Farm and Ranch
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Collin County is hosting the fourth of five Landowner 101 workshops on July 12 from 8:00 a.m. - noon at Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney, Texas.
  • Bulls are often overlooked until it is time to turn them out for the breeding season. Proper off-season management of bulls can ensure longevity within the herd and a subsequent successful breeding season.
  • The legal responsibilities relating to cattle in open and closed range areas of the state and water law were also among the topics addressed at the program. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension.
  • A watermelon patch in East Texas gets some sun after a cloudy, rainy and cool spring. Many fields are behind schedule because of the weather and could miss the peak sales weekend as people celebrate the Fourth of July (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell)
  • The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fannin County would like to invite you to the Rainwater Harvesting Seminar that will take place on June 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Derrell Hall Education Center, 2505 N. Center St. in Bonham. The seminar will feature Dr. Dr. Fouad Jaber, Ph.D, P.E., Associate Professor and Extension Specialist for the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Also, Fannin County Master Gardeners will also be on hand to discuss and consult rainwater collection unit construction and uses for home and small acreage practices, and there will be a rainwater collection unit on site for viewing. The topics at this program will focus on Rainwater Collection Unit Uses, Rainwater System Planning, Installation, Operation and Maintenance.
  • Water contamination by feral hogs, also referred to as wild pigs, will be among the topics discussed at the Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop June 21 in Brenham. (Photo courtesy Lone Star Healthy Streams)
  • The summer solstice will occur June 21 this year so no matter the activity you have planned, you will have more daylight on this day than any other day of the year. Make good use of it whether you're working or playing and remember this is the official first day of summer.
  • Free training. Continue your service to our country by providing high-quality food to your community. Register by July 26.
  • North Texas: Soil moisture was adequate to surplus across the district. Storms brought half an inch to 4 inches of precipitation. Before the rains, soils had dried enough for producers to harvest wheat. Farmers reported good yields, 30-50 bushels per acre.
  • Dr. Qingwu Xue's plant physiology team plants grain sorghum June 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research farm near Bushland. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)
  • Results of sale June 13, 2019 -- 812 head, 196 cows