Taylor Street, Suite 500 | Fort Worth, TX 76196

p: (817) 884-1553 | f: (817) 884-1941

kate.marshall@ag.tamu.edu | https://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

 

PVAMU 4-H Goat Judging Workshop and Contest

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Hello!

The Prairie View A&M 4-H Youth Development Program is excited to announce the return of the Goat Judging Workshop and Contest. Please, read below for more information.

General description: The workshop/contest will bring awareness to goat husbandry while teaching skills to help students select healthy, productive, and profitable goats for their projects. Participants will learn the proper terminology to describe the traits of the goats and how to use scorecards to evaluate goats based on the industry standards of proper conformation for meat and milk goats. Being a good judge involves the ability to select good goats and justify the selection of goats. The workshop and contest will help the participants improve their organizational and critical thinking skills, such as decision-making, teamwork, and communication skills.

Date/Time: July 22, 2022, 3:00 PM-7:00 PM CST and July 23, 2022, 7:45 AM-5:00 PM CST (This is not an overnight camp.)

Where: PVAMU Main Campus. Check-in will be in the Carden-Waller (Cooperative Extension Building) 250 E.M. Norris St., Prairie View, TX 77446

Who Can Attend: ANY youth ages 8-18 years of age. Youth do not have to be registered 4-H members or have any experience with goats. We do not allow anyone to bring their goat.

Cost: Free; however, registration is limited to the first 50 youth. Each registered youth can bring a max of 3 family/friends.

Lunch: Provided and FREE! For Saturday, parents may want to pack snacks.

Registration Link: Click here or use the attached flyer.

Deadline: July 11, 2022, or whenever we fill 50 spots.

Additional Information: The COVID-19 pandemic is in effect. Please, if your youth or anyone attending with them exhibits symptoms or has been exposed to a confirmed positive person, be courteous and not attend.

For more information, contact Cynthia Pierfax at cmpierfax@pvamu.edu.

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H

Prairie View A&M University

College of Agriculture & Human Sciences

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196

 

4-H Food and Nutrition & 4-H Robotics Workshops

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Be sure to take part in these AWESOME summer workshops

Register Link:  4-H Food and Nutrition

Register Link:  4-H Robotics

IMPORTANT: June/July TCJLA meetings

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Good afternoon!!!

The TCJLA meeting for June (normally scheduled for today) and for July are cancelled, per President’s (RL Feldt) request.  We will meet again August 8th, as normally scheduled.

  1. Please submit any divisional superintendent changes to Mike Vergari and myself by July 1st. tcjlasecretary@gmail.com and tybrmike@gmail.com.
  2. Superintendents, please start working on who you plan on asking to be judges for our show.

Thank you,

Sarah Hibbitts

TCJLA Secretary.

 

June 2022 Tarrant County 4-H Newsletter

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Here is your June 2022 Tarrant County Newsletter!!!  Click on the link below to see all important due dates coming up!!!

June 2022 Tarrant County 4-H Newsletter

 

4-H Jr. Youth Leadership Lab Virtual Sign up! FREE

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Hello 4-H Friends and Families!

Prairie View A&M 4-H is excited to announce our 5th Annual Jr. Youth Leadership Lab! Registration will open on June 1st @ 8:00 AM. Last year, the spots filled up within 2 hours. So don’t forget to set a calendar reminder 😊.

“Jr. Youth Lab (Jr. YLL) is a 4-day virtual program hosted by the College of Agriculture and Human Science Cooperative Extension 4-H (Head, Hands, Heart, and Health) Program. Jr. YLL is open to under-served youth entering the 6th-8th grades throughout Texas. Activities will be focused on agriculture-related careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and discovery, developing, and honing leadership skills in preparation for entering the workforce.”

Registration is limited to the first 30 applications received. Youth must have a laptop or computer and reliable internet.

Program Dates: July 5-8, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM CST/ 9:00 AM-3:00 PM MST

Ages: Rising 6th-8th graders

Place: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Registration Link: 2022 Jr. Youth Leadership Registration Link

Application Deadline: Closes when 30 spots are filled

Program Coordinator: Cynthia Pierfax

For More Information: Contact Cynthia Pierfax at (936) 261-5028 or cmpierfax@pvamu.edu.

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H

Prairie View A&M University

College of Agriculture & Human Sciences

200 Taylor Street Suite 500

Fort Worth, TX 76196