Thursday, June 25, 2020

County record book results

If you placed 1st at County your record book moves on to District!!

For District:
Entries will be completed on Texas 4-H Connect under the event “2020 District 10 Record book Judging.” Each entry will be $5. All entries must be submitted in 4-H Connect by Tuesday, June 30th, 2020. 
Each Record book should have three items:
1. On the front cover of the Record book folder, attach a 3x5 index card or “cover page” with the following information PRINTED or typed:
Name of 4-H Member
Age Division

2. The “4-H Record book Check Sheet” should be the first page in the book in front of the “Personal Information Page” and should have the “County” column checked off and initialed.

3. New this year, we do not want to have the actual record book, instead we are asking for two (2) colored copies of each record book so that our judges are not sharing books. By having the copies we will also not need to worry about sanitizing books after each use as each judge will have their own copy. If for any reason you cannot print the two copies needed, please contact Megan to make other arrangements.

Click here to see County Record book results

Record books are ready to pick up if you want to make corrections, we will need 2 printed copies from all members moving on to district by July 6th. 

***We DO NOT need the green cover/folder only paper copies of record books****

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Volunteers needed

Looking for a few volunteers to help judge record books, June 24th @ 9am at the Extension office.
We will be social distancing and can provide face masks and hand sanitizer for all volunteers.
Please contact the Extension office if your willing to help!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

4-H Star Award Application

4-H Star Awards will be held virtually on July 7th. Look on the blog for application link. All applications must be turned in by July 2nd.

Click here for the Application Form 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Steer and Heifer Validation Reminder

Just a reminder that the first steer and heifer validation will be held this saturday, June 20th, at the Cox's Ranch. We will start the validation at 9 and go to 12, we will have to follow some stricter guidelines this year so when you get there please remain in your vehicle until it is your turn to get your animals validated. These are the rules the state has issued out for us to follow.

Please you the address listed below, you will pull into Mad Roosters and follow the caliche round behind the store and to the barn where we will be set up and validating.

8600 FM 150
Kyle, Texas

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


County Record books are due June 17th to the Extension office 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Major Steer and Heifer Validation

We will be holding Steer and Heifer Validation on two different dates again this year. I do want to remind everyone of the new rule that animals must be state validated to show at the county show. If you have not already ordered your tags for your steers, please contact me ASAP so we can get you on the list and make accommodations to get your animal validated for this show year. 

The first one will be held on Saturday June 20th from 9-12 at the Cox's Ranch
Address: 9284 FM 150, Driftwood, Tx 78619

The second one will be held on Saturday June 27th from 9-12 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 October. 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

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Seniors video

We want to congratulate all the Seniors graduating this year! A YouTube video was made in honor of them 😊 You will all be missed!!! Good luck in your future adventures. 

Click here to view the video link

Video credit: Michael Cariaga

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Virtual FB group: Clothing & Textiles

Turkey Orders

Now is the time to start thinking about your turkey projects for our next show season.  
Order deadline is July 31, 2020.  Make checks payable to
 4-H Livestock Entries 
Click here for order form

Monday, May 4, 2020

Seniors recognition

We would like to recognize graduating seniors by doing a slideshow and posting it on the County FB page. All graduating seniors can email or post photos to this link:

Email or Upload 5 photos of themselves that they want in the slideshow. These photos can be from when they were young to photos now.Just thought it would be a fun idea to do this since this COVID-19 stuff has put a damper on all the Senior events!!

Please send/upload all photos by May 7th. 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Swine Tag Orders

Now is the time to order Swine tags for the State Fair of Texas and Heart of Texas Fair shows in the fall. Submit orders to:  Jordan Blount  3905 Sierra Drive, Austin  78731.  Orders must be received by
Friday, April 24th.  Cost:  $18.00 PER TAG  The cost of the tags is $15.00, the extra money is added to account for mailing and material costs for the validation process. Make checks payable to Dripping Springs FFA
Click here for order form

Thursday, April 2, 2020

State 4-H Photography

State 4-H Photography rules have changed this year:

  • The contest will be open to all seniors, with a limit of 1 photo per category.
  • No county qualifying is required. 
 Registration is April 1st-April 15th
$10 per photo

Click here for a link to the guidelines

Thursday, March 26, 2020

State Fair Sheep & Goat Tags

It is time to begin ordering market lamb and market goat tags for the 2020 State Fair.  A validation date has not been set.  You will be notified by email. The deadline for submiting the form to the office is April 17th, 2020. Please use the link below for the order form.
Click here  

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Steer Tags

Now is the time to order steer tags for the 2020-2021 show season.  Validation for steers will be $16.00 per head April 1-April 20.
Late tag orders will be $25.00 per head April 21-June 23.
Please use the link below for the order form.
Click here 

Friday, February 28, 2020

2020 Horse Validation

It's that time of year again to start horse project validations.  Validation will open on 4-H Connect March 1st.  The cost of horse validation is as follows:

March 1st - April 15th $10/horse
April 16th - May 1st $20/horse
Late Validation May 2nd - May 5th $250/horse

No validations will be accepted by 4-H connect after May 5th for any reason.
For any horse which was NOT validated in 4-H Connect last year, have digital photos of your horse(s) from the front, left side and right side.  These photos must be accessible for upload during the validation process.  For any registered horse that was NOT validated last year you will need to have a pdf copy of your horse(s) registration papers for upload. If you need further instructions, please contact the Extension Office.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Spring County Roundup

4-H Spring County Roundup 

March 9th at 6pm @ Extension office

Contest will conclude of:



Fashion Show

Fashion Storyboard 

Click here for registration form

All Spring County Roundup registration forms are due March 6th, you  can email them to: 

If you need more info on what each contest is, we follow the district guidelines, check out the Spring Roundup guide:

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

District Photography

For those who participated in the Fall County Roundup Photography contest, you can register for the District Photography contest Feb 1st-25th via 4-H Connect. Cost for registration is $5 per participant.

Each 4-H member may enter up to three (3) photos. A 4-Her CANNOT enter all three photographs in the same category; they will need to be entered in three different categories. If a 4-Her submits more than 3 photos, it will be up to the committee’s discretion as to which 3 photos will be judged. Photos must be taken by the 4-H member between March 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020. 

Check out this link for more info:

Friday, January 17, 2020

SA Rodeo School TOURS

2020 SA Rodeo School Tour Guides

The School Tours Program offers students a wonderful opportunity to practice the leadership skills that 4-H, FFA, and FCCLA strives to develop in our youth.  As we prepare for the 2020 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, we are looking for enthusiastic, responsible students in grades 9 -12 (Special exceptions can be made for deserving 8th grade students) to take part in this unique leadership opportunity. Your students will grow by being tour guides to younger children and by educating them on agriculture and its’ importance to our daily lives. 

Dates of school tours are Feb 10-14 & 18-19th, however the 10th and 14th are FULL.

If your 4-Her would like to participate as a School Tour Guide, please contact me by Monday, Jan 20th by email:

Monday, December 16, 2019

Volunteers needed!!!


Review recipes for the HCYLS (Hays County Youth Livestock show) Homeskills entries.

Recipe Review will be at 6pm at the Extension office on December 17th

Please call the Extension office if you are able to come: 512-393-2120

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fall County Roundup: Photography

Reminder: 4-H Fall County Roundup registration forms are due October 21st. If you are doing photography please follow the district guidelines:…/2018-2019-District-10-Photography…
and submit photos via email with registration form.
You can submit one photo per category.
Questions? Contact the Extension office: 512-393-2120

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

State Sheep, goat and heifer validation

Just a reminder that State Sheep, Goat and Heifer validation is this Saturday, October 19th at Dripping Springs Ranch Park

Along with County sheep, goat, steer and heifer validation from 8-11am

Monday, October 7, 2019

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 14th, 2019 at 4:30pm

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Market Show Form- 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

Texas Elite Showcase
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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fancy Rowers

Paddling Camp for Individuals with Disabilities

Looking for Volunteers!
Jacey Cano from the Fancy Feathers 4-H Club started paddling camps for individuals with disabilities last year in corporation with Texas Rowing for All.  

See attached flyer for complete details.  Click here

Monday, September 16, 2019

Swine Validation

Please review the August 27th post regarding swine tag orders!
Due September 23rd.

Friday, September 13, 2019

2019 4-H Fall County Roundup

2019 4-H Fall County Roundup 
October 28th, 6pm @ Extension office

Contest will consist of:

  • Public Speaking
  • Educational Presentations
  • Food Challenge
  • Food Show
  • Entomology
  • Livestock/Horse/Nutritional Quiz bowl
  • Photography

Email registration forms to or by October 21st

Click here for registration form 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

2019-2020 Hays County Livestock Show Queen Contest/Ambassador/Scholarship Applications

There will be a mandatory meeting this Sunday, September 8th 2pm at the Buda VoAg Building for all contestants to go over the application packet and process.  If for some reason you are unable to attend the meeting you need to contact Lexi Lugo before the meeting at 512-426-9292.

Michael Cariaga will be available at the meeting and offering to take headshot photos for anyone that would like to have them done since a photo is required with your application. If you would like yours done please just wear something nice to take the photo.

Applications are due Monday, September 16th, you can turn in at the Extension Office by 5pm that day or you can make arrangements to get them to Lexi Lugo.

Interviews will be conducted on Sunday, September 22nd.  If you work, you will need to make arrangement for the day off. 

Please contact Lexi Lugo if you have any questions.

Applications are attached and Rules can found at the following link starting at page 10.
Queen's Court application Click here
Ambassador application Click here
Scholarship application Click here

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Time to order Broilers

Broiler orders are due October 4th to the Extension Office no later that 4:30 pm.  Broilers must be ordered in increments of 25 chicks up to a maximum of 75  chicks per exhibitor.  Something new, Houston and Austin Rodeo broilers will be ordered together.
Click here for form

Major Show Fall Heifer Validation Tags

Validation is October 19th at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park.

Order form and payment must be received at the Hays County Extension Office, by September 19th
Click here for form

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Rabbit Seminar for Hays County 4-H and FFA

September 28th, 2019
9am- 1pm 
Buda VoAg
2801 Jack C Hays Trl

Purpose: to give youth and parents information on how to raise and show rabbits. Following topics to be discussed: How to buy rabbits, feed, equipment/supplies needed, medications, grooming, handling, selecting your market pen.. Any questions can be directed to Blaine Eiben, 512-750-3597

Buda will also be hosting a small concession stand during the seminar.

🌟🐴 Hays County 4-H Horse Program Unmounted Meeting

🐎for interested kids and their parents will be on  Monday, 9/16 from 6:30 to 7:30 at DSRP. 🌟🐎

💥Meeting includes:
 - Information about our Horse Program
 - Schedule of Ride Nights and 2020 Shows (Jan., Feb., March & District)
 - Requirements for participation
 - 4-H Enrollment/ Registration and important registration deadlines for showing in 2020.
 - Suggestion box for Monday Night Ride Topics! In addition to preparation for shows, what else do you / your kids want to learn about?!
 - 4H Waiver signatures - we must have these on file before first ride night
 - MORE!!

We hope to see you all at our unmounted meeting and at our Monday Ride Nights! I can't wait to get started on a terrific year with these incredible kids and their parents.
Hays County 4-H Horse Club

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Major Livestock Show Swine Validation Order Form

Below I have attached the swine validation tag order form for 2020 major shows. Animals will be validated Saturday, November 16th, from 8:00 – 11:00 am at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park (in conjunction with county validation). This tag may also be used for Hays County project animals as long as they are validated on or before November 22nd.  NEW: ALL San Antonio gilts MUST be validated! Please see the chart attached for questions about specific shows.  No refunds once the order is placed and tags ordered after September 23, 2019 will be $20.00 each, no exceptions!


One order form per family.  No refunds given for unused tags. No Cash will be Accepted! 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

For order form CLICK HERE 

Friday, August 23, 2019

2019-2020 4-H Handbook

ATTENTION: The 4-H Handbook is ONLY being posted online this year! You can find it on this blog on the right hand-side under "useable links"

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Shooting Sports registration & safety brief

Click here for the Hays County Shooting Sports Registration form 2019-2020

Click here for the Hays County Shooting Sports Registration & Safety briefing 

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!