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Fair food challenge

Austin County 4-H participated Aug. 2 in the second annual Fayette County Fair Food Challenge Contest. Food Challenge encourages youth to take recipes that are provided lacking known ingredient … more

Austin County Fair to host calf scramble

The Austin County Fair will host the 2018 Calf Scramble again this year. There are two components to the Calf Scramble program: sponsors and scramblers. One cannot work without the other. … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 Receipts – 1,074 compared to 815 two weeks ago Trend – Steady to lower Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $180-215 300-400 lbs. - … more

Texas Master Naturalist program seeks applicants

COLLEGE STATION – Twenty Texas Master Naturalist chapters will be conducting training classes in fall and winter for volunteers wanting to learn about natural resource and conservation management, … more

Bees and Trees program set in Colorado County

The August meeting for the 2018 New Landowners series will take place on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Colorado County Fairgrounds HE Building (Exhibit Hall) at 1146 Crossroads Blvd in Columbus. … more

Texas Sheep and Goat Expo to offer internal parasite mitigation strategies

SAN ANGELO – New developments in sheep and goat internal parasite mitigation should be a major draw at this year’s Texas Sheep and Goat Expo Aug. 17 and 18 in San Angelo, coordinators … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Receipts – 815 compared to 933 two weeks ago Trend – Steady to a little lower Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $180-200 300-400 … more

Applications being accepted from Texas producers recovering from 2017 hurricanes, wildfires

COLLEGE STATION – U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director for Texas, Gary Six, announced that agricultural producers affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Receipts – 933 compared to 983 two weeks ago Trend – Steady on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – … more

Health program held at local library

On July 11, Austin County 4-Hers assisted with teaching and leading a Food and Nutrition educational program with 12 local youth at the Knox Library in Wallis. Samantha and Madison Diezi shared the … more

Applications being accepted from Texas producers recovering from 2017 hurricanes, wildfires

COLLEGE STATION – U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director for Texas, Gary Six, announced that agricultural producers affected by 2017 hurricanes and wildfires … more

A delicate dance

It’s not very big for a grouse, but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for with its impressive dance moves and vocals. It’s the Attwater's Prairie Chicken. In April, about 300 people … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Receipts – 983 compared to 1,109 two weeks ago Trend – Steady to two higher on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – … more

Continued drought could lead to culling herds

OVERTON – Beef producers should be making plans regarding their herds in case drought conditions continue, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, AgriLife Extension … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Receipts – 1,109 compared to 983 two weeks ago Trend – Steady to couple dollars better on good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 … more

Floral design competition blooms

The Austin County Fair is proud to announce that the floral design competition is growing again. This year we will be extending the Fair Cup competition to Juniors. Competitions will be held on … more

Livestock Report

Four County Auction Center Inc. Industry, Texas For Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Receipts – 983 compared to 541 last week Trend – Steady to a little higher Choice Steer Calves 150-300 … more

Texas A&M AgriLife experts remind Texans to teach children water safety

COLLEGE STATION – With temperatures hitting triple digits and more children headed to backyard and community swimming pools, lakes and beaches, now is a good time to teach kids about water safety, … more

Water well owner training set for July 26 in Bellville

BELLVILLE — A Texas Well Owner Network, or TWON, training has been scheduled for July 26 in Bellville. The Well Educated training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 1-5 p.m. at … more

Houston Livestock Show awards $1.4 million in scholarships

Seventy students from the Texas 4-H program will attend college thanks in part to $1.4 million in scholarships from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, presented during the Texas 4-H Roundup in … more
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