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

4-H Google Calendar

Club Manager Meeting - September 3rd @ 7 p.m.



The managers of our 14 4-H clubs will meet on Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Extension Meeting Room for their first meeting of the 2014-2015 4-H year! This will follow Kathleen Greer’s parent meeting. 

We encourage new Club Managers and returning Club Managers to attend to get vital information for the upcoming year! The list of Club Managers is posted here.

Only Club Managers will attend this meeting. Club Managers will then share necessary info with their club’s adult leaders and committee chairs. 

Topics up for discussion include, but are not limited to:
- Financial Management
- Google Drive Info
- 4-H Dance

Parent Meeting - September 3rd @ 6:30 p.m.



On Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:30 to 6:55 p.m., all 4-H parents are invited to attend a meeting in the Extension Meeting Room with Kathleen Greer, District Extension Administer for District 10. She will be speaking on the future of 4-H in District 10.

District 10 CLEANUP CAMPOUT - October 18-19, 2014


District Community Service Project



District Community Service Project


District 10 4-H Rode Cup


One Day 4-H - October 11th


Awards Program Recap



      Comal County 4-H members, parents, leaders, and supporters celebrated a variety of 4-H member and adult volunteer accomplishments at the annual Comal County 4-H Awards Program on Thursday evening, August 14, 2014 at the Comal County Fairgrounds. The theme for the evening was “Ignite 4-H - Spark Leadership, Fuel Change.” The highlight of the evening was the naming of this year’s Comal County 4-H Gold Star Award recipients Grace Buschfort, Payton Miner, and Emily Noland. The Silver Star Awards were presented to Kolton Neuse, Shelby Steinbach, and Jordanne Stetter. The Bronze Star Awards were presented to Clayton Elbel, Cody Elbel, and Presley Wirebaugh. These Star Award recipients were congratulated and presented their certificates and plaques by Comal County Commissioner Donna Eccleston.
The Rookie of the Year Award is presented to first-year 4-H members who have demonstrated outstanding involvement. This year’s Rookie of the Year Award recipients were Emily Watts of the Comal County Livestock Showers 4-H Club, Madison Migura of the Gruene Kountry 4-H Club, McKenna Hall of the Homegrown 4-H Club, and Adam Jacob Acosta of the Saddle Slappers 4-H Club.
Special awards were presented to individuals who support the 4-H program in Comal County. Our 4-H Alumni Award was presented to Louise Foster, a Comal County Master Gardner who devotes a lot of her time helping 4-H youth. Honorary 4-H Member Awards were presented to Janet Noland and Kellie Smith for their hours of dedicated service to the youth of Comal County. Bill Wimberley was recognized with the Friend of 4-H Award for his outstanding support of Gruene Kountry 4-H Club’s shooting sports project.
Also recognized during the awards program was Caleb McCarthy as the 2014 Comal County Extension Education Scholarship recipient, who was presented with $1,000 to help with college expenses. This scholarship from the Comal County Extension Education Study Groups has been in place since 1986 and has provided over $22,000 to Comal County 4-H youth.
    The night of recognition ended with installation of the 2014-2015 Comal County 4-H Council officers by the outgoing Council Chair, Rachel Fuqua. The new officers are: Kimberly Phelan (Chair), Payton Miner (First Vice-Chair - Programs), Shelby Steinbach (Second Vice-Chair - Recreation and Community Service), Carl Swatzell (who was not able to be present that evening, Third Vice-Chair - Membership), Antonia MacCrossan (Secretary), Ashley Fuqua (Treasurer), Kenzy Hoffmann (Reporter), Rachel Fuqua (Historian), Phillip Vineyard (Parliamentarian), Ashley Fuqua, Kaitlyn Smith, and Shelby Steinbach (District 10 4-H Council Delegates), and Kenzy Hoffmann and Payton Miner (Alternate District 10 4-H Council Delegates). 


Bronze Star Recipients: Presley Wirebaugh, Clay Elbel, Cody Elbel

Silver Star Recipients: Shelby Steinbach, Kolton Neuse, Jordanne Stetter


Gold Star Recipients: Grace Buschfort, Payton Miner, Emily Noland

Saddle Slappers Rookie A.J. Acosta
CCLS Rookie Emily Watts

Gruene Kountry Rookie Madison Migura

Homegrown Rookie McKenna Hall

EE Scholarship Recipient Caleb McCarthy and EE Presenter Ginny Daniel

4-H Fun Day! Saturday, November 15th



Save the Date!
4-H Fun Day
When great minds come together, great ideas flourish! The Comal County 4-H Council Officer team has an amazing event in the works. All Comal County 4-H members from third through twelfth grades are invited to a fun day at the Extension Office on the afternoon/evening of Saturday, November 15th. Be sure to check out the October newsletter for more details!

BOOST 4-H!



All parents, older teens, and any other adults who support 4-H are invited to join us for a night to BOOST 4-H! We’ll meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15th at Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ for a Dutch treat dinner. This is not a booster club, but we are meeting to carry out many of the duties that booster organizations handle. During this meeting we will discuss the county Fair Float, 4-H Dance, make plans for the 4-H Livestock Show, discuss 4-H’s responsibilities for the Comal County Junior Livestock Show Association Gala, county 4-H contests, annual 4-H club assignments, and 4-H fun events, etc.



While this seems like a huge task, we will do our best to keep this meeting to 1½ hours. We’ll post results of the meeting in the 4-H Online News. If you can’t join us that night, but have ideas to share or want to volunteer for something specific, please email Summer at steins@co.comal.tx.us. You  do not have to be a 4-H club manager, project leader, activity leader, or even have been through a 4-H background check to attend.



EVERYONE IS WELCOME!! And BRING A FRIEND or TWO!!