About Hays County 4-H

What is 4-H?

Our Mission:

To provide Hays County youth, families, and communities with educational programs to create environments for diverse audiences of youth and adults to reach their fullest potential. In support of this mission, we:

  • Provide Community-Based Experiential Learning
  • Help Youth Develop Skills That Will Benefit Them Throughout Life
  • Foster Leadership and Volunteerism
  • Strengthen Families and Communities

Our Vision:

Through Hays County 4-H, youth will feel valued and empowered as a community resource, practice practical decision-making skills, feel personal pride from achievement, and be environmental stewards.

Our Focus:

Hays County 4-H focuses on three mission mandates:

  • Citizenship
    • Empower youth to be actively engaged in their communities
  • Healthy Living
    • Youths learn the importance of physical, mental, and emotional health
  • Science and Technology
    • Provide hands-on activities for youth to expand their knowledge in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics


Youth ages 8 by Aug 1st and the 3rd grade through 12th grade can be 4-H Members

Youth ages 5 to 7, most clubs offer a noncompetitive program called Clover Kids

Adult Volunteers and Extension Educators who work for AgriLife Extension Office, supervise all 4-H activities

Our Projects:

Some of Hays County’s main projects include but are not limited to:

  • Livestock & Livestock Judging
  • Animal Science
  • Horse
  • Horticulture
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fashion & Interior Design
  • Photography
  • Shooting Sports
  • Consumer Decision Making
  • Agriculture Product ID
  • Public Speaking

An SO much more!

Our Clubs:

Buda 4-H 2nd Tuesday of Each Month (Sept- May)
@ 7:00pm
@ Buda Vo-Ag
Dripping Springs 4-H 2nd Monday of Each Month (Sept-May)
@ 6:30pm
@ Dripping Springs Ranch Park
Kyle 4-H 3rd Tuesday of Each Month (Sept-May)
@ 7:00pm
@ Precinct 2 Office in Kyle
Shooting Sports 4-H
Closed Club- Requires Additional Club Fees & Attendance to Safety Meeting
3rd Sunday of Each Month (Sept- May)
@Location Given by Shooting Sports Managers
West San Marcos 4-H 2nd Monday of Each Month (Sept-May)
@ First Christian Church in San Marcos
Wimberley 4-H 2nd Monday of Each Month
@ Wimberley VFW

How to Join:

You can join Hays County 4-H Program by visiting 4-H Online

Youth enrollment is $25 until October 31st | November 1st and beyond is $30 – Re-enrollment is required every 4-H Year (September- August)

Clover Kids Enrollment is $10 per 4-H year

Adult Volunteers may also register for a $10 enrollment fee

How to Register for 4-H Online

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