Monday, December 16, 2019

Volunteers needed!!!


Review recipes for the HCYLS (Hays County Youth Livestock show) Homeskills entries.

Recipe Review will be at 6pm at the Extension office on December 17th

Please call the Extension office if you are able to come: 512-393-2120

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fall County Roundup: Photography

Reminder: 4-H Fall County Roundup registration forms are due October 21st. If you are doing photography please follow the district guidelines:…/2018-2019-District-10-Photography…
and submit photos via email with registration form.
You can submit one photo per category.
Questions? Contact the Extension office: 512-393-2120

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

State Sheep, goat and heifer validation

Just a reminder that State Sheep, Goat and Heifer validation is this Saturday, October 19th at Dripping Springs Ranch Park

Along with County sheep, goat, steer and heifer validation from 8-11am

Monday, October 7, 2019

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, 2019 at 4:30pm

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Junior Market 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

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 or if you just have any questions please do not hesitate to get a hold of me.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Fancy Rowers

Paddling Camp for Individuals with Disabilities

Looking for Volunteers!
Jacey Cano from the Fancy Feathers 4-H Club started paddling camps for individuals with disabilities last year in corporation with Texas Rowing for All.  

See attached flyer for complete details.  Click here

Monday, September 16, 2019

Swine Validation

Please review the August 27th post regarding swine tag orders!
Due September 23rd.

Friday, September 13, 2019

2019 4-H Fall County Roundup

2019 4-H Fall County Roundup 
October 28th, 6pm @ Extension office

Contest will consist of:

  • Public Speaking
  • Educational Presentations
  • Food Challenge
  • Food Show
  • Entomology
  • Livestock/Horse/Nutritional Quiz bowl
  • Photography

Email registration forms to or by October 21st

Click here for registration form 

Thursday, September 5, 2019

2019-2020 Hays County Livestock Show Queen Contest/Ambassador/Scholarship Applications

There will be a mandatory meeting this Sunday, September 8th 2pm at the Buda VoAg Building for all contestants to go over the application packet and process.  If for some reason you are unable to attend the meeting you need to contact Lexi Lugo before the meeting at 512-426-9292.

Michael Cariaga will be available at the meeting and offering to take headshot photos for anyone that would like to have them done since a photo is required with your application. If you would like yours done please just wear something nice to take the photo.

Applications are due Monday, September 16th, you can turn in at the Extension Office by 5pm that day or you can make arrangements to get them to Lexi Lugo.

Interviews will be conducted on Sunday, September 22nd.  If you work, you will need to make arrangement for the day off. 

Please contact Lexi Lugo if you have any questions.

Applications are attached and Rules can found at the following link starting at page 10.
Queen's Court application Click here
Ambassador application Click here
Scholarship application Click here

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Time to order Broilers

Broiler orders are due October 4th to the Extension Office no later that 4:30 pm.  Broilers must be ordered in increments of 25 chicks up to a maximum of 75  chicks per exhibitor.  Something new, Houston and Austin Rodeo broilers will be ordered together.
Click here for form

Major Show Fall Heifer Validation Tags

Validation is October 19th at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park.

Order form and payment must be received at the Hays County Extension Office, by September 19th
Click here for form

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Rabbit Seminar for Hays County 4-H and FFA

September 28th, 2019
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.

🌟🐴 Hays County 4-H Horse Program Unmounted Meeting

🐎for interested kids and their parents will be on  Monday, 9/16 from 6:30 to 7:30 at DSRP. 🌟🐎

💥Meeting includes:
 - Information about our Horse Program
 - Schedule of Ride Nights and 2020 Shows (Jan., Feb., March & District)
 - Requirements for participation
 - 4-H Enrollment/ Registration and important registration deadlines for showing in 2020.
 - Suggestion box for Monday Night Ride Topics! In addition to preparation for shows, what else do you / your kids want to learn about?!
 - 4H Waiver signatures - we must have these on file before first ride night
 - MORE!!

We hope to see you all at our unmounted meeting and at our Monday Ride Nights! I can't wait to get started on a terrific year with these incredible kids and their parents.
Hays County 4-H Horse Club

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Major Livestock Show Swine Validation Order Form

Below I have attached the swine validation tag order form for 2020 major shows. Animals will be validated Saturday, November 16th, 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 22nd.  NEW: ALL San Antonio gilts MUST be validated! Please see the chart attached for questions about specific shows.  No refunds once the order is placed and tags ordered after September 23, 2019 will be $20.00 each, no exceptions!


One order form per family.  No refunds given for unused tags. No Cash will be Accepted! Make checks payable to Dripping Springs FFA.

Submit orders to:        Dripping Springs High School
                                    Attn:  Jordan Blount
                                    P.O. Box 479

                                    Dripping Springs, Texas  78620

For order form CLICK HERE 

Friday, August 23, 2019

2019-2020 4-H Handbook

ATTENTION: The 4-H Handbook is ONLY being posted online this year! You can find it on this blog on the right hand-side under "useable links"

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Shooting Sports registration & safety brief

Click here for the Hays County Shooting Sports Registration form 2019-2020

Click here for the Hays County Shooting Sports Registration & Safety briefing 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Its time to sign up for State Fair of Texas and Heart O' Texas Shows this year. Entries are due August 22, 2019. Please use the links below

State Fair of Texas
Heart O' Texas

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

2019-2020 4-H Connect Enrollment Fee Price Increase

Please be careful while registering.  It is VERY important that the school your child attends be correct and or updated.  Also, don't forget to update the grade! This helps avoid any confusion when we ask for academic eligibility.
Do NOT create a new family profile if you have difficulty when logging in or if you need help with your password, please call the Extension Office.  512-393-2120

4HConnect New 4-H Year Updates:
·     4HConnect will be offline August 13-14, 2019 for maintenance.
·     Enrollment for the 2019-2020 4-H Year will open on August 15, 2019.
·     The Texas 4-H Year officially begins September 1, 2019.
·     Youth entering 3rd graders will need to wait until September 1st to enroll. The enrollment system may consider them a clover kid for another year due to birthday and/or grade.

Sheep and Goat Tags

This validation is for sheep and goat projects that will be participating in the Fort Worth, San Antonio, San Angelo, Houston or Rodeo Austin Livestock Shows.   This validation tag will also qualify the animal project for the Hays County Livestock show as long as it was validated on or before validation day.  Validation does not enter your project in a livestock Show!  

Friday, July 12, 2019

2019 4-H Recordbook Judging District RESULTS

Congrats to all those who made it to District and all your hardwork! Everyone should be proud of themselves 😃

Click here for the 2019 District Recordbook Judging Results

Thursday, June 20, 2019

2019 County Recordbook results

Click Here for results!

Those who placed first will be moving on to District.  If you want to pick up your recordbook to make corrections/changes before district competition, we will need to have your recordbook back to the Extension office by the end of the day on July 8th. 

Any questions, feel free to call the extension office: 512-393-2120

Monday, June 10, 2019

Star Awards

Please use the link below for Star Award applications.  Applications are due to the Extension Office by Monday, June 17th by 5:00 p.m. .  Interviews will be June 21st.

Click here

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Turkey Orders

It is time for turkey orders.  Turkeys must be ordered in multiples of 25 per family.  Birds should arrive during the first week of November, 2019.
Click here for order form form
Major Steer and Heifer Validation

We will be holding Major Steer and Heifer Validation on two different dates this year.

The first one will be held on Saturday June 22nd from 9-12 at the Cox's Ranch
Address: 9284 FM 150, Driftwood, Tx 78619

The second one will be held on Thursday June 27th from 5-8 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,, or by phone at 512-393-2120

Monday, April 15, 2019

Real World Class: Interview skills

Horse Validation

Just a friendly reminder that horse validations are open on 4-H Connect.  
If families validate by April 15th they will receive the discounted rate of $10 per horse, validations completed from April 16th through May 1st will be $20 per horse.  You can also find those resources and the how-to validation video here:

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

4-H Recordbooks

All Recordbooks are due by June 17th to the Extension office by 4pm. 

There will be a Multi-County Recordbook Judging held at the Guadalupe County Extension office on June 18th.

District Recordbook judging will be on July 10th in Helotes

If you would like to volunteer to help judge at either one/or both please let us know! 

Monday, April 8, 2019

4-H Officer applications

Are you interested in becoming a 4-H Council Officer????

Click here for the application

All applications are due by April 12th to the Extension office.

Officer positions include:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • 2nd vice-president
  • District delegate
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Reporter
  • Social Officer
  • Parliamentarian

Monday, March 18, 2019

Hays County 4-H Horse Point Show eligibility form

Click here for the verification of eligibility form for March 23rd show. Bring this form with you to the day of show.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

State Fair Swine Tags

It's time for ordering State Fair of Texas swine tags.  Tag costs are $18 and the due date is April 22nd.  Late tags cost $25 (tags ordered from April 23-June 7).  A validation date has not been set, but usually it occurs at the same time as steer validation.  
All gilts showing in the 2019 State Fair Youth Purebred Gilt Show MUST be validated. Animals must be owned by and registered in the name of the exhibitor(s) no later than June 30 of the current year.  

If you have any questions, please contact

Jordan Blount
Dripping Springs ISD - AST