4-H Events and Activities

Monday, March 30, 2020

Spring Validation Information for Major Steers and State Fair


Good Morning everyone!!! 

The validation process has not been delayed any so here is a link that helps to order validation tags.  After the deadline date I will send you in invoice.

Deadline for these is April 15th for me to get on line the orders before they go from $15 to $25 

I will get you all dates to choose from as soon as Texas A&M gets done moving all of the summer activities around. 




Horse Project Members TAKE A LOOK!!



Seclusion Showdown
Horse shows may be postponed and cancelled across the country, but don't let that stop you from competing! Join our sponsor, @SLTcom for their first ever "Seclusion Showdown" Online Horse Show. No entry fees, real judges, exciting prizes! Session #1 March 26th - April 1, 2020.


Texas 4-H Virtual Experience


Be on the lookout for the list of projects and needed materials each week on the Texas 4-H social media channels, as well as updates regarding the event!

Virtual 4-H STEM Space Camp


Virtual 4-H STEM Space Camp

We are excited to present our Virtual 4-H STEM Space Camp for 3rd to 5th grade students. Each week we will release a new experiment with educational and how-to videos.

This camp is FREE for anyone to participate (4-H membership NOT required)! We only ask you to fill out the Registration Form via the link provided to access our Campsite where the experiments will be released every Monday morning at 10am CT. (3/30, 4/6, 4/13, & 4/20)

Registration Link


Make Face Masks for Healthcare Professionals


Make Face Masks for Healthcare Professionals
There is a National shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), including face masks. There 
have been many social media posts with patterns, instructions and videos on how to make face masks and some health care facilities are requesting them. AgriLife Extension is entrusting Texas 4-H members to help with this issue! Click the links below for instructions on how to create masks with both elastic and with ties. To best comply with social distancing, families should work independently on this project.
Instructions with Elastic                                              Instructions with Ties


Texas A&M COVID-19 resources

Great list of resources and fact based information by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service which may help your family during this time. You can even find links to educational activities for your kids. Teachers, this may help in your lesson preparations as well. Many STEM related activities as well as health/ nutrition and agriculture science.

https://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/coronavirus/

Saturday, March 21, 2020

County Roundup Information and Survival Guide

The link below is to the County Roundup Guide for the Virtual Watch Party.  This guide has several Links to help prepare and upload the presentations or share the fun acts.  The PDF version has also been linked to your family page like the newsletters. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qn2jiemq8t94pj/2020%20County%20Round%20Up%20survival%20guide.pdf?dl=0

Deadline to RegisterGo To the link by March 27th https://forms.gle/vqGVTZEAowA1uMVr9
Deadline to Upload – April 3rd – to the link sent to you after registering
Peytong Elam, is working on some facebook posts to help with the videoing the presentations. 

Watch the Kaufman County 4-H Facebook page or the Kaufman County 4-H Blog for more up to date information.

 If you need help anywhere along the way, please email Carrie Sharp at cl-sharp@tamu.edu, and I will get you the help you need. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

2020 County Fair Sheep and Goat Shows schedule in reminders

We start move in on Tuesday at 4 pm and not before.  I will not be hanging any sheep and goat 
pen assignments till that time.

Schedule for the Sheep and Goat Shows for the week. 

County Fair 
Grounds Open………………………………………….…..4:00PM
=Penning assignments will be hung not before then.  We are not penning any breeding goats, breeding sheep, dairy goats or wether does in the pens.
=NO CAMPING UNDER THE AWNING PLEASE.  There is 6 plugs on the back side of the awning and room for trim stands for goats and lambs.  Also there is room near the heifer/steer door for the big fitting chutes. Plan accordingly and have your campouts setup outside. The New sides of the barns were not built for camping under but for adding more space for projects. 

Middle Arena
Breeding Does & Boers and Breeding Sheep Check In…….………………………....….……….9:00AM

Breeding Does & Boers Show and Breeding Sheep Show………………………….………..…10:00AM
REMINDER – Animals are to be shown in natural conformation and color. Grooming materials leaving any kind of residue are not permitted FOR ALL BREEDING AND WETHER DOE SHOWS.

We will be showing Breeding Boer Does first. To date we have 9 Breeding Boer Does.
We will have them all come into the prep area and they will get toothed for age to divide into classes.
Class Order is – 
Showmanship
Seniors, intermediated, juniors and then pee wee. 
Classes
a. Doe Kid* Kids(milk tooth only) must have milk teeth or shown breaking of skin  or eruption of either of two permanent teeth.
b. Yearling Doe** Yearlings (two tooth) must show only the first pair of permanent incisors (front teeth). 
c. Four Tooth Doe*** 
b. Aged Doe *** Aged (four tooth or more) must have two pair of permanent incisors or more to compete.

Breeding Sheep Show – We will 30 entries for the Breeding sheep show
At check in you will confirm breed division 
Age Classes with in breed – 
a. Milk Tooth -  Lambs (milk tooth only) must have milk teeth or shown breaking of skin  or eruption of either of two permanent teeth.
b. Yearling Lamb** Yearlings (two tooth) must show only the first pair of permanent incisors (front teeth). 
c. Four - Six Tooth Ewe*** 
b. Aged Ewe *** Aged (four tooth or more) must have two pair of permanent incisors or more to compete.

Class Order is – 
Showmanship
Breed Show order will be – It takes 5 to make a breed division.
     Southdown
     Dorper
     Fine Wool Cross
     Medium Wool Breeds
Once Breed is loaded into prep area – you will be toothed for age and placed in class section

WETHER DOE SHOW – WE HAVE 13 ENTERED THIS YEAR
=All does must be taken to the official scales for official weigh in on the day of arrival. No weight cards will be turned in.
=Does must weigh a minimum of 50 pounds and there is no maximum. Only does may be shown. At the time of show, does must not possess more than their first set of yearling teeth.
= Hair may not exceed 1 ¼ inches above the hocks and knees. The hair will be measured at weigh in with a ruler. Blow & Show ONLY! No painting, adhesives, powdering, or artificial coloring is allowed.
= Classes within each division will be broken by weight. Additional classes in each age division may be added at the discretion of Show Management.

Showmanship
Seniors, intermediated, juniors and then pee wee. 

1. Doe Kid There will be a minimum of 1classes. 
2. Yearling There will be a minimum of 1 class. 

Heifers, Steers, Swine, Market Sheep, Market Goats in Place……………………………….……..………3:00PM

Swine Weigh-in……………………………………………………………..……………………………………..…3:00PM
Sheep Weigh-in followed by Market Goats…………………..………………………………….……..5:00PM
               We will be weighing in by chapter/club.  Exhibitors do not have to be present. Please refer to the minimum weights.
Steer Weigh-in……………………………………………………………………………..…………………..…….7:00PM
Heifer Check-in……………………………………………………………………………………………………..…7:00PM

Dairy Goats in place………………..…………………………………………………………………………...8:00AM
               Kirsten Watson has taken over helping with this show
               Middle Arena

Lower Arena
Market Lamb Show……………………..…………….……………………………………..………………….8:00AM
Market Goat Show following Market Lambs 
Talent Division Open for Viewing………………………..……………………...………..8:00AM-8:00PM

Pick Up Talent Division Entries ……..……………………………………………………………….…..10:00AM
Auction Set-Up/Check-in…………………..…………………………………………………………….….…9:00AM
               All exhibitors will need to assist with sale setup.  You will need to sign in AND out for the work morning.
Appreciation Bar B-Q……………………………………………………………...……………………..…..11:30AM
Award Ceremony………………………………………………………………………………………………..…1:00PM
Auction Begins…………………………………………………………………………………………........….1:30PM

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

KCJLS Creative Talent Photo Contest

Last Minute Prep for County Fair Creative Talent Non-Food entries. All non-food items and horticulture items for judging will be brought and checked in at the Women’s Building at the
fairgrounds on THURSDAY, February 20, 2020, 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and FRIDAY, February 21, 2020 1:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m. Easels and display stands can be provided by the exhibitor and clearly marked with the owner’s name.
All non-food items and horticulture items will be judged on SUNDAY, February 23rd, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For Photo entries.
Mounting instructions: Photos must be mounted on Black or white studio mount, foam core board, or a board of like thickness.
Sides must be 1-inch border on all sides.
Photo Optimization: All photos should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have
been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (red eye reduction, removal of dust, cropping, minor adjustments to
exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will have points deducted.

Here is a great video for the mounting photos for the photo classes. be sure to remember to put a 1" border around the edge of the photo for "hanging" at the county fair.
Only when trimming the photo remember to leave a 1" border.

Rules for the KCJLS Creative Talent can be found at:

Wildlife Habitat Evaluation project workshop

WHEP Project Workshop
A 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) workshop for parents and 4-Hers will be held on Feb 29th where you can learn about wildlife in our area, and how a WHEP contest plays out. Register by February 21st!
on 4-H Connect

2020 Storyboard Contest Rules & Procedures

2020 Storyboard Contest Rules & Procedures Available for Download
Is your 4-H'er a Fashion & Interior Design guru? Or really creative and great at making a storyboard? Check out this contest! Make sure you download the rules and guidelines today to get started on your project in time!

Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Summer Camps

Intro to Invitationals: Week 3 Archery


For the next 13 weeks, we will be sharing information about our invitational contests at Roundup. These contests are open to ALL Texas 4-H members that qualify for the age group restrictions.

Intermediate and senior Texas 4-H members shooting under a certified 4-H shooting sports coach, shoot your shot at the Invitational Roundup Archery contest! Don't miss your chance to walk the stage, have new experiences, and learn! Learn more about the project and the contest at the link below.


To Learn more go to:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

At Large Council Applications now open

At-Large Council Applications now Open
The 2020-21 Texas 4-H Council At-Large Delegate information has been released for agent review and use. Please distribute as you deem appropriate. We had an excellent group of candidates last year and trust that the experience was an educational opportunity for everyone. Click on the link below and go to the "Texas 4-H Council" section of the webpage for more information and to access the application.

WHEP Project Workshop

WHEP Project Workshop
A 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) workshop for parents and 4-Hers will be held on Feb 29th where you can learn about wildlife in our area, and how a WHEP contest plays out. Register by February 21st!

Intro to Invitationals: Week 2 Ag Product ID

Intro to Invitationals: Week 2 Ag Product ID
For the next 13 weeks, we will be sharing information about our invitational contests at Roundup. These contests are open to ALL Texas 4-H members.

Study, prepare, and identify 20 different agricultural products to show off your agricultural product knowledge! Don't miss your chance to walk the stage, have new experiences, and learn! All Texas 4-H youth are able to enter in the Agricultural Product Identification contest at the 2020 Roundup. Learn more about the project and the contest at the link below.

http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/agproductidguide.pdf

Kaufman County 4-H has Quizlet study cards for you to practice and test your knowledge of Texas Ag Products!!!
https://quizlet.com/221942196/texas-ag-id-for-4h-flash-cards/

Intro to Invitational at State 4-H Roundup - Week 1 Entomology

Intro to Invitationals: Week 1 Entomology
For the next 13 weeks, we will be sharing information about our invitational contests at Roundup. These contests are open to ALL Texas 4-H members.

Bug out with us over your collection of insects! Don't miss your chance to walk the stage, have new experience, and learn! All Texas 4-H youth are able to enter in the Entomology Contest at the 2020 Roundup. Learn more about the project and the contest at the link below.

Kaufman County we have a study set on Quizlet!!
https://quizlet.com/484222630/entomology-flash-cards/

Thursday, January 30, 2020

State 4-H Entomology Contest

 Let’s go KAUFMAN County 4-H!!!  *NEW* this year, the contest is separate from Texas 4-H Roundup Registration. Registration will be through 4-H CONNECT on May 1 – May 22, 2020. Cost is $10. Collections will need to be physically brought to College Station on Tuesday, June 9th and turned in at the HEEP Center, Room 411 by 10 am. Awards will be announced during the Entomology Identification Awards ceremony the afternoon of Wednesday, June 10th. 4-H members do not need to be present, but must make arrangements to have their collections delivered/picked up for the contest. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 4 entries per age division.

The contest is open to Junior, Intermediates and Seniors. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 4 entries per age division. Additional awards may be provided if sponsorship is available.


For more information, you can visit https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/entomology/

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Validation Information for Spring Majors and County Fair

  • SPRING MAJORS - Oct. 1-Nov. 1, 2019  Physical Validation Timeline. For Heifers and Breeding Sheep/Does - NO VALIDATION WILL TAKE PLACE IF THE CORRECT ORIGINAL REGISTRATION PAPERS PRESENT AT VALIDATION
    •   October 17, 2019 - 4-H - starting at 4:30 pm at the Kaufman County Showgrounds
  • COUNTY FAIR - November 5th, 2019 - 6:30 pm Risinger Vet Clinic - COUNTY FAIR Market Steer and Commercial Heifer tag in.  I will be sending out a list of the Major Validated Steers.  Those Major Validated Steers do not need to be present BUT the county fair PAID entry must be turned in for those steers on November 5th, 2019. 
  • SPRING MAJORS - November 1, 2019  ALL SPRING STOCK SHOW ENTRIES ARE DUE!!
  • COUNTY FAIR - December 19, 2019 All entries for county fair due.  I will be at the County Fairgrounds at 6 pm all tagging will take place.
  • COUNTY FAIR - January ??, 2019 Broiler chicks delivered  to the county for pickup
  • COUNTY FAIR - February 5, 2019 Validation of Market Meat Pens (Rabbits). 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm county Fair grounds.  YOUTH MUST HAVE ENTERED IN DECEMBER!!!

No tags for Sheep and Goats and Does will be removed by the validation committee.  BUT a tag and tattoo will be done for all.  Please start "Cleaning Up" projects ears to make validation go smoothly.

Texas Breeder Tags for sheep and goats are needed for several shows.  IF your students are wanting the number to qualify then have that numbered tag in the ear by validation time please.

District IV 4-H Contest Updates

District IV Contest Updates

Updated contest guides are starting to be posted to https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/roundup/
Please review all information thoroughly. Some contest has minor changes this year as noted in specific contest rules and guidelines. The 2020 State 4-H Roundup Contest guide is up on the state 4-H Site. Google Texas 4-H Roundup and it take you to the page. The District Contest may have SLIGHT differences. Those rules and guidelines are being posted at https://d44-h.tamu.edu/event-page-links/

AS contests are up dated for the 2019-2020 year you will see in the right column "Updated for 2019-2020". District Committees are working hard to up date as much as possible.

District IV 4-H Photography Contest
Contest Timeline.
• October 1, 2019 Contest Registration opens on Texas 4-H Connect
• November 1, 2019 Contest Registration closes on Texas 4-H Connect No Late Entry Options.
November 7, 2019 Photos are due to the Kaufman County Extension Office by 4 pm
• November 19, 2019 Judging will take place at the Morris County Annex starting at 9:30 am. (600 Broadnax, Daingerfield, TX)
Registration.
Each participating member is required to register on Texas 4-H Connect and pay the district contest registration fee. When registering on Texas 4-H Connect, you will be assessed a $10.00 fee for the first photo entry. Subsequent entries are an additional $0.50 per photo.
More information can be found at the District Event Page https://d44-h.tamu.edu/event/photography/

Beginner Horse Judging Workshop – Nov 2nd
The district IV 4-H horse committee is hosting a beginning horse Judging workshop at TAMU Commerce Horse Unit. Workshop starts at 9 am, there will be lunch served with a practice horse Judging in the afternoon.
Workshop is open to youth and adults. Registration is now open on 4H Connect for $15 per person (includes instruction, materials, practice materials, and lunch with a drink).