Monday, June 10, 2019

Star Awards

Please use the link below for Star Award applications.  Applications are due to the Extension Office by Monday, June 17th by 5:00 p.m. .  Interviews will be June 21st.

Click here

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Turkey Orders

It is time for turkey orders.  Turkeys must be ordered in multiples of 25 per family.  Birds should arrive during the first week of November, 2019.
Click here for order form form
Major Steer and Heifer Validation

We will be holding Major Steer and Heifer Validation on two different dates this year.

The first one will be held on Saturday June 22nd from 9-12 at the Cox's Ranch
Address: 9284 FM 150, Driftwood, Tx 78619

The second one will be held on Thursday June 27th from 5-8 at the Krackau's Ranch

Families who show heifers do be aware that this is only the first validation of the year, so do not worry if you do not have a heifer yet as we will have another validation in November. This is a question I get every year so I thought I would go ahead an mention it now.

If there are any other question please feel free to contact me by email,, or by phone at 512-393-2120

Monday, April 15, 2019

Real World Class: Interview skills

Horse Validation

Just a friendly reminder that horse validations are open on 4-H Connect.  
If families validate by April 15th they will receive the discounted rate of $10 per horse, validations completed from April 16th through May 1st will be $20 per horse.  You can also find those resources and the how-to validation video here:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

4-H Recordbooks

All Recordbooks are due by June 17th to the Extension office by 4pm. 

There will be a Multi-County Recordbook Judging held at the Guadalupe County Extension office on June 18th.

District Recordbook judging will be on July 10th in Helotes

If you would like to volunteer to help judge at either one/or both please let us know! 

Monday, April 8, 2019

4-H Officer applications

Are you interested in becoming a 4-H Council Officer????

Click here for the application

All applications are due by April 12th to the Extension office.

Officer positions include:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • 2nd vice-president
  • District delegate
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Reporter
  • Social Officer
  • Parliamentarian

Monday, March 18, 2019

Hays County 4-H Horse Point Show eligibility form

Click here for the verification of eligibility form for March 23rd show. Bring this form with you to the day of show.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

State Fair Swine Tags

It's time for ordering State Fair of Texas swine tags.  Tag costs are $18 and the due date is April 22nd.  Late tags cost $25 (tags ordered from April 23-June 7).  A validation date has not been set, but usually it occurs at the same time as steer validation.  
All gilts showing in the 2019 State Fair Youth Purebred Gilt Show MUST be validated. Animals must be owned by and registered in the name of the exhibitor(s) no later than June 30 of the current year.  

If you have any questions, please contact

Jordan Blount
Dripping Springs ISD - AST

Monday, March 4, 2019

Mission Possible Mentors

The Mission Possible Mentor application is available until March 19, 2019. 4-H members currently in the 8th grade are encouraged to apply for this Service Learning Opportunity. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

State Fair Sheep & Goat Tags

It is time to begin ordering market lamb and market goat tags for the 2019 State Fair.  A validation date has not been set.  You will be notified by email.    Please use the link below for the order form.
Click here 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Steer Tag Orders

It's that time again!  We are taking orders for steer tags.  Orders are due to the Extension Office by April 12, 2019.  Please use the link below.

click here

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Car Care Basics class

Car Care Basics class will be Held on March 2nd from 9-11am at the Extension office parking lot!

****This class was rescheduled from Feb. 9th to March 2nd ****

2019 District Livestock Judging & Meat Judging info

2019 District 10 Livestock Judging Contest
DATE: Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Livestock Judging
Gillespie County Show Grounds
530 Fair Drive
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
REGISTRATION: Registration on 4-H Connect as follows:
• Regular Registration:
o March 18-April 2, 2019 under the event “2018-2019 District 10 Livestock Judging”
o Cost:
 $20 (Per Individual to include lunch)

Click here for more info!

2019 District 10 4-H Meat Judging
DATE:                           Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – Meat Judging @ San Angelo

REGISTRATION:         Registration on 4-H Connect as follows:
o Regular Registration: March 18, 2019 – April 2, 2019 under the event
“2018-2019 District 10 Meat Judging Contest:”
o Late Registration: April 3-4, 2019 ONLY

COST:                          Regular Registration:  $10 per individual LATE Registration:   
$35.00 per individual
***This is the regular registration cost plus a $25 late fee***

Click here for more info!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

County Spring Roundup & District Spring Roundup Information

Hays County 4-H Spring Roundup will be on March 4th at 6pm. 
Held at the Extension office
County Roundup entry forms are due to the Extension office by March 1st.

Click here for County Spring Roundup entry form

DISTRICT SPRING ROUNDUP will take place in Fredericksburg on May 2-4th. 
Regular Registration: March 18-April 2, 2019 on 4-H Connect
Late Registration: April 3-4, 2019 ONLY on 4-H Connect
The registration fee will be $10.00 per event entered/per child. A $25 Late Fee will be added to all those who register on April 3-4, 2019.

Click here to view Spring Roundup guide

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Car Care Basics

Real World Basic Life Skills Class 2: Car Care Basics

Dont forget to sign-up! 
Feb. 9th from 9-11 @ the Extension office parking lot.

District 4-H Photography

District Photography Contest 2019:

Click here for details

Monday, January 28, 2019

T-Shirt Contest

MasteChef Junior

Time to show off your cooking skills and have some fun, too!  Those who are planning on attending, pre-register at

Friday, January 25, 2019

Helping Our Community

Please see the information below regarding Center of the Plate. Please pass on to interested members in your clubs/chapters.

In 2019 Center of the Plate(COP) is in need of steer and pig donations to help food insecure families in our community. COP was created by Drippings Springs 4-H and FFA members. Since its inception 3 years ago COP has helped provide 34,000 meals! We need your help to feed more families this year. There are two ways you can help. First a market animal donation. Another option is through the “I’m In” add-on initiative. Members who make the auction can pledge a flat amount or a percentage of their add-on to Center of the Plate. The funds received from I’m In are used for meat processing costs. If you have any questions contact Faith Baxter at . Center of the Plate will have a booth at the Hays County Livestock Show on Saturday the day of the Auction

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Denim Drive at the Livestock Show

Rebekah McDaniel is hosting a denim drive for her Fashion and Interior Design Ambassador team.  She will have a collection box at the Livestock Show for
  It can be jeans, skirts, shirts - even denim scraps - in any condition.  The denim will be sent to the Blue Jeans Go Green project that turns denim into housing insulation for organizations like Habitat Humanity.  Could you please share this information with your clubs so that members can bring their used denim to the Livestock Show next week?  If you have any questions, contact Rebekah McDaniel at 512-665-2808.