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

Council Officer Applications - DUE March 28, 2018

The 4-H Council Officer application packet is posted on our web site at: CLICK HERE.

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 them from the floor.)

Requirements of running for office:

1) The completed and signed application must be submitted to the Extension office by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 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 4th, 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.

Folk Fest Pioneer Tea Party - April 14-15

The pioneer tea party, held during Folk Fest, is quickly approaching!

Volunteers are needed for:
Saturday, April 14 from 10 AM to 6 PM, and
Sunday, April 15 from 11 AM to 5 PM.  

Boys, girls, and adults are all welcome to volunteer!  Please be prepared to work a two-hour shift (if you would like to work more, you are more than welcome to).  The event will be held at Heritage Village and is a great community service opportunity!!  You will also be able to walk around the grounds and participate in all that Folk Fest has to offer!

Please contact Gloria Kreusler at 830-625-2087 to sign up.

Bluebonnet 4-H Club - March meeting

The Bluebonnet 4- Club held its March meeting on 3-18-18 at the Comal County Extension Office from 3 to 5 pm. About 15 adults and 30 kids were in attendance. The meeting consisted of Opening procedures, Inspiration, Minutes read, Parliamentary tip and Health and Safety Tip. Old business was discussed about our upcoming re-start of our Archery Project this spring and summer and Officer Elections to be held in April. No new business. Voted to have our end of year party at the River Chase Pavilion May 20 at 3 pm. Announcement were made, followed by our guest speaker Presley Wirebaugh, who gave a presentation on “Health Concerns of Prescription Drugs.” Refreshments were served. Our next meeting will be held on April 8, 3-5 pm at   the River Chase Club House.  

Trey Hoffmann, Reporter


This includes Range & Pasture ID, Range Eval, Wool & Mohair Judging, Leaders 4 Life, Soil Judging, Duds to Dazzle, Fashion Show, Share-the-Fun, Livestock Judging and Smallbore Rifle Contest.

2018 State 4-H Roundup Guide is now online!

CLICK HERE for the 2018 State 4-H Roundup Guide. Please look it over carefully. 

There are a few changes to be aware of - they are highlighted in the Roundup Guide with 

- Entomology Identification and Soil Judging will be Invitational Contests
- 4-H Has Talent has been discontinued
- Robotics Challenge contest format has changed. Official rules will be posted soon.
- Additional National Contest opportunities have been added for Poultry Judging, Horse Judging, Range Evaluation and Soil Judging. 
- Discover Scientific Method Research Poster will be an individual or team of 2 this year, instead of team of 3.

Please note that the schedule of events is TENTATIVE.  The schedule is shared now to let participants know which day their contest will be held, since they are only able to compete in one per day. A more detailed scheduled will be issued in the Spring.

2018 Summer Camps at the Texas 4-H Center


Texas 4-H Camp registration is in full swing! If you register now and pay the $25 deposit we will hold your spot, the remaining balance isn’t due until June 14th. There are still spots available in all sessions, however some are nearing capacity, so register soon to ensure you have a spot! Go to , click on the “Register Now” button, choose “2018 Texas 4-H Camps”, and select the camp(s) you want to attend!

We look forward to this summer and seeing new and returning campers!

2018 Market Poultry Workshop - May 19th

Horse Validation - March 1 - April 15th

The 2018 Horse Validationopened on 4-H Connect March 1st.  Information will be available on our webpage shortly: .  As in years past, the cost for validation is $10 per horse from March 1st through April 15th, $20 per horse from April 16ththrough May 1st and we have added a late fee of $250 per horse from May 2nd through May 5th.  There will be absolutely no validations accepted after May 5th.  Those with registered horses need to make sure that they apply for and receive any necessary transfer of ownership with the breed association.  The owner listed in 4-H Connect must match the owner of record on the horse’s registration papers, and appropriate relationship status selected between the horse owner and the 4-Her.  We are partnering with various breed associations to recognize those youth showing registered horses at the State 4-H Horse Show, and in order to be eligible for those breed awards the registration papers must be correct and uploaded to 4-H Connect. 

We have several new additions to the State 4-H Horse Show this year, including a new class: Quad Drill; jackpots for speed, roping and ranch sorting events; and expanded scholarship opportunities including the Hi Pro feed incentive program.  We will be sharing more information about these events during the validation period to encourage 4-Hers in the horse project to validate and participate at the District and State Horse Shows. 

State 4-H Photography Contest Entries

Winners have been selected! Winning photos can be entered on 4-H Connect ( April 1 - 15, 2018. Cost is $10 per photograph. No photos will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. on April 15th. For contest rules, including sizing of photographs, CLICK HERE. DO NOT enter any other photos that you submitted! Only the photos below will be accepted in the State 4-H Photography Contest.

From the judge:
"The winners reflect wonderful composition, rule of “thirds,” and just a good eye. I especially like the barn and the fox.  You have to look for that stuff.  The use of depth of field on the fox made that image for me.  The barn looked really good in b/w and sepia (I had to see what it looked like).  The “catch all” category winner showed creativity, especially from the level of the camera.

Well done to all the entrants.  The winners just had the “something” that catches the eye."

Many thanks to professional photographer Robert Fletcher for his insight!

Animals - Wildlife: Cody Stricker

Catch-All: McKenna Hall

Landscape & Nature: Cody Stricker

Travel & Place: Cody Stricker

Animals - Domestic: Ashton Dicke

Details & Macro: Jacey Hall

Dominant Color: McKenna Hall

Elements of Design: McKenna Hall

People: Ashton Dicke

Plant/Flora: Ashton Dicke

Theme - Backyard: Ashton Dicke

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2018 Share-the-Fun Info

The rules for 2018 Share-the-Fun Contest are now posted at our web site: CLICK HERE.

Share-the-Fun will be split over two days at Texas 4-H Roundup:
a. Wednesday: Choreographed Routines, Dramedy, Poetry/Prose and Vocal
b. Thursday: Celebrate 4-H, Musical/Instrumental, and Solo/Band Performance

4-H members will be able to participate in one Share-the-Fun category on Wednesday AND one Share-the-Fun category on Thursday!

All music must be uploaded on the Required Information Form online in mp3 or wav format.

"Best of Show" will be selected each evening by audience participation through texting in votes.

There will be a total of 7 categories for 2018. First AND Second place District winners in each of the seven (7) categories qualify for Texas 4-H Roundup.

Orientation is Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm for Choreographed Routines, Dramedy, Poetry/Prose, and Vocal. There will be an Orientation on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm for Celebrate 4-H, Musical/Instrumental, and Solo/Band Performance.

There will be an Awards Assembly on Wednesday, June 13th at 2:00 pm for Choreographed Routines, Dramedy, Poetry/Prose, and Vocal. There will be an Awards Assembly on Thursday, June 14th at 2:00 pm for Celebrate 4-H, Musical/Instrumental, and Solo/Band Performance.

All qualifiers for Texas 4-H Roundup must complete and submit the REQUIRED Online Information Form by Friday, May 18, 2018. The form can be found through a link in the packet.

Please read the packet carefully. Pay careful attention to time limits, as you will be timed! 

It's time to enter District on 4-H Connect NOW through March 20th.

Recordbooks - due June 19th

Recordbooks are due to the Extension office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th. Multi-County Recordbook Judging is scheduled to be held at the Guadalupe County Extension office on Friday, June 22nd.

Recordbook forms are available at the state 4-H web site:

Star Award applications are DUE WITH YOUR RECORDBOOK. Star Award interviews will take place at the Extension office on Wednesday, July 11th, beginning at 9 a.m.

Competitive Record Book Categories 
A 4-H member will choose one 4-H project for their Recordbook entry:

Agricultural Sciences 
Citizenship & Civic Education 
Clothing & Textiles 
Companion Animal 
Communication & Expressive Arts 
Consumer Education 
Family Life 
Food & Nutrition 
Gardening & Horticulture 
Natural Resources 
Personal Development 
Plant & Soil Science 
Public Speaking 
Recreation Science, 
Engineering & 
Shooting Sports 
Veterinary Science 
Wildlife & Fisheries

Steer Validation Tags - Due April 13

If you plan to show a steer next year - the 2018-2019 4-H year - you MUST call or email Janet (830-620-3440 or by 5:00 p.m. on April 13th with the number of steers you will be validating in June.

We don't yet know the cost of the tags (somewhere between $15 - $20, most likely). At this point you are committing to purchasing the tags. You will be contacted when we have the actual amount per tag. We don't have validation dates yet, either. 

If you email or call you must provide the 4-H'ers' name(s), a cell phone number and the number of steer tags you will be purchasing. If you are new to 4-H, please provide your email address as well.


San Antonio & District 10 Horse Judging Contest

District 10 Horse Judging Contest

Addison Markle - 5th place Junior High Point Individual (289 points)

3rd place Junior Team: 
Madelyn Conrad, Madelyn Hall, Addison Markle, Deanna Wenzel (836 points)

Nathanael Hall - 1st place Intermediate High Point Individual (319 points)

Kacee McLendon - 5th place Intermediate High Point Individual (306 points)

1st place Intermediate Team:
Nathanael Hall, Brooke Heine, Kacee McLendon, Jacy Welch (924 points)

McKenna Hall - 5th place Senior High Point Individual (411 points)

3rd place Senior Team:
Madison Crowder, Jacey Hall, McKenna Hall, Camryn Stetter (1209 points)

Houston Horse Judging

Nathanael Hall - 1st place Junior Reasons
5th place team - Houston Horse Judging

Madelyn Hall - 18th High Point - Reasons
6th place team - Senior - Horse Judging
Jacey Hall - 12th Place Overall, 4th Place in Reasons 

Congratulations, Hayden and Davis!

On Saturday, March 3, Hayden and Davis Mathews competed in the Range and Pasture Plant ID Contest at the Houston Livestock Show. In the senior division, Davis placed third and Hayden won Grand Champion with a score of 560/600. For more information on this project, please contact Carolyn Phelan.

Way to go, guys!

District 10 Contest Results

Congratulations to the following 4-H'ers:

District 10 Consumer Decision Making Contest

Layton Hemann - 4th place High Point Individual (331 points)

3rd place Intermediate Team: 
Layton Hemann, Trey Hoffmann, Layne Horak, Madilyn Howell (969 points)

District 10 Dairy Judging Contest

Bailey Fuller - 5th place Intermediate High Point Individual (258 points)

Madison Davis - 2nd place Senior High Point Individual (301 points)

Robotics at San Antonio Stock Show

Junior Team 1: Nathanael Hall, Wynter Mosse, Cooper Mueck, Elizabeth Dean, Noelle Jewett
Round 1: 210, Round 2: 135, Teamwork: 20, Total 365 - Ranked 6/28

Junior Team 2: Layne Horak, Samuel Hall, Colton Kadlacek, Daniel Tennison, Aiden Kellner
Round 1: 150, Round 2: 160, Teamwork: 24, Total 334 - Ranked 8/28

Senior Team: Reagan Hoffmann, McKenna Hall, Elijah Harris, David Tennison
Round 1: 150, Round 2: 150, Teamwork: 22, Total 322 - Ranked 13/32

Brazos County Open Buckle Show - April 21

2018 Texas 4-H Calf Roping and Break-a-Way School!

Below is the information for the 2018 Texas 4-H Calf Roping and Break-A-Way School!

Please note the following:
  • Registration is open based on a “first applied – first filled” process; application and fee must be received via mail to be registered for the event. 
  • Approximately 50 youth will be accepted into the school…. Once registration is full, an email will be sent out statewide and any applications received after that will be placed on a waiting list.
  • New this year:  All participants ages 11 years old and younger must be chaperoned by a parent/guardian in the dorms.

Congratulations, Brogan and Sidney!

At the Houston Young Guns Shoot:

After shooting on Saturday, only 10 juniors qualified to move on for the finals on  Sunday.

Brogan Ortman won 2nd place and Sidney Coffin took 4th place. Both ladies took home some cash, a new pair of boots, a gun and a new buckle. 

Way to go, Brogan and Sidney!

They made the sale at San Antonio!

Congratulations to broiler exhibitors Madison Migura (14th), Jacy Welch (Reserve Champion under FFA), Riley Cloe (4th), Layton Hemann (20th), Ray Allen Schaefer (15th) and Abby Cloe (24th). They made the sale at San Antonio! Comal 4-H had more kids in the broiler sale than any other organization in Texas! Way to go! Learning by doing is more than a motto!

2018 State Fair Market Judges

Market Judges Have Been Picked!

We are excited to announce the selection of our 2018 market judges! 

Steers - Dan Hoge from Illinois

Prospect Steers - Nick Fitzsimmons from Oklahoma

Barrows - Brian Arnold from Indiana

Lambs - Brian Reilly from Wisconsin

Goats - Brandon Morgan from Oklahoma

Broilers - Keith Scott from Floresville, Texas 

State Roundup Blog

There is a blog with info on State 4-H Roundup. You can use this web site to keep up to date on State 4-H Roundup announcements, housing, etc.

4-H Fashion & Interior Design Project

Do you have 4-H members that like to be creative in what they wear and the space around them?  The 4-H FASHION & INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT is perfect for them!  In this project youth can learn to design, construct, and be a smart consumer when purchasing clothing and household items.   Participants will have fun creating environmentally friendly projects while exploring careers in the fashion and interior design industries.  The 4-H members can choose to work on their own or with a group.

You are hearing it here first, the previous Clothing & Textiles and Interior Design & Green Living 4-H projects have been combined into one!  This exciting venture brings with it an updated webpage,, the addition of the Texas 4-H Fashion & Interior Design Ambassador Program, and more innovative opportunities to be integrated in the future.  The current Texas 4-H Clothing & Textiles Advisory Board will convert to the youth ambassador program beginning in July.

As with any 4-H program, the success is highly due to the support and promotion provided by County Extension Agents with their 4-H audience on the local level.  Please consider identifying potential Texas 4-H Fashion & Interior Design Ambassadors in your county and recruit them to apply.  Our goal is when they return from the MANDATORY training this summer, you will find them excited and prepared to serve in a leadership role to assist with educational programs.  Below are the ambassador program details and application link, and attached you will find a copy of the guidelines.
  • A senior 4-H member for the 2018-19 school year
  • Be passionate for, and active in the 4-H Fashion & Interior Design project
  • Willing and available to serve a two-year term
  • Provide a minimum of 40 hours of leadership and service
  • Attend the MANDATORY ambassador training

Application Process:
Guidelines and application link for the Texas 4-H Fashion & Interior Design Ambassadors can be found at,
  1. Applications will be accepted March 1-31
  2. Eligible 4-H members apply using the following link,
  3. Youth will complete the application and enter the name of their supervising County Extension Agent
  4. CEA will be emailed a recommendation survey to complete
  5. A selection committee will review the applications and accept up to 20 participants
  6. Applicants will be notified in April regarding results

2018 Texas 4-H Fashion & Interior Design Training:

  • Lubbock, TX
  • July 16-19
  • $250 participant fee
  • Register the month of May through 4-H Connect
For the Fashion Interior Design Ambassador application, contact and request that it be emailed to you.

Congratulations, Sidney!

In her first ever shoot at the San Antonio Livestock Show, Sidney Coffin placed 3rd in age group 2 super sporting clays. Way to go, Sidney!

Congratulations, Hoffmanns!

Kenzy Hoffmann - 5th place Medium wool

Trey Hoffmann - 2nd place Southdown at SALE 

Bulverde 4-H Club - February Meeting

The Bulverde 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Rahe Bulverde Elementary School cafeteria.  There were twelve members and ten parents and siblings in attendance.  We will not have a March meeting since it falls during spring break.  We voted to make bird feeders from soda bottles at our next meeting which will be held on Monday, April 9.  We brought books to the meeting to donate to the Bulverde-Spring Branch Library.  Isabella Martin and Hannah Pape gave us a program about the Duds to Dazzle contest.  We then played bingo and had snacks. 

Cody Stricker     


Horse Judging @ Fort Worth

2018 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Horse Judging Contest is definitely one for the books. Our team of Ashley Fuqua, Clayton Elbel, Makenzie Knipe and Sarina Mims swept the contest! First place team in all 4 categories and qualified to represent TQHA at AQHYA World and All American Quarter Horse Congress! They got trophy buckles and scholarships as well as rosettes. Ashley was high point individual overall, Clay was 3rd and Makenzie was 5th. Our team with Jacey Hall, McKenna Hall and Madison Crowder were 4th in reasons. And although they didn’t get ribbons, our team of Rebecca Aylesworth, Gabby Perez and Taylor Gunn was 15th overall.

Texas 4-H Congress - July 22-25

Texas 4-H Congress is a four-day mock legislative experience for 4-H members in grades 9th to 12th (at the time of the event).  During this time, 4-H members assume the roles of senators, representatives, lobbyists, press corps, and special interest groups to gain a first-hand understanding of how the legislative process works.  Bills that are written and sponsored by 4-H members focus on issues concerning Texas and Texas youth.  These bills are assigned to the appropriate committee, debated in committee meetings, and then on the floor of the House or Senate.  If a bill is successful in negotiation and the legislative debate in all three stages, it is delivered to the Governor of Texas 4-H Congress for his or her signature or veto.  Copies of all the bills that are signed into law during Texas 4-H Congress are provided to the Office of the Governor for review.

Age Eligibility
Official grades for Texas 4-H Congress are 9th grade to 12th grade (at the time of event). This is a prestigious event reserved for older 4-H members.  Because of the number of 4-H members allowed to attend, counties should make it a priority to select older 4-H members for the House and Senate that have never attended prior.

Headquarters for Texas 4-H Congress will be at the Sheraton Hotel, 707 East 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.

Calendar of Events for Event
February 12, 2018            Bill submission opens
February 12, 2018            Lobbyist Application Open on 4HConnect
February 12, 2018            Press Corps Online Opens on 4HConnect
March 12, 2018               SUBMIT YOUR NAME FOR CONSIDERATION TO COMAL                                                      COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE
March 23, 2018                 Lobbyist Application closes
March 23, 2018                 Press Corps Application closes
March 30, 2018                 Lobbyist and Press Corps Notification
April 1, 2018                       Early Bird Registration Opens on 4HConnect
April 30, 2018                    Early Bird Registration Closes on 4HConnect
May 1, 2018                       Registration Opens on 4HConnect
May 15, 2018                     Bill submission closes
May 31, 2018                     Registration Closes on 4HConnect
June 1, 2018                       Late Registration Opens on 4HConnect
June 15, 2018                    Late Registration Closes on 4HConnect
July 10, 2018                      District Travel Letters
July 10, 2018                      Bill Book posted online
July 20, 2018                      Texas 4-H Council Arrive
July 20, 2018                      Management Team Arrive
July 22, 2018                      Adult and Youth Participants Arrive
July 25, 2018                      All Participants Depart

Participation Costs
Registration costs include: hotel, meals & snacks, and registration fee. Other costs that delegates may have include transportation to and from Austin, meals in route to and from Austin, three (3) breakfast meals while in Austin, and incidental spending money.

House/Senate/Press Corps/Lobbyist  $350.00
Technology Team Members              $350.00
The registration cost of $350.00 is due in part to the assistance of more than $150,000.00 from such donors as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, RSMIS Foundation, Ed Rachal Foundation to name a few.  Without these gracious donors, the registration cost would be more than $600.00 per person.

Travel Information
Start Date:  Sunday, July 22, 2018   District Capitol Tours are on Sunday afternoon.  Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. followed by the Opening Session.

End Date:  Wednesday, July 25, 2018  All Participants must depart the hotel by 10:00 am

Travel costs are not covered in the registration fees.  Each district determines coordination of travel to and from the event.  Additional district transportation fees will need to be communicated with 
Congress Coordinator by February 23, 2018.

Parking is available at the hotel for approximately $20.00 per day for self-parking.  

Submission of Legislative Bills
CHANGE FOR 2018:  A requirement for a 4-H member to participate in Texas 4-H Congress is that they submit a COMPLETE bill for consideration.  This includes Texas 4-H Council and Tech Team members. Any 4-H member can submit a bill regardless if they are attending Texas 4-H Congress or not in order for them to be engaged in the legislative process and the 4-H citizenship project.  This will give all 4-H members the opportunity to participate in an exercise in civic engagement. To accomplish the writing and submission of legislative bills it is recommended that the County Extension Agent, or a volunteer, assist the youth in learning about what a quality bill is, how to write one, and then submitting the bill on-line. Refer to the Texas 4-H publication entitled “Understanding the Texas Legislative Process, A Guide for Participating in Texas 4-H Congress.”  This publication is located on the Texas 4-H website. 4-H members from the same county, or other counties, are not allowed to submit the same bill for meeting this requirement.

Participant Quotas
Quotas are set for 4-H House and Senate members.  The quota does not include adults, Texas 4-H Council, Texas 4-H Technology Team, Press Crops, and/or Lobbyist member selections.  Texas 4-H Congress strives to increase and provide greater opportunity for minority representation.  If the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is able to accomplish the stated district quota system, this will provide an additional challenge for our youth to pass legislation that is to affect just a rural or urban area.  You MUST submit your name to the Comal County Extension office by March 12th to be considered for Texas 4-H Congress!

Participant Communication, Dress and Forms
All necessary forms for Texas 4-H Congress will be posted on the Texas 4-H Congress website, as well as sent electronically to each participant in the Texas 4-H Congress participant packet. Copies of all communications will be sent via e-mail to county and district offices.

Suggested attire for the event will also be emailed. Since this is such a prestigious event and the 4-H members will be on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and Senate, a coat and tie are to be worn by all males and professional style dresses are to be worn by females at all official legislative events. Dress for the theme party must be in line with the theme and presented in a non-offensive manner.

Theme Party
The Texas 4-H Council has selected the theme of “Jump Into Character” A night of 4-H members dressing like their favorite movie, book, comic, hero, or TV character.  The evening will include various games, contests, and interactive activities for the delegates.  See the attached flyer for additional information on the theme night.

Texas 4-H Congress Participant Roles

House or Senate Members
These roles are primarily for 4-H members that have never participated in Texas 4-H Congress. Members serving in the House or Senate should be prepared and able to speak about issues effecting Texas and Texas youth.  The issues that the 4-H member will be speaking about may or may not be related to the subject matter of the bill they submitted.  House and Senate members will be participating in a variety of professional settings such as committee meetings, chamber sessions, and may be lobbied or questioned on different issues by the Lobbyist group and/or the Press Corps. Assignments are made by the State 4-H Office.

House and Senate members allotted to participate:  260

The Lobbyist group is designed for 4-H members who have attended Texas 4-H Congress previously.  The responsibility of the Lobbyist group is to identify certain bills and then lobby members of the House and Senate to either pass or defeat the bill. Lobbyist should be knowledgeable about Texas 4-H Congress and the schedule that it follows.  Lobbyist members should be prepared to and have the ability to approach other    4-H members and persuade House and Senate members for support. The Lobbyist group will hold a private reception for certain House and Senate Members, along with Congress Leadership.

Applications to be considered for a Lobbyist position will be submitted online through 4-H CONNECT. Online application is open March 1 – 23. This time frame allows time for youth to complete the application and then be notified if they will serve in the Lobbyist role, or be considered for another role in Texas 4-H Congress.

Lobbyist allotted to participate: up to 25

Press Corps:
Texas 4-H Congress Press Corps members can be either first time or returning 4-H members. Individuals applying for the Press Corp should have strong skills in writing, word processing, interviewing, photography, and focused on making deadlines. The Press Corps is responsible for publishing a daily newspaper and helping maintain a web page/electronic communication.  Press Corps members not be able to attend certain events because of print deadlines.  Two Texas 4-H Council members and up to 15 4-H members may serve on the press corp.

Applications to be considered for a Press Corp position will be submitted online through 4-H CONNECT. Online application is open March 1 – 23. This time frame allows time for youth to complete the application and then be notified if they will serve in a Press Corp role, or be considered for another role in Texas 4-H Congress.

Press Corps members allotted to participate:  up to 15

Technology Team:
Up to four (4) members from the Texas 4-H Technology Team will be selected by the group’s adult leadership to participate in Texas 4-H Congress.  These individuals will be responsible for assisting with webpage publication, videotaping, streaming video, podcasting, and other technology based tasks. 

Technology Team members allotted to participate:  4

2018 Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Courses

2018 Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Short Courses:

Texas A&M University July 16-19, 2018
               Cost: $250

Texas Tech University/West Texas A&M University July 23-26, 2018
               Cost: $250

Selection Criteria:

•             Senior age (14-18) 4-H youth that have exhibited a superior level of ambition regarding his/her livestock projects
•             Students with a profound interest in animal science, animal production and advocacy
•             Students have shown advanced leadership qualities and a willingness to help others
•             Top 25% class rank

Application Process:

  1. Applicant goes to:
  2. Student will complete the application and enter the contact information of supervising County Extension Agent
  3. CEA will be automatically emailed a recommendation survey
  4. A selection committee will review the applications and accept up to 25 participants per university
  5. Applications are due June 1, 2018
  6. Applicants will be notified by June 15, 2018 regarding application result