4-H MARS BASE CAMP – FREE to Register

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Hello 4-H families,

On Saturday August 22nd from 10AM-2PM 4-H will host a Virtual 4-H STEM camp for youth ages 8-14 years of age.  This camp will be related to physics, computer science and agriculture. Supplies for the camp will be mailed to participants who are chosen.  This is a first come first serve registration.  So sign up soon if you are wanting to participate.  The camp is also FREE.  See flyer below or click on this link  MARS BASE CAMP for more information.

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

This is the link to register: https://pvamu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0D4EZ4xtHWtzekJ

Jordan Peldyak

Tarrant County 4-H-CEP

Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

 

Nutrena Virtual Show Clinic

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

My name is Alicia Erwin and I work for Nutrena in the North Texas area.  We are hosting a virtual show clinic covering animal selection, nutrition, and handling for cattle/lamb/pigs/goats in August.  The kids had a rough Spring season this year so we wanted to put together a virtual event to get them fired up for the start of the show season.  We will be hosting 6 events from August 18 – 28.  It looks like y’all are doing registration for HOT earlier that week so everyone will still have a chance to join one of the events.  Below is the flyer to which has the RSVP information for the event.

Atwoods_Show Clinic_Flyer

Thanks,

Alicia Erwin
Retail Account Representative

Cargill Animal Nutrition United States

150 years of helping the world thrive

 direct: 940-393-1255

Ft Worth, TX |  Alicia_erwin@cargill.com

 

Fall show entry nights – State Fair – Heart of Tx – United

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Good morning 4-Hers!!!

I am happy to share some great news with you!!!!   Heart of Texas and State Fair of Texas have teamed up to make sure that livestock exhibitors get a chance to show this fall.  Therefore; we will be hosting 2 entry nights here at the Extension office on August 18 and August 20 from 5-7pmIf you can not make one of these two days you must make an appointment PRIOR to these days in order to get your forms filled out.  WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ENTRY FORMS AFTER AUGUST 20!!!! (no exceptions).   I will have the forms here at the office for you to fill out once you arrive.  Also make sure that you Quality Counts # is current!!

Pay attention to the dates and times and please plan accordingly!!!!

Parents, I will ask that when you come to the office to complete the entry form that you the only child you bring with you is the exhibitor that will be showing.  Due to Covid 19 we will need to limit the number of people that will be in the room to fill out the paperwork.  And the exhibitors signature is required on the paperwork.  We will be able to social distance in the room.

State Fair of Texas Market shows that will take place at Fair Park in Dallas are:

Market steers

Market barrows

Market lambs

Market goats

Market broilers

Heart of Texas State Fair will host the following:

Jr Beef Heifers

Jr Market Steers

Jr Market Swine

Jackpot Market Swine

Jr Crossbred Gilts

Jr Market Lambs

Jackpot Market Lambs

Jr Market Goats

Jackpot Market Goats

The United Beef Heifer

The United Prospect Market Steers

The United Breeding Gilt

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at any time!

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/

http://AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu

 

August 2020 4-H Newsletter

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Dear 4-H Members and Families,

Click on this link  August 2020 Tarrant County 4-H Newsletter to see the results of the Tarrant County 4-H District Recordbook Contest, New Food Show and Food Challenge Contest Guidelines for 20-21, West Texas State Fair – Abilene (September 5th- 19th) other news on Tarrant 4-H Awards Reception and 4-H Connect.

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://tarrant.tamu.edu

 

Fall Validation Tag Orders

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Good morning 4-Hers!!!

It is hard to believe that it is that time of year again.  Validation time!!!  But here is some important information for you concerning getting your tags ordered.

Pay attention to the dates and read carefully.  There are certain order dates for certain species!!!!  These dates will be strictly adhered to, being that you have over 6 weeks in order to get your ordered placed.  DO NOT WAIT until the last minute. 

The following are the order dates:

******!!!!!!!! Sheep / Goat / Heifers !!!!!!******

Tags ordered August 1 – August 31 will be $20 each (Sheep/Goat/Heifers Only)

Tags ordered September 1 – September 15 will be $35 each (Sheep/Goat/Heifers Only)

!!!!!NO LATE ORDERS  FOR SHEEP, GOAT, OR HEIFERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5 PM ON September 15!!!!! (NO EXCEPTIONS)

(These options will be deleted from the order form at 5 pm on September 15)

******!!!!!!! SWINE TAG ORDERS !!!!!!!!******

Tags ordered August 15 – September 15 will be $20 each (Swine only)

Tags ordered September 16 – September 30 will be $35 each (Swine only)

If you know what you are needing for swine tags prior to these dates you can go ahead and order them before August 15.  But if you need do and need additional tags call the extension office to change your order.

!!!!!! NO LATE ORDERS FOR SWINE WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5 PM ON SEPTEMBER 30!!!!! (NO EXCEPTIONS)

(Order form will be closed at 5 pm on September 30)

 Most Importantly DO NOT fill out the order form more than once!!!!!!   If you have issues or need to add/subtract from your order call the extension office.  If you have multiple orders you will be responsible for purchasing the duplicate tags!!!!!

Here is the link for the google doc order form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNRhwgLu-Z7rNsXgY1GTkvCx9BdzFhKc_1Qs8b-uBIs2rWDQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

It can also be found on the Tarrant County 4H page: https://agrilife.org/urbantarrant4h/livestock/   (State Livestock Validation Orders)

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at any time.

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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20-21 Tarrant County 4-H Club Manager/Adult Leader Training

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Hello Tarrant 4-H Adult Leaders,

I hope you all have been staying safe and healthy as we near closer to yet another new 4-H year! Can you believe it is already that time of year? This year will undoubtedly look a little different to say the least, but we are all in this together and we will do everything we can to support you and help you feel prepared.

We will be hosting a virtual Club Manager/Adult Leader Training on Thursday, August 13th at 6:30 pm on Zoom. This training is geared toward the 20-21 4-H Club Managers specifically, but we wanted to open it up to Project Leaders, Adult Leaders, and Adult Volunteers as well if they are interested.

Topics will include general club management, tools and tips for holding virtual meetings, updates on in-person meetings, introduction to the new version of 4-H Connect (set to go live on August 15th), and more!

This training will take place using Zoom. You do not need to have Zoom already installed, the link you will receive will allow you to join from the web without an account. If you would like to pre-install the app on your computer, there is a free account option available. If this will be the first time you are using Zoom, it is recommended that you log on about 10 minutes early to get your device’s camera and mic set up.

It is highly encouraged for all Club Managers to attend if possible. If you are not able to attend, we do plan to record the training and send it out afterwards to those who are unable to attend. If you would like to request the link to the recording, just let myself or Jordan know.

Please use the following link to the Google Form to register for this training:

20-21 Tarrant County Club Manager/Adult Leader Training Registration

The registration form will close on Thursday, August 13th at 12 pm. After registering, you will be sent an invitation link to join after 12 pm on Thursday, August 13th.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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://tarrant.tamu.edu

 

2020 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Premium Payout Update

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Attention 4-Hers:

For those of you who entered the Houston Livestock Show 2019, please see this message below.  If you had a late entry for the show please go ahead and write and send the thank you note.  Due to the fact that I am not sure if your entry was accepted in time before the show was canceled.  At least by sending in a thank you note there will be a 50/50 change they received your entry.

Please be sure to address the thank you note to Houston Auction Sponsor or to Whom it may concern.  Also, please be sure that you scan me a copy of your thank you note before you sent it to the address listed below.  That way if for any reason something does go wrong and paperwork is lost, I will be able to say that you did send in the required note and have proof that you did.  Sending me a copy is to help you.

Jacklyn Jones – Doyle

To: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Livestock Show Exhibitors

From: Julie Bass, Chief Mission Officer
Karl Hengst, Director, Livestock Competitions
Dana Barton, Director, Auctions and Donors

Date: July 28, 2020

Subject: 2020 Premium Payout Update

We are pleased to announce since our last update, exhibitor premiums have been finalized. Exhibitors in the following shows/auctions will receive premiums by the end of August:

  • Junior Market Steer: $1,225
  • Market Barrow: $950
  • Market Poultry: $500
  • Junior Breeding Beef Heifer: $400
  • Junior Dairy Heifer: $400
  • Junior Commercial Steer point money
  • Market Lamb and Goat Auction: Guaranteed premiums based on show placing
  • School Art Auction: Guaranteed premiums based on show placing

In order to receive your check, exhibitors are required to send a thank you letter to our donors at the address below:

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Attn: Auctions
PO BOX 20070
Houston, TX 77225

All checks will be mailed directly to the exhibitor’s address we have on file. Thank you for your continued support and patience during these unprecedented times. We hope you remain safe and healthy. Of course, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may contact the Livestock Department at livestock@rodeohouston.com.

 

West Texas State Fair Entries

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Hello Livestock 4-Hers!!!

I hope that this email finds you doing well!  I have attached the entry worksheets for the West Texas State Fair in Abilene, Tx for those of you who are interested in attending that show this fall.  Those dates are Sept 5 – Sept 19.  So with that being said, we will not be able to have an entry night for this particular show.  Therefore, if you are planning to attend West Texas State Fair, please print off the appropriate entry form you will need, fill it out COMPLETELY (Don’t forget to make sure all signatures are on it) and bring it to the Extension office with entry payment.  Payment can be either cash or check.  If you are paying with a check, please make it out to ELEC.

Deadline to have entry forms into the office is Monday, August 10 by 3pm.  I must have the original paperwork, a pdf or photo will NOT work.

If you are unable to get the attached pdfs to work I have attached the website link below for the West Texas State Fair.

 

 

WTx State Fair breeding worksheet

WTx State Fair market worksheet

But please be on the look out for information concerning Heart of Texas and State Fair of Texas (United Show).

https://www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com/events/west-texas-fair-rodeo/livestock-shows

If you have any questions please reach out and let me know.

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

 

Fall Stock Show Options

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Good Afternoon 4-Hers,

I hope that this email finds you well.  You are receiving this email because it is that time of year again, Fall Livestock show entries are just around the corner.  As you saw from a previous email that the State Fair of Texas has been canceled this year.  However, please do not panic just yet, as there are a few other options in terms of shows for the fall run.  The following shows are also options for the Fall Run:

West Texas State Fair – Abilene      September 10 – 19

East Texas State Fair – Tyler     September 25 – October 4

Heart of Texas Fair – Waco    October 8 – 18

However, please keep in mind that these shows can also be canceled as we move forward with this Pandemic.  As I know more about the status of these shows I will let you know.   Also, be on the lookout for an email from me about Livestock Show entry nights.  We are going to be doing Major Show entries differently this year.  More details will be coming as we move forward.  But please pay attention to your emails for that.  These entry nights will be for large livestock only (rabbits and poultry will enter on their own as they have in the past).

Important Note:

Start paying attention to emails about when it will be time to re-enroll in 4-H for the 2020-2021 year.  Starting September 1st, we will start sending out emails with information concerning 2021 Livestock show entries and you do not want to miss out that information!!!!!  The emails will be going through 4-H Online, so if you are not re-enrolled then you will not receive the emails.  Be sure you have this task done by September 1st, so you will not be left out!!!!

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

http://AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu

 

State Fair of Texas

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Good Morning!

I am sure that by now you have heard that the State Fair of Texas has been Canceled.  Please see the post below that State Fair put out last week on their Facebook page.  At this time this is all the information that we have, as we move forward if there are any other developments concerning any modifications to the livestock show I will be sure to let you know.

As for any of the other stock shows this fall, at this time they are still on go to have them.  But as news comes out I will be sure to make sure that you are aware of any updates.

State Fair of Texas

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the State Fair of Texas will not open for the 2020 season. Our mission at the Fair is to celebrate all things Texan, and with that comes…being friendly, lending a helping hand, and looking out for others. This year, those essential traits of being a Texan matter more than ever. We must take care of our neighbors and loved ones.

The Fair’s commitment to our nonprofit mission of promoting agriculture, education, and community involvement will continue. In addition, we commit to maintaining as many participation opportunities as possible. We know you have worked hard in anticipation for the 2020 Fair, so we are determined to find ways to support a modified livestock show – we appreciate your patience and understanding, please stay tuned for more details in the coming future.

We have been around for 134 years and though we may not see each other in person this year, we can promise you we will be counting down the days until we can celebrate in 2021 and the many State Fair’s ahead of us. We will be waiting with open arms to welcome you back next year in true Texas-fashion with the biggest and best, “Howdy, Folks!”

We appreciate your understanding, and overall love and dedication toward the State Fair of Texas.

#BigTex #StateFairofTX

For more information, please visit COVID-19 Updates | State Fair of Texas https://bit.ly/325oQ9B.

Please remember that the State Fair is here to support Agriculture and our 4-H and FFA youth across the State of Texas.

 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

http://AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu