Tarrant County 4-H ALA – Virtual Meeting 1.25.21

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Hello Tarrant County 4-H Families,

Tarrant County 4-H ALA’s next meeting will be held virtually Monday, January 25 at 7:30pm.  Please recall that the function of the ALA (Adult Leader’s Association) is to provide informational support to club managers and volunteers, financially support the County Youth Council and its activities/events, and facilitate and financially support the year-end awards program.  Voting membership is comprised of club managers and club-designated delegates.

Each chartered club in good standing is encouraged to designate three delegates to represent their club (Club Manager plus two other Approved Adult Volunteers).  Please reach out to your Club Manager if you have any interest in serving in this capacity.

While all parents/adult leaders/adult volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend, only those designated as a voting delegate may vote on any issues.

If you wish to attend this meeting, please RSVP here: ALA Meeting Link.  RSVPs will be accepted until 12:00p (noon) of meeting date.  The meeting link will be emailed sometime after 12:00p (noon).   Meeting documents will be posted at ALA 2020-2021 Files at least 24 hours prior to meeting start.

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4-H Virtual Volunteer Conversations

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Hello Tarrant County 4-H Families,

The volunteer specialists of the Southern Region are hosting “4-H Virtual Volunteer Conversations” and all 4-H volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to join!  Attached is the graphic that you may use to help promote this event.  I realize this is short notice for the first one, so any help getting the word out would be appreciated! You can forward this to your 4-H volunteers directly or below is the text you can copy and past into a new email or social media post.  The volunteer specialists hosted similar conversations last spring and had great success with volunteer idea sharing and networking. I’m hopeful your volunteers will find it helpful!

Please join your fellow 4-H volunteers for the “4-H Virtual Volunteer Conversations!”  January’s topic will be Volunteer Training and Leadership Opportunities.  Come to hear what other volunteers across the Southern Region are doing and even share any success stories of your own! Sign up at http://bit.ly/4HVolCall to get the Zoom link.   And then mark your calendars for the upcoming sessions on April 27, July 27, and November 30.  Questions? Contact Laura Huebinger, Extension Program Specialist for Volunteer Development at lhuebinger@ag.tamu.edu

Laura A. Huebinger, Ed.D.

Extension Program Specialist | Volunteer Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

1229 N US Hwy 281 | Stephenville, TX  76401

1470 William D. Fitch Parkway | 2473 TAMU | College Station, TX  77843

Youth Protection Standards: 979-213-5539

Stephenville office: (254) 968-4144 ext.212 | f: (254) 965-3759

lhuebinger@ag.tamu.edu | https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/

http://AgriLifeExtension.tamu.edu | http://stephenville.tamu.edu

 

District IV 4-H Fashion Storyboard Contest

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Hello Tarrant 4-H Families,

See the flyer below for the upcoming District IV Fashion Storyboard Contest!

This contest doesn’t open for several weeks but I wanted to get the word out now to give you more time on your storyboards.

Contest registration will open on 4-H Online February 19th  and close on March 5th. Storyboards can be digitally made or physically made. Physical story boards can be dropped off at the Extension Office or high quality pictures of your physical storyboard can be sent in via e-mail. Limited to 1 entry per youth. Storyboards are due via e-mail to andrea.amador@ag.tamu.edu or drop-off by 5pm on Friday, March 5th, 2021.

The full contest memo can be found here: https://d44-h.tamu.edu/storyboard-contest/

There was a virtual training offered on the 4-H Fashion Storyboard Project back in December. Let me know if you want me to send you a recording and I can do that.

Have a great weekend! (As a friendly reminder, we will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of MLK Jr. Day)

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://agrilife.org/urbantarrant4h/

 

Virtual Market Poultry Workshop

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Hello Tarrant County 4-H Families,

Our extension specialists Dr. Greg Archer and Dr. Craig Coufal are hosting a Virtual Market Poultry Workshop.   Please pass along to anyone who may be interested.  If you have any questions, please direct them towards Dr. Archer at garcher@poultry.tamu.edu.

Here is the link to register for this event: https://agrilifelearn.tamu.edu/product?catalog=POSC-002

 

PT Testing on Birds

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Hello 4-H Members and Families,

Please let fancy/exhibition exhibitors know that birds need to be PT tested and have a negative test for our County Show (TCJLS) and that there are testers that have new serum.  They will need to bring their negative test paper to the show with them.

Thank you,

Lee Wilcox

AST Instructor/Brewer H.S. FFA Advisor 

White Settlement ISD Brewer H.S. 

Rm # F 325

817-367-1200 ext. 4214

 

Camp Update and Camp Scholarships

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Hello Tarrant County 4-H,

Please see the below update on Refashion Retreat coming up in February.  We do have camp scholarship funds available for this camp!  Please see the attached infographic for more information on Tarrant County 4-H Camp scholarships.

Tarrant County 4-H Camp Scholarships

Thanks,

Jacqui Frampton

County Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Tarrant County

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Howdy!

We are excited about the possibility of still having Refashion Retreat, February 12-14, 2021.  However, we need to meet our minimum numbers to continue with the retreat with an in-person format.  I have opened a new registration session on our website, texas4hcenter.tamu.edu.  There is not a registration fee associated with this session, this will help us if we have to administer refunds.  When we hit our minimum number of campers we will begin to transfer into the retreat session and you will have to go in and pay for the retreat (additional information will accompany this transition).  We will not be charging a late fee at this time.

We will also be adding a 1 day virtual portion if you are uncomfortable attending in person.  This will be contingent on meeting the minimum number of in-person campers. Information about this format including participation fee will be sent out at a later time.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Cari Snider

Extension Program Specialist- 4-H Youth Development

Program Coordinator

Texas 4-H Conference Center

5600 FM 3021

Brownwood, TX 76801

(325) 784-5482   fax (325) 784-6486

http://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/

 

4-H Athletes for Computer Science Coding Classes

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Hello 4-H Families,

Tarrant County 4-H will be offering the 4-H Athletes for computer science coding program virtually in the next few weeks.  This is a 100% online class that will allow youth to learn coding through the platform code.org.  The class is FREE and only requires that you have a computer or device to participate.  We will help guide the student’s through the 6 session class and complete fun learning modules.  If you are interested in signing up for the course please fill out the registration below.  I will leave the registration open until January 20th.  The class is open to youth ages 8-18 and if you have taken the class before your welcome to join again.  Class date and time will be given once registration is complete.  Texas 4-H is also requiring that we have waivers that each student fill out to participate in our online classes.  If you have not filled one out this year, this will be a required form to participate.  Please send signed copy to my email Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu.  If you have any questions please feel free to email me.  Below is the sign up link and waiver form. Thanks

Sign up link: https://www.pvamu.edu/cahs/4-h-with-afcs/

Online class waiver (required): https://agrilife.org/urbantarrant4h/files/2020/12/Virtual-Camp-Fillable.pdf

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

817-884-1945

 

Upcoming Meeting, and Volunteers Needed (TCJLS)

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Hello Tarrant County 4-H Families,

We will be needing many more volunteers this year to run our show since we have two arenas, and are more spread out.  If you can share this with your parent groups, we would like to know if anyone would be interested in volunteering.  The sign up genius below will allow them to sign up and tell us what days they are available.   That being said, we also need a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR this year.  If you think this is a job you are interested in, please let me know ASAP.  Sarah Hibbitts librarydiva75@gmail.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4AADA92EA5FB6-tcjls2

Thank you!

Sarah Hibbitts

 

VIRTUAL County Food Challenge Contest – Save the Date!

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Hello Tarrant County 4-H Families,

As we enter this new year of 2021, we are still having to be creative and flexible in an effort to continue bringing 4-H programs to our youth members.  It has challenged us to think outside of the box and try new ways of doing traditional programs and contests.  With all that in mind, Tarrant County 4-H will be hosting our first ever Virtual County Food Challenge!  Please see the attached Save the Date for details.

Registration can be found here:  Virtual County Food Challenge Registration.  The contest will be hosted over Zoom on Saturday, January 30th.  Registration will close at 5pm on Friday, January 22nd.  More information for this contest can be found in the registration form.

Let us know if you have any questions!

Thanks,

Jacqui Frampton

County Extension Agent – 4-H Youth Development

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Tarrant County

 

4-H Gardening

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Hello 4-H Families,

We will be offering a 4-H Youth gardening series online for all 4-H members and youth interested ages 8-18 years old this month. The class will have 6 total sessions.  The times and dates will be given once everyone has registered, so we can find a day and time that works best for the majority of students.  I will send out a supply list for weekly activities once we close the registration, along with the class link.  I will leave the registration open until January 15th.  Make sure you have a computer or device to participate.  I If you would like to register please fill out this link below and make sure you fill out the attached virtual class waiver to participate within the google form.

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have Jordan Peldyak Jordan.Peldyak@ag.tamu.edu

Class registration link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMDV67lHKpOVWRFF9_8iE0RHTltX4pfH0XrAAIWnetE-_H_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

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

817-884-1945