Texas Marriage Education by Johanna Hicks
Jul01

Texas Marriage Education by Johanna Hicks

Happy Independence Day – God Bless America! This time of year is always a meaningful reminder of how our country began, the brave men and women who fought for the freedoms we have, and the basis upon which our country was built.  The Lord has blessed  our country in so many ways, even when we have turned our backs on Him.  My prayer is that our country will be healed and our hearts will be changed.  Enjoy spending your time with...

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Cattle Diseases and Hot Weather
Jul01

Cattle Diseases and Hot Weather

The summer season has a significant impact in the well-beings of animals and humans alike. Texas A&M agrilife extension recommends that even when most cattle today are well-vaccinated against many common diseases, including bovine viral diarrhea or BVD, when cattle are living under less-than-ideal situations due to heat stress, overcrowding or poor nutrition, even the best vaccinations programs may result in incomplete protection...

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Carpenter Wins Again at County Tomato Fest
Jun29

Carpenter Wins Again at County Tomato Fest

Bobbie Carpenter of Como took home two first places in the most contested categories at the third annual Hopkins County Tomato Festival Saturday. Ms. Carpenter had the best large red tomatoes and the best salsa. The main tomato dish was also contested and Sarah and Amy Vaughn won first. Keith Klein had the top side dish.   http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Tomato-Festival.mp3...

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Aphids in Sorghum
Jun24

Aphids in Sorghum

Aphids are commonly a common pest of crops and ornamental plants. Aphids mode of survival relies on having massive amounts of babies to offset the tremendous losses due to predation by other insects and birds. Most of the times, aphis only cause problems when those reach high numbers and the damage to the plant gets to the point of affecting overall plant development. This is known as economic threshold.  From time to time, aphis...

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Talking to Fathers by Mario Villarino
Jun17

Talking to Fathers by Mario Villarino

As I watched rain early on the week in Sulphur Springs, and try to catch up from a day-long 4-H regional horse show, I decided to dedicate some time to reflect over father’s day celebration. In the way I feel it, fathers are a fundamental part of our society sometimes taken for granted. As I was talking to my 11 year old son about father’s day, he came to the following conclusion: Mother’s day gets celebrated while classes are in...

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Fresh Produce & Farmers’ Markets – a Great Partnership!
Jun17

Fresh Produce & Farmers’ Markets – a Great Partnership!

Oh, the joy of perusing brightly colored fruits and vegetables at a Farmers’ Market!  These goodies are loaded with minerals, vitamins, and fiber.  The Sunrise market in downtown Sulphur Springs each Saturday is the perfect place to find tasty and colorful foods.  However, there are some safe handling tips  to assure that you protect yourself and your family from food poisoning.  It is important to be consistent in practicing safe...

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Dairy Festival Recipe Contest Cancelled
Jun16

Dairy Festival Recipe Contest Cancelled

If you were waiting until the last minute to register for the Hopkins County Dairy Festival Recipe contest, you waited too long. Only five individuals entered recipes in the Dairy Recipe contest, so it has been cancelled.  This is the second year for cancellation of the contest according to Johana Hicks, with the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Office. Once again the cancellation was due to the low number of entries. Hicks had...

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2015 Dairy Foods Contest – Get Ready!
Jun15
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Hopkins County 4-H’ers Host Virginia 4-H Families
Jun12

Hopkins County 4-H’ers Host Virginia 4-H Families

Just in time for the 2015 Dairy Festival, 4-H families will be visiting Hopkins County. Twenty-eight youth from Smyth County, Virginia will spend four nights in host homes and enjoy many of the sites, smells, and sounds of Hopkins County! Our visitor will be taking part in Festival activities and even have a trip to AT&T Stadium planned. Be sure to extend a proper Texas Welcome if you happen to meet of our esteemed visitors....

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2015 Dairy Foods Contest – Get Ready!
Jun10
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