4-H

Texas 4-H is like a club for kids and teens ages 5-18, and it’s BIG! It’s the largest youth development program in Texas with more than 550,000 youth each year. No matter where you live or what you like to do, Texas 4-H has something that lets you be a better you!

You may think 4-H is only for your friends with animals, but it’s so much more! You can do activities like shooting sports, food science, healthy living, robotics, fashion, and photography.

Look for 4-H clubs at your school, an after-school program, a community center, or even on base or through the reserves for military families.

Texas 4-H is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M System. Founded in 1908, 4-H is the largest youth development program in Texas, reaching more than 550,000 youth each year.

Activities

In 4-H, the activities are organized by topics and called ‘projects.’ All 4-H members must be enrolled in at least one project. When you choose a project, you will learn everything there is to know about that topic. You will participate in various hands-on activities, learn new skills, do community service, or even make speeches about your project. Browse the list of projects to see what you would like to do.

How to choose your 4-H project:

  • Select a project you like.
  • Select a project that can be completed.
  • Consider the money and time it will take. Can parents/guardians help?
  • Consider the space and equipment that you have at home.
  • A 4-H project should be fun, serve a purpose, and be worth the effort.
  • Select only the number of projects you can complete.
  • Contact your local county club to see which projects are offered where you live.

Check out 4-H projects to see what looks fun to you.


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

Join for $25 or less! Texas 4-H is for kids of almost any age – grades K-2 can be in Clover Kids. From 3rd-12th grades(8 years old before September 1st), you can be in 4-H.

Contact the  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Wise County office at 940-627-3341 for more information!

 

 

 

 

 


Mission Of Texas 4-H

Prepare youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through a coordinated, long-term, progressive series of educational experiences that enhance life skills and develop social, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.


4-H TRADITIONS

 The History of the 4-H Clover and Emblem

The first 4-H emblem was a three-leaf clover, introduced sometime between 1907 and 1908. The three “H’s” represented head, heart and hands. In 1911, at a meeting of club leaders in Washington, a fourth “H” representing health was added and the current 4-H four-leaf clover emblem was approved. It is protected by the U.S. Congress. More information on Clover logo usage is available.

The 4-H pledge was worded by Otis Hall, Kansas state 4-H leader. It was approved at the first National 4-H Club Camp in 1927 in Washington, D.C. The words “my world” were added to the pledge in 1973. Their addition is the only change ever made to the 4-H pledge.

HEAD stands for clearer thinking and decision-making. Knowledge that is useful throughout life.

HEART stands for greater loyalty, strong personal values, positive self concept, concern for others.

HANDS stands for larger service, workforce preparedness, useful skills, science and technology literacy.

HEALTH stands for better living, healthy lifestyles.


4-H Pledge

I pledge….

my Head to clearer thinking,
my Heart to greater loyalty,
my Hands to larger service,
my Health to better living.
For my Club, my community, my country, and my world.


4-H Motto

 To make the best better.


facebook-logoLots of great information about Wise County 4-H on our Wise County 4-H Facebook Page! Check us out 🙂

 

 


Fall Livestock Show information:

There are several ‘fall’ livestock shows coming up. PLEASE be aware of due dates listed in this email as we will have a turnaround in our office to get entries out the door to the respective shows. For rules, guidelines, or new information, please visit the websites below.

 I will have blank entry forms here at the office and you can access forms from the websites below as well. If you need to make an appointment with Todd or I to meet after 5pm, please let us know as soon as possible.

 TEAM events/contests – if you are wanting to enter a team event at any of the contests below, please let Chrissy know by the dates below. Contests include but are not limited to Food Challenge, Ag Product ID, Public Speaking, Livestock Judging, Consumer Decision Making, Calf Scramble…

 North Texas Fair and Rodeo  http://www.ntfair.com/events/livestock-shows

Paper entries due to North Texas Fair and Rodeo: August 10th OR Entries due online: August 15th

North Texas Fair and Rodeo will be an enter on your own show. If you have questions give us a call or contact the Livestock office at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo.

 

 West Texas Fair and Rodeo http://www.taylorcountyexpocenter.com/events/west-texas-fair-rodeo

Entries due to Extension Office: August 11th

Need: Youth Social Security Number, original breeding animal registration papers

 

State Fair of Texas  https://bigtex.com/livestock/livestockshow/

Entries due to Extension Office: August 18th

Need: Youth Social Security Number, original breeding animal registration papers

  

Heart of Texas http://www.hotfair.com/

Entries due to Extension Office: September 8th

Need: Youth Social Security Number, original breeding animal registration papers

 

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