Promoting 4-H in Bowie County, Texas
Call your county office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. It is listed in your telephone book with the other county offices. They can tell you what to do, or you can find your local office on the web at http://agrilifepeople.tamu.edu. The Bowie County 4-H office is located in the Courthouse in New Boston, TX 903-628-6702.
4-H has a participation cost of $20 (before November 1 of each year) to $25 (November 1 and after) to join. There isn't a fee for Clover Kids age 5 - 8 (not in the 3rd grade) Some projects might cost something to get started - like, if you want to do photography, you'll need a camera and money to get pictures processed.
4-H has things everybody can do, in the city or the country or anywhere in between. You can find 4-H in every county in Texas.
4-H is for kids of almost any age. If you're in kindergarten, first grade, or second grade, you can be in Clover Kids. From third grade to 12th grade, you can be in 4-H.
Your parents don't have to become 4-H leaders/volunteers when you join 4-H, but there are lots of ways they can help. They can lead special projects, drive 4-H'ers to activities, make refreshments for meetings, and much more! In fact, your whole family can be part of a lot of 4-H activities!
4-H Volunteers are people who care about the kids and who supervise activities. They are carefully screened and trained to make sure that 4-H'ers are safe.
4HConnect is a web based system used to enroll youth adn accept applications for adults in the Texas 4-H Youth and Development Program to logon to 4HConnect - http://texas.4honline.com