Welcome to Wise County

Just north of the heart of the Fort Worth metropolitan area, and less than an hour from DFW International Airport, Wise County provides convenient access to any product your heart desires. But what makes Wise County out of the ordinary is our community culture.

Come and visit Wise County. You can shop in our stores, study our history, and meet some friendly people. Take a look at our homes, new and old, and you will be amazed at the value. Visit our banks where you get to talk to a real, live banker that can handle your financial needs in a personal way. And don’t worry if you fall in love with our way of life because, whether for a day or a lifetime, you’re welcome in Wise County.

Click the “4-H Connect” below to join 4-H!

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Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship 

Any Wise County High School Graduating Senior who plans on majoring in agriculture at a Texas College or University are eligible for the $2,000 Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship.

Instructions to Applicant:

  1. Submit a completed Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship application by Monday, April 1, 2019 to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
  2. Current High School Transcript with SAT/ACT scores.
  3. Scholarship will be $1,000 for freshman fall semester and $1,000 for spring semester.

Mail or hand deliver by Monday, April 1, 2019 to:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 206 S. State Street, Decatur, TX 76234

2019 Jim Frank Hornback Scholarship Application Form – Typeable






Wise County Youth Fair Information

Please check for updates at the

Wise County Youth Fair’s Website:  http://www.wcyouthfair.org/

Entries for the 2019 Wise County Youth Fair:  https://wise.fairwire.com


If help is needed, contact the Extension Office, 4-H leader

or the Wise County Youth Fair Secretary, Liz Hubbard,  at 940-389-5388.


ENTRY DATES: January 1—February 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
LATE ENTRY DATES: February 4– February 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm


2019 Wise County Youth Fair Schedule



8:00-4:30 pm              4-H Photography photos due to the AgriLife Extension Office

5:00 pm                        4-H Photography judged


9:00 am                        Parade line up

10:00 am                      Parade


8:00 am                        Horse – Check registration papers

8:00-10:00 am            4-H Clothing Fashion Storyboards are due to the AgriLife Extension Office for judging.

8:30 am                        Horse Show (NRS Arena)

10:30 am                      Public Speaking – Weatherford College-WC

7:00 pm                        Queen Contest


7:00 am                        Arrival of  Breeding Dairy Goats

Longhorn Cattle (Check papers on arrival)

Breeding Swine   (In place by 3:00 pm)

8:30 am                        Horse Show (NRS Arena)

10:00 am                     Breeding Dairy Goat Show (Release following shows)

11:00-3:00 pm            4-H Clothing Interviews at the AgriLife Extension Office

12:00 noon                  Arrival of Rabbits

1:00 pm                        Meat Pen Rabbits judged

Followed by Breeding Rabbits

1:00 pm                        Longhorn Show

Steers followed by heifers  (Released following show)

4:00 pm                        Breeding Swine Show  (Released following show)

6:30 pm                        4-H Parade of Fashion


8:00 am                         Arrival of Broilers and Breeding Poultry

Must be in place and wing band cards turned in for broilers by 8:30 am.

8:00-1:00 pm               Arrival of Market Lambs and Market Wethers –  Must be in place by 1:00 pm.

8:00-3:00 pm               Arrival of Market Swine – Must be in place by 3:00 pm.

8:00-4:00 pm               Arrival of Market Steers and Beef Heifers – Must be in place by 4:00 pm.

9:00 am                          Broiler Show

Followed by  Breeding Poultry Show  (Released following shows)

10:00 am                        Dog Show

2:00 pm                          Weighing & Classifying of Market Lambs

Immediately followed by weighing & Classifying of Market Wethers

Weight/Breed cards are due to Superintendents once your animal is weighed.

4:00 pm                         Weighing & Classifying of Market Swine

Immediately followed by Weighing & Classifying of Market Steers

Weight/Breed cards are due to Superintendents once your animal is weighed.

4:00-7:00 pm                Registration papers & tattoos checked on Beef Heifers


7:00-10:00 am                Arrival of Breeding Boer Goat – Registration papers and tattoos will be checked upon arrival.

7:30-10:00 am                 Arrival of 4-H Foods, Crafts & Photography, FCCLA Foods & Crafts, Horticulture

8:00 am                             Market Swine show

Followed by Invitational Celebrity Show

10:30 am                            4-H Food & Crafts, FCCLA Food & Crafts, and Horticulture judged

4:00 pm                             Market Lamb Show

Followed by Breeding Boer Goat Show and Market Wether Show

4:00 pm                             Agricultural Product Identification—Poultry Barn

5:00 pm                             Ag Mechanics begin moving in must be in place by 8 am Friday

5:00-7:00 pm                   Viewing of 4-H, FCCLA & Horticulture exhibits


8:00 am                           Prospect Steer Show

Immediately followed by  Market Steer Show

10:00 am                          Agricultural Mechanics judged

12:00 noon                       Release of Market Goats, Lambs, & Hogs

1:00 pm                            Breeding Beef Heifer Show (All Beef Animals released at conclusion of show)

4:00 pm                           Pictures taken of 4-H Food, Crafts, and Photography winning entries

4:15 pm                            Pictures taken of FCCLA winning entries

4:00-5:00 pm                 4-H & FCCLA Food, Craft, Clothing, Photography and Horticulture released

5:00 pm                           Heart of a Champion Show


9:00-11:00 am                Judging Contest

10:00 am                         Pet Show

11:00-12:30 pm              Bar-B-Q Meal

12:30 pm                          Awards

1:00 pm                            2019 WCYF Auction

2:00 pm                            Release of all remaining projects


Heart of a Champion

Heart of a Champion is a special needs livestock show held on the Friday of Youth Fair (March 1st) and we need a lot of volunteers. We need 4-H members with livestock projects (sheep, goat, swine, dog, rabbit), 4-H members to be buddies to participants, and FANS in the STANDS. You will need to fill out a form and turn it in to the Extension office by February 1st.

2019 Participant Registration form

2019 Youth Volunteer Form

2019 Adult Volunteer Form

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

is a unique education agency with a statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, and county offices. It reaches into every Texas county to address local priority needs. Some of our major efforts are in mitigating drought impacts; conserving water use in homes, landscapes, and production agriculture; improving emergency management; enhancing food security; and protecting human health through education about diet, exercise, and disease prevention and management.

AgriLife Extension demonstrates the latest technology and best practices to improve the state’s food and fiber system, which serves all Texas consumers and contributes nine percent of the gross domestic product. Texas 4-H, our primary youth program, engages some 600,000 youth every year in learning projects, leadership development, and community service.

Collaborative programs enable extension educators and their partners to extend resources and prevent duplication of services. In total, extension personnel and extension-trained volunteers achieved nearly 23 million direct teaching contacts, including distance education via the Web, in fiscal year 2015.


  • Help Texans better their lives


  • Through the application of science-based knowledge, we create high-quality, relevant continuing education that encourages lasting and effective change


  • We provide programs, tools, and resources —local and statewide — that teach people how to improve agriculture and food production, advance health practices, protect the environment, strengthen our communities, and enrich youth.





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