4-H Events and Activities

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Kaufman County 4-H Major Show Entry Night

Thursday, November 2nd
4:00 - 6:00 pm
County Extension Office
Notary will be on hand for HLSR Entries


If you plan on exhibiting your livestock
project at Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, or San Angelo you must turn in your entry paperwork by Thursday, November 2nd. After November 2nd, all late entries incur a
$25 late fee per show.

All Exhibitors must bring their
Quality Counts
Number and Social Security Numbers to
Entry Night.

The Extension Office will process Junior Show Entries.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Shooting Sports/Outdoor Education Cookout - Sept 9

Shooting Sports coaches Kelly and Stephen Crawford will be hosting a Cookout and fishing at their house on September 9th.  This cookout is a get to know everyone and also for new families that would like to know more about the Shooting Sports/Outdoor Education projects.

The request is to bring a side dish, and a chair.  Please email Carrie Sharp at cl-Sharp@tamu.edu or Kelly Crawford at simmentalover@gmail.com to relay what side dish you are bringing.

Just a note... if you have not taken the Kaufman County 4-H Saftey course for rifle or archery then you need to sign to so before you are able to participate in the shooting classes. Contact Kelly Crawford for dates of saftey classes. We are working on a shooting schedule for the fall session.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey #4HSupportsTexas

Hurricane Harvey has definitely taken a toll on Texas, with millions affected by the damage to the Texas coast as well as the massive flooding in Houston and the surrounding areas – with more damage and loss anticipated in the coming days. Many across the state and nation have asked how they can help those who have been directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation are teaming up to facilitate a campaign to directly support county 4-H programs and 4-H clubs in the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. More information on how to make a donation is included in the attached flyer.

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is also currently selling One Day 4-H t-shirts. In support of the monetary campaign to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, all proceeds from One Day 4-H t-shirts sold will go to support the Texas 4-H Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. So, order yours today at OneDay4H.org! The deadline to order is this coming Sunday, September 3rd.

We realize that many 4-H clubs and county programs across the state of Texas have already begun hosting supply drives, which is great! If you can facilitate that and get the items delivered quickly and efficiently to the storm zone, please move forward with those plans. We ask that you help us capture everyone’s efforts and report your activity at: https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/harvey/index.html. If utilizing social media to promote your efforts, we also ask that you use #4HSupportsTexas to help us capture the impact of 4-H youth.



Monday, August 28, 2017

Photography Workshop - September 14th - 6:30 pm

Do you like taking pictures? Do they just not turn out quite as good as you would like? Then this is your day!!! 

Kaufman County 4-H Council officers Noah Garcia and Makayla Townsend are wanting to share their photography experience with you!!! Starting in September on Thursday the 14th from 6:30 to 8 pm. They will be meeting at the Kaufman County Extension meeting room in the Farm Bureau Building on Hwy 34. Watch the great video below to learn more about the Texas 4-H Photography project.
Please go to the Doodle website to sign up so that we have enough class materials for each session. https://doodle.com/poll/py2q8ywz53mgn5d7

Sunday, August 27, 2017

4-H Eat-Out On 9/11

What is 4-H Eat Out?  Local restaurants are signing up to support Kaufman County 4-H!!  All you have to do is come to the locations on those dates and EAT!!  

In September Hickory Roots BBQ in Terrell (705 E Moore Ave, Terrell, TX)  has started the ball roll with great Bar B Que on September 11th from 10:30 to 8 pm.  All you need to do is put Kaufman County 4-H on the receipt and they will give 20% or the sales to 4-H!!!

Why do you say...? The 4-H Council each year needs to raise money for the Annual Acheivement Night, workshops, leadership scholarships, and most importantly they sponsor two scholarships for graduating seniors.  Please come help the 4-H Council by participating in one of the Eat Out Nights!! 

The 4-H Council will try to host one Eat Out per month.  Know of a great place to eat? Email Carrie Sharp at the 4-H Office cl-sharp@tamu.edu and we will get it on the list.

Look forward to seeing you all on September 11th!!!! And pass the word to EVERYONE YOU KNOW!! Just remember to write "Kaufman County 4-H" on the receipt/ticket.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Spring Major Sheep and Goat Validation of Texas Updates

Sheep and Goat Validation of Texas Updates

Below are a few reminders about sheep and goat validation as you prepare your validation orders and getting your projects ready for October Validation dates.  Please remember I need those validation order forms back by Tomorrow, August 24th:

  1. All sheep and goats, market and breeding, will be tagged with RFID validation tags this year.  There is one type tag, one color.  The validation order asks for each division of sheep and goats so that the appropriate validation forms can be mailed with your order, ie. Forms, nose print cards, etc.
  2. The following is an explanation of the different categories for ordering validation material:
    1. Market Lambs – Will use the Market Lamb and Goat Validation Form.  Can include lambs and goats on the same form.  One per Family.
    2. Market Goats - Will use the Market Lamb and Goat Validation Form.  Can include lambs and goats on the same form.  One per Family.
    3. Breeding Sheep – Registered breeding sheep, must have registration papers attached to the validation form, so that I can upload to the online validation system (MUST BE A CLEAR COLOR COPY!!).  They will be tagged this year with a state validation RFID tag.  So papers must be in hand and sheep AT THE VALIDATION!! They will use the breeding sheep and goat validation form.   Form can contain breeding sheep, wether dams, breeding goats, wether does on the same form, one per exhibitor.
                              Hill Country District Livestock Show
                              San Angelo Stock Show
                              San Antonio Stock Show
                              Houston Stock Show
    1. Wether Dams – unregistered breeding sheep, do not have to have papers.  They will also be tagged but do not require a registration paper.  They will use the breeding sheep and goat validation form.  Form can contain breeding sheep, wether dams, breeding goats, wether does on the same form, one per exhibitor.
                              San Angelo Wether Dam Show
                              San Antonio Wether Dam Show
    1. Breeding Goats – registered breeding goats, must have registration papers attached to the validation form so that I can upload to the online validation system.  They will be tagged this year with a state validation RFID tag. They will use the breeding sheep and goat validation form.  Form can contain breeding sheep, wether dams, breeding goats, wether does on the same form, one per exhibitor.
                                San Angelo Stock Show
                              San Antonio Stock Show
    1. Wether Does – unregistered breeding goats, do not have to have papers.  They will also be tagged but do not require a registration paper.  They will use the breeding sheep and goat validation form.   Form can contain breeding sheep, wether dams, breeding goats, wether does on the same form, one per exhibitor.
San Angelo Stock Show
               San Antonio Stock Show
  1. The ownership deadline for breeding sheep AND breeding Goats is October 1st.  Purchase, delivery, possession and registration must all take place on or before Oct. 1, 2017
  2. There are two types of validation forms:
    1. Market Animal Validation Form – For all market lambs and market goats.  One form for each family with all market lambs and market goats on the same form.
    2. Breeding Animal Validation Form – For all registered breeding sheep, wether dams, registered boer breeding goats, and wether does.  One form for each exhibitor with all their breeding sheep and goats on the same form.
  3. Breeding animals cannot be double validated.  A ewe can be validated as a registered breeding sheep or a wether dam, but not both.  A doe can be validated as a registered boer breeding goat or a wether doe, but not both.
  4. All validated animals will be recorded on the online validation system after completion of physical validation:  https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/Index.aspx  Registration papers for breeding sheep and goats should be uploaded to the online validation system by the validation chairperson.  Nose prints will be uploaded to the online system by state validation staff.
  5. Please make your chapter families aware that an email stating that their validated animal is up and it MAY contain by Kaufman County 4-H.  That in NO WAY MEANS THAT THEY ARE IN 4-H.  I had some very interesting and uncomfortable discussions with some parents that called the extension office after the last market lamb and market goat validation. 


Please share this information with your families so that they are TOTALLY prepared for the date selected for validation.  Should you have any questions about the validation program for sheep or goats, please feel free to contact me.



4-H Photography Workshops to start

Do you like taking pictures? Do they just not turn out quite as good as you would like? Then this is your day!!! Kaufman County 4-H Council officers Noah Garcia and Makayla Townsend are wanting to share their photography experience with you!!! Starting in September on Thursday the 14th from 6:30 to 8 pm. They will be meeting at the Kaufman County Extension meeting room in the Farm Bureau Building on Hwy 34. Watch the great video below to learn more about the Texas 4-H Photography project.
Please go to the Doodle website to sign up so that we have enough class materials for each session. https://doodle.com/poll/py2q8ywz53mgn5d7

Thursday, August 17, 2017

One Day 4-H T-Shirt Orders

The 2017 One Day 4-H T-Shirts are now available for order.  Each shirt is $7.00 and includes tax and shipping.  In order to have all t-shirts shipped out and delivered by National 4-H Week and One Day 4-H (Saturday, October 7th) the deadline for ordering is September 3, 2017. 

Shirts can be ordered by clicking HERE


Because our order time is short, please help us promote the shirts by forwarding to your club managers, project leaders, and parents/volunteers. 
For more information on One Day 4-H and the resources available visit:  https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/oneday/