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


4-H Sportfishing Project Leader Training, Morris County - October 22-23

Registration is now open for the 4-H Sportfishing Project Leader Training to be held on October 22-23, 2022 in Morris County, District 4.

This training is open to 4-H members and volunteers statewide. See the flyer for more details.  

4-H Hunting Project Coach Training, Callahan County, November 12-13

 

Registration is now open for the 4-H Hunting Project Coach Training to be held on November 12-13, 2022 in Callahan County, District 7.

This training is open on 4honline to 4-H members and volunteers statewide.  See the flyer for more details.  


County Food Show/Food Challenge Training, September 27

Update!! We apologize for the error. 

Join us in person at the County Food Show and Food Challenge Training on 
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @ 6 pm 
in the Extension Meeting Room.

You may also watch/listen to the following videos for District Food Show and Food Challenge rules.






Just a reminder, County Food Show and Food Challenge will follow District rules.

4-H Proclamation at Commissioner's Court, September 29

National 4-H Week is October 2-8, 2022!

Join our agents in Commissioner's Court at the Proclamation signing.

Date: September 29, 2022 
Location: Commissioners Court 
100 Main Plaza, New Braunfels TX 78130
Time: 8:00 am 

If attending, please wear your favorite 4-H attire.

Special Hearts Ambassador Meeting, October 5


The Special Hearts Ambassadors will be meeting at the Extension Office on October 5th @ 6:30 pm.

The Special Hearts Livestock Show will be on the afternoon of December 4th at the Comal County Fairgrounds. More information will be released once it is available.  

County Food Show, October 23

County Food Show will follow the District rules.

Click Here to Register (Form is fillable)

Click Here for 2022 District 10 4-H Food Show Rules

County Food Challenge, October 30

County Food Challenge will follow District Rules.

Click Here to Register (Form is fillable)

Click Here for 2022 District 10 4-H Food Challenge Rules



Youth Grill-Off results

Congratulations to Noah Ayele and Joaquin Dudley! Both 4H members participated in the Youth Grill-Off held at The Luling Foundation this past Saturday, Sept 10th. They came 3rd place out of 11 teams in the Junior division.

    


Junior Master Photographer workshop, register by September 20









2022 Junior Master Photographer workshop dates are set! There is no application process for the JMP program, but spots are limited in the workshops, so encourage youth to sign up soon. Applications for certification and ambassadorship come later for those who have completed the trainings and a few additional requirements. Find additional information about the program in the attached brochure. Registration for the workshops are on v2.4honline.com.

Texas 4-H Junior Master Photographer

Texas 4-H Junior Master Ambassador


JMP Workshop I

Date: Saturday, September 24
Times: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Fee: $50

Location: Dallas Research and Extension Center; 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX

Age divisions eligible to attend: Intermediate and Senior

DSLR Camera Required (some will be available for loan on the day of the workshop)

Registration: Opens on 4HOnline August 30 and closes September 20
Limited to the first 50 youth to register.

JMP Workshop II

Date: Saturday, December 3
Times: 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Fee: $50

Location: Dallas Research and Extension Center; 17360 Coit Road, Dallas, TX
Age divisions eligible to attend: Intermediate and Senior
Must have attended Workshop I

DSLR Camera Required (some will be available for loan on the day of the workshop)

Registration: Opens on 4HOnline November 1 and closes November 28

Only open to those who have previously attended JMP Workshop I

2022 One Day 4-H - T-Shirt Order due September 22

Please get with your club manager on what your club will be doing for One Day 4-H. See the flyer below for more information on ordering t-shirts.

You may place your t-order at: 

Atascosa County Prospect Show, October 1

Pecans for Sale! pre-orders due October 28 @ 12pm

It’s that time of year again….time to order your fresh 1 lb. bag of pecans in time for the upcoming holidays. 

You can order from your local Comal County 4-H’er or our office at 325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels TX 78132. 

Our fresh pecans come from a Texas local grower in a 1 lb. bag of halves or pieces at $14 each. All the proceeds go to support your local 4-H.

Orders due by October 28th



South Texas Double Trouble Prospect Show Steer and Heifer Show – October 29, 2022

 


Remind sign up for Council delegates

If you are a council delegate, please go to the link below:

https://www.remind.com/join/4hcomal

or Text @4hcomal to 81010

You will get reminders for the council meetings. 

Comal County Fair, Volunteers needed, September 21-25

We are needing volunteers to work the school tours and informational tables at the county fair this year.

For those who want to work on Wednesday or Thursday morning school tours, you will receive an excused absence with your school.

Please click the Sign Up Genius link below and choose a date and time schedule.


Who wants to ride the 4-H Float for the Comal County Fair Parade?



Click the Sign Up Genius Link below to sign up before all the spots are taken!



Only 1 person per slot

District 10 4-H Bulletin - September 2022

 Click the   in the upper right corner of the pdf below and to enable the links.

Fall Heifer UIN's, due September 9

Fall UIN's will be available until September 9th. 

Please fill out the order form below and drop off the form and payment to the office or mail to 325 Resource Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78132. You may also drop off after hours in the black drop box on the wall by the front door.

Fall heifer UINs are $20 each.


Meat and Greet, September 14


Dairy Cattle Judging, Info meeting, September 20


Swine Tags for County and Major shows, due September 26

It is time to order your Swine tags for the 2023 stock show year.

Please fill out the order form below and drop off the form and payment to the office or mail to 325 Resource Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78132. You may also drop off after hours in the black drop box on the wall by the front door.  

Newly available this year, you may email the form to comal-tx@ag.tamu.edu, then call us to pay for tags by credit card. There is a service charge for the credit card.

All tags ordered before 5pm on September 26th are $20 each.

All Late Tag Orders after September 26th are $30 each.

Get in Gear, STEM activity for kids

Explore the power and mathematics of gears in this fun at-home STEM activity for kids. In this activity, kids will assemble and test different gear sets to see how small actions can create big movements. Along the way, they will learn how to determine the direction of gear rotations, how to build compound gear trains and the mathematics and importance of gear ratios. Get started by clicking here.


District 10 Mega Meeting, register by September 13

District 10 4-H members and adult volunteers are encouraged to join us for the 2022 District 10 4-H Mega Meeting held Saturday, October 1st, 2022 at Comfort High School in Comfort, TX (143 US-87 North, Comfort, TX 78013).  This District event gives youth and adults the opportunity to expand their 4-H knowledge and meet 4-H members in District 10.  It provides for district level leadership that they can take back to their county and teach to local 4-Hers. This year’s Mega Meeting will feature a hands-on Escape Room game for youth! Additionally, County Delegates are encouraged to attend and take part in our first District 10 4-H Council meeting for the year.

Cost: $30.00 per registrant, youth & adults (Lunch & T-Shirt Provided)

Registration Information:

  • Registration Period: September 1 – 13, 2022 via 4HOnline (v2.4honline.com)
  • Late Registration Period: September 14-16, 2022 via 4HOnline (v2.4honline.com)
  • Registration will be conducted via 4HOnline (v2.4honline.com) ALL 4-H youth members, parents, volunteers, agents must register to participate in the event. 
  • If a family has a small child that is going to stay with a parent and does not require a lunch, registration is not necessary.
  • THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR REGISTRATION FEES!  If a County has a participant cancel, they may substitute with another participant. Please contact the District office to make this arrangement.




Council and Adult Leaders Meeting, September 7

The first meeting for Council and Adult Leaders is on Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30 pm.

Please mark your calendars.

County Food Show and Food Challenge, Oct 23/30

SAVE THE DATES!

County Food Show will occur on October 23 in the Extension Meeting Room.

County Food Challenge will occur on October 30 at the Westside Community Center.

The Food Challenge planning committee will be hosting a District Food Challenge Updates Informational session for agents, volunteers and 4-H members and families on the upcoming changes to Food Challenge. Please join us on September 8th for District 10 Food Challenge Updates on the District 10 Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/District.10.4H/)! The committee will be sharing important rule changes and schedule information that you need to know as you are getting your Food challenge Teams ready.

Can’t tune in live? The recording will be posted to the Facebook page.

More information will be posted later after we gather information from the District and State guides.


Broiler order form for Major shows, due September 26

**Major shows will have a separate hatch from county (CCJLS)**

Birds must be ordered in multiples of 25, with a minimum order of 25, and a maximum of 75 per exhibitor (or a maximum of 75 per family if sharing the birds with siblings in the same household).  Individuals/Families may submit one order for the San Antonio date and one order for the Houston and Austin dates. 
Please remember that ordering chicks does NOT enter you in the Livestock Shows.

The order form below and payment are due in the Extension office by Wednesday, September 26, 2022. Late Orders cannot be accepted. 

Broiler order form for Major shows

Broiler orders for County (CCJLS) - Due September 26

**CCJLS will have a separate hatch from San Antonio**

The rule changes this year allow shared boxes among family members and minimum orders of 25 birds per exhibitor.

CCJLSA rules read: Each exhibitor MAY order an individual set of birds (up to 75) OR siblings within the same household may order and share a set of birds (up to 75). There is a minimum order per exhibitor of 25 birds or a minimum order per family of 50 birds, with a maximum order of 75 birds (in increments of 25 birds). *As each feeder must have a minimum of 25 birds and the maximum order number is 75 birds, no more than 3 siblings can share a box.

The order form and payment is due in the Extension office by Wednesday, September 26, 2022. Late  orders cannot not be accepted. Payment is due at the time of submission. 

Birds are estimated to arrive on January 20, 2023.

4-H enrollment for new year

Important! All members must re-enroll in 4-H every year.

The new 4-H year does not officially begin until September 1 but the system opened on August 15 ready to begin new year enrollment. Youth that are 8 years old and in the 3rd grade should not enroll until September 1st.

If your club is not listed when you try to enroll, please wait until September 1st to finish your enrollment. We are waiting for the State level to approve some club charters.  

Helpful enrollment resources are available at: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/4honline/, scroll down to Family Guides.

Quality Counts required for all shows, including County (CCJLS), due November 1

**Update!!

Sorry for the confusion, but Quality Counts is now required for all shows, including county.
 
Quality Counts is required for all shows, including County (CCJLS) starting this year. Exhibitors need to be verified once as a junior, once as an intermediate, and once as a senior. Junior grades are 3-5, Intermediate are students in grades 6-8, and Senior is for grades 9-12. If you classed up this year, you will need to take the Quality Counts program again before registering for any livestock shows.

Please note: Quality Counts requires a different email address for each exhibitor.

Please see document images below for information and instructions.

To register, watch videos, and take the test:
https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/qc/qcregister.aspx


Quality Counts FAQ - Students/Parents                Quality Counts Enrollment Instructions

                  

Claybusters 4-H Club Open House, September 11

Come learn more about the club.


Medina County JLS Prospect shows, September 10-11 and 17-18

See flyers below and this link for more information and entry cards: https://www.mcjls.org/show-info


2022 MCJLS Prospect Steer & Heifer Show, September 10-11











2022 MCJLS Prospect Goat & Lamb Show, September 17-18

Council and Adult Leaders - Dates for new 4-H year

Please see the dates below and mark your calendars for the Council and Adult Leaders meetings for the new 4-H year. March 8 is tentative pending the dates of the CCJLS (county) show. 

The Christmas party for this group will be an evening during the week of December 4-11, announced at a later time.

All these dates are on the 4-H google calendar found on the blog website: http://comal4-h.blogspot.com/

 

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County Wide Rec Team Training, August 15

 


Heart of Texas entries open, due August 19



Entries for Heart of Texas (HoT) are now open. Worksheets, a substitute W9, and payment are due to the Extension office by 5 pm on August 19.  Links to these documents are below.

The Extension office will enter the exhibitors for HOT using the worksheets you provide. Signatures on the worksheet and substitute W9 must be originals.

HoT Entry Worksheet

Substitute W9

Please Note: A current Quality Counts is required to enter all livestock shows including county this year. Please visit the website below to find out if your child needs to update their quality counts #. This website will also have a link to register and take the test again. 

https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/Documents/QCFAQ.pdf


Lamb and Goat tags for Major and County shows, due August 10

Lamb and Goat validation tags for Major and County shows are now available for purchase. 

See below for the Lamb and Goat tag order form. The form and payment are due to the extension office by Wednesday, August 10 @ 5pm.

The cost is $20/animal.

Tags purchased after August 10 will be $30/animal.

You can submit the form and payment to the Extension Office by dropping it off in the office or in the black box by the front door. You may also pay by credit card over the phone after emailing (comal-tx@ag.tamu.edu) the form in. There is a nominal fee for using the credit card. 

We are open 8-12 and 1-5, Monday through Friday.

**Validation will be some time in October - date TBA**

4-H Days at McCoy's, donate by August 13

McCoy’s will be seeking donations through August 13th in support of Texas 4-H. Shoppers who enter the store will be encouraged to donate $1, $5, or $10 to support your local county 4-H. (Donations can only be accepted in-store.) You can help spread the word by sharing the attached flyer below with your 4-H members and families!

 


Washington County Fair - Open Heifer and Steer Show, due September 1

Brenham, Texas

The show is open to all Texas 4H and FFA members with Junior Beef projects. No out of state entries. Entries are only allowed online at https://washtxfps.fairwire.com. Entries and payments are due by midnight on September 1, 2022.



Guadalupe County 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, due September 20


County-wide Officer Training, August 6

County-wide Officer Training will be on Saturday, August 6. This is for each club's officers.  


We need a head count for the upcoming Officer Training (August 6)  for the lunch and high rope participation. Please click on the following link below to RSVP by MONDAY, AUGUST 1st at 12 PM.

Enrollment for new 4-H year

Important! All members must re-enroll in 4-H every year.

4HOnline will be offline August 12-14 for system updates.

The new 4-H year does not officially begin until September 1 but the system will open on August 15 ready to begin new year enrollment. Youth that are 8 years old and in the 3rd grade should not start enrolling until September 1.

Helpful resources are available at: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/4honline/, scroll down to Family Guides.


District 10 Bulletin, August 2022

On page 2, you will find all the District 10 4-H event dates for the year with corresponding registration/deadline periods. Please review and put these important dates in your calendar. There will not be late entries for contest events once the 3-day late registration period closes. This information will be disclosed in all registration materials as well.


State Fair of Texas entries, due August 19

Online entries for State Fair will open August 1 at:
Worksheets, online confirmations, and payment are due to the Extension office by 5 pm on August 19.  

Youth Livestock and Contest entries will be made online by parent/guardians through the online parent portal. Do not pay online! Both the exhibitor and parent/guardian will be required to electronically sign the Release and Liability Signature form. A W9 including the youth exhibitor’s social security number and signature is required at time of entry and may be completed electronically.

Youth entry application (worksheet): Youth entry worksheet

Team contest entries also have to be made online. 
Click link for worksheet: Team Contest Worksheet

Please Note: A current Quality Counts is required to enter all livestock shows including county this year. Please visit the website below to find out if your child needs to update their quality counts #. This website will also have a link to register and take the test again. 

https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/Documents/QCFAQ.pdf


Back to School Cereal Drive, Due Aug 15

 


Uvalde Backpack drive, due August 1

 


Senior profiles needed for the Awards Program, due August 1

Attention Seniors!

We are preparing the program for the awards banquet on August 12. If you would like a bio in the awards program, please submit the following information by August 5th.
  • Name
  • # of Years in 4-H
  • Where you're going to school (or what you're going to do now that you've graduated)
  • Favorite 4-H memory

Please email the information to comal-tx@tamu.edu.

Fayette County Sporting Clay Tournament, August 6


Explore 4-H, August 13

August 13, 9 am - 12 pm

Please share!







Youth Grill-Off, entry due August 29

Brought to you by the Luling Foundation in Luling, Texas




Ready Set Go Day Camp, July 28

 


District 10 4-H Leadership Summit, register by July 19

There are spaces still open.



Mythbusters, July 20

Come join us for a mad scientific day by becoming a mythbuster!

We will cap off the summer with crazy science experiments to see
if the myth is true or false!

July 20, 9-11 am

Click the flyer link for more information: Adventures in AgriLife

4-H Awards Program, RSVP by Aug 5

The Awards program will be here before we know it.

The meal if free to 4-H'ers and their guests but we must have a head count. Please see the link below to RSVP for the Awards program.

RSVP, 2022 4-H Awards Program