Category Archives: 4-H News

Erath Pasture to Packer Program 2017 – 2018

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Pasture to Packer Program. Applications (including loan applications) need to be completed and in the Extension office by August 26, 2017. Download P2P Application.   Download Loan Application. The program, offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Erath County and Erath 4-H, is designed to teach youth: the economic and production facets of an agricultural project valuable leadership skills. loan application process marketing strategies After acceptance to the program, the participants begin working with Lone Star Ag Credit, to… Read More →

Erath 4-H Recognition Party – July 27, 2017

The date has been set for our Annual 4-H Banquet Recognition Party! It will be held on THURSDAY, JULY 27TH AT 6:30 PM Please mark your calendars now! Slide Show– If you have any pictures of your kids from this year from any 4-H events please email them to me at ehcooper@ag.tamu.edu  PROJECT FORMS DUE BY Wednesday, JULY 5th! Remember to fill out and turn in your animal and non-animal project forms if you want to be recognized at banquet. We want every 4-Her to be recognized for their accomplishments. Forms… Read More →

Southeast D8 County Camp 2017

Southeast D8 County Camp 2017 July 7 – 9, 2017 Lakeview Methodist Conference Center, Palestine, TX $125/campers and teen leaders $85/adult Deadline to register: May 26th Download Registration Form Download Waiver Form Download Medicine Distribution Form Download Teen Leader Application Questions: Contact Erath Extension Office at 254-965-1460

Food Camp 2017

Once again this year, Food Camp will be hosted by TSU Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences (Paula McKeehan and her students) in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. It’s gonna be a blast! Growing Up Green is a one day camp teaching the use of fresh produce and herbs to season foods, safe kitchen practices, waste reduction, and various gardening and food preparation techniques! This year, Food Camp will be divided up by age. Clover Chefs Camp is for youth who have completed grades K – 2nd grade. It… Read More →

Sewing Camp – July 11-13, 2017

Erath 4-H Sewing Camp 2017 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 11, 12, 13 Time: Choose morning session (9 am – 12 pm) or afternoon session (1 pm – 4 pm) Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center on Highway 281 Cost: $40 (plus supplies listed below) Ages: Completed 3rd grade and up Registration opens: Thursday, May 4th Register at: Erath Extension Office, 112 W College, Rm 109, Stephenville, TX (You are not registered until your registration fee is paid in full!) Supplies List: Please bring a sewing machine and know… Read More →

County Round Up – April 19, 2017

Erath County Round Up will be held on April 19th at 4:30 pm. Deadline to enter is April 18th. The top winners at County Roundup will advance to District Roundup on Saturday, May 6, 2017 in McLennan County at Riesel High School District winners (Seniors only) will advance to State Roundup on JUNE 6 – 9, 2017 at TAMU in College Station Senior 4-H members that have successfully placed in a qualifying position at the district level are eligible to participate in the state contests. Intermediate age 4-Hers… Read More →

Clothing & Textile Project News – 2017

Here are details on upcoming FCS 4-H projects, events and contests… For an overview of what you can do in the 4-H Clothing Project, see image below: Please note… Deadline to declare your contest/age group/category is MARCH 9th (to determine if we need to hold a County Contest or just practices) (just call or email us) Buying & Construction Contests: Only 1 entry per contest/age group/category may advance to District. If you like team events, Duds to Dazzle might be for you! Our first workshop is Thursday, Feb. 2nd…. Read More →

County Show Species Committee Meetings – 2017

ATTN: County Show Exhibitors & Parents Be sure to attend the Committee Meetings Monday & Tuesday, Jan. 23 & 24th!!! If you have any suggestions for changes to the County Show, here is your chance! DATES FOR COMMITTEE MEETINGS AT COURTHOUSE ANNEX MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017 6:00 PM LAMB/GOAT 7:00 PM DAIRY 7:30 PM ALL OTHERS   TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017 6:00 PM SWINE 7:00 PM STEER 7:30PM HORSE

Youth Fair 2017 – Shop Art

SHOP ART Everything you need to know about entering a shop art item in Youth Fair. 1. Choose one or more categories Woodworking – items made from wood (bookends, shelves, birdhouses, wood carving, etc.) Plasma Metal Art – items made from metal using a plasma cutter/welder Traditional Metal Art – items made from metal using a mig, or stick/arc welder Open – items made using other materials, (pvc pipe, wire, rubber, etc.), or a combination of materials 2. Begin creating your item You may enter 1 item per… Read More →

Youth Fair 2017 – Foods

FOODS Everything you need to know about entering a food item in Youth Fair. 1. Choose one or more categories Desserts (brownies, drop cookies, bar cookies, cakes, pies, candy, etc.) Decorated Cakes – can use fondant, frosting tips, etc. Snacks – trail mix, granola, fruit leather, jerky, etc. Food Baskets (creative container with at least one homemade item such as bread, salsa, etc). Due to space, all food basket entries must fit in a 14” x 18” square. (Height not an issue) Those larger than that will be… Read More →