Wednesday, May 18, 2022

 Steer and Heifer Validation is around the corner. Dates and locations are listed on the flyer below. If you have any conflicting issues or questions contact the Extension office at 512-393-2120.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

4-H party

 Kyle 4-H invites you to a party they are hosting:

For: Anyone interested in 4-H or Fancy Feathers project

When: Sunday, May 1st @1pm

Where: 174 W. Overlook Mountain Rd, Buda 78610

Contact: Michelle Stange (512-297-7986) or Delton Hudson (512-845-2522)

**Food and drinks will be provided**

Monday, April 4, 2022

State Fair/Heart of Texas swine validation 2022

 State Fair/Heart of Texas Swine Validation Tag Orders:

  • Orders are due on Monday, April 25th. 
  • Cost per tag: $17.00
  • Tag orders received after April 25th will cost $20.00
  • Validation date will be set after all orders are in. Usually around steer validation.
  • Registration papers for purebred gilts MUST be uploaded by July 15th, 2022 by supervising extension agents or Ag teachers.
  • Validation MUST occur by June 30th, 2022
  • Date of ownership, transfer, and registration MUST be completed before June 30th.
  • REMINDERS: All swine showing at State/HOT fairs MUST have a validation tag placed in the ear of the pig before entering the holding pens.

Click here for the Tag Order form: 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

2022-23 4-H County Council Officer Application

 2022-23 4-H County Council Officer Applications are due May 16th to the AgriLife Extension office

Officer positions include:

  • President (must be 14 years or older)
  • 1st Vice President (must be 14 years or older)
  • 2nd Vice President 
  • Council Delegate (must be 14 years or older)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer (must be 14 years or older)
  • Reporter
  • Social Officer
  • Parliamentarian (must be 14 years or older)

Click here for the officer application 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Session 2 of Hays County 4-H Livestock Judging March 29th

 It's not too late to join Agrilife staff for another fun night of learning about livestock judging. Contact the Extension office to reserve your spot today!

Monday, March 7, 2022

2022 Spring County Roundup form

 4-H Spring County Roundup

April 4th @ 6pm

AgriLife Extension office

Roundup consists of:

Fashion Show

Fashion Storyboard



Livestock Judging

Mohair/Wool Judging/Soil Judging/Range Product ID

Leaders 4 Life

Spring Roundup entry forms are due to the extension office by: March 28th

Click here for entry form

Refer to the District Spring Roundup guide for more contest info:

Steer Tag Orders!


Now is the time to order steer tags for the 2022-2023 show season.  Validation for steers will be $21.00 per head April 1-April 18th, 2022.

Late tag orders will be $27.00 per head April 19-June 23, 2022.
Please use the link below for the order form.

sheep and goat validation

                                        Click here for sheep and lamb tag order forms

Monday, February 14, 2022

Gardening project group

Open to all Hays County 4-Hers!! 


4-h Wildlife Project group

Open to All Hays County 4-Hers! 


Monday, January 24, 2022

Virtual fishing skill-a-thon 2022


Houston broiler pickup

 Houston Livestock Show Broiler pickup

Jan 28th

Extension office

*all participants will be called the day of to be notified of pickup time*

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

2022 Horse show eligibility form

 Click here for academic eligibility form for Horse shows on: 1/15, 2/20,  & 3/20 

Monday, November 8, 2021

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. 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.

School Tour Guide dates:

San Antonio Rodeo: Feb 14-18th, 22nd, 23rd 

Austin Rodeo: March 21-25th

To sign-up contact the Extension office by Dec. 3rd.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

November Wildlife Project group

All Hays County 4-Hers Welcome!!!


Gardening Project Group

 All Hays County 4-Hers Welcome!!! 

Thursday, October 28, 2021

2021 Major Turkey pickup


Date: November 10th

Location: Extension office

Time: TBA


Monday, October 4, 2021

October Gardening group Meeting


All Hays County 4-Hers are welcome to attend!!!

2022 Major Show entry forms

 2022 Major Show Entry forms: 

Click here for Ft Worth Stock Show

Click here for San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo

**Required for SA Rodeo*** Junior Show Entry Agreement , Click here

Click here  for Rodeo Austin 

Click here for Houston Livestock Show 

Click here for San Angelo Junior Show

Click here for San Angelo Heifer Show

Click here for Texas Elite Showcase 

**All major show entry forms are due November 12th to the Extension office**

Thursday, September 23, 2021

4-H Fall County Roundup


Fall County Roundup 

October 25th @ 6pm

Hays County Extension office

Fall County Roundup consists of the following contests:

  • Public Speaking/Educational Presentations
  • Food Challenge
  • Food Show
  • Entomology
  • Photography: one per category, email photos to:
  • Quiz Bowl: Livestock, Horse, FCH

For more info on all the contests refer to the District Roundup Guide

Click here for County Roundup entry form 

***Entries due October 20th***

Click here for District Fall Roundup Guide

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

2022 Broiler order form

 Hays County 4-H and FFA Broiler Order form:

Order Deadline:                

Friday, September 24, 2021 (Order must physically be in the office by 4:30 pm.  NO late orders will be accepted.  NO refunds.)

Broilers must be ordered in increments of 25 chicks up to a maximum of 75 chicks per exhibitor.                 No Cash will be accepted for orders.

Make checks payable to Hays County 4-H Livestock Entries         

Click here for broiler order form   


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

MAJOR & County SWINE Validation tag order form

 2022 MAJOR & COUNTY Show SWINE Validation Tag Order Form

ORDER and PAYMENT MUST be received at Dripping Springs High School NO LATER than MONDAY,  SEPTEMBER 27th, 2021. COST: $17.00 Per Tag (NO CASH will be accepted! Make CHECKS PAYABLE to Dripping Springs FFA) *$2 added to each tag for tagging supplies/postage

Submit Orders to: Dripping Springs High School

Attn: Edward Alvarado

P.O. Box 479

Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

Click here for order form & info!

Wildlife Project Group

  Open to all Hays County 4-Hers!!! 

Monday, August 9, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Order Fall Breeding Heifer Tags

 Order form and payment must be received at the Extension Office NO latter than September 16, 2021.

Tags ordered after September 16th, will be $26.00 each - NO exceptions.

Click here

 Its time to sign up for State Fair of Texas and Heart O' Texas Shows this year. Entries are due August 20, 2021. Please use the links below

State Fair of Texas
Heart O' Texas

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Time to order Sheep and Goat Tags


One order form per family.  Validation will be held in October.  It is important to remember there will be NO County validation, everyone must validate with Major tags.

Click here for order form

Friday, July 9, 2021

district 10 record book results 2021

 2021 District 10 Record book  Judging Results 

Congrats to Hayden Lugo & Grace Vasicek advancing to state!! 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Robotics/Aerospace camp


Register by calling: 512-393-2120

Lunch will be provided 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

County Record book results

Click here for County record book results 

If you placed 1st, your record book moves on to District and you need to register on 4-H online by June 30th. 
If you would like to make corrections to your book before it moves on to district, please return them back to the extension office by July 2nd

District record book judging will take place July 8th at the Gillespie County Extension Office in Fredericksburg, if interested in volunteering to help judge, please let us know!

Click here for District record book judging info! 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Friday, June 11, 2021

2021 Star Award Applications

 4-H Star Award Applications are due June 21st

Star Award interviews will be June 28th at the Extension office

Click here for more information and application 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Turkey Order Time!

 Turkeys must be ordered in multiples of 25, maximum of 75 per exhibitor, or a maximum of 75 per family, if sharing the set of birds.

Order Deadline:  July 9, 2021  Cost: $4.25 each

Make checks payable to 4-H Livestock Entries

Click here for order form

Thursday, May 20, 2021

 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 19th from 8-11 at the Cox's Ranch
Address: 9284 FM 150, Driftwood, Tx 78619

The second one will be held on Wednesday June 30th from 5-7 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

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Horticulture & Science Camp

  Register by calling: 512-393-2120

    June 16th, 9-2pm

    $10 per participant

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Summer Camp series

Summer Camp Series 
All ages K-12

June 16th:
Horticulture & Science

June 30th: 
Water Conservation & Wildlife

July 14th:
Robotics & Aerospace

July 21st:
Photography & Theater Arts


Sheep & Goat Selection Clinic


Friday, May 7, 2021

End of the Year Party-CANCELLED!!!!


Join Us for the  4-H End of the Year Party on June 5th at Blue Hole in Wimberley


Pizza & Soda

FREE to attend!!! 


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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  PO Box 479, Dripping Springs Tx, 78620..  Orders must be received by

Friday, April 23rd.  Cost:  $20.00 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

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Council officer application 2021-22

 Click here to find the 4-H County Council Officer applications for 2021-22. 

Due to the Extension office by May 21st

Monday, March 8, 2021