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A Year in Review: 2018 Hopkins County Water Conservation
Dec07

A Year in Review: 2018 Hopkins County Water Conservation

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino,County Extension Agent forAgriculture and Natural ResourcesHopkins County, Texas Relevance:  Water quality and conservation have emerged as predominant issues across Texas as indicated through local input, elected officials/legislative actions, and numerous other indicators. Water for domestic and agricultural use is becoming...

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A Year In Review: By Mario Villarino
Nov30

A Year In Review: By Mario Villarino

A year in review: 2018 4-H Hopkins County Agricultural Plan Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County,Texas Relevance: 4-H Agriculture and Natural Resources projects are an important component of the county 4-H program in Texas. Currently, sixty three percent of Texas 4-H members are...

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A Year in Review – Diabetes Education By Johanna Hicks
Nov30

A Year in Review – Diabetes Education By Johanna Hicks

A Year in Review – Diabetes Education                For the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting some of the major program impacts from 2018.  Many people are not aware of the positive influence that Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has on the health and well-being of individuals.  This week, I want to focus on the diabetes education program in Hopkins...

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Winter Gardening By Mario Villarino
Nov23

Winter Gardening By Mario Villarino

Winter is always a season for the garden to recover, build up organic matter and take some time to plan for next year.  It is however, not a complete idle season for the gardener. Here the list of recommendation for the gardener for December from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension: Place orders for seeds this month so you will have them available when you are ready to plant. By ordering early, you will be more certain of getting...

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Cumby FFA Placed 7th out of 70 Clubs during Area VI Leadership Development
Nov19

Cumby FFA Placed 7th out of 70 Clubs during Area VI Leadership Development

According to Dayton Wood, President of the Cumby FFA Chapter, the team had already placed 2nd at District earlier this Fall in Radio Broadcast contests, and that placement allowed them to advance to Area competition on November 14, 2018. Using scripts they developed during workshops and working as a broadcast team, they faced down students from 70 other schools to bring home 7th Place. However, they did not fulfill their dream of...

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The Many Reasons to be Thankful By Mario Villarino
Nov16

The Many Reasons to be Thankful By Mario Villarino

As I was looking back at 2018, I was reflecting as how much the year changed during it evolvement. As we started with a mostly drought season, we pass thru an “Army-worm October” into a flooded season to end on a cold winter spell. This year could not be anything different almost every month. One thing in common is the impact of the weather into our hay production. Traditionally, our pastures can support our livestock with hay...

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Agrilife: Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured; Master Wellness Volunteer Training; Jalapeno Cornbread
Nov13

Agrilife: Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured; Master Wellness Volunteer Training; Jalapeno Cornbread

Hopkins County 4-H Members Featured                In the next few weeks, you’ll be reading about the variety of programs, series, workshops, field days, and other events offered through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Hopkins County.  We recently held our annual Extension Leadership Banquet to honor our committees, Master Volunteers, 4-H leaders,...

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4-H Swine Validation By Mario Villarino
Nov09

4-H Swine Validation By Mario Villarino

4-H Swine Validation- November 19, 2018 4:00 to 5:00 PM – Extension Office Swine is a generic word used to describe pigs.  For 4-H, the swine project includes the selection, care and showing of a commercial pig.  For the majority of our 4-H members, the NETLA junior market show is the livestock show where those projects will terminate but some also intent to show at major livestock shows. The swine project starts with making the...

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Pesticide Private Applicator Session By Mario Villarino
Nov02

Pesticide Private Applicator Session By Mario Villarino

Pesticide Private Applicators CEU session Scheduled for Nov 7, 2018 Licensed pesticide private applicators are required to recertify every five years by obtaining 15 continuing education credits, including two (2) credits in laws and regulations and two (2) credits in integrated pest management (IPM), prior to expiration of the license. To partially satisfy this requirement, the Hopkins County Extension Office has scheduled a 5 CEU...

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Pigweed By Pam Jorgenson
Oct21

Pigweed By Pam Jorgenson

by Pam Jorgenson a Hopkins County Master Gardener  When you step outside your driveway, sidewalk or even your flower bed, you will probably see pigweed, also known as portulaca or purslane.  What is that?  Well, it’s usually considered a weed in NE Texas, to be pulled up and tossed.  But it isn’t.  It is a highly nutritious vegetable.   It is scientifically...

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