4-H Events and Activities

Friday, September 29, 2017

Shop on Amazon Smile and Amazon will donate to the Kaufman County 4-H program on your behalf!

A perfect way to support the Kaufman County 4-H Program during the holidays!

AmazonSmileAmazon is one of the most widely used websites in the world. As of October 2013, customers can now elect to donate 0.5% of their purchase to the charity of their choice. This is all made possible by shopping on smile.amazon.com.
If you already shop on Amazon, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, we invite you to shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5420662   this automatically takes you the Kaufman County 4-H (Texas 4-H - Canton Texas) - (Our 4-H Treasurer's Vicki Moore's Address for the bank  is Canton TX if you are curious) as your charity of choice.  Below you can read about how to use Amazon Smile.

How Does it Work?

1. Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5420662

The entire shopping experience is the same and most products available on amazon.com are available at Amazon Smile.

2. Begin shopping!

Once you’ve selected your charity everything else functions the same. Shop for your favorite products or the perfect gift. Most products are eligible on Amazon Smile–if not, you’ll be notified. You can checkout normally as well. No extra cost is passed onto you–Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Kaufman County 4-H Program!

3. Share with your friends

After you’ve successfully completed a purchase on Amazon Smile you can share the news with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or via email. This option appears on the confirmation page after your order is complete.

How Does this help Kaufman County 4-H?

1. Our 4-H Volunteers ROCK!

Volunteers worked with over 12,000 youth and contributed 6,560 hours in volunteer work to the Youth of Kaufman County, either in the schools or in the 4-H program!  Amazon Smiles contributions will be used to help pay for training's and workshops to help our volunteers become the "Best they can Be!"

2. Our 4-H Youth are the Best!!

Contributions will also be used to support project workshops, leadership camps and educational opportunities.  This helps to build their leadership to pass on to the next generation of youth leaders.

3. Support the education in the classrooms!!

Curriculum Enrichment programs in the schools works with teacher to enhance their science and Ag in the Classroom programs to the youth of Kaufman County.

Friday, September 22, 2017

County Photography Project to meet at Samuels Farms this Sunday

Maykayla and Noah have a great day planned for the adventures at Samuels Farms with the photography project group.  They are meeting at 3 pm.  If you would like to know more about the photography.

They will be going on a photography scavenger hunt on Sunday, September 24th, from 3-5, at Samuel Farms in Mesquite (100 US-80, Mesquite, TX 75149).The topics for the scavenger hunt will be photography categories for the Kaufman County Fair and you could chose to enter the pictures you take at the meeting into the fair. The purpose of this meeting is to have hands on time with your camera and start preparing for the fair.This should be a really fun meeting! We hope to see all of you there. 

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.