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What to Expect from the 4-H Program By Mario Villarino
Feb15

What to Expect from the 4-H Program By Mario Villarino

I often get asked when new families join 4-H what to expect of the program. It is usually the word of 4-Hers and their families that provides the answer correctly. For many, it is the livestock projects, for others the very many other activities in 4-H.  According to Marty Vahlenkamp (www. https://texasyouthlivestock.com) the answer for sure it is different for every 4-H’er depending on their goals and personal situation. The typical...

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Love is in the Air By Johanna Hicks
Feb08

Love is in the Air By Johanna Hicks

               Ahhh, February – a month of love, Valentines, hearts, flowers, candy, candlelight, and romance.  The months of December and February are popular for marriage proposals, and many couples will be embarking on a journey to plan the perfect wedding.  However, the WEDDING is not the important part.  The MARRIAGE should be the focus of any...

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2019 Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Starts February 21st
Feb05

2019 Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Starts February 21st

by Mario Villarino The hands of youth livestock exhibitors do more than raise livestock projects that are an example of the highest quality animals in our food chain. Those hands also work to learn, lead, mentor, and serve. Thousands of 4-H and FFA youth, both young and old, use their hands day in and day out to succeed with livestock projects and build a better future for themselves and those around them. Hopkins County celebrates...

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Two Diabetes Series Available By Johanna Hicks
Feb01

Two Diabetes Series Available By Johanna Hicks

               Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides numerous educational opportunities at low- or no-cost to individuals.  One of those banner programs is diabetes education.  Approximately 12% of Hopkins County residents have been diagnosed with diabetes (higher than the state of Texas and the U.S.) according to the Centers for Disease Control. ...

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Loving Your Heart – for the Health of it By Johanna Hicks
Jan25

Loving Your Heart – for the Health of it By Johanna Hicks

            While February is best known for Valentine’s Day, did you know that it is also American Heart Month? This February, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends giving your heart love, too, by being aware of heart problems and the steps you can take to prevent them.             Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)...

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Vegetable Grafiting- Tomato By Mario Villarino
Jan18

Vegetable Grafiting- Tomato By Mario Villarino

Since people first learned to graft plants, a myriad of grafting techniques have been developed. In The Grafter’s Handbook, Garner enumerates and describes some forty different grafts. Success in grafting depends not only on a technically correct graft but in preparation of the scion and rootstock for graftage. Equally critical are the optimum time for grafting, and proper aftercare. With high labor costs, only a few of the more...

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Easy, Breezy New Year’s Resolution By Johanna Hicks
Jan18

Easy, Breezy New Year’s Resolution By Johanna Hicks

             While eating more fruits and vegetables and parking as far away from the supermarket as possible will help improve your health in 2019, here’s a resolution that can impact the lives of others — as well as your own life.  Make a resolution in 2019 to focus on your driving and drive like you would want the person in front of you, behind you, and beside you to drive.                  On many occasions, I have found myself...

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Plant Protection in Winter By Mario Villarino
Jan11

Plant Protection in Winter By Mario Villarino

In much of the state our winters are brief with lots of moderate to cool temperatures interrupted by a few killing freezes. If we can take steps to help our plants through those cold snaps we can cheat the hardiness zone a bit in the landscape and keep a vegetable garden going all winter long. There are a number of techniques we can use to help avoid freeze damage to our plants. Here are a few of the more common ones. Watering: There...

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Off to a Healthy Start By Johanna Hicks
Jan11

Off to a Healthy Start By Johanna Hicks

               You have probably heard, “New Year, New You.”  I, for one, prefer being myself, but there are some improvements that can be made. The start of the new year is the perfect time to establish new goals, habits, and a healthy lifestyle.  Teas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends starting this year off on the right foot by getting active and eating right!...

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Cattle Feeding During the Winter By Mario Villarino
Jan04

Cattle Feeding During the Winter By Mario Villarino

The weather conditions during this fall-winter season has created serious problems for beef producers needing hay. Many producers are finding out low quality hay and even then hay is getting harder to find. Getting or keeping cows in proper body condition throughout the winter can optimize pregnancy rates the following season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Jason Banta, beef cattle specialist, Overton,...

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