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Weed Control By Mario Villarino
Jun23

Weed Control By Mario Villarino

Weed control is an on-going process in Hopkins County. With our rainy season bringing April showers that sometimes carry well over early summer and recent devastating tornadoes in Northeast Texas is not surprising to have pending issues in our pastures because weather related delays. A common challenge is getting to harvest standing hay production because flooding or standing water in the fields or having to harvest hay infested with...

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You’re Never Too Old to Stay Fit By Johanna Hicks
Jun23

You’re Never Too Old to Stay Fit By Johanna Hicks

You’re Never Too Old to Stay Fit If you are a baby boomer, your adult years have flown by, filled with the competing demands of family, career and household responsibilities.  Then, one day, you find yourself over the age of 50, possibly facing the prospect of retirement, aging, and often serving in a new role as caregiver to elderly relatives.  The key is maintaining good health for yourself. Your nutritional needs change as you...

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Stop, Drop and Roll, 4H Exchange Trip, and Summer Sewing Workshop: By Johanna Hicks
Jun16

Stop, Drop and Roll, 4H Exchange Trip, and Summer Sewing Workshop: By Johanna Hicks

Stop, Drop, and Roll – Good Advice All the Time! “Stop, Drop, and Roll” is the simple safety technique for children in case of fire, but this technique could also be applied to our lives  all the time.  When we think about our family life, social life, and career life, we are constantly putting out fires, while sometimes putting enormous pressure on ourselves and forgetting about our own well­being and/or welfare. Often, we are so...

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Pictures from the Dairy Festival
Jun12

Pictures from the Dairy Festival

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Bobby McDonald Milking Contest
Jun10

Bobby McDonald Milking Contest

For the first time, the Milking Contest was re-named in honor of Bobby McDonald. 2016 Dairy Festival Queen Sadie Evans was there to give advice and encourage the  2017 Dairy Festival contestants. Judges included Bobby McDonald’s Mother and Sister. Here were the winners: Contestants: 1st place: Peyton Dietze with 3.16 lbs 2nd place: Marissa Greenway with 1.49 lbs 3rd place: Jaci Reed with 1.07 lbs Contestant Parents: 1st place:...

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Junior Dairy Show
Jun10

Junior Dairy Show

The Junior Dairy Show started off at 10:00 am in the civic center arena. There were over 129 head of cattle in the whole competition. Competitors came from Louisiana and all over Texas. There were barrels full of ice housing cold bottles of milk and water for competitors and their parents. A source of Hopkins county dairy farmers explained what the Judges were looking for: tall long body, Dairy Character-which is angular and...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offers Something for Everyone and Summer Sewing Workshop
Jun09

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offers Something for Everyone and Summer Sewing Workshop

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Offers Something for Everyone Did you know that every state in the United States has an Extension Service?  Did you know that every county in Texas has Extension Agents who work with them and that some agents in smaller counties work more than one county?  Were you aware that some of the larger counties have multiple agents to cover the large territory?  How much do you really know about your Hopkins...

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Beef Tips- Anaplasmosis By Mario Villarino
Jun09

Beef Tips- Anaplasmosis By Mario Villarino

One method to maintain communication and educational efforts to our community is the release of newsletters. With recent development of internet-based information and mass media, it is important to use these communication methods to relate time-based information to our constituents instead of traditional printed materials.. Because the time sensitive information due to recent rains and high incidence of mosquitoes in Hopkins County, I...

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June Monthy Checklist By Mario Villarino
May26

June Monthy Checklist By Mario Villarino

As we move into the warmer weather, the popular “Monthly check list” for the gardeners released by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension  (compiled by Dr. William C. Welch, Professor & Landscape Horticulturist) has become handy for home gardeners. Here the list for the Month of June:   Supplemental irrigation is essential for all but the hardiest plants in times of extended drought. Water lawn and garden thoroughly, but not too...

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15 Money Tips For College Students By Johanna Hicks
May26

15 Money Tips For College Students By Johanna Hicks

15 MONEY TIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS High school graduation has taken place, or will soon, for most high schools.  Many graduates will be embarking on a totally new adventure called college.  For many families, money is tight, and the cost of higher education can be frightening.  However, if we equip our youth with some money management tools, they will be able to handle most challenges.  Experts agree that careful planning and wise...

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