Farm and Ranch

Charlotte FFA Teams place at judging contests



The Charlotte FFA team participated in the Wintergarden FFA District’s annual Land, Plant, Range and Homesite Invitational Contest on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Peeler Ranch in Jouranton. Four Charlotte teams placed in different judging contests that day. The Greenhand Homesite Team and Greenhand Land Team both placed second in district. The Greenhand Plant ID Team brought home third place […]

Atascosa County Fair Saturday



The Atascosa County Fair is scheduled for this Saturday, October 6, at Cowboy Fellowship. There will be a sheep, goat, heifer and steer show for 4-H and FFA members. Check in for lambs and heifers will be from 8a.m. to 9a.m. and goat and steers check in will be from 9a.m. to 10a.m. The entry fee for lamb and goats […]

LOCALS PLACE AT STATE GAMES

During the week of July 15th through the 21st Peter Korus and Brittany Rodgers from Atascosa County participated in the 2018 Texas 4-H Shooting Sports Games in the archery portion. In the State Games, kids from across the state battle it out competing in six events. Peter and Brittany both placed at the state match during the week of competition, […]

Helpful Hints for homeowners: mosquitoes, fire ants


With recent rains subsiding in many parts of the state and the re-emergence of warmer, drier weather, Texans should expect to see a proliferation of fire ants and mosquitoes, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologists. According to Dr. Robert Puckett, AgriLife Extension entomologist at Texas A&M University in College Station, during rain events, while the fire ants are underground […]

Upcoming Atascosa County Extension news



Atascosa County Livestock Show Commercial Heifer Validation Commercial Heifer Validation for the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Perry Feeders. If you have questions please contact the Atascosa County Extension Office at 830- 569-0034 or your local Ag Science Instructor. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Training Scheduled […]

Gardening Q&A



Q. We have a large yard with a few large oaks and a cedar elm. We want to plant a conifer. We tried an Afghan pine a few years ago but it died from a fungal disease just like most of the Afghan pines in the area. Is there a conifer that looks as good as an Afghan pine that […]

JOURDANTON FFA AT DISTRICT LEADERSHIP LAB

On September 5, Jourdanton FFA traveled to Eagle Pass to partake in the 2018 Wintergarden District Leadership Lab. Furthermore, the students participated in numerous sessions to further extend their knowledge in FFA activities. Some sessions taught members about FFA events, time management, and even leadership development. Two Jourdanton students, Mason Vick and Abbie Lanier, each put on workshops for the […]

USDA launches trade mitigation programs


USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs WASHINGTON, – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), while USDA will also begin to purchase identified commodities under a food purchase […]

Upcoming Atascosa County Extension activities, news



Atascosa County Livestock Show Commercial Heifer Validation Commercial Heifer Validation for the Atascosa County Junior Livestock Show will take place on Saturday September 29, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Perry Feeders. If you have questions please contact the Atascosa County Extension Office at 830-569-0034 or your local Ag Science Instructor. South Texas Peanut Growers Field Day The […]

Raffle tickets going fast for Larry Brown Memorial Fund



Raffle tickets for the Larry Brown Memorial and Teacher’s Grant Fund are flying into the hands of individuals excited about attending the September 28 dance and party honoring this favored PHS principal. You can still buy a $10 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2008 King Ranch F-150 donated by PHS 1987 graduate John Mayse. The truck is […]


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