4-H Events and Activities

Thursday, April 26, 2012

THIS WEEKEND!!! Silver Spurs Youth Horse Show - May 19th

For the complete rules and entry packet please call the extension office at (972) 932-9069.

May 5th Smith County Youth Horse Show

Massey Lamb Clinic Opportunity

District IV Livestock Judging Contest Results

The Kaufman County 4-H Livestock Judging Team traveled to College Station, TX for the District IV 4-H Livestock Judging contest.  Competing for the honor to travel to Texas Tech for the State 4-H Roundup Livestock judging.  Representing Kaufman County for the Senior team was Jacob Long, Kaitlyn Pagel, Dakota Heathcock and Chase Raymond.  For the Junior Team it was Dylan Heathcock, Kevin Pagel, and Cammi Selby. 

The Senior team placed 1st overall and 2 in reasons with Jacob Long placed 2nd high overall and 8th in reasons. Kaitlyn Pagel placed 8th overall and 5th in reasons.  Dakota Heathcock placed 4th overall in the individual standings.

The Junior team placed 3rd overall and 2nd in reasons as a team with Cammi Selby placing 3rd overall and 6th in reasons, Kevin Pagel placed 8th overall and tied for 4th in reasons with team mate Dylan Heathcock who was 9th overall.

Congrats to the Judging teams and good luck to the senior team in Texas Tech in July!!!

Important Reminder – Horse Validations are Due May 1st

Important Reminder – Horse Validations are Due May 1st

The last day to validate horses through 4-H Connect is May 1st.  

Please refer to the website below for instructions.

If you have questions about the rules, please contact me at the Kaufman County 4-H Office (972) 932-9069 or email cl-sharp@tamu.edu

Thank you!

4-H Tractor Supply Company (TSC) Paper Clover Promotion

The Spring 2012 Tractor Supply Co. and Del’s Paper Clover promotion is almost here! Spring Paper Clover launches next week on Wednesday, May 2 and runs through Sunday, May 13. If you haven’t already done so, reach out to your local TSC or Del’s to find out how you can work with your store to help maximize the fundraiser’s success! Be sure to visit the TSC/4-H mini-site at www.tractorsupply.com/4-h to track the progress of the promotion.
What is the 4-H Tractor Supply Company (TSC) Paper Clover Promotion?
4-H Paper Clovers are paper representations of the 4-H clover that are sold for $1 or more by Tractor Supply
Company store clerks and prominently displayed in-store. Retailers who partner with National 4-H Council and
run a Paper Clover Promotion in their stores do so because the promotion:
• Drives store traffic
• Helps them develop relationships with 4-H groups, families, and alumni
• Supports all 4-H programming at the local level
• Is a turn-key, customer-driven fundraising program
• Low cost to retailer, big impact

Do counties need to do anything to participate in this promotion?

Spread the word! This promotion is being used by TSC to gauge whether or not they want to progress to doing
larger and more frequent promotions and fundraising initiatives in all of their 44 states. They are most
interested in seeing the 4-H’ers and their families promote the event so that more funds are raised in their
stores and go back to 4-H’ers in their communities. They expect, where possible, for 4-H volunteers, staff, and
or 4-H’ers to reach out their store managers to see if there is any additional in-store events that they can attend
during the duration of the promotion to help draw more traffic to their stores. For example, a 4-H club or a
group of 4-H’ers can arrange to table at their local TSC store for a few hours on one weekend of the promotion.
Ideas such as hosting small-scale demonstrations in TSC stores will be shared in the upcoming conference calls.
The more promotion and publicity counties give the 4-H TSC Paper Clover promotion, the more funds that will
be raised for your local 4-H!
Call the extension office to see what your 4-H Club can do to promote this great opportunity and 4-H!!!  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ft Worth Junior Livestock Show Judges Announced

2013 Junior Show Judges- Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show, Fort Worth, Texas

Barrows- Bob Listen, El Reno, Oklahoma

Steers- Dr. Mark Johnson, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Lambs- Cade Wilson, Levelland, Texas

Goats- Chad Coburn, Sterling City, Texas

Beef Heifers- Ryan Cotton, Ponce Inlet, Florida- Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Maine Anjou, Polled Hereford, Red Angus, Shorthorn and Simmental
-        Lee Pritchard, Bells, Texas- Angus, Brahman and Simbrah
-        Chris Sankey, Council Grove, Kansas – Beefmaster, Brangus and Santa Gertrudis

Monday, April 16, 2012

District IV 4-H Horse Judging

The Kaufman County 4-H Horse Judging team had a great day Friday, April 13th in Sulphur Springs, TX,  competing in the District IV 4-H Horse Judging Contest.  The girls worked hard judging 7 different horse show classes and giving reasons on 2-3 different classes.

The junior team was represented by Abby and Hannah Celella of Poetry, Savannah Baugh of Seagoville, and Juliann Reese of Crandall.  The senior team was Meagan Gravelle of Crandall, Kaitlyn Pagel of Forney, and Katlin Lumpkin of Forney.

The senior team placed third earning them a trip to the state competition this year being hosted in Lubbock, TX, at the Texas Tech University.  Meagan Gravelle placed 8th high individual.

The Junior team placed first with Abby Celella placing 1st high Individual, Hannah Celella placing 3rd high individual, Juliann Reese Placing 8th high individual, and Savannah Baugh placing 10th high individual. 

Congratulations to the team members.