Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Car Care Basics class

Car Care Basics class will be Held on March 2nd from 9-11am at the Extension office parking lot!

****This class was rescheduled from Feb. 9th to March 2nd ****

2019 District Livestock Judging & Meat Judging info

2019 District 10 Livestock Judging Contest
DATE: Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Livestock Judging
Gillespie County Show Grounds
530 Fair Drive
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
REGISTRATION: Registration on 4-H Connect as follows:
• Regular Registration:
o March 18-April 2, 2019 under the event “2018-2019 District 10 Livestock Judging”
o Cost:
 $20 (Per Individual to include lunch)

Click here for more info!

2019 District 10 4-H Meat Judging
DATE:                           Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – Meat Judging @ San Angelo

REGISTRATION:         Registration on 4-H Connect as follows:
o Regular Registration: March 18, 2019 – April 2, 2019 under the event
“2018-2019 District 10 Meat Judging Contest:”
o Late Registration: April 3-4, 2019 ONLY

COST:                          Regular Registration:  $10 per individual LATE Registration:   
$35.00 per individual
***This is the regular registration cost plus a $25 late fee***

Click here for more info!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

County Spring Roundup & District Spring Roundup Information

Hays County 4-H Spring Roundup will be on March 4th at 6pm. 
Held at the Extension office
County Roundup entry forms are due to the Extension office by March 1st.

Click here for County Spring Roundup entry form

DISTRICT SPRING ROUNDUP will take place in Fredericksburg on May 2-4th. 
Regular Registration: March 18-April 2, 2019 on 4-H Connect
Late Registration: April 3-4, 2019 ONLY on 4-H Connect
The registration fee will be $10.00 per event entered/per child. A $25 Late Fee will be added to all those who register on April 3-4, 2019.

Click here to view Spring Roundup guide

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Car Care Basics

Real World Basic Life Skills Class 2: Car Care Basics

Dont forget to sign-up! 
Feb. 9th from 9-11 @ the Extension office parking lot.

District 4-H Photography

District Photography Contest 2019:

Click here for details

Monday, January 28, 2019

T-Shirt Contest

MasteChef Junior

Time to show off your cooking skills and have some fun, too!  Those who are planning on attending, pre-register at

Friday, January 25, 2019

Helping Our Community

Please see the information below regarding Center of the Plate. Please pass on to interested members in your clubs/chapters.

In 2019 Center of the Plate(COP) is in need of steer and pig donations to help food insecure families in our community. COP was created by Drippings Springs 4-H and FFA members. Since its inception 3 years ago COP has helped provide 34,000 meals! We need your help to feed more families this year. There are two ways you can help. First a market animal donation. Another option is through the “I’m In” add-on initiative. Members who make the auction can pledge a flat amount or a percentage of their add-on to Center of the Plate. The funds received from I’m In are used for meat processing costs. If you have any questions contact Faith Baxter at baxterfaith0202@yahoo.com . Center of the Plate will have a booth at the Hays County Livestock Show on Saturday the day of the Auction

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Denim Drive at the Livestock Show

Rebekah McDaniel is hosting a denim drive for her Fashion and Interior Design Ambassador team.  She will have a collection box at the Livestock Show for
  It can be jeans, skirts, shirts - even denim scraps - in any condition.  The denim will be sent to the Blue Jeans Go Green project that turns denim into housing insulation for organizations like Habitat Humanity.  Could you please share this information with your clubs so that members can bring their used denim to the Livestock Show next week?  If you have any questions, contact Rebekah McDaniel at 512-665-2808.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Volunteers needed

VOLUNTEERS needed at check-in for the Hays County Youth Livestock Show: Homeskills contest  on Jan 22nd  from 5-8:30pm

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo School Tours 2019

***IF interested please contact the Extension office to sign-up ASAP****

School Tour dates:
Monday, February 11, 2019 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
 Wednesday, February 13, 2019 
Thursday, February 14, 2019
 Friday, February 15, 2019 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
 Wednesday, February 20, 2019

If interested in being a school tour guide for the San Antonio Livestock show, please contact the extension office to sign up by Jan 11th. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Austin School Tours

The Rodeo Austin School Tours Program is gearing up for another busy year! The dates for School Tours this year will be March 25-29, 2019 and we expect over 6,500 attendees. We would like to invite students 13 and older to participate as School Tours Guides or Helpers.

Rodeo Austin School Tours is a half-day program for elementary-aged students consisting of an educational tour with multiple stops and a picnic lunch in the Rodeo Arena. We are looking for organizations, clubs or groups of students that are looking for volunteer opportunities or to become more involved with Rodeo Austin. These students will either be assigned as a Guide where they will be assigned specific classes and tour routes, or a Helper who will work with the School Tour Guides Committee and assist with event execution.

If you would like to be a Tour Guide for Rodeo Austin, please contact: Kate Blankenship at the Extension office (512-393-2120) to sign up!

****Deadline is Feb. 12th****

Real World: Car Care Basics

If not enrolled in 4-H, you will have to fill out a waiver before class:

It can be found at: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/volunteer/protecting-our-youth/, under the programs for minors section.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

2019 Hays County 4-H Youth Point Shows

Click here for information on the 2019 Hays County 4-H Youth
 Point Shows

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

2019 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship application

The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship. 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.  

Changes for the 2019 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process:
  • All applications (except collegiate) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT.

  • 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.
  • Any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered.  It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting.  Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.

All applications (except collegiate) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT and meet all criteria to be considered.

Event Title: 2019 Texas 4-H Scholarship Application

Due dates and deadlines for 2019 Scholarship process are as follows:
November 2018 – January 2019                Applicant complete FAFSA
January 31st 2019                Application due to County Office
February 1, 2019                                           County Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
February 15, 2019                                         District Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
April 12, 2019                                                Interview selection notification
May 3-5, 2019                                               Interviews in College Station
June 11-13, 2019                                           Awards Assembly in College Station
*The status of “APPROVED” on 4-H CONNECT simply means that the information was submitted.  It does not indicate eligibility or awarding of a scholarship

Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships
All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details).  Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be approved in 4-H CONNECT by the County Extension Agent. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Volunteers needed to help review recipes for the Homeskills competition. 

December 18th @ 6pm 
Extension office 

Please contact Kate Blankenship at 512-393-2120 or kate.blankenship@ag.tamu.edu if you are able to help!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

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, 2018. 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

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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 at 4:30pm

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Market Show Form- Click Here
Junior Breeding 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

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 jason.mangold@ag.tamu.edu or if you just have any questions please do not hesitate to get a hold of me.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Validation Update- Be Aware

Validation for (Major Sheep, Goat and Heifer as well as County Sheep, Goat, Heifer and Steer) has been changed from Saturday 10/20/18 to Sunday 10/21/18 from 12 to 4.  There was a scheduling conflict on Saturday.

If you all could help spread the word to anybody and everybody that you know it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Reminder: Swine Validation Tag Orders

I just want to remind everyone that swine validation tag orders are due to Jordan Blount by Monday, September 24th (next week). If you have not done so already, be sure to get the form from below and get those sent in. After monday late fees will start to charge. 

Monday, September 17, 2018

Rabbit Seminar for Hays County 4-H and FFA

October 13th, 2018
10 am- Noon or when done
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. Additionally the new changes to the rule book will be discussed. Hopefully there will be some young rabbits for participants to "feel" on. Any questions can be directed to Blaine Eiben, 512-750-3597

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Broiler Orders Due

It's time to order Broilers for the 2019 Show Season.  Broiler orders are due to the Extension Office by Friday, October 5, 2018.  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.

Want to make a special note for this year, you will have to make separate orders for Houston and Austin this year instead of as previous when you could order one group for both shows.