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Hopkins County Hay Show: Samples taken Starting September 1, 2015
Aug27

Hopkins County Hay Show: Samples taken Starting September 1, 2015

Quality of hay matters: Hopkins County Hay Show Samples taken Starting September 1, 2015   A forage analysis can determine the nutritive value and/or any potential toxicity of forage. With this information you can calculate whether or not you will need supplemental protein, energy or minerals. You must sample the hay correctly to get an accurate analysis, and each lot of hay should be sampled independently. For the purposes of...

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Extension Celebrates Family Mealtime by Johanna Hicks
Aug26

Extension Celebrates Family Mealtime by Johanna Hicks

Extension Celebrates Family Mealtime Join us September, 2015, as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension celebrates family mealtime by MAKING IT FUN!  Eating meals together promotes: Quality time for child and adult interaction.  Family dinner provides time to share activities from the day or discuss upcoming events. A food & health connection.  Eating together provides an opportunity to talk about and model good nutrition and health...

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Enrollment for 4-H is Now Underway – by Johanna Hicks
Aug22

Enrollment for 4-H is Now Underway – by Johanna Hicks

Enrollment for 4-H is Now Underway Each August, a massive campaign for 4-H enrollment takes place across the country.  The 4-H year goes from September 1st to August 31, and we welcome all youth!  Current members must re-enroll each to keep membership status, and new members are encouraged to join.  It’s really quite simple, but there are a few things to keep in mind. There are currently 5 clubs in Hopkins County: Dike (meets in the...

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NETBIO’s First Cattleman’s Classic and Ribeye Roundup!
Aug21

NETBIO’s First Cattleman’s Classic and Ribeye Roundup!

NETBIO CEO Dwight Bell and Dr. Mario Villarino, Secretary/Treasurer, discuss the October 16/17 Beef event in Sulphur Springs. In addition to education seminars at the Civic Center on Friday October 16, the committee has planned a steak cook-off and dinner with concert that evening on Celebration Plaza. Entertainment will be Hopkins County’s own Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band. An added feature will be a 5K “Run for...

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Hay production and Hay Show
Aug19

Hay production and Hay Show

Hay production and Hay Show The Professional Ag Workers has organized the 2015 Hopkins County Hay Show. Samples will be welcomed September 1 to September 18th at the Hopkins County Extension Office located at 1200B Houston Street, in Sulphur Springs. All samples will be tested for protein and energy free to the producers, courtesy of the Northeast Texas Farmers COOP in Sulphur Springs. Top places will be awarded $100, $75 and $50 for...

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What Does Family & Consumer Sciences Mean?
Aug15

What Does Family & Consumer Sciences Mean?

What Does Family & Consumer Sciences Mean? I’m going to get up on my soap box for a little while, so be prepared!  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers a wealth of information, and it’s right here in your community!  Often when individuals call our office, they ask for “the County Agent”.  If I am the one who happens to answer the phone, my response is, “What is the nature of your question so I will know which agent can...

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Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes
Aug07
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Cooking Well with Diabetes
Aug07
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Texas Marriage Education Workshop
Aug06
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Tree talk – by Mario Villarino
Aug05

Tree talk – by Mario Villarino

I like to talk and write about trees. Trees have this “mystery” behind them because for most of us, the life of a tree overpasses our normal concept of time. You see, in tree time, everything happens to a tree at a different speed than what we normally can relate to. Our busy life, ruled by days and hours, have a hard time trying to understand a creature than responds to the environment years after the event that caused the original...

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