4-H Events and Activities

Friday, October 18, 2013

Tractor Supply Company clover sales

This is the last weekend to support the county 4-H program at the local TSC stores ( Terrell, Ennis, and Mesquite). Go by and say thank you and buy a


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Monday, October 14, 2013

Record Book Workshop - Tuesday Night!!! October 15th

Record Books and Project Records
The new 4-H year has started!  Don’t forget to write down your community service, volunteer leadership and other activities on a calendar to help organize your books. The state and county record pages are available on the Texas 4-H website.

We will be hosting a Record Book Workshop October 15th at the Extension Office starting at 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 12, 2013

New Swine Club shows off their stuff at TSC

The new swine 4-H club leader, Jay Witt and his family, showed the public at TSC in Terrell all about their 4-H project. Joining them at the store front was Caden and Austin's show gilt and a 6 week old baby pig named "baby".

Good job Witt Family for a great day spreading the word about 4-H!

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One Day 4-H

So proud of the County Liners and the Ruminant Unlimited clubs. They did an awesome job at TWO locations!!! Look for the story to come! Attached is just a few pictures.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Dinner tonight program a great success

Bow tie pasta is for formal eating. Soda bomb vs basil bomb. These were just a few of the educational commentary from the 4-H team Thursday night.

The cooking team of Ashley Cain, Robert Terrell, Kaitlyn Pagel, Anna Hiser, Isaac Stecher and Abby Celella did an excellent job presenting their three dishes to a crowd.

Not to forget the crew behind the scene!!!

I am still getting emails, texts, phone calls, and people just talking to me about how polite you all were.

U all ROCK!!!

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Crandall 4-H celebrates National 4-H Week

The Crandall 4-H Club had an awesome meeting last night doing team building activities and making goodie bags full of trail mix and decorated cups to take to the schools and the administration staff. Each member also wrote a postcard to a friend who is not in 4-H encouraging them to join our wonderful program. The tallest free standing tower of marshmallows and speghetti noodles measured 22 inches tall!!! The club meets every 2nd Tuesday at 7pm in the Crandall-Combine Community Center. If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Hiser at (214) 793-5332

National 4-H Week - The Future You Help Create


The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Program.  
The application and the instructions are separate documents for easier completion and direction.  The application form is being offered in Microsoft Word edition.

What is new for 2014:
Due to an increase in incomplete and the incorrect completion of the scholarship applications from applicants, any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered.  It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting.  Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.

Due dates and deadlines for 2014 Scholarship process are as follows:
October, 2013                                      Release of 2014 Application
November – January                           Scholarship Trainings
November – December                       Applicant complete FAFSA and receive report
Set by County Office                          Application due to County Office
February 7, 2014                                 Applications due to District Office
February 21, 2014                               Applications due to State 4-H Office
April 11, 2014                                     Interview selection notification
May 9-11, 2014                                   Interviews (Austin, TX)
June 9, 2014                                        Awards Program/Banquets (College Station, TX)
Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships
All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details).  Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be submitted to the county Extension Office and/or Agent.

Wills Point FFA Livestock Show - Oct 12th

Rabbit Judges Conference Training for Leaders and Agents

Mid-Tex Rabbit Breeders and Bell County 4-H will be co-sponsoring a Rabbit Judges Conference on October 26, 2013 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. This will be a very good training for agents, leaders, teachers, etc. to meet and be a part of the Judges Conference. The organizing committee is committed to helping 4-H leaders, teachers and agents in becoming more familiar with the rabbit project, sources of rabbits and further promote the project area. See the attached flyer for more details.
Please RSVP to Lyle Zoeller (County Extension Agent-Ag/NR in Bell County) at: l-zoeller@tamu.edu.
Please also direct any questions to Lyle.
Schedule is as follows:
    7-10 am Judges Conference –All invited
    10 am Breed Specialty Clubs meet individually
A show with estimated 1500 rabbits (youth and open)
Any time – one on one with rabbit leaders from the Mid-Tex area.
Please help promote this to any project leaders that are out there helping our youth with rabbit projects.


Do you have a special talent like singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument or acting? Then the Share-The-Fun contest may be just for you! A NEW acting category has been added this year called DRAMEDY! Here is the category description: A dramedy (also known as a comedy-drama or comedic drama) is an act that combines elements of comedy and drama, having both humorous and sometimes serious content. Acts cannot incorporate 4-H related material or theme. (Otherwise, it would be categorized as Celebrate 4-H.) Skits can be currently available scripts, original material, or a combination of the two. Humor and creativity are encouraged, but the degradation of any individual or organization is not permitted. May incorporate music, vocal selections, and/or choreographed routines, but these aspects cannot be more than half of the performance.
The other six categories remain the same: Celebrate 4-H, Choreographed Routines, Poetry/Prose,  Musical/Instrumental, Solo/Band Performance, and Vocal. Check out the Roundup page on the Texas 4-H website at http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/roundup to find the full listing of state rules. Check with your County Extension Agent and/or District 4-H Specialist for any county or district specific guidelines. Good luck!

Kaufman County 4-H T-Shirt

This design is the winning design!!!  T-Shirts this year are $12.00 per shirt.  In the newsletter will be an order form.  The first order will go in October 25th.

Sizes Available:
Youth sizes
6-8            10-12            14-16
Adult sizes
Small       Medium        Large     X-Large

2X-Large   3X-Large


Collin Co Livestock Show - November 9th

Virtual 4-H Volunteer Conference

The Texas 4-H & Youth Development Program is pleased to announce that we will be
sponsoring a VIRTUAL 4-H Volunteer Conference, with sessions offered on a quarterly basis throughout the 2013-14 4-H year. Each of the one-hour workshops will be conducted during the day and evening hours using AgriLife Extension's TTVN WebMeeting system. The training dates are:

  • November 7th and 12th
  • February 25th and 27th 
  •  May 5th and 6th 
  •  July 31st and August 5th

Training topics, times, and workshops descriptions, as well as participation instructions (for those new to Centra) are posted on the Volunteer Conference website, which is: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/volunteer_conference.  All sessions will also be recorded for viewing at a later time. AgriLife Extension employees are also welcome to participate in any of the training sessions.

A promotional piece is also available on the conference website. Please share this information with your volunteers as we strive to make them "4-H Strong."

Sunday, October 06, 2013

State Fair of Texas Junior Shorthorn show results

First results of the junior heifer show at the state fair of Texas!! Maddie Jenkins and "Precious" was the 2013 Grand Champion Shorthorn Heifer!! Justin Jenkins was division champion with his Shorthorn heifer and Cassidy Urive was 1st and Emily Jenkins was 2nd in their Junior Shorthorn class!! Congrats!!

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