Show your support for Freestone County 4-H with our TexasLiving Fundraiser it ends November 15, 2017!
Freestone County 4-H Enroll NOW Online: 2017-2018 Year has begun! Price is $20 per youth and $10 per adult. Nov 1 price will go up to $25 per youth.
Freestone County Fair and Rodeo Information:
Dates To Remember: 2017-2018 4-H Year Meetings start in September
- Dew 4-H meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at Dew ISD 4-H building
- Club Managers: Julie Jordan
- Eagle Country 4-H meets 2nd Monday of every month at 6pm at Fairfield Conference Center
- Club Managers: Melissa Benner and Tiffany Serrato
- Fairfield 4-H meets 1st Monday of every month at 5:30pm at Fairfield Civic Center
- Club Managers: Maggie Bonds and Misty Lewis
- Freestone Community 4-H meets 2nd Sunday of every month at 6pm at Freestone Community Center
- Club Managers: Marsha Morgan and Christi Jo Kimball
- Wortham 4-H meets 1st Wednesday of every month at 6pm at Wortham Chamber Building
- Club Managers: April Kofnovec and Amanda Henderson
- County Council meets the Last Monday of every month at 6pm at the Extension Office, will not meet in December
- Adult Leaders meets the Last Monday of every month at 6:30pm at the Extension Office, will not meet in December
- Keep in Mind there will be no Club Meetings in December only a County wide Christmas Party, date and location will be announced at a later date.
4-H and Youth Development
4-H Club Managers, project and activity leaders, as well volunteers at large gain leadership, project and communication skills that help them to develop into effective leaders in the community and in the Freestone County 4-H Program.
Freestone County 4-H Projects and Teams
- Fashion Show
- Fashion Storyboard
- Holiday Classic- livestock project clinic and practice show 2017 HC Flyer
- Food Challenge practices can be found in: NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER 2017
- Food Show information can be found in:NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER 2017
- Ag Product ID
- Horse Judging Horse & Livestock Judging Practice schedule 2017-2018
- Wool & Mohair Judging
- Plant ID
- Range Evaluation
- Livestock Judging Horse & Livestock Judging Practice schedule 2017-2018
- Meat Judging
- Educational Presentations
- Beef Quiz Bowl
- Horse Quiz Bowl
- Share the Fun
- Leaders 4 Life Skill-a-thon
- Shotgun and Archery practice information can be found in: NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER 2017
- Horse Shows, Halter horse clinic will be Saturday Oct 28th at 9:30am. Location TBA, if interested contact Julie Steward 775 771 8198
- County Fair Livestock show visit: freestoncountyfairandrodeo.com
- County Fair Home & Garden show visit: http://freestonecountyfairandrodeo.com
District 8 4-H
- District Events, dates and information can be found:
Quality Counts is a banner Extension program that is used to teach youth livestock exhibitors and leaders character education and the importance of quality assurance. This program can also be implemented in a wide area of 4-H by teaching responsibility, ethics, and development of moral character.
Quality Counts is broken into four chapters with lessons and supporting activities for each lesson. There are eight core concepts (six pillars of character, purpose of 4-H/FFA/FCCLA, purpose of livestock projects, decision making/goal setting, impact of livestock projects on red meat industry, responsibility of producing a safe product, medication use/reading and following labels, and animal care and their well being.
Each chapter has activities that support and help teach these core concepts. After youth and leaders have been properly trained in Quality Counts, they may begin to teach other youth and leaders. The Quality Counts program will be taught at every Adult Leaders meetings, Adult Project Trainings, Livestock Judging Practice, 4-H Club Mtgs, Showmanship Clinics, Project Clinics, project visits, etc.