4-H

Freestone County Fair Information:

Club Meeting Requirement:

Also, discussed at the meeting was the number of meetings an exhibitor must attend to be qualified to show at the county fair. Currently, the rule reads that they must make at least four (4) meetings prior to the fair. In light of our current situation, the board has decided for the 2020 FCFA, exhibitors will have to have attended two (2) meetings OR a least ONE meeting and complete the online information quiz to count for ONE of the exhibitor’s TWO meetings. Online quiz can be found here: https://agrilife.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f1UuogAjM5Xl1r

This is ONLY for exhibitors to be qualified to show in the 2020 Freestone County Fair.

Quality Counts:

Quality Counts (only need to complete once for each age division; Junior 3rd-5th grade, Intermediate 6th-8th grade, Senior 9th-12th grade) correct age division and an active Quality counts number is required for participation at the Freestone County Fair, this must be completed by June 15th.

  • **There is a very important one-pager with detailed instructions of how students should enroll/login to the course. **QC Enrollment
    • Exhibitors will first be required to engage in the full learning content before being presented with the verification exam.
      • Please be aware of this in advance as this could take around two hours for most students to complete the full content and test.
    • Exhibitors will be able to start and revisit the curriculum as many times as needed.
    • Exhibitors will have to complete the test once it is started.
    • Exhibitors must achieve 80% or great to pass the exam, but can take it as many times as needed.
    • Exhibitors will be exposed and tested on the content potentially three times in their livestock showing career: junior (grade 3-5), intermediate (grade 6-8), and senior (grade 9-12).
    • Exhibitors will access the course and exam at:  https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/qc/qcregister.aspx

 

IMPORTANT: One thing to be aware of is that login to the curriculum site requires unique email addresses for each user. This is explained further in the attachment. We realize there will be cases of families with multiple youth and limited email addresses. If the family cannot use a parent email, create one, or use a student email address, we will assist on a case-by-case basis.

Freestone County Fair Breeding & Market Rabbit Validation

    • You will need to contact your breeder to tattoo your rabbits for you. They need to be the exhibitors First & Last name initials and numbered by how many rabbits you have (ED1, ED2, ED3, ED4, ED5 etc.)
    • Pictures of the tattoos with the name of the exhibitor and a list of what the tattoos are need to be emailed to Erin.davis@ag.tamu.edu (4-H entries only, FFA members send to your ag teacher) by Midnight May 21st.
    • If your breeder cannot tattoo them for you, you must email Erin.davis@ag.tamu.edu by May 21st to set up a validation appointment.

Southeast District 8 County Camp dates are June 26-28 at Lakeview Methodist Camp in Palestine.

  • Entry paperwork due to the Extension office May 22nd
  • County Camp_Registration_Packet_2020
  • Open to all 4-H members 3rd-12th grade
  • We have money to help send kids to camp-contact us to find out how!
  • Cost $125 per camper, $85 for adult chaperones (we will need 1 chaperone for every 8 kids, if you think you can attend please sign up)
    • Adults need to be enrolled and active on 4-H connect and have completed the Child protection training—before the May 22nd deadline
    • Campers must also be enrolled and active on 4-H connect, but there is still time to do so! $30 for 4-H enrollment
  • All registration fees will be refunded if we are unable to have camp

Virtual Project visits sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qN_obz-dKYf8Pp__qz5CxjBHOXulpi3bb4vy1k5AsvU/edit?usp=sharing

  • This is to help you with your livestock projects before the fair! Ask questions, get advice etc.
  • We can conduct these “virtual” visits by facetime, zoom, facebook messenger video chat, snapchat video chat etc. But keep in mind you should be able to show me your project on the video as well.

 Livestock Project Clinics: (it is highly recommended to attend your species clinic to prepare for county fair)

  • Swine Clinic will be postponed.
  • Sheep and Goat clinic will be at Teague Ag Barn on May 16th. More details will be provided later.
  • Teague FFA Sheep and Goat Jackpot Show is Saturday May 23rd. More details will be provided later.

2019-2020 4-H Year Club Meetings (September 2019-May 2020) *Club meetings are cancelled until further notice*

  • In the event that no club meetings can be held in May, we will offer a meeting or meetings in June so youth can complete their one or two club meeting requirement

District 8 4-H Contest information can be found at: https://agrilife.org/d84h/events-and-activities/

  • To sign up for a contest you can do so on tx.4honline.com (you must have an active profile) or you can email me to sign you up prior to the deadlines listed below
  • District Surge (Leadership LAB) (for 9th to 12th grade only) entry deadline is May 21st, Camp is June 17-19 at Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood *Note this overlaps Freestone County Fair*
  • District Recordbook entry deadline is June 25th, books must be turned into Extension Office by July 6th judging will take place July 9th.
  • District Horse Show-contact me if you are interested and I’ll send you the information
  • Make sure to check all information at the website https://agrilife.org/d84h/events-and-activities/ to learn more about the contests and for resources to prepare for the contests

Make sure to like Freestone County 4-H on Facebook!

    • To make sure you don’t miss anything-click the following button, and select see first & make sure “Get Notifications” is turned on!

Freestone County 4-H Enrollment  2019-2020 Website: tx.4honline.com

    • Price is $30 per youth and $10 per adult.  (Must be enrolled by March 1st to show at county fair)
    • The next 25 members to enroll will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card!
  • 4-H Aviation is cancelled until further notice.
  • Archery: cancelled until further notice
  • Shotguncancelled until further notice  

All rules, schedule and information can be found at:

www.freestonecountyfairandrodeo.com

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
  • Food Challenge
  • Food Show
  • Ag Product ID
  • Entomology
  • Photography
  • Horse Judging
  • Wool & Mohair Judging
  • Plant ID
  • Range Evaluation
  • Livestock Judging
  • Meat Judging
  • Educational Presentations
  • Livestock Quiz Bowl
  • Horse Quiz Bowl
  • Share the Fun
  • Leaders 4 Life Skill-a-thon
  • Shotgun and Archery
  • Horse Shows
  • County Fair Livestock show visit: freestoncountyfairandrodeo.com
  • County Fair Home & Garden show visit: http://freestonecountyfairandrodeo.com

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