Friday, January 8, 2021
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Spring County Roundup
March 8th @6pm
Entry forms due by Feb 22nd, email to: Kate.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for entry form
- Fashion Show
- Food Challenge
- Leaders for Life
- Fashion Storyboard
- Photography: may submit one photo per category
If interested in Livestock Judging Contest please let the Extension office know!
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Attention HCLE exhibitors!!!!
Wanted to inform everyone that the 2021 Hays County Youth Livestock Show schedule is being adjusted to allow for the mandatory social distancing. The exact schedule has not been approved but know that we will likely be spreading the show out throughout the entire week. Stay tuned for the exact times of your project check-in. We will not be having everything check-in at once as in the past. Shows are being scattered to assist in limiting the number of people at the facility at one specific time.
More information to come so please watch out for updates. As soon as the schedule is approved and finalized we will post the new HCLE schedule here.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Hays County Junior Livestock Show
Just wanted to let everyone know that the 2021 Hays County Livestock Show is still on and will happen as planned. The Hays County Livestock Board is working on its covid plan for the show and will have more information coming out to exhibitors as we get closer.
Rabbit Validation will take place on Dec 19th, 2020 at the Buda Vo Ag Building (2801 Jack C Hays Trail)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Hays County Stock Show Sign Up Reminder!!!
The Hays County Livestock Show is excited to announce a transition to the FairEntry online fair management system for the 2021 Hays County Livestock Show. Beginning November 1, 2020, please log on to https://hayscountylivestockshow.fairentry.com from your computer or any mobile device (including smartphones) to submit your entries to the fair.
The new online entry system will streamline the entry process so, check-ins, show programs and results can be processed and posted quickly and efficiently at the fair. Online entries will be required for all exhibitors. The deadline for online entries is December 16, 2020. This deadline will be strictly enforced since the system will close entries at 11:59 p.m. CT on this date. Late entries will not be allowed. We have attached instructions for the entry process on the next page.
If you need assistance with the entry process, please contact Lexi Lugo 512-426-9292. If you have any questions about the process, please email email@example.com or contact Lexi Lugo 512-426-9292 or Misty Boland 512-644-1329 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
For more information Click Here
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Major Show Sign Up for SALE, San Angelo, Houston, Austin Entry Forms
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 16th, 2020 at 4:30pm,
Junior Show Shoot-out- Click Here
Monday, October 26, 2020
District 10 4-H Fall Roundup:
Friday, October 9, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Ambassador and Queen's Court Application
Attention High School Students!!!! If you’re interested in being an Ambassador or on the Queen’s Court for the Hays County Livestock Show applications are due October 15th.
High School Seniors Scholarship applications are also due October 15th.
All details and applications can be found in the rule book on the website.
Ambassador and Queen’s Court Application Packages requirements:
APPLICATION, RESUME, REFERENCE LETTER, AND PHOTOGRAPH
2.20 Both a hard copy and an electronic copy of the completed application must be submitted.
2.21 The completed, hard-copy application must contain four copies of each of the following: application form, resume, reference letter, and photograph. All aforementioned documents must be placed in a sealed envelope, which will only be opened by the judges. Additionally, one copy of the entry form must be completed and attached to the front of the envelope. DO NOT place the entry form inside the application envelope.
2.22 The completed electronic copy of the application must contain a copy of each of the following: entry form, application form, resume, reference letter, and photograph. All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Please email all PDF documents in a single, zipped folder named in the following manner: CandidateName_2020_2021.
2.23 The candidate’s hard-copy application must be submitted to the Hays County Extension Office by 5:00 PM on October 15, 2020. The electronic copy of the completed application must be submitted via email by 5:00 PM on the same date.
2.24 Application forms can be downloaded from the HCLE website.
2.25 The resume must contain a description of activities and achievements in 4-H, FFA, civic, community, church, and school organizations. Please include honors won and any leadership positions held.
2.26 A reference letter must be included in each candidate’s application. Four copies of the reference letter must be enclosed within the submitted, hard-copy application. Additionally, a copy of the reference letter must be included in the electronic submission.
2.27 Four, 4x6 copies of a headshot photograph of the candidate must accompany all entries. A scanned or electronic copy of the same photograph must be included in the electronic submission. Please ensure that the electronic copy is in PDF format. If necessary, the candidate may insert the photograph on a Microsoft Word document and save the document as a PDF.
2.28 The entry form can be downloaded from the HCLE website.
Scholarship Applications requirements:
APPLICATION, RESUME, TRANSCRIPT, REFERENCE LETTERS, AND PHOTOGRAPH
3.6 Both a hard copy and an electronic copy of the completed application must be submitted.
3.7 The completed, hard-copy application must contain four copies of each of the following: application form, resume, signed and sealed grade transcript, three reference letters, and photograph. All aforementioned documents must be placed in a sealed envelope, which will only be opened by the judges. Additionally, one copy of the entry form must be completed and attached to the front of the envelope. DO NOT place the entry form inside the application envelope.
3.8 The completed electronic copy of the application must contain a copy of each of the following: entry form, application form, resume, official grade transcript, three reference letters, and photograph. All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Please email all PDF documents in a single, zipped folder named in the following manner: CandidateName_2020_2021.
3.9 The candidate’s hard-copy application must be submitted to the Hays County Extension Office by 5:00 PM on October 15, 2020. The electronic copy of the completed application must be submitted via email by 5:00 PM on the same date.
3.10 Application forms can be downloaded from the HCLE website.
3.11 The resume must contain a description of activities and achievements in 4-H, FFA, civic, community, church, and school organizations. Please include honors won and any leadership positions held.
3.12 Official grade transcripts must accompany all entries.
a. Four signed hard copies of the candidate’s official grade transcript must be enclosed in a separate, sealed envelope provided by a school official. Transcripts can be obtained at the candidate’s school’s counselor office.
b. Candidates will be subject to disqualification if the official grade transcript is not signed and sealed in a separate envelope by a school official.
c. Additionally, the candidate must include a copy of his/her official grade transcript in the electronic submission.
e. DO NOT open and scan your official grade transcript provided to you by your school official. Instead, please request an electronic PDF copy of your official grade transcript.
f. Both formats are mandatory, though only the hard copies must be signed and sealed by the candidate’s school official.
g. Should the judges notice any discrepancy in the electronic or hard copies of the transcripts, the candidate may be subject to disqualification.
3.13 Three reference letters must be included in each candidate’s application. Four copies of each of the reference letters must be enclosed within the submitted, hard-copy application. Additionally, a copy of each reference letter must be included in your electronic submission.
3.14 Four, 4x6 copies of a headshot photograph of the candidate must accompany all entries. A scanned or electronic copy of the same photograph must be included in the electronic submission. Please ensure that the electronic copy is in PDF format. If necessary, the candidate may insert the photograph on a Microsoft Word document and save the document as a PDF.
3.15 The entry form can be downloaded from the HCLE website.
Thursday, October 1, 2020
FYI The Date for the Hays County Horse Show has been changed. The original date was January 16th. The new date is JANUARY 23RD.
This is also a reminder that current coggins and proof of ownership for any horse you might show is to due to the Extension Office by November 1st.
Click here for Grade Horse Form
The 2020 Fall County Roundup will consist of the following contests:
- Food Show
- Public Speaking
- Educational Presentations
- Quiz Bowls:
- Family & Community Health
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Rabbit Seminar for all Hays County 4-H & FFA members, Please RSVP on Signup Genius if you plan on attending so we can get a head count of how many would like to participate, so we can follow the rules for Covid. If you plan on attending the seminar it will be held on Saturday September 26th, 2020 from 9am-1pm at the Buda VoAg Building.
Please use the link below to get to the SignUp Genius
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Hays County Council Officer positions include:
- 1st Vice President
- 2nd Vice President
- Council delegate
- Social Officer
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Late tag orders will be $26.00 per head September 19- October 17.
Please use the link below for the order form.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Swine Tag Orders
It is that time of year again to start purchasing swine tags for this year's stock shows. I encourage you you to read the entire order form to get all the information!
2. Please remind your members that there are NO county tags this year. If they want to be eligible for Hays County, they MUST purchase these tags!
3. Validation will occur on Sunday, November 22nd from 9-11 AM at the Dripping Springs High School Ag Facility (not the Ranch Park). *If you are participating in the second day of the DS Ag Boosters Fall Classic jackpot show, please contact me so we can plan to validate at the show.
3. If you want to set up a validation before the allotted date at a specific location, you MUST have a minimum of 6 head at that location and that must be set up with me before October 15th.
4. NEW - Houston gilts now have to be state validated and registration papers uploaded (like San Antonio).Click here for order form
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Monday, July 27, 2020
New this year: There will be NO County validation. Everyone will need to validate with a Major tag. Validation will be held in October. Persons ordering tags will be notified of exact time and date.
Click here for order form:
Thursday, July 23, 2020
September 26th, 2020
2801 Jack C Hays Trl
Purpose: to give youth and parents information on how to raise and show rabbits. Following topics to be discussed: How to buy rabbits, feed, equipment/supplies needed, medications, grooming, handling, selecting your market pen.. Any questions can be directed to Blaine Eiben, 512-750-3597
Buda will also be hosting a small concession stand during the seminar.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Open to the Showmen of Hays County
Educational Seminar – (Feeding, Shearing, Show Day Preparations, etc.)
@ Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center
Lunch & T-Shirt Provided
Contact Rachael Rowley
@ 512-791-5691 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 13, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Entries will be completed on Texas 4-H Connect under the event “2020 District 10 Record book Judging.” Each entry will be $5. All entries must be submitted in 4-H Connect by Tuesday, June 30th, 2020.
Each Record book should have three items:
1. On the front cover of the Record book folder, attach a 3x5 index card or “cover page” with the following information PRINTED or typed:
Name of 4-H Member
2. The “4-H Record book Check Sheet” should be the first page in the book in front of the “Personal Information Page” and should have the “County” column checked off and initialed.
3. New this year, we do not want to have the actual record book, instead we are asking for two (2) colored copies of each record book so that our judges are not sharing books. By having the copies we will also not need to worry about sanitizing books after each use as each judge will have their own copy. If for any reason you cannot print the two copies needed, please contact Megan to make other arrangements.
Click here to see County Record book results
Record books are ready to pick up if you want to make corrections, we will need 2 printed copies from all members moving on to district by July 6th.
***We DO NOT need the green cover/folder only paper copies of record books****
Thursday, June 18, 2020
We will be social distancing and can provide face masks and hand sanitizer for all volunteers.
Please contact the Extension office if your willing to help!
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Just a reminder that the first steer and heifer validation will be held this saturday, June 20th, at the Cox's Ranch. We will start the validation at 9 and go to 12, we will have to follow some stricter guidelines this year so when you get there please remain in your vehicle until it is your turn to get your animals validated. These are the rules the state has issued out for us to follow.
Please you the address listed below, you will pull into Mad Roosters and follow the caliche round behind the store and to the barn where we will be set up and validating.
8600 FM 150
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
We will be holding Steer and Heifer Validation on two different dates again this year. I do want to remind everyone of the new rule that animals must be state validated to show at the county show. If you have not already ordered your tags for your steers, please contact me ASAP so we can get you on the list and make accommodations to get your animal validated for this show year.
The first one will be held on Saturday June 20th from 9-12 at the Cox's Ranch
Address: 9284 FM 150, Driftwood, Tx 78619
The second one will be held on Saturday June 27th from 9-12 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 October. 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, email@example.com, or by phone at 512-393-2120
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020
Please send/upload all photos by May 7th.
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Friday, April 24th. Cost: $18.00 PER TAG The cost of the tags is $15.00, the extra money is added to account for mailing and material costs for the validation process. Make checks payable to Dripping Springs FFA
Click here for order form
Thursday, April 2, 2020
- The contest will be open to all seniors, with a limit of 1 photo per category.
- No county qualifying is required.
$10 per photo
Click here for a link to the guidelines
Thursday, March 26, 2020
State Fair Sheep & Goat Tags
It is time to begin ordering market lamb and market goat tags for the 2020 State Fair. A validation date has not been set. You will be notified by email. The deadline for submiting the form to the office is April 17th, 2020. Please use the link below for the order form.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
March 1st - April 15th $10/horse
April 16th - May 1st $20/horse
Late Validation May 2nd - May 5th $250/horse
No validations will be accepted by 4-H connect after May 5th for any reason.
For any horse which was NOT validated in 4-H Connect last year, have digital photos of your horse(s) from the front, left side and right side. These photos must be accessible for upload during the validation process. For any registered horse that was NOT validated last year you will need to have a pdf copy of your horse(s) registration papers for upload. If you need further instructions, please contact the Extension Office.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Each 4-H member may enter up to three (3) photos. A 4-Her CANNOT enter all three photographs in the same category; they will need to be entered in three different categories. If a 4-Her submits more than 3 photos, it will be up to the committee’s discretion as to which 3 photos will be judged. Photos must be taken by the 4-H member between March 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020.
Check out this link for more info: https://d104-h.tamu.edu/files/2020/01/Photography-Letter-2020-1.pdf
Friday, January 17, 2020
Monday, December 16, 2019
Review recipes for the HCYLS (Hays County Youth Livestock show) Homeskills entries.
Recipe Review will be at 6pm at the Extension office on December 17th
Please call the Extension office if you are able to come: 512-393-2120
Friday, October 18, 2019
and submit photos via email with registration form.
You can submit one photo per category.