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The Backyard Gardener- Composting

Let’s talk about taking out the trash! Some of you that know me may be saying “Oh no, where is he going with this one” but this week I want to talk to you about trash. We all have it, some of … more

Livestock Report: Four County Auction Center Inc.

Livestock Report Four County Auction Center Inc. Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 Receipts – 1,261 compared to 1,135 last week Trend – Steady on good active market Choice … more

Austin County officials honored at statewide meeting

The annual meeting of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District Directors is a meeting that provides Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) directors, SWCD employees and other conservation … more

Local extension agent honored

Michelle Allen, County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health, of Austin County in Bellville, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 … more

Dip in prices fails to dissuade Cattle Raisers Convention goers

Hundreds of Texas cattle producers gathered at the 2016 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in Fort Worth April 8-10 to learn more about current industry issues and with … more

Austin County pecan show planned

It’s time once again for all commercial pecan growers and home pecan tree enthusiasts with a few pecan trees to gear up for the 37th Annual Austin County pecan show and bake show.  Everyone … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 Receipts – 1,812 compared to 1,322 last week Trend – Steady to higher Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $200-240 300-400 lbs - … more

Winter wheat feasible cover crop for Rolling Plains cotton

VERNON – Interest in using cover crops to improve soil health continues to grow in the Texas Rolling Plains region, but the nagging concern of reductions in soil moisture and effects on yields of … more

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

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others are offering additional free water testing for private well owners in areas affected by floodwaters from Hurricane … more

Small Town Showdown

The Sealy FFA and Sealy FFA Boosters hosted the seventh annual Showdown and first-ever Showdown After Dark lamb and goat jackpot show on Saturday. Organizers deemed the event “awesome.” The Sealy … more

Blinn College livestock judging team claims title in season’s first national competition

The Blinn College livestock judging team won the first national contest of the season at the American Royal Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Oct. 27. Blinn’s sophomore … more

Service Award

The following residents were recognized by the Austin County Soil and Water Conservation District for 75 years of public service to farmers and ranchers. Pictured are Jose Dodier, TSSWCB chairman; … more

4-H youth honored at annual banquet

More than 40 local youth were honored Saturday night at the Austin County 4-H Awards Banquet, held at Kenney Agricultural Hall in Bellville. The kids and their parents enjoyed a catered meal and … more

Austin County Progress Show

Students with Austin County FFA and 4-H programs displayed their animals at the Austin County Progress Show on Saturday at the fairgrounds in Bellville.  more

Hay and forage producers encouraged to submit samples for analysis

The Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County is encouraging beef cattle producers to turn in a sample of their hay for analysis. Hay samples may be turned in at the Austin County Extension Office, … more

Texas groups fight state plan to ‘cut’ local tree regulations

AUSTIN - Conservation groups, cities and business interests are fighting bills in the Texas Legislature that would strip municipalities of the ability to regulate the removal of old-growth … more

Sealy FFA roars loudly at state competition

Members of the Sealy FFA Chapter traveled to Huntsville Dec. 1 to compete in Texas FFA’s Leadership Career Development events. Sam Houston State University has partnered with Texas FFA in … more

Local extension agent honored

Michelle Allen, County Extension Agent - Family & Community Health, of Austin County in Bellville, was honored recently at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 … more

Cattle raisers convention

Dr. Ron Gill, Texas A&M AgriLIfe Extension Service beef cattle specialist and associate department head for the department of animal science at Texas A&M University in College Station, leads a cattle … more

Livestock Report

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 Receipts – 1,229 compared to 1,812 last week Trend – Steady Choice Steer Calves 150-300 lbs. – $190-250 300-400 lbs - … more
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