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

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

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, ff4hchickenshow@gmail.com




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:

REMINDERS / CHANGES FOR 2017
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• 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.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

2016 Fall County Roundup

2016 Fall County Roundup
 
October 20th @ 5pm
Extension Office
(1253 Civic Center Loop)


Entry forms must be turned-in to the Extension Office by October 10th


 Click Here for the entry forms!

If you need info on the photography contest, click here for the rules and entry form.

**If you need more information on all the contests go to:

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Broiler Orders Due

It's time to order Broilers for the 2017 Show Season.  Broiler orders are due to the Extension Office by Friday, October 7, 2016.  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.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Major Show Validation tag Orders

 Major Show Validation Tag Order forms for Swine are due to the Hays County Extention Office by September 21st by 4:30 pm.
All 4-H members will need to send order forms to the Extension Office NOT Dripping Springs High School as stated on the form
Use the form below.
Click here

Friday, August 26, 2016

Changes in District 4H Roundup

There have been some changes to District 4H Roundup! Now there will be a Fall & Spring District Roundup, instead of sporadic dates throughout the year.

District 10 4-H Fall Roundup will take place in Kerrville on Dec 1st-3rd 2016. Below is the tentative schedule of events:

Thurs, Dec 1st:

3:00pm Food Show

Fri, Dec 2nd:

9:00am: Food Challenge
1:00pm: Beef and Horse Quiz Bowls
3:00pm: Nutrition Quiz Bowl
              AG Product ID Workshop
              Healthy Lifestyles Workshop

Sat, Dec 3rd:

9:00am: Public Speaking
10:00am: Photography Judging Workshop
                Skill-A-Thin Workshop
11:00am: Entomology
1:00pm: Leaders 4 Life


**District 10 4-H Spring Roundup will take place in Fredricksburg on May 4th-6th. More info to come!!! ***

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
              Buda

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.