Monday, September 18, 2017

HCLE Queen/Ambassador/Scholarships

Attention High School Boys:

The Hays County Livestock Show is starting a new leadership role for High School Boys called Hays County Livestock Show Ambassador.  All applicants must have shown at least one year at the Hays County Livestock Show. Rules and information about the Ambassador program can be found in the 2018 Hays County Livestock Show Rule book online at   Applications are also available on the website.

There is a mandatory meeting for all applicants and at least one parent on Sunday October 1, 2017 2pm at the Hays County PCT 2 office in Kyle. 

All application packets are due to the Hays County Extension Office in Wimberley by 4:30 pm on Friday October 6, 2017. Late Applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Attention High School Girls:

If  you are interested in being on the Hays County Livestock Queen’s Court there is a mandatory meeting for all applicants and at least one parent on Sunday October 1, 2017 2pm at the Hays County PCT 2 Office in Kyle.

All applicants must have shown at least one year at the Hays County Livestock Show.  Rules and information about the Queen Contest can be found in the 2018 Hays County Livestock Show Rule Book online at  Applications are also available on the website.

All application packets are due to the Hays County Extension Office in Wimberley by 4:30 pm on Friday October 6, 2017. Late Applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Attention High School Seniors

Information about the Hays County Livestock Show Scholarships can be found in the 2018 Hays County Livestock Show Rule Book online at Applications are also available on the website.

Hays County Livestock Show Scholarship applications are due to the Hays County Extension Office in Wimberley by 4:30 pm on Friday October 6, 2017. Late Applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

 Click here for important Queen-Ambassador-Scholarship information
Click here for Scholarship Application/Entry form 
Click Here for Ambassador Application/Entry form 
Click Here for Queen Application/Entry form 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

2017 fall County Roundup

2017 Fall County Roundup will be held on October 30th at the Extension Office in Wimberley:

200 Stillwater Rd,
Wimberley, TX 78676

Contest will begin at 6pm:

  • Food Challenge
  • Food Show
  • Entomology
  • Beef, Horse, Nutrition Quiz Bowl
  • Public Speaking
  • Educational Presentations

All entry forms must be submitted to the Extension office by Oct 23rd. 

Click here for entry form 

JR Leadership Retreat

Junior Leadership Retreat for 4-Hers in 3rd-8th grade.  November 10-12th @ Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood. 
The Texas 4-H Council will lead educational sessions in: Outdoor Cooking, Community Service, Robotics, Duds to Dazzle, and Wildlife Education. 

Click here for flyer and registration information

2017 District 10 4-H Conference

The 2017 District 10 4-H Conference will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Comfort High School in Comfort, TX. This conference gives youth and adults from around the district the opportunity to expand their 4-H knowledge by highlighting projects from different areas. It provides for district level leadership that they can take back to their county and teach to local 4-Hers. This conference will feature six (6) rotating sessions for youth and adults, that you can pick three (3) to attend. These sessions will offer various training on available contests and project experiences.

Cost: $15.00 per registrant, youth and adults

Register on 4-H Connect by September 15th 

Click here for more details! 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

We are doing a County order of t-shirts, please submit order form and money to the Agrilife Extension Office by Sept 15th.
Proceeds from the purchase of the shirts will be sent to the Texas 4-H office to go into the hurricane relief fund that has been set up. All the monies raised through the Texas 4-H Hurricane Relief Campaign will go directly back to club and county 4-H Programs in the hurricane affected counties. The funds can be used by the 4-H programs to support the identified rebuilding needs of their community and 4-H Program.
***Make checks payable to Hays County 4-H***

Click here for order form

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Broiler Orders Due

It's time to order Broilers for the 2018 Show Season.  Broiler orders are due to the Extension Office by Monday, October 2, 2017.  Orders must physically be in the office by 4:30 pm.  No late orders will be accepted.  There will be NO Refunds.  Broilers must be ordered in increments of 25 chicks up to a maximum of 75 chicks per exhibitor.  Please make checks payable to Hays County 4-H.
For the order form, click here.

Due to the move that we will be doing during the month of September, we will change the address of where you can mail in the order form. Be sure to look out for this as time goes on. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017



September 7th @ 6:30-8:00pm

Buda VoAg
3719 Jack C Hays Trail, Buda 78610

Click here to see flyer for more details! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Major Livestock Show Swine Validation Order Form

Below I have attached the swine validation tag order form for 2018 major shows. Gilts to be shown at San Angelo or the new San Antonio Crossbred gilt show must be state validated. Validation will be run in conjunction with the Hays County swine validation on Nov. 18th from 2-5 pm at the Ranch Park. 


One order form per family.  No refunds given for unused tags.  Make checks payable to Dripping Springs FFA.

Submit orders to:        Dripping Springs High School
                                    Attn:  Jordan Blount
                                    P.O. Box 479

                                    Dripping Springs, Texas  78620

Click here for form

Friday, August 4, 2017

I am sorry for the late notice on this but the State Fair of Texas and Heart O' Texas entries are due August 23, 2017. Please use the links below

State Fair of Texas
Heart O' Texas

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Major Livestock Show: Sheep & Goat Validation Form

Major Livestock Show Sheep and Goat Validation Order Form

One order form per family.  No refunds given for unused tags.  Make checks payable to Hays County 4-H.

Submit orders to:        Hays County 4-H
                                    Attn:  Jason Mangold
                                    1253 Civic Center Loop

                                    San Marcos, Texas  78666

Click here for form

Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 District Recordbook Judging Results

District Recordbook Judging Results are in: 

Click here to see results!

If there is a DNP by your name, that means you Did Not Place

Just a reminder, Everyone who turned in a recordbook is invited to the Reward Party at Blue Hole in Wimberley on July 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. 

We will provide drinks and snacks. Parents are welcome to accompany their child/children.  Please check in with an Extension agent when you arrive. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Do not forget exhibitors that TURKEY ORDERS are due this Friday July, 14th here at the Extension Office by 5:00PM!!!!!

Access the form for the Turkey Orders by clicking Here.

Monday, July 10, 2017


 Club Officer Training:

Date: July 17th 
Time: 10-3 pm
Location: Extension Office: San Marcos

****Lunch will be provided****

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Recordbook Party at Blue Hole

Everyone who turned in a Recordbook will be able to attend our Recordbook Party at Blue Hole on July 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. 

We will provide snacks and drinks 

Please see an Extension Agent to check-in. We will be by the front office. 

Blue Hole Regional Park
100 Blue Hole Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 County Recordbook Results!!

2017 Hays County Recordbook Results are in!

Click here to see the results

If you decide to pick up your recordbook to make corrections, please return to the Extension Office by July 10th so we can get them ready for the District Recordbook Judging. 

***Only those who placed first in their category will be moving on to District. ***

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volunteers NEEDED!!!

Volunteers are NEEDED to help judge Recordbooks at the District 10 Recordbook Judging Contest in Helotes on July 13th. 

Please contact the Extension Office if you are willing to help! 


Judging will take place at: 
Helotes 4-H Activity Center
12132 Leslie Rd

Helotes, TX 78023

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2017 Texas 4-H Roundup Results!!

The 2017 Texas 4-H Roundup results have been posted online.  Scroll to the bottom of the page under Results. 

Monday, June 5, 2017




Unfortunately, our new building in Wimberley will not be finished until late July or August. 

Reminder all Star Awards applications are due by June 12th!

Please call the Extension office if you have any questions: 512-393-2120

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


We will be conducting STAR Award Interviews on June 30th at our new Extension Office in Wimberley. 

**This location is tentative and will notify everyone if it changes***

All STAR Awards applications are due to the San Marcos Extension Office by June 12th, 2017.

Click Here for Star Awards application and details 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Turkey Order Due

It is that time of year to start doing Turkey Orders for the 2017-2018 show year. If you plan on showing turkeys at the county or major shows this upcoming show season be sure to have the form into the office by July 14th by 5:00PM. You can print off the form with the link below. Prices did go up this year with Texas A&M and will be shown on the form as well.

For the form Click Here

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Steer Validation Date Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances at Sunset Vet Clinic, validation has been changed to Saturday, June 24th, 11:30 – 2:30 .  If you have any questions, please call the office.

State Fair Swine Validation

State Fair 2017 swine validation will be held on Wednesday, June 28th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Dripping Springs High School Ag Facility (NOT the Ranch Park). This is a different date and location from steer validation as well! Please let your families with State Fair barrows know.  Gilts for the fair do not need to be tagged. If you need directions to the Ag Facility at the high school, please let me know.


Jordan Blount
Dripping Springs ISD - AST

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Multi-County Recordbook Judging

On  June 23rd, We will be having a Multi-County Recordbook Judging event. It will take place at the Comal County Extension Office. 
We will need VOLUNTEERS for this event. If you are free that day and willing to help judge recordbooks, please call the Extension Office. We could use all the help, since we will be judging recordbooks from 5 counties!!

Record Books!

RECORDBOOKS ARE DUE JUNE 12th to the Extension office!!!!

Click here for the 2016-2017 Personal Information Page 

Click here for the Recordbooks Check sheet 

For more information on recordbooks check out the 4-H State webpage:

Everyone who turns in a Recordbook this year, will be rewarded with a trip to the Blue Hole in Wimberley!!! 

Spread the word and get those Recordbooks turned in! 

We have Recordbook covers for sale at the Extension Office for $3. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Texas 4-H Roundup Registration & Details

2017 TEXAS 4-H Roundup Registration & Details:

  • ·         Registration opens on 4-H CONNECT on May 1 at Noon. It will close at Midnight on May 16th.  There is NO LATE REGISTRATION period this year.
  • ·         *NEW* Youth Health Summit will be offered on Monday – Tuesday of Roundup
  • ·         There are several activities that have limited space such as the Vet Science Camp, Archery contest and workshop, Grilling Workshop, etc. So please encourage those families to register early.  Last year the Vet Science Camp filled up in 4 minutes at Midnight.  This year we have changed the registration open time to noon to better accommodate families.
  • ·         Assemblies will begin at 7:00 pm this year.  There will be some pre-assembly activities starting at 6:30 pm.
  •          Winner line-up will be at 6:00 pm and will include a light buffet for the award winners.  Prompt arrival is a must to allow for check-in and time to eat.

  •          This year’s kickoff event will be at the TAMU Rec Center.  Attendees will need to bring the signed “All-Nighter Participant Waiver and Hold Harmless Form” which is included in this packet or can be downloaded from the Roundup webpage.
    ·         A tentative schedule has been included in the packet, but is subject to change.  The contest date will not change, but there may be adjustments made in respect to time/location.
    ·         A tentative list of workshops has been included, but is subject to change.  We will finalize all workshops information prior to May 1st when the registration opens.
    ·         A final schedule will be provided by email and posted on the Roundup webpage on June 2, 2017.
    ·         The Texas 4-H App will serve as your guide to this year’s event. Limited paper copies of the schedule will be available at registration. 
    ·         Onsite Roundup Community Service Project – “Plastic Mats for the Homeless”  We are in need of a lot of plastic bags such as grocery bags, food delivery bags, etc. Please encourage your families to bring them to Roundup or you may ship ahead of time to the State 4-H Office.
    ·         Don’t forget to continue to support this year’s Texas 4-H Council Community Service Project by “Supporting your First Responders”. We are planning some recognition events during Roundup as well this year.  Report your activity to the Google Form at

        Visit:    for Texas 4-H Roundup Event webpage 

Friday, April 7, 2017

4-H Horse Awards

The 4-H Horse Awards Program will be held at the Rustic Ranch in Wimberley on May 23rd.  This is for all Horse Exhibitors that participated in the point Shows.  The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Annual Mystery Auction to benefit the scholarship fund.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2016-2017 District 10 Photography Results

2017 District 10 Photography Contest Results:

Click here for Junior

Click here for Intermediate

Click here for Senior

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

National 4-H Congress

The application period for youth to apply to participate in National 4-H Congress is March 1 through April 16, all applications must be submitted through 4-H Connect. There is no fee to apply.

National 4-H Congress is held annually in Atlanta, Georgia over the Thanksgiving holidays. The program combines a variety of fun and exciting educational, recreational and networking opportunities. The program combines sessions, seminars, discussion groups, and a service learning experience. The nation’s most outstanding community leaders, speakers, and educators present the most current and timely information available.

    To improve the ability of teen 4-H youth to express themselves in written and verbal forms of communication that are necessary and important “life skills” for today and in the future.
    To increase the awareness of the importance of Leadership, Citizenship, and Community Service in 4-H Youth Development.

    Youth who possess the maturity to interact with other youth from different regions, cultures, experiences and beliefs.
    Youth in grades 9-12 at time of event, November 23-28, 2017.
    Youth must still be in high school during the time of the trip.
    Must have approval of county Extension Office/4-H Coordinator

Online Application Opens: March 1, 2017
Online Application Closes: April 16, 2017
Interviews Announced: April 28, 2017
Interviews during Roundup: TBD
Delegation Announced: June 8, 2017
Deposit (1st Payment) due ($750.00): June 30, 2017
Final (2nd Payment) due (balance of $1,000-1,500*): July 31, 2017 (donor/sponsor search underway; final registration amount to be announced by May 1, but will not exceed $1,500)

Please see click here for additional information.

Monday, March 27, 2017

State 4-H Photography Contest registration details

Seniors ONLY!!!
If you got a Green State Qualifying ribbon at the Fall County Roundup show, don't forget to sign up on 4-H Connect. 

State 4-H Photography Contest Details 

Register on 4HConnect through April 1st- April 15th

$10 per photograph

CLICK HERE for more Details

Thursday, March 16, 2017

State Fair Sheep & Goat Validation form

2017 State Fair of Texas Validation Tag Order Form - LAMB & GOAT


COST: $16.00 PER TAG  No refunds once the order is placed.
 Tags ordered after April 20, 2017, will be $25.00 each – NO exceptions.

            No cash or credit cards will be accepted.  Pay with check or money order only.  Make checks payable to Hays County 4-H Council.

**Updated form, last years form was posted by mistake***

Click here for the 2017 validation order form.