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Year in Review: 2020 Hopkins County Livestock and Forage Education
Dec21

Year in Review: 2020 Hopkins County Livestock and Forage Education

Trainings, Tours and Field Days By Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources in Hopkins County Relevance Livestock and forage production is a 3.96-billion-dollar industry in the Central Region. Livestock and forage enterprises are affected by climate and market variability. Hopkins County currently has more than 100,000 head of beef cattle with 27,000 head of dairy cattle Due to environmental...

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Cattle Supplement Feeding: Tips for Hopkins County Ranchers by Mario Villarino
Dec08

Cattle Supplement Feeding: Tips for Hopkins County Ranchers by Mario Villarino

Developed by Dr. Mario A. Villarino, County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Hopkins County, Texas Cattle supplement feeding: tips for Hopkins County ranchers Supplements must be chosen to meet particular nutrient deficiencies. Body condition is a key factor in the choice of supplements. According to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, thin...

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Hopkins County Commissioners Court Nov. 23 Regular Meeting Agenda
Nov22

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Nov. 23 Regular Meeting Agenda

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Regular Meeting Agenda TIME: 9:00 A.M.DATE: Monday, November 23, 2020PLACE: In The Commissioners’ Courtroom On The First Floor Of The Hopkins County Courthouse Located At118 Church St., Sulphur Springs, TX. I. InvocationII. Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag A. AMERICAN FLAG:B. TEXAS FLAG: “Honor The Texas Flag; I Pledge Allegiance To Thee, Texas, One State Under God, One And Indivisible.” The...

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers Recognized For Over 760 Hours Of Service
Nov19

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers Recognized For Over 760 Hours Of Service

A group of dedicated local individuals were recognized Thursday for their service and impact as Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers. The MWV program allows individuals who have a passion about health and wellness to share that passion with others via worksite wellness programs community events and other means. Texas AgriLife Extension Leadership Advisory Board reception Nov. 19, 2020, recognizing the Hopkins...

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Hicks: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Reception
Nov10

Hicks: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Reception

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Reception                Greetings again from your Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office!  Wow, November got off to a busy start!  We just completed the 47th annual “Christmas Joys” holiday program.  This popular event was started by my predecessor, Janie Crump, and I have kept it going.  Even...

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Hopkins County United Way Campaign Is A Success
Nov10

Hopkins County United Way Campaign Is A Success

The 2020-21 Hopkins County United Way campaign is a success, with the $150,000 goal not only met but exceeded, thanks to generous contributions from the community. This year’s goal was less than in the previous year, to make allowances for the economy during COVID-19, while still helping 19 local agencies. With more than $50,000 turned in last week, the campaign needed less than $11,000 meet the goal. Hopkins County United...

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Hopkins/Rains County Hay Show 2020 Winners, Buyers
Oct21

Hopkins/Rains County Hay Show 2020 Winners, Buyers

L. to R. Back Row Leon Gunn, Henry Potts, Jason Thompson, Mike Meisse, Brad Johnson and Randy Koon. L. to R Front Row Try Lopez, Kyler Moore and Don Smith To continue a long-standing agricultural tradition, the Hay Show took place on October 20, 2020, sponsored by the Hopkins/Rains County Soil and Water Conservation District. One of the goals of the Hay Show is to provide agricultural producers an opportunity to test their forages....

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Hopkins County United Way Campaign Off To Great Start After 1st Report Meeting
Oct06

Hopkins County United Way Campaign Off To Great Start After 1st Report Meeting

Hopkins County United Way’s 2020-2021 campaign is off to a “great start,” according to Campaign Chair Mike Horne. At the conclusion of the first report meeting Tuesday morning, Horne announced $20,156.18 of the $150,000 campaign goal had been raised. Additional donations came in shortly thereafter, raising the total to $20,406.18. First campaign report meeting for the 2020-21 Hopkins County United Way campaign...

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October is Child Health Awareness Month, and Hopkins County Fall Festival, Christmas Joys Quickly Approaching
Sep21

October is Child Health Awareness Month, and Hopkins County Fall Festival, Christmas Joys Quickly Approaching

By Johanna Hicks, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Family & Community Health Agent, Hopkins County In October, celebrate Child Health Awareness Month by becoming more aware of children’s health issues and evidence-based strategies to prevent them. This unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way children are interacting with their peers, participating in activities, and receiving education. By staying connected...

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Even During A Pandemic, Extension Agents Find Ways To Assist, Educate, Connect With Texans
Aug30

Even During A Pandemic, Extension Agents Find Ways To Assist, Educate, Connect With Texans

Hopkins County Extension Agents have found ways to continue to assist, educate and connect with Texas, even during a pandemic. While face-to-face events have been cancelled due to COVID-19, Extension Agents Dr. Mario Villarino and Johanna Hicks and Assistant Agent Jessica Taylor have risen to the challenge of continuing to offer educational programs and continue 4-H programming. Hopkins County Assistant Extension Agent Jessica Taylor,...

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