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

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

6:30-8:30pm

Pizza & Soda

FREE to attend!!! 

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







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

Monday, March 29, 2021

 


Now is the time to order steer tags for the 2021-2022 show season.  Validation for steers will be $21.00 per head April 1-April 19, 2021.

Late tag orders will be $27.00 per head April 20-June 23, 2021.
Please use the link below for the order form.
Click here 

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

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

2021 District 10 4-H Spring Roundup Guide

2021 District 10 4-H Spring Roundup 

April 20-24th Fredericksburg, TX

Tuesday, April 20th

 9:30 am Leaders 4 Life*

* Please note Leaders 4 Life has been moved to Guadalupe County Extension Office.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 

8:30 am Livestock Judging 


 Thursday, April 22, 2021 

8:00 am Range & Pasture ID and Range Evaluation

 8:15 am Share-The-Fun 

1:30 pm Mohair & Wool Judging


 Friday, April 23,2021 

 7:30 am Soil Judging 

8:00 am Duds to Dazzle 

1:00 am Fashion Show 


Saturday, April 24, 2021 

7:30 am Small Bore Rifle Contest (Floresville, TX)


CLICK HERE for all contest rules/guidelines

Dairy Judging Contest

 District Dairy Judging Contest

March 11th

Taylor County Expo in Abilene


Click here for contest rules/guidelines



District Fashion Storyboard Contest

 District 10 4-H Fashion Storyboard Contest

VIRTUAL CONTEST

Registration: 4-HOnline from March9-23rd

$15 entry fee


CLICK HERE for contest rules/guidelines 




District 4-H Food Challenge Contest

 District 10 4-H Food Challenge Contest

April 28, 2021 

Hill Country Youth Event Center

 Highway 27, Kerrville, TX 78028


 This contest challenges teams of 4-H members to create a dish using only a predetermined number of ingredients. From these ingredients, team members must identify and prepare the dish, then make a presentation about it to the judges. Note: We will be using state rules. (Juniors/no cooking, intermediate & seniors/ will use heat) 


Registration: March 30-April 6th; 4-HOnline

$15 per team member


CLICK HERE for contest rules/guidelines


District Consumer Decision Making Contest



 District 10 Consumer Decision-Making Contest

April 27th

Hill Country Youth Event Center- Happy State Bank Expo Hall

Kerrville, TX 


$15 per individual

Registration: March 30-April 6th; 4-HOnline


Click here for contest rules/guidelines


District 4-H Horse Judging Contest 2021


 District 10 Horse Judging Contest

April 17th 

Thomas Hildebrand Equine Complex

3240 F&B Road

College Station, TX 77843


Registration: March 22nd

$15 per individual


Click here for the Contest Rules/Guidelines

Thursday, February 4, 2021

TexasSpeaks survey


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!
 

TexasSpeaks is an online survey conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service with the purpose of listening to Texas citizens as they identify the strengths and needs of their communities. The goal of TexasSpeaks is to engage as many Texas citizens as possible to create the most accurate and helpful data to support Texas communities at both the state and local levels.


TexasSpeaks URL survey link: tx.ag/Dy5dvyl



Friday, January 8, 2021

Hays County Youth Livestock Show schedule

Hays County Youth Livestock Show Tentative schedule for 2021

Click here for the schedule


Thursday, January 7, 2021

Spring County Roundup

 Spring County Roundup

March 8th @6pm

Entry forms due by Feb 22nd, email to: Kate.blankenship@ag.tamu.edu or bkconley@ag.tamu.edu

Click here for entry form

Contest includes:

  • Fashion Show
  • Duds-2-Dazzle
  • Food Challenge
  • Leaders for Life
  • Share-The-Fun
  • Fashion Storyboard
  • Photography: may submit one photo per category

If interested in Livestock Judging Contest please let the Extension office know!









District Photography Contest


 District 10 4-H Photography Contest Info:

Registration will be held on 4honlines from Feb 1st-26th. 

Cost: $15 per person

Submit up to 3 photos from different categories


Click here for the photography contest guidelines 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

2021 Horse Point Show paperwork

 2021 4-H Horse Point Show Paperwork: 

Click here for Showbill/entry form 

Click here for Stall Reservation paperwork 


Click here for Horse academic eligibility form 

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

HCYLS changes

 Attention HCLE exhibitors!!!!

Wanted to inform everyone that the 2021 Hays County Youth Livestock Show schedule is being adjusted to allow for the mandatory social distancing. The exact schedule has not been approved but know that we will likely be spreading the show out throughout the entire week. Stay tuned for the exact times of your project check-in. We will not be having everything check-in at once as in the past. Shows are being scattered to assist in limiting the number of people at the facility at one specific time. 

More information to come so please watch out for updates. As soon as the schedule is approved and finalized we will post the new HCLE schedule here. 



Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Give to grow!

 Help 4-H Grow!!



Recipe Review

 Volunteers needed to help review recipes for the Home skills categories for the Hays County Youth Livestock Show. 

Recipe review will be on Dec 21st at 6pm at the Extension office




Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Hays County Junior Livestock Show 

Just wanted to let everyone know that the 2021 Hays County Livestock Show is still on and will happen as planned. The Hays County Livestock Board is working on its covid plan for the show and will have more information coming out to exhibitors as we get closer. 

 ****Reminder****


Rabbit Validation will take place on Dec 19th, 2020 at the  Buda Vo Ag Building (2801 Jack C Hays Trail)

 from: 8-11am 

Fee is $2.00 per Rabbit, Cash of Check Only!

Due to Covid restrictions we will be giving out numbers as you arrive that will be called when it is your turn to be validated. We are asking that you send one person to go get a number when you arrive to get in line and then wait in your vehicle to be called.

Should you have any issues contact Blaine Eiben. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

 Hays County Stock Show Sign Up Reminder!!!

The Hays County Livestock Show is excited to announce a transition to the FairEntry online fair management system for the 2021 Hays County Livestock Show. Beginning November 1, 2020, please log on to https://hayscountylivestockshow.fairentry.com from your computer or any mobile device (including smartphones) to submit your entries to the fair.

The new online entry system will streamline the entry process so, check-ins, show programs and results can be processed and posted quickly and efficiently at the fair. Online entries will be required for all exhibitors. The deadline for online entries is December 16, 2020. This deadline will be strictly enforced since the system will close entries at 11:59 p.m. CT on this date. Late entries will not be allowed. We have attached instructions for the entry process on the next page.

 If you need assistance with the entry process, please contact Lexi Lugo 512-426-9292. If you have any questions about the process, please email hayscountylivestockshow@gmail.com or contact Lexi Lugo 512-426-9292 or Misty Boland 512-644-1329 and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


For more information Click Here

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

 

Major Show Sign Up for SALE, San Angelo, Houston, Austin Entry Forms

Major Stock Show Sign Up!!!! If you plan to sign up for a the San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston or Austin Major Stock Show here are the links to the Forms that have been posted at this time.  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 16th, 2020 at 4:30pm

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Show Entry Worksheet- Click here
Junior Show Shoot-out- Click Here

San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Entry Form- Clink Here
Junior Heifer Show- Click Here

Houston Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Show Entry Worksheet- Click Here
Young Guns Shoot- 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 jason.mangold@ag.tamu.edu or if you just have any questions please do not hesitate to get a hold of me.

Monday, October 26, 2020

District Fall Roundup registration and guide

 District 10 4-H Fall Roundup:

December 4-6, 2019
Kerrville, TX

Contests included:

  • Food Show
  • Entomology
  • Beef Quiz Bowl
  • Horse Quiz Bowl
  • Nutrition Quiz Bowl
  • Public Speaking
  • Educational Presentations
Click here for Fall Roundup  guide

Registration will be conducted on 4-H Online: https://v2.4honline.com

 Each member of a team will be required to register themselves. 
Cost of Registration: $15 per contest entered. 
 Regular Registration will be open on 4-H online from: October 19 -November 3, 2020. 
    • Late Registration will be from November 4-5, 2020 ONLY for an additional $25 fee. 

Monday, October 5, 2020

 Hays County Horse Show

***There is an important change regarding our horse show***

The horse show will be on Saturday, January 23rd instead of Saturday, January 16th. It will still be held at the DSRP. 

 Ambassador and Queen's Court Application

Attention High School Students!!!! If you’re interested in being an Ambassador or on the Queen’s Court for the Hays County Livestock Show applications are due October 15th. 

 

High School Seniors Scholarship applications are also due October 15th.

 

All details and applications can be found in the rule book on the website.

 

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.hayscountylivestockshow.org_show.html&d=DwIFaQ&c=r_tSStIHV2ie60z4DgB-pQ&r=7Jy3xThrmsJ7n4RMwCTNghVcEMC20GhtVtLzUJ7yEpM&m=6qOyGsb0Bq72ngxVkiWznFD6yTU9_TGvcOqpIif7fLU&s=9GKiryipWJQe5cIdgaO_BRxtihpONfNPL6SnwkhymSI&e=

 

Ambassador and Queen’s Court Application Packages requirements:

APPLICATION, RESUME, REFERENCE LETTER, AND PHOTOGRAPH

2.20 Both a hard copy and an electronic copy of the completed application must be submitted.

2.21 The completed, hard-copy application must contain four copies of each of the following: application form, resume, reference letter, and photograph. All aforementioned documents must be placed in a sealed envelope, which will only be opened by the judges. Additionally, one copy of the entry form must be completed and attached to the front of the envelope. DO NOT place the entry form inside the application envelope.

2.22 The completed electronic copy of the application must contain a copy of each of the following: entry form, application form, resume, reference letter, and photograph. All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Please email all PDF documents in a single, zipped folder named in the following manner: CandidateName_2020_2021.

2.23 The candidate’s hard-copy application must be submitted to the Hays County Extension Office by 5:00 PM on October 15, 2020. The electronic copy of the completed application must be submitted via email by 5:00 PM on the same date.

2.24 Application forms can be downloaded from the HCLE website.

2.25 The resume must contain a description of activities and achievements in 4-H, FFA, civic, community, church, and school organizations. Please include honors won and any leadership positions held.

2.26 A reference letter must be included in each candidate’s application. Four copies of the reference letter must be enclosed within the submitted, hard-copy application. Additionally, a copy of the reference letter must be included in the electronic submission.

2.27 Four, 4x6 copies of a headshot photograph of the candidate must accompany all entries. A scanned or electronic copy of the same photograph must be included in the electronic submission. Please ensure that the electronic copy is in PDF format. If necessary, the candidate may insert the photograph on a Microsoft Word document and save the document as a PDF.

2.28 The entry form can be downloaded from the HCLE website.

 

Scholarship Applications requirements:

 

APPLICATION, RESUME, TRANSCRIPT, REFERENCE LETTERS, AND PHOTOGRAPH

3.6 Both a hard copy and an electronic copy of the completed application must be submitted.

3.7 The completed, hard-copy application must contain four copies of each of the following: application form, resume, signed and sealed grade transcript, three reference letters, and photograph. All aforementioned documents must be placed in a sealed envelope, which will only be opened by the judges. Additionally, one copy of the entry form must be completed and attached to the front of the envelope. DO NOT place the entry form inside the application envelope.

3.8 The completed electronic copy of the application must contain a copy of each of the following: entry form, application form, resume, official grade transcript, three reference letters, and photograph. All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Please email all PDF documents in a single, zipped folder named in the following manner: CandidateName_2020_2021.

3.9 The candidate’s hard-copy application must be submitted to the Hays County Extension Office by 5:00 PM on October 15, 2020. The electronic copy of the completed application must be submitted via email by 5:00 PM on the same date.

3.10 Application forms can be downloaded from the HCLE website.

3.11 The resume must contain a description of activities and achievements in 4-H, FFA, civic, community, church, and school organizations. Please include honors won and any leadership positions held.

3.12 Official grade transcripts must accompany all entries.

a. Four signed hard copies of the candidate’s official grade transcript must be enclosed in a separate, sealed envelope provided by a school official. Transcripts can be obtained at the candidate’s school’s counselor office.

b. Candidates will be subject to disqualification if the official grade transcript is not signed and sealed in a separate envelope by a school official.

c. Additionally, the candidate must include a copy of his/her official grade transcript in the electronic submission.

e. DO NOT open and scan your official grade transcript provided to you by your school official. Instead, please request an electronic PDF copy of your official grade transcript.

f. Both formats are mandatory, though only the hard copies must be signed and sealed by the candidate’s school official.

g. Should the judges notice any discrepancy in the electronic or hard copies of the transcripts, the candidate may be subject to disqualification.

3.13 Three reference letters must be included in each candidate’s application. Four copies of each of the reference letters must be enclosed within the submitted, hard-copy application. Additionally, a copy of each reference letter must be included in your electronic submission.

3.14 Four, 4x6 copies of a headshot photograph of the candidate must accompany all entries. A scanned or electronic copy of the same photograph must be included in the electronic submission. Please ensure that the electronic copy is in PDF format. If necessary, the candidate may insert the photograph on a Microsoft Word document and save the document as a PDF.

3.15 The entry form can be downloaded from the HCLE website.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Time to Submit Horse Papers


FYI   The Date for the Hays County Horse Show has been changed.  The original date was January 16th.  The new date is JANUARY 23RD.

This is also a reminder that current coggins and proof of ownership for any horse you might show is to due to the Extension Office by November 1st.

Click here for Grade Horse Form 

4-H Fall County Roundup


 
  



 The 2020 Fall County Roundup will consist of the following contests:

  • Entomology
  • Food Show
  • Public Speaking
  • Educational Presentations
  • Quiz Bowls:
    • Horse
    • Beef
    • Family & Community Health 
 Fall County Roundup will be held on October 26th at the Extension office in Wimberley @ 6pm 

All entry forms must be turned in by October 23rd

Click here for the fall county roundup entry form


Vet Science club


 Are you interested in Vet Science?

Join the Hays County 4-H Vet Science club

Also, looking for any volunteers, managers and even Vet presenters!!

Contact the Extension office for more details: 512-393-2120

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

 Rabbit Seminar

Rabbit Seminar for all Hays County 4-H & FFA members, Please RSVP  on Signup Genius if you plan on attending so we can get a head count of how many would like to participate, so we can follow the rules for Covid. If you plan on attending the seminar it will be held on Saturday September 26th, 2020 from 9am-1pm at the Buda VoAg Building. 


Please use the link below to get to the SignUp Genius

 Rabbit Seminar for Hays County 4-H & FFA

Thursday, September 10, 2020

2020-2021 County Council Officer application

 Hays County Council Officer positions include:

  • President
  • 1st Vice President
  • 2nd Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Parliamentarian
  • Council delegate
  • Social Officer
  • Reporter
Click here for the application

All applications are due to the extension office by Sept. 23rd. 


View the bylaws here for details of each position

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Fall Heifer Tag Orders

Now is the time to order Fall Heifer tags for the 2020-2021 show season.  Validation for Heifer will be $16.00 per head September 1-September 18.
Late tag orders will be $26.00 per head September 19- October 17.
Please use the link below for the order form.
Click here 

Monday, August 24, 2020

 

Swine Tag Orders

It is that time of year again to start purchasing swine tags for this year's stock shows.  I encourage you you to read the entire order form to get all the information! 

 1. The deadline to order is Sept. 25th and the cost is $17 per tag ($20 per tag for late orders).


2. Please remind your members that there are NO county tags this year. If they want to be eligible for Hays County, they MUST purchase these tags!

 

3. Validation will occur on Sunday, November 22nd from 9-11 AM at the Dripping Springs High School Ag Facility (not the Ranch Park).  *If you are participating in the second day of the DS Ag Boosters Fall Classic jackpot show, please contact me so we can plan to validate at the show.  

 

3. If you want to set up a validation before the allotted date at a specific location, you MUST have a minimum of 6 head at that location and that must be set up with me before October 15th.  

 

4. NEW - Houston gilts now have to be state validated and registration papers uploaded (like San Antonio). 

Click here for order form

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Lamb Clinic

Practice Makes Perfect Lamb Clinic CANCELLED!!

State Fair/ Heart O Texas entries



Its time to sign up for State Fair of Texas and Heart O' Texas Shows this year. Entries are due August 24, 2020. Please use the links below

State Fair of Texas
Heart O' Texas

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Turkey Orders

This is a reminder 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, July 27, 2020

Broiler Orders

Broiler orders are due to the Extension Office by
Friday, September 18, 2020.  Please make check or money order payable to:  4-H Livestock Entries  No cash will be accepted!
Click here for order form

Sheep and Goat Tags

Sheep and Goat tag orders are due to the Extension Office by August 28, 2020. 
New this year:  There will be NO County validation.  Everyone will need to validate with a Major tag.  Validation will be held in October.  Persons ordering tags will be notified of exact time and date.
Click here for order form:

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Rabbit Seminar

Rabbit Seminar for Hays County 4-H and FFA

September 26th, 2020

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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Lamb Clinic


Practice Makes Perfect Lamb Clinic
Open to the Showmen of Hays County

The Jackpot Experience with Cody Lanier
Come Get Some Practice & Start Preparing for Success in the Showring!

Tentative Schedule:
Ring Evaluation
Educational Seminar –
(Feeding, Shearing, Show Day Preparations, etc.)
Practice Jackpot


August 8, 2020 at 10:00 am
@ Dripping Springs Ranch Park & Event Center
$50/person – Space is Limited due to COVID!
Lunch & T-Shirt Provided
All COVID-19 Precautions will be Implemented. Please Wear Your Masks and Follow Social Distancing!
Contact Rachael Rowley
@ 512-791-5691 or jdavidandrachael@yahoo.com


Monday, July 13, 2020

2020 District record book judging results

The 2020 District 10 Record Book Judging Results are in!

Click here to view the results



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
County
Age Division
Category


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!
512-393-2120



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

Recordbooks

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