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

County Recordbook Results

Congratulations to all 38 4-H members who entered recordbooks! Those who placed first in their category will go on to District judging on July 7th. Results follow:

Juniors
Clothing & Textiles: Peyton Wirebaugh - 1st, Brynnleigh Miller - 2nd
Food & Nutrition: Madison Migura - 1st, Falon Cochran - 2nd
Horse: Jacy Welch, 1st
Natural Resources: Dylan Wunderlich, 1st
Poultry: Layton Hemann - 1st, Abigail Cloe - 2nd
Science, Engineering & Technology: Samuel Hall, 1st
Sheep: Rylee Wunderlich - 1st, Colton Kadlacek - 2nd, Wyatt Edwards - 3rd
Swine: Travis Migura, 1st
Wildlife & Fisheries: Wyatt Skrivanek, 1st

Intermediates
Clothing & Textiles: Nahalie Stidhem - 1st, Lila Moseley - 2nd
Goat: Trey Hoffmann, 1st
Health:  Presley Wirebaugh, 1st
Horse: Peter Skrivanek, 1st
Personal Development: McKenna Hall, 1st
Plant & Soil Science: Keene Kreusler, 1st
Rabbit: Reagan Hoffmann, 1st
Science, Engineering & Technology: Nathanael Hall, 1st
Sheep: Kylee Edwards, 1st
Shooting Sports: Layne Horak, 1st
Swine: Clay Migura, 1st

Seniors
Beef: Cody Elbel, 1st
Clothing & Textiles: Jenna Hall, 1st
Goat: Kenzy Hoffmann, 1st
Horse: Ashley Fuqua - 1st, Clay Elbel - 2nd, Allison King - 3rd, Makenzie Knipe - 4th
Personal Development: Jacey Hall, 1st
Poultry: Helena MacCrossan, 1st
Rabbit: Caitlyn Homewood, 1st
Sheep: Kolton Neuse, 1st
Veterinary Science: Bridget Martin, 1st

Come pick up your recordbooks! Those going on to District judging must be returned by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5th!

Special Heart Ambassadors

Interest Meeting on Friday July 8th at 6 p.m. in the Extension Office Meeting room.

Would you be interested in mentoring a special needs student in a livestock project?


If so please join us for an information meeting about the possibility of a new Ambassador Program here in Comal County.

2016-2017 District 10 4-H Council Officers Elected

Congratulations to our new 2016-2017 District 10 4-H Council Officers!
•President - Dylan Sione - Gillespie County
•1st Vice President - Bennett Folsom - Travis County
•Delegate At Large - Cahil Murchison - Caldwell County
•Secretary - Allie Burns - Guadalupe County
•2nd Vice President - Cade Osbourn - Kendall County
•Information Officer - Shelby Steinbach - Comal County
•Parliamentarian - Kyle Herron - Hays County

Claybusters June Meeting and Officer Election

Comal 4-H Claybusters met on June 16th with 43 present (24 members, 18 adults, and 1 guest). For community service, please try to help with showing special needs kids how to raise animals and show them. This will be emailed out, so keep an eye out and try to help! Members were reminded to pay for the Comal County shoot by June 29th. Also, the waivers for state will be emailed out, so that they may be printed and filled out to bring to state. Officer elections were held at this meeting. The new positions and officers results are listed below:

President: Logan Dean
1st Vice-President: Liam Ortman
2nd Vice-President: Garrett Fischer
3rd Vice-President: Cody Elbel
Secretary: Cameron Marburger
Treasurer: Kimberly Clayburne
Reporter: Brogan Ortman
Health & Safety Officer: Sydney Marburger
Parliamentarian: Kaleigh Lawson
Council Delegates: Perry Olson, Zane Childress, Logan Fischer
Alternate Delegate: Lane Horak

Our next meeting will be July 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the club house. This will be officer installation and we will collect silent auction items for the shoot.

Submitted by: Daphne White

Broiler Orders for ALL SHOWS!

New rule for this year for broilers purchased for MAJOR LIVESTOCK SHOWS (San Antonio, Houston/Austin, State Fair) - Families with multiple exhibitors in the same household will now be allowed to share an order of broilers when selecting birds to bring to the major livestock shows. If you need clarification of this rule, click here.

Broiler Orders: Due September 15, 2016 - There will be one order for the Houston and Austin stock shows, and one order for the San Antonio and County birds. COUNTY BIRDS must still be ordered by exhibitor (50 birds each for county, 75 birds each, if going to San Antonio, as well). Cost is $1.25 per chick. Payment in full must accompany order. Pickup date will be sometime mid-January, 2017. 

Bring exact change or checks made payable to Comal 4-H Council to pay for your chicks.

Please remember that ORDERING BIRDS does NOT enter you in any livestock shows. Livestock show entries are usually taken in early November. Watch your email, the newsletter and the blog for more info!




Texas 4-H Photography Book 2016


This full color book features the photographic work from Texas 4-H members who entered the 2016 Texas 4-H Photography Contest.  Laid in category format, the book features the Best of Show for each category, followed by all the category entries.  The book is spiral bound and makes and excellent teaching resource for the 4-H Photography project, or just for displaying on a table.


Books are $40.00 each and can purchased at the following link: http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/2016-Texas-4-H-Photography-Contest-p/4h-007.htm

Heifer International - Fundraiser ends June 30th!

Fundraiser ends June 30th!

Many of us raise animals for stock shows, and it's quite an experience. We earn a lasting love for agriculture, and sense of accomplishment for raising blue ribbon animals. 
Unfortunately, many people around the world don't have the same opportunities as us. 
Consider donating a part of your auction or floor check, and encourage friends and family to contribute to Heifer International at https://fundraise.heifer.org/fundraise?fcid=670852 so we can keep on "Making the Best Better" all around the world!

Helena MacCrossan,
Bluebonnet 4-H Club


Wildlife Challenge at State Roundup!


























The Comal County Intermediate team won the Wildlife Challenge at Roundup for the 4th year in a row! As individuals, Wyatt Richardson, Davis Mathews, Avery Richardson and Nahalie Stidhem placed first, second, fourth and fifth! In the Senior division, Hayden Mathews won it all in a very challenging event!

Training and Managing a Livestock Judging Program

A special adult workshop has been scheduled with our partners at Blinn College on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Blinn's agricultural center in Brenham.  This workshop is being held at this time to allow the use of live animals in the instruction.  This special workshop falls between the youth livestock camps that Blinn will be offering.

Please note there is $25.00 registration fee that covers all training materials, lunch and other refreshments.



Hippology Team at State Roundup

The Hippology team of Ashley Fuqua, Cheyanne Hatley, Clay Elbel and Katie Smith came in second at Texas 4-H Round Up.  The team of Jacey Hall, Bridget Martin, Camryn Stetter and Helena MacCrossan also participated.  Our Intermediate team consisting of McKenna Hall, Peter Skrivanek, Hannah Strahl and Allyson Reyna came in fifth.  Nathaniel Hall also competed as an individual.




































Horse Judging at State Roundup



































Congratulations to the Horse Judging team consisting of Makenzie Knipe, Clay Elbel, Kellie Roach and Ashley Fuqua! They placed 1st at State Roundup! Awesome job!

Meat Judging at State Roundup

Congratulations to the Meat Judging teams at State Roundup. The team consisting of Cody Elbel, Caleb Elzey, Barrett Kerr and Spencyr Mays placed 5th and Barrett Kerr was the 4th high individual.

The team consisting of Andie O'Brien, Katie Price, Keith Shoemake and Hannah Keller also participated.

State Photography Contest Results

Congratulations to Jacey Hall, Jenna Hall, Helena MacCrossan and Payton Miner, who had photographs in the 2016 State 4-H Photography Contest. Results are below.

Jacey:
Catch-All - Red

Jenna:
Details & Macro - Blue
People - Blue

Helena:
Animals - Wildlife - Blue
Digital Darkroom - Blue
Dominant Color - Blue
Elements of Design - Red
Food - Red
Marine/Aquatic - Red
Nature & Landscape - Red
Plant/Flora - Blue

Payton:
Animals - Domestic - White
Theme - White

Range Evaluation Team at State Roundup

The Range Evaluation team of Hayden Mathews, Phillip Vineyard, Caitlyn Homewood and Hannah Kolb placed second overall. Hayden placed first high individual and Phillip placed third high individual. Way to go!
Caitlyn, Hannah, Hayden and Phillip


Horse Judging Team 2 at State Roundup

Comal County Horse Judging Team #2 placed 5th in Reasons at State Round-Up today. Congratulations to Erin Hunter, Emily Boylan, Sarina Mims, & Jacey Hall!


Congratulations, Jenna!

Jenna Hall placed third in Fashion Show Semi Formal-Formal Buying Senior Division.

Photography Judging Team places 2nd!

Kate Langley, McKenna Hall and Lila Moseley  placed second in Photography Judging intermediate team. Congratulations, ladies!

Horse Quiz Bowl placed 6th at State!

Robotics placed 4th at State!

The Comal County Intermediate Robotics team placed 4th at State Round-Up. Congrats team! They did great for their first competition!



























Robotics team members: Brian Haddock, Reagan Hoffmann, Layne Horak, Elijah Harris and Nathanael Hall

District 4-H Photography Contest Results

The results of the District 4-H Photography Contest are in! See results below, by age category, with ribbon color:

Juniors
Animals-Domestic: 
Colton Kadlacek - Red
Aspen McCallum - Blue

Animals-Wildlife:
Braxton Alexander - Blue
Caden McCallum - Blue

Details & Macro:
Colton Kadlacek - Blue - CATEGORY WINNER!
Aspen McCallum - Blue

Nature & Landscape:
Caden McCallum - Red

Plant/Flora:
Aspen McCallum - Blue
Caden McCallum - Red

Intermediates
Animals-Wildlife:
Lila Moseley - Blue
Nahalie Stidhem - Red
Curtis Stricker - Blue

Details & Macro:
Lila Moseley - Red

Nature & Landscapes:
Lila Moseley - Blue
Nahalie Stidhem - Blue

People:
Curtis Stricker - Blue

Plant/Flora:
Nahalie Stidhem - Blue
Curtis Stricker - Blue

Seniors
Animals-Domestic:
Jacey Hall - Blue

Animals-Wildlife:
Helena MacCrossan - Blue
Cody Stricker - Blue

Catch-All:
Jacey Hall - Blue

Details & Macro:
Jenna Hall - Blue

Food:
Helena MacCrossan - Blue

Marine/Aquatic:
Helena MacCrossan - Blue - CATEGORY WINNER!

Nature & Landscapes:
Jacey Hall - Red
Charis King - Red
Cody Stricker - Blue

People:
Jenna Hall - Blue

Plant/Flora:
Cody Stricker - Red

All of the entries are posted in albums online.To see the District Photo Albums, 
CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to all of our participants!

District 4-H Photography Contest Results

The results of the District 4-H Photography Contest are in! See results below, by age category, with ribbon color:

Juniors
Animals-Domestic: 
Colton Kadlacek - Red
Aspen McCallum - Blue

Animals-Wildlife:
Braxton Alexander - Blue
Caden McCallum - Blue

Details & Macro:
Colton Kadlacek - Blue - CATEGORY WINNER!
Aspen McCallum - Blue

Nature & Landscape:
Caden McCallum - Red

Plant/Flora:
Aspen McCallum - Blue
Caden McCallum - Red

Intermediates
Animals-Wildlife:
Lila Moseley - Blue
Nahalie Stidhem - Red
Curtis Stricker - Blue

Details & Macro:
Lila Moseley - Red

Nature & Landscapes:
Lila Moseley - Blue
Nahalie Stidhem - Blue

People:
Curtis Stricker - Blue

Plant/Flora:
Nahalie Stidhem - Blue
Curtis Stricker - Blue

Seniors
Animals-Domestic:
Jacey Hall - Blue

Animals-Wildlife:
Helena MacCrossan - Blue
Cody Stricker - Blue

Catch-All:
Jacey Hall - Blue

Details & Macro:
Jenna Hall - Blue

Food:
Helena MacCrossan - Blue

Marine/Aquatic:
Helena MacCrossan - Blue - CATEGORY WINNER!

Nature & Landscapes:
Jacey Hall - Red
Charis King - Red
Cody Stricker - Blue

People:
Jenna Hall - Blue

Plant/Flora:
Cody Stricker - Red

All of the entries are posted in albums online.To see the District Photo Albums, 
CLICK HERE.

Congratulations to all of our participants!

Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms - Mushroom Masters


Cooke County Archery Shoot

Ryan Owens, William Thetford and Hank Thetford recently competed for Comal County 4-H in the Cooke County Sharp Shooters Archery tournament in Gainesville, Texas. The tournament included field and 3D targets and our participants competed in the Compound Aided Classification. Ryan placed 3rd in the Senior Class, William placed 4th in the Junior class, and Hank placed 2nd in the Adult division.


Go Comal County!!


Ryan @ Cooke County Shoot



William shooting a dinosaur!

Youth Range Workshop - June 26 - July 1, 2016

There is still time to register for the Texas Section Society for Range Management 62nd Youth Range Workshop will be June 26 – July 1, 2016 at the Texas Tech University Campus in Junction, TX.  This is a very exciting opportunity for our Texas youth (14-18 years old, completed 8th grade, but have not graduated high school)! 


At the workshop, participants will gain knowledge and skills in ecology, range inventory, range management, and evaluation of resources.  More importantly, we teach public speaking, advocacy, and leadership skills so that each student is equipped with the knowledge to effectively educate others on the importance of rangeland management.  I encourage you to forward the application and flyer to any youth that might be interested in learning more about stewardship of our natural resources.

If you want the application, contact Janet at jlsweet@ag.tamu.edu.  


Texas State 4-H Horse Show - Now open on 4-H Connect!

Registration for the 2016 Texas State 4-H Horse Show is now open in 4-H Connect. You must enter within 48 hours of the completion of the District Horse Show.

Just a reminder, entries must be approved at the county, and district levels before they can be approved at the state level.  

New this year: 4-Hers must select their age division when entering. 

Remember, most classes require participation at the District Horse Show.

If you have questions about registering, please call the office at 830-620-3440. 

Sewing Camp - July 12-15

Always wanted to learn how to sew? Pack a lunch and come to Connie’s Sewing Camp, July 12-15 in the Extension Meeting Room. Camp will be from 9 am to 3 pm each of those days. Learn to read patterns, explore gadgets and fabrics, and use a sewing machine! Make a fun, easy project! Cost will be $20 per family – parents and 4-H age kids are welcome!
Minimum class size: 5
Maximum class size: 15

RSVP: July 5th

Comal County 4-H Awards Information - DUE JUNE 24, 2016

Comal County 4-H Awards – Recognizing 4-H Members for their Accomplishments (See awards packet for more information)

-          4-H Project Medals/Pins (for those who submit a recordbook)

-     Texas 4-H Recordbook Categories with Explanations

-          4-H Gold, Silver & Bronze Star Awards

o   Gold Star Award (quota determined by state office):
§  For those members who have completed at least 9th grade and have completed at least 3 years in 4-H 
§  Members must submit an awards program recordbook
§  Member must have completed projects in 3 different project areas and participated in one or more activities in at least 3 areas (see awards packet)
§  Members must have exhibited leadership skills by serving as officer, committee chair or junior/teen leader in an activity or project
§  Member must have participated in 1 or more community service activities.

o   Silver Star (I Dare You) Award (maximum of 3 awarded):
§  For members who have completed at least 9th grade and meet all of the Gold Star criteria listed above 

o   Bronze Star (maximum of 3 awarded):
§  For members who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade and have completed at least 2 years in 4-H
§  Members must submit an awards program recordbook
§  Member must have completed projects in 3 different areas and participated in 1 or more activities in at least 3 areas (see awards packet).
§  Member must have exhibited  leadership skills by serving as a club officer or committee member and/or a junior or teen leader in an activity or project
§  Member must have participated in 1 or more community service activities.

Rookie of the Year Award
A maximum of one 4-H member from each Comal County 4-H Club may be chosen by the club managers as a Rookie of the Year. This award is given ONLY to FIRST-YEAR 4-H members who complete a recordbook and have participated in one activity in two different project areas. See awards packet for more information.

Club Scrapbook Award
Each Comal County 4-H Club has the opportunity to enter a club scrapbook in this annual contest. Scrapbooks are compiled throughout the year and due at the end of the 4-H year, prior to the Awards Program. Scrapbooks are judged according to the Comal County 4-H Club Scrapbook Scorecard in the awards packet. Scrapbooks are DUE July 22nd in the Extension office. Format must be one of the following:
-          Traditional Scrapbook – printed photographs and memorabilia in a traditional scrapbook format. Must be smaller than 13” x 17”.
-          Digital Scrapbook – use a digital scrapbook format; submit an electronic copy on flash drive or CD OR print the pages and submit hard copy of the scrapbook.
-          PowerPoint Presentation – submit a PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive or CD.
-     Sample scorecard is in the awards packet.

Special 4-H Awards – We are looking for SPECIAL PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS and BUSINESSES to recognize and thank for their support of 4-H!

4-H members, leaders and parents may submit nominations for the awards below. Award recipients are chosen by Comal County 4-H Council executive officers and each recipient is recognized with a plaque at the Awards Program in August. The very short nomination form is available in the awards packet.

Alumni Award
To earn the Alumni Award, an individual must be a former 4-H member. This person must have been involved as an Adult Leader, taught 4-H projects, or given assistance to the 4-H program in some manner. Exemplary leadership, citizenship and concern for youth are further qualifications.

Friend of 4-H Award
This is awarded to an individual outside of the 4-H organization who has made a very special contribution to 4-H through his or her time, influence or special support.

Meritorious Service Award
This award is presented to a business or organization which has given outstanding support to the 4-H program.

Honorary 4-H Member Award
This award is given to a person who has served 4-H with loyalty, enthusiasm, leadership, and support, and who works or has worked directly with the 4-H program.

TAMU Horse Judging Camps

The 10th annual TAMU Horse Judging Camps will be held June 22-24 and July 6-8 for youth ages 12-18.  This is a great opportunity to judge several live classes and practice reasons in a one on one with previous and current coaches and members of the TAMU Horse Judging Team.  Click here to go to our website and register online.  No previous experience is required to attend. 


County Extension Facebook Page - LIKE this!

Please go to our Comal County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Facebook page and LIKE it! We are shutting down our 4-H page as 4-H info will be always be posted on the blog and some info will make its way to the office Facebook page, as well. 

Find out all about Extension - what we do, programs offered, etc. We love 4-H, but we're so much more!

For example: Did you know we have a series of DIY Saturdays going on? Classes are from 9 am to 11 am and cost is $15 per person. We must have payment in advance (exact change or checks payable to Comal Program Council).

We've already had a backyard chickens program in April and the big Open House in May (over 400 people attended!). Here's the schedule for the rest of the year:

June 11 - Pickle Perfect - How to can pickles! Only one opening left in this class. 

July 9 - Catching Rainwater - How to make your own rain barrel

August 13 - Bat Frenzy - How to make your yard a safe haven with a bat box

September 10 - Fall Gardening - Gardening pointers and garden tour

October 8 - Herbs Galore - How to grow and cook with seasonal herbs

November 12 - Gifts from the Kitchen - Get gift ideas for easy, inexpensive Christmas gifts lovingly made from your kitchen

Texas 4-H Shooting Sports State Games now open!

Registration for Texas 4-H Shooting Sports State Games is open for all disciplines:

Step 1: 4-H Connect (General registration and payment submission) is open through June 15.

Step 2: iClays (specific event entry and scheduling) is now available for all disciplines—Archery, HMPR (Hunting, Muzzleloading, Pistol, & Rifle), & Shotgun


The State Games Handbook containing all the pertinent event information, detailed registration instructions, etc, is available on the Shooting Sports webpage: http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/shooting-sports under the “Contests” tab.

County Livestock Show Checks are IN!

If you have completed and turned in your thank you cards for your county show livestock buyers, you may now stop by and pick up your auction checks! Quite a few of you still have your floor checks here, as well.

And no, they cannot be left out for you, nor will they be mailed to you. Please stop by - you must sign for your check(s).

Please get those thank you notes done, if you haven't yet. They need to be turned in to the Extension office written, addressed, stamped and unsealed. Please remember that notebook paper is NOT APPROPRIATE for these thank you cards. If you haven't found out who your buyers were yet, you can email Janet for your list (jlsweet@ag.tamu.edu). You must write thank you cards to each of the buyers on your list!

These checks are for ANIMALS ONLY - those that were auctioned off at the Comal County Junior Livestock Show in March.

Range Camp - June 20-22, 2016

The Comal-Guadalupe Soil & Water Conservation District #306 is sponsoring their 21st annual Range Camp June 20-22, 2016. This year's camp will be held at the Slumber Falls Camp Facilities in New Braunfels on River Road.

There is a $75 registration fee. The District will pay for all expenses, including lodging, drinks and meals.

What do you need to bring?

- Minor's release, signed by parent or guardian
- Camp rules and policies, signed by participant and parent/guardian
- Bedroll and pillow
- Swimming suit
- Life jacket, if necessary
- Old tennis shoes for river swimming
- Casual clothes, CLOSED TOE SHOES (you will be walking through some brush and high grass areas)
- Personal medications
- Mosquito and insect repellent
- Towels and wash cloths
- Toiletries - soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
- Sun screen
- Hat or cap
- Cardboard Coke box flats (25-40) 12" x 16" - CUT TO SIZE with flaps cut off
- Newspaper (80 sheets or more)
- Your plant press (if you attended a previous range camp)

For the forms, you can contact Janet at the Comal County Extension office (jlsweet@ag.tamu.edu) or you can contact Beverly at the Soil and Water Conservation District directly at 830-379-0930 x100.




Dance at the Courtyard Marriott!

District 6 is holding their Leadership Lab here in New Braunfels and have invited all actively enrolled Comal County 4-H members, 8th through 12th grade, to join them for a DANCE at the Courtyard Marriott on Thursday, June 16th. See the flyer for all the info - make some new friends at the dance!

Bulverde 4-H Club's May meeting

The Bulverde 4-H Club held its monthly meeting and end of the year party on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Twin Sisters Hills Ranch.  There were 9 members, 7 parents and 4 guests present. 
We had election of officers.  Next year’s officers will be:
President                               Kaitlyn Keil
1st Vice President                 Reagan Hoffmann
2nd Vice President                Cody Stricker
3rd Vice President                 Bryan Haddock
Secretary                              Lucas Bryand
Reporter                                Addison Markle
Parliamentarian                    Reagan Hoffmann
Historian                               Curtis Stricker
Council Delegates                Reagan Hoffmann, Clay Hoffmann, Bryan Haddock
Alternate Delegates              Cody Stricker, Curtis Stricker


 We enjoyed a cookout of hamburgers and all the fixings, kayaking, fishing and having a great time together on the beautiful pond and ranch. 
Our next meeting will be September 12, 2016 at the Rahe Bulverde Elementary School cafeteria. 

Reporter:  Curtis Stricker   

Validation Dates for 2016-2017 4-H Year

Steer and Heifer Validation:  
June 13, 2016 - 8 a.m. to noon - Fairgrounds

State Fair Animal Validation: 
June 20, 2016 - 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Fairgrounds

Lamb & Goat Validations:
October 11, 2016 - 9 a.m. - Smithson Valley High School
October 12, 2016 - New Braunfels High School - Time TBA

Swine Validation:
Week of November 14-18 - Time and Place TBA

Mandatory Barn Meetings Set!

For those of you who want to house a 2016-2017 4-H project in the Extension barns, the barn meetings have been set! 

Mandatory barn meetings are scheduled for:

May 11, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Extension Meeting Room

Additional Barn Meeting set for:
June 13, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Extension Meeting Room

July 18, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Extension Meeting Room

August 16, 2016 - 6:30 p.m. - Extension Meeting Room

You MUST attend one of these meetings in order to house an animal at the Extension facility. The stalls are filled on a first come-first paid basis after you have attended a barn meeting and signed a Barn Boarder Agreement. 

**New this year: You may come prepared to pay for your stalls at the barn meeting - you will need to sign the agreement and pay $75 per head for lambs, goats and hogs - exact change or check made payable to Comal County. Horses are $100 a month (for stall and paddock).

**Be sure to read the Barn Boarder Agreement - there are some changes this year! The agreement is posted on our web site. Click here to read the Barn Boarder Agreement and Facility Rules. 

If you need a printed copy of the 2016-2017 Barn Boarder Agreement, they are available at the Extension office. Signed agreements will not be accepted until you have attended a barn meeting.

2016-2017 Vet Science Officers

President: Makenzie Knipe
Vice-President: Sarina Mims
2nd Vice-President: Clay Elbel
Secretary/Reporter: Cortney Myers
Parliamentarian: Allison King
Health & Safety Officer: Bridget Martin 

Council Delegates: Allison King, Valkyrie Myklebust, Cortney Myers
Alternate Delegate: Rebecca Aylesworth

Official District Contest Results!

Leaders 4 Life Contest
2nd place team: Claire Schaeferkoeter, Colton Kadlacek, Dylan Wunderlich, Madilyn Howell, Rylee Wunderlich


Meat Judging Contest
Senior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Barrett Kerr
4th place: Katie Price

Senior Teams:
2nd place: Barrett Kerr, Caleb Elzey, Clay Elbel, Cody Elbel
3rd place: Katie Price, Keith Shoemake, Andie O'Brien, Parker Lee


Range & Pasture ID Contest
Junior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Kasen Kreusler
2nd place: Reagan Ackermann
4th place: Owen Vollbrecht

Junior Teams:
1st place: Kasen Kreusler, Owen Vollbrecht, Reagan Ackermann
3rd place: Ray Allen Schaefer, Weston Ackermann, Wyatt Edwards

Intermediate High Point Individuals:
1st place: Davis Mathews
2nd place: Keene Kreusler
3rd place: Kylee Edwards

Intermediate Team:
1st place: Davis Mathews, Keene Kreusler, Kylee Edwards

Senior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Hayden Mathews
3rd place: Phillip Vineyard

Senior Team:
3rd place: Caitlyn Homewood, Hayden Mathews, Helena MacCrossan, Phillip Vineyard


Range Evaluation Contest
Junior High Point Individuals:
2nd place: Owen Vollbrecht
4th place: Reagan Ackermann

Junior Team:
2nd place: Kasen Kreusler, Owen Vollbrecht, Reagan Ackermann

Intermediate High Point Individuals:
1st place: Davis Mathews

Intermediate Team:
1st place: Davis Mathews, Keene Kreusler, Kylee Edwards

Senior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Hayden Mathews
4th place: Phillip Vineyard

Senior Team:
3rd place: Caitlyn Homewood, Hayden Mathews, Helena MacCrossan, Phillip Vineyard


Soil Judging Contest
Junior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Dylan Wunderlich
2nd place: Claire Schaeferkoeter
3rd place: Isabella Martin
4th place: Braxton Alexander
5th place: Rylee Wunderlich

Junior Teams:
1st place: Claire Schaeferkoeter, Isabella Martin, Jena Rust, Rylee Wunderlich
2nd place: Braxton Alexander, Dylan Wunderlich, Kristofer Wantzloeben

Intermediate High Point Individuals:
1st place: Kayla Wunderlich
2nd place: Ty Schaeferkoeter

Senior High Point Individuals:
1st place: Morgan Elsworth
2nd place: Clayton Eckhardt
3rd place: Megan Eckhardt
4th place: Jacob Elsworth
5th place: Mitchell Rhodes

Senior Team:
1st place: Clayton Eckhardt, Megan Eckhardt, Mitchell Rhodes, Jacob Elsworth


Livestock Judging Contest
Junior Top Teams - Beef:
3rd place: Dylan Wunderlich, Layton Hemann, Peyton Wirebaugh

Junior Top Individuals - Sheep/Goat:
1st place: Rylee Wunderlich
5th place: Layton Hemann

Junior Top Teams - Sheep/Goat:
1st place: Abigail Cloe, Rylee Wunderlich, Wyatt Edwards
3rd place: Dylan Wunderlich, Layton Hemann, Peyton Wirebaugh

Junior Top Individuals - Swine:
2nd place: Dylan Wunderlich

Junior Top Teams - Swine:
3rd place: Dylan Wunderlich, Layton Hemann, Peyton Wirebaugh

Junior Top Individuals - Overall:
4th place: Dylan Wunderlich

Junior Top Teams - Overall:
2nd place: Dylan Wunderlich, Layton Hemann, Peyton Wirebaugh

Intermediate Top Individuals - Swine:
1st place: Kayla Wunderlich

Intermediate Top Individuals - Reasons:
1st place: Kayla Wunderlich


Fashion Show
1st place, Junior Construction-Every Day Living: Peyton Wirebaugh
1st place, Intermediate Buying-Special Interest: Reagan Hoffmann
1st place, Intermediate Construction-Every Day Living: Presley Wirebaugh
2nd place, Intermediate Construction-Semi-Formal to Formal: Lila Moseley
3rd place, Intermediate Construction-Semi-Formal to Formal: McKenna Hall
1st place, Intermediate Construction-Theatre/Costume: Nahalie Stidhem
1st place, Senior Buying-Fantastic Fashion under $25: Helena MacCrossan
1st place, Senior Buying-Semi-Formal to Formal: Jenna Hall

Storyboard
1st place, Senior Storyboard-Wearable: Helena MacCrossan

Textiles
1st place, Intermediate Textile-Household Item: McKenna Hall - BEST OF SHOW!
1st place, Intermediate Textile-Kitchen Item: Reagan Hoffmann

Duds to Dazzle
3rd place Junior Team - Sewing Zebras: Brynnleigh Miller, Hannah Pape, Madison Migura, Peyton Wirebaugh

2nd place Intermediate Team - Scissor Sisters: Claire Anderson, Lila Moseley, Nahalie Stidhem, Presley Wirebaugh, Reagan Hoffmann


Roundup
3rd place, Share-the-Fun Vocal: Payton Miner
5th place, Educational Presentation - The Broiler Project: Helena MacCrossan

Horse Quiz Bowl
1st place Intermediate Team - Comal County Mavericks: Jacy Welch, Madison Crowder, McKenna Hall, Peter Skrivanek
2nd place Intermediate Team - Comal County Wranglers: Allyson Reyna, Hannah Strahl, Nathanael Hall
1st place Senior Team - Comal County Mustangs: Bridget Martin, Ashley Fuqua, Clay Elbel, Jacey Hall
3rd place Senior Team - Comal County Cowgirls & the Rifleman: Allison King, Cheyanne Hatley, Cody Elbel, Helena MacCrossan