Tarrant County 4-H Newsletter – February 2023

Sent,

Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Here is your February 2023 Tarrant County Newsletter!!!  Click on the link to see all important due dates coming up!!!

February 2023 Tarrant County 4-H Newsletter

 

 

Public Speaking – Spring 2023

Sent, 

Dear 4-H Members and Families,

It’s time to start another Public Speaking project series with Dr. Jeff Johnson.  As many of you know, Dr. Johnson and his Toastmasters International friends have been leading this project for 32 years.  With experience and a passion for public speaking, he leads even the most reluctant 4-H youth through fun and amusing exercises to become confident leaders and speakers.  This project is a great aid to every 4-H member, especially those who would like to serve as officers at the club or county level.

Please see the following details:

  • There are only 8 spots.  By signing up you are taking one of these limited spots.  If your schedule changes and you cannot attend all eight weeks, you will be depriving another youth of the opportunity to attend.
  • The project meets every Thursday from 6:50 p.m. to 9 p.m. from February 9th to March 30th.
  • Meetings take place at the Extension office located in downtown Fort Worth.  If you have never visited the office, please see this link for directions and parking information.
  • It is very important that members be present and ready at 6:50 p.m. each week.
  • You may miss one or two meetings, but please consider signing up at a different time if you already know you will need to miss two or more days.
  • Parents may stay and sit in on the course, as well as younger siblings, as long as they do not distract from the program.  There is also another meeting room for parents and siblings to spread out their own work or to read quietly.
  • Members who have taken Public Speaking in the past can take the course again.  If it has been less than a year since you took Public Speaking, you may be asked to relinquish your spot to a member who has not taken the course before.

Register here by completing the google form.

Registration will close as soon as we reach our limit of 8 or on February 3, 2023 at 5pm.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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

 

2023 4-H Day at the Capitol – Event Update and Registration Information

Sent, 

Dear 4-H Members and Families,

I just wanted to send out the information about the upcoming 4-H Day at the Capitol Event.

It will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

Registration will open on 4-H Online on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 12:00pm (noon) and will be open until Wednesday, February 8, 2023 (or until registration is full). Registration is limited to 250 youth and 50 adults and will be filled on a first come first served basis on 4-H Online.  The cost to register is $40 per participant and includes lunch and a t-shirt while at the Capitol.

Please review the below document for additional information (this will also be shared in next week’s email to members/volunteers) and let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Megan Logan, M.S.

Extension Program Specialist II – 4-H Youth Development – Leadership & Citizenship

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Email: mmlogan@ag.tamu.edu

Phone: (830) 988-6146

Physical Address:

1470 William D. Fitch Parkway

College Station, TX 77845

Mailing Address:

2473 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-2473

 

Livestock Project Tattoos!!

Sent,

Dear 4-H Members and Families,

As we are gearing up for the start of the Stock show season there are a few things that we need to make sure we have while packing to go the shows.

  1. First and foremost – you and the project!!!
  2. If your animal is a registered animal, be sure that you take your original registration papers!!!
  3. DOUBLE CHECK YOUR PROJECT’S TATTOOS!!!   If you are showing a heifer, double check to make sure the tattoos match the papers.
  4. If you are showing a market animal, make sure the 220 tattoo is legible.  If they are not, we need to get them redone ASAP!!!!  We have received an email from the state validation offices stating they will be checking tattoos this year.  All placing livestock that do not have a visible and/or legible tattoo will be DISQUALIFIED at Texas major livestock shows.

If a tattoo needs to be redone, please let me know ASAP and we will set up a time and place to get this done!!

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:   817.884.1296

Fax:  817.884.1941

jacklyn.jones@ag.tamu.edu

http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

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

http://AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu

 

4-H Robotics Youth Opportunity

Sent, 

Hello 4-H Families,

National Engineers Week will be held starting February 19th.  Tarrant County 4-H has the opportunity for outreach AND public service to set up a booth with a hands-on demonstration at the Fort Worth Children’s Science Museum with activities related to engineering.  I am hopeful that some of the members of the robotics team would be willing to assist with staffing a booth and a demonstration with their competition robots.  Other 4H members are also welcome to assist as well.  I’m thinking that we will have 1-2 hour shifts for individuals to sign up for (with 2-3 youth members needed and 1-2 adults). Email Catherine Stanley if interested below.

Below are the dates, I have also included my availability to help:

  • Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00-4:00
  • Thursday, February 23 from 10:00-4:00; 6:00-8:00
  • Friday, February 24 from 10:00-4:00
  • Saturday, February 25 from 10:00-4:00  (I’m Available)
  • Sunday, February 26 from 12:00-4:00 (I’m Available)

Action Requested:  Please let me know which date(s) and time(s) you can commit to working a shift by Friday, January 20, 2023.  Catherine Michelle Stanley at 512-563-6285

Hint:  This is a county-wide opportunity to reach numerous youth with public service and outreach.  For those that plan to major in engineering, science (including ag sciences), technology or math — this is a great item to add to your 4-H resume.

Thanks,

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

817-884-1940

 

2023 TCJLS

Sent, 

Hello from your TCJLS representatives!

There are a few things that I need to bring to your attention, so thank you in advance for reading this!

Sale Catalog Senior Ads  –  Non-Business Ad Catalog Form 2022

If you have a graduating senior and would like to place an ad in the buyers catalog to celebrate your child, please find the attachment below and return it to Brandi Gilbreath by February 22nd.

Buckle Sponsorships –  Buckle Sponsor Form 2023

If you, or any businesses you know would be interested in sponsoring a buckle, please look at the attachment below and return those also to Brandi Gilbreath as soon as possible.  We still need about 100 buckles sponsored.

Silent Auction  –  TCJLS Silent Auction Form  

Reminder that every club or chapter needs to donate at least one silent auction basket.  That form is also attached to this email.

Thank you!

Sarah

 

TCJLS Helping Hands Livestock Show

Sent,

Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Helping Hands Livestock Show is a special needs livestock show that is held in conjunction with TCJLS.  Please share this with friends and family and classes in your area with special needs students.  Entries are limited to ten in each division, and animals will be provided.  If your child is interested, please fill out this form to show interest. Thank you!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdAVgrnCSzkSp8fqm0ApA4RYI8AKrVxI-catnNZm2Iua_wXEw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

 

Tarrant County 4-H Talent Showcase

Sent,

Hello 4-H Families,

It’s that time of year again that we will have our annual Share the Fun talent show for Tarrant County. The new name for share the fun is “Talent Showcase.” The contest will be held on Friday February 10th from 6:30-8:30 PM at Meadowbrook United Methodist Church at 3900 Meadowbrook Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76103.

 Please sign up with the act you wish to participate by Friday February 3rd by 5:00 PM. Once you sign up you will receive a confirmation a week before the event.

Register Here  to show off your talents to the rest of the 4-H community.  Registration will close on Friday, February 3, 2023, at 5pm.

If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office. We look forward to a night of great performances and wonderful entertainment. Thank you for sharing your talents with the 4-H 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

 

TCJLS Entries

Sent, 

Dear 4-H Members and Families,

I hope this email finds you doing well in this New Year!!!

This is a friendly reminder that Club Managers are responsible for show entries for their club.  The entry deadline is January 18!!!!

Here are the links with all the of the information you need for entries.

Premium Book – entry information starts on page 7

Show Schedule

Rule Book

Show Works – Online entry

Entry Form

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:   817.884.1296

Fax:  817.884.1941

jacklyn.jones@ag.tamu.edu

http://tarrant-tx.tamu.edu

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

http://AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu

 

Community Service Opportunity

Sent, 

Dear 4-H Members and Families,

We could use your help! The office is putting together robotics kits for schools in Tarrant County.

If you would like to log some community service hours, make plans to join us next Thursday, December 29th.

You can come anytime between 9 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Just be sure to RSVP if you will be here over lunch as we are providing pizza!

For more information, please contact: kate.marshall@ag.tamu.edu

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