Category Archives: Agriculture News & Information
Austin County 4-H hosted an Awards Banquet sponsored by the Parents & Leaders Association to commemorate the outstanding work put into our 4-Hers’ projects, contests, and activitiesRead more
If you are interested in participating in the 2020-2021 Calf Scramble program you can download the application on the Austin County Fair website.Read more
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic concerns, the Austin County Fair Board of Directors and Staff are saddened to announce the cancellation of the 2020 Austin County Fair.Read more
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ AWARDS $1.2 MILLION IN ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS TO TEXAS COLLEGE STUDENTS
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced that 98 deserving Texas college students will receive $1.2 million in additional educational funds through the
Rodeo’s Achievement Scholarship Program.
The Beef and Forage Committee of Austin County is encouraging beef cattle producers to turn in a sample of their hay for analysis.Read more
THE AUSTIN COUNTY FAIR ANNOUNCES 2020 CONCERT SERIES LINE-UP. THE FAIR KICKS OFF OCTOBER 2ND AND RUNS THROUGH OCTOBER 11TH.Read more
HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™ AWARDS DESERVING TEXAS STUDENTS WITH MORE THAN $12 MILLION IN EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced 644 students who received one of the organization’s educational scholarships. These scholarships are a
portion of the Rodeo’s annual educational commitment of more than $27 million and are awarded to students across the state of Texas.
The PRIME Act would allow farmers to take their animals to “custom slaughterhouses” and then sell the meat within their state, either direct to consumer or to restaurants and retailers who in turn sell direct to consumer. This means transparent, accountable meat sources to supply our local communities.Read more
The Austin County Fair Association wants everyone to
know we are working hard to provide the safest Fair we can, while still providing all the fun for
which the Austin County Fair is known.
The Austin County Fair Association is pleased to announce the formation of a Jr. Fair Board. The Jr. Fair Board is comprised of young people between the ages of 17-20 who have previously participated in the Austin County Fair through 4H or FFA.Read more
FRED…another name for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s “Families Reading Every Day” project will be featured this summer at all WIC Clinics in Austin County and the Gordon Memorial Library in Sealy.Read more
Earlier this month, we posted a Memorial Day message from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service encouraging everyone to plan while you can and designate a sober ride. That article featured a video about Sean Carter and his journey after sustaining a traumatic brain injury as a result of a drunk driving accident. Sean and his mother, Jenny, from WhenSeanSpeaks.com took time to interview with us and share more of Sean’s story with us. They have taken their message to tens of thousands of young people to help prevent drunk driving and to make people aware of the consequences of their choices. Please take a moment to hear their message.Read more
Higher Meat Prices as Cattle Producers See Lower Prices, Texas A&M’s Dr. David Anderson Tells Us Why [VIDEO]
If you’ve been to the grocery store lately you’ve undoubtedly seen the soaring prices of meat or maybe you’ve seen the limitations being placed on the amount of meat you can purchase. We’re even hearing about how thousands of pigs rot in compost as the U.S. faces this meat shortage. So, how can this be? How can we be facing a meat shortage as producers are facing lower prices and having to destroy their livestock? Dr. David Anderson, Professor and Extension Agricultural Economist with Texas A&M University joins us to explain the situation.Read more
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has established the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) to provide resources to the citizens of Texas.Read more
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will host online auctions, giving registered buyers the opportunity to support the 2020 junior exhibitors.Read more
This is a great opportunity for any and all landowners to learn from the experts in a classroom setting and have the opportunity to ask questions.Read more
Students competed in the Ranching & Wildlife Poster Board and Video Competitions at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Saturday, March 7.Read more
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas is accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) as part of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).Read more
At the end of the 2nd week, several classes are moving really fast in their quest to gain ground in Walk Across Texas. To date, the participants and their
families have walked 25,912 miles at the end of the 2nd week. Everyone is cruising right along!
The Horticulture Committee of Austin County would like to invite everyone to the Small Farms and Vegetable Conference. There will be a variety of local vendors on site to assist with any questions or needs you might and provide the latest up to date technology and products available.Read more