4-H Events and Activities

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

4-H Night at the Mesquite Rodeo!!!

Come out and celebrate the start of National 4-H Week at Mesquite Rodeo!

Community Service Project - How Can You Help Louisiana?

Texas 4-H is asking for your help in collecting general school supplies for south Louisiana. This is a great service project and one that you can do early as a One Day 4-H project. We just your help in Making a Difference in the lives of Louisiana residents at this time.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Summer Club Meetings Schedule

Summer Club Meetings

Most ALL clubs are on summer break.  The first meetings will start back up after August 15th.  Check with your club officers and Club Managers for the Next Meeting.

Annual Achievement Night - August 19th

Annual Achievement Night- August 19th

Annual Achievement night is where 4-H’ers that have completed their projects by turning in a record book and those that have completed in 4-H events on the county, district, state and national levels will be recognized for their hard work.


This is also the night that we say “thank you” to the leaders and supporters that worked with us all year.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR FALL STOCK SHOWS!!!

Fall Livestock Show Dates and Entry Deadlines

North Texas Fair- August 19-27, 2016
ENTRY DEADLINE DATE AUGUST 5TH

West Texas Fair- September 10-19, 2015
ENTRY DEADLINE DATE AUGUST 5TH

State Fair of Texas- September 30 – October 23, 2016 
ENTRY DEADLINE DATE AUGUST 5TH

East Texas State Fair- September 25- October 4, 2015
ENTRY DEADLINE DATE- AUGUST 19TH

Heart O’ Texas Fair (Waco)- October 8-17, 2015

ENTRY DEADLINE DATE- SEPTEMBER 9TH

East Region 4-H Horse Show

Congratulations!!!

Region 4-H Horse Show
Speed Division
Junior Division Poles
   Mary Beth Beam – 2nd
   Ella Jacobsen – 5th
   Kaelyn McDougald – 10th

Junior Division Barrels
   Mary Beth Beam = 1st
   Ella Jacobsen – 2nd
   Kaelyn McDougald – 10th

Junior Division Stakes
   Elle Jacobsen – 2nd
   Mary Beth Beam – 6th

Registered Mares 5 and Over
   Ananiesa Brantley – 7th
   Emma Gibson – 10th

Hunter Flat Division
Junior Hunter Showmanship Ananiesa Brantley – 10th
Junior Hunter Under Saddle Ananiesa Brantley – 3rd
Junior Hunt Seat Equitation  Ananiesa Brantley – 8th
Junior Hunter Versatality  Ananiesa Brantley – 6th

Roping Division
High Point District 4 Junior Division – Garrett Roffino
Junior Calf Roping –  Garrett Roffino 1st
Junior Breakaway Roping - Keller McDougald 1st
Junior Team Roping  Garrett Roffino – 1st

Stock Horse Division
Junior Boxing
   Dally Creech – 2nd
   Mary Beth Beam – 4th
Junior Ranch Pleasure
   Mary Beth Beam – 6th
Junior Stock Horse Horsemanship
   Dally Creech – 7th
Junior Stock Horse Trail
   Mary Beth Beam – 3rd
   Jacob Crawford – 8th
   Jessica Crawford – 10th
   Dally Creech – 12th
Team Sorting
   Jessica Crawford – 4th
   Jacob Crawford – 9th

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Leadership Lab UlTra

The Leadership Lab UlTra deadline is fast approaching for Intermediates grade 6-8 and Seniors grade 9-12 members.

Leadership Lab UlTra will be held at the Lone Star Baptist encampment this year in Lone Star, Texas.

 Information for this year's UlTra Leadership Lab has been posted here:
http://agrilife.org/d44h/event/ultra-leadership-lab/  Connect is up and running for registrations. 

Contact the office for more information at 972-932-9069 or email cl-sharp@tamu.edu or jrobertson@ag.tamu.edu

Dear 4-H Families,

The Robotics STEM Club will not meet tonight.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

4-H Record Book and Awards application information

Record Book Workshop
Record book workshop will be on May 19th, at 6:30 pm for “Introduction to Record Books” hosted by the Livestock Project Club at the county fairgrounds.  

June 4th Assistance with Record books at the Extension office from 9 am – 12 p.m.
Record Books/Memory Books and Member Achievement Plans – Deadline June 17th
Project Record books and Annual Banquet Award applications are due June 17th to the county Extension office.  Information and help guides can be found on:  http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/recordbooks/

If your club would like a program on completing the project record books give the Extension office a call to set up a help date.

District ULTRA Leadership Camp 2016



This year’s District Leadership Camp will be held on July 5-7th, at Lone Star.  Registration deadline is June 15th. It will be 2.5 days of fun and excitement!! Hold these dates and look for more information to come!!! Deadline to register is June 15th on 4H Connect.

Congratulations to Our District Contest Winners!!!

District Roundup
Junior Educational Presentation
Hannah Maxwell 1st in Open FCS division with her talk on Puppetry.

Intermediate Educational Presentation
Seth Maxwell 1st in Open Ag with his presentation on Aquaponics
Reuben Stecher 1st Goat Division with his talk on Diseases of the Dairy Goats
Ananeisa Brantley 1st Horse Division with her talk on Genetic Disorders of the Horse

Senior Educational Presentation – BOTH SENIORS heading to state!!!
Isaac Stecher 1st Open Ag Division with his talk on Grafting Peach Trees.
Ryan Rattan 3rd in Health with her talk on Health Choices.

Share the Fun
Choreographed Routine

Isaac Stecher, Ryan Rattan and Quentin Gravelle 2nd (they are heading to STATE!!!)

District Horse Judging
Keller McDougald, Mary Beth Beam and Dally Creech placed 2nd Overall team, 1st Overall team in reasons. Keller was 1st individual in reasons, Dally was 2nd individual in reasons and 3rd overall individual and Mary Beth was 3rd individual in reasons and 4th overall.  Great Job Team!

4-H Multi County Camp – July 11-13



Planning for the Multi County Camp in Lone Star, Texas is once again started.  This year a full three days of fun are centered on the Theme – “ 4-H Grows.”  Come have fun with 4-H’ers from 6 other District IV counties.  4-H’ers from 8 in 3rd Grade to 18 has fun at the Lake front camp. Registration is $115.00 for 3 days and 2 nights of fun and activities.  (Registration is Due May 25th.)

Poultry Showing Opportunities for State Fair and Spring Majors

2016 State Fair Poultry
If you are interested in showing broilers at the 2016 State Fair of Texas your orders need to be turned into the Extension office by June 25th.

Junior Market Turkey Division

If you are interested in showing turkeys at the 2016 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, and Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo the deadline for ordering birds is July 8, 2016.  Contact the Extension office to order your birds or for more information.

2016 State Fair of Texas Youth Cooking Contests

2016 State Fair of Texas Youth Cooking Contests
VERY COOL CONTESTS!!! Most have two divisions. 

Newest One! The Youth Cooking contest has two youth divisions, Junior (Age 12-17 yrs) and Children’s (Age6-11 yrs).  Junior division can choose between Candy, Cake and Cookies.  Children’s division can choose between Cookies and Candy.

But there are many more,  to the State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Handbook, www.bigtex.com

Go to Big Tex and find out more and Start Cooking!!!

2016 State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Competition

2016 State Fair of Texas Creative Arts Competition
The State Fair offers more then 1,100 categories in 12 departments to be entered and judged before the fair begins on September 30th, 2016.  The Fair also offers 24 daily contest during the annual exposition.

There are two ways to enter. 
  1. IN PERSON – deadline to mail your entry form and fee is Friday, July 22, 2016.  An entry receipt will be mailed or emailed to you.  Bring that receipt and your entry item to the Creative Arts Building on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, August 12th, 13th, or 14th, from 9 am to 5 pm.  If your receipt does not arrive in time to bring with you, bring entries in anyway.
  2. BY MAIL – deadline to mail in your entry form, fee, and return-mail postage is Friday, July 22, 2016.

After judging, all exhibitors will be notified of their entry’s status via mail or email.  Also, keep an eye on www.bigtex.com where they post all the judging results.  Entries that are awarded ribbons will be on display in the creative arts building during the entire run of the Fair.

Regional and State Horse Show Up Dates

To participate in these shows you need to have your horses online for validation before May 1st!!!

NEW!!! To the Horse Show Line Up
*** Age Divisions!! Junior (Grades 3rd to 8th grade) and Senior (9th to 12th grades) for most classes. 
*** Stock Horse Showmanship

NEW!! to the 2016 Regional Horse Show
On Monday night June 13th at the Henderson County Fairgounds in Athens Texas there will be Barrel Racing and Pole Bending Practice starting at 6 pm for $5 per run

Also, they will host a Trail class practice starting at 6 pm where the actual trail patterns for the next days trail classes will be set for exhibitors to see and ride over the course.  The practice will cost $10 for 15 minutes to be in the arena on the course.  Only 5 horses will be allowed in each time slot, so plenty of room to practice the course.  In addition someone from the show will be in the arena to help with figuring out the obstacles.  You do not have to be entered in the class to practice the Trail class.

State Horse Show Rules and Regulations
The 2016 State 4-H Horse Show rules and regulations are ready at http://animalscience.tamu.edu/academics/equine/state-4h-show/   Please feel free to distribute to your 4-H’ers. 

If you should have any questions please call the Extension office.

Validation Dates and Times for Kaufman County

Below is the times and dates for the Validations for the State Fair Market Lamb, State Fair Market Goat, Fall show Heifers and Major Steers.  If you have a major time conflict on one of these dates you need to contact the office soon!  Junior Heifers need to have their papers transferred into the youths name by validation time!!

2016 State Fair of Texas
State Fair of Texas will be held September 30 – October 23, 2016.  If you bought a tag for the State Fair Goat and Lamb shows we will be tagging on June 23rd at the Kaufman FFA Show Barn at 4:00 p.m.

2016 State Steer Tag In – June 21st
State Steer Tag In will be held at Dr. Risinger’s Vet Clinic in Terrell on June 21st , at 6:00 p.m. Please Do Not arrive before 6:00 p.m. This is for ALL MAJOR shows validation ONLY!!!

2016 Fall Heifer Validation
Fall Show Heifer Validation is for the State Fair of Texas and the Heart of Texas Fair junior heifer shows.  We will be validating on June 23rd at the Kaufman FFA Barn at 4 p.m.  We are verifying June 30, 2016 ownership, registration paper upload and physical validation. A $10.00 per heifer fee will be collected. PLEASE DO NOT UNLOAD YOUR HEIFERS TILL DIRECTED.

** Heifers validated last fall will not need to be validated unless there has been a change in breed or ownership.**

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

2016 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS MARKET LAMB & GOAT VALIDATION TAG ORDER DEADLINE

2016 STATE FAIR OF TEXAS 4-H/FFA MARKET
LAMB & MARKET GOAT VALIDATION TAG
(Tag orders are not an entry or participation in a show)
DEADLINE: APRIL 5, 2016
(Orders must be received and paid for by this date)

Tags ordered after April 20th will be $20.00
Please make your preliminary orders correct.

ATTENTION:
• Only one order form per FFA Chapters and 4-H Families will be accepted.
• No orders will be taken by phone.
• Each Chapter MUST provide a valid e-mail address that is regularly checked.
• Validation materials postmarked between July 2 and July 6 will be accepted along with a $500

LATE FEE.
Correspondence and other important validation information will be sent to the validation e-mail address provided.
Mail: Carrie Sharp
Attn: Texas 4-H/FFA Lamb/Goat Validation Program
2471 N. State Hwy. 34
Kaufman, Texas 75142

MARKET LAMBS___________@ $10.00 per tag=$______________
MARKET GOATS___________@ $10.00 per tag=$______________

Payment must be made by check (#requested)(Total Due) or money order made payable to
4-H Council Fund

DO NOT SEND CASH.

NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS: (Please print or type and fill in ALL blanks)
Name of AST or 4-H Family Member: _________________________________________
Name of Chapter/High School or 4-H Club (if applicable)____________________________________________
Complete Email Address & Cell Phone or day/night contact number _____________________

2016-2017 TEXAS 4-H/FFA STEER VALIDATON TAG ORDER DEADLINE APRIL 5TH, 2016

2016-2017 TEXAS 4-H/FFA STEER VALIDATION
TAG ORDER FORM
(Tag orders are not an entry or participation in a show)
DEADLINE: April 5, 2016
(Orders must be received by this date)
ATTENTION:
 Only one order form per FFA chapters and 4-H Families will be accepted.
 No orders will be taken by phone.
 Each Chapter MUST provide a valid e-mail address that is regularly checked.
Correspondence and other important validation information will be sent to the validation e-mail
address provided.
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Mail: Carrie Sharp
Attn: Texas 4-H/FFA Steer Validation Program
2471 North State Hwy 34
Kaufman, Texas 75142
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@ $10.00 per tag = $ Payment must be made by check (# requested)
(Total Due) or money order made payable to 4H Council Fund

DO NOT SEND CASH.

NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS: (Please print or type and fill in ALL blanks)
Name of AST or 4-H FamilyMember __________________________________________________
Name of Chapter/High School or 4-H club (if applicable)___________________________________
Complete Email Address & Cell Phone or day/night contact number__________________________
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ItsHEIFER Validation Time Again!!

2016 Spring TEXAS 4-H/FFA HEIFER VALIDATION ORDER FORM
(Orders are not an entry or participation in a show)
DEADLINE: April 15, 2016
(Orders must be received by this date)

ATTENTION:
  Only one order form per FFA chapters and 4-H Families will be accepted.
No orders will be taken by phone.
Each Chapter MUST provide a valid e-mail address that is regularly checked.
This is for a new heifer or a change of ownership/breed classification only.

Correspondence and other important validation information will be sent to the validation e-mail address provided.
***************************************************************************** Mail: Carrie Sharp
Attn: Texas 4-H/FFA Heifer Validation Program
2471 North State Hwy 34
Kaufman, Texas 75142
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@ $10.00 per heifer=$__________

Payment must be made by check (# requested)


(Total Due) or money order made payable to 4H Council Fund
DO NOT SEND CASH.

NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS: (Please print or type and fill in ALL blanks)


 _________________________________________________________________

Name of AST or 4-H Family Member


 __________________________________________________________________

Name of Chapter/High School or 4-H club (if applicable)



 __________________________________________________________________
Complete Email Address    &     Cell Phone or day/night contact number

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