Dallas County 4-H Event and Meeting Calendar

Friday, November 29, 2013

Dallas County 4-H’ers take top prizes at the Texas State Preservation Board photography contest!

The Texas State Preservation Board recently held it's annual 4-H and FFA Photography Contest. Congratulations to H. Giglotti and M. Apodaca of Dallas County 4-H!

H. Giglotti placed first in "Animals", and M. Apodaca placed first in "People in Agriculture", as well as second place for "Texas True Foods".

Winning photographs will be displayed at various location within our state capitol complex.

Way to go!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Do you know your Lepidoptera from your Blatodea?

Do you know your Lepidoptera from your Blatodea? The Dallas County Entomology Team does!

Entomology is the scientific study of insecta and arachnida. Though most of us think of insects as only pests, there are actually more beneficial insects in the world than there are harmful ones. The study of insects is important to understand the roles they play in agriculture and in the world in which we live.

The Dallas County Senior Entomology Team took home first place at District IV contest earlier this year. Two senior team members placed individually. M. Apodaca placed first and M. Sullivan placed third as Senior Individuals. The team's high marks advanced them to compete at State Round Up over the summer. A great time was had by all participants!

The entomology project is open to any 4-H youth ages 8 - 18 interested in participating.

For more information, please contact… Joe Sullivan (joe@joseph-sullivan.com)

Clover Kids love bugs too!

Not old enough to be a full-fledged 4-H Entomologist? Then join the Urbanite Clovers! The Urbanite Clovers are 4-H youth in K (age 5) through second grade. Last month, the clovers learned about Lepidoptera (the order of butterflies and moths). Each month, the Clovers will take on a new order and create a curriculum related craft. For more information on participating as a Clover, please contact... Starla Apodaca starla.apodaca@tx.rr.com

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Are You a Fan of "Chopped"?

Quad Clover 4-H is an after-school cooking club at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center. Members are slicing and simmering their way to culinary triumph! Group members have been preparing for the upcoming food show and food challenge competition by learning knife skills, caramelization, stir-fry techniques and more. They hosted a Nutrition Quiz Bowl contest as practice for the upcoming Dallas County qualifier. Three teams from this club will be advancing to the District IV Food Challenge Competition. Success can be delicious!

For additional information contact Ashley Ontiveros amagmom@aol.com

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Archery is Back!

 After a long hiatus the Dallas County Archers are back!

Four archers traveled to Gainesville, Texas on Saturday November 16th to compete in the Cooke County Open Invitational Archery Tournament.  Over 100 4-H archers from across Texas participated.

The Archery Project Group is open to all registered members of Dallas County 4-H. Please contact luannshank@sbcglobal.net to be placed on the email list. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

East Lake Pet Orphanage Pet Expo

Dallas County Dog project members represented 4-H at the East Lake Pet Orphanage Pet Expo on November 10. The project group collected and turned recycled t-shirts into dog toys. Expo attendees were encouraged to stop by the 4-H table and make a free toy for their pet or to make a dog toy that would be donated to the dogs at ELPO. Well over 100 dog toys were made at the Expo!

For more information on the Dog Project Group contact Dr. Tamra McGaughy   tdmcgaughy@ag.tamu.edu

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Photographers on Location

 Photography Project members are putting the finishing touches on their entries for the District IV Photography Contest. Entries are due on November 22nd.
In early November the group met at the Dallas Farmers Market to take photos. Members snapped shots of agricultural products and the vendors that brought them to market. Several workshops were held earlier this fall at various locations to encourage the 4-H photographers to capture images in other photo competition categories: Urban Landscapes, Panoramas, Leading Lines, Fashion and Shadows.   

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