4-H

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

District 8 4-H

Quality Counts

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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