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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 or call (830) 620-3440. View the web site:

Green is the new black!

Brogan Ortman and Cameron Marburger prepare the meeting room for the Comal County 4-H Fashion Show!

4-H Google Calendar

Heifer Validation Tags!

It’s that time again – Heifer count orders  are again $12 each.

Deadline to turn in your Heifer orders to the Extension office is April 13th.

Checks are made payable to Comal 4-H Council, as always.

We will do this the same time as Steer Validation, this is only for new heifers, the ones validated last year are good, unless changing owners or breeds.

Duds to Dazzle - County Roundup


County Roundup is the afternoon of April 18th with doors at the McKenna Event Center opening at 1:30 p.m. for participants to get settled. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy all of the presentations. Please check out the Roundup information packet and entry form here.

Entry/Info sheets for Roundup are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 10th.

All Roundup participants will advance to the District level on May 2nd. With that said, the Extension Office still wants to provide a county contest so that our 4-H’ers are as prepared as possible for District.

We do know that April 18th conflicts with two other 4-H events, including the Claybusters Novice Shoot and then the Extravaganza at Brownwood. Please contact the Extension office so that we can make arrangements if you have a conflict with either of those two events.

Steer Validation Tags for 2015-2016

It's time to order your steer tags for next year (2015-2016)! 

Cost is still $12 each and must be ordered and paid for by April 15th.

Please bring EXACT CHANGE or a check made payable to Comal 4-H Council! We do not have change at the Extension office.

4-H Day at the Capitol

With State Representative 
Doug Miller's staff.

With Senator Donna Campbell

4- H Council Officer Application for 2015-2016

CHANGE IN COUNCIL MEETING FOR APRIL AND OFFICER ELECTIONS! Due to a scheduling conflict, 4-H Council will meet on Wednesday, April 29th instead of April 8th.

Officer applications are now due Wednesday, April 22nd.

You may be thinking, what's Council all about? Who can be on the Council Officer team? We are glad you asked! We are looking for outstanding 4-H members who want to promote 4-H, encourage others to actively participate in county-wide events, and so much more!

What's the purpose of Council? The purpose shall be to promote and encourage 4-H work and to coordinate 4-H activities that affect all clubs and/or members of Comal County.

Who's eligible to apply for an office? Officers shall be elected from current Council membership or anyone who has served as a Council Delegate for one (1) or more years after they were thirteen (13) years of age. Officers shall be selected from members who have submitted an application. Exception: If there is no application for an office, the Council may nominate from the floor.

1) Completed and signed application must be submitted to the Extension office by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in order to be considered for an office. Applications will be copied for Council members to review before elections start.

2) The application must be typed, and only the space provided may be used.

3) In order to run for office on April 29th, the applicant must be present (only acceptable exceptions are illness or family emergency - in that event, the Extension office must be contacted ASAP and arrangements should be made to have someone speak on the applicant's behalf.

4) Each applicant shall prepare a 30 second speech which will be given before elections start. Speeches will be timed.

For the application and a complete description of offices and duties, click here

Awesome Allison!

Congratulations to Allison King. At the Austin livestock show and rodeo,she and Mister were Reserve High Point  in the Ranch Horse Division.

Rabbit Club Meeting - April 21st

The Rabbit Club will meet on April 21st. We will be celebrating our Taste of the Project.  This will be our last meeting for this session and we will be discussing how to protect the rabbits through the summer heat.

Dog Club Members Wanted

Comal County 4-H members! I am working on getting a dog club together for Comal County! I need at least 5 families to start the club. Dog Club will encompass training, agility and showing! We hope to take our pups to the Conroe 4-H dog show in 2016! Please contact Lori Frerman 432-553-5674  or by email

Claybusters March Meeting

Claybusters 4-H Club met on March 15th with 53 people attending (28 members, 25 parents/adults). Program topics were the new web site, iClays and 4-H Connect, given by Terry Olson. Mrs. Olson showed us how to navigate the updated website, how to register for shoots on iClays, and the importance of signing up on 4-H Connect.

We have a community service workday on March 28th to fix and maintain the clubhouse and the fields.

Topics of discussion included the Fashion Show on March 30th, donations and sponsors for the Comal 4-H Invitational and the scholarship fund.

Our next meeting will be April 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the clubhouse.

Submitted by Andrea Hinojosa

Gruene Kountry Community Service Project

Gruene Kountry 4-H Club is making toiletry packages for soldiers, Kimi Phelan's Spring Clothing and Textiles Community Service project. Pictured are Fallon Cochran and Hannah Pape, who shared their efforts with us at the Extension office.

State Photography Contestants from Comal County 4-H!

We had a LOT of entries on the county level for the State Photography Contest. Here are some comments from our judge, Robert Fletcher:

"The entries this year were all good, as usual, from Comal County. Difficult choices reflecting good composition and use of available light. The use of selective focusing was effective in a number of the photos (foreground/background - F-stop use). Rule of thirds was followed effectively. 

Nature/Landscape winner really got my attention. The effect can be difficult to obtain, unless you understand how the relation of shutter speed/F-stop works. Well done to the photographer! 

The entries showed creativity in composition of the image (example: low level composition/looking up at subject). Bottom line - all great entries. Everyone should be proud of their work and keep snapping. They'll just get better.

Recommendation: If you want people photos to really snap - learn fill flash**."

** Fill flash is a photographic technique used to brighten deep shadow areas, typically outdoors on sunny days, though the technique is useful any time the background is significantly brighter than the subject of the photograph, particularly in backlit subjects.

Congratulations to the photographers who shot the photos below! You can enter your photos on 4-H Connect from April 1st through April 15th. Cost is $10 per entry. Entries will not be accepted after 11:59 p.m. on April 15th.

Animals - Domestic: Ashley Fuqua
Animals - Wildlife: Cody Stricker

Catch-All: Jacey Hall
Details & Macros: Jenna Hall
Dominant Color: Cody Stricker
People: Cassie Stricker
Elements of Design: Payton Miner

Nature & Landscape: Cassie Stricker
Night Photography: Jacey Hall

Plant/Flora: Toni MacCrossan
Theme-"Inspiration": Cassie Stricker
Marine/Aquatic: Toni MacCrossan

Digital Darkroom: Jerry Wilson