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

Pick up Home skills items!!

Please come pick up Home Skills items that were left at the Hays County Livestock Expo, at the Extension office ASAP! 

The following photos are what we still have, if you know who it belongs to please notify them. All dishes left at the end of this month will be donated to GOODWILL. 
Thank you!!!!

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,

CLICK HERE to find the 2016-2017 Texas 4-H Roundup Guide.  A Texas 4-H Roundup Registration packets will be released mid-spring prior to registration opening on 4-H Connect.

Texas 4-H Roundup is scheduled for June 5-8, 2017 in College Station, TX.  Registration will be from May 1 – May 16, 2017.  There will not be a Late Registration period offered this year.  Other important reminders and changes for 2017 are as follows:

Changes in red bold
• Youth MAY NOT participate in more than one contest in a day.
All contest registrations (Qualifying or Invitational) will be $25.00. There will not be a one-day pass option for contests.
• The Invitational Meat Judging and Identification contest will be held simultaneously with the qualifying contest on Wednesday. The invitational contest will be open to individuals or teams of two, limit of three teams per county.
• Robotics Challenge. This contest will be limited to one intermediate and/or one senior team per county. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for a total of 24 teams.  There will be an “intent to compete” registration process again this year prior to May 1, 2017 . More details to come in early Spring from Derrick Bruton.
• County travel grants will be offered for up to 10 counties. The grants will be $500 and will be awarded during the Thursday general assembly. Applications will be submitted online. Deadline will be Monday, April 3, 2017.
• The Healthy Lifestyles contest will be held Thursday, June 8th
• The Recipe Rally Contest – Dinner Tonight presentations will NOT be held in 2017.
As a point of clarification, in an invitational contest, a county may only have a maximum of 2 individual entries per age division. If there are at least 3 individuals from the county in the same age division, they will be considered a team. If a team and its members are not designated on the registration, they will be placed on a team by the State Office.
• Intermediate Age youth can compete as a Senior to complete a team for SOME Invitational Contests. This will NOT be allowed for the following contests: Hippology, Healthy Lifestyles Invitational, and Livestock Skill-A-Thon, as these contests have the opportunity for a team to advance to a National Contest and that National Contest requires “Senior Age” youth)
• 4-H members will be able to participate in one Share-The-Fun category on Wednesday AND one Share-The-Fun category on Thursday.
The Horse and Open FCS Educational Presentations are open to Individuals or Teams of 2 due to the National Contest Opportunity available for this particular category. No more than 2 members can compete at the next level. A Share-The-Fun “Best of Show” will be selected each evening by audience participation through voting via text message.
• The Archery match will be limited to 120 participants. Entry will be on a first come, first-served basis. Contestants must be a part of an organized 4-H archery program under the supervision of a certified archery coach to participate in this contest.
The Wool Judging Contest has changed for 2016-2017. Be sure and review the contest information on the Texas 4-H Roundup Events page.