4-H

Freestone County 4-H Enroll NOW Online: 2017-2018 Year has begun! Price is $20 per youth and $10 per adult. January 1 price will go up to $25 per youth. (Must be enrolled by March 1st to show at the County Fair)

Dates To Remember: 2017-2018 4-H Year Meetings start in September

(Must attend 4 club meetings to be eligible to show at county fair. One meeting at another club is allowed for a makeup meeting)

  • Dew 4-H meets 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm 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 5:30pm 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
  • “What is a Leader?” Workshops will take place the last Monday of January, February, March & April at 5:30pm at the Extension Office. This series will be a part of the County Council meetings.
    • All teenagers & club officers for every club are encouraged and invited to attend 

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

District 8 4-H

Quality Counts (must complete quality counts to show at county fair. You only have to pass the junior test one time for ages 8-13 and the senior test one time for ages 14-18)

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.

http://agrilife.org/qualitycounts/

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