Thursday, November 16, 2017

Swine Validation-Updated

Reminder: Swine Validation is this Saturday, Nov 18th at Dripping Springs Ranch Park from 8-12pm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2018 HCLE Homeskills entry forms and rule book

2018 HCLE is coming up!

Below you will find links to this years rule book along with the forms needed for Homeskills items. 

Click here for the HCLE food form: Complete this form for each Food Entry and submit with entry form as well as with your entry at check-in. 

Click here for the HCLE preserved food form: Complete this form for each Food Entry and submit with your entry at check-in 

Click here for the HCLE arts and crafts, clothing, photography  form: Complete this form for each Arts & Crafts, Clothing and Photography entry and submit with entries at check-in. 


Click here for the 2018 HCLE Rule Book 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

County 4-H Photography Contest

County Photography Contest:

All photos must be submitted in jpeg, jpg or gif format to the Extension Agents at the email addresses below by Dec. 22nd

County entries will be taken this year the same as District entries, each photograph will need to be clearly labeled with the age division, county, 4-H members first and last name, and the name of the category. You will not be turning in a hard-copy of the photo, it will be a jpeg that will be emailed to the Extension agents. 

Each 4-H member may enter up to three photos. You cannot enter all three photos in the same category. Photos must be taken by the 4-H member between April 16, 2017-February 1, 2018. 

Please follow the District guidelines when submitting your photos for County. 

For any questions feel free to call Extension office or refer to the District Photography Guidelines which are attached here. 

Click here for District Photography Guidelines

Monday, November 6, 2017

2018 4-H Opportunity Scholarship

The Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program and the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer to our senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship through the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation.  This year Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program.  All applications and support materials can be downloaded from the Texas 4-H website at:

Changes for the 2018 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process
  • Texas 4-H will continue to accept both the old and new versions of SAT scores for the 2018 application process.
  • Applicants must work directly with their school administrators to ensure they have quartile ranking for their application. A quartile ranking is required to be considered for a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Scholarship Interviews will be conducted in College Station in May, 2018.
  • Dr. Toby Lepley will resume leadership as Scholarship Coordinator for 2018.  Please direct all questions directly to Dr. Lepley or your District 4-H Specialists.

***All applications due to the Extension office by Jan 19th, 2018! ****

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hurricane Harvey t-shirts

Hurricane Harvey T-shirts have ARRIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you ordered Hurricane Harvey t-shirts we have them at the Extension Office.

200 Stillwater RD
Wimberley, 78676

We are open M-F: 8-12, 1-5. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

4-Hers needed


Horse Enthusiasts! We have a Hays County Horse Quiz Bowl Team! We are going to practice at the county level in preparation for going to District!  We have twelve members so far, and have room for more kids. We especially need 2 more participants, ages 9th thru 12th grade, in order for our Senior team to be able to participate. Kids are learning about horse nutrition, anatomy, conformation, genetics, color, rodeo, showing, history...just to name a few categories. 

Please contact Elizabeth Wortham 512-844-9679, or Dara Richardson 512-648-0238 for more info.

Friday, October 20, 2017


I want to remind everyone that Lamb and Goat Validation is tomorrow morning 9/21/17 from 8-11 at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park.

Also do not forget that all entry forms for Fall County Roundup need to be turned into the office by Monday the 23rd by 5pm. Entries can be brought to the office or emailed to Jason or Kate.

Please remember that the office has moved to Wimberley, the address is 200 Stillwater, Wimberley Tx.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Horse Paperwork Due!!!!

Horse exhibitors please do not forget that your Coggins and Proof of Ownership or Grade horse paperwork (if this applies to you) is due to the Extension Office by November 1st, 2017. If you plan on participating in any of the shows this year please be sure to get all of this information into us, here at the office.

For Grade Horse Paperwork- Click Here

The new address to our office is 200 Stillwater, Wimberley Tx, 78676. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at any time.

Open House

After a few starts and stutters, at long last the Hays County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office has relocated to Wimberley!  Although we enjoyed our time in San Marcos, with new beginnings come exciting changes.  A little over a year ago, we also welcomed our two new agents, Kate Blankenship/FCS and Jason Mangold/Ag, they work together coordinating our Hays County 4H as well.  If you haven’t met Kate or Jason yet, be sure to come by our new office at 200 Stillwater and introduce yourself.  Kate has spent the last year out in our community educating citizens about Diabetes Care, Childcare, Nutrition and a myriad of other topics.  She is available to come to your organization for these classes and as always, our education services are free of charge.  Jason has been traveling around Hays County for individual site visits, livestock shows and 4H events.  Both are available to answer any questions you may have about our other services.    Our youth program office is also open and ready to serve you. Kelly Giesler,  is our Youth Program Assistant here in Hays County.  While “Hatching in the Classroom” is a well-known program in many schools, we have many other fun learning opportunities we offer  and can even design custom programs for your classroom or organization’s needs.  One of our newest programs has been bringing awareness to important issues like mental health and suicide prevention.  Bari Conley is still manning the front office and she is an amazing resource for information about all things Hays County.  We’d love to invite all of you to come by our new offices and introduce yourself and see what we have to offer. 
The County will be holding an open house at our facility tomorrow, Friday the 13th, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.  We hope to see you there!

Monday, October 9, 2017

Major Show Sign Up for Fort Worth, SALE, San Angelo, Houston, Austin Entry Forms

Major Stock Show Sign Up!!!! If you plan to sign up for a the Fort Worth, 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 13th at 4:30pm

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Entry Form- Click Here
Junior Heifer Show- Click Here

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Show Entry Worksheet- 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, September 18, 2017

HCLE Queen/Ambassador/Scholarships

Attention High School Boys:

The Hays County Livestock Show is starting a new leadership role for High School Boys called Hays County Livestock Show Ambassador.  All applicants must have shown at least one year at the Hays County Livestock Show. Rules and information about the Ambassador program can be found in the 2018 Hays County Livestock Show Rule book online at   Applications are also available on the website.

There is a mandatory meeting for all applicants and at least one parent on Sunday October 1, 2017 2pm at the Hays County PCT 2 office in Kyle. 

All application packets are due to the Hays County Extension Office in Wimberley by 4:30 pm on Friday October 6, 2017. Late Applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Attention High School Girls:

If  you are interested in being on the Hays County Livestock Queen’s Court there is a mandatory meeting for all applicants and at least one parent on Sunday October 1, 2017 2pm at the Hays County PCT 2 Office in Kyle.

All applicants must have shown at least one year at the Hays County Livestock Show.  Rules and information about the Queen Contest can be found in the 2018 Hays County Livestock Show Rule Book online at  Applications are also available on the website.

All application packets are due to the Hays County Extension Office in Wimberley by 4:30 pm on Friday October 6, 2017. Late Applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Attention High School Seniors

Information about the Hays County Livestock Show Scholarships can be found in the 2018 Hays County Livestock Show Rule Book online at Applications are also available on the website.

Hays County Livestock Show Scholarship applications are due to the Hays County Extension Office in Wimberley by 4:30 pm on Friday October 6, 2017. Late Applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

 Click here for important Queen-Ambassador-Scholarship information
Click here for Scholarship Application/Entry form 
Click Here for Ambassador Application/Entry form 
Click Here for Queen Application/Entry form 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

2017 fall County Roundup

2017 Fall County Roundup will be held on October 30th at the Extension Office in Wimberley:

200 Stillwater Rd,
Wimberley, TX 78676

Contest will begin at 6pm:

  • Food Challenge
  • Food Show
  • Entomology
  • Beef, Horse, Nutrition Quiz Bowl
  • Public Speaking
  • Educational Presentations

All entry forms must be submitted to the Extension office by Oct 23rd. 

Click here for entry form 

JR Leadership Retreat

Junior Leadership Retreat for 4-Hers in 3rd-8th grade.  November 10-12th @ Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood. 
The Texas 4-H Council will lead educational sessions in: Outdoor Cooking, Community Service, Robotics, Duds to Dazzle, and Wildlife Education. 

Click here for flyer and registration information

2017 District 10 4-H Conference

The 2017 District 10 4-H Conference will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Comfort High School in Comfort, TX. This conference gives youth and adults from around the district the opportunity to expand their 4-H knowledge by highlighting projects from different areas. It provides for district level leadership that they can take back to their county and teach to local 4-Hers. This conference will feature six (6) rotating sessions for youth and adults, that you can pick three (3) to attend. These sessions will offer various training on available contests and project experiences.

Cost: $15.00 per registrant, youth and adults

Register on 4-H Connect by September 15th 

Click here for more details! 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

We are doing a County order of t-shirts, please submit order form and money to the Agrilife Extension Office by Sept 15th.
Proceeds from the purchase of the shirts will be sent to the Texas 4-H office to go into the hurricane relief fund that has been set up. All the monies raised through the Texas 4-H Hurricane Relief Campaign will go directly back to club and county 4-H Programs in the hurricane affected counties. The funds can be used by the 4-H programs to support the identified rebuilding needs of their community and 4-H Program.
***Make checks payable to Hays County 4-H***

Click here for order form

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Broiler Orders Due

It's time to order Broilers for the 2018 Show Season.  Broiler orders are due to the Extension Office by Monday, October 2, 2017.  Orders must physically be in the office by 4:30 pm.  No late orders will be accepted.  There will be NO Refunds.  Broilers must be ordered in increments of 25 chicks up to a maximum of 75 chicks per exhibitor.  Please make checks payable to Hays County 4-H.
For the order form, click here.

Due to the move that we will be doing during the month of September, we will change the address of where you can mail in the order form. Be sure to look out for this as time goes on. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017



September 7th @ 6:30-8:00pm

Buda VoAg
3719 Jack C Hays Trail, Buda 78610

Click here to see flyer for more details! 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Major Livestock Show Swine Validation Order Form

Below I have attached the swine validation tag order form for 2018 major shows. Gilts to be shown at San Angelo or the new San Antonio Crossbred gilt show must be state validated. Validation will be run in conjunction with the Hays County swine validation on Nov. 18th from 2-5 pm at the Ranch Park. 


One order form per family.  No refunds given for unused tags.  Make checks payable to Dripping Springs FFA.

Submit orders to:        Dripping Springs High School
                                    Attn:  Jordan Blount
                                    P.O. Box 479

                                    Dripping Springs, Texas  78620

Click here for form

Friday, August 4, 2017

I am sorry for the late notice on this but the State Fair of Texas and Heart O' Texas entries are due August 23, 2017. Please use the links below

State Fair of Texas
Heart O' Texas

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Major Livestock Show: Sheep & Goat Validation Form

Major Livestock Show Sheep and Goat Validation Order Form

One order form per family.  No refunds given for unused tags.  Make checks payable to Hays County 4-H.

Submit orders to:        Hays County 4-H
                                    Attn:  Jason Mangold
                                    1253 Civic Center Loop

                                    San Marcos, Texas  78666

Click here for form

Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 District Recordbook Judging Results

District Recordbook Judging Results are in: 

Click here to see results!

If there is a DNP by your name, that means you Did Not Place

Just a reminder, Everyone who turned in a recordbook is invited to the Reward Party at Blue Hole in Wimberley on July 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. 

We will provide drinks and snacks. Parents are welcome to accompany their child/children.  Please check in with an Extension agent when you arrive. 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Do not forget exhibitors that TURKEY ORDERS are due this Friday July, 14th here at the Extension Office by 5:00PM!!!!!

Access the form for the Turkey Orders by clicking Here.

Monday, July 10, 2017


 Club Officer Training:

Date: July 17th 
Time: 10-3 pm
Location: Extension Office: San Marcos

****Lunch will be provided****

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Recordbook Party at Blue Hole

Everyone who turned in a Recordbook will be able to attend our Recordbook Party at Blue Hole on July 20th from 6:30-8:30pm. 

We will provide snacks and drinks 

Please see an Extension Agent to check-in. We will be by the front office. 

Blue Hole Regional Park
100 Blue Hole Ln, Wimberley, TX 78676

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 County Recordbook Results!!

2017 Hays County Recordbook Results are in!

Click here to see the results

If you decide to pick up your recordbook to make corrections, please return to the Extension Office by July 10th so we can get them ready for the District Recordbook Judging. 

***Only those who placed first in their category will be moving on to District. ***

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volunteers NEEDED!!!

Volunteers are NEEDED to help judge Recordbooks at the District 10 Recordbook Judging Contest in Helotes on July 13th. 

Please contact the Extension Office if you are willing to help! 


Judging will take place at: 
Helotes 4-H Activity Center
12132 Leslie Rd

Helotes, TX 78023

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

2017 Texas 4-H Roundup Results!!

The 2017 Texas 4-H Roundup results have been posted online.  Scroll to the bottom of the page under Results. 

Monday, June 5, 2017




Unfortunately, our new building in Wimberley will not be finished until late July or August. 

Reminder all Star Awards applications are due by June 12th!

Please call the Extension office if you have any questions: 512-393-2120

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


We will be conducting STAR Award Interviews on June 30th at our new Extension Office in Wimberley. 

**This location is tentative and will notify everyone if it changes***

All STAR Awards applications are due to the San Marcos Extension Office by June 12th, 2017.

Click Here for Star Awards application and details 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Turkey Order Due

It is that time of year to start doing Turkey Orders for the 2017-2018 show year. If you plan on showing turkeys at the county or major shows this upcoming show season be sure to have the form into the office by July 14th by 5:00PM. You can print off the form with the link below. Prices did go up this year with Texas A&M and will be shown on the form as well.

For the form Click Here

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Steer Validation Date Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances at Sunset Vet Clinic, validation has been changed to Saturday, June 24th, 11:30 – 2:30 .  If you have any questions, please call the office.

State Fair Swine Validation

State Fair 2017 swine validation will be held on Wednesday, June 28th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Dripping Springs High School Ag Facility (NOT the Ranch Park). This is a different date and location from steer validation as well! Please let your families with State Fair barrows know.  Gilts for the fair do not need to be tagged. If you need directions to the Ag Facility at the high school, please let me know.


Jordan Blount
Dripping Springs ISD - AST