Kaufman County 4-H News
4-H Events and Activities
Tuesday, February 07, 2023
Thursday, October 27, 2022
KCJLS Market Steer and Commercial Heifer TAg In Tuesday Nov 1st
KCJLS County Steer and Commercial Heifer Entry forms are up on the county websitehttps://counties.agrilife.org/kaufman/kaufmanco4h/4hlivestockshowinfo/
Remember, IF you major steer validated this summer you will use that tag number for county. You also need to attach a W-9 that is also on the website. Bring to the office by Monday afternoon or have at the Risingers Vet Clinic Tuesday night at 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
October 15th Lamb and Goat Livestock Clinic Info
Registration is from 8-9 am at the Kaufman Fair
Grounds. If you are purchasing pizza (2.00 a slice), you will buy your
tickets at registration. Please bring cash.
There are stalls available for your animals. We
encourage you to clean out a stall first and bring your own shavings and muzzle
for your animal.
We are looking forward to a fun and informative event!
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Events and opportunities
Global Leadership Opportunities Beyond Education, GLOBE, is a multi-faceted program for 4-H members in grades 7-11. GLOBE prepares 4-H youth to step out of their comfort zone and see the world from a different perspective. GLOBE is a year-long program where youth participate in tow educational programs, held November 11-13, 2022, and January 14, 2023, and four online webinars. Participants are required to make two educational presentations and to provide leadership for a service-learning project in their community. GLOBE's final activity, a week-long immersive program in Costa Rica June 25-July 1, 2023, brings it all together for those that have completed all of the previously mentioned components.
It's time to encourage your communities to give back to 4-H through the Fall 2022 Tractor Supply Co. Paper Clover Campaign! The campaign will run October 5th - 16th. We encourage you to have a booth at the store one Saturday, or work with store managers to have additional 4-H signage near the registers. Click here to access the promotional toolkit provided by National 4-H. Also, check out these frequently asked questions, provided by National 4-H.
Remind me again, what do these funds go to?
- Scholarship for camp or 4-H leadership activities/programs.
How much goes back to the state it’s raised in?
- 90%, 10% stays with Council. Funds raised in YOUR county go back to YOUR county!
What about online donations?
- You can donate online with purchase. However, these funds cannot be tracked to the individual store, only the state.
Where do the paper clovers they hang up in the stores come from? Do we need to do anything for that?
- Nope – TSC takes care of all that and ships them to the store in advance of the campaign.
Online Plant ID Contest
The County Extension Agents in Titus and Coryell Counties are working together to provide an online educational opportunity for youth involved in the range and plant science project area to gain valuable experience and practice. The virtual event will be held Saturday, October 15th, from 9-11 AM on judgingcard.com. All Texas 4-H and Texas FFA members are invited to participate in the following age divisions: Junior, 3rd - 8th grade and Senior, 9th - 12th grade. Entry fees are $5 per individual or $20 per team. Registration is now open and closes on October 7th. They are asking coaches, teachers and agents to proctor their own students and we hope that each participant will do their very best work on their own to test the knowledge they have learned through this project area. Find the full information packet attached to this email. Click here to register now.
The 1st Annual Invitational Ag Product ID Contest and Cupcake Wars, hosted by Milam County 4-H, will be held Monday, October 10, 2022. The event will be held at the Milam County Annex and is open to all 4-H and FFA members in the Clover Kid, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age divisions, plus adults! The cupcake war theme is "tailgating." Find more information in the packet attached to this email. Click here to register now.
Hunting & Sportfishing Project Coach Trainings
Registration is now open for the 4-H Hunting Project Coach Training to be held on November 12-13, 2022 in Callahan County, District 7. This training is open to 4-H members, volunteers, and CEAs/Program Assistants statewide.
Registration is now open for the 4-H Sportfishing Project Leader Training to be held on October 22-23, 2022 in Morris County, District 4. This training is open to 4-H members, volunteers, and CEAs/Program Assistants statewide.
Spark, formerly JLR, is the place to be November 11-13, 2022, for your 3-8th grade 4-H'ers! Hosted by the Texas 4-H Council at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood, this Dino Disco event features leadership, networking, and FUN for youth from around the state! Registration closes October 21, but don't wait, reserve your spot today! Register now by clicking here.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
State Fair of Texas Parent Portal
If you are working on fall stock show entries. MONDAY IS THE DOWN AND LAST OPPORTUNITY. for State Fair of Texas, Heart O Texas, and East Texas. I am going on vacation on the 24th. and you will not have the opportunity to enter. No matter what the entry deadline is on the form.
You need to make for sure your Quality Counts number is up to date, and your 4-H membership is paid up by the 30th of August.
If you have any questions email Carrie. email@example.com
Monday, August 15, 2022
4H Connect Open for the New Year
The new 4-H year does not officially begin until September 1st, but the system opened today and is ready to begin new year enrollment. Youth that are 8 years old and in the 3rd grade should not start their enrollment until September 1st.
The Texas 4-H fee schedule is below:
$25.00 - Club Member Enrollment Discounted Fee - August 15 - October 31st
$30.00 - Club Member Enrollment Regular Fee - November 1 to the completion of 4-H year
$0.00 - Clover Kid Enrollment Fee
$10.00 - Adult Volunteer Application Fee
Enrollment forms and guides are available online at: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/management/
Enroll in all clubs that you are participating in. Double check the DOB and Grade for the youth members and double check the contact email you are using for communications through 4H Connect for your family.
If you have any questions please email Carrie Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
2022 STEM Challenge-Explorers of the DEEP
Explorers of the Deep
Explorers of the Deep consists of three activities that can be done all at once or individually, making it highly adaptable for classrooms, afterschool programs, clubs and more:
This years STEM challenge is going deep!! ln October we will set out to explore the ocean deep!! Date will be announced after August 21st.
Ocean Robot Test Tank is an activity where youth learn how to “ballast” their ocean robot by adding weights to replicate the sinking and floating behavior of a real ocean robot. They will investigate data collected by ocean robots and learn about the value of ocean exploration.
Ocean Expedition is a board game where youth navigate their ocean robot around the world while learning key ocean concepts. Topics include aquaculture, climate change, innovation, human impact and the ocean ecosystem.
Ocean Communicator is an activity in which young people investigate challenges that ocean scientists, engineers and technologists are currently exploring. They design and advocate for innovations and technical solutions that inspire public action.
New Opportunity from Heart O Texas
Just received from Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo!!!
First and foremost, we are thrilled to announce that the PRCA will be holding the Inaugural Permit Finals from October 7-9. With these three additional nights of rodeo, we’ve added another Calf Scramble event called the Scramble Stampede. This brand-new event promises high energy and high payouts. Selected scramblers will compete in a three-day long tournament for the chance to win $1,000, $2,000, or $5,000 purchase certificates. We will start with 16 scramblers. On day one, they will compete to catch eight calves and a $1,000 purchase certificate. On night two, those eight scramblers return in an attempt to catch one of four calves and an upgraded $2,000 purchase certificate. Then, on the final night, the last four scramblers standing return to the arena to race after one calf and a $5,000 purchase certificate.
We will still host our traditional Calf Scramble from October 11-15, and the Chute-Out on October 16. Students are allowed, and encouraged, to submit applications for both events. Students selected for the Scramble Stampede will be removed from the applicant pool for the Calf Scramble & Chute Out. For more information on both events, please visit https://bit.ly/HOTCalfScramble
Also, new this year, the Heart O’ Texas Livestock Show will host the Showmanship Showdown. We decided our showmanship classes needed an update. We’ll still have the same three age divisions, junior, intermediate, and senior. We’ll still give away awards and prizes in those age divisions, but this year the top three from each division will come back for a “grand drive” to determine the Overall Grand Champion and Overall Reserve Champion Showman for additional awards. With this change in format, this year students will need to pre-register (for no charge) for the Showmanship Showdown with their livestock entries. We will also be hosting the Showmanship Showdown on move-in days this year. For more information and to review our schedule, please visit https://bit.ly/3Njp8xD
Contact the extension office if you would like to know more or sign up.