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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

Spend the day at the Austin County Fairgrounds

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the Austin County Fairgrounds will be the place to be. The 5K Stampede kicks off Austin County Fair season with a 5K run that starts at the Turnverein, winds down Wendt … more

Youth wins Horse Club scholarship

Every year the Waller County 4-H Horse Club looks to award one of its members a college scholarship. The scholarship committee evaluates each applicant based on academic achievement, leadership, … 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

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

Austin County Fair competitions coming up

The Austin County Fair is now accepting entries for the Little Miss & Mister Contest, the Junior Miss & Mister Contest and the Junior Fair Queen Contest. Below are the rules and regulations. Please … 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

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

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

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

Texas pecan crop projected to exceed 50 million pounds

UVALDE – Texas pecan growers expect to increase production this year, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, said the … more

Austin County 4-H

On June 27, the Austin County 4-H Clothing and Textile group received an exclusive behind-the-scenes fashion and merchandising tour of Neiman Marcus. Participants were given the opportunity to walk … more

Deadline to enroll in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is Aug. 1

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director (SED), Erasmo (Eddie) Trevino, reminds farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1 to enroll … more

Texas FFA students receive $1.4 million in scholarships

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo leadership presented 70 Texas FFA students with $1.4 million in scholarships July 12 during the Texas FFA State Convention in Corpus Christi.  Chartered in 1929, … more

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

Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Plant-Based Products

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking applications for funding to help support the development of advanced biofuels, renewable … 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

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
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