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Private water well owners should test well after a flood

COLLEGE STATION — Private water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M … more

Ranchers Leasing Workshop set for Feb. 26 in Cat Spring

The first of the 2018 Rancher Leasing Workshops series covering grazing, hunting, and livestock leases is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, in Cat Spring. The workshop addresses the legal risks … more

Blinn College livestock judging team places second at North American International Livestock Exposition

The Blinn College livestock judging team recently placed second at the North American International Livestock Exposition livestock judging competition in Louisville, Ky. Blinn’s sophomore … more

Blinn College Agricultural Sciences Program hosts Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Volunteer Education Day

The Blinn College Agricultural Sciences Program recently hosted a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Volunteer Education Day at the W.J. “Bill” Rankin Agricultural Complex. This is the second … more

Tractor Supply stores host FFA fundraiser

Throughout the month of February, Tractor Supply Co. stores in Texas are collecting donations to support grants for FFA chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week (Feb. 17-24), … more

Ag Briefs

Healthy bedtimes educational program Recently, several Extension Education members were in attendance for the educational program conducted by one of its members during the month of January titled … more

4-H council gets special treat

At the recent Austin County 4-H Council meeting, 4-H had the distinct pleasure of having a very special guest speaker in their midst. Their guest speaker at the November Council meeting was Sealy’s … more

Austin County Fair Association offers scholarships

The Austin County Fair Association is currently accepting scholarship applications. All applications listed below may be found on the Austin County Fair website; or in the … more

Additional free testing available for private water well owners affected by Hurricane Harvey

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are collaborating to offer another set of free water testing opportunities Feb. 14-15 for private well owners in areas affected … more

Austin County Fair competitions coming up

The Austin County Fair is now accepting entries for the Little Miss & Mister Contest, the Junior Miss & Mister Contest and the Junior Fair Queen Contest. Below are the rules and regulations. Please … more

Slight climate shifts can affect optimum water use in plant communities

COLLEGE STATION – A new discovery is providing scientists a better understanding of how rainfall is shared beneficially by the plant community and the human population, in “It’s going to be … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 Receipts – 503 compared to 822 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-240 300-400 lbs. - … more

Food Handlers Course slated for Jan. 31 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present a Food Handlers Permit Course at 6 p.m. Jan. 31. The course will be held at the AgriLife Extension Bexar … more

Youth wins Horse Club scholarship

Every year the Waller County 4-H Horse Club looks to award one of its members a college scholarship. The scholarship committee evaluates each applicant based on academic achievement, leadership, … more

Pesticide resistant, crop threatening whiteflies found in Texas

OVERTON – A pesticide-resistant population of common plant-damaging whiteflies has been found in Texas, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Whiteflies are sucking, … more

Livestock Report:

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 Receipts – 1,145 compared to 243 last week Trend – Higher on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-235 300-400 … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife: A Cool Catch

It’s been said that whatever you do on New Years’ Day, you’ll do all year long. I’ve tried to apply that with a number of my favorite activities, and so far, none of them has carried over … more

Spend the day at the Austin County Fairgrounds

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the Austin County Fairgrounds will be the place to be. The 5K Stampede kicks off Austin County Fair season with a 5K run that starts at the Turnverein, winds down Wendt … more

QuailMasters sets final run registration

SAN ANGELO — QuailMasters 2018 has opened registration for its final run, it’s founder said. The series, co-sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Wildlife … more

Texas pecan crop projected to exceed 50 million pounds

UVALDE – Texas pecan growers expect to increase production this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the … more
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