Farm and Ranch
  • In far southeastern Fannin County, tucked away in a remote corner of the Bois d'Arc Kingdom, is a ranch where every horse's bloodline can be traced back to the warhorses Mohammed Ali the Great (March 4, 1769 2 August 2, 1849) brought back to Egypt from the Bedouins as spoils of war. Sound too amazing to be true? Come see for yourself Saturday, December 15, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. when Jeffries Arabian Center hosts its annual Christmas Farm Party. You can even get your picture taken with Santa and "Moon," the Arabian reindeer. Please make sure to RSVP at 903-217-7743.
  • The Fannin 4-H Clubs, Master Gardeners and the Fannin Soil and Water Conservation District are again offering fruit, pecan, grape and blackberry bushes in our annual tree sales. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used for youth activities, community service, and educational programs to benefit the citizens of Fannin County. To order trees call: 4-H at 903-227-2732, the Master Gardeners at 903-583-7453 or you may call Mary Jane Godwin at 903-583-9513 ext. 3, Fannin SWCD. You may go to the Fannin SWCD website and click the services button to download the tree forms and either mail, or drop them off at the district office at 2504 North Center Street, Bonham.
  • A Beef Cattle Short Course is set for Jan. 8 and 15 at Palo Alto College in San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
  • The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host the annual District 2 Showmanship Clinic from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Texas Tech Livestock Arena, 1308 N. Indiana Ave. in Lubbock.
  • The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulture program will host a Disease and Pest Management program Dec. 12 at The Grand View Vineyard, 10365 Country Spring Road, in Anderson.
  • This large rooted-up area in an East Texas pasture is one example of costly damages done by wild pigs. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension photo by Dr. Billy Higginbotham )
  • A Regional Trail Master Plan presentation will be held December 11 at Gober Community Center, FM 68, Gober. Please join Jan Johnson - Gober MUD and Duke Monson - Fannin County Equestrian Trails Association to provide your input and suggestions for ways to preserve and enhance the unique rural experience of Fannin County.
  • The sixth annual Red River Crops Conference: Planning for Success, offering crop production information designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is set for Jan. 23-24 in the Childress Event Center, 1100 NW 7th St. in Childress.
  • "This program will cover a range of topics that forage, dairy and beef cattle producers in the region can all benefit from," said Dr. Jennifer Spencer, AgriLife Extension dairy specialist, Stephenville.
  • Texas wheat producers may have an opportunity to see higher prices and higher yields in 2019, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service grain marketing economist.
  • The U.S. dairy industry would suffer a significant blow on a number of products resulting from a proposed 25 percent tariff imposed on dairy products by China, according to a study.
  • "Grazable Acres" will be the title of a Dec. 6 natural resources webinar conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service ecosystem science and management unit.