Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hays 4-H Shooting Sports

Hays 4-H Shooting Club Registration and Information Meeting

Date:     August 25, 2016
Time:    6:00 - 8:00 pm
Place:    Hays Hills Baptist Church
              1401 Farm to Market 1626

For youth ages 8-18

Meet the club officers and other members for ice breaker games!  Club program includes archery, pistol, rifle, shotgun and BB gun.

Parents - What to expect
               1.  Fill out registration paperwork and receive handbook and record book.
               2,  Club dues* are $75.00 per club year per youth member.  Cash or checks accepted.
               3.  Bring copies of your driver's license (front and back) for range waivers.
               4.  Optional - club shirt orders (amount TBD) and hat orders, $15.00.

* Dues include use of club gear and ammunition at most club practices.

Call or email Cynthia Ritchie for questions: 512-825-5218, ritchiek@earthlink.net

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hays County Livestock Exp Validation Dates Set

Saturday October 8, 2016 at 
Dripping Springs Ranch Park
 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Lambs, Ewes, Market Goats, Breeding Meat Goats
also County validation for Steers and Heifers
Deadline for ordering Major Show Sheep and Goat tags is AUGUST 19th!

Saturday November 19, 2016 at 
Dripping Springs Ranch Park 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Market Barrows and Gilts, Breeding Gilts

 Saturday January 7, 2017 at 
Dripping Springs Ranch Park 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Market Rabbits and Breeding Rabbits

4-H Connect News

 Whoa! Everyone

The District Office asks ALL Eight Year Olds and in the
Third Grade youth, who are starting 4-H in 2016-2017 to wait until September 1st or later to enroll on 4-H CONNECT.
Enrolling them before the official 4-H year starts
on September 1st will not charge a participation
fee and consider them a Clover Kid for the year!

Please remember all enrollment for last year will become "inactive" as of August 15th.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

2016 District 10 4-H Conference

Cost: $20.00 per registrant, youth and adults; fee includes lunch and supplies.

Registration will be completed on 4-H Connect by August 10, 2016. All 4-H members, parents, volunteers, must register to participate in this event.  
There will be no refunds for registration fees!!!
If anyone should cancel, they may substitute.

Where:  Comfort High School, 143 US-87 - Comfort, Texas 
Sessions include:
Scholarships, Leaders 4 Life, Parliamentary Procedures, Judging contests, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources.

The day will kick off with the rotation sessions, then lunch and some fun games and activities.
Once all sessions are complete, the District 10 4-H Council Meeting will be held.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Major Livestock Show Sheep and Goat Tag Orders

Sheep and Goat validation tags are due AUGUST 19,2016.  Validation will be held in October.  Persons ordering tags will notified of exact time, date and location.  Please remember
Validation does not enter your project in a Livestock Show!

Order form is attached.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Club Officer and Manager Training Scheduled

 July 16, 2016
This year the training will take place at the Guadalupe County Extension Office
210 East Live Oak Street, Seguin  830-379-2153  

Club Managers
Your training will take place on Saturday, July 16th at 4:00 pm  This training is MANDATORY FOR ALL NEW MANAGERS and returning managers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend.  Volunteers are also welcome!  Hopefully there will be a representative from each club.  This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow Club Managers, talk about changes to and issues with the 4-H Program, discuss programs and club issues and much more!  We will also cover issues like conflict management, cash management and more.

4-H Club Officer Training and County Council
All 4-H Club Officers training will be held July 16th from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.  All officers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend, and to be on time.  Training includes things like officer duties, along with some leadership opportunities, games and other information that you will be able to use in your home club.
There are some changes this year that will be covered.  It will be a fun day so RSVP with Carol at Extension office (830) 379-2153 by July 13th!

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

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.


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.


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

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 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:
 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.