Farm and Ranch

4-H and FFA Swine Validation



4-H and FFA Swine Validation begins November 9, 4p.m.-6p.m., at the Somerset Ag Barn and begins again November 10, 8a.m.- 10a.m. at the Atascosa Livestock Exchange If you have questions or need more information please contact your local Ag Science Instructor or the Extension Office at 830-569-0034. County Council and Ambassador meeting scheduled The Atascosa County Ambassadors and Council will […]

Pleasanton FFA placed 7th in the Trailer Build Off at Sam Houston State University

USDA issues safety net & conservation pay to Texas farmers

(COLLEGE STATION, Texas) — Oct. 23, 2018 – USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Gary Six, announced that more than $296 million will be paid to Texas farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Texas FSA will distribute more than $105 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) […]

Learning life and safety at Agriculture Day



Fourth-graders from schools around Atascosa County learned about various aspects of agriculture and farm and ranch safety at the Atascosa County Agriculture Day in Leming on Oct. 17. The educational stations featured presenters teaching about soil conservation, cotton and peanut production, electricity, water conservation, fire safety and dairy. “We teach kids about everything that goes into agriculture — where their […]

Atascosa County Fair Results

Jourdanton FFA teams participate in the Wintergarden Invitational CDEs on Sept. 26



On September 26, Jourdanton FFA participated in the Wintergarden Invitational CDE’s hosted by the Peeler Ranch. Furthermore, students competed in events such as Plant Identification, Range, Homesite, and Land Evaluation. Here are the results – Greenhand Land: 2nd place team: Madi Vick 2nd. Chapter Farmer Land: 6th place team. Greenhand Land: 1st place team; Ireland Joseph 1st; Abby Valdez 3rd; […]

Thank You Sherry Orsak!


Sherry Orsak was recently recognized at a luncheon, honoring her 32 years of service with the Atascosa County Soil and Water Conservation District #307. The Board of Directors and staff appreciate all that she has done through the years for the District. Thank you Sherry!

Corrected Atascosa Co. 4-H Information

Atascosa Club ofEquine Enthusiasts(A.C.E.E.)4th Sunday of themonth, 7p.m.First United MethodistChurch, PleasantonKaren Harris(830)570-9222karen@lazy2ranch.us Black Hill 4-H2nd Sunday of themonth, 6p.m.Black Hill Comm. Bldg.,Black HillKim Lutz(830)570–3320kimlutz97@gmail.com LaParita 4-H2nd Thursday of themonth, 6:30p.m.Cowboy FellowshipChurch, 5610 FM 3350,JourdantonJason & Valerie Aguilar(210)260-6046Laparita4h@gmail.com Leming/Verdi 4-H2nd Monday of themonth 6:30pmVerdi CommunityCenter, VerdiCarl Royal (830)480- 4018, lisaroyal@yahoo.comJames Caraway(830)570-3946jcaraway@barlettcocke.comMatt Adamitz (210)275-8796 Lytle 4-H2nd Monday of theMonth,6:30p.m.Lytle Primary SchoolCafeteria, LytleJennifer […]

County recognizes National 4-H Week October 7-13

Proclamation Whereas, The Atascosa County Commissioner’s Court is proud to honor the 4-H Youth Development Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 111 years of providing experience-based education to youngsters throughout the Lone Star State; and Whereas, This admirable program, which seeks to provide a learning experience for the whole child, including head, heart, hands, and health, helps […]

Charlotte FFA teams compete at Area



Charlotte’s FFA went to the Area Fall CDE Contest on last Wednesday, Oct. 3. Charlotte competed in three contests out of a total of four. Danya Rodriguez, Colton Pruett, Michael Garcia and Angelo Mosqueda of the Greenhand Plant ID team placed 5th in the Area 10 competition. Joshua Reyna, Lucy Benavidez and Brandon Sanchez of the Chapter Plant ID team […]


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