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Soil test drive planned for November

Growing better quality hay and pasture grass is a major goal of all hay and livestock producers.  Starting with a soil test is the most important step to determining the amount of fertilizer … more

Austin County 4-H has good showing at Food Challenge

Thirteen 13 Austin County 4-Hers participated Jan. 6 in the District 11 Food Show and Food Challenge competition in Victoria. The theme for this year’s activities was “Fresh from the Farm,” … 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

AgriLife Extension playing key role in Rebuild Texas efforts

COLLEGE STATION — As thousands of Texans still strive to rebound from the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has been working with community … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

Your dogs can give you lasting memories. Mine all have. Although it had nothing to do with dogs, last Saturday, we watched “The Guardian,” a Kevin Costner movie about U.S. Coast Guard rescue … more

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training set for Feb. 22-23

KYLE/SAN ANTONIO – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San … more

Austin County Fair Queen pageant set for Oct. 12

Applications for the Austin County Fair Queen pageant are now being accepted. A candidate must be at least 15 years of age by the beginning of the current school year, be single, be a resident of … 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

Path to the Plate: Wading through food labels, marketing strategies

AMARILLO – Consumers can be confused by all the labels and marketing in the grocery store, but the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is rolling out a new program aimed at clearing the … more

Another new event for Austin County Fair

The Austin County Fair announced last week that it will offer a floral design competition this year as well as adding a competition named Fair Cup. The competitions will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, in … more

4-H allows youth to explore interests, prepare for the future

COLLEGE STATION – Enrollment for the 2017-2018 4-H year started Aug. 15 with the official statewide kickoff Sept. 1, said Dr. Toby Lepley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service statewide program … more

Conditions brewing for warm, dry winter

COLLEGE STATION – Dry conditions around the state could worsen over the next few months as a warmer, drier winter is expected, said the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon said cooler … more

Do homework on food safety when packing school lunches

KERRVILLE – Now that children are starting back to school and some parents will be packing their lunches, there are some food safety tips everyone should know, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension … more

Camp Brisket helps novice pitmasters feed masses

COLLEGE STATION – Nothing beats good brisket and Texas barbecue, but smoking brisket on a barbecue pit can be a daunting task for the novice. “I love barbecuing in general, but the brisket is … more

USDA helps cotton producers maintain, expand domestic market

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced at the 66th Annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking action to assist cotton producers through a … more

Worksite wellness programming is focus of North Texas workshop

GRAPEVINE – A Jan. 16 workshop aims to help workplace administrators implement and monitor employee wellness programs. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service workshop, Building a Healthy … more

Austin County 4-H wins at Houston Livestock Show

Austin County 4-H would like to send hearty congratulations to Jack Luedeker, Madison Diezi, Samantha Diezi and James Schumann. They served on the Junior/Intermediate Beef Quiz Bowl Team at the … more

One-page guide offers plant selection, care tips

DALLAS – A few simple practices can give outdoor plants a chance to survive the coming freeze, but picking the right plants ahead of planting is the best defense against low winter … 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

Give poinsettias a healthy home for the holidays and beyond

OVERTON – The bright, crimson red holiday ornamental plant staple – the poinsettia – has a few needs to help it thrive throughout the holidays, according to Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M … more
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