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Outstanding 4-H, Miller Grove FFA Members, Extension Agent Recognized
Apr26

Outstanding 4-H, Miller Grove FFA Members, Extension Agent Recognized

Two outstanding 4- members, two Miller Grove FFA members and an Extension Agent received recognition during Monday’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting. Janie Crump Scholarships Extension Agent Johanna Hicks presents a $500 Janie Crump Memorial Scholarship to Jorja Bessonett Hopkins County AgriLife Extension Agents Johanna Hicks and Mario Villarino awarded Jorja Bessonett, a member of Miller Grove 4-H Club, and Savannah...

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Hopkins County 4-H Members in the News – Again!
Apr23

Hopkins County 4-H Members in the News – Again!

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Hopkins County is honored to have some outstanding youth in the 4-H program!  District 4-H Contests were held recently in Farmersville for 4-H members across the northeast Texas district – 22 counties to be exact. Three from Hopkins County walked away with awards. Here are the results: Senior division (grades 9-12):  Rylie...

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NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Goat Show Results
Feb26

NETLA 2021 Hopkins County Junior Market Goat Show Results

The Northeast Texas Livestock Association’s annual Hopkins County Junior Livestock Show started with an agriculture mechanics project show and contest on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. The NETLA junior market show then got into full swing Thursday with FFA and 4-H members from across Hopkins County showing their lamb and goat projects. The afternoon began with the lamb show and concluded with the goat show which featured eight classes,...

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SSHS FFA Students Show Livestock at Texas State Fair; Do Meat/Fruit Fundraising
Oct01

SSHS FFA Students Show Livestock at Texas State Fair; Do Meat/Fruit Fundraising

John Holland is Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor for the Sulphur Springs High School FFA Chapter. Livestock project showings began in mid-September. Currently, some students are showing their projects at the State Fair of Texas. This year, to ensure social distancing, some of those shows are being held at Fair Park in Dallas and some at Waco’s Heart of Texas fairgrounds. Here is Holland’s report on how Sulphur Springs FFA...

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Sulphur Springs FFA, Ag Mechanics Students Do Well At Fort Worth Stock Show
Jan30

Sulphur Springs FFA, Ag Mechanics Students Do Well At Fort Worth Stock Show

The month of January has flown by for Sulphur Springs ISD FFA members and agriculture students, who have spent quite a bit of their time preparing for and at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. FFA logo The trio of SSHS FFA students who visited the KSST Good Morning Show on Thursday January 30, 2020 talked about showing cattle, competing in the Calf Scramble, and their 2020 Ft Worth Stock Show experiences in general. John Holland...

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Sulphur Springs FFA Shows at Ft. Worth Stock Show
Jan26

Sulphur Springs FFA Shows at Ft. Worth Stock Show

Report from SSHS FFA Advisor John HollandJan 25, 2020 It has been a busy few days for the SSHS FFA Chapter who took their projects to the Ft Worth Stock Show. We had 3 students, Wayne Hinton, Tripp Smith, and Matti Smith, showing 5 Holstein heifers last week at the Ft Worth Dairy show. All did very well in some of the biggest classes in the breed! In addition, all 3 of the kids caught a calf at the Ft Worth Calf Scramble! That is a...

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Sulphur Springs FFA Show Team Members Earn Recognition
Sep24

Sulphur Springs FFA Show Team Members Earn Recognition

Savannah Allen, Sulphur Springs FFA, with her Senior Showmanship winner at East Texas State Fair in Tyler The last month has been a productive one for the Sulphur Springs FFA Show Team. Students have earned class and showmanship recognition at three different events. Annie Horton competed in the West Texas State Fair in San Angelo with two of her lambs and placed second in two classes for one show, a third place, and a sixth in the...

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Junior Market Livestock Show Lamb and Goat Results
Feb22

Junior Market Livestock Show Lamb and Goat Results

Thursday at the Civic Center Arena the Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show began with the Lamb and Goat Show. The top 17 lambs and top 35 goats will be in the Sale of Champions set for Saturday. Top lambs and exhibitors include: Grand Champion: Annie Horton, Sulphur Springs FFA Reserve Champion: Wyatt Wharton, North Hopkins FFA. Wharton won Senior Showmanship Ramsey Ragan, Junior Showmanship, Hopkins County 4-H Dayton Wood,...

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SS FFA Team Leaves Mark at Ft Worth Stock Show, Now Heads to Houston
Jan29

SS FFA Team Leaves Mark at Ft Worth Stock Show, Now Heads to Houston

January has been a busy time of year as we have been gearing up for the county show at the end of February and we just returned from the Ft. Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. The second weekend of January Jr. FFA member Layden Pace showed his fire pit in the Outdoor Recreation Division and received a blue ribbon. The next week the SS FFA show team took 10 head of beef heifers to compete in the Ft. Worth Junior show. There were 2,400 junior...

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4-H recognition By Johanna Hicks
Sep04

4-H recognition By Johanna Hicks

Hopkins County 4-H Recognizes Outstanding Leader/Member Most people have heard of 4-H, the state’s largest youth organization, but many don’t realize that 4-H is under the direction of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  Hopkins County has a strong 4-H program, and this was evident at the recent 4-H Achievement Banquet.  With over 160 4-H members in Hopkins County, 4-H offers a wide variety of opportunities. The 2017 4-H...

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