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

2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Results



 

Round Up Pictures



 
Photos submitted by Rania Stidhem

Hunter Education Class - August 21

Rachel Hall and Lauren Schumaker will be co-hosting a Hunter Education Classroom Course at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office on August 21st from 9am-5pm. The cost of the course is $15.00 and we will ask for a $5 donation to provide lunch. The course is designed for novice or young hunters, ages 9 years and above. The course covers the core competencies of firearm and hunting safety, hunting ethics and wildlife conservation. All materials are provided. 

For more information, please contact Lauren Schumaker at 830-620-3440.  Please visit the website below to sign up. Class is limited to 15 individuals so sign up soon!

Link to registration: https://tpwd.elementlms.com/course/hunter-education-classroom-course-6103/

Barn Boarder Recordbooks

 


Upcoming Deadlines


 

2021 Comal County Awards Banquet - July 21

Tickets will be available for purchase starting Tuesday, June 15 through Tuesday, July 6.  Tickets are $10 each and you need to have exact cash or a check.  Please call the office at 830-620-3440 if you have any questions.

  

 

Club Member totals for Recordbooks

 




VOTE : 2021-2022 Texas 4-H Council At-Large Election Ballot

Our 2021-2022 At Large Delegate Presentations are now posted on our Texas 4-H YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/H1hyHgyQ1F4

 


There are 11 candidates. The video includes their presentations and then the impromptu Q&A sessions at the end of the video. The video is only 35 minutes, so not a long watch. We encourage all 4-H members to review the presentations before casting their vote. 

Voting will open on Friday, June 4 - Wednesday, June 9 through 4HOnline. Voting is open to ALL Senior level (9th-12th grade as of 9/1/2020 members). Members will select “2021-2022 Ballot: Texas 4-H Council At-Large Election” in the event list.

Members should vote on their top 6 candidates in rank order. There are 6 drop down menus, each contains all 11 names of the candidates. You may only vote for a candidate ONE TIME.  Any ballots with a candidate selected more than once will have the ENTIRE BALLOT DELETED and will not be considered. Also, You MUST SELECT 6 Candidates for your Ballot to be considered. 


Texas 4-H Foundation - Clovers and Clays Shootout - August 6, 2021

 


Food Camp Planning Meeting

Adult leaders join us for a planning session to discuss our Food Camp happening this summer. This meeting will take place on June 2 from 6-7pm in the Extension Meeting room. For more information please contact Jymann Davis at 830-620-3440 or jymann.davis@ag.tamu.edu 

Adult Leaders will need a COVID Form completed/turned in when you attend. Bring activity and guest speaker ideas.











2020-2021 Photography Contest Results & Album links


Link to the photo albums: https://d104-h.tamu.edu/files/2021/05/2021-Distric-10-Photography-Contest-Album-Links.pdf
 




Club Chartering Information

Chartering: Below you will find instructions and the chartering agreement

Clubs without finances

*Fill out the chartering agreement and send it to the office, we will then review, sign, and send back to you.
*Complete Chartering on 4-H connect by June 25 for your club to appear on 4-H connect during early registration in August. ( We suggest completing early so you have time to correct any issues)

Clubs with Finances/bank account in the 2020/2021 year
*We will email you next week to let you know when you can pick up your club bank information and the signed Financial Review Form. This form will need to be uploaded with your charter agreement by June 25.

Chartering Instructions: Link

2021-2022 Charter Agreement: Link

State Fair Lamb/Goat Validation

State Fair Lamb and Goat Validation:

June 28, 2021

8AM

Comal County Fairgrounds

State Fair Swine Validation

State Fair Swine Validation:

June 21, 2021

8AM-10AM

Comal County Fairgrounds

Steer/Heifer validation

Steer and heifer validation:

June 21, 2021

8AM - 12 noon

Comal County Fairgrounds

Record Book Judging - Volunteers needed

If you are interested in helping us judge record books in Hays County on Tuesday, June 22, please contact Jymann Davis at jymann.davis@ag.tamu.edu or at 830-620-3440. You will be judging Hays County 4-H record books.

Comal 4-H Summer Camps

All About Birds – June 2, 2021

Come join us for a wild adventure to learn all about birds! You will spend the morning immersed in birding with bird expert Linda Valdez, learn about bird flyways with migration, play games, and a craft including decorating your own birdhouse! 

Gardening Galore – June 16, 2021

Come join us for a gardening good thyme to learn all about gardens! You will get to tour the gardens at AgriLife along with creating a butterfly craft, decorating your own flowerpot, planting your own plant and a live ladybug release! 

Tie Dye – June 30, 2021

Come boogie on over for a totally groovy class to learn how to tie dye! You will learn how to tie dye using different methods of folding along with different color options! All you need to do is bring a white shirt, can ya dig it?!

Call the Extension Office to RSVP @ 830-620-3440.



Face coverings no longer required

According to a Texas A&M University memo, face coverings are no longer required on Texas A&M University campuses, pursuant to Executive Order No. GA-36 issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18, 2021. The executive order also applies to all Texas A&M AgriLife facilities throughout the state, effective immediately at indoor and outdoor facilities and venues. 

Aside from face coverings, AgriLife will continue to follow other COVID-19 protocols consistent with public health guidance, including the COVID-19 screening form, social distancing and use of hand sanitizers.

Please contact the Extension Office with any questions.

State Fair Broiler Order Form - Due June 18

Broiler orders for State Fair of Texas are due to the Extension office by June 18

The minimum order per exhibitor/family is 25 birds, with a maximum of 75 birds, in increments of 25. Therefore, each exhibitor/family may order 25, 50 or 75 birds. 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)

The price of chicks is $1.50 each ($37.50 per 25 chicks), payable to Comal 4-H Council.

Please submit an order form and payment to the Extension Office by 5pm on June 18.

Blazing Trails proper horse care video

Blazing Trails Horse Club made a horse care video. Click the link below to check it out!

https://youtu.be/aF2QqTzUFpA



Record book training

This is the recorded video that Mellanie Mickelson from Bastrop County presented for our recordbook training last week.

 

Barn Boarder Record books


 

Central Texas Youth Fair Jackpot Show - June 10, 2021


 

For rules and entry forms please go to https://bosque.agrilife.org/4-h/central-texas-youth-fair/

Bluebonnet 4-H report

The Bluebonnet 4-H club met Sunday, 5/16/2021 at 3pm at the National Guard Armory.

Our speaker was Mr. Daryl Schacht, head of the local chapter of Serve Outdoors. They provide hunting and fishing trips for Veterans/wounded warriors, kids from crisis centers and inner cities, those with disabilities, and those with special needs. It is a great organization that helps spread love and knowledge of the outdoors to many that might not otherwise have access. It is a great opportunity for 4-Hers to volunteer and help others.

We made 4-H themed coloring sheets to compile for coloring books to give away at special events, 4H booths, children's hospitals, etc.

Submitted by: Atlee Homann 

Guadalupe County 4-H Shotgun Shoot - June 19


 

Riding on the River - July 3 & 4


 

Bandera Cowboy Blast 2021


 

Heifer exhibitor resources

The following link is to a new resource for heifer exhibitor families and those of you state validating heifers. It is no news that heifer registration papers can be confusing, especially with each Association having their own format and verbiage. This should help!

 https://texasyouthlivestock.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021-2022-Texas-4-HFFA-Livestock-Program-Breeding-Heifer-Dates-of-EligibilityFINAL.pdf

District 10 4-H Council Officer Election

District 4-H Council officers are elected during District Leadership Lab on June 23-25, 2021 at the Texas 4-H Center in Brownwood, TX. Job descriptions for each office are attached along with the District Bylaws. Any 4-H’er who has ATTENDED LEADERSHIP LAB AT LEAST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO THIS YEAR is eligible to seek an office. *Members who attended our virtual District Officer Elections on June 25, 2020 are also eligible.

• How to Apply: Qualified delegates interested in seeking Council office must apply by completing the application on the District 10 Website starting May 18, 2021 and Submitting no later than MAY 31, 2021. Application can be found at http://d104-h.tamu.edu/district-4-h-council/. Applications will be accepted online only, and it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure their application was received. No late applications accepted.

• Process: Following application, candidates will need to prepare: (1) Speech about why they would like to run for District Office, (1) Campaign Poster that will be displayed at Leadership lab, and lastly the candidate 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.

• Campaign Materials: Candidates who apply will be allowed to bring ONE poster board size (22 inches X 28 inches) campaign poster to Lab! They are also allowed to create a “digital” poster to be submitted to the District Office to be shared on social media. No other campaign materials will be allowed, i.e. candy, flyers, gum, other giveaways etc.

Elected District/State Officers: REQUIRED WORKSHOPS/TRAINING

The District Council President and 1st Vice-President also serve as members of the Texas 4-H State Council and must be 16 years of age and not reached their 19th birthday on or before August 31, 2021. In addition, they must be a student in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade the year they are serving on council.





2021 Leadership Lab - June 23-25, 2021


 

20th Annual Comal Claybusters Shotgun Invitational - July 17 & 18


 

2021-2022 Vet Science Officers

The following kids were elected for the 2021-2022 Club Officers: 

President-Annabelle Pence

VP-Lexie Ebner

2nd VP- Claire Dasso

Secretary- Hannah Cribley

Parliamentarian- Kayleigh Kneupper

Health/Safety Officer- Madilyn Williams

Delegates- Lexie Ebner

                   Nolon Hagy

                   Selah Strother

Alt.              Hannah Cribley


Submitted by Darla Myers

2020-2021 District 10 Horse Show


Please remember that ALL Horses must have been validated by May 1, 2021 and there is a validation fee per horse. If a horse is being validated for more than one child in the family, that horse must only be validated one time but all children need to be listed for the animal. The process will be done on 4-H Online!

Record Book Judging - Volunteers

If you are interested in helping us judge record books in Hays County on Tuesday, June 22, please contact Jymann Davis at jymann.davis@ag.tamu.edu or at 830-620-3440. You will be judging Hays County 4-H record books.

Special Awards Application

For the entire recognition information packet including descriptions of project pins, Star, Rookie of the Year, Perfect attendance, Club Scrapbook, and Special Awards click the link below.

Recognition Packet

Special Awards nominations & Star Awards applications are due to the Extension Office by 5:00 pm on June 15, 2021.


Record Books - Due June 15th by 5pm


Record Books will be due to the Extension Office on June 15th by 5pm.


County level Judging will take place in Hays County on June 22nd all day.

Link to Record Book information: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/recordbooks/

2021 Virtual Texas 4-H LEAD Academy - Program and Registration Information - Registration Opens Today, May 6th-21st

We are excited to release the 2021 Virtual Texas 4-H LEAD Academy Program and Registration Information.  This year, LEAD Academy will be hosted virtually (via ZOOM), June 1-3, 2021 (the week prior to Texas 4-H Roundup). We will be offering an Adult and a Youth track with several presentations being geared towards both groups. We have a total of 38 workshops lined up for the three day timespan and think you will enjoy the variety of topics being offered. Youth workshops will be held at 4:45pm, 6:00pm, and 7:15 pm. Adult workshops will be held at 11:00am, 12:15pm, 6:00pm, and 7:15pm.

In order to receive the links to participate in the workshops, each person wanting to participate must register at: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/lead/, registration will open today, May 6th-21st. On the website, you will also find the link to the program to review the workshops and their descriptions. There will not be a charge to participate in this event this year.

What is LEAD Academy?

LEAD Academy is geared toward 4-H members who are currently in the 8th – 12th grades (as of 9/1/2020).

  • Youth will gain practical, next-level leadership skills that will give them a heightened sense of responsibility and capacity to connect as active members of their communities, nation, and world.
  • The event is designed to engage youth in hands-on educational activities in which they explore, practice, and master existing and newly developed skills and knowledge in civic engagement, civic education, and personal development.
  • From this experience, we hope youth attending will apply what was learned to make a difference in their communities. 

LEAD Academy Adult Volunteer Track is geared toward 4-H parents and adult volunteers. 

  • Volunteers can connect and network with other volunteers and parents. 
  • It is an opportunity for volunteers to sharpen their skills to help them while working with the 4-H members in their clubs and projects. 
  • Last year, a few sessions were offered for our adult volunteers.  Our goal is to expand the workshop offerings for adult volunteers to help them to feel confident in working with the young people in our 4-H program. 

CCJLSA Point Values

2021 Point Values

Broilers$192.90
Goats$276.27
Hogs$242.39
Lambs$211.39
Rabbits$230.28
Steers$376.91
Turkeys$218.72

Halie Stidhem - Clover Kudos

Halie Stidhem modeling her 1st place Senior Construction-Everyday Living outfit.
Photo submitted by Rania Stidhem

 

District 10 Roundup results










 

State Fair Barn Meeting

 Barn Meeting for State Fair Animals 


 
Connie will be hosting a barn meeting via Zoom on May 11th from 6-7pm.  For the link to the meeting please email the office at comal-tx@tamu.edu.
 
 
In order to place an animal and reserve your stall you will need to meet the following 3 requirements:
 
  1. Attend the Zoom meeting on May 11th
  2. Sign and turn in your barn contract
  3. Pay the office the non-refundable $75 per animal fee
 
You will also need to purchase validation tags by the due date. On time tag orders have passed, at this point you will be purchasing late tags.

Barn Contract

Food Camp Planning Meeting

Adult leaders join us for a planning session to discuss our Food Camp happening this summer. This meeting will take place on June 2 from 6-7pm in the Extension Meeting room. For more information please contact Jymann Davis at 830-620-3440 or jymann.davis@ag.tamu.edu 

Adult Leaders will need a COVID Form completed/turned in when you attend. Bring activity and guest speaker ideas.


 

 

Comal County 4-H Summer Camp

To register for any of the dates or for more information please contact the Extension Office at 830-620-3440.







2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Details

The Texas 4-H Roundup Registration information is now posted on our Texas 4-H Roundup website under  https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/roundup/

Expectations of the 2021 Texas 4-H Roundup

This year ONLY YOUTH will be required to register for Texas 4-H Roundup. However, all youth must be accompanied by an adult. All Chaperone (Volunteer Screening) requirement still apply. County offices, you will be responsible for determining what adults will be chaperoning the youth attending form your county. If the youth are attending with their parent/guardian and they will not be responsible for other youth then volunteer screening is not a requirement. 

Since this year’s event will primarily focus on contest, youth will check in and check out each day from their contest location. Upon check out, they will be in the care of their parent/guardian or chaperone.

**NOTE** As a reminder this year’s event is open to only SENIOR level 4-H members (9th – 12th graders as of 9/1/2020). We realize some of the contest specific rules and guidelines may still reflect Intermediate information regarding the contest opportunities, however the Texas 4-H Guide changes made in February noting NO INTERMEDIATES oversees all contest rules. 

The Texas 4-H Roundup website has been updated to put a direct link to the HSS Form. We also have a direct link there as well for the Medication Forms (this is not uploaded at time of registration but required for those that is applies to when being chaperoned). 

Registration Information and Forms

·         2021 Roundup Registration Packet

·         Download HSS (Health Safety Statement) – Required for Online Registration

·         Medication Forms – See Handling and Dispensing of Medication

Parking Permit

Again this year parking passes for Texas 4-H Roundup will be purchased direct from Transportation Services using the link below. PLEASE PRINT AND BRING YOUR PASS WITH YOU TO THE EVENT. We will not have a location to print them onsite. If you do not bring it, you will have to purchase a new pass and find somewhere to print it out for your vehicle. NO PASSES WILL BE SOLD ONSITE 

Those choosing not to purchase a pass, can use the hourly visitor parking in the garages or the hourly service lots. Click here for more details https://transport.tamu.edu/Parking/visitor.aspx

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR ROUNDUP PARKING PERMIT (One day passes are available for $5 as well as a week long pass for $20)

https://transport2.tamu.edu/account/conference/parkingpermits.aspx 

Those that would like to purchase a week-long pass for the Parking Garage you can do so as well. But there is a campus bus that makes stops at Reed and the MSC/Rudder area for those that prefer that transportation option or you can pay hourly for the garage as well.  Unfortunately, we do host several contests and activities at the Rudder/MSC areas and there are not any surface lots in those areas. https://transport2.tamu.edu/account/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2faccount

T-shirt pickup process

This year in honor of our 75th Anniversary, all registered contestants will receive a complimentary Texas 4-H Roundup t-shirt. You may also purchase additional t-shirts through Marketplace. As soon as the design is finalized, we will send details about how to order for those interested.

T-shirts must be picked up during Texas 4-H Roundup (location to be determined and announced closer to the event date). We will not be able ship t-shirts.


2021-2022 Gruene Kountry Officers

President: Falon Cochran

1VP: Kayleigh Kneupper

2VP: Allie Kelley

3VP: Madison Migura

Sec: 

Treasurer: Reagan Ackermann

Reporter: Paxtyn Cochran

Historian: Wyatt Edwards

Parliamentarian: Lane Golla

Health and Safety Officer: Travis Migura

Council Delegates:  Sally Boatright, Falon Cochran, Kayleigh Kneupper, Finley Nichols  

Club Managers: Tricia Edwards, Christie Golla, Emily Kelley

*No one ran for secretary so we will see if anyone wants it in the fall.  

Submitted by Jill Kreusler

4-H Shooting Sports Coach training

The last 4-H Shooting Sports Coach training of the 2020-2021 4-H year will take place in Kerrville Texas on May 22-23.  Rifle, pistol, archery and shotgun will be a one day training, with Muzzleloading, Hunting and Wildlife, and the newest discipline- Western Heritage, will be 2 days (Saturday and Sunday).

Registration is now open on 4-H Connect and will go through May 12.  The information is posted on our web page: https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/shooting-sports/  Scroll to “Volunteers” and click on “Information on Coach Trainings”.

All registrants must take the additional online portion of the class to be eligible to receive their certificate.  It is best that they complete the online course before the training in Kerrville.

Spring Paper Clover Campaign

The spring 2021 Paper Clover campaign runs Wednesday, April 28th through Sunday, May 9th. 4-H’ers are not allowed to be in store (including the parking lot for Spring 2021).



2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Update

We wanted to remind everyone that Registration for Texas 4-H Roundup opens this Saturday, May 1st. It will close on May 12th. We will have a small window for late registrations at an increased rate. 

Some information may still be pending at this time and additional information regarding any COVID guidelines will be communicated with our attendees closer to the event. 

**This year as part of registration, we will be requiring a signed Health Statement in 4HOnline. 

This year’s Texas 4-H Roundup will be open to only Senior level 4-H members (9th – 12th as of 9/1/2020).

We are looking at being able to host some in-person awards recognition ceremonies this year, more details to come later in May as final plans are developed. They will not be held in Reed Arena as traditionally held, but instead will be a part of some events hosted by our Bryan/College Station partnership.

Archery Shoot and Madison County 4-H Shoot



 

Texas 4-H Roundup Archery Contest

There will be a new format for our 2021 Texas 4-H Roundup Archery Contest. This year’s event WILL NOT be held indoors on the campus of Texas A&M University as in the past. This year’s shoot will be a 3D format instead and take place off campus. There will be one (1) start time.  This contest will allow a maximum of 100 archers and will be open to only Senior level (high school) 4-H members.  Registration will be a part of the Texas 4-H Roundup Registration which opens May 1 on 4HOnline.  There will be no on-site registration or payment of any kind allowed at the event. The contest will take place on Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 during Texas State 4-H Roundup. Check-in will be at 8 am.

Directions and other pertinent information for shooters and their parents will be posted on the Texas 4-H Shooting Sports webpage as well as emailed to participants.  

See the link below for rules and general information.

 https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/shooting_sports_roundup_archery_2021.pdf


4-H Summer Camps at the Texas 4-H Center


 

4-H CORE Academy Tour


 

Bluebonnet 4-H report

It's the report from Atlee Homann, reporter:

The Bluebonnet 4H Club met at the National Guard Armory on Sunday, April 11 at 3pm.  Kelly and Steven Jernigan gave an informative presentation on beekeeping.  It is a super complicated and fascinating activity that is important to agriculture.  Jymann Davis talked about the Walk Across Texas program, and our club will be planning how to start it.  For community service, we made dog toys for the local Humane Society.  We also voted to buy a bow, case, and arrows for the archery program. 

Special Awards Application

For the entire recognition information packet including descriptions of project pins, Star, Rookie of the Year, Perfect attendance, Club Scrapbook, and Special Awards click the link below.

Recognition Packet

Special Awards nominations are due to the Extension Office by 5:00 pm on June 15, 2021.


21-22 County & Special Hearts Ambassador Announcement