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. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Time to Order Steer Tags

It is that time of year again to order state Steer and Heifer Validation Tags and UIN Numbers for the 2017-2018 Show Season. I have attached a copy of the order form on the link provided below. Order forms and money are due to me by thursday, April 20th. I have not set a validation date yet - I am waiting to see how many tags and need to meet with the other Ag Teachers to see what day will work the best. As soon as I get a date confirmed, I will get that information to everybody.

One major change is the cost per tag. The state raised the tag fee to $15.00 per tag - up from $10.00 in the past. I added an extra $1.00 per tag to help pay for expenses, such as validation equipment, sanitation materials, and the mailing fees. 

If you have any questions, please contact the extension office at 512-393-2120.

For the entry from please click HERE

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

State Fair of Texas Swine Tags

Image result for pigs clipartBelieve it or not, it is that time of year again to order state swine validation tags for the State Fair of Texas to be held in September/October of this year (2017).  Below is a link to the order form. Order forms and money are due to Jordan Blount, Dripping Springs ISD - AST   by Friday, April 21st. A validation date has not been set yet. As soon as a date is confirmed, you will be notified.

One major change is the cost per tag.  The state raised the tag fee to $15.00 per tag - up from $10.00 in the past.  An extra $1.00 per tag has been added as well to help pay for expenses, such as validation equipment, sanitation materials, and the mailing fees.  If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Blount, Dripping Springs ISD - AST at 
Click here  for order form

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


APRIL 3rd, 2017


  • Livestock Judging (doesn't need to come to county roundup, unless they want to use it as practice)
Be sure to click on any of the contest listed above to find out more information on each contest. 

*** Register on 4-H Connect by April 5th***

Click Here for Entry Form

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

District 10 4-H will be moving to a new format in the 2016-2017 4-H year by hosting a Fall and Spring Round-Up. They will each be three day events and will allow for families to stay in a central location. A few contests will still be on their own, due to facility or location.
2016-2017  District Spring Round-Up
May 4-6, 2017
Fredericksburg, TX
Contests included:
  • Range & Pasture ID
  • Soil Judging
  • Range Evaluation
  • Wool Judging
  • Mohair Judging
  • Fashion Show
  • Fashion Storyboards
  • Duds to Dazzle
  • Livestock Judging
  • Smallbore Rifle Contest (Floresville, TX)
  • Educational Presentations
  • Share-The-Fun

Click here for the 2017 District 10 Spring Roundup Guide

Thursday, February 2, 2017

**Rodeo Austin School Tour Guides**

The dates for this year are March 20-24th

If you are interested in volunteering as a Tour Guide, please contact the Extension Office (512-393-2120)  to sign up. I will need the 4-hers name and preferred date!
**********Deadline is Feb 8th!!!!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Stock Show exhibitors we have passes for Fort Worth and San Angelo in the Extension Office, be sure to stop by and pick up your passes. We are open from 8-5 Monday through Friday and closed from 12-1 for lunch. You will need to come by the office to pick up your passes so that you can sign off for them saying that you did receive your passes. If you have any questions feel free to contact the extension office at 512-393-2120.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

This year's theme for Texas 4-H Roundup is "DREAM ON".  We are seeking the help of 4-H members across the state to design this year's Commemorative Roundup T-shirt. 

The winning design will receive credit as the designer, their name and county will be noted on the shirt, as well as a $100 gift card.

Deadline to submit is February 28, 2017.  Submission is via FormSite at

Design ideas should be your original work. 
Design must include the words "Texas 4-H Roundup" the year "2017" and be related to the "Dream On" theme.
Images may be hand drawn or computer generated.
Electronic images must be in high resolution image formatting. Hand drawn images can be scanned and submitted (300 dpi).
If selected, images may be modified slightly for printing purposes.

Participation is open to any Texas 4-H member as verified through 4-H Connect Enrollment.
All submissions become the property of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas 4-H Youth Development Program.
4-H members release all rights to submission of design.

If you have questions, contact Jana Barrett at 979-845-6533 or

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

On January 28, 2017 from 9 AM - 4 PM, Seton Medical Center Hays will be providing a day of FREE medical care.  No insurance is needed.  Services are for any child or adult.
 Free Services will include:
  • Medical Care
  • Prescription Services
  • Kids' Vision Screening
  • Dental Care
  • Behavioral Health Screening
  • Spiritual Care
  • Foot Care
  • Connections to Community Services
  • and More

Please help us spread the word to our community.  All services are FREE.  NO INSURANCE is needed.  Services provided on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis until 4 PM.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo invites students to participate in the 8th annual Horticulture Photography Competition.  Exhibitors for this competition will take photographs representative of the theme Wildlife. You can find the rules and entry form at

Click here for the flyer!!!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

2017 Hays County 4-H Open Youth Horse Shows

The Hays County 4-H Horse Committee will be hosting three horse shows, open to all Hays County 4-H members.  The shows will be held on January 7th, February 11th, and March 25th.  All Shows will be held at Dripping Springs Ranch Park.  Participation at any of these shows qualifies the rider to advance on to the District 4-H Horse Show in June.  Participation in at least two of the three shows qualifies the rider for the year end high point awards. 

A show bill for all three shows can be found by clicking here

Click here for Feb 11th Eligibility form

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Broilers Coming Soon!

Broilers for the Hays County Livestock Show will be arriving December 13th.  When the Extension Office has an arrival time, anyone that has ordered birds will be called. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


Looking for some awesome people to Volunteer their TIME! 

We need help reviewing recipes for the Homeskills contestants at the Hays County Livestock Show. 

When: Dec 19th 
Time: 5:30pm
Where: Extension Office

The more people we have the quicker the process will take! 

Please contact Nita Leinneweber  at :
 or the Extension Office, if your willing to help!


4-H Opportunity Scholarship

If you are interesting in applying for the 4-H opportunity Scholarship, please fill out the application form below. 

All applications are due Jan 23rd to the Extension Office. 

Check out this link for more information on all scholarships:

CLICK HERE for the 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Guidelines

CLICK HERE for the 4-H Opportunity Scholarship application

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rabbit Validation

Validation of Breeding and Market Rabbits is scheduled for 
January 7th at the Hays County Extension Office.  
Validation time will be 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
If you need to make alternative arrangements for
validation, please contact the Rabbit  Division Superintendent, Blain Eiben at

Thursday, November 3, 2016

HCLE entry forms

Hays County Youth Livestock Show forms are here!!! You can pick them up at the Extension office or from your 4-H Club Manager!! 

Entry forms are due to the Extension office by Dec 14th 
***Rule books state the second Wednesday of December**
                   misprint on entry forms
You can find the Homeskills forms below:

HCLE recipe form

HCLE preserved food form

HCLE art, clothing, photography form

Major Show Worksheet Summary

If you are going to sign up for the Major Stock Shows this year please be sure to fill out the form listed below and turn it in with all the Stock Show Paperwork as you bring it into the office. This is a form that brings everything together so that it will make the checking process go a lot faster as you come in. Thank you

Here is the link to the FORM

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

National 4-H Conference

Applications are being accepted now through December 15 for National 4-H Conference. National Conference is a working conference where youth and adults assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development Programs nationally and in their communities. The program will be held in Chevy Chase, Maryland at the National 4-H Center with travel into Washington, DC. Dates for 2017 are March 25-30.

Youth, ages 15-18, are eligible to apply. Applications are accepted in 4-H Connect through December 15. There is no fee to apply. The Texas delegation will be announced by January 13, 2017. Selected delegates will then have until February 1 to register and make payment of $2,000. The registration fee covers the delegate’s share of registration, adult chaperone registration, lodging, airfare, meals and ground transportation. Delegates are housed at the National 4-H Center. 

Click here for additional information

Monday, October 31, 2016


Those signing up for Fall District Roundup, you have until Thursday (Nov 3rd) to register!!! 
Friday, Nov 4th will be considered late registration and there will be a $25 late fee.

Please make sure you get signed up on 4-H Connect!!! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SALE, San Angelo, Houston, Austin Entry Forms

Major Stock Show Sign Up!!!! If you plan to sign up for a the San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston or Austin Major Stock Show here are the links to the Junior Market Show and Junior Breeding Show Entry Forms. Please be sure to print off the entry form and fill it out and then bring it by the office with a blank check, so that we have a chance to look at the forms here in the office to make sure everything is correct and there are no changes before you write the check.

Please use the links below to find the entry forms for the Major Shows listed below.

The Deadline for turning in the entry forms will be November 18th at 4:30pm, as this was posted at such a late date. 

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Market Show- Click Here
Junior Breeding Show- Click Here

San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Entry Form- Click Here
Junior Heifer Show- Click Here

Houston Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Show Entry Worksheet- Click Here

Austin Rodeo
Junior Show Entry Worksheet- Click Here

Please be sure to fill out all the information under each link, if there is something else you are wanting to sign up for at one of the shows please call the office (512-393-2120) or send me an email at or if you just have any questions please do not hesitate to get a hold of me.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Major Show Ft Worth Entry Form

Major Stock Show Sign Up!!!! If you plan to sign up for a the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo here are the links to the Junior Market Show and Junior Breeding Show Entry Forms. Please be sure to print off the entry form and fill it out and then bring it by the office with a blank check, so that we have a chance to look at the forms here in the office to make sure everything is correct and there are no changes before you write the check.

Please use the links below to find the entry forms for the Fort Worth Stock Show.

The Deadline for turning in the entry forms will be November 10 at 4:30pm, as this was posted at such a late date.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Market Show- Click Here
Junior Breeding Show- Click Here

If you have any questions feel free to contact the Extension Office at 512-393-2120

Monday, September 26, 2016

Guadalupe County is having a Pecan Fest!
*Pecan Fest Events include:
Baking Contest w/ World's Largest Pecan Decorated Cake Category - Pecan Queen Contest - Classic Car Show - Skat Tournament - Historical Country Village with Demonstrations & Animals - Jose Antonio Navarro History - Kids & Adults Scavenger Hunts & Activities - Train - Hayrides - Photo Op w/ World's Largest Pecan & a "Real" Big Squirrel - Pecan Sales & Vendors - Concessions

Pecan Fest is at the BIG Red Barn scheduled for Saturday, October 29th the rules and guidelines for the Bake show and a “NEW” event – Pecan Queen’s contest are found below:

For additional information the following individuals can be contacted:

Bake Show – Jenny Siltmann,  830-556-6474
Queen’s contest – Gail Damerau, 830-914-3735

CLICK HERE for application for Pecan Queen

CLICK HERE for Pecan Queen Pageant Rules 

CLICK HERE for Bake Show Guidelines

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Robotics Contest

Kerr County will be hosting a Robotics Contest, Coaches training and Clinic.  This will be open to kids and parents alike in order to provide more information on the 4-H Robotics project and contest.  Families are encouraged to attend and learn from 4-H Robotics specialist Derrick Burton.
                                                For more information contact:  Dakota Moyers, 830-257-6568

When:  Saturday, October 29, 2016
Time:  9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Cost: $5.00

Lunch on your own

Friday, September 16, 2016


Due to Conflict with other County Events/Activities, County Roundup date has been changed!!!!! 

New Date:

Monday, October 17th @ 6pm, Extension Office

****Entry forms are due by Oct 10th!!!!****

Apologize for any inconvenience this date may cause, unfortunately we cant please everyone! :(


Monday, September 12, 2016

Attention Horse Project Members

 Save the Date:  September 19, 2016
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It's that time again to start Monday Night Rides.  The first meeting will be at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park at 6:30 p.m.  This meeting will be unmounted.  We will go over all of the paperwork, rules, schedules and answer any questions.  We need parents to attend as well because paperwork needs to be signed.  We are very excited about this year and look forward to seeing you.  If you know of anyone else who may be interested or has expressed interest in a horse project please invite them.

Fancy Feathers 4-H Information Meeting
Do you love Poultry, and don’t want to do a traditional 4H broiler project?
Come to our September meeting to learn about Poultry Projects for Waterfowl, Turkeys, Backyard Layers and Show Chickens.  In addition to Poultry Projects, we have Club Project Groups on Sewing, Photography, Sportsfishing and Wildlife Education. 

Date:     September 20, 2016
Time:    6:30 – 8:00 pm
Place:    Wimberley VFW Post 6441, 401 Jacobs Well Rd, Wimberley, TX
Many of our members are enrolled in more than one Hays County 4H Club… but even if you don’t decide to join as a member, we would love to help you with your project J
Call or email Nicole Dietz with questions: 512-771-5246,