Tag Archives: 4-H contests

2017 Youth Fair Results

13th Annual Youth Fair hits record high  Erath County 4-Hers showed off their talents and heart recently at the 13th annual Youth Fair held in conjunction with the Erath County Junior Livestock Show.  342 items were judged at the show – entries up 53%!  Each year, more youth enter, but this year the growth has been phenomenal.    Nineteen community volunteers came out in force to judge the event! In addition to having their items judged, 4-H clubs made baskets filled with different themed goodies to raffle.  This year… Read More →

2017 County Show Results

2016 County Show Results Congratulations to all Erath 4-H members who exhibited at the Junior Livestock Show of Erath County this year. Click on each species name below to view the results. Ag Mechanics Breeding Beef Dairy Goat Horse Lamb Poultry Rabbit Steer Swine Showmanship

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 →

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 →

Youth Fair 2017 – Photography

So you want to enter a photo (or 2 or 6) in the 2017 Youth Fair? Here’s everything you need to know… 2017 Erath Youth Fair Friday, January 6, 2017 at ECLA Showgrounds on FM 205 in conjuction with Junior Livestock Show of Erath County 1. Choose one or more categories Photography Categories Animals – photos with an animal emphasis Details & Macro – extremely close-up photos; small details that suggest a larger story Nature and Landscapes – landscapes, outdoor scenic, nature images, sunsets, urban landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes,… Read More →

4-H Food Challenge & Food Show 2016

Food Challenge At the Food Challenge, teams of 3 to 5 students receive a list of ingredients and have 40 minutes to create a dish. The teams then present their dish to judges, and are scored on preparation, serving size, food safety concerns, nutritional value and cost. Students qualify at the country and district level to compete at the state contest. Food Show The Food Show allows individual participants to prepare a recipe at home and bring the day of the contest. Participants present the prepared dish to… Read More →

Erath 4-H Pasture to Pasture Program 2016-2017

2016-2017 Erath Pasture to Packer Schedule August 25 …………………………………………………………………………….Applications Due (Download application . Save it to your computer, then fill it out and submit to Erath Extension Office) September 3…………………………………………………………………………….Interviews September 7….…………………….………..Loan applications due to Lone Star Ag Credit September 21……………………….…………………………………………Loan orientation October 1 ……………………………Feeds and feeding, cattle selection & processing day October 2…..………………………..……………………………Beginning of feeding period October 28,29,30…….……………………….…………………………………….Feedlot tour December 6………..………………………………………………….Marketing 101 training March 26…………………………………….Cattle arrival day and live cattle evaluation program April 1………………………………….Carcass evaluation and Meats Lab Tour: Interviews April 5 …….………………………………..………Record books & financial statements due… Read More →

Erath 4-H 2016 Banquet Program

Congratulations to all Erath 4-H members who completed 4-H projects and competed in contests throughout the 2015 – 2016 4-H year! We are so proud of all of you! 4-H members are recognized for their achievements at our annual awards banquet every year. Below you can view the Banquet Program from the 2016 Banquet. Click HERE to download and print a copy of the 2016 Banquet program.  

Erath 4-H Duds to Dazzle Camp 2016

4-H Duds to Dazzle Camp Friday, July 15th 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost: $25 (includes lunch) Ages 9-18 Register at the Erath Extension Office. Start forming your teams now for this year’s Duds to Dazzle contest! Remember, the more practice teams can have together, the better! This camp will be different from last year. It will involve learning basic skills and how to use each item in your kit. We will also practice making projects. (Duds to Dazzle contest consists of teams of 3-5 4-H members who will… Read More →

2016 County Show Results

2016 County Show Results Congratulations to all Erath 4-H members who exhibited at the Junior Livestock Show of Erath County this year. Click on each species name below to view the results. Breeding Beef Breeding Goats Dairy Non-selling Dairy Selling Goats Horse Lambs Poultry Rabbits Steers Swine Showmanship