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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

Livestock Report:

Industry, Texas For Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 Receipts – 996 compared to 784 on Dec. 19, 2017 Trend – Steady to higher compared to last sale in December Choice Steer Calves 150-300 … 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

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

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

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
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