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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; www.austincountyfair.com 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

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

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

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 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

New Austin County Fair executive committee announced

BELLVILLE – On Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, the Austin County Fair Association elected a new executive committee. Robert Winkelmann was elected president of the association. Winkelmann previously … more

Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration program workshop set for Feb. 21

LEWISVILLE – The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host a workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21 in Lewisville for professionals interested in … more

Austin County Fair & Rodeo donates to American Cancer Society

Bellville – The Austin County Fair Association donated $2,650 to the American Cancer Society of Austin County on Jan. 23 to represent their participation in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 Receipts – 822 compared to 890 last week Trend – Stead yon good active market Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-240 300-400 … more

Big changes coming to the Austin County Fair

Bellville – The Austin County Fair Association announced some big changes for the 91st Annual County Fair during a Jan. 30 event. Most prominently, the Fair will extend to a 10-day event. The … more

New farm bill discussions highlight Ag Forum meeting in Austin

AUSTIN – Farm economy experts at the recent Ag Forum in Austin told attendees to expect much debate on the shaping of a new farm bill that will most likely be written with little or no increases to … more

Ranchers leasing workshop set for Feb. 26

A ranchers leasing workshop covering grazing, hunting, and livestock leases is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 26, in Cat Spring by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The workshop addresses the … more

Small farms and vegetable conference scheduled for Feb. 23

The Horticulture Committee of Austin County will be sponsoring a Small Farms and Vegetable Conference on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Cat Spring Ag Society Hall. Registration will take place from 8:30 … more

AgriLife study sheds light on nodulation in legume crop

VERNON – Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are conducting several research projects to improve producers’ understanding of guar and the legume’s value to their operations in the Rolling Plains and … more

Local youth wins calf scramble at Fort Worth Stock Show

FORT WORTH - Kelsie Prazak, a member of Sealy FFA, caught a calf during Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Calf Scramble, earning a $500 purchase certificate for a show heifer and the chance for up to … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 Receipts – 890 compared to 1,145 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-245 300-400 lbs. - … more

Trade negotiations critical to fuel future economic impact

AUSTIN – U.S. agricultural export trade reached $135 billion in 2016 as farm commodities were a big economic driver helping to feed a growing global population, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife … more
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