Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Leaders 4 Life Practice Postponed


Wednesday's Leaders 4 Life informational will be postponed. Please follow the blog and Facebook page for updates!  

Monday, January 30, 2023



Join our Remind system by texting @haysco4h to 81010 for deadlines and important updates. For more information or help, contact the extension office at (512)393-2120. 

D10 Photography Contest

The District 10 Photography Contest is a great way to showcase your creativity and photography skills. Register on 4HOnline February 1-20. For more information please visit District Photography Contest  or contact the extension office. 

 Calling All Leaders! 

Registration for 4-H Day at the Capitol opens Wednesday, Feb. 1st and is limited to the first 250 youth and 50 adults. This citizenship opportunity only happens every other year so you don't want to miss out! Learn about the state legislative process, see our legislators in session, and visit with your respective elected officials. Contact the extension office if you have any questions! 

Friday, January 27, 2023

San Antonio & Houston Stock Show


Rodeo Austin Performance Opportunities


Listed below are opportunities for youth to volunteer to sing the National Anthem and recite the American, Texas Pledges, the FFA Motto and the 4-H Pledge at the market shows for Rodeo Austin.

  • Market Steer Show - Friday, March 10th   - Show starts at 8:00 am
  • Market Steer Show – Saturday, March 11th - Show starts at 8:00 am
  • Jr. Breeding Heifer Show – Wave 1 – Monday, March 13th - Show starts at 8:00 am
  • Jr. Breeding Heifer Show -Wave 2 – Wednesday, March 15th - Show starts at 8:00 am
  • Market Poultry Show - Thursday, March 16th    -Show starts at 10:00 am
  • Market Lamb & Goat Show - Saturday, March 18th   - Show starts at 8:00 am
  • Barrow Show – Wednesday, March 22nd   - Show starts at 8:00 am
  • Barrow Show -Thursday, March 23rd - Show starts at 8:00 am

Youth interested in singing the National Anthem, submit a video at the link below. Selected submissions will be able to select from dates available on the link. Currently, all dates are “filled” and will be released to those youth selected to sing.


For those interested in this leadership opportunity, please sign up with the SIGN-UP LINK. You will need to plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the species show in which you are volunteering.

When you register, please select the option to use alternate name, and in the "First Name" box, list the first and last name of the youth member. In the "last name" box, list the 4-H County or FFA Chapter in which the youth is a member.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Leaders 4 Life Informational


Leaders 4 Life

4-Hers of all ages are welcome to join us as we learn about the leadership project area! 

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Office Closed for the New Year Holiday


Extension Office Closed 

Monday 01/02 in observance of the New Year Holiday 

Special Hours Friday 12/30 8:00am- 12:00pm 

We hope you and your family have a wonderful New Year Holiday! 

Fort Worth and San Angelo Stock Show Exhibitor Passes

Fort Worth and San Angelo Stock Show ONLY

 Exhibitor Passes, Ground Passes (if ordered) and Parking Passes (if ordered) are available for pick up at the Extension Office in Wimberley

Office Hours: 
Monday- Thursday 8:00am- 12:00pm | 1:00pm- 5:00pm 
Friday 8:00am- 4:00pm 

Special Closures: 
Friday 12/30- Shorten Hours 8:00am- 12:00pm 
Monday 01/02- Office Closed for County Holiday 
Monday 01/16 Office Closed for County Holiday 


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Office Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Extension Office Closed 12/22 - 12/26

We return to the office Tuesday 12/27

We hope you and your families have a wonderful holiday! 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Attention purebred gilts exhibitors

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If you are raising purebred gilts with the intent of showing it at MAJOR STOCK SHOWS you need to submit your registration to the Wimberley Ag teacher  Brittany Rivera by December 9th. You can scan and email them to her at brittany.rivera@wimberleyisd.net 

If you have further questions please reach out to Aaron at the office or email him at aaron.mccoy@ag.tamu.edu

Livestock Judging seasonal prep

 We would like to welcome last years livestock judging 4-H youth and anyone who is interested in livestock judging in the spring to the seasons first session. If you are wanting to brush up on your judging skills or gain knowledge of how to get more involved with livestock judging join us Tuesday December 6th for a educational session starting at 6 pm.

*REMINDER * Broiler pick up TOMORROW 12/9

Broilers for the Hays County Livestock Show will be arriving Friday, December 9th.  When the Extension Office has an arrival time, anyone that has ordered birds will be called. 

Monday, November 21, 2022

Hays County Livestock Show


Registration is OPEN 


Registration CLOSES Wednesday December 21st 

All 4-H members registering for show MUST be enrolled in 4-H Online 
All Home Skill Forms can be found HERE on Hays County Livestock Show Website

Extension Office will send out Academic Eligibility Requests the first week of January to Schools 

Any questions please reach out to Hays County Livestock Show at hayscountylivestockshow@gmail.com

Monday, November 14, 2022

Houston Young Guns Shooting Sports Entry UPDATE

Houston Young Guns Entry

LIVE on Tuesday 11/15 @ 8AM via iClays

iClays Site: iclays.com    

Click Here for Houston Young Guns Entry Information 

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Major Show Entries are DUE Monday 11/14 by 5pm


San Antonio, Houston, San Angelo, Austin and Rio Grande Show Entries are due to Extension Office by Monday 11/14 @ 5PM

*Houston Entries MUST be notarized prior to submitting to Extension Office, we currently do not have a notary in office*  

Thursday, November 3, 2022

2023 Major Show Entry Forms

 2023 Major Show Entry forms: 

Click here for Ft Worth Stock Show ENTRIES ARE DUE TO OFFICE BY NOV. 9th

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 

Houston Requires your form to be notarized and currently we do not have one in office so please plan accordingly 

Click here for San Angelo Junior Show

Click here for San Angelo Heifer Show

Click here for Texas Elite Showcase 


**All other major show entry forms are due November 14th to the Extension office**

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Turkey Pick Up


4H Scholarship Info

Click here for Scholarship Portal FAQ

Click here for Scholarship Rules and Guidelines

Virtual Scholarship Help Session Link Join conversation (microsoft.com)

Deadline to Apply February 15, 2023


Monday, October 10, 2022

Hays County Livestock upcoming Validation Date

Saturday October 15th , 2022 validation will be at Dripping Springs Ranch Park
 8:00 am - 11:00 am  
Sheep, Goats & Fall Heifers

Monday, September 12, 2022

Queens Court/Youth Ambassador 2022-23


Attention All Hays County 4-H and FFA High School Students:

Applications for the 2022-2023 Hays County Livestock Show Queen's Court, Ambassadors and Scholarships are due Monday, October 3, 2022. Applications and Entry Forms can be found on the HCLE website and rules for the contest are located in the 2022-2023 Rule Book pages 13-22 which also can be found on the website. Scholarship Applicants be sure you read the rules, you are required to provide your grade transcript, so be sure to order from your schools ASAP, so you don't miss the deadline. Forms attached.


Click here for Queen entry form/application 

Click here for Ambassador Entry form/application 

Click here for scholarship entry/application 

2022 Broiler order form

 Hays County 4-H and FFA Broiler Order form:

Order Deadline:                

Friday, September 30th, 2022 (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   


Friday, September 2, 2022

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Order Fall Breeding Heifer Tags

 Order form and payment must be received at the Extension Office NO latter than September 15, 2022.

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


Click here for the order form 

Hays County Swine Tag Orders


please follow the link above for the full order form or click here

 Dripping springs Fall Classic  https://www.dsagboosters.org/

 Dripping springs fall classic https://www.dsagboosters.org/

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022

State Fair entries are open!!!

 Attention Families of Hays County wishing to show at state fair the online entry portal is currently open please complete this in a timely fashion so we can complete the process here at the office

Its 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.Follow the link below for the order form and have it turned into the office by Aug 25th      

Sheep and Goat Tag order form

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Entomology Camp

 Entomology Camp: July 22nd from 9-2pm

Held at the Agrilife Extension office in Wimberley

$10, lunch included 

Sheep and Goat Clinic


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

4-H Awards Banquet

 The Buda 4-H Club is hosting this years Hays County 4-H Awards Banquet. They have chosen a Luau Theme and we encourage you to wear your favorite Luau/Hawaiian attire. Texas Roadhouse will be catering the event and we need to know if you prefer steak or grilled chicken, so please be sure you let us know when you RSVP for your family and include how many for each one of your family members. Please RSVP by July 18th! Thank you and looking forward to celebrating with you all!

Monday, June 27, 2022

County 4-H record book judging results

 2022 County 4-H Record book results:

1st place moves on to the district contest and must register by June 27th on 4-HOnline 

4-H Multi-County officer Training

 Register at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4BABA729A0FD0-multicounty

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Summer Camp- Dog Project

 Summer Camp time! 

Date: July 8th

Place: AgriLife Extension office 

Time: 9:00-2:00pm

Cost: $10

Lunch provided 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Turkey Order Due

It is that time of year to start doing Turkey Orders for the 2022-2023 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 7th 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 order form Click Here

4-H Star Awards 2022

 4-H Star Awards 2022 are DUE JUNE 13th to the Extension office 

Click here for Bronze, Silver & Gold Star Award requirements 

Click here for Star Awards application 


 2021-22 4-H Record books are due June 13th to the Extension office

We have Record book cover for sale for $4 (exact cash/check) if you need one come by the Extension office!

For more info: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/recordbooks/

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

4-H End of the Year Party 2022

 RSVP at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4BABA729A0FD0-endofthe1

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.

1st Date: June 17th 

Time: 4-7 pm

Location:8600 FM 150 Kyle,Tx 78640

Details: Turn into the Mad Roosters entrance and go to back gate to barn

2nd Date: June 20th

Time: 4-7 pm

Location: 5670 FM 1979 San Marcos Tx 78666


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: https://d104-h.tamu.edu/district-10-spring-round-up/