Cooking with Friends has been scheduled for April 10th from 6 to 9 pm at the Downard-Fairplains Community Center ( about 7 miles South of Gainesville on old Denton Road). This program focuses on how to prepare safe meals for your family that are frozen for later use. Participants will leave the workshop with meals that are ready to go into the freezer.
More details about this program will be posted soon. Class space will be limited, but more classes will be scheduled if there is a need.
The 2014 Tri-County Farmer and Rancher Symposium will be held at the Gainesville Civic Center on February 20th. 5 CEU’s will be available and the cost is $25. For more information click here. Registration is required by February 17th.
Rules and entry forms for the 4-H Livestock Show has been added. To view or download this information click on the 4-H Tab above.
Join us for our annual Teen Retreat at the Texas 4-H Conference Center January 10-12, 2014. We have a weekend full of fun and exciting activities planned just for you. This years event will include dancing, entomology, consumer decision making, fashion and the wildlife habitat education program.
For our community service project this year we are collecting gift cards for Cody Hill, Ag agent in Borden county and Ashley Piercy, FCS agent in Scurry county. They both recently lost their homes to fire and we want to help them as they have given so much to the 4-H program over the years.
To register for Teen Retreat please visit the 4-H Center website: http://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu
Click on the “Register Now” link. Registration is $115 for youth & $80 for adults
Each county is responsible for providing adult chaperones
The 4H newsletter for December and January is posted under the 4H newsletter section. Please refer to the newsletter for all the latest news regarding 4-H. You can find it by going to the 4H tab above and then clicking on newsletters.
The Cooke County 4-H Food Show will take place on Friday, January 3rd at the CEO or the County Extension Office. Check-in will begin at 9 am, with interviews beginning at 9:30. Paperwork or the entry form with recipe, are due in the CEO by 5pm on Monday, December 30th. The winner of each class per age division will have the opportunity to compete at the District food show on Saturday, February 8th, 2014, at TAMU-Commerce.
You can find more information by going to the 4-H Header above and going to Food Show
Do Well Be Well with Diabetes will be starting on October 30 at 2 pm at the Stanford House located at 401 W. Garnett Street in Gainesville. Classes will also be held on November 6, 13, and 20, 2013. This class is a 4 week series of classes that focuses on diabetes self-management and nutrition. Participants will receive research based information based on the American Diabetes Association Standards of Care. Participants will also receive recipes and take home resources that will help them successfully manage their diabetes. For more information contact Angel Neu at (940)668-5412 or email adneu@tamu. edu
There will be a 4-H Food and Nutrition project leader training on Monday October 7th at 6:00 PM at the Extension Office. If you are planning on leading a food project in your 4-H club then you should plan to attend.
A Fuel Up to Play 60 SPIN Club will be starting on September 24th at 4:30 pm at the Lindsay Park. Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages everyone to be physically active and make healthy food choices. SPIN Clubs are a new concept in our 4-H program that focuses on short term projects. The Fuel Up Club will meet every Tuesday for 6 weeks. This can also count as a food project for traditional 4H club members. To register to participate contact the Extension Office at (940)668-5412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you are between the ages of 5 and 8, you can join 4-H as a cloverkid. This is a great way to learn all about 4-H, have fun, and meet new friends. Find out more about cloverkids by going to the 4-H Tab above and selecting CloverKids.