Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Its time to sign up for State Fair of Texas and Heart O' Texas Shows this year. Entries are due August 22, 2019. Please use the links below

State Fair of Texas
Heart O' Texas

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2019-2020 4-H Connect Enrollment Fee Price Increase

Please be careful while registering.  It is VERY important that the school your child attends be correct and or updated.  Also, don't forget to update the grade! This helps avoid any confusion when we ask for academic eligibility.
Do NOT create a new family profile if you have difficulty when logging in or if you need help with your password, please call the Extension Office.  512-393-2120

4HConnect New 4-H Year Updates:
·     4HConnect will be offline August 13-14, 2019 for maintenance.
·     Enrollment for the 2019-2020 4-H Year will open on August 15, 2019.
·     The Texas 4-H Year officially begins September 1, 2019.
·     Youth entering 3rd graders will need to wait until September 1st to enroll. The enrollment system may consider them a clover kid for another year due to birthday and/or grade.

Sheep and Goat Tags

This validation is for sheep and goat projects that will be participating in the Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston or Rodeo Austin Livestock Shows.   This validation tag will also qualify the animal project for the Hays County Livestock show as long as it was validated on or before validation day.  Validation does not enter your project in a livestock Show!  

Friday, July 12, 2019

2019 4-H Recordbook Judging District RESULTS

Congrats to all those who made it to District and all your hardwork! Everyone should be proud of themselves 😃

Click here for the 2019 District Recordbook Judging Results

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2019 County Recordbook results

Click Here for results!

Those who placed first will be moving on to District.  If you want to pick up your recordbook to make corrections/changes before district competition, we will need to have your recordbook back to the Extension office by the end of the day on July 8th. 

Any questions, feel free to call the extension office: 512-393-2120

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