Friday, June 17, 2016

4-H Awards Night

The date of the 4-H Awards Night has been changed to August 5th.  The meal will still be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., program at 7 p.m. with dance to follow.
The reason for the change is the State Horse Show will still be going through July 29th.  
If you have pictures you would like to have included in a slideshow please forward them to Mrs. Dyan Twining at dyan@uccomail.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Steer Validation Alternate Site

As in the past, the Krackau Ranch has offered an alternate site for validation.
Saturday June 18th from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m

If you have any questions, please contact:
Jordan Blount
Dripping Springs High School FFA Advisor
jordan.blount@dsisdtx.us 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Steer Validation Update Continued

 If a parent or guardian is not able to be present at validation, a Parental Waiver must be presented at time of validation.  Please use the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mmAAMt2DCEQ3RMZFpmYmZ6b1E/view?usp=sharing

If you know you cannot attend validation, contact Jordan Blount at (512)858-3133,  jordan.blount@dsisdtx.us   to make alternate arrangements. Paper work will need to be signed beforehand and emailed to Mr. Blount.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Steer Validation Update



Update for Steer Validation: Validating  MAJOR SHOW heifers only on the same day and time as steers.  If you are not registered or only showing at County - You do not need to come to the June 15th  validation.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Steer Validation

Steer and Heifer Validation has been set for June 15th from 
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Sunset Canyon Vet Clinic. 3710 E Highway 290, Dripping Springs


 

If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Blount at jordan.blount@dsisdtx.us  

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Turkey Orders Due June 10, 2016


 Turkey Orders: Due June 10, 2016 - Must be ordered in multiples of 25, maximum of 75 per exhibitor, or a maximum of 75 per family, if sharing the set of birds with multiple exhibitors. Cost of poults is $3.50 each. Order form is attached using the link below. Payment in full must accompany order. Pickup date will be sometime the first week of November.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-mmAAMt2DCEWDNtSGJjLUpfV3c/view?usp=sharing

Please remember that ORDERING BIRDS does NOT  enter you in any livestock shows.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

4-H Recordbooks & Star Awards

4-H Recordbooks & 4-H Star Awards

4-H Recordbooks
Recordkeeping is a very valuable skill taught to members of the Texas 4-H program. Members are encouraged to keep project records and have these records reviewed annually by submitting a Texas 4-H Recordbook. The primary purposes of completing a recordbook:
- for young people to develop the skills necessary to set goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for themselves
- to prepare young people for the process of completing quality academic scholarship applications


Click here to visit the Texas 4-H Recordbook website.

4-H Recordbooks are due to the Hays Co. Extension office by 5 pm on Mon., June 27thClick here for more details.  We need adult and teen 4-H volunteers to help judge recordbooks that same evening, so please sign up.  Dinner will be provided between 5 and 6 pm with orientation and judging beginning at 6 pm.  We will also need judges for District 4-H Recordbook Judging which will be Thur., July 7th.

4-H Star Awards
4-H members who are planning to submit their recordbook also qualify for our 4-H Star Awards, which include Gold Star for 4-H'ers in grades 9-12, Silver Star for our middle school 4-H'ers and Bronze Star for 4-H'ers in grades 3-5.  Applications for these awards are due at the same time as recordbooks (Mon., June 27th).  Click here for the 4-H Star Award info and application in pdf and Word.

Monday, May 2, 2016

District Leadership Lab

WHO WILL ATTEND: 
All District 4-H Council officers plus representatives from each county. All participants must be at least 13 years of age by the date of the Leadership Lab. No graduating seniors who are ineligible to participate in 4-H for the 2016-2017 4-H year may attend. Current officers who are graduating are allowed to attend.

REGISTRATION:
Registration will be conducted on 4-H Connect May 2 - May 31, 2016. LATE REGISTRATION will be available from June 1- 2, 2016 ONLY so please plan ahead. We must abide by the 1:8 ratio for adult chaperones.

Districts 7 and 10 Council Teams have joined forces to create a Leadership-Lab experience you will never forget! This year’s Theme is “Lighting the Fire Within”. The event will be held
 June 22nd -24th at the one and only Texas 4-H Conference Center in Brownwood, Texas. Come and join other 4-Her’s from District 7 and 10 and enjoy three days and two nights of fun as we work together to build leadership skills and character necessary for success! There will be outstanding and innovative workshops & activities, instilling skills that you can take back to you counties. These include:
Communication/Inclusion
 Meeting Basics/Parli Pro
Service Learning
 Challenge Course & More!

4-H members who are eligible according to their District by-laws can run for a District Office on their District Council. Each District is looking for a strong group of candidates to run and lead District 7 or District 10 for the 2016-2017 year! If you are interested in running for an office or learning how you can pursue this in the future, talk with you Country Extension Agent before it is too late. Applications for District 10 are due May 31, 2016.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Record Book Workshop Scheduled



Image result for 4-h record book Hays County Extension is hosting a Record Book Workshop on May 17th at 6:00 p.m.

Megan Logan
Extension Program Specialist 4-H, Southwest District 10 will be here to answer all your questions.

Bring your laptops and get started on your books!
Record Book covers are available at the Extension Office. 


Record Books are due to the Extension Office June 27th for County Judging.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 Texas 4-H Roundup



REGISTRATION Opens on
Friday, April 15th on 4-H Connect

Registration Period
April 15 - May 20
Below are direct links to important information 
Visit the Texas 4-H Roundup Event Webpage for full event details

Appendix A: Registration Worksheet - YouthAdult 

ATV Safety Training Course offered during Roundup | details here

Veterinary Science Summer Camp | details here
June 6-9, 2016 in conjunction with Texas 4-H Roundup
Limited to first 20 registered via Roundup Registration on 4-H Connect


The 2016 Texas 4-H Roundup Kicks off in 55 days!! Are you ready? 

REGISTRATION Opens on
Friday, April 15th on 4-H Connect

Registration Period
April 15 - May 20
Below are direct links to important information 
Visit the Texas 4-H Roundup Event Webpage for full event details

Appendix A: Registration Worksheet - YouthAdult 

ATV Safety Training Course offered during Roundup | details here

Veterinary Science Summer Camp | details here
June 6-9, 2016 in conjunction with Texas 4-H Roundup
Limited to first 20 registered via Roundup Registration on 4-H Connect

2016 Texas 4-H Roundup t-shirt
PRE-SALE ONLY via 4-H CONNECT Registration!!!


Roundup Contest Rules and Guidelines | details here

Donate to the Silent Auction | details here
Coordinated by TAE4-HA

Eli's Fund Community Service Project | details here
Coordinated by Texas 4-H Council

National Anthem Entries and Guidelines | details here
Deadline May 2nd

Roundup Trade Show & Career Exposition Information | details here

Randy Rogers Band will be in concert Thursday, June 9th to close out the event!