4-H Events and Activities

Monday, February 08, 2021

COVID UPDATE for the Major Livestock Shows.

 Major Livestock Shows in Texas are in full swing and I know many of you are either in San Angelo or preparing for San Antonio this week. This year’s shows are certainly different than ever before. We realize that many of you have likely participated in the replacement shows that were created to fill the void left by the cancellation of Fort Worth and Kerrville. I would like to take the time to remind you that these shows were held in more rural locations than these upcoming major shows, so might have been slightly more relaxed when it comes to Covid-19 restrictions.

As some of you received today the San Angelo COVID verification form from us. I am trying to keep up with the ever changing updates but I am feeling grateful that these Major show committees are working VERY hard to make this work. With that in mind....

As you make plans for any involvement in San Antonio, Houston and Austin you should be aware that there will be strict guidelines and high expectations for all who are participating to wear facial coverings. These shows are very much under a microscope from local health officials and the public, and we need to do all we can to assist them in this endeavor. Obviously we all need to comply and I encourage our families to do the same. I fully realize that I cannot force you all to wear a facial covering, but we need to set the best example we can and to follow suit.

I admire the hard work that the families and leaders do to get our youth down the road to these awesome opportunities to promote the livestock industry. I am certainly privileged to work with you all.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can not wait to see our 4-H youth back in the show pen at the major shows.

Hope to see you in San Antonio. Be safe on the road and hope you are prepared for the cold stint headed our way.

County and District Food Show Info

 County Food Show – February 20th!!

Going to have a different feel to it this year.  Bring a family favorite dish and tell us the inspiration behind making the dish, the steps you took to prepare, how nutritious it is, and any food safety precautions.


The Family recipes need to fall into 1 of 4 categories (Appetizer, main dish, side dish or healthy dessert). 

You will also get a chance to showcase a skill you learned in the food and nutrition project area. 


Age Divisions will be Clover Kids, Juniors, Intermediates, and Seniors.


There is some really great podcasts and YouTube videos that do a GREAT job talking about the new changes to the food show and food challenge this year.

FABLOW AgriLife podcast is a 12 minute show explanation of come of the changes.


Also the State FCH Team has another resource which is an hour long YouTube BUT in the insert you will find neat “jump to the topic” time markers.


Plus our Kaufman County Website has the full list of resources and the District IV 4-H Team Talking specifically about the District IV 4-H Food Show.


Growing Clovers 4-H Club is meeting again!!!

 Kaufman County 4-H Youth Council is hosting 4 workshop days with two different themes per day to the Clover and Junior 4-H'ers. 

The purpose of the 4-H Clover Kids Program is to help youth learn social skills, develop self-esteem and build family strengths. The goal is to promote children’s positive development through cooperative learning and developmentally appropriate activities.

 The Kaufman County Growing Clovers 4-H Club meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  We have two different workshop (1 pm - 2:30 pm - 2:30 pm to 4 pm). Except for in March they will be held after the Theater Class.   We will contact you to go over details and what to bring

Please go to the Workshop Google form to sign up  =>  https://forms.gle/aW7t9VsuZ5Wbs8UQ7

February 21st– 1-2:20 – Food Science /2:30-4 Science of Flight – Part 1

March 21st – 3:30-4:30 – Clothing Creations/ 4:30-5:30 Science of Flight – Part 2

April 18th – 1-2:20 -  The Art in Crafts  / 2:30-4 Science of Flight – Part 2

May16th – 1-2:20 Outdoor Wonders/ 2:30-4 Taking Flight

New to 4-H (not enrolled) please pay $10.00 (Enrolled in 4-H please pay $5.00) for each workshop supplies. If you have any questions please contact us at cl-sharp@tamu.edu  or at (469) 376-4520.

New Fundraiser!! March 6-7

 Close your eyes and imagine a GREAT BIG SLING SHOT and a stuffed duck!!! That is just one of the fun activities we get to help with at the Retriever Dog Trials!!!

We need your help! Each year, the Kaufman County 4-H hosts fundraisers to help with the costs of supporting our youth. For the 2020-2021, 4-H Year they are hosting Fundraisers to help with the developing opportunities and the participation for the members.

We need our 4-H members to participate in each fundraiser.  We utilize the funds raised for the total Kaufman County 4-H program…. which includes you! Just what does the council help fund ???

– Awards for county competitions

- Membership awards for those completing record books.

– Competition sponsorship for district and state contests, camps and more!!  

Assisting with the county council fundraiser brings lots of fun opportunities to the 4-H members in the county. We are also able to help offset the costs of many events, camps, educational supplies, workshops, contests, and leadership activities through these funds. They just hosted the popcorn sales for the clubs and the livestock club raised almost $400 for their own club!!

Next Fundraising opportunity in March 6-7.  They are looking for about 20 humans each day to help with a sporting dog competition!!  Requirements are you must be 12 years or older (adults are needed!), wear dark clothing, must be able to place a “fetch item” in a HUGE sling shot and release on command.  Please call the extension office if you have time to help with this totally great opportunity!! They start each day of the Retriever Dog Trials at 7:30 am so we need to be there at 7:15 am.  This is an important fundraiser as the 2020 fundraising could not happen.  Let’s not let opportunities be lost to our kids participating in camps, contest, and membership scholarships.  Grab a friend and come help out.


 If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the Extension Office, and visit with Carrie Sharp about the fundraising activities. To sign up to help please email Carrie or fill out the simple google form.


Monday, November 30, 2020

Awesome set of Livestock Reasons.

 Tyler Bush Talks a Set of Heifers

Don't pass up the opportunity watch somebody at the absolutely top of the game talk a set of heifers..

Watch 2020 Flint Hills, Class #10 with Reasons from Tyler Bush

Friday, November 06, 2020

San Angelo Livestock Show

 San Angelo stock show information please read. They are limiting entries due to predicted increase in attendance. Here is the link to the website. https://www.sanangelorodeo.com/p/livestock1/entries-premiumbook Download that junior show entry form. We will be collecting these AT THE NEXT LIVESTOCK CLUB MEETING. 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Mad Scientist Workshop - October 25th


October 25th - Mad Scientist Workshop for 7 to 10 year olds!!!! Come be our guests to learn how to whip up your own batch of ghoulish green slime, make screaming balloons, stringy vampire veins, and vanishing ghost poop. We have two different workshop (2 pm - 3:30 pm - 3:30 pm to 5 pm), we will contact you to go over details and what to bring. If you have any questions please contact us at cl-sharp@tamu.edu or at (469) 376-4520.

New to 4-H (not enrolled) please pay $10.00 (Enrolled in 4-H please pay $5.00) for workshop supplies.
Link to sign up if the QR Code does not work. https://forms.gle/72a67XwJGz7fCvZ16

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

County Awards Night - "Circling the Wagons" this Sunday!!


To celebrate the completion of the 2019-2020 4-H year, Kaufman AgriLife County Extension and the 4-H Youth Council invites your family to the 4-H Awards Night.
The event will be held at the Kaufman County Fairground in Kaufman, TX. The festivities will start at 4 pm. We would like everyone to start to arrive around 3:30 pm to start “Circling the Wagon's". The Council will greet you at the gate and hand each family attending a windshield sign and a bag with items needed for the pre-award celebration games. They also will help guide you to your parking place. We will literally be “Circling the Wagon's” as we will be parking everyone in a circle on the outside field.
Families are encouraged to bring chairs to sit at their vehicles for the celebration.
The 4-H Youth Council is sponsoring 1 larger Little Caesar's pizza for each family with the option to purchase extra pizzas if you need them for $5.00 each. Please use the google link to order your choice of pizza and to RSVP if your family is coming to the event. You will need to provide snacks and drinks.
A variety of awards will be given to 4-H’ers for their accomplishments, participation, and record books for the 2019-2020 4-H year. The council will also be hosting a movie afterwards in the livestock barn if you wish to stay.
We hope to see you and your family at the Circling the Wagons Awards Night. If you have any questions please email Carrie Sharp at cl-sharp@tamu.edu.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Texas 4-H Roundup Contest Changes


Texas 4-H Contest Changes

Some changes are coming to a few Roundup contests in 2021. For a full update on those changes, see the 2020-2021 Texas 4-H Contest Changes and Reminders document found on the webpage at the button below!



Texas 4-H Junior Leadership Retreat!!!


Save the DATE!~! We are Circling the Wagons!!!

 More information to come!!