4-H

 


In accordance with COVID-19 regulations from our Texas 4-H Director, the 4-H program will be consistent with other youth serving organizations. We will not be allowed to conduct any face-t0-face programming until MAY 4, 2020. Programming does  include 4-H meetings, project meetings, practices, contest, recognition events, etc. The is an ever evolving situation and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this dynamic time

 


LETTER FROM TEXAS 4-H PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Montza Williams, EdD
April 20, 2020


LETTER FROM TEXAS 4-H PROGRAM DIRECTOR
2020 Texas 4-H Roundup Cancelled

Montza Williams, EdD
April 6, 2020

 


TEXAS 4-H STATE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
April 3, 2020

Good Morning Senior Photography Participants,

State Photography Registration is now OPEN, it will close on April 15th

There has been a change to the contest due to our current circumstances, ALL Seniors may now enter 1 photo per category and not just the ones that you qualified with.

Please let Stacey or myself know if you need any assistance uploading photos.

 

Laura Reyna
4-H Extension Agent, Wharton County
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
315 E Milam, STE 112 | Wharton, TX 77488

p: (979) 532-3310
f: (979) 532-8863
lereyna@ag.tamu.edu

https://wharton.agrilife.org/
https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/


WHARTON COUNTY 4-H UPDATES
April 2, 2020

PALA Meeting
April 7, 2020 – 6:30 PM
Via Microsoft Teams: https://bit.ly/2V2XxaO

Viewing Instructions:

  1. Click on the “WATCH ON THE WEB INSTEAD” button in the middle of the screen
  2. Enter your name
  3. View
  4. Please “Mute” when you first enter

*This will be a very beneficial meeting for our Adult Leaders and Parents to attend. In the current time I know there are a ton of questions and this will be a great time for discussion.

 

April County Council Meeting is Cancelled
Be on the look out on our Social Media from some updates from your county council officers! Parents please share with your 4-Hers 😊

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhartonCounty4h/

Instagram: Wharton4h

NEW! TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/tNDtGY/

 

County Council Officer Applications are DUE APRIL 9th
Please e-mail in your applications.
Applications can be found here:
https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/files/2020/03/2020-2021-Council-Officer-Nomination-Packet-030920-Fillable.pdf

 

Texas 4-H Congress One Page Essays are due TOMORROW, April 3rd. Congress is open to 4-H members currently in 9th-12th grade.

 

Major Show Tag Orders are DUE by April 13th for Steers, Heifers wanting to compete in the 2020 State Fair of Texas or Heart of Texas, Barrows and Gilts for the 2020 State Fair of Texas, and Sheep and Goats for the 2020 State Fair of Texas. Tag Order Forms can be found here: https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/livestock/major-show-information/tag-order-forms/ I do encourage you to send them in via e-mail and we will accept payment at a later date. We have also setup to take CC payments if anyone would like to pay via CC. If you choose to e-mail your form, once its filled out please File > Save As > then rename it to something different than the original before attaching and sending in. All tag orders must be payed prior to physical validation on June 22nd.

 

WCYF: I know that many of you have heard the news about the cancellation of the fair. Please take note that an online sale for all exhibitors with eligible sale projects will be held in the coming weeks. There are many details to work out so please be on the lookout for more information next week. Exhibitors are encouraged to continue feeding their animals until a plan of action for the online sale has been established.

 

Our office is still closed to the public. If you need to come please give us a call prior to heading this way.

 

As always if you should have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Laura Reyna
4-H Extension Agent, Wharton County
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
315 E Milam, STE 112 | Wharton, TX 77488

p: (979) 532-3310
f: (979) 532-8863
lereyna@ag.tamu.edu

https://wharton.agrilife.org/
https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/


WHARTON COUNTY 4-H UPDATES
March 30, 2020

Good Afternoon Wharton County 4-H Families!

I hope that you are all doing well during this time. I have some important updates below:

  • The Showmanship Clinic set for March 29th is CANCELLED
  • The Fashion Show and Duds to Dazzle contest set for March 31st is CANCELLED. Contestants received another e-mail with more details.
  • If you have advanced to Spring Spectacular please be sure to register by April 3rd on 4-H Connect, as of now the deadline has not changed. I know that many of you have seen that the facility cancelled all reservations until May 15th, there will be no Face-to-Face contest but D11 agents are working to come up with alternatives for each contest.
  • Those interested in attending 4-H congress, your essay explaining why you would like to attend is still DUE on April 3rd.
  • County Council Officer Nomination Packets are still DUE on April 9th. https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/files/2020/02/Council-Officer-Nomination-Packet-022820-Fillable.pdf
  • The April County Council and PALA face-to-face meeting will still be held in some form or fashion but not face-to-face. Please be on the lookout for more information to come.
  • There will be NO 4-H Face-to-Face meetings, events, activities, practices, etc until April 17th at the earliest.  

As you all know we are in an ever evolving unknown territory so we appreciate your patience during this time.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you should have any questions.

Laura Reyna
4-H Extension Agent, Wharton County
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
315 E Milam, STE 112 | Wharton, TX 77488

p: (979) 532-3310
f: (979) 532-8863
lereyna@ag.tamu.edu

https://wharton.agrilife.org/
https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/

 


DISTRICT 11 SPRING SPECTACULAR UPDATE
March 27, 2020

Good Afternoon Spring Spectacular Participants,

Over the past week I know that several of you have reached out questioning the fate of Spring Spectacular. I have finally received some clarification in all of the uncertainty. With the moratorium that UIL has set in place until May 4th there is to be no contest in any way, there are a few exceptions that I will cover below. The Spring Spectacular planning group is looking into coming up with some alternate form of a showcase event to be held over the summer, details will be forthcoming as we continue to work through this adversity

IF State Roundup is able to happen the event will be an invitational contest for all Senior Level 4-Hers with the exception of the following contest: Food Show, Food Challenge, and Share-the-Fun.

As you know we have already had our District Food Show and Food Challenge Contest so those that advanced to state will continue to do so. For Share-the-Fun there will be some sort of District contest for Senior Level 4-H members, more information about this will come at a later date.

The District Photography contest has taken place and results should be sent out soon.

The District Fashion Storyboard contest will still happen, more information will come as we receive it.

If you already registered for SS we will delete your registration.

 

I know that this is certainly not an ideal situation but we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

Please let me know if you have any questions

Laura Reyna
4-H Extension Agent, Wharton County
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
315 E Milam, STE 112 | Wharton, TX 77488

p: (979) 532-3310
f: (979) 532-8863
lereyna@ag.tamu.edu

https://wharton.agrilife.org/
https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/

 


EXTENSION OFFICE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
March 26, 2020

Good morning Wharton County 4-H Families!

In accordance with guidelines from Wharton County government officials and the Texas A&M University system, the Wharton County Extension Office is directed to limited face-to-face visits.

Effective Thursday, March 26, 2020 and lasting until further notice… due to the COVID-19 virus issues, all Wharton County Government and Judicial offices, including the Wharton County Extension office will have to have our doors locked and any visits must be made by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Just a reminder: all county 4-H programs are not to conduct any face-to-face programming until May 4th. This does not include the WCYF but Programming does include 4-H club meetings, project meetings, practices, contests, recognition events, etc.

The Wharton County Extension Office wants to assure you that our office will continue to function and we are here for you, but we have to abide by the regulations that have been put in place. We are sorry for any convenience this may cause, but we will try to maintain services in as much as safely possible and required by law while considering the safety and health of our employees and the public we serve.

To make appointments, the following contacts are listed below:

Phone: 979-532-3310
Agent Laura Reyna: lereyna@ag.tamu.edu
Admin Assistant Stacey Shanks: stacey.shanks@ag.tamu.edu

If you have any questions at all or need assistance, we are here for you so please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Stay safe and have a great day!


WHARTON COUNTY 4-H FACE MASK PROJECTS
March 25,2020

THIS IS A VOLUNTARY PROJECT and WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT PUT YOURSELF IN HARMS WAY TO GET ITEMS TO COMPLETE THIS IF YOU CHOOSE TO.

Facemask Instructions

Hello Wharton County 4-Hers,

We hope this note finds you all well.  As many of you might have seen on Facebook and the news people are making masks to try to help protect against the Covid-19 virus.

The Texas Fashion and Interior Design sponsor agents have been contacted by Dr. Tom Fisher, an oncologist with Texas Oncology.  They are willing to accept ALL masks that we can produce and even make it a contest.  These homemade masks may not be as effective against the virus as the medical grade ones are. However cancer patients wear the masks to protect against dust and minor illness on an everyday basis and will be able to continue to use these after this crisis.  This will also allow them to send the medical grade masks to those more in need.

Instructions:  Attached you will find written instructions and pattern for making adult size face masks.  A video demonstration is available at  https://youtu.be/VgHrnS6n4iA We ask that you use prewashed 100% cotton fabric (with or without a layer of fusible interfacing).  When possible, please use non-scented laundry detergent and no fabric softener when prewashing fabric.

To be considered for the contest we must collect the mask by Monday April 6 so we can mail them to arrive at their destination by Friday April 10.  If you plan to participate please let Ms. Laura know so we can make arrangements to collect them.  There is some fabric and elastic available at the CEO if you need it. Mrs. Burns also has some interfacing/pellon if anyone needs some.

With the ever-changing rules for social distancing you will have to make an appointment to meet with Ms. Laura because all county offices will be closing to the public.  These rules may change as time goes by so be sure to call before you plan to go there.

Thank you,
Leslie Zahn & Kasey Burns

PS: If you have any questions you can call our moms’ phones
Michele Zahn: 979-332-9325
Jennifer Burns:  361-463-9999


WHARTON COUNTY 4-H COVID-19 UPDDATE
March 23, 2020

Happy Monday Wharton County 4-H Families,

We received an update this morning from our Texas 4-H Director that 4-H will be consistent with other youth serving organizations and that we are not to conduct any face-to-face programming until May 4th. Programming does include 4-H club meetings, project meetings, practices, contests, recognition events, etc. As you will notice this is different from what we were notified of on Friday. This is an ever evolving situation and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation during this dynamic time.

In regards to the Wharton County Youth Fair, although our office supports the fair, Wharton County 4-H does not put on the event. It will be your prerogative to attend the WCYF and participate.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Laura Reyna
4-H Extension Agent, Wharton County
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
315 E Milam, STE 112 | Wharton, TX 77488

p: (979) 532-3310
f: (979) 532-8863
lereyna@ag.tamu.edu

https://wharton.agrilife.org/
https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/

 


4-H INDOOR ARCHERY MATCH POSTPONED
March 16, 2020

Good Afternoon,

The Indoor Archery Match in Bay City has been postponed. There is no information about when it might be held moving forward but I will certainly let you know when we hear something.

Information on the Indoor Archery Match this weekend in Bay City is being released on the Texas 4-H Natural Resources Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/pg/tx4hnaturalresources/posts/).


WHARTON COUNTY 4-H COVID-19 UPDATE
March 16, 2020

Good Morning Wharton County 4-H Families,

I hope that you are all doing well during this dynamic time.

On Friday we received word that all AgriLife face to face events, programs, and meetings would need to be cancelled for the week of March 16-20, this does include all 4-H activities.

Please note that as of now Rabbit Tattoo for the fair is still happening today from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm at the fairgrounds.

As you all know we have several upcoming events and contest, on March 19th would should be receiving further direction for moving forward with our 4-H program.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Laura Reyna
4-H Extension Agent, Wharton County
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
315 E Milam, STE 112 | Wharton, TX 77488

p: (979) 532-3310
f: (979) 532-8863
lereyna@ag.tamu.edu

https://wharton.agrilife.org/
https://agrilife.org/wharton4h/

 


RODEO AUSTIN CANCELLATION
March 13, 2020

I know that I have spoken to some of you and I’m sure that you have all see the below letter from Rodeo Austin stating the cancellation of the show but I just wanted to reach out and make sure. Over the past few days it’s still hard for me to comprehend what has happened  so I can only imagine how you and your families are feeling. If I can do anything to help please don’t hesitate to let me know. Also I know that there are several shows being put together from market projects including the Broiler show tomorrow here in Wharton. If you plan on attending any of these please let me know. I would love to be there for moral support or any way that I can. I think most of you have my cell but just in case you don’t 979-533-2370 in case you may need anything and I am not in the office.

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