Category Archives: Agriculture News & Information

Conservation Education Awards Go To Two Local Residents

The Austin County Soil and Water Conservation District is proud to present two Conservation Education Awards this year to Mr. Rod Vincent, and Mr. Jacob Diezi. Other Agriculture News & InformationAustin County Fair Scholarship Application Now OpenJan 18, 2021The Multi-County New Landowner Educational SeriesNov 3, 2020The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association sets 2021 Training DatesNov 3, 2020Registration is Open for the […]

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Austin County Soil & Water Conservation District #347 2016 Banquet Of Champions

The Austin County Soil & Water Conservation District held its 2016 Banquet of Champions on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Charles Goeke. Pastor Kevin Haug of St. John Lutheran Church, Cat Spring, gave the invocation and benediction. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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AgriLife Research Investigators Study Effects Of Aflatoxins On Quail Reproduction [VIDEO]

UVALDE – In an effort to find what’s causing the decline of Texas wild quail populations, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists investigated whether regular ingestion of low levels of aflatoxins by bobwhite and scaled quail may impact their ability to reproduce. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Running Out of Agricultural Land

Fear that we are running out of important resources is perpetual. Oil is a favorite thing to worry about; landfill space is another, and trees yet another. I could continue listing things (coal, copper, iron ore, even tin) that people have worried would soon be exhausted, and I plan to discuss the persistent fear of resource exhaustion in future columns. […]

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Are You Taking Your Grass For Granted?

Almost everybody that has pastures take their grass for granted, and it has been that way for many years.  Few of our early day cattleman had enough time to look closely at their grass and think about what it needed.  The demands of early pioneer life usually assigned their grass “crop” a low priority.  The apparent endless growing potential of […]

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USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Texas Farmers and Ranchers Impacted by Winter Storms [VIDEO]

Our hearts go out to Texas farmers and ranchers affected by Winter Storm Goliath. USDA and Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) stand with our communities when severe weather and natural disasters impact your livelihood and disrupt your way of life. ~ Judith A. Canales, Texas FSA State Executive Director Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Gideon Lincecum Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist Training Course To Begin

The Texas Master Naturalist program is designed to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Three-Part Beef Cattle Production Series Offered to Central Texas Producers

The Texas Beef Council (TBC) and Texas AgriLife Extension Service have teamed up to present a special Beef 706 program, a three-part series of hands-on sessions focusing on beef quality management and marketing opportunities.  This program is available to beef cattle producers from Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Fayette, Lee, Waller, and Washington counties. Share This ArticleFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinemail

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Leadership Advisory Board to Host Annual Meeting

The Leadership Advisory Board of Austin County is charged with the purpose of promoting Extension work in the community and strengthening the programmatic efforts of the Agents in Austin County.    This year’s event will take place on Thursday, January 14th, at the Liedertafel Hall, 116 Lux Rd. in Sealy.  The event will showcase events of the year for the Texas […]

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OVERSEEDING FOR COOL SEASON FORAGES

Over seeding pastures with cool season forage species such as ryegrass or clovers is a good way to provide valuable forage during the fall, winter, and early spring.  When raising animals that demand a large amount of high quality forage, planning to over seed one of these varieties can improve your land, reduce your inputs, and increase your profits too. […]

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Brune Honored For Service

Herbert Brune has been a lifelong resident of Austin County and has been active in several areas of the community in regards to public service.  He most recently served as valued member of the Austin County Soil & Water Conservation District. On June 23, 2015, he resigned after 29 years of faithful and dedicated service which included serving as vice […]

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