Wednesday, May 24, 2017

STAR AWARDS INFO

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.

Sincerely,

Jordan Blount
Dripping Springs ISD - AST

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Multi-County Recordbook Judging

On  June 23rd, We will be having a Multi-County Recordbook Judging event. It will take place at the Comal County Extension Office. 
We will need VOLUNTEERS for this event. If you are free that day and willing to help judge recordbooks, please call the Extension Office. We could use all the help, since we will be judging recordbooks from 5 counties!!

Record Books!

RECORDBOOKS ARE DUE JUNE 12th to the Extension office!!!!

Click here for the 2016-2017 Personal Information Page 

Click here for the Recordbooks Check sheet 


For more information on recordbooks check out the 4-H State webpage: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/recordbooks/


Everyone who turns in a Recordbook this year, will be rewarded with a trip to the Blue Hole in Wimberley!!! 


Spread the word and get those Recordbooks turned in! 


We have Recordbook covers for sale at the Extension Office for $3. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2017 Texas 4-H Roundup Registration & Details

2017 TEXAS 4-H Roundup Registration & Details:

  • ·         Registration opens on 4-H CONNECT on May 1 at Noon. It will close at Midnight on May 16th.  There is NO LATE REGISTRATION period this year.
  • ·         *NEW* Youth Health Summit will be offered on Monday – Tuesday of Roundup
  • ·         There are several activities that have limited space such as the Vet Science Camp, Archery contest and workshop, Grilling Workshop, etc. So please encourage those families to register early.  Last year the Vet Science Camp filled up in 4 minutes at Midnight.  This year we have changed the registration open time to noon to better accommodate families.
  • ·         Assemblies will begin at 7:00 pm this year.  There will be some pre-assembly activities starting at 6:30 pm.
  •          Winner line-up will be at 6:00 pm and will include a light buffet for the award winners.  Prompt arrival is a must to allow for check-in and time to eat.

  •          This year’s kickoff event will be at the TAMU Rec Center.  Attendees will need to bring the signed “All-Nighter Participant Waiver and Hold Harmless Form” which is included in this packet or can be downloaded from the Roundup webpage.
    ·         A tentative schedule has been included in the packet, but is subject to change.  The contest date will not change, but there may be adjustments made in respect to time/location.
    ·         A tentative list of workshops has been included, but is subject to change.  We will finalize all workshops information prior to May 1st when the registration opens.
    ·         A final schedule will be provided by email and posted on the Roundup webpage on June 2, 2017.
    ·         The Texas 4-H App will serve as your guide to this year’s event. Limited paper copies of the schedule will be available at registration. 
    ·         Onsite Roundup Community Service Project – “Plastic Mats for the Homeless”  We are in need of a lot of plastic bags such as grocery bags, food delivery bags, etc. Please encourage your families to bring them to Roundup or you may ship ahead of time to the State 4-H Office.
    ·         Don’t forget to continue to support this year’s Texas 4-H Council Community Service Project by “Supporting your First Responders”. We are planning some recognition events during Roundup as well this year.  Report your activity to the Google Form at https://goo.gl/forms/HoQrJMfhHfmPrMRU2

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION PACKET 
          
        Visit: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/roundup/    for Texas 4-H Roundup Event webpage 


Friday, April 7, 2017

4-H Horse Awards



The 4-H Horse Awards Program will be held at the Rustic Ranch in Wimberley on May 23rd.  This is for all Horse Exhibitors that participated in the point Shows.  The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Annual Mystery Auction to benefit the scholarship fund.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2016-2017 District 10 Photography Results

2017 District 10 Photography Contest Results:

Click here for Junior

Click here for Intermediate

Click here for Senior

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

National 4-H Congress

*****REMINDER*****
The application period for youth to apply to participate in National 4-H Congress is March 1 through April 16, all applications must be submitted through 4-H Connect. There is no fee to apply.

National 4-H Congress is held annually in Atlanta, Georgia over the Thanksgiving holidays. The program combines a variety of fun and exciting educational, recreational and networking opportunities. The program combines sessions, seminars, discussion groups, and a service learning experience. The nation’s most outstanding community leaders, speakers, and educators present the most current and timely information available.

OBJECTIVES:
    To improve the ability of teen 4-H youth to express themselves in written and verbal forms of communication that are necessary and important “life skills” for today and in the future.
    To increase the awareness of the importance of Leadership, Citizenship, and Community Service in 4-H Youth Development.

Eligibility:
    Youth who possess the maturity to interact with other youth from different regions, cultures, experiences and beliefs.
    Youth in grades 9-12 at time of event, November 23-28, 2017.
    Youth must still be in high school during the time of the trip.
    Must have approval of county Extension Office/4-H Coordinator

IMPORTANT DATES:
Online Application Opens: March 1, 2017
Online Application Closes: April 16, 2017
Interviews Announced: April 28, 2017
Interviews during Roundup: TBD
Delegation Announced: June 8, 2017
Deposit (1st Payment) due ($750.00): June 30, 2017
Final (2nd Payment) due (balance of $1,000-1,500*): July 31, 2017 (donor/sponsor search underway; final registration amount to be announced by May 1, but will not exceed $1,500)

Please see click here for additional information.



Monday, March 27, 2017

State 4-H Photography Contest registration details

Seniors ONLY!!!
If you got a Green State Qualifying ribbon at the Fall County Roundup show, don't forget to sign up on 4-H Connect. 


State 4-H Photography Contest Details 

Register on 4HConnect through April 1st- April 15th

$10 per photograph

CLICK HERE for more Details

Thursday, March 16, 2017

State Fair Sheep & Goat Validation form

2017 State Fair of Texas Validation Tag Order Form - LAMB & GOAT

ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE 4-H OFFICE BY APRIL 20, 2017.



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

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  jordan.blount@dsisdtx.us 
Click here  for order form


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

HAYS COUNTY SPRING ROUNDUP 2017

APRIL 3rd, 2017

EXTENSION OFFICE @ 6pm


  • 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 https://fs4.formsite.com/state4h/tshirtdesign/index.html

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 jcbarrett@ag.tamu.edu.



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.