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PLEASANTON FFA COMPETES IN AREA X CDE’S

Wyatt Tom, Tanner Hollis, David Garcia, Kendall Niemietz, Dakota Fulcher, Clarissa Alaquinez, Savannah Cadena, Andrea Martinez, Wyatt Porter, Lacey Stevens, Autumn Hagen, Kendall Hagen, Trey Hagen, Kinsley Moore, Nathan Ricks, Avery Falcon, Jake Rankin, Jayce Krauskopf, Bethany Douglas, Lexie Elsik, Jordan Haby, Emma Smith, David Zertuche, Hunter Norment, Trey Wood, Stayton Hagen, Randy Balderas, Hunter Underbrink.

A&M AgriLife Extension

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service received the Texas Emergency Management Council Agency of the Year Award recently for its work in response to Hurricane Harvey. The award recognizes outstanding support provided by an agency to the communities of Texas during disasters. It includes providing public awareness to the community and actively participating in local and statewide […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. We are moving in to a new house this month and it needs a lawn to be sodded. It is mostly in full sun. What are our choices and what do you recommend? A. The choices are Bermuda grass, buffalo grass, St Augustine, and zoysia for full sun. First recommendation if there is not 6 inches of soil into […]

Wildflower Fun Facts

VERDILIZER

Of the 5,000 or so species of native plants in Texas, approximately 2,700 species* can be considered “wildflowers.” These are the herbaceous wild flowering plants not including grasses, sedges, rushes, trees, shrubs, some cacti and plants with small flowers that aren’t showy and wouldn’t be commonly called “wildflowers.” The botanical name for bluebonnets, Lupinus, comes from the Latin word for […]

Capital Farm Credit gives back $1.4 million to lenders in 2018



As you take a drive down Hwy 97 in Jourdanton, you might notice a white-rock building landscaped with native rocks and plants, housing Capital Farm Credit (CFC). Don’t be fooled by the open parking lot as this family-friendly branch is blooming with clients from Atascosa, La Salle and McMullen Counties, making local farmers’ jobs easier to put food on your […]

Upcoming extension events and activities

Wildlife Field Day Slated The Atascosa Wildlife and Fisheries Committee and the Atascosa Wildlife Coop are hosting the Wildlife Field Day on Saturday May 4 at the Quail Creek Ranch located at 1880 Cr 311, Charlotte. Topics to include: Quail Management and Considerations, Turkey Management and Considerations and Predator Management. An RSVP is requested by Friday April 26, 2019 by […]

Atascosa Cattlemen’s Association Program & Annual Meeting

Tuesday , May 14, 2019 Jourdanton Community Center A complimentary meal will be served. 2.0 CEU’s will be earned toward Texas Department of Agriculture Private Applicator Licenses Tentative Agenda 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction Gary West— Chairman Atascosa Cattlemen’s Assoc. 6:35 p.m. Silent Auction Announcement Ryan Novak— Chair Silent Auction 6:40 p.m. Dinner and Booth Visitation 7:10 p.m. Breeding Soundness […]

Texas Community Futures Forum

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has a rich history of providing educational programs that address the most critical issues in Atascosa County. In order to make sure programs planned for the future are on target, we invite your participation in the Texas Community Futures Forum to be held on April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atascosa County Lonnie […]

Higher limits on USDA Farm Loans

Higher Limits Now Available on USDA Farm Loans 2018 Farm Bill Increases Limits and Makes Other Changes to Farm Loans WASHINGTON, April 12, 2019 – Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that producers can borrow through direct […]

Gardening Q&A

Plant Q & A

Q. Last year I tried to wait until the bluebonnet seed matured before I harvested it. I waited too long, and the seeds exploded out of the seedpods in the field. What are your recommendations to harvest viable seed? A. The pods have viable seed when they are full size and have started to turn brown. The pods can be […]


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