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:

4-H Google Calendar

Club Officer Training - July 31st - Don't Forget!

If you were elected to any office in your 4-H club for the 2015-2016 4-H year, the county-wide Club Officer Training will be held Friday, July 31st from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Extension Meeting Room.

This workshop will prepare officers to fulfill their role in their 4-H club. 4-H members will have a chance to work with their fellow club officers to discuss goals and ideas for the new year. Beyond learning about officer duties, 4-H'ers will have fun playing games with the Council Officer team. See you there!

Pictures Needed for Awards Program - by July 24th! Deadline is today!

4-H Awards Program - August 6th - Tickets on sale now! Purchase by 7/28!

Did you have perfect attendance in your 4-H club?
Have you turned in a recordbook?
Did you apply for a Gold, Silver or Bronze Star Award?
Did you attend a state or national event or competition?
Did you win a state 4-H scholarship or apply for the Extension Education Club's 4-H Scholarship?

If you answered "YES!" to any of the above questions, then YOU should plan to attend the annual Comal County 4-H Awards Program on Thursday, August 6th.

Tickets are on sale NOW at $7 per person.

The Awards Program will begin with a BBQ dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the McKenna Events Center on San Antonio Street in New Braunfels...and yes, everyone who attends must purchase a ticket, even if you don't plan to eat!

Tickets must be purchased by July 28th! Please bring a check payable to Comal 4-H Council or correct change.  

Equine Ambassadors

This past Monday, Texas 4-H Equine Ambassadors Kaitlyn Smith, Ashley Fuqua and Payton Miner  gave a presentation on horses at the Bavarian Community Center. Ambassadors taught parts of a horse, horse tack, knot tying and how to measure a horse. The kids then enjoyed getting to measure themselves with hands to see how tall they would be in hands. A hand is equal to four inches and is the unit of measure for measuring the height of a horse. 

1st Annual First Tee 4-H Golf Challenge

They will be hosting this event on August 10, 2015 in Kerrville at the Riverhill Country Club and will follow the same format that was used last year at the 4-H Golf Challenge in College Station.  There will be a 3 person golf scramble, with 9 questions to be answered on the course and the written exam after.  You can go to the Texas 4-H website to get the information about the nutrition/cultivation/fertilization/mowing/irrigation/weeds/insects/diseases that will be covered in the exam. 

The Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center has agreed to give all participants a discount rate for hotel reservations on Sunday, August 9th.  Here is the reservation link for your convenience.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carla Schuster at or 830/928-3308. 

A copy of the registration form is below!

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Program

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Youth Education Fall Training Workshop

District 4-H Horse Show Results

Congratulations to those 4-H'ers who competed in the District 4-H Horse Show in Uvalde on June 16-17. Results are posted below:

Showmanship at Halter:
Grace Buschfort - 4th
Allison King - 6th
Makenzie Knipe
Clayton Elbel

Geldings 5 Yr. Old and Older:
Grace Buschfort - 5th
Clayton Elbel - 6th 

Mares 4 Yr. Old and Younger:
Clayton Elbel - 2nd

Mares 5 Yr. Old and Older:
Clayton Elbel - 5th

Yearling Halter Filly Futurity:
Clayton Elbel - 2nd

Yearling Long Line Futurity:
Clayton Elbel - 2nd

Hunter Showmanship:
Clayton Elbel - 5th
Grace Buschfort - 8th

Hunter Under Saddle:
Grace Buschfort - 2nd
Clayton Elbel - 6th

Hunter Seat Equitation:
Grace Buschfort - 2nd
Clayton Elbel - 5th

Western Pleasure:
Grace Buschfort - 3rd
Allison King - 6th

Western Horsemanship:
Grace Buschfort - 4th

Western Riding:
Allison King - 1st

Stock Horse Horsemanship:
Allison King - 1st
Makenzie Knipe - 9th

Grace Buschfort - 1st
Allison King - 6th

Pole Bending:
Clayton Elbel - 29.749 sec

Clayton Elbel - 19.994 sec

Clayton Elbel - 13.12 sec
Makenzie Knipe - 14.045

Guadalupe County Robotics Day Camp - July 20-24

County Robotics Day Camp July 20-24th
Time: 1:00pm-5PM
Cost: $25.00
RSVP: 830-303-3889
This camp will meet each day at the County Extension Office
210 East Live Oak St, Seguin, TX 78155
The Guadalupe County 4-H SET & Robotics Project group will teach kids about the Robotics project, train them in programming and building skills, build motionless lego contraptions, learning about other aspects of the SET Project available.  You do NOT need to be a member of the 4-H program to attend but we are hoping you will join as a result!
If you would like to RSVP for this program or like more information, contact the Guadalupe County Extension office at 830-303-3889.We hope to see you there!!

Lamb & Goat Validation Tags

It's time to order tags for the 2015-2016 Lamb, Goat, Breeding Goat and Breeding Sheep validation program.

Deadline for ordering lamb & goat tags will be August 14, 2015

Tags for market lambs, market goats, wether dams and wether does are $12 each. 

Lambs and goats validated for 2015 State Fair of Texas will have to be re-validated for the 2016 Winter/Spring major shows. State Fair of Texas validation tags will not be accepted at any other shows.

Livestock Ambassador Kenzy Hoffmann


Congrats to Kenzy Hoffmann! She was recently accepted and completed the Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassador Camp from July 7-10 at Texas Tech University. She is excited and honored to be able to serve Comal County and District 10 4-H programs! 

District Recordbook Results

Congratulations to our 4-H'ers for their stellar showing at District Recordbook Judging. The results are listed below. For those of you who don't know, there are 21 counties in District 10!

Wyatt Edwards - Sheep - 4th place
Nathanael Hall - Science, Engineering & Technology - 1st place
Layton Hemann - Poultry - 5th place
Trey Hoffmann - Goat - 5th place
Raleigh Rahe - Clothing & Textiles - 2nd place
Peyton Wirebaugh - Food & Nutrition - 1st place
Dylan Wunderlich - Natural Resources - 1st place

Kylee Edwards - Sheep - 3rd place
McKenna Hall - Clothing & Textiles - 4th place
Kenzy Hoffmann - Goat - 1st place
Reagan Hoffmann - Rabbit - 5th place
Makenzie Knipe - Horse - 3rd place
Keene Kreusler - Natural Resources - 1st place
Helena MacCrossan - Personal Development - 1st place
Clay Migura - Swine - Participation
Mason Miner - Shooting Sports - 3rd place
Lila Moseley - Photography - 2nd place
Presley Wirebaugh - Food & Nutrition - 3rd place

Grace Buschfort - Horse - 1st place - GOING TO STATE!
Cody Elbel - Beef - Participation
Jacey Hall - Personal Development - 2nd place
Jenna Hall - Science, Engineering & Technology - 4th place
Caitlyn Homewood - Rabbit - 1st place - GOING TO STATE!
Kaleigh Lawson - Shooting Sports - 3rd place
Zoe Lovelady - Food & Nutrition - 2nd place
Bridget Martin - Vet Science - 3rd place
Payton Miner - Communication & Expressive Arts - 2nd place
Kolton Neuse - Sheep - 3rd place
Kaitlyn Smith - Leadership - 4th place
Shelby Steinbach - Poultry - 1st place - GOING TO STATE!
Jordanne Stetter - Clothing & Textiles - 1st place - GOING TO STATE!

Hill Country Central 2015-2016 Officers

Congratulations to Hill Country Central's new slate of officers!

President: Payton Miner
1st Vice-President: Corey Friesenhahn
2nd Vice-President: Phillip Vineyard
3rd Vice-President: Chad Friesenhahn
Secretary: Jacob Timmermann
Treasurer: Tyler Vineyard

Reporter: Charlie Seiter
Parliamentarian: Bradley Timmermann
Health Officer: Mason Miner
Historian:  TBD
Council Delegates: Charlie Seiter, Tyler Vineyard, Jacob Timmermann
Alternate Delegate: Bradley Timmermann

Diaper Drive!

4-H Night at Minute Maid Park

Houston Astros Fans, make plans now to attend this year's Texas 4-H Night at Minute Maid Park on September 26th. Order your tickets in advance to earn money for your county 4-H program!

4-H Day at the Ball Park

Bring the whole 4-H family for a fun night out at Globe Life Park to watch the Texas Rangers against the Seattle Mariners September 19th! Pat Green Post-Game Concert also that evening! Order your tickets in advance to earn money for your county 4-H program!


THANK YOU to the following people who helped judge county recordbooks:

Commissioner Jen Crownover
Elizabeth MacCrossan
Antonia MacCrossan
Helena MacCrossan
Casey Ellis
Rachel Fuqua
Donna Fuqua
Ashley Fuqua
Shelby Steinbach

HUGS and THANK YOU to those who helped with lunch and brought fruit and desserts - we couldn't have done it without you!

Sarah Permenter
Abby Permenter (and her brother - I'm sorry, I didn't get your name!)
Tamara Lovelady 
Zoe Lovelady
Shelby Steinbach
Ione Steinbach

We appreciate you ALL!!!! My apologies to those who were inadvertently left off yesterday's list!


2014-2015 4-H Recordbooks Submitted!

Recordbooks were submitted by the 4-H’ers listed below. County judging was June 30th. Those selected as 1st place blue ribbon quality books will go on to be judged at District on July 9th in Travis County. You may pick up your recordbooks after you receive the email on Wednesday, July 1st. Those going on to District judging must be back in our hands by Monday, July 6th.

Wyatt Edwards, Sheep, 1st place
Nathanael Hall, Science, Engineering & Technology, 1st place                         
Layton Hemann, Poultry, 1st place                         
Trey Hoffmann, Goat, 1st place                
Kasen Kreusler, Natural Resources, 2nd place
Madison Migura, Food & Nutrition, 2nd place
Lainey Moseley, Clothing & Textiles, 2nd place
Raleigh Rahe, Clothing & Textiles, 1st place
Reagan Rahe, Food & Nutrition, 3rd place
Peyton Wirebaugh, Food & Nutrition, 1st place
Dylan Wunderlich, Natural Resources, 1st place

Clayton Eckhardt, Sheep2nd place
Kylee Edwards, Sheep, 1st place
McKenna Hall, Clothing & Textiles, 1st place
Kenzy Hoffmann, Goat, 1st place
Reagan Hoffmann, Rabbit, 1st place
Makenzie Knipe, Horse, 1st place
Keene Kreusler, Natural Resources, 1st place
Helena MacCrossan, Personal Development, 1st place
Clay Migura, Swine, 1st place
Mason Miner, Shooting Sports, 1st place
Lila Moseley, Photography, 1st place
Nahalie Stidhem, Clothing & Textiles, 2nd place
Emily Watts, Goat, 2nd place
Presley Wirebaugh, Food & Nutrition, 1st place

Grace Buschfort, Horse, 1st place
Megan Eckhardt, Sheep, 2nd place
Clay Elbel, Veterinary Science, 2nd place
Cody Elbel, Beef, 1st place      
Ashley Fuqua, Horse, 2nd place
Jacey Hall, Personal Development, 1st place
Jenna Hall, Science, Engineering & Technology, 1st place                         
Caitlyn Homewood, Rabbit, 1st place
Allison King, Horse, 3rd place
Kaleigh Lawson, Shooting Sports, 1st place
Zoe Lovelady, Food & Nutrition, 1st place
Bridget Martin, Veterinary Science, 1st place      
Payton Miner, Communication & Expressive Arts, 1st place
Kolton Neuse, Sheep, 1st place
Kaitlyn Smith, Leadership, 1st place
Shelby Steinbach, Poultry, 1st place
Jordanne Stetter, Clothing & Textiles, 1st place      


Club Manager and 4-H Council Meetings for 2015-2016

Attention Club Managers and 4-H Council members, please save these dates!

September 2, 2015 - Council Meeting, Club Manager Meeting (both at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office)

November 4, 2015 - Council Meeting, Club Manager Meeting (both at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office)

December 2, 2015 - Council decorates courthouse tree (4:00 p.m. at the courthouse)

February 3, 2016 - Council Meeting, Club Manager Meeting (both at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office)

April 6, 2016 - Council Meeting, Club Manager Meeting (both at 6:30 p.m. at the Extension office)

CHOPPED Casting Call

Claybusters - June Meeting and New Officers

Claybusters met on June 18th with 65 people attending (35 members and 30 parents/ adults). Our community service project was club clean up for Mr. Van Ausdall. Shooters were reminded to donate/find sponsors for the Comal Shoot and to bring in raffle items. Shooters have until the end of the month to sign up for the Comal Shoot. Health and Safety topic was a reminder of shooting etiquette. Then elections were held for the new officers for next year.

2015-2016 Officers are:
President - Kaleigh Lawson
1st Vice-President - Cody Elbel
2nd Vice-President - Trey Fischer
3rd Vice-President - Andrea Hinojosa
Secretary - Colton Engel
Treasurer - Liam Ortman
Reporter - Bradley Lindsey
Health & Safety Officer - Kendall Jaroszewski
Council Delegates - Sydney Marburger, Aidan Ortman, Logan Dean

Our next meeting is July 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. We will discuss the Comal Shoot.

Submitted by: Andrea Hinojosa

Homegrown 2015-2016 Officers

2015-2016 Homegrown Officers
President: Jordanne Stetter
1st Vice-President: Ashley Fuqua
2nd Vice-President: Jenna Hall
3rd Vice-President: McKenna Hall
Secretary/Reporter: Jacey Hall
Health & Safety: Camryn Stetter
Historian: TBD
Parliamentarian: TBD
Council Delegates: Jordanne Stetter, Camryn Stetter, McKenna Hall, Jacey Hall

Mandatory Barn Meeting - July 14th

A mandatory meeting will be held on July 14th for those who intend to board their animals (hogs, goats, lambs, horses) on the Extension property for the 2015-2016 4-H year, which begins September 1st, 2015. 

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Extension Meeting Room.

Wacky Wednesdays are coming!

Wacky Wednesday information was in your June newsletter! If you missed it, there's a synopsis below (click on the picture to make it bigger). The full packet is online here.

2015-2016 Comal County 4-H Council Officers

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Comal County 4-H Council Officer team! Officers are:

Chairman: Shelby Steinbach
1st Vice-Chairman: Kaitlyn Smith
2nd Vice-Chairman: Payton Miner
3rd Vice-Chairman: Phillip Vineyard
Secretary: Kenzy Hoffmann
Treasurer: Megan Eckhardt
Reporter: Clayton Elbel
Historian: Ashley Fuqua
Parliamentarian: Bridget Martin
Community Service Coordinator: Presley Wirebaugh
District Delegates: Ashley Fuqua, Kenzy Hoffmann, Shelby Steinbach
Alternate District Delegates: Cody Elbel, Clayton Elbel