Agriculture

Rusk FFA member Jeb Besson received the State Star Greenhand in Agribusiness award. Jeb is the owner and operator of Jeb’s Calls, which involves the production, distribution and marketing of custom duck calls. He received a $1,000 scholarship. Rusk FFA shines at 89th annual State FFA Convention
The Rusk FFA finished another award winning year that culminated at the 89th Texas FFA Convention held in Corpus Christi last week. The Rusk FFA...


The 2016-17 Alto FFA officers are, from left, vice-president Corbin Threadgill, secretary Presley Griffith, reporter Ryan Griffith, president Samantha Morris, 2nd vice-president Annie Cox, sentinel Abby Bernard and Kaylee Chometa. Alto FFA fired up after busy summer in Crockett, Corpus
From June 26 to June 28, four Alto FFA officers attended the “Oh so fine Area IX” leadership camp. The camp was held outside of Crockett, Texas. ...


NSHS FFA ‘pursues their passion’ at state convention
According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary the word relentless means showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength or pace. ...


Trees, Saws and Ladders Don’t Mix
In February 2016, a homeowner was seriously injured after falling from a ladder while trimming branches from a tree in Fredrick, Okla. The man was using a chain saw to trim...
Horticulturist Greg Grant will be the guest speaker for SFA Gardens’ upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the...


Topping is for Ice Cream, Not Trees: Tree Topping Fiction vs. Facts
Definition: Tree Topping – the removal of main tree branches to stubs in either a straight-across hedge fashion or a complete delimbing of the tree, leaving only the main...
FSA County Committee Elections
Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm encourages farmers and ranchers if they or someone they knows is interested in serving on a local FSA County...
Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo Commits $1.4 Million In...
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo awarded 70 4-H members from 54 different Texas counties with $1.4 million in scholarships during the Texas 4-H Roundup in College...
Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...
Call for Nominations to Serve on NOSB
The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice and recommendations to the Department of Agriculture on the implementation...
20th Annual East Texas Wildlife & Incident Management Academy
Nearly 150 emergency responders attended the 20th Annual East Texas Wildlife and Incident Management Academy in May to improve their knowledge and skills for combating...
Texas Dairymen Celebrate June As National Dairy Month
The Texas Association of Dairymen – which represents Texas’ 395 dairy farmers in legislative and regulatory issues – invites Texans to celebrate June as National Dairy...
USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15. “County...
Texas Farm Credit Returns Cash to Customers for 19th Consecutive Year
This spring Texas Farm Credit is sending more than 3,352 checks totaling a record $8.l million in patronage dividends to its customers. The checks add up to nearly 40...
Horticulture professor Dr. Dennis Werner will be the guest speaker for the SFA Gardens’ monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m.,Thursday, June 8 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 8, in the...