4-H Events and Activities

Thursday, September 20, 2012

4-H Poultry Workshop - December 8th

Ellis, Hill and Johnson counties will be hosting a 4-H Show Poultry Workshop on Saturday, December 8, 2012.  The workshop will be held at the Ellis County Youth Expo in Waxahachie. 

Congrats!!! to the West Texas Heifer Showers!!

West Texas Fair Junior Heifer Show

Brooke Adams was Reserve Champion Hereford and Intermediate Division Champion Angus.
Clarissa Perez was Junior Division Champion Angus Heifer.
Shelby Wheeler received 3rd place with her Limousin Heifer

County Steer and Commercial Heifer Validation

County Steer and Commercial Heifer Validation will be held at Dr. Risinger Vet Clinic in Terrell, October 30th, 2012, starting at 6:00 p.m.  If you tagged in a steer for the major shows there is a form that you can fill out using the Major Validation tag number and pay the county validation price.  You will of course if you have multiple siblings on a major steer have to assign each steer to each child.  Multiple ownership is not allowed for the county contest.  Validation forms can be emailed to you from the county extension office.

County commercial heifers have to be county bred so you will need to have proof of purchase from a county resident for their heifer also stating the date of birth if you are buying the heifer. If you raised the heifer(s) you will need the date of birth. No proof of purchase with this information – NO TAG IN.

Reminder of Spring Major Show Entry Deadlines!!!!

If you plan to show at the junior shows in you will need to get your entries into the office by the deadline.

Fort Worth you need to be signed up by October 22nd.

San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston, and Star of Texas you need to be sign up by November 13th, 2012.

****For Junior Heifer Show entries into the Houston Junior Livestock Show you will need to bring your registration papers to be scanned in.  Part of the entry process in attaching a copy of the registration papers of the heifer you are showing and ANY HEIFER YOU MIGHT SUBSTITUTE.

Spring Show Dates:

Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - Jan. 18- Feb.9

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo – Feb. 7-24

San Angelo Livestock Show – Feb. 9-24

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – Feb. 25 – March 17

Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo – March 8-23

Junior Market Broiler Orders

Deadline for ordering birds is October 8, 2012. The rules and procedures for the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo Junior Market Broiler divisions are now available at http://posc.tamu.edu click on youth programs. If you have any questions contact the Extension office at 972/932/9069 or email cl-sharp@tamu.edu.

Council News

Council Meeting
The next 4-H Council Meeting will be held Monday, October 1st, at the Kaufman County Extension Office at 6:30 pm. The Recreation team has been doing an awesome job introducing new games and ice breakers that you can use in your meetings. They are the first thing when you walk in.
The Peanut Sales are currently being done by 4-H members and clubs.  Funds from the sales assist clubs with their activities and for the council their Leadership Scholarship.

The sales will end November 5th and the product will be delivered in time for Christmas gifts.  Call the office to make an order or talk to your local 4-H'er.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

2012 Texas 4-H Golf Challenge Camp- Oct 27-28th

With the success of the Texas 4-H Golf Challenge over the past three years, Texas 4-H is excited to announce a new opportunity related to the Golf Challenge. The first ever Golf Challenge Swing Camp will be hosted October 27th and 28th in College Station . This hands on camp will begin Saturday, October 27th at 9 am and conclude Sunday, October 28th at noon. 

The camp will provide 4-Hers of all ages the opportunity to work with golf professionals on swing fundamentals (putting, chipping, pitching, iron play, trouble shots), situational golf play, and proper fitness and nutrition related to golf. Golf professionals include former Assistant Texas A&M University Women's Golf Coach, Texas A&M University Golf Course Professional, and Texas A&M PhD Graduate Student focusing on sports nutrition. The camp will be limited to the first 30 youth signed up and will focus heavily on one on one instruction. 

Registration is now open on 4-H Connect and will close October 15th. The cost of the camp will be $150 and includes professional instruction, instructional materials, access to golf facilities, and lunch on October 27th. Lodging and transportation is not included. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to work with top golf professionals!  This camp is limited to the first 30 participants.

Junior Leadership Retreat - Nov 9-11

National 4-H Week October 7th-13th

Welcome to the 2012-2013 4-H year and what a great year it is going to be for 4-H
in Texas! The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and its employees are committed to the
education and development of the youth of Texas to be the future leaders of our state, country,
and world. We are proud of more than 105 years of providing life development opportunities and
look forward to the future and the opportunities it brings for our program and our youth.

A fundamental responsible of the 4-H Program is to highlight our program’s success and especially
the youth that are involved in it. Each year, during National 4-H Week, the local and county 4-H
clubs/groups have the opportunity to showcase what they have gained from their membership
in 4-H through activities and events at the local and county level. In 2012, National 4-H Week
will be October 7th through the 13th.

Sunday, October 7th starts the celebration of National 4-H Week and is a day for families and for each of us to reflect on life and how
to serve and help others. This can be done countless ways depending on one’s beliefs, traditions, and heritage.
Because each family may have different Sunday routines, this is a day designated for reflection as an individual towards your 4-H
projects, leadership, and service to others. This reflection may be done as an individual or as a family.
For those involved in community or religious activities during Sunday, you could organize the following:
• Ask your pastor to offer a special prayer for 4-H members.
• Request to present a brief presentation to the audience about 4-H and the success of its members in your religious organization.
• 4-H Clubs can host fellowship after a service, especially if the 4-H club may meet in the church.
• Host an afternoon social for 4-H families to come and share their personal experiences about 4-H.

Monday is linked to the 4-H Pledge statement of “I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking.” This day should be about demonstrating
and telling the story about how 4-H develops thinking and managing skills. As 4-H members host various events and visit with others
they should talk about how 4-H helps with the following life skills: Learning Decision Making, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking,
Service Learning, Goal Setting, Planning/Organizing, Wise Use of Resources, Keeping Records, and Resiliency.
Quote of the day: “If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.” –Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday is “I pledge my HEART to greater loyalty” day. This part of the 4-H Pledge demonstrates the ability of youth to relate
and care for others. Life skills that can be talked about on Tuesday include: Communication, Cooperation, Social Skills, Conflict
Resolution, Accepting Differences, Concern for Others, Empathy, Sharing, and Nurturing Relationships.
Quote of the day: “Teach this triple to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things
which renew humanity.” –Buddha

National 4-H Youth Science Day! On October 10, 2012, millions of young people across the nation will become scientists for the day
during the fifth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). NYSD is the premier national rallying
event for year-round 4-H Science programming, bringing together youth, volunteers and educators
from the nation’s 111 land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously complete the National
Science Experiment.
If your 4-H Club would like to participate, you can order your Experiment Kits now from the National
4-H Science Day website. The kits are through a partnership with Ohio State University. Eco Bot
Challenge kit provides turn-key materials for your NYSD event and contains enough materials for at
least ten youth to participate in the experiment. Kits should be ordered at least 2 weeks in advance
of your event. The complete Eco Bot Challenge kit is now available for pre-order on the 4-H Mall
Your Eco Bot Challenge Kit will include the following items:
5 vibrating pager motors
5 1.5 volt button batteries
5 toothbrushes
Double sided foam mounting tape
5 youth guides

Thursday is “My HANDS to larger service” day. In 4-H, youth learn by doing, and the most learning is done by getting involved and
using your hands. Thursday celebrates how 4-H members are using their hands to better themselves and their communities. This
day should focus on the efforts of 4-H in the community. Thursday allows the opportunity for interpreting how the 4-H Program
and its members make the world a better place. Life skills related to hands include: Community Service, Volunteering, Leadership,
Responsible Citizenship, Contributions to Group Efforts, Teamwork, Self-motivation.
Quote for the day: “I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday completes the work week of National 4-H Week with “My Health to a Better Living.” The strength of a community is only
as strong as the citizens that live in it. For 4-H members, they pledge their health to a better living. This includes the ability to
live a healthy life for themselves, as well as helping others in the community benefit from good health. This day can include the
interpretation of the following life skills: Self-esteem, Self-responsibility, Character, Managing Feelings, Healthy Lifestyle Choices,
Stress Management, Disease Prevention, and Personal Safety.
Quote for the day: “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold or silver.” –Mohandas Gandhi

one day 4-H is the final celebration of a great 4-H week. This day has been designated as the official Texas 4-H day of community service across the state. Every 4-H member, club, and group is challenged to identify an issue affecting their community that they can assist with and then implement a community service project. It can be something as simple as mowing the lawn for the elderly to hosting a 5K walk/run.  What ever it is, it is your day to make a difference for life.
For more information on one day 4-H and what you can do, visit the one day 4-H website at: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/oneday/

For Ideas on each day that your club could participate in contact the Extension Office. 

McLennan County Jackpot Show

County 4-H T-Shirts are Ready to order

It has been requested that the Deadline date be backed up to September 28th for clubs to have more time for the order.  So the Deadline for Order Date is September 28th

2013 Texas 4-H Roundup Logo Design contest

This is a reminder that the 2013 Texas 4-H Roundup Logo and Theme Contest Deadline is September 21, 2012. This contest has produced some great artwork and graphics over the last couple of years.  A $100 cash award is given to the 4-Her with winning entry. In addition, there artwork will be displayed on all marketing and promotional materials for this year's 4-H Roundup.

Ballinger Livestock Show

Ballinger, TX
October 20-21, 2012
100% Payback in Both Shows

No Membership Fee

Enter on site with no deadline or late fees

$20 per head per show

Cash Only!

Saturday, October 20
Entries due 4:00 p.m.

Showmanship 4:30 p.m.

Show A begins Immediately following Showmanship

Judge-Tyler Bobinmeyer-CEA-Mason County

Sunday, October 21
Entries due 8:00 a.m.

Show B begins as soon as we can get classes broke

No sooner than 8:30 a.m.

Judge-Chad Coburn-CEA-Sterling County

Wise County Stock Horse Clinic and Show

There is a  horse clinic and show coming up on October 20th & 21st . Please come and take advantage of this opportunity to get some great training from our 4 different clinicians on reining, trail, pleasure and even working a cow.  You do not  have to be a member of ASHA if they want to do the clinic only and there is a $85 clinician fee as we have hired these professional clinicians and trainers to help cover their time, but if you choose to compete on Sunday, there is a $25 membership fee along with the entry fees to compete.   You won’t meet a better group of folks than in Stock Horse and are willing to help you a better horseman.

4-H Project Leader Training Opportunity

Thursday, September 06, 2012

East Texas Fair Starts September 20th

Good Luck to the 4-H'ers Heading to the 
2012 East Texas State Fair
Daily Livestock Schedule
Go see them at the Fair in Tyler :)

Kaufman County 4-H’ers Exhibiting at the EAST TEXAS Fair

Brooke Adams – Angus (2), Hereford                           Jacob Long – Angus (1)
Micah Stahlman – Angus (2)                                        Clarissa Perez – Angus (1)
Morgan Nugent – Simmental (1)                                  Shelby Wheeler – (1) Limousin
Jennifer Council – Beefmaster (3) Junior show & JBBA Fall Classic
Destiny Harrison – Beefmaster (2) Junior show & JBBA Fall Classic
Kloe Smiley – Beefmaster (1) Junior Show & JBBA Fall Classic

Katlin Lumpkin – Junior Breeding Rabbits
Hannah Tackett – Junior Lambs
Haily Knight – Junior Meat Goats
Jaylyn Arrington – Junior Market Swine (2)

Wednesday, September 19
9:00 a.m. Junior Beef Heifers Arrival Begins
Brooke Adams – Angus (2), Hereford (1)                                Jacob Long – Angus (1)
Micah Stahlman – Angus (2)                                                   Clarissa Perez – Angus (1)
Morgan Nugent – Simmental (1)                                            Shelby Wheeler – (1) Limousin
Jennifer Council – Beefmaster (3) Junior show & JBBA Fall Classic
Destiny Harrison – Beefmaster (2) Junior show & JBBA Fall Classic
Kloe Smiley – Beefmaster (1) Junior Show & JBBA Fall Classic

Thursday, September 20
9:00 a.m. Junior Beef Heifers                                                                              Arrival Continues
8:00 p.m. Junior Beef Heifers                                                                              In Place

Friday, September 21
9:00 a.m. Junior Beef Heifer Show (2010 Show breeds*)                                  SP
Ring A – English Breeds – Angus*, Red Angus*, Hereford*, Polled Hereford*, Shorthorn*
Brooke Adams – Angus (2), Hereford (1)                                            Jacob Long – Angus (1)
Micah Stahlman – Angus (2)                                                               Clarissa Perez – Angus (1)
Ring B – ABC*, Braford*, Brahman (Gray* and Red*), Santa Gertrudis*, Simbrah*

Saturday, September 22
9:00 a.m. Junior Beef Heifer Show (2010 Show breeds*)                                  SP
Ring A – Exotic Breeds – AOB*, Charolais*, Chianina, Limousin*, Maine-Anjou*, Simmental*
Morgan Nugent – Simmental (1)

Ring B – Beefmaster* and Brangus*
Jennifer Council – Beefmaster (3) Junior show & JBBA Fall Classic
Destiny Harrison – Beefmaster (2) Junior show & JBBA Fall Classic
Kloe Smiley – Beefmaster (1) Junior Show & JBBA Fall Classic

JBBA Fall Classic to begin immediately following Ring B Shows                        SP
1:00 p.m. Junior Beef Heifers which have completed showing                              Release
6:00 p.m. JBBA Fall Classic Cattle                                                                       Release
6:00 p.m. Junior Swine Arrival                                                                            Begins
8:00 p.m.  Junior Swine                                                                                      In Place

Sunday, September 23
7:30 a.m. Junior Swine Weight Cards                                                                   Office
9:00 a.m. Junior Swine Show                                                                           EP
1:00 p.m. Junior Swine                                                                                       Release

Monday, September 24
Katlin Lumpkin – Junior Breeding Rabbits
1:00 p.m. Junior Breeding Rabbits                                                                       Arrival Begins
6:00 p.m. Junior Breeding Rabbits                                                                       In Place

Tuesday, September 25
4:00 p.m. Junior Rabbit Show                                                                         EP
Junior Rabbits                                                                                                   Released after Show

Friday, September 28
Hannah Tackett – Junior Lambs
Haily Knight – Junior Meat Goats
4:00 p.m. Junior Lambs and Junior Meat Goats                                                   Arrival Begins
6:00 p.m. Junior Dairy, Lambs and Goats                                                           In Place
7:00 p.m. Junior Lamb and Goat Weight Cards                                                   Office

Saturday, September 29
9:00 a.m. Junior Lamb Show                                                                           EP
12:00 p.m. Junior Meat Goat Show                                                                  EP
4:00 p.m. Junior Lambs, Junior Meat Goats,                                                        All animals Release

EP – East Pavilion                                         WP – West Pavilion                                     SP – South Pavilion

Good Luck to the West Texas Fair Exhibitors!!

Good Luck to Clarissa Perez, Brooke Adams, and Shelby Wheeler heading to the West Texas Fair and Livestock Show Junior Heifer Show this weekend.  Show the Kaufman County 4-H Pride!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012