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
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.
The attachments will be
offered in Microsoft Word Edition no later than November 9th.
Due dates and deadlines for 2019 Scholarship process are
November 2018 – January 2019
Applicant complete FAFSA
January 31st 2019 Application due to County Office
County Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
District Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*
Interview selection notification
Interviews in College Station
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.
Volunteers needed to help review recipes for the Homeskills competition. December 18th @ 6pm Extension office Please contact Kate Blankenship at 512-393-2120 or email@example.com if you are able to help!
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or if you just have any questions please do not hesitate to get a hold of me.
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
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.
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
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.
has a new look, a new site, and a new exam! We are excited to release the new
version of the program! The new curriculum has been designed to better equip
our youth livestock exhibitors with the most relevant and timely information
related to the livestock project area. Focused on quality assurance and character education, Quality
Counts is designed to teach young people the importance of displaying good
character in carrying out livestock projects, and in every aspect of their
lives. **There is a very important one-pager attached with
detailed instructions of how students should enroll/login to the
course. Click here
Here are a couple of new
components of the program to be aware of:
Exhibitors will first be required
to engage in the full learning content before being presented with the
Please be aware of this
in advance as this could take around two hours for most students to
complete the full content and test.
Exhibitors will be able to start
and revisit the curriculum as many times as needed.
Exhibitors will have to complete
the test once it is started.
Exhibitors must achieve 80%
or great to pass the exam, but can take it as many times as needed.
Exhibitors will be exposed and
tested on the content potentially three times in their livestock showing
career: junior (grade 3-5), intermediate (grade 6-8), and senior (grade
This will be connected to
the current Texas Livestock Validation Website for ease-of-access to
information for supervising County Extension Agents and Agricultural Science
Verification on the new system
will be required for entries into Spring major livestock shows.
**Verification on the old system
is acceptable for State Fair of Texas and Heart 'O Texas Fair entries.**
However, exhibitors may use their new number for these shows if they get
verified before entry.
If you did not validate your heifer back in June this is your final chance to get your heifer validation for the upcoming Major Show Season. I need to have all Heifer UIN orders in the office by September 17, 2018.
Validation will be the same day as county so be sure to come to the State table to get validated, the validation is set for October 20th, at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park from 8-11 in the morning.
Major Livestock Show Swine Validation Order Form Below I have attached the swine validation tag order form for 2019 major shows. Animals will be validated Saturday,
November 17th, 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 23rd.If you plan on showing at the San Angelo Gilt
show or the San Antonio Crossbred Gilt show, these gilts MUST be validated with
a major show validation tag.
ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED IN HAND BY SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
One order form per family. No refunds given for unused tags. Make checks payable to Dripping Springs FFA.
2018 4-H District Recordbook Results: The spreadsheet will have the placing on the far right. This shows placings of the top 5, if you see DNP= Did Not Place in the top 5 If highlighted, that means the recordbook is moving on to the State competition 😊 CONGRATS to Konleigh and Neil for advancing to state!!!!!! Click here for results!
If you turned in a Recordbook and want to make any corrections before the County Recordbook judging, then please pick up your recordbook tomorrow at the Extension office and make any corrections and return by Thursday, June 21st.
Also, we need HELP judging recordbooks at the County contest in Seguin. If your willing to help let us know! 😊
It is that time of year to start doing Turkey Orders for the 2018-2019 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 31st by 5:00PM. You can print off the form with the link below.
We will be holding Major Steer and Heifer Validation on two different dates this year. Unfortunately, with all the 4-H events going on during June I am only able to hold validation on Saturday's this year.
The first one will be held on Saturday June 16th from 9-12 at the Cox's Ranch
Address: 9284 FM 150, Driftwood, Tx 78619
The second one will be held on Saturday June 23rd 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 November. 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, email@example.com, or by phone at 512-393-2120
Leadership Lab "Soaring High with 4-H" June 27th-29th Texas 4-H Conference Center 5600 Farm to Market 3021, Brownwood, TX 76801 Cost: $200 per youth, includes all meals Register on 4-H Connect: May 1-31st (after the 31st, late fees will incur) Click here for more info Click here for Waiver form
Click here for Texas 4-H Council Informational Packet
Click here for Texas 4-H Council Membership Requirements
Click here for District 10 Officer Election letter
Register on 4-H Connect from May 1-17th (will incur late fees after the 17th)
There are a few changes to
the steps involved in registering and we need your help in communicating that
to our 4-H families. Roundup t-shirts will be purchased through Marketplace and
the parking permits for the week will be direct through Transportation
Services. See the attached flyers to share with your families. I have also
attached the registration worksheets which some find beneficial for helping
their families with the registration process.
Hotel Room Block information
was released in February. If you have not made reservations, please do so. Some
hotels have mid-May cutoff dates for their room blocks. If you are having any
problems with a hotel block, please let me know ASAP.
Donor information will be
released soon. The Texas 4-H Foundation is confirming with a few additional
sponsors before we send the list statewide.
Recordbook Training on May 15th @ 6pm Extension Office in Wimberley Please RSVP by May 14th; call the Extension office @ 512-393-2120 The
primary purposes of completing a Record Book are for a young person to develop the skills necessary to set
goals, work toward achieving those goals, reflect on his/her experiences, and set new and higher goals for
themselves. A secondary benefit is to prepare young people for the process of completing quality academic
Come learn the process, organization and tips to make your recordbook successful 😤 **Recordbooks are due to the Extension office by June 8th***
Rebekah McDaniel serves as Vice
President on the State 4-H Clothing and Textiles Advisory Board. The
Advisory Board is holding a statewide community service project to collect
gently used clothing to be donated to non-profit thrift stores in each
county. Rebekah hopes to collect 500 lbs of clothing to donate. She
is asking each club to collect children's and adult's clothing at their April
meetings and bring the donations to the County Council meeting on April
23rd. If you have questions please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
As in years past, the cost for validation is $10 per horse from March 1st
through April 15th, $20 per horse from April 16th through
May 1st and we have added a late fee of $250 per horse from May 2nd
through May 5th. There will be absolutely no validations
accepted after May 5th. Also, please encourage those with registered horses to
make sure that they apply for and receive any necessary transfer of ownership
with the breed association. The owner listed in 4-H Connect must match
the owner of record on the horse’s registration papers, and appropriate
relationship status selected between the horse owner and the 4-Her. We
are partnering with various breed associations to recognize those youth showing
registered horses at the State 4-H Horse Show, and in order to be eligible for
those breed awards the registration papers must be correct and uploaded to 4-H
We have several new additions to the State 4-H Horse Show
this year, including a new class: Quad Drill; jackpots for speed, roping and
ranch sorting events; and expanded scholarship opportunities including the Hi
Pro feed incentive program.