Farm and Ranch

Poteet FFA participated at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo

February 5-7 Poteet FFA participated in the San Antonio Purebred and Crossbred Gilt show. The results are as follows: Cutter Blagg – 10th Place Class 5 Cross Gilt; Julia Smith – 2nd Place Class 17 Cross Gilt; Arianna Hernandez – 6th Place Class 17 Cross Gilt; Julia Smith – 3rd Place Class 46 Spot Gilt; and Arianna Hernandez – 6th […]

Equal opportunity cowboy

On the Edge of Common Sense

Betty Lynne is a cowboy. If you don’t believe it ask her husband to show you the snapshot of her bruise. Last summer they had a cow killed by lightening on their ranch. They figgered they’d better bring in the orphaned calf. The afternoon of the rescue, Betty Lynne saddled ol’ Frosty, a reliable ex-Appaloosa race horse. That allowed Sean, […]

Attention Texas State Park visitors

Texas State Parks Visitors, We appreciate your loyalty and trust. With the uncertain and evolving health situation in the U.S., our highest priority is the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and employees. Texas State Parks are open, and our staff is ready to welcome you for the day or for overnight stays. Outdoor spaces are well suited to […]

USDA to open signup March 16 for Conservation Reserve Program Grasslands

Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15. “Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands and pastures, while maintaining the land as working grazing lands,” said Gary Six, State Executive Director, Farm Service Agency- Texas. “The program emphasizes […]

Coronavirus: Texas A&M AgriLife utilizes statewide network to help in prevention of COVID-19

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is working with federal and state entities to help provide the latest information on the disease and share tips on how to prevent its spread. The Texas Department of State Health Services is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, in monitoring the developing outbreak. Information and resources related to the […]

Deer and the shrubbery

Calvin Finch, PhD

Q. How can we deal with fire ants in the vegetable garden? I normally use acephate and Amdro, but the labels of both products forbid use of the products in the vegetable garden! A. Good work for reading the label closely. Use the Amdro bait close to, but outside, the garden in compliance with the label. The product will be […]


So very grateful to have a president of our United States that would call for a National Day of Prayer for this virus that we are all sick (no pun intended) and tired of hearing about. There are hundreds of thousands of people across this nation, as well as across the globe, that are praying for this to not get […]

Charlotte students showcase pitmaster skills

Texas high school barbecue has been around for about four years, but that isn’t stopping a group of Charlotte High School Ag students from bringing the heat to the grill. Two months ago, Charlotte Ag teacher Roy Reyna was given the green light by the district to create a barbecue team. “We had some students who were interested in it, […]


The Tilden FFA Ag Mechanics Entry Gate placed 6th. The students exhibiting the project were Jaden Saenz, Troy Allen, Bailey Garcia, Cayden Diaz, and Graham Blaha. These students built this project in just under 300 hours and exhibited among the 30 other gates at the show. This is one of the largest classes of projects at this particular show. The […]


Ag Mechanics at the San Antonio Livestock Show was well represented by Pleasanton FFA. Students, Cass Campbell, Jake Rankin and Nathan Ricks competed in the Ag Mechanics Market Place show where they had to develop a business and marketing plan based on their project. The students built a 20 foot covered hay feeder. They had to take a test over […]

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