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

Deadline extended for CCJLSA entries - November 22

We have extended the deadline for CCJLSA (county show) entries until 5 pm on Monday, November 22, 2021.  

If you plan to enter, please enter online and bring us the livestock entry worksheet, both of which is provided at the link below. 

All information is available at http://www.ccjlsa.org/rulesandforms.html





Hill District Grandstand Show Entry Information







More information can be found online at:
https://thegrandstand21.wixsite.com/2021/exhibitor-info

Each exhibitor will enter online. Families with multiple exhibitors will need to complete the online entry process for each exhibitor individually. Entry fee is $35 per head (limit 2 head per market show). 

The entry deadline for the Hill District Grandstand Show is December 1, 2021. 

The Extension office will approve entries submitted under 4-H.

Hill District Grandstand Show Rules

Invitational Quiz Bowl - January 14, 2022


 

Reminder! Swine Validation

Reminder!!

4-H Swine validation will be held at the Extension Barns on November 17 from 1 - 6 pm. 


Signup Genius Link: Swine Validation Sign Up



Hill District Grandstand Show - January 15-22, 2022

Entries for the Hill District Grandstand Show will be made online by the parents/exhibitors only. We will not be involved in entries.  

Please check the website below on a daily basis to enter this show.    

https://thegrandstand21.wixsite.com/2021



Amarillo by Morning Swine Expo - November 19




Burnet County Bonanza - December 11

Link to registration form 



CCJLSA - show survey

 After the last CCJLSA meeting, it has been requested that we send out another survey to the membership about either leaving the show the same, going straight premium or a hybrid show. 

Click the link below for the 4-H survey. A QR code is also offered.  

CCJLSA survey




County Food Challenge Results

Congratulations to our Food Challenge Winners!  

The top 2 teams qualify to register for District Food Challenge. You must register for
District on 4-H Online. The deadline for registration is November 3.

Registration is now open for District 10 Fall Round Up. See link for rules and guidelines
D10 Fall Round Up Guide




Swine Validation - November 17 @ 1-6 pm

4-H Swine validation will be held at the Extension Barns on November 17 from 1 - 6 pm. 

Signup Genius Link: Swine Validation Sign Up



Livestock Entries - November 3, 4, and 5

**Reminder

Entry deadline for livestock shows - November 5 @ 6pm

We will accept livestock entry forms on November 4, 5, and 6. The forms are available on our website, https://comal.agrilife.org/4-hyouth/general-information/. Scroll down to "2021-2022 Livestock Shows, in date order". 

Please fill out forms in advance. Please contact the office if you do not have printer capabilities and to arrange a time to come by in advance and pick up entry forms.

We are still waiting on entry forms or information from Grandstand Hill District. 

If you are a council member/parent/adult leader, we can not accept your entries at the council meeting on November 3. Please drop off your entries during the times listed below.

Items to Bring

  • Filled out livestock forms
  • Quality Counts # (this is required for all major shows)
  • Social security # for exhibitor
  • Exact cash, check payable to Comal 4-H Council, or credit card (3% processing fee)
  • Exhibitors must be an active 4-H member before November 1

Office hours during these 3 days are below. We will be open during lunch for these days only.
November 3 - 8am-5pm
November 4 - 8am-6pm
November 5 - 8am-6pm

Please call the office if you have any questions, 830-620-3440.

Special Hearts Ambassador Meeting - November 3 @ 5:30

Special Hearts Ambassadors are meeting on November 3 @ 5:30 pm.


Comal County 4-H Livestock Show - December 19

 This show is hosted by CCLS 4-H Club.

See the rules here: CCLS Show Rules


Hill District Grandstand Show Information

In 2021, we saw how resilient our stock show families are. We saw teamwork. We saw unity that was unique and incredible to support thousands of 4-H and FFA youth across the state during a pandemic. As we begin filling our livestock pens in preparation for the 2022 show season, we are excited to share that The Grandstand committee and eight volunteers from the past Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show have joined forces to create a new organization and show, the Hill District Grandstand Show.  This organization has been formed to continue the tradition of supporting our 4-H and FFA youth in the Hill Country and surrounding areas. The Hill District Grandstand Show will be the only (?) District show moving forward.  We hope you and your family will join us at the show to be held January 15-22, 2022! 

As we are working on getting everything ready, we appreciate your patience as we continue to develop the rule book and entry platform. Attached you will find the rule book, and below is a link to our website with show information.

Hill District Grandstand Show Website

2022 Hill District Grandstand Rule Book

November 10th, we will have the online entry portal available for families. Families will be responsible for entering themselves, and AST and CEAs will be asked to approve their entries upon completion of their entries (detailed instructions to come). The deadline for families to enter the Hill District Grandstand Show is December 1, 2021. 

We have had several questions regarding who can participate at the Hill District Grandstand Show.  Please note below the following counties and contests where each are able to participate.

Junior Market (barrow, lamb, goat, steer) divisions & Junior Breeding Heifers division are limited to entries from exhibitors from Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Burnet, Comal, Concho, Crockett, Dimmitt, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Reagan, Real, San Saba, Schleicher, Sutton, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala counties. 

Junior Purebred & Cross-bred Gilt division are limited to entries from exhibitors from Atascosa, Bandera, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Concho, Coryell, Crockett, Dimmitt, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, Medina, Menard, Reagan, Real, San Saba, Schleicher, Sutton, Travis, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Williamson, Wilson, and Zavala counties.

Junior Breeding Sheep division, Livestock Judging and Agriculture Mechanics division are open to exhibitors statewide.

2021-2022 4-H Council - Club Managers Meetings

 Reminder of 4-H Council Meetings.

Courthouse Christmas Tree Decorating is planned for November 18 at 4:30 pm.





County Food Show results

Congratulations to our Food Show Winners!  

Those in 1st place qualify to register for District Food Show.  You must register for District on 4-H Online.

Registration is now open for District 10 Fall Round Up. See link for rules and guidelines

D10 Fall Round Up Guide




San Antonio Shoot-Out/Houston Young Guns - Due November 5 @ 6pm

San Antonio Shoot-Out

2022 Junior Shoot-Out Worksheet

2022 Junior Shoot-Out Entry Agreement


Houston Young Guns Shoot

Entries are made on this livestock entry worksheet
Houston Junior-Show-Entry-Worksheet under the RANCHING & WILDLIFE CONTESTS section. 
This entry will have to be notarized!




You may visit our website at https://comal.agrilife.org/4-hyouth/general-information/ for all of the livestock show worksheets.  


Rabbit Project Info Meeting - October 26

If you have any questions about rabbits as a project, please come to this meeting to find out more information. 

County Extension Meeting Room
325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels, TX 78132

 


Texas 4-H Foundation Jerky Jackpot Fundraiser


Great news! The Texas 4-H Foundation has partnered with rodeo legend and pro rodeo announcer Bob Tallman in a fundraiser that features Bob Tallman’s Authentic Cowboy Jerky and you can earn some great prizes when you let friends and family know where to buy.

Even better is that you don’t have to go door to door or set up a booth. Make some phone calls, send a few emails, post on Facebook or share a video on your phone. It’s super easy. The Foundation will keep track of your sales when buyers enter your name and your county on their order.

With that information you will be eligible to receive the following prizes based on the number of bags you sell:

• 25 bags – Jerky Jackpot Hat and T-Shirt
• 100 bags – $50 Gift card
• 250 bags – $100 Gift Card
• 500 bags – Apple Air Pods
• 1,000 bags – $250 Gift Card
• 2,500 bags – Apple iPad
• 5,000 bags – 2 tickets to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, airfare and hotel for 2 nights included

You will be receiving an email from the Texas 4-H Foundation with all the tools you’ll need to begin selling. These tools will help you send emails, make Facebook, Instagram or Twitter posts and show a video to your friends or family.

You can also learn more about the fundraiser or buy some of Bob Tallman’s Authentic Cowboy Jerky at this link: www.texas4hfoundation.org

Receive prizes for sales through November 30th, so get started and win!


Jr. Leadership Retreat - November 12-14

The Jr. Leadership Retreat will take place Nov. 12-14th in Brownwood, Tx at the Texas 4-H Center.

The retreat is $150 per child and youth in grades 4th-8th can participate!

Get your youth signed up at https://texas4hcenter.tamu.edu/!


Meat & Greet (Meat Science Project) - October 21

Please contact Karen Dudley if you have any questions.
210-884-4918 or dudleykaren43@gmail.com



Showdown on the Bosque - November 28

Click on the flyer or form to print.

 


Tractor Supply Paper Clover, October 6-17



 







Tractor Supply proudly began our partnership with 4-H in 2010 and we have since helped raise over $14 million through our Paper Clover fundraisers. The success of these campaigns has impacted over 69,000 students by providing them with hands-on learning experiences through projects in STEM, agriculture, healthy living, and civic engagement.

100% of funds raised through our two Paper Clover fundraisers directly benefit 4-H and the kids and teens they work with - 90% of donations directly support 4-H youth in the state it was raised, and the remaining 10% supports national 4-H programming.

Lamb & Goat Validation - October 19 & 27

There will be 2 lamb and goat validations.

- October 19, 12 - 6 pm
Smithson Valley HS Ag Barn
Click here to sign up for a time

- October 27, 1 - 6 pm
Extension Office complex
Click here to sign up for a time


Please make plans to bring your lamb and goats to one of these validations.

District 10 Fall Round-Up Registration


 

Trap and Sporting Clay Event - November 13

 


D-9 4-H Shooting Sports Coach Training - November 13-14

 


Leaders 4 Life Informational and Training - October 18

After talking with our District L4L contest chair, I would like to offer a Leaders 4 Life Informational and Training on Monday, October 18 at 6 pm on Teams. We will discuss the basics of the contest, how a practice looks, and some other details.  

Please RSVP with the Guadalupe County Extension office by October 15 to Brittany Nolte, brittany.nolte@ag.tamu.edu.

2020-2021 IRS Filing Instructions for Texas 4-H Club/Group 990 Forms - Due December 20

The deadline for IRS filing for all 4-H clubs/groups is December 20, 2021

The process of filing an IRS 990 form is required of every 4-H club/group that has an active EIN, regardless if the club/group is managing money.

2020-21 IRS 990 Filing Instructions

User Guide

RESOURCES

  • You Tube Video that takes you step-by-step through the tax filing process for 4-H clubs/groups can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/SOuF20LOR2w
  • 2020-2021 IRS Filing Instructions for Texas 4-H Club/Group 990 Forms – Attached
  • IRS websites for Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations – Form 990-N (e-Postcard) and the IRS Filing Website – Click here
  • IRS Form 990-N Electronic Filing System User Guide – Attached, Also available at: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5248.pdf

 

Backyard Chickens Interest Group Meeting - October 19

Would you like to learn more about backyard chickens? Fancy chickens? Come join us at the date and time below to find out what is involved in having these types of chickens.


 
















325 Resource Drive
New Braunfels, TX 78132

Livestock 101 - October 26

 


Broiler orders for County (CCJLS) - Due October 14

Broiler orders for the County (CCJLS) show are due to the Extension office by 5 pm on Thursday, October 14.

Each exhibitor must order 50 birds and there is no sharing of birds. Please remember that ordering chicks does NOT enter you in the Livestock Shows.

The price of chicks is $1.74 each ($87.00). Exact cash or check payable to Comal 4-H Council is accepted.

Please submit an order form and payment to the Extension Office by 5pm on October 14.

**Please note that county broilers are a separate order from the major shows.



2022 Youth Homemaking and Art Fair - March 4, 2022

 Click the picture below for the Rules.

Click the picture below to download the form.


Food Show Leader Training info

If you missed the Food Challenge/Food Show Leader Training on September 15th, or if you want to review the information again, please click the picture below to open the information given at the training.



County Food Show / Food Challenge registration - Due October 8

**Both food show and food challenge information is due by October 8 @ 5 pm

1. Please first register for County Food Show by entering your information using the spreadsheet (link below).  Times will be determined after the deadline.

2. Fill out your recipe submission sheet and email to jymann.davis@ag.tamu.edu by 5 pm on October 8.

Food Show recipe submission sheet (download to fill out)





Please register for County Food Challenge by clicking the link below and filling in your team information.





2021-2022 Fall Roundup Guide

2021-2022 Fall Roundup Guide, D10

Click picture below to open the guide. 


Animals needed for petting zoo at Special Hearts Livestock Show

We are looking for animals for the petting zoo featured at the Special Hearts Livestock Show, November 14.  If you are able to loan out an animal (pig, steer, rabbit, chickens/chicks, ducks, baby calf, horse, turtle, hedgehog, etc.), please contact Stacy Welch at 830-708-0292.





Broiler orders for Major Shows - Due October 14

Broiler orders for Major shows are due to the Extension office by Thursday, October 14.

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 October 14.

**Please note that county broilers will be a separate form and separate hatch (not with San Antonio) and will be released next week.



Eligibility forms for 2021-2022

Texas 4-H follows UIL guidelines and all participants at competitive events must be academically eligible to participate. Here in Comal County we determine eligibility based upon the declaration of eligibility form completed by the parent and the school. The form must be completed for each child for each event. This applies to all children attending a public, private, charter, magnet, or home school. If we don't have proof of eligibility prior to the event your child is entered in, the event host will be contacted and the child will not be allowed to compete.

The parent will fill out the highlighted areas (example below) and submit to their child’s school. We need to have the approved form sent/brought back to us at least 1 week before the event. You may fax, email, or bring in the completed form to us. Fax is 830-620-3446 or email to comal-tx@tamu.edu.
  
The form is not available on our website nor on 4honline.  We will email the form to members registered on 4-H Online or you may contact the office for the form. We will not accept forms from previous years.

Please let us know if you have any questions.






Comal County 4-H 101 - September 29

 New to 4-H? Come learn more about it.




Comal County Fair Parade - September 24

We are still looking for volunteers to ride the 4-H Float in the Comal County Parade next 
Friday, September 24th! Please click the picture (Signup genius link) below to sign up to ride the float.



Rabbit Breeders

Looking for a Rabbit breeder? Please see list below.

New this year at CCJLS (county show)... You may buy your meat pens. This list will help you find your rabbits.



6th Annual Special Hearts Livestock Show - November 14

We are looking forward to hosting our 6th Annual Special Hearts Livestock Show this year.  

Volunteers will be accepted this year.  Please contact the office at comal-tx@tamu.edu, or 

830-620-3440, for the Registration and Volunteer packets.





2021 District 10 4-H Mega Meeting - September 25

***Deadline to register extended until Monday, September 20.


The 2021 District 10 4-H Mega Meeting (formerly known as District 10 4-H Conference) will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Comfort High School in Comfort, TX. 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. Mega Meeting will feature hands-on game sessions for youth, adult volunteers, and agents!

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