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

District Leadership Lab – June 19-21, 2017

The objective of Leadership Lab is for delegates to bring back to the county what they have learned and train others in the county.

Registration will be on 4-H Connect May 1-31, 2017. LATE REGISTRATION will be available June 1-2, 2017 ONLY. Payment will not be processed on 4-H Connect until registration is accepted on the District level, at the close of registration.

District 10 Leadership Lab will be held June 19th - 21st at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood, Texas.  Cost is $200 per youth participant. The cost includes all meals except lunch on Monday and Wednesday. It DOES NOT include transportation to the 4-H Center.

All participants must be at least 13 years of age by the date of Leadership Lab. No graduating seniors may attend, unless you are a current District Council officer.

Every participant will need to complete a Health and Release form packet. Forms are available from 4-H Connect and are due to the County Extension Office by June 5th. One copy of the forms will travel with you to Leadership Lab. The forms are also available on our web site - CLICK HERE

What to Bring:
-         Toiletry items (soap, shampoo, etc.)
-         Clothing
-         Bedding
-         Swimsuit
-         Sturdy shoes
-         Old tennis shoes or water shoes

What NOT to Bring:
-       Ropes, roping dummies, fireworks, excessive food/drinks, gum, expensive jewelry.
-       NO daisy duke shorts, halter tops, spaghetti string tops, shirts that show mid-riff, or clothing, caps, etc. that advertise alcohol, tobacco products or anything else that is not appropriate.

THEME: “The Bare Necessities of 4-H”

One of the major events of Lab is the election of officers for District 10 4-H Council. Refer to the standing rules for eligibility. Council Officer Applications are due to the District Office by May 31, 2017 via online application on the District website: http://d104-h.tamu.edu/district-4-h-council/. Any 4-H’er who has attended Leadership Lab at least one year prior to this year is eligible to seek an office. Applications will be accepted ONLINE ONLY.

Candidates will participate in a question/answer session in front of the voting delegates following speeches. Candidates will be sent a list of potential questions at the beginning of June. Each candidate will be asked 2 questions from the list and one question that is not on the list. Candidates who apply will be allowed to bring ONE poster board size (22” x 18”) campaign poster to Lab. No other campaign materials will be allowed, i.e. candy, flyers, gum, etc.


Texas 4-H Horse Validation - It's Time!


If you want to show your horse at the District or State Horse Shows, or board your horse at the Extension office facilities, you MUST validate your horse(s). Please be aware that you will need left side, right side and front facing photos of your horse when you validate.

For more information about horse validation and the State 4-H Horse Show, 
CLICK HERE.

Coop Club

The Coop Club has changed their meeting location to the Extension Office. The meetings for May through August have been scheduled (see below). You may also check the 4-H calendar for the meeting dates and times.
 
Mon May 15
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Coop Club - kitchen
Mon Jun 19
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Coop Club - EMR
Mon Jul 17
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Coop Club - kitchen
Mon Aug 21
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Coop Club - EMR
 
The meeting date and time for September and beyond will be posted at a later date. 
 

Youth Range Workshop


Texas 4-H Veterinary Science Camp Update


Vet Science - April Meeting

The Vet Science 4-H Club meeting on April 6th was called to order by Makenzie Knipe, with 18 members, 2 adults and 1 guest in attendance. Our guest speaker was Dr. Gary Brotze from Creekview Veterminary Clinic. We discussed our field trip to Hollow Tree Horse Ranch on April 13th and in May we will have officer elections.


District 10 Meats Judging Contest - April 19, 2017

3rd place District 10 Meats Judging team - Going to state! Only 9 points separated top 3 teams!

Clay Elbel, Cody Elbel, Barrett Kerr, Kenzy Hoffmann 

6th place Intermediate team: Hannah Wittig, Trey Hoffmann, Layne Horak



Congratulations to Barrett Kerr, 2nd Place Overall

Poultry Institute for Youth - June 11-13th

POULTRY INSTITUTE FOR YOUTH

June 11-13, 2017

The U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, in conjunction with the Texas A&M Poultry Science Department and the Aggie Leadership Council sponsor the TAMU Poultry Institute for Youth. The Institute is held every summer on the Texas A&M campus. The purpose of this program is to give high school students a chance to learn about the poultry industry through hands-on activities. The participants will have the opportunity to meet Texas A&M staff as well as leaders from the poultry industry. A portion of the institute will consist of hands-on experience by working directly with poultry as well as visiting poultry facilities. Check out our Facebook Photo Album of the 2016 Poultry Institute for Youth!
Eligibility:13423820_10154250447895948_3451343934666876879_n
1. Attendees must be a high school junior or senior in the following school year, or a college freshman;
2. Have an interest in poultry;
3. Willing to interact with other individuals/groups about the poultry industry;
4. Interest in meeting with individuals from Texas A&M University and the poultry industry.

Cost:
A registration fee of $50 will be required for each participant that is selected to attend the Institute. This fee is to be paid upon acceptance to the program. Registration fees will be paid online once students receive their acceptance packets. Do not send money with the application. All other expenses, except transportation to and from College Station, will be covered by the sponsorship of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.
Applications & Selection Process:
Applications are available in the spring and may be submitted through mail, email (Allison.noll@tamu.edu), or fax. Participants will be selected by members of the Texas A&M University Poultry Institute Staff. Eligible participants will be selected on the basis of their applications and supporting documents.
For additional questions regarding the Poultry Institute for Youth, please contact Allison Noll (Allison.noll@tamu.edu).
2017 TAMU Poultry Institute for Youth Application – Due by Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Market Poultry Production & Selection Workshop - May 20th

MARKET POULTRY PRODUCTION & SELECTION WORKSHOP

PMWS - 2014-200May 20, 2017

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity to “hear the experts” and work alongside Texas’ major poultry judges. Educational activities include in-depth discussion on:
brooding, management, sanitation and feeding programs and selection and processing methods for broilers, turkeys and roasters. Also “hands on” practice in early culling and selecting, handling
your birds during the show and “putting together” show pens.
For more information, please contact Dr. Greg Archer (garcher@poultry.tamu.edu or 979-845-4319).
Location: Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex
Registration:
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/productListingDetails/2267
Or just go to agriliferegister.tamu.edu and search poultry.

Historians - You Need to Get Working on Your Scrapbooks!

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 DUE August 1st 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 13x17”
- Digital Scrapbook – use a digital scrapbook format; submit an electronic copy on flash drive or CD/DVD OR print the pages and submit hard copy of the scrapbook.
- PowerPoint Presentation – submit a PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive or CD.

Texas 4-H Roundup - June 5-8, 2017


The 2017 Texas 4-H Roundup kicks off in less than 50 days!!
Are you ready to see your #4HDream come true?


Registration Opens
May 1st (@ NOON) - May 16th (11:59pm)
*NO LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED*

Below are direct links to important information 
Visit the  Texas 4-H Roundup Event Webpage for full event details


2017 Texas 4-H Roundup t-shirt
PRE-SALE ONLY via 4-H CONNECT Registration!!!
Design credit : Kylee Erickson, Clay County 4-H 



Roundup Contest Rules and Guidelines | details here




Camps and Specialty Workshops: 

ATV Safety Training Course offered during Roundup | details here

Veterinary Science Summer Camp | details here
June 5-8, 2017 in conjunction with Texas 4-H Roundup
Limited to first 20 registered via Roundup Registration on 4-H Connect

*NEW THIS YEAR* Youth Health Summit| details here
   


Texas 4-H Giving Back

Support Your First Responders Community Service Project | details here 
Coordinated by Texas 4-H Council

Roundup Service Project - Plastic Bag Mats for the Homeless  | details  



Donate to the Silent Auction | details here
Coordinated by TAE4-HA


Submit audition here

 
Roundup Trade Show & Career Exposition Information | details here


Sam Riggs will be in concert Thursday, June 8th to close out the event! 




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Close to Home Elects Officers!

Our 2017-2018 club officers are:

President: Aubrey Harris
1st VP- Nahalie Stidhem
2nd VP- Allyson Reyna
3rd VP-Elijah Harris
Secretary-Grace Gambrell
Treasurer-Hannah Kolb
Reporter-Flori Rosenthal
Health & Safety-Jackson Craun
Historian- Jacey Hall
Parliamentarian- Gus Scotch
Community Outreach Coordinator-Nathanael Hall
Finance- Gregory Weston, Jacey Hall, Grace Gambrell, Allyson Reyna

County Council Delegates: Allyson Reyna, Grace Gambrell, Aubrey Harris, Nahalie Stidhem 
Alternate Delegates: Elijah Harris, Samuel Hall 

District 10 4-H Horse Show - June 13-14, 2017

District 10 4-H Horse Show – June 13-14, 2017
Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane or 2001 US 90W, Uvalde

Registration on 4-H Connect: May 2 – May 19, 2017NO LATE REGISTRATION
To register for the District Horse Show you must have your horse validated on 4-H Connect by May 1st!

District 10 4-H Horse Show – June 13-14, 2017
Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Lane or 2001 US 90W, Uvalde

Registration on 4-H Connect: May 2 – May 19, 2017 – NO LATE REGISTRATION
To register for the District Horse Show you must have your horse validated on 4-H Connect by May 1st!

Due to the Comal County Extension office by May 26:
            1)    Copy of negative Coggins certificate for each horse entered
a.     Coggins papers must be valid through the District and State Horse Show (July 31, 2017), not just through entry deadline. Dates of Coggins papers MUST be legible.
            2)    Medical release for each exhibitor
            3)    Sample Registration Form from 4-H Connect (this is what tells us your exact entries so we can certify them).

**Please Note: Schedule has changed for this year!**
Changes to the 2017 Horse Show will be the addition of two age groups to SELECT classes (please refer to the schedule for classes affected). Those age divisions will be Junior/Intermediate – Grades 3-8, and Senior – Grades 9-12.

The District will offer the following 28 classes in Divisions that make up the Qualifying Show. A 4-H’er must show in at least one class in a Division in order to ‘qualify’ for the State 4-H Horse Show in that particular division. A futurity project horse must be shown at District in order to qualify for a futurity division at the State show.

Tuesday, June 13
Classes: (Registration opens at 8 a.m.)
Showmanship at Halter*
Registered & Grade 4 year old and younger Geldings
Registered & Grade 5 year old and older Geldings
Grand and Reserve Gelding
Yearling Halter Gelding Futurity
Registered & Grade 4 year old and younger Mares
Registered & Grade 5 year old and older Mares
Grand and Reserve Mare
Yearling Halter Filly Futurity
Yearling Longe Line Futurity

After Lunch:
Hunter Showmanship*
Hunter Under Saddle*
Hunt Seat Equitation*
Hunt Seat Versatility*
Western Pleasure*
Western Horsemanship*
Western Riding*
Stock Horse Horsemanship*
Trail*

Wednesday, June 14
Pole Bending*
Barrels*
Stakes*
2 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Pattern Class (Phase 1)
3 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Pattern Class (Phase 1)
2 Year Old Futurity Versatility Class (Phase 2)
3 Year Old Futurity Reining Class (Phase 3)
2 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Class – Group (Phase 3)
3 Year Old Futurity Stock Horse Trail Class (Phase 2)

Entry Fees: $15 flat fee for each class (exhibitor may enter as many classes as they wish)

Class Changes/Scratches: Contestants who register by May 18th may add classes at the Horse Show or after registration closes. However, each additional class will cost the original $15 fee plus another $25 late registration fee (totaling $40 per additional class). All added classes must be paid with check only. No refunds will be given.
Stalls & Shavings:
Stalls are paid on 4-H Connect ONLY. Cost for stalls will be $20 per stall per night, regardless of number of hours used. Shavings will NOT be available for sale – exhibitors must bring their own!

Monday, June 12th: Horses may begin stalling @ 5:00 p.m. ONLY, we will not be prepared for stalling any earlier than that due to facility needing time to clean from the weekend’s event, so please do not ask the Fairplex office to let you into a stall!

RV Spaces: RV Rental will be handled through the District 10 4-H Office. The fee will be $35 for each RV spot, per nighit. RV spots are first come, first served. RV spots will be paid on 4-H Connect. An RV spot does not include a stall for your horse – you must also reserve a stall at the time of registration.

National Anthem:
4-H members have an opportunity to apply to sing the National Anthem on either Tuesday, June 13th or Wednesday, June 14th to kick off the District 10 Horse Show. Applications should be in the form of a video in Windows Media (.WMV) or .AVI file format of the 4-H member singing the National Anthem a capella. Entry should be emailed to Todd Swift, South Region – Regional Program Leader – AG (twswift@ag.tamu.edu) no later than May 20, 2017 with the following information included in the email:
-       Name
-       Address
-       City/State/Zip Code
-       Phone Number
-       Cell Phone Number
-       E-mail Address
-       County
-       Age
-       Preferred Day to Perform

**Please Note: Schedule has changed for this year!**
Changes to the 2017 Horse Show will be the addition of two age groups to SELECT classes (please refer to the schedule for classes affected). Those age divisions will be Junior/Intermediate – Grades 3-8, and Senior – Grades 9-12.

The District will offer the following 28 classes in Divisions that make up the Qualifying Show. A 4-H’er must show in at least one class in a Division in order to ‘qualify’ for the State 4-H Horse Show in that particular division. A futurity project horse must be shown at District in order to qualify for a futurity division at the State show.

Tuesday, June 13
Classes: (Registration opens at 8 a.m.)
Showmanship at Halter*
Registered & Grade 4 year old and younger Geldings
Registered & Grade 5 year old and older Geldings
Grand and Reserve Gelding
Yearling Halter Gelding Futurity
Registered & Grade 4 year old and younger Mares
Registered & Grade 5 year old and older Mares
Grand and Reserve Mare
Yearling Halter Filly Futurity
Yearling Longe Line Futurity

After Lunch:
Hunter Showmanship*
Hunter Under Saddle*
Hunt Seat Equitation*
Hunt Seat Versatility*
Western Pleasure*
Western Horsemanship*
Western Riding*
Stock Horse Horsemanship*
Trail*

Wednesday, June 14
Pole Bending*
Barrels*
Stakes*
2 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Pattern Class (Phase 1)
3 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Pattern Class (Phase 1)
2 Year Old Futurity Versatility Class (Phase 2)
3 Year Old Futurity Reining Class (Phase 3)
2 Year Old Futurity Pleasure Class – Group (Phase 3)
3 Year Old Futurity Stock Horse Trail Class (Phase 2)

Entry Fees: $15 flat fee for each class (exhibitor may enter as many classes as they wish)

Class Changes/Scratches: Contestants who register by May 18th may add classes at the Horse Show or after registration closes. However, each additional class will cost the original $15 fee plus another $25 late registration fee (totaling $40 per additional class). All added classes must be paid with check only. No refunds will be given.
Stalls & Shavings:
Stalls are paid on 4-H Connect ONLY. Cost for stalls will be $20 per stall per night, regardless of number of hours used. Shavings will NOT be available for sale – exhibitors must bring their own!

Monday, June 12th: Horses may begin stalling @ 5:00 p.m. ONLY, we will not be prepared for stalling any earlier than that due to facility needing time to clean from the weekend’s event, so please do not ask the Fairplex office to let you into a stall!

RV Spaces: RV Rental will be handled through the District 10 4-H Office. The fee will be $35 for each RV spot, per nighit. RV spots are first come, first served. RV spots will be paid on 4-H Connect. An RV spot does not include a stall for your horse – you must also reserve a stall at the time of registration.

National Anthem:
4-H members have an opportunity to apply to sing the National Anthem on either Tuesday, June 13th or Wednesday, June 14th to kick off the District 10 Horse Show. Applications should be in the form of a video in Windows Media (.WMV) or .AVI file format of the 4-H member singing the National Anthem a capella. Entry should be emailed to Todd Swift, South Region – Regional Program Leader – AG (twswift@ag.tamu.edu) no later than May 20, 2017 with the following information included in the email:
-       Name
-       Address
-       City/State/Zip Code
-       Phone Number
-       Cell Phone Number
-       E-mail Address
-       County
-       Age
-       Preferred Day to Perform