Contact Us...

If you have questions about the information posted below, send an email to the Comal County office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at
Comal-tx@tamu.edu or call (830) 620-3440. View the web site: http://comal.agrilife.org

Blog Rules


Effective immediately, no more photos will be posted to the blog of 4-H members or winning teams. If the coach wants any photos or information posted, that coach needs to send in the photo and names of each child in the photo. We will no longer repost from anyone’s Facebook page. Same with sharing club info. If the club wants info shared on the county Facebook page, the written material and photo(s) must come into us via email to post.

District 10 Fall Round-up



Congratulations to the Junior Food Challenge team, the Spice Wizards, for winning Second Place in Main Dish at District 10 Food Challenge Contest.  Way to go Joshua Rosenthal, Madelyn Hall, and Jonathan Hall!
Congratulations to the Comal County Senior Team for winning First Place in Horse Quiz Bowl.  Team members: Clayton Elbel, Cody Elbel, Peter Skrivanek, and Abigail Martin.
Congratulations to the Comal County Junior Team for winning First Place in Horse Quiz Bowl.
Team members:  K
ate Wommack, Deanna Wenzel, Nevaeh Bryant, and Avery Larios. 

4-H G.E.A.R. Bot Challenge - December 22

The Green Clovers 4-H Club from Grayson County is inviting all robot enthusiasts to come show their skills in the 2018 G.E.A.R. Challenge - Wild Things. This is one of the final opportunities for robotics teams to try to master these challenges. This contest will consist of Match Play and Technical Interviews ONLY - No Presentations. Register at https://grayson.agrilife.org/botbattle 

 

2019 Washington Co. 4-H Invitational Consumer Decision Making Contest - February 23rd


REGISTRATION:
 
Early Registration:
Counties may register teams by mailing an entry form and payment to the Washington County Extension Office (1305 E. Blue Bell Rd., Brenham, TX 77833). The cost to enter a team is $40, and $10 for an individual, and they must be postmarked by February 15th.  
Late Registration:
A late registration option will also be offered up until the start of the contest. The cost to late register a team is $60, and $20 per individual.

2018 Fur, Feather, & Friends Show - December 15, 2018


CCLS 4-H Livestock Show - Dec. 16


School Tour Sign-Up, due December 19


It’s that time of year again! Sign up to be a school tours guide at SALE. Tour guide dates are listed below. Please call the office to sign up. (830)620-3440
 
Deadline is Wednesday, December 19th.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

3rd annual Special Hearts Livestock Show


The third annual Annual Special Hearts Livestock Show, was held on Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Comal County Fairgrounds, which featured 25 special-needs student participants and more than 40 volunteers. 
“The Special Hearts Show has been a great learning experience for both the participants and the volunteers,” said Victoria Grissom, Comal County 4-H Extension Agent. “The Special Hearts showmen learn about livestock and the experience of the show ring, while our volunteers get to learn about working with and teaching an amazing group of individuals.”
We would like to thank this year’s sponsors including Hoffmann Floors, Rush Enterprises, Bluebonnet Dodge, Latuya Construction, EpicBound, Lanthum Family, Canyon Lake FFA, Canyon-New Braunfels FFA Booster Club, H-E-B and Yaws Construction.






National 4-H Conference

The application for National 4-H Conference is now open on 4HConnect.  Conference is scheduled for April 6-11, 2019 at the National 4-H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland just outside of Washington DC.  National 4-H Conference is a working conference in which youth and adults, at the invitation of the Secretary of Agriculture, assist in the development of recommendations to help guide 4-H Youth Development programs nationally and in local communities.  There is no fee for a member to apply.  However, a fee of $2,000 will be due for members selected to participate by February 4, 2019.

2019 National 4-H Beekeeping Essay Competition



BBQ Capital Shooting Sports



Upshur County - Fishing in the Pines Workshop


 Registration is open until Wednesday, Dec. 5th

Register at this link: https://upshurcounty4h.wufoo.com/forms/fishing-in-the-pines-online-registration-form/

The payment option will NOT appear, so just plan to pay the $10/person that day. Be sure to click whether or not the child needs a fishing pole!

2nd Annual New Year Bash at the Ellis County Expo Center on January 5th-6th


D-5 is offering a Shooting Sports Coaches Training


2019 D7 Shooting Sports Coach Training - March 9-10, 2019





4-H Wool and Mohair Judging Workshop - December 8


Just a reminder, the last day to register for the Texas 4-H Wool & Mohair Judging Coach Training is next Monday- December 3rd.
You can register through the following link: https://d74-h.tamu.edu/educational-opportunities/
Below is a tentative agenda for the training.
 

District 9 Invitational Quiz Bowl - Saturday, January 12, 2019


4-H Outdoor Challenge - June 26-28, 2019


Bexar County Beef Cattle Short Course - January 8 & 15, 2019


2017-2018 IRS Filing Instructions for Texas 4-H Club/Group 990 Forms


THE DEADLINE FOR IRS FILING FOR ALL 4-H CLUBS/GROUPS IS JANUARY 15, 2019.
 
THE PROCESS OF FILING AN IRS 990 FORM IS REQUIRED OF EVERY 4-H CLUB/GROUP THAT HAS AN ACTIVE EIN, REGARDLESS IF THE CLUB/GROUP IS MANAGING ANY MONEY.
 
 


 

Texas 4-H Scholarships


The Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation is once again pleased to offer senior high school 4-H members and current college students the opportunity to apply for an Opportunity Scholarship. Texas 4-H members can apply for scholarships in three areas, baccalaureate, courageous heart, and technical. Former Texas 4-H members will be able to apply for scholarships through the collegiate scholarship program.   

Changes for the 2019 Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship Process:

  • All applications (except collegiate) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT.
Reminders:

  • Applicants must work directly with their school administrators to ensure they have quartile ranking for their application. A quartile ranking is required to be considered for a Texas 4-H Opportunity Scholarship.
  • Any incomplete or incorrect application submitted will not be considered.  It is the responsibility of the 4-H member and parent/guardian to ensure all information is correct and complete prior to submitting.  Absolutely no follow up or updates will be allowed once submitted.
APPLICATION

All applications (except collegiate) must be submitted through 4-H CONNECT and meet all criteria to be considered.


Event Title: 2019 Texas 4-H Scholarship Application 

APPLICATION GUIDES, ATTACHMENT PACKETS, & FAFSA INFORMATION


Due dates and deadlines for 2019 Scholarship process are as follows:

November 2018 – January 2019                Applicant complete FAFSA

January 15, 2019                                           Application due to County Office

February 1, 2019                                           County Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*

February 15, 2019                                         District Review and 4-H Connect Approval Deadline*

April 12, 2019                                                Interview selection notification

May 3-5, 2019                                               Interviews in College Station

June 11-13, 2019                                           Awards Assembly in College Station

*The status of “APPROVED” on 4-H CONNECT simply means that the information was submitted.  It does not indicate eligibility or awarding of a scholarship

Requirements for the Baccalaureate, Technical, and Courageous Heart Scholarships

All applications MUST meet the minimum requirements/criteria to even be considered for judging (see guidelines for complete details).  Those applications not meeting the requirements should not be approved in 4-H CONNECT by the County Extension Agent. 

Bosque County Archery Tournament




Lambs and Goats needed for Special Hearts - Dec. 2

 
Attention all lamb and goat showmen!!
 
We need volunteer lambs and goats to attend our Special Hearts show on December 2nd, 1pm – 4pm. Please contact Patty Hoffmann at hoffmann@gvtc.com if you are willing to bring a lamb or goat to be used by our showmen. They will use your animal only during the event with your help to introduce our “Special Hearts” showmen to livestock projects – this is a great opportunity for a community service project and a good day to get them out of your barn!!!

2019 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Baking Contest

The 2019 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Baking Contest will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The 2019 contest entry forms and guidelines are now available on the SA Rodeo site.   See the link below.

https://www.sarodeo.com/attractions/youth-day

2019 District 10 Dairy Judging, Consumer Decision Making, and Horse Judging

Please see below for the link to the 2019 District 10 Letter for Dairy Judging, Consumer Decision Making and Horse Judging.

https://d104-h.tamu.edu/files/2018/11/2018-2019-Dairy-Judging-Horse-Judging-Consumer-Decision-Making-Contest.pdf

2019 District 10 Photography Contest

Please see the link below for the 2019 District 10 Photography Contest letter.

https://d104-h.tamu.edu/files/2018/11/2018-2019-District-10-Photography-Letter.pdf

4-H Hunting Project Coach Training


Community Service Project


Community Service Project


Community Service Project


Texas A&M AgriLife Sheep Shearing School-San Angelo, TX


Texas 4-H Center - Upcoming Retreats


Please click the link below for upcoming retreats at The Texas 4-H Conference Center!

https://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/files/2018/09/2019-Fall-Winter-Programs02.pdf



4-H Scholarship Workshop - December 10th


National Western Stock Show Wool Judging open to 4-H and FFA


We are excited to announce that the National Western Stock Show now has a 4-H and FFA Wool Judging Contest and your teams are invited!
 
The Contest will take place on Friday, January 18, 2019 outside of Denver, CO. Please feel free to send this information to anyone you think it might be of interest to.  Deadline to register is December 15, 2018.

For more information and to register, please visit https://nationalwestern.com/judging-contest/

Teen Leadership Retreat - January 4 - 6, 2019


2019 Major Texas Stock Shows


CCJLSA Wurstfest booth volunteers needed!!


We are in desperate need for workers at our CCJLSA Wurstfest booth on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Please contact D'Anndra Vader at 830-708-3223 as soon as possible for work schedules. This is a commitment that CCJLSA has made to raise money, so we need people to step up and help. Thanks in advance for volunteering!

 

4-H Hunting Project Coach training in College Station on December 8 – 9, 2018

 
 Registration is now open!  A 4-H Hunting Project Coach training is being conducted in College Station on December 8 – 9, 2018. 
 

Comal County South Region Shooting Sport Ambassador

Layne Horak was chosen to be Comal County South Region Shooting Sport Ambassador. He is the only one from Comal County. He attended training at the 4H center in Brownwood, Texas this past weekend.

 



Wilson County Archery Project Clout Tournament - November 3



Bexar 4-H Junior Shoot-out - November 17


We would like to invite you all to join us for the Sixth Annual Bexar 4-H Junior Shoot-out.  This is a 100 clay Trap event for all age classes.  The event is scheduled for November 17th at San Antonio Gun Club near downtown San Antonio.  Any registered 4-H Club member may register for this event using i-Clays at the link below. 

 
Cost is $65 per a shooter (100 clays Trap).  There is an optional Fun Shoot for Adults and Shooters for an additional $20 per shooter.   Awards will be given for the top 6 shooters, high lady and top 6 shooters in each age class per lewis class.  There will be door prizes for those who stay for awards.  Lunch will be available along with a snack bar.  What better way to start your shooting season?  And as a certified 4-H shoot, all your new club members will be eligible for the S.A.L.E. Junior Shoot-out.  We look forward to seeing you all out there.

2018-2019 Livestock Show information

On November 6, 7, and 8 we will be taking Livestock show entries in the Extension office.

In advance, you will need to fill out entry forms for each Livestock show you plan to enter, then fill out the Livestock entry receipt as a worksheet and bring it in to the Extension office on November 6, 7, or 8 with payment. 

Link to Livestock show information and the Livestock receipt form:
https://comal.agrilife.org/publicationsdistrict-4-h-council-officer-elections/livestock-shows/

2018 District 10 Fall Round-Up - Registration is now open!


Lampasas County 4-H - 3rd annual Rabbit Palooza - October 20

**Update**

Our Rabbit Palooza show is still scheduled for this Saturday!  We’ve had a lot of rain, but the barn will be dry.   We also wanted to let everyone know that we will have a concession stand for those that would like to eat breakfast, lunch, and snacks.


 



Texas 4-H - Wool & Mohair Judging - Coaches Training